Shake It

Zumba was fabulous 🙂 It’s been awhile…I almost forgot how to shake my butt!

What I love most about zumba is how an hour can just fly by…espicially when you’re amongst friends…it just feels like one big dance party.

Unfortunately there was barely any air movement in the super cute dance studio where the class was held. So needless to say it was a super sweat sesh.

Our weekend was spent in Cape Coral. We’ve been having many wonderful weekends there the past few times we’ve been down. So much so I will save our fun for a separate post 🙂

This…

…was not how I wanted to start my morning, day or week. I hate having blood drawn, but in a nutshell if we want cheaper health insurance at work we must participate in a health screening each year. The results are pretty interesting to look over, but gosh I hate this part 😦

I rushed back to my office afterwards to chow down on some overnight oats I brought from home.

Around lunch time I was still feeling a bit out of it and decided I needed something really substantial and possibly unhealthy.

I ended up with 3 Publix chicken tenders, a garden salad and a “new to me” Brianna’s poppy seed dressing. All went very well together.

Dear Publix, please include spinach salads in your salad selection because this is not salad…at least not to me.

Snack was my new favorite Luna bar…it was so good I gobbled it up before I could snap a photo of the actual bar 🙂

Got in a quick Open Gym sesh at Fit for Fashion that included running in the sweltering heat, burpees and kettleball swings. Then a stop at Rollin’ Oats to get some quick dinner and lunch items for the week.

Met up with a dear friend at her apartment so we could dine al fresco for dinner and share a bottle of wine. Leftovers for her, and I piled my plate with yumminess from Rollin’ Oats.

A spinach feta turkey burger with a side of quinoa salad with sweet peas and sesame green beans. Everything was really good…I espicially enjoyed the green beans. Turkey burger was flavorful and moist, which I was kind of surprised for take away food.

I love it when the sky looks like this…

Conversation Starter: Did your week start off on a high note or a low note?

Salad Genius

Yesterday overnight oats made a comeback.

If you recall, last time I tried this popular breakfast I was not a fan. I tried it a second time with almond milk and it was better. But third times the charm! What’s the secret ingredient? Cinnamon! Cinnamon made a world of difference. Oh and if you’re wondering what that green juice is there that’s orange juice with a capful of my multi-vitamin, Alive. I can’t swallow big pills so I get my vitamins in liquid form 🙂

Later that day at lunch I discovered that I have become a salad genius. I love how you can combine so many different items in a salad and magically they go together and taste amazing.

That would be leftover roasted chicken, sundried tomatoes and bleu cheese. Three simple ingredients, and I’m sure it’s been done before, but mmm it was yummy!

That night we had some friends over to help us polish off our pasta salad 🙂 We paired it with blackened tilapia. We also had an awesome plate of gouda, sausage and crackers for an appetizer. The guy claimed he was getting a bit tired of our beloved Kashi crackers. Any suggestions for a new cracker to try?

Today was one of those days where I had in mind exactly what I wanted for lunch. There’s not much choice on the beach…plenty of places to order take out, but I like to just grab and go. Usually a publix sub will do when I don’t bring lunch for home, but today I wasn’t in the mood. I went into the store ready to pick up my fave frozen meal (though I don’t make a habit out of these at all), Kashi’s Mayan Harvest Bake. But, alas, they didn’t have it! So I settled for the Spicy Black Bean Enchilada.

It was a bit underwhelming. It got watery after it cooked and was definitely not filling enough. I only realized after I ate it that it was only 250 calories. Needless to say after a few hours I was tearing into my Luna bar.

Looking forward to a zumba class tonight! I haven’t been to one since my fave instructor moved out of state. But she’s visiting this week and teaching a class! Picking up a quick dinner afterwards and headed to a friends place for a bit.