happy labor day.
since it was a holiday, i went to the gym. no surprise there. i took my GFDH’s (group fitness department head) Total Conditioning Xtreme class and WELL, that’s why she’s the GFDH of the best gym in the universe. i sweat in places i don’t recall ever sweating in before (sweaty knees???) and i just didn’t know what to even do with myself once class was over. LOVED IT. every sweaty second. i headed home with Chiso and after a nice shower i sat on the bed to nurse my two month old and the next thing you know all three of us were out. i have not had the pleasure of taking a daytime nap in…. idk. i actually stopped taking naps purposely cause they messed with my sleep later that same night (i.e. up staring at Sonny sleeping in the dark). however, for a good hour or so it went down and i did not fight it. Dego was the only thing interrupting my sleep later!
my sis-in-love invited us to her church’s BBQ so off we went and had a great time with family and friends eating and fellowshipping (not a word). this is actually my to-go plate as i ate there. lol. bbq’d chicken, salmon, corn, and i made my own side salad drizzled with lite strawberry balsamic dressing. then…it was time for dessert.
when we got back home we tried out ENLIGHTENED Ice Cream instead of getting fro-yo. impressive! healthy ice cream? of course we’re trying it. dipped in chocolate. not that it even needed all the extra hoopla. i just wanted to get Chiso involved ( he looooves to help me in the kitchen ) and more excited than he already was. sprinkles tend to do that 😉
so sprinkles for him, and toasted almonds for me! i melted down some semi-sweet chocolate chips and thinned it out with a little unsweetened vanilla almond milk. the instructions say to let the bars sit for 3-5 minutes (pure torture by the way) to temper before eating. so we impatiently stuck it out before we dipped. my Sprouts Farmer’s Market only carried the fudge flavor and the texture is suuuuper creamy.
how bout those stats? no artificial sweeteners and only 70 cals per bar. don’t mind treating Chiso with these at all and hoping to get my hands on the other flavors in the near future.
depending on what your ‘thing’ is, check out ENLIGHTENED, well, everywhere:
Q: well, football season is officially here. what does this mean to you?
a. absolutely nothing
b. see ya in february, hubby
c. got my jersey ready, let’s gooooo