I think it is time for the countdown to officially start for Snowboarding trip 2010! In our family (well just Lew and I) our idea of vacation is packing everything warm we have into the biggest suitcase we can find, cramming our boards, helmets, boots and bindings into our oversized snowboarding bag and flying somewhere cold. Then we spend the week on a beautiful snow covered mountain getting the greatest workout ever!
The key to snowboarding is your legs! Snowboarding burns your legs! No matter how much I work my legs out I can pretty much guarantee by the end of the day on the mountain when I squat down to get that extra bit of momentum my legs will burn. So, in preparation for this anticipated burn I spend the couple months before our trip working out my legs. After yesterdays workout I was definitely feeling the burn today in my Cardio Strength Intervals class. At one point we were doing a ridiculous amount of reps of some crazy move on the step and when it was over Lew looked at me and said “Now that’s good for the snowboarding legs.” Anyhow, over the next 23 days until we get on the plane to head to Whistler, Canada you will probably be getting updates on how my legs are feeling and how I am getting them ready for the mountain!
After our workout this morning I tried out my first White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cliff Bar.
I wasn’t all that hungry but always need a little something after working out because I have a tendency to get a little dizzy. I had a couple bites and think it tastes just like the white chocolate macadamia nut cookie. I liked it but not as much as the chocolate chip peanut butter flavor. (Which also make me think of snowboarding.)
We took a quick trip to wal-mart, came home, snacked some more and then made lunch. Lew was feeling Zatarans and I was feeling a salad and sweet potato fries.
For his lunch I sauteed 2 servings of Turkey Polish style sausage. Then added to the boxed mix and cooked for about 20 minutes per directions on package.
For my lunch I sauteed 1/4 white onion and two mushrooms in a little earth balance (vegan butter spread) seasoned with pepper and seat salt.
I served this on top of spinach with a side of Alexia sweet potato fries. I have been buying Alexia fries for awhile and was so excited to see they were one of the foodbuzz sponsors at the tasting pavilion.
I was not expecting much from this simple lunch but I loved it!! The flavors of the onion, spinach, mushrooms and Annie’s Goddess Dressing were absolutely perfect together. And well, sweet potato fries are always good
Have a happy Wednesday!
Question of the Day: What is your idea of the perfect vacation?