Who knows what I am referring to?  More to come!

First let me back up …

Around 3:30 I got hungry for a snack and had a serving of peanut butter pretzels.  Very satisfying!

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Then an hour later I decided to eat a banana as well.  I had plans to go for a run after work and wanted  make sure I had enough energy.  For me, bananas are my go t0 pre-run snack (morning, afternoon, or night).  They are low on the glycemic index chart and are full of vitamins and nutrients!

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Unfortunately, the weather did not cooperate so I had scratch the run, and resort to an at-home workout.

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Chris was a trooper and braved the elements so Nylah could get a walk in.

I could have walked up to the gym in our apt. complex, but wasn’t in the mood for running on the treadmill or doing the elliptical.  I had DRV’d a few FitTV shows, and opted to go with Cardio Blast.  Let me just say that it has been ages since I’ve done an at-home workout.  Back in the day I used to do Denise Austin and Kathy Smith workout videos.  I can still hear Denise’s raspy voice now – “You’re doing it, I’m proud of you, theeeese work!”

I forget who the instructor of Cardio Blast was, but I wasn’t a huge fan.  It was barely aerobic and was primarily a lower body workout with lots of squats & lunges (for a whole hour).  When my legs burned or got too tired, I just did some jumping jacks to get my heart rate up :)  Not sure I’ll ever do that segment again.

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Now onto dinner!

The only protein we had thawed was chicken, so we decided to try out some new BBQ sauce.

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Bone Suckin’ Sauce was rated # 1 by Newsweek, Food & Wine,  and Health Magazine so we decided to give it a shot.

Our starch for the evening was a few Yukon Gold potatoes from our produce delivery.

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I cut them up into small wedges because I like ’em nice and crispy.  Then I drizzled some olive oil on them, and sprinkled them with some salt, pepper, garlic powder, cayenne pepper & oregano and tossed everything together on a baking sheet and baked for 30 min at 425.  I used aluminum foil so there was less clean up :)

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To balance out the meal I steamed some frozen broccoli, then sauteed it for a minute or two with some olive oil & balsamic vinegar.

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And here is everything together!

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The Bone Suckin’ sauce was good, but I think I needed a little more on my chicken.  It was a very thin sauce, and wasn’t as spicy as I thought it was going to be.  Overall I liked it though!

That’s feta on my broccoli.  I could add feta to anything. I love it!  Chris, on the other hand is not a huge fan.  How did I marry someone that doesn’t like feta?? :)

And the red sauce on the edge of the plate is Sriracha for the potatoes!

I had to eat and run because I had a date to watch the Bachelorette with the ladies!  Michelle has a group of girls over every Monday night to watch, and there’s always delicious desserts, snacks and wine.  Tonight there were brownies and banana bread!

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I poured myself a glass of Pinot Grigio before the show began.

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I also had a brownie for dessert, and one more glass of Toasted Head Chardonnay.

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Chris Harrison made a guest appearance in the background!

While the Men Tell All episode wasn’t really that exciting (sometimes men can be so much more dramatic than women!), the previews for the Final Rose Ceremony had me jumping out of my seat!  Will it really be the “most dramatic conclusion ever”?!

Perhaps!  Reid comes back to propose!  For those of you who don’t know, I went to school with Reid from Elementary School through High School.  Great guy, not so great hula dancer.  I feel that he was the most real and genuine of all the guys this season.

Can’t wait for next week!

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And in conclusion, here is my breakfast from this morning.

Nature’s Path Flax plus with strawberries, blueberries, and a sprinkle of ground flax seed.

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And some coffee to go (Starbuck’s – it was on sale this week)

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I brought a banana with me as a snack, but my bowl of cereal may hold me over until lunch.  We’ll see!

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