Dinner Recipe,  Health and Fitness

Jungle Gyms and a homemade salad bar

I’ve been considering joining a gym for a while now and last night, I went to ACAC to get a trial membership for the rest of the month. After getting the tour of this lovely gym, it was workout time. I did the stairmaster and random upperbody machine workouts. It was fun getting to use all of the different types of equipment – it was like being a kid at a new jungle gym.

How cool is ACAC's kid'z zone jungle gym?
How cool is ACAC’s kid’z zone jungle gym?

I swear sometimes I feel like I’m still 10 years old, especially when I see jungle gyms.

Anyways, the ACAC representative recommended I take Athletic Conditioning Cardio class at 6:00 AM this morning. Challenge accepted.

That class kicked my booty! We were constantly moving and doing different workouts for the entire hour. Talk about a workout. Then it was time to fuel up with breakfast. I mixed my Kashi Go Lean Crisp cereal with crunchy peanut butter and added vanilla coconut milk. Yum!

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My new favorite breakfast

Last night, my friend Colleen came over for dinner. As usual, I had a kitchen full of veggies but no meats or pastas. Luckily I was able to entice Colleen with a salad for dinner.

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Veggies galore

I decided to get a little creative and set up a salad bar for us with all the colorful veggies.

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That’s the thing about salads, you can get creative and add all sorts of different veggies like peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes, dried fruits, nuts…

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Look at all of those toppings

Colleen brought over this delicious Asian-inspired chicken from Trader Joe’s. We had some pretty festive salad combos:

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Looks like something from a restaurant, right? 😉 I will definitely be doing this homemade salad bar thing again. Easy, healthy and fun!

Yay for Thursdays! Have a good one!

Do you ever feel like a kid again during work outs? What’s your favorite workout at the gym?

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