I think starting the day out with a little exercise is great for many reasons - it sets a precedent for making healthy choices the rest of the day, and it can spur you to work out more later (today I hit the gym for some cardio on the elliptical, rowing machine, and stair master), or if you don't get a full workout in later, at least you did something! Even if it's only 4 minutes, it's better than nothing.
I'm also trying to do Angela's salad-a-day challenge. I decided to use a LivingSocial my parents got me for Easter and checked out Tropical Smoothie Cafe. I got the "Smoothie and a Half" deal (a smoothie and half a salad) - I chose the Triple Berry Oat smoothie (strawberries, blueberries, cranberry, multi-vitamin, ground flax seed, whole grain oats, whey protein - and I asked for it without Splenda) and a Southwest Chicken salad (romaine, field greens, chicken, southwestern rice with corn, black beans, and asparagus, tomatoes, onions, salsa, and guacamole - I asked for it without the ranch dressing).
The smoothie was HUGE and very good, and I was excited that they had ground flax seed. The salad was really good, too, although I don't think it actually had an asparagus in it. It definitely didn't need the dressing since it already had guacamole and salsa on it.
So I saw something very strange when I was driving today.
The license plate said something to the effect of "A Rocket."
I was really shocked when I saw this thing drive up next to me. Is that even allowed to be on the road??
I can't decide what it looks like. Kind of like a plane without wings/ a ride at the fair? And I'm pretty sure that guy should be wearing a helmet.
It might have even been stranger than the time I saw a gigantic pair of legs being transported on a semi.
I have no idea what that was for, but I really hope it was some wealthy man commissioning a statue of his wife, haha.
And then when I pulled into my parents' driveway, I was greeted by this guy:
AHHH! I hate snakes. I drove past it and then realized what it was, so I stopped to be sure, but kept my distance. Between the deer and snapping turtle, and now a snake, I'm having lots of wildlife encounters lately.
I'm off to meet my friend for dinner and a movie tonight - enjoy the rest of your Saturday!
Song of the day:
"California" by Delta Spirit. I just started listening to this band and I'm really liking their music so far.