Hi friends! Happy hump day. 🙂 It’s been a while since I’ve checked in with a What I Ate Wednesday post, and I also want to tell you about a fun baseball game I went to last night, so let’s get to it! I’m linking up with Jenn and Arman for WIAW. Thanks for hosting guys!
Here’s a look at my Monday!
As usual, my Monday morning began with a workout! I can’t remember if I mentioned this or not, but Fabio has decided to join ClassPass! He’s not sure how long he’s going to stick with it, but after seeing how much I love it he decided to sign up to get in better shape before our trip to Jamaica next week. It’s been so fun having him come with me to various classes like spin and Urban Athletic Club, and on Monday I dragged him to his first yoga class!
We wound up going to CorePower Yoga’s Sculpt class, which has definitely become one of my favorites in the last couple of months. The class is hot (but not as hot as bikram) and incorporates weights and a bit of cardio to really get your heart rate up. At the end of class Fabio and I were both sweaty messes, and he said, “So this is what you feel like every morning?” Haha. Yep! 😀
When we got home we both enjoyed a glass of fresh juice made with beets, carrots, celery, an apple, kale, cucumber and ginger.
It was another great batch – sweet but not too sweet!
Once I showered, I dug into my second breakfast: a bowl of Kellogg’s Crispix cereal (not my favorite but we have a big box to use up) with 1% milk, a banana, and slivered almonds.
A while back I posted about how I was thinking of switching from skim milk to a more full-fat version of milk, and a bunch of you agreed that I should. Thanks for your input! I also talked with my favorite registered dietician friend, Anne, who told me that in addition to ditching the skim milk I should also add some healthy fats to my breakfast, like slivered almonds. I wound up picking up a bunch from the bulk bins at Whole Foods, and so far I’ve been loving this addition to my cereal! Yum! Thanks, Anne!
A few hours later I dug into my lunch which included a gigantic salad made with mixed greens, carrots, Craisins, feta, quinoa, and turkey. I actually forgot to bring dressing on Monday, so I wound up using some fat free/calorie free chipotle ranch that I found in the fridge at work (my office is mostly women, and we have a bunch of communal salad dressings in our fridge). I’m sure there were a bunch of preservatives/weird chemicals in this dressing, but it was pretty tasty and it worked in a pinch!
To be honest these salads really keep me full (I think it’s the quinoa) but at around 4:00 I was craving a little something sweet so I dug into an apple I brought. I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again: having an apple slicer in my desk drawer is the best thing ever!
Fabio and I wound up running a bunch of errands on Monday to get ready for our upcoming trip (including getting his groomsman’s suit and my bridesmaid’s dress tailored for the wedding – eek!) so by the time we returned home at around 7:30 we were more than ready to eat! I wound up making this peanut crusted salmon from Better Homes & Gardens, and it was a winner!
The recipe was really easy to pull together, and along with the salmon I cooked up some plain quinoa and steamed broccoli.
It was delicious!
After dinner Fabio and I each had a cake pop from Sunday’s Lamb Jam DC (I know – I sill owe you guys details!).
How cute it is this?! While we munched on our delicious cake pops, we watched Sunday’s episode of Game of Thrones that we had missed. Delicious cake pop + Game of Thrones = awesome Monday night!
Yankees vs. Nationals
While we are catching up, I also want to tell you about the fun baseball game I went to last night! We wound up joining our friends Lauren and Alex for the Yankees vs. Nationals baseball game!
We started off the evening at the Bullpen, a really fun outdoor bar where we all like to hang out before the game. (Did they rename it to Fairgrounds?) It was packed, but it was a gorgeous evening for a baseball game so we didn’t mind.
Of course we had to stop by the pitching booth where you pitch a baseball at a giant mat and they tell you how fast you threw it (Fabio makes us stop here every time, haha).
He wound up throwing around 72 miles per hour, which is pretty fast! Go Fabio! 🙂
Then it was game time! We had pretty good seats and it was a beautiful night to be outside, so I was quite the happy camper.
Truthfully I had a hard time deciding who to cheer for! The Nationals are a relatively new team, so growing up in this area I didn’t have a home team to root for (except the Orioles, but Baltimore teams are not my thing). Then in college I met Fabio, who had season tickets to the Yankees and took me to a ton of games in New York (I actually knew the 2009 Yankee lineup pretty well!). Now that we’re in DC, he obviously doesn’t have season tickets to Yankee games anymore, and we now attend a lot more Nationals games. The Nationals are my home team, but I liked the Yankees first! What to do?! I wound up clapping/cheering for both teams which I’m pretty sure annoyed just about everyone else around me, but I didn’t mind. Whatever works, right? I also wore a blue and white dress (with no red), so show my support for both teams. 🙂
The Nationals wound up winning with a home run in the 11th inning, which I was happy about because at that point is was way past my bedtime. Phew!
What a fun night though!
Question of the day: Do you like baseball? If so, what team do you root for?