Our weekend was filled with lots of food, laughs, Breaking Dawn, and Zoo lights at Lincoln Park Zoo.
|Me, my mom & sister having brunch at Chicago Firehouse Restaurant. Highly recommended!|
Because I was tired from the weekend & still wanted to do a test run on cookies for The Great Food Blogger cookie swap, dinner had to be effortless, yet delicious (and somewhat nutritious). I resorted to an old college staple: grilled cheese & creamy tomato soup.
The soup was a gluten-free kind from Whole Foods. It was a pretty tasty tomato soup. I threw away the box before I wrote down the brand name. My grilled cheese contained a slice of American, provolone, a tomato slice, and pesto all melted together on Udi’s gluten free bread. That’s what I’d like to call a “grown-up” grilled cheese sandwich. I easily could’ve had another one, but I refrained. Udi’s is the only gluten-free sandwich bread I’ve ever tried. I almost grabbed another brand today, just to shake things up a bit, but it’s so good and I’m scared to try another brand only to be disappointed. I can’t wait until we live closer to a gluten-free bakery so that I can buy fresh baked sandwich bread… :-)
For this week’s Say it Do it, I’m going to attempt to follow the TurboFire schedule. I bought the set from beachbody last spring, right before I fell and sprained my ankle, so I haven’t had a chance to do it straight through. The TurboFire schedule is a 20 week program where you workout 6 days a week. The workout times vary from 15 HIIT to 55 ez cardio. It’s a lot like Tae Bo/kickboxing. So far, I’ve had a lot of fun doing the DVDs.
Fire 30 / Stretch 10
Tuesday: Bar Method & HIIT 15 / Stretch 10
Thursday: Fire 30 / Stretch 10/Bar Method
Friday: Fire 55 EZ/Bar Method
Saturday: Fire 30 / Stretch 10
Sunday: Core 20 / Stretch 40
While I think it’s kind of unrealistic (for me anyway) to lose a considerable amount of weight over the holidays (I just love cookies too much!), I would like maintain what I am now or lose a few lbs/tone up. As of right now, my only goal is to maintain.
And I leave you with this video. I took this while we were at Zoo lights this weekend. Dancing light trees coordinated with Christmas music. My favorite display at Lincoln Park Zoo! The holiday season is here :-)