My father-in-law, Mark, has a relatively new BBQ smoker and he is quite the chef. He had made some of the most tender pork I have ever tasted! We had BBQ pulled pork sandwiches, corn on the cob, and watermelon! My mother-in-law, Gwen is such a sweetheart and knows how much I love corn on the cob and watermelon (my favorite vegetable and fruit!) and she always goes so out of her way. (Seriously, I am so lucky to have the best in-laws ever)
Dinner was great! Afterwards Drew, Lexi, and I went and test-drove the new cars they had just gotten yesterday. Lexi's car had died so she got a new Jeep Chrysler which was a sweet ride. And Mark and Gwen traded in their Defender for a new Jeep as well. We had fun driving around Highland in the new cars! Later on, we played our favorite card game "Bang!" and snacked on some crackers.
We drove all the way home and then realized we had traded out keys with Lexi and had given her our house key! So we ended up driving all the way back to Highland and then back to Provo. It was actually a really fun drive with Drew because we just talked about his upcoming interview (he is flying to Dallas this Wednesday) and the "what ifs" he gets the job. We are pretty excited to get a home once we are out of school and that was the main topic of discussion :)
This morning, I woke up and did the Ellen Barrett's "Yogini." I felt very well worked out and am thinking I must just be getting better at the moves or doing them more correctly, because this time seemed so much more intense than the last time I did the DVD. But who knows. It was a great work-out :)
Shredded Wheat, Special K Fruit and Yogurt, Strawberries, Chia Seeds, and Unsweetened Almond Breeze.
The strawberries were so fresh. This definitely hit the spot!
I walked to my first class-Sports Nutrition. And then it was obesity & weight management. We talked about dietary assessment today. There was a study conducted in which two prominent researchers concluded that if there was any one behavioral change that would single-handedly help the most with weight loss and maintenance it was.......
To write down everything you eat and calculate caloric amounts.
Kind of a pain, but really checks out for people learning about the amounts they are eating and how to cut down on certain things. In the same study, it was concluded that people grossly underestimate the calories they are consuming. Pretty interesting class discussion!
I had a Chocolate Chip Chewy Dipps bar for a snack along with some grapes, pineapple, and honeydew before running off to teach spinning class.
And after class (which went great!), it was lunch time:
Fresh strawberries, red grapes, and green grapes
With a whole wheat tortilla, stuffed with shredded chicken, BBQ sauce, and a Swiss Laughing Cow Cheese Wedge. Perfect-o!
Now off to study!
Question of the Day:
Have you ever tried to write down everything you eat for a day and then calculate the caloric amounts? Did the results surprise you?