So I met some blogger friends for the first time ever today. I texted Kristy on the way to Fit on the Rocks and told her I felt like I did when I was going to meet Kevin for the first time. I said that, right? Maybe I just thought it. Lol. Anyways, it was a little trickier finding people at Red Rocks than I thought it would be. It was packed!
Biggest, fattest lie ever!
A quick shot of some Colorado bloggers before the boot camp began. A gorgeous rainbow, right? Oops.. I didn’t know them all. There were definitely some of you I was thinking — I should know her? Does she have a blog? Lol. But it was too hot and too loud to really determine all that. Thanks to Lauren for the texting and getting me out there or I’m sure I would’ve never made it!! I’m a little inspired to make it out to some more blogger stuff. Pot luck anyone? And I really need a running/walking/whatever buddy in my new neighborhood (Highlands/Sunnyside). We can be like the Skinny Runner & Run Eat Repeat of Denver… if you know what I mean. Lol. I read too many blogs.
So the boot camp was fun. Okay, not really that fun. It was so incredibly hot. I was worrying that I was getting sun burnt. And then I got a splinter. And I’m a huge pansy about splinters. The ground and the wood were too hot to touch to do pushups! It was crazy! Okay, I know that’s making me sound like a hug baby, but I was just thinking I would be getting a much better workout if it were not for the conditions. I’m a big believer that it’s not worth toughing it out for no reason. I like to push myself, but I could have done 10 burpees at home in the time I did 3 out in the elements. Haha.
Borrowed this one from Lauren because I wasn’t smart enough to take a picture when people were actually working out. The people with towels and gloves were geniuses!!! I will say I loved that they had people going around the whole time spritzing everyone with water! That was very refreshing!!!!
By the way, I have some very important info for you. This lovely outfit I’m sporting is all Target Champion wear. I especially love the tank top. They had both pink and neon green, but none in any good sizes. I actually had to buy an xs even to get this color that included purple (yuck). A small would be more forgiving, but it’s obviously not a true xs so it works. You can bet I’ll be scouring other Targets for the other colors. I told Kevin,”Just think of how much this would cost at Lululemon!!!!” And that’s why I get to buy it in every color. Haha. And you should too!!! Think. If you like blue, you could probably have one for every day of the week!!
@Hannah and AJ — Look you can still see your sidewalk chalk!! And let’s be real, I’m sure the real highlight of the photo is Boyd in the background.
Totally random stir fry. I just kept thinking of ideas as I went along. Here’s what went down:
- I decided to start with a little brown rice since I’ve been quinoa happy lately. I cooked it with half water/half light coconut milk for some flavor.
- I steamed some broccoli in the microwave.
- And I sautéed some broccoli slaw (I’ll be honest, I just poured some of the juice from the rice kettle into the wok pan so I wouldn’t have to use any oil – lol). I got the idea to cook up broccoli slaw from Kelly’s taco recipe, and it was awesome. I only used half a bag because I was hoarding it for a salad for another day. Haha.
- I added chickpeas for protein and some random cut up veggies that were leftover in the fridge.
- Topped with some PB2 (I made it little extra watery so it’d be like a sauce), crushed red pepper, and unsweetened coconut.
Best part was when Kevin asked me,”What are these noodle things?” I think he thought I put in like some of those crunchy stir fry noodle things. Nope. It was the broccoli slaw!! Hahaha. I laughed so hard. I wasn’t even trying to hide the veggies. In fact, he saw them in the pan. But it was really good in stir fry. Like, I want to make it again every day next week for my lunches!! Lol.
Poor Kevin James. He’s in his last MBA class ever, but it’s a tough one. He’s writing a huge paper today and asked me to make him a treat. I was going to be extra super nice and make him real no-bake cookies. But oops! No butter!!! So of course, I Googled “no bake cookies without butter” and came up with this recipe from Eating Bird Food that uses a banana instead! Perfect!! I bought bananas for just such a reason. I hate bananas, but I like using them as a sweetener.
They actually turned out really well. Kevin gave them an 8 out of 10. 10, being the real no-bakes!! Lol. You could definitely taste the banana flavor which is fine, just I was hoping it would taste a little more peanut buttery! That’s not stopping us from downing them. No-bake cookies are almost like cookie dough to me so I like them…. Oh boy.
Let’s end with the guaranteed crowd pleaser:
I think that might be the cutest one ever, right??? I think he managed this because I taught him to balance food on his nose. But my glasses are pretty strong! That must have felt weird, Boyd!!! I know you think he’s cute, but he’s on my bad side again for stealing a sock. We got it before he swallowed it whole… this time. Oh Booooooyd!!!
Have you ever met a blogger or someone you only knew from the internet? Well, Kevin James was the first. There probably have been some others, I’m not entirely sure.
I’ve actually never been to a boot camp before either — have you? That’s hard to believe, right? I’ve never been to a yoga class either. And now I hate going to classes at gyms because I haven’t gotten around to getting contacts so it’s really hard for me to see what’s going on.