Yesterday I went to the mall with my mom to find a dress for the Endurance Live Event this weekend. I went to go try stuff on and looked in the mirror for the first time that day to find a stain near my belly button (I am guessing from lunch) and the size sticker near my arm pit…why do I always forget to take those things off? I can only imagine how many students were making fun of me.
No hangout with my mom is complete without some sort of dessert. They have an ice cream place in the mall where they make the ice cream with liquid nitrogen. It’s very scientific. Did any of you ever watch Bill Nye the Science Guy growing up? I learned so much from him.
I had the vanilla with marshmallows and snickers (of course) and my mom had the chocolate with brownies and marshmallows. My love for the white fluffy sugar bombs come directly from her.
I rushed home to change to get in my fighting gear for my new favorite class ever, turbo-kick. I have a slight obsession with the instructor and I tried to get a picture of her without her noticing. She is in the adorable purple hoodie sitting on the stage. PS I love using my running shoes that have too many miles on them for cross-training!
I came home to the best smell in the world. Billy made us Tri-tip steak with baked potatoes! I thought I stepped into heaven. In case you were wondering, I just can’t eat vegetables late at night….the thought makes me sick….anyone notice that I haven’t had my beloved broccoli in a few months? I don’t know if I will ever be able to eat that stuff again.
The Beef Checkoff sent me an AWESOME cookbook and I can’t wait to try out every last recipe in there. The picture on the cover made me drool. I thought I liked food a lot before getting pregnant….um, imagine that times 1,000,000….it is out of control. They also sent me a gift card to try out lean beef recipes for myself!
“Eating lean beef daily as part of a heart-healthy diet can decrease risk factors for heart disease as effectively as traditional heart-healthy diets.” -BOLD.
Other fun facts about beef: 3-oz serving of lean beef has about 150 calories, half of your Daily Value for protein and an excellent source of 10 essential nutrients. It also promotes satiety and obviously it helps to build muscle, fuel all of our exercising that we crazy people do and help to maintain a healthy weight.
Remember my good friend Jake? He is an elite marathoner and is trying to up his lean beef intake to help keep his iron levels up. He strongly believes that it helps him to recover quickly from his runs on a regular basis.
I am going to hit up the elliptical and stair climber this morning….wish me luck, that stair climber kills me every time.
Do you use cookbooks or do you mainly get your recipes from the internet? Do you have a favorite cookbook.
Do you eat lean beef? What is your favorite way to eat it? Are you a steak fan?
After running….what is your favorite workout?
-Turbo Kick, I can’t get enough.
Do you enjoy learning about nutrition? Did you take any nutrition classes in college?
-I love learning about it and took a bunch for my health major but I don’t necessarily follow everything I learned (dessert 3 times a day is not recommended).