So, after writing a post this morning about one of my goals for the month being to spend less on eating out, what do I do? Order lunch in!
A few coworkers were ordering lunch from a local Italian place, Salvatore’s. I did, however, do better with my goal of trying to follow a more vegan diet, so I got the Pesto Vittoria: penne tossed with a sauce of basil, parsley, pine nuts, romano & garlic oil. I know, romano is cheese, but I figured that was better than a lasagna or ravioli. It’s a step in the right direction!
It was a huge serving! I ate it one piece at a time in hopes of eating slowly and thus, not overeating. It worked! I ate about a third of the bowl, so I’ve got leftovers!
All their meals come with garlic bread which is one my my biggest weaknesses. I ate about a third of this, too. I don’t know if I’ll finish the rest though, it wasn’t that spectacular.
In place of my afternoon Diet Coke (that’s going to be a TOUGH habit to break, people!), I broke out the tea! It’s only been in the past couple of years that I really discovered I like tea. I never used to, but randomly tried it one day and loved it!
I used a bag of my absolute favorite tea in the whole world: Celestial Seasonings Candy Cane Lane. It’s a seasonal one, so I stock up at Christmastime! Plus, how cute is the box with the happy polar bears!
The tea made an otherwise extremely long and quite boring afternoon at the office a little brighter! It was only me and one other person in my department working today, so it was quiet. Add that to a day where I didn’t have a ton to do and I was ready to go home about half an hour after lunch!
Once I finally did get home, I laced my tennis shoes back up and hit the road for a run. I’m not really accustomed to the two workouts a day deal, so it was another tough one. I ran somewhat aimlessly through my neighborhood and did 3 miles in about 35 minutes. I really want to get my pace back down closer to a 10 minute mile, but I’m confident that will happen when boot camp is done.
After a long stretching session, it was time to break out the blender for what I had been craving all day: a pumpkin pie smoothie! YUM. Mine had 1/2 cup canned pumpkin, 1 banana, 1/2 cup almond milk, a spoonful of almond butter, and a few shakes of pumpkin pie spice. I threw a handful of oats on top for a good measure (and to make it look pretty!).
It completely hit the spot! I’m going to see Easy A later this evening, so I’m planning on sneaking a snack into the theater with me (shhh, don’t tell!). As much as that hit the spot, I know it’s going to be enough to last me through the night!
Have a fabulous Friday night, lovlies!
Do you like to go out on Friday/Saturday nights or stay in? I like a mix of both, it really depends on my mood!