Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Chips Can Be Bread Too

Happy Wednesday!

I wish I could say that the week is flying by, but there’s something about growing a baby that makes the days creep by slowly. Oh so slowly.

Speaking of growing a baby, yesterday morning certainly saw a growth spurt:

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Nope. There’s no sucking that little baby (and giant uterus) in!

And if you couldn’t tell by the clothing in the picture above, I FINALLY made it back to the gym!

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Running was significantly harder. I was huffing and puffing my way through those miles, and I took quite a few more walk breaks but I didn’t mind. I was happy to work up a sweat. Plus my lifting session went great. I was excited to find that I hadn’t lost much upper body strength.

My quads and glutes however could use some work. Ever since my knee injury earlier this year, I haven’t been able to do much of anything in the way of squats or lunges. I need to get my booty back to Pure Barre!

I was actually amazed by how great I felt during the workout, and by how hungry I was following. I had eaten a big bowl of oatmeal just before, so I thought for sure I would be able to hold out until lunch.

Nope!

I had an early meeting too, so I stopped in to Parker and Otis in downtown Durham to scrounge. Unfortunately, they mostly sell sandwiches and they have no gluten free bread options. So I improvised:

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Greek Salad, Fruit Salad, and GIANT serving of pimento cheese. I snagged a bag of sweet potato chips to use as a dipper with the cheese, and it was perfect! And of course, I grabbed a lemonade.

I’m telling you: LEMONADE FOREVER. I can’t get enough. At this rate, Baby Ravelli is going to come out all puckered up!

I will admit though, I was slightly annoyed that they didn’t have any gluten free bread options. These days, I feel like it’s significantly easier for restaurants to accommodate gluten free folks. There are SO MANY gluten free breads out there!

But in a pinch, chips can be bread too! Winking smile