red velvet ice cream.

by Mindy @ Just A One Girl Revolution on May 23, 2011

in Uncategorized

I had planned on walking to grab a salad for lunch, but when push came to shove, I had no ambition to venture out when it came time.  Instead, I relied on what I had around my desk:  Frosted Mini-Wheats and peanut butter and honey toast.

Thanks to everyone who suggested microwaving honey to get rid of the crystallization – it worked like a charm!

After work, I headed out to the Y.  For my strength training, I stuck to the machines instead of using the free weights.  I fully believe that free weights are better, but I was really wanting to mix it up.  I went a little lighter than I probably needed to, but for my first time using the majority of the machines, I wanted to focus more on doing it well rather than upping the weights.

  • Row 30 lb, 12 reps x 3 sets
  • Lat pull, 30 lb, 12 x 3
  • Overhead press, 15 lb, 12 x 3
  • Chest press, 15 lb, 12 x 3
  • Arm extension, 15 lb, 12 x 3
  • Arm (bicep) curl, 15 lb, 12 x 3

I’m pretty certain I wasn’t using the arm extension machine correctly because it was making my elbow hurt like crazy.  Not in the I’m working hard sense, but in the I feel like my arm is going to snap off sense.

I went to Zumba and was having a great time.  Until about halfway through the class when I got that I need to eat right now or I’m going to pass out feeling.  We were in the middle of a song and I was getting light headed, having a hard time focusing my eyes, the whole deal.  As soon as that song was done, I cut out early…and almost fell face first down a flight of stairs going to the locker room.

Within minutes of walking in the house, I got to work making dinner.  I used up the remains of the tempeh taco filling and made another round of nachos.  Partly because it sounded good, but mostly because I wanted to get some things out of the fridge before I head out of town for Memorial Day weekend.

Speaking of this coming weekend, I’m heading north to Traverse City with my dad and stepmom.  I’m running a 10k and they’re coming along to spectate!  I’m excited for some of my family to experience the fun of race day, plus visit a new place!  Everyone raves about Traverse City and even though it’s only a few hours away, I’ve never actually been there!  It should be fun!

My roommate, Sara, and I took a walk to Jersey Junction for some ice cream!  We figured that not only is it a beautiful night, but if we walked then a big ice cream cone wouldn’t seemed so bad!  At about 2.1 miles each way, it felt like a solid effort; plus it made me not feel so bad about cutting out of Zumba early.

I was super excited that they had red velvet ice cream!  My love for red velvet cake is no secret, so I just had to try this flavor!

The verdict?  So freaking good!  Holy yum, so good.  I wanted to take a bath in that stuff!  Okay, not really.  But, I loved it and will definitely get some again!

What’s your favorite unusual ice cream flavor?

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Krista @ Journey to a Healthy Berg May 24, 2011 at 6:23 am

Yay, you’re going to love TC!! Too bad it won’t be warm enough to swim in the bay or anything like that, but I hope the weather’s nice! Good luck in the 10K!
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Kaitlin May 24, 2011 at 9:43 am

holy COW that red velvet looks good! I’m trying to eat down my pantry before Bayshore too and I’m already gettin to slim pickins. Can’t wait!!
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