So, yesterday, I thought the 100 pushups I did were pretty easy. And then I woke up this morning with aching shoulders. And I had to do 100 more today, which I did. My forearms are now tingly and numb feeling and the front of my shoulders near my underarms are throbbing. Guess it’s working! 100 more each day for 5 more days. Yay! (Note the sarcasm there!)
I didn’t feel like cooking or putting together anything too grand this morning, so I went simple. Two pieces of Sprouted Whole Wheat Toast with Raw Creamy Almond Butter, slices of banana and a few sprinkles of cinnamon.
Nothing exciting. Leftover mashed potatoes w/ mushroom gravy, leftover roasted asparagus and the remaining leftover Crunchy Thai Quinoa Salad.
It was soup and salad for dinner and it was great! We started with a Blueberry Quinoa Salad with Blueberry Balsamic Vinaigrette. This salad just screamed summer, especially because I used fresh lettuce from our garden. This would also be great without the lettuce, which is how I fed it to my toddlers. This recipe came from Kim Lutz over at Welcoming Kitchen. I recently checked out her cookbook from the library and am loving it. Her recipes are not only vegan, but also free of the 8 most common allergens (dairy, eggs, soy, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, fish and shellfish). It’s sometimes hard to find recipes that are vegan AND soy-free! Check out her blog and/or cookbook if you get a chance. We followed up the salad (which would be filing enough on it’s own) with Tofu Noodle Soup from the cookbook More Peas and Thank You by Sarah Matheny. I couldn’t find the exact recipe posted online but the recipe is basically this but with baked tofu added in at the end instead of the chickpeas. Though I’m sure the chickpea version is just as delicious. This soup was a huge hit with our 5 year old and everyone had seconds (even the little girls!)
Day 2 of the 7 Day Pushup Challenge. 100 pushups!
Plus 30 minutes of running around a soccer field with the family after dinner. Fun!
And scrubbing all the bathrooms…does that count as exercise?
Here’s to another great week!