Well…This week was what I like to call “Back to Real Life Week” …You know what i’m talking about, that week back to work after a vacation, where it’s hard to concentrate, and ‘get down to business’ because all you want to do is go back to laying out by the pool and hanging out on the beach!?! ;) However, my husband and I had a chance to give each other our one year anniversary gifts this week, which brought a little ‘excitement’ and something to look forward to!
I wanted to surprise my husband with his gift, which was a I-Mac desktop computer, (he has always wanted one to do his graphic design work on!) So I told him I would be gone for a while grocery shopping…while all the while I was picking up his computer! I went and grabbed a few groceries, so I would have something to bring in..and send him (like I usally do) to retrieve the rest of the groceries in my car!
When he walked out to the car, he certainly didn’t found much more than groceries,when he saw his new computer sitting in my back seat! I then ran out to watch his reaction and scream ‘Happy One Year Babe!’ It was awesome, and I pulled it off without a hitch which was a relief…(because let’s just say I rarely pull off surprises!)
Little did I know that Sean had his own ‘tricks’ up his sleeve, and as I was about to get a huge surprise of my own! Moments later, as I was putting the groceries away, I turned to see Sean walking in the kitchen with a box that was beautifully wrapped by Williams and Sonoma! I lit-up inside as I opened the box, and saw something that I have always wanted, but always seemed to be just out of reach…A VitaMix Blender!!! And let me tell you..This is a true gift from God! He is so awesome, and He cares about even the simple ‘desires’ of our hearts! He is SO good when you delight yourself in HIM! :)
I couldn’t wait to wake up the next morning to try out my new Vita Mix! Before BodyPump I made an amazing Strawberry Smoothie with protein powder, cottage cheese, ice, water, stevia, and frozen strawberries! Yum!!!
The VitaMix made it the perfect Thick and Creamy Consistency!!!
After my workout, I made some Honey Mustard Chicken Tenders for lunch. I quickly cooked up some frozen chicken strips in a sauté pan with these two sauces and a dash of stevia and salt…To make the perfect combo of sweet and salty!!!
I paired them with some delicious ‘Sweet Potato Chips’ which were so simple to make! I just sliced a sweet potato into thin ‘chips’ and seasoned them with salt, pepper, and parmesan cheese before putting them in the oven at 450 degrees for about 15 minutes! They were amazing dipped in ketchup!