Change of Plans Saturday

So sadly the weather didn’t cooperate with my family’s plan to go to the beach this weekend.  Kind of a bummer but hey you can’t dwell on what you have no control over. Michigan will have to happen sometime in August.

Before we decided to cancel our trip I had planned to go to an early morning spin class to get my workout in before we hit the road. This is the face of an exercise addict at 7am.

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I love love love love loveeee spin. It feels like just as challenging a workout as running but it’s such a break on my knees.  Plus I love the music. The class I go to is nonstop music, no specified breaks or anything. You simply get water or rest when you need to. It makes for a fast-paced and energetic hour!

I came home and ate a simple cereal breakfast. Check out my sweet cereal bowl–it keeps the cereal and the milk separated so that if I get distracted or get up for another cup of coffee (which often happens) my cereal doesn’t get soggy. Ain’t nobody got time for soggy cereal.

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Bear naked cereal with cinnamon, strawberries, and almond milk. Coffee on the side.

I spent the afternoon doing intervals of house cleaning, Scrabble, and naps, so I made a beautiful decision and ate guacamole for lunch. My Mom’s recipe is loaded with onion and tomato so it felt like a well-rounded meal 🙂

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I also made a quick trip to GNC.  That place ROBS ME BLIND every time I walk in, but I love it.  The same two guys work there and I swear they see me coming every time. They convinced me to buy a more expensive whey protein powder which I’ll review in a later post. It was delicious with just water, which is what really convinced me.  Sometimes I just want to mix it with water and not milk, and the GNC brand of chocolate protein powder was amazing.  More to come on that later.

Tonight was a great night–it was family night!

Since we couldn’t go to Michigan, my parents and I decided to still spend time together so we agreed on a movie and dinner. I knew I’d be hungry at the theater so being the weirdo that I am I packed a small sweet potato with cinnamon and truvia.

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We went and saw White House Down. DC and Channing Tatum–yes please.

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After dinner we went to Big Bowl, one of the best places to get Asian food. They have everything–Chinese, Vietnamese, Thai…it’s just so good.

I started out with a pomegranate mojito

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Then sampled a few appetizers with my parents.  Cold peanut noodles, vegetable potstickers, and chicken satay.

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As soon as our table was ready, I was already pretty full from the appetizers! Of course I had room to try two different things, both new to me at Big Bowl.

First, a bowl of Pho! I’ve always wanted to try this Vietnamese soup and it did not disappoint.

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It was SO spicy, just how I like it 🙂

For my main entree I decided to try the chicken lettuce wraps. I only wish I were hungrier to eat more than a few but I was so full from everything else! The lettuce wraps are a new favorite dish at Big Bowl. The presentation alone was gorgeous!

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I left with a full belly and happy that I got to spend some quality time with my parents. It was a great, relaxing day, just like every Saturday should be!

Question:

What is your favorite type of Asian cuisine? Chinese? Japanese? Thai?

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