Dinner with Danielle, a great workout, and a Sunwarrior protein powder review

What did you do with your “extra” hour!? It felt good to be awake at 6:30 and see the sun shining in our windows. It won’t be so dreary going to work, but coming home will be depressing.

Last night, I went over to my friend Danielle’s house to visit with her family for a bit before we headed out to dinner at Panera nearby.

Danielle with her kids

kids

I met her new baby girl Kiersten and played with her energetic 2 year old daughter Taylor. Oh yeah and you’ll see her cat loved getting attention from me too, so he’s camped out next to me on the couch.

me with Kiersten

Kiersten

Danielle was happy to get out of the house without kids and have an adult conversation over dinner. After asking about various people in her life, we both concluded that we are pretty darn lucky to live the lives we do. I never take it for granted, but I feel so blessed with the way my life has turned out, even though I did go through some tough times in my early twenties.

I was craving veggies all day, so I had a Greek salad at Panera and a baguette on the side. Mmm…it hit the spot!

Greek salad Panera

This morning, I made panettone french toast for Craig and I. We needed to fuel up on some carbs before hitting the gym.

panettone french toast and coffee

panettone french toast

I also had a couple of bites of a Pure Fit Granola Crunch bar right before we left for the Y. I don’t love this flavor and texture, but the other bars have been really good so far.

Pure Fit Granola Crunch

At the Y, Craig had an equipment orientation and basically got his settings for the weight machines programmed. I bounced around between the Cybex, rowing machine, weights and bike while we got an orientation. We also walked the track and ran a few laps to warm up. I was famished by the time we got home and I knew what I wanted to recover with.

I got this Sunwarrior chocolate protein sample free from the Sunwarrior Facebook page and it was great. I would definitely purchase this protein powder in the future.

Sunwarrior Chocolate protein packet

Sunwarrior chocolate shake

Loved the ingredients too!

Nutrition Facts Sunwarrior chocolate protein powder

Time to be productive around here. I need to research iPhone cases and get ready for the week.

Be Thankful Challenge: Yesterday, I was thankful for a nice dinner with a good friend.

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One response to “Dinner with Danielle, a great workout, and a Sunwarrior protein powder review

  1. So, the protein powder that I bought on a whim? Top Care Whey and Soy Protein in Vanilla at Pick and Save. And I don’t mind it at all! I take it with 7 oz of milk and drink that up. I’m glad it wasn’t nasty tasting, because i haven’t had time to scope out protein powders after starting my weight training.

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