Monday, February 8, 2010

Body Pumped Chicken Thighs

yeah I don’t really get the title either haha

First, my coffee on Friday morning put a big smile on my face because of this:


Starbucks has cute heart cups right now :) Yes I do love Valentine’s day…probably because I love flowers, chocolate, and the color pink A LOT!!


That would be a non-fat Misto, extra foam, and caramel drizzle. I love the little caramel “treat” at the top, it just adds a little sweetness without being super sweet like the syrups. Although I’ve learned in the past how important it is to order “caramel drizzle” or “sauce”…so you don’t end up with the syrup which I find WAY too sweet.

Breakin’ a Sweat

Usually I’m happy when I get 1 solid workout on the weekends, because I find that I have stretches where I have so much going on that I have no time for any! So it felt great to get to the gym on Saturday and Sunday.

Saturday I knew I was having brunch with friends for a birthday, so I managed to get in a quick 30-min run on the treadmill. I was worried about my foot but it was ok!

Then Sunday was Body Pump. I won’t be able to make Pump this Thursday or probably next Sunday either so I really wanted to get this one in! It was great per usual. I’m so glad this class exists.

Body Pump wasn’t until 10am, and I was planning to do a little cardio first, so I planned my morning to wake up in time for a small breakfast for some energy.


Foam came out EXTRA good this morning:IMG_8088

1 cappuccino with a dusting of cinnamon and 1 homemade Blueberry muffin (from mom), with a little Almond butter on a spoon. I find that carbs + nut butter is the best pre-workout meal for me.



I love sunny quiet mornings :) (the boy was still asleep)IMG_8093

I was still starving by the time I got home, and made a super quick egg sandwich.

  • 1 WW sandwich Thin, toasted
  • 1 egg
  • Sliced tomato + a smear of cream cheese on 1 half of the Thin
  • The egg + hot sauce + a sprinkle of shredded cheese on the other half

After a few bites of each half separately, I put them together…yeah I’m weird like that sometimes haha.

SO GOOD! I love the combo of fresh tomato + cream cheese.

A little later before running errands, Brian and I tried out this bar I got a while back part of a Free Sample program from Bear Naked.


This Chocolaty Cherry chewy bar was AWESOME!! We both LOVED it. The sticky chewiness + the delicious cherries made for a decadent tasting bar. I need to find these in the store now.



After some Sunday errands (including returning rug attempt #2 for the dining room…I think it’s destined to be rug-free), we hit the grocery store and came home to get ready for the Superbowl!

This was the first year in a LONG time we had no plans, but it was nice to just relax and not have to drive home from a friends house late on a work night.

I also can’t seem to get passed the Ellie meals. Tonight's was Maple Mustard Chicken Thighs.


This was the EASIEST meal ever! Wash the chicken, place in baking pan.

Mix up the 5 ingredients in the sauce, spread over chicken, bake.




I made some steamed broccoli on the side. We had been doing snacking here and there so I didn’t want a heavy dinner.



This chicken is very moist and very flavorful!! I liked the thighs, but think I’d like breasts better…I don’t know, I’ve always been a white meat kinda gal.

Then there was dessert…oh yes.

I saw this on Tina’s blog not too long ago, then saw it at the store. It just sounded SO good.


Oh. My. God. This is my new favorite gelato/ice cream. BEST EVER!!!

I can’t describe the flavor…malty? I don’t know, just AMAZING! Creamy, delicious, subtle flavor with chocolaty crunchy malt balls!!!

Workout Re-cap:

  • Saturday – 30 min treadmill, mostly running
  • Sunday – 25 min fast/hill walking + Body Pump
  • Monday – Body Combat!!
  • Tuesday – Dance class (90 min Jazz class)
  • Wed – off
  • Thursday – off, Dinner with the Girls at L’Andana…SO excited!
  • Friday – ?? Not sure yet
  • Saturday – ?? Hopefully finding a Body Pump class somewhere as my usual Sunday class will be interrupted by Valentines Day fun!


  1. Ah! I love reading about how much you love pump! It truly is such a great class. That Starbucks cup is SO cute! Now I have to go bucks today to see if mine has them!!!Another fabulous Ellie recipe. Hope your week goes well and your dinner with the ladies is fun!

  2. This post is amazing! So many fabulous things:
    -Starbucks heart cups!? Never seen them!
    -(Homemade) blueberry muffin? Jealous.
    -Foamy java. Love.
    -That white-cableknit S*bucks mug. I have it too!
    -Awesome workout!

    Have a great week Bridget <3

  3. I just started doing body pump too - I love it! Great recipe, I bet you could do it with chicken breasts as well. That's what I love about chicken, is that you can usually do any cut you want and still make the same recipe.

  4. isn't it slightly ridiculous how much the starbies holiday cups can elevate your mood? I saved so many of the red christmas ones and they never fail to make me smile :)

  5. I love the starbucks cups! I'm going to pop by and see if I can get myself a love muffin misto!

  6. I love the wooly mug thats just too too cute! :)

  7. What's body combat, that seems fine and tough.