Dark Workouts

Sadly, we are at the time of year where the sun doesn’t come up very early and it fades away earlier and earlier each night. What does this make for? Dark workouts. That’s what.

My morning runs/trips to the gym have been dark for a while, but now it’s also dark during my evening Jazzercise classes. Sad day!! Oh well, it’s bound to happen every year, it’s just a little sad after we’ve had such nice, long, sunny days all summer.

But with that being said, I hope everyone keeps up their exercise routines regardless of the sun’s hours! This is also a time of year when people slack off on their workouts because of the seasons changing. Stick with it! One of my favorite quotes relates to this directly: “Summer bodies are made during the Winter time. If you wait for perfect conditions to workout, you’ll never achieve your goals.”


Lunch today was supa fast and supa fresh thanks to some prep work last night. I put together an veggielicious salad last night that included spinach, mushrooms, carrots, snap peas, broccoli, and cauliflower.

photo(95)Look how pretty it turned out! I love fresh veggies, so I was eager to get home for lunch today. Plus, I love putting my salads together in tupperware bowls so I can easily add the dressing, recover, and then shake it up to evenly coat the whole salad.  I added a little Catalina dressing and shook this sucker up before I dug in.

photo(96)This salad was pretty hefty, so I wasn’t searching for too much more food by the time it was gone. I finished off my lunch with some cottage cheese and a fresh peach.

photo(97)I love the combo of cottage cheese and sweet fruit. The combo never gets old to me. And what if you’re fresh out of fresh fruit? Just stir in some jelly or preserves with your cottage cheese. It’s amazing, quick, and cheap!


Dinner was, well, pitiful tonight. I was beyond exhausted after teaching class until 8 pm, so I just had what was quick and easy.

IMG_6095Yogurt! I know you’re shocked. But I paused to snap a pic before inhaling it. Be proud of me.

IMG_3569I then quickly showered before making a skillet of sauteed broccoli slaw.

IMG_0989It was hot and yummy which is all I really cared about tonight. Other than this, I snuck a few bites of some turkey from fridge. And that was the extent of my dinner. Pitiful? Maybe. But it could be worse. 🙂

Do you know what tomorrow is?? HUMP DAY! Get some rest and I’ll see you then!


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