I have a confession. This Vegas heat is really getting to me. I swere, it was in the 100’s at 6 am. You think being born and raised in Vegas I would be used to it by now. Nope. I still hate it. I didn’t even want to sit outside this morning to eat my breakfast. I am hoping to sit poolside this weekend. That is really the only thing you can do in this heat.
I made it yet again to 5am spin. The instructor was out last week so I was glad when I saw her face. She changed up her music today. It was really good, aside from the Enrique Iglesias jam. I’ve never been a fan of him.
I was starting to drag a bit toward the end of class until she played this ten minute dance mix. It was so good and really kept me going. She had us doing a lot of seated sprints while adding resistance. It was definitely a tough workout today.
My friend asked me if I wanted to join her tomorrow for a bootcamp class. I honestly can only seem to muster the courage to make it to that class every other month it seems. I decided to take it as a challenge. It will also be helpful having a friend there to complain about how bad it all hurts.
I was absolutely starving when I got done with class. I usually don’t eat before spin class cause I literally get out of bed, brush my teeth, and go. I was excited to try some new whole grain waffles I bought.
I topped them with peanut butter and sliced banana. I had a glass of milk on the side. It was such a filling breakfast. I ended up eating most of the waffles but left a few bites.
I also stopped for a nonfat caramel latte on the way to work. I figured I could treat myself for all my hard work this morning.
I couldn’t wait to eat my lunch today. Ok, who am I kidding, I am always looking forward to eating. Today’s lunch was extra special. I made quinoa. For those of you new readers who aren’t familiar with quinoa, you can read more about it in this post.
I sautéed peppers and onions in about ½ cup of chicken broth. Once softened, I added the cooked quinoa and let it absorb all the liquid. I threw in chickpeas and topped it with some goat cheese. Since goat cheese is so rich, you just need a light sprinkle to add a ton of flavor. It is oh so delicious and filling.
I snacked on some cherries early in the afternoon. They are not as good as I was hoping. I ended up throwing a couple away.
My other snack made up for it. I tried a new mini Larabar. It is Tropical Fruit Tart flavor. It tasted like summer in a bar. It was very fruity and flavorful. I liked it a lot!
Later on, I snacked on a Babybel cheese. Love these!
I had big plans to cook dinner but I wasn’t feeling all that well. Thankfully I still had leftovers from Sunday’s dinner. I heated up a bowl of fettuccini and roasted broccoli. Just as good as the day I made it.
(Sorry for the repeat photo.)
I am off to shower and relax. I am glad that I am off tomorrow. It will be a fun day of (loads and loads of) laundry. The exciting life I lead. Hope you had a great day and thanks for reading!
What do you do to beat the summer heat?