Hellllo friends! Hope you have been enjoying the great weather this week (if you are having great weather where you are ;-) )
So we got the couch in my apartment! I guess all that lifting and body pump pays off!
I then went out to a BBQ restaurant with the fam and I of course snapped a picture of everything #bloggerproblems
To start a salad and a potato wrapped in bacon with a yummy sauce. Then a big ol’ pile of pulled BBQ turkey and Bourbon root vegetables.
I then informed my family it was National Ice Cream Day so we obvi had to celebrate:
Chocolate fro-yo and reese’s peanut butter cups. This isn’t like fro-yo, fro-yo but it was perfect for National Ice Cream Day. I seriously cannot have ice cream without reese’s.
Shoulders, arms and core plus spin!
I then headed to TJs and did meal prep on Monday:
This week’s meal: pulled chicken with bbq sauce (I think the BBQ restaurant gave me the inspiration), lentils, carrots, celery, onions and peppers all sauteed together.
I then used my left over pulled turkey from the BBQ place on my salad:
I then got a nice day in at the pool!
Later on I finally had the Greek Salad (no pic) that I have been craving with my friend (hiiiii- I know she reads this ;-) ). It totally hit the spot and was so fun to catch up with my BFF!
Got in an outfit pic ;-)
Started the day with a 6 mile run with my very speedy friend. We had to make a pit stop half way through hence the 11:02 pace, but really it was in the 10s! You should see this girl run up a hill- I had to catch up to her! We had so much fun though and it is always better to run with someone than to run alone! Thank goodness I have discovered this!
Later on I lounged by the pier and enjoyed this pretty salad:
The yellow is mango pieces!
I then headed to an eye doctor appointment that was well over due.
I kept it classy by wearing sneakers with my regular outfit. I feel like ever since I have become a runner my feet are more sensitive to flip-flops and not form fitting shoes.
I now have a higher prescription and I’m going to head to Warby Parker in the city to get some affordable glasses. I hope I like them!
Have you ever had your eyes dilated? I have not and it wasn’t fun afterwards. My eyes were super sensitive to light for a couple hours and I couldn’t see things up close (like my iPhone). They gave me these super cool looking shades to wear while driving:
Haha I looked so cool.
After that I had some time to kill before tutoring so I stopped in GNC to get these:
Smart Detour Bars- I have seen them all over instagram so decided to give them a shot, they have 10g of protein and seem like a good substitute for my Kashi bars that have 7g of protein. I haven’t had one yet but I will let you know how they are!
I always begin my day with either a real breakfast or if I’m going for a run/workout, I have a Quest Bar and an apple. (Yes, it is an expensive habit but YOLO). Today I tried a new to me flavor and I liked it.
It was the apple pie which I normally don’t like apple pie but this was pretty good. It had mini apple chunks in it and a cinnamon taste to it. I would order this again.
Then I headed into the city for a Body Pump class. I was just not in the mood to do a “lift work out” and wanted to have some fun so I decided why not take a Body Pump instead! I also did some core work and decided to try my hand at this, a leg raise station:
For some reason I thought I wouldn’t be able to do this but I totally did! I have been afraid to try my hand at it but I’m glad I did. I did 3 sets of 15 leg raises!
Enjoyed some overnight oats by a park by this gym (it was all the way on the Upper West Side)
I then lounged again by the pier and read and enjoyed the beautiful day. I really do a ton of lounging in the summer but I am trying to tell myself that it is good for my body and my soul. ;-)
Even though I laid in the sun all day (did a lot of reading) I am so exhausted for some reason. I think I will be having an early bed time tonight.
How did you celebrate National Ice Cream Day?
Have you ever had your eyes dilated?
Have you ever bought glasses from Warby Parker?