via – Lydia M., AbsoluteFIT Champion
Balance is good, people — that’s why I’m balancing last week’s thumbs-down with this post full of thumbs up! It’s mostly food-related, because that’s kind of my jam. (JAM, geddit? haha!)
- Finnish Ruis bread: It’s this stuff. It’s awesome. I ordered some as a gift for my father-in-law, who is of Finnish heritage, and I ended up loving it more than anyone in the family! One of the “small rounds,” which is roughly the size of an English muffin, is only 160 calories and contains almost 50 percent of your day’s fiber. I keep it in the freezer, then toast one up to eat; add a schmear of butter (or cream cheese, or avocado, etc.) on top, put some scrambled eggs on the side, and you’ve got a delicious and ridiculously filling meal.
- Tomato juice: Excellent along with the Ruis bread, or a tasty snack anytime — especially if you add some celery salt, lime, and Worcestershire sauce (aka a virgin Mary). Fewer than half the calories of orange juice, one 8 oz. glass has 110% of your day’s vitamin C. Yay!
- The new salad bar at AVAC: So much healthy, tasty convenience! I stop by the cafe to pick up lunch at least once or twice a week — they’re always so fresh and good! And it beats the pants off of having cereal for lunch.
- My new old-school jump rope: It’s been tough to get to AVAC lately — the kids have been tag-teaming on getting sick, so we’re all stuck at home. But! I bought myself one of the old plastic-bead jump ropes (like we used to use in elementary school) and if I can’t fit in a real workout, I just jump rope for a couple of minutes whenever I get the chance. It’s surprisingly invigorating, and a fun way to break up my hours working at the computer — plus, it’s better than nothing, and some days, that’s all I can do!
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