Today was much like bookends – it started and ended well, but the middle was a bit of a mess with a lot of naptime mishaps. But the majority of the day went well. Yay!
We ventured out of the house for a fun activity this morning. Before Braedon arrived, I would be out and about doing things with M a few times each week. I haven’t felt 100% comfortable venturing out with two by my lonesome…until today. I tackled my worries and took Makenzie to one of her favorite places – the library for story time. We even picked up some new books. She loves getting new books. And I love making my little girl happy.
Then, this afternoon I headed to the gym for another light cardio workout. My body has responded incredibly well to getting back to regular workouts. I haven’t encountered any side effects that would point to me going back too soon and I have yet to feel sore or uncomfortable in any way. Today I completed 30 minutes on the elliptical, doing the following intervals.
|0-3||5||low-moderate (50-60 rpm)|
|3-5||10||moderate-high (80 rpm)|
|5-8||5||low-moderate (50-60 rpm)|
|8-10||10||moderate-high (80 rpm)|
Repeat until you complete your desired time. It made for a great workout. I love getting a little glisten going on.
So, today’s earlier post discussed blog accountability. I don’t know if you remember, but I had a goal to try a new recipe for dinner each week here in the FFF household. I finally began embracing that challenge this week. I wouldn’t necessarily call it a recipe, because its more throwing things together, but it sure did taste good!
Roasted Eggplant Paninis
- 1 small/medium eggplant sliced into rounds
- olive oil and seasonings
- 4 slices hearty whole grain bread
- roasted garlic hummus
- tomato, sliced
- 1 cup fresh spinach leaves
- 2 slices swiss cheese
Preheat the oven to 425 F. Drizzle the sliced eggplant rounds with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and oregano. Roast for 25 minutes.
And I assume you all know how to make 2 sandwiches out of the above ingredients. Then, cook the sandwiches in a panini press.
What? You don’t call that a recipe? Well, I imagine you don’t come here for stellar recipes. Although, I can hopefully give some good meal ideas on occasion. This “recipe” would be one of those. And give me a little credit. At least I don’t write recipes like this one (thanks Evan for that laugh!).
Question of the Evening – Sandwiches: Hot or Cold? Getting your sweat on during a workout: Love It or Leave It? .