Well, Monday definitely showed me who was boss today.
It also showed me why it’s important to take care of your car.
While I was driving home from work, I could feel my Power-steering start to go – the wheel gets tight and much harder to turn, very quickly. My battery light came on; my radio turned itself off; my windshield wipers stopped going; my lights turned off; I finally took the cue to turn onto a neighborhood road and, of course, my turning signals weren’t working.
Then, about 30 yards later, my car died. Oh, man.
Long story short – D came to the rescue (of course 🙂 ), I sat in my car for an hour trying to figure out what to do (and making phone calls, ugh), and then we waited together for another hour while Triple A made its way toward us. Adios, car! It’s now in the shop and I’m trying to figure out the best way to get to work tomorrow. FUN!
Needless to say it’s been quite the day – the clock read 7:30 pm by the time we finally got home and started thinking about food. Surprising myself and my stomach, I didn’t grab the quickest fix. I had a few ideas and mind and wanted to be creative….
I bought a bag of Parsnips solely because Caitlin always makes fries with this veggie and I am so intrigued by this. You can make fries with anything! Such a concept…
2 Parsnips, cut into “fries”
~1 tsp Canola Oil
Low-sodium Seasoning Salt
Place on a baking sheet and roast at 400* for ~15-20 minutes (Depending on how crisp you like your fries!)
These definitely have a unique texture and taste, I’ll give them a thumbs UP. I ended up eating ~1/2, and felt full! Because before these fries, I had a another new combination…
Cinnamon Apple Yogurt Wrap
1/2 Fuji Apple, sliced
1/3 cup Greek Yogurt (0%)
Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Honey
1 Whole-wheat tortilla
In a small bowl, mix the yogurt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and a drizzle of honey. Smother this on your tortilla and top with the apples. Voila! A sweet, crispy, delicious wrap:
Clearly I have a new obsession with fruit-centered wraps and sammies. But really, you can’t mess these up. Plus, you’re getting in those nutrients! Perfection.
Yes, this challenge is still going strong! Here’s aquick recap:
Friday: Squats (15 reps x 3)
Saturday: Core routine (planks, side planks, leg raises) + Yoga on the Mall!
Sunday: Hills on the bike (yes, that counts. Ouch)
Monday: Early morning core (planks, leg raises, bridge-ups)
What have you been up to, Challengers??