Hey guys! Sorry in advance if this post seems a little rushed. I’m still not feeling well and I’m totally exhausted. I’ve had a long day. Thank you for all of the great advice on how to get over my cold!
My day started with level 1 of the 30 Day Shred. Has anybody ever counted how many times Jillian says “low impact but VERY EFFECTIVE!”? We should play a drinking game with the 30 Day Shred. I had a toasted Arnold Select Sandwich thin with Blizzard Butter before I worked out and whipped up a bowl of Chocolate PB Oats after I was done.
I saw this on Holly’s blog last night and while her’s was a lot prettier, mine was still very yummy.
- 1/2 cup Quick Oats
- 1/2 cup Vanilla Soy Milk
- 1/4 cup Chocolate Almond Breeze
- 1/4 cup Water
- 1 Banana
- Pinch of Flax
- Pinch of Shredded Coconut
What’s on top:
- Blizzard Butter (white chocolate PB)
- A few Chocolate Chips
- More Shredded Coconut
I had my first day of training for my new job today! I’m not going to reveal where I’m working for a couple weeks because it’s still so new. I left my apartment at 12:00 to grab some lunch at Subway before work.
Holy Jalapenos! My mouth was burning after I ate this! The guy loaded them on.
My shift was from 1-5. We got a 15 minute break and I used mine to go to Starbucks for a Nonfat Pumpkin Spice Latte
Plus, I had a mini three musketeers bar at the training orientation. I orginally packed a Larabar to snack on but the PSL kept me pretty full so I never ate it.
When I got home, Jeff and I assessed our dinner situation and realized that we had nothing in the kitchen to eat.
So, we decided to make it a date night!
We headed to Albany Pump Station located in downtown Albany. A couple weeks ago, when Jeff and I visited this brewery with my brother and his fiancee, we went for happy hour so we only got an appetizer and a couple beer samplers to share. Tonight, Jeff and I decided to check out the full dinner menu.
The inside is pretty awesome
This next picture is specifically for all you runners out there
There was a 40 minute wait so Jeff and I were pretty hungry by the time we sat down. Luckily, I snacked on a few Newman’s Own Organics Cinnamon Sugar Soy Crisps before we left.
I decided to live it up and order their Pear Cider
Notice how the water is going faster than the alcohol.
For dinner, I ordered the Turkey Burger and Sweet Potato Fries:
I asked for the cranberry mayo on the side and spread a little bit on my burger.
I’d like to tell you that this burger was amazing, but I’d be lying. I hated it. I ended up only eating a quarter of it. I picked off the tomato and ate that along with about half of the sweet potato fries (which were only so-so). BUMMER! What a disappointment. I was actually really excited to try their food. Maybe I just ordered the wrong thing. I was originally planning on ordering the veggie burger but changed my mind at the last second. I should have gone with my instinct.
After dinner, we stopped at a local diner for dessert. I knew exactly what I wanted as soon as I opened the menu.
Carrot Cake!!!!!!!! I was hoping it would make up for my sad dinner experience and boy did it ever!
The slice was HUGE but so amazing!
I didn’t eat the whole thing. I ended up playing with it more than eating it, actually. I mostly ate the cake part, which was so moist. I really wasn’t expecting such a good piece of cake from a diner. I had a couple tastes of the icing too and it was great! It wasn’t too sweet and I was loving the nuts stuck to it. YUM! This definitely made up for a crappy dinner.
I also had a cup of green tea to soothe my scratchy throat
I warned Jeff that I might fall asleep while blogging. I’m surprised that I’m still here typing away. Now, it’s time for sleeeeeep. I’ve got another work training session in the morning from 10:30-2. Wish me luck!
What is the worst restaurant experience you’ve ever had?
Have a great night!