Happy Tuesday, y’all. Today started bright and early with the alarm going off at 4:40 and me rushing out of the house to teach spin class. I did my usual warm-up workout before class, and cranked through three Bodypump tracks (just to get some additional practice). Then it was time to teach an intense 50-minute ride, and off to work for me! So now I just need to make it through the day because I have two wonderful things waiting for me this afternoon: #1 my bi-weekly deep tissue massage and #2 TACO NIGHT. (We’re using tempeh and black beans tonight!)
I picked up two new-to-me products over the weekend that I am loving. I went to Wegmans, which I rarely shop at because it’s just so overwhelming and big.Also, every time I got there, I spend way too much money because there are always new products (and they have a pretty big and impressive organic section).
I was looking for some new wraps and spotted these:
Actually, I spotted the “everything” flavor first (which was like an everything bagel) and then saw these. I am a sucker for pumpernickel! First of all, these suckers are HUGE. It’s kind of hard to believe that they’re only 80 calories a piece, too (but they say they are!). They have four other flavors, all of which I will have to try, that you can see on their website. They are also vegan, fyi.
When I bought these on Friday, it was in the late morning, so I was happy to be able to try one right away for lunch. I had some leftover steak and grilled veggies from kebabs that Greg had grilled two nights before, so I combined that with a bunch of mixed greens and a Laughing Cow French Onion wedge spread on the tortilla.
Today I have a container packed with avocado, two hard-boiled eggs, tomato, onion and mixed greens to stuff into a tortilla. I can’t wait until lunchtime….
Another awesome find at Wegman’s were these protein bagels (of which I gave a sneak peak of yesterday).
I don’t know why, but I recently just got a hankering for bagels. I’m not even a bagel person. I’d actually prefer a nice hearty, nutty piece of whole grain bread any day. But, like I said- I had bagels on my mind. I was looking in the frozen organic section first and reading labels and such, and then spotted these in the bread section. Of course the words “high protein” got my attention right away. They were a little pricey, but as soon as I checked out the nutritional stats, I was sold!
In case you can’t read it- that says 260 calories per bagel (and they are HUGE!), 7 grams of fat, 25g carbs, 4g fiber, 5g sugar and a whopping 28 grams of protein! They are actually made with a whey protein blend- so yeah- these are not for the vegans. They also had bread with similar stats, which would be good to get for sandwiches (one thing at a time here, folks!). I’ll be completely honest- these taste good. Not GREAT- the texture is a little different than a “real” bagel, but they’re still pretty good (and good enough for me). I’m not sure how they would be straight out of the bag because of the different texture, so I’d recommend toasting them. I had one with just some butter spread on top over the weekend- and that tasted awesome. But, one of these paired with a little nut butter and fruit and/or yogurt makes a perfect breakfast. Or eggs, of course.
Some other new things I’m excited about? Well, the new season of Real Housewives of New Jersey started…
I can’t get enough of this trashy drama- I love it! New Jersey has always been at the top of my list, with Beverly Hills being second. I also really loved DC and am sad that it probably won’t be coming back. I used to like New Jersey, but not so much anymore. And I never really got into Atlanta, Miami or Orange County.
But, my favorite television discovery came along when I was browsing the shows on Hulu Plus this weekend. I pay $8 a month for Hulu Plus, which streams through out Blu-Ray player. And it’s worth every penny. I’m bad about remembering to record shows, so I can find most of them there. The real treasure though is that it has a vault of old shows- and many of which I watched during my angsty teen years. One of my favorite shows from high school? THE REAL WORLD. I actually dreamed of being on it. To my credit, this was back in the beginning when it was cool and not trashy. I’ve watched it from the very beginning- when it was in New York with Julie and Eric and Kevin, etc. – I was in 7th grade then. I can hardly pick a favorite season- but my top 5 would be Miami, Boston, San Francisco, Seattle and L.A. I also loved New Orleans, which was during my sophomore year of college. And then it all just got trashy after that (well, after Vegas).
I’m making my way through San Francisco now.
Oh man, I just can’t get enough. I was watching the episode last night where Pedro calls Puck out for sticking his finger in the peanut butter jar and was just dying laughing. I remember quoting that with my friends in high school all the time. Instant nostalgia.
It’s weird- because looking back on the show now, I remember thinking that they all seemed so old and mature (well, Judd still definitely does) but most of them are at least 10 years younger than my age now. But they still look older to me.
I can’t wait to get home and watch another episode tonight.
Do you like bagels or wraps? Favorite kind?
Are you a Real World or Housewives fan? What’s your favorite season?