Two more days to enter my stainless steel straws giveaway!
This morning Kevin and I set off for a long walk with the puppy before it got too hot out then met up with his brother, sister-in-law and nephew for breakfast at Chuck’s in the Mills50 district. Chuck’s is a small, British diner. The British family that owns it is super friendly and welcoming. Their breakfast menu isn’t huge. You can order your typical breakfast fare: eggs, waffles, pancakes, etc. They also have traditional English bangers (sausage links).
Kevin ordered scrambled eggs, bacon and hash browns while I ordered a vegetable omelet with grits.
The eggs in the omelet were cooked really well, but I thought the vegetable choice was interesting. It had green beans, red peppers and carrots. I was in the mood for onions and mushrooms. The only cheese they offer at Chuck’s is American, so I opted for no cheese. I’m not really a fan of American cheese unless it’s in a grilled cheese.
Overall, it’s a really good little diner with great service, but the menu is a little limited.
Weekly Workout Summary
I can’t remember the last time I took more than two days off from working out. I just felt really sluggish and exhausted all week and had very little desire or motivation to workout. I’ve been seeing great progress in how I look and on the scale, so I hate to have a down week, but I wonder if it’s also my body telling me to take a rest of week. The problem is that I tend to feel a lot of guilt afterward when I don’t work out.
Tomorrow starts a new week, and I just need to stay focused and committed to my workout goals.
What are your thoughts on rest weeks? Do you ever feel guilty for not working out?
Thoughts on American cheese?
Sunday morning we woke up to learn that Sarah, Kevin’s sister who had spent the night, had been selected for her high school’s junior varsity cheerleading squad. Even though Kevin and I knew she had nothing to worry about, Sarah was anxiously awaiting the official word from the coaches. We are so proud of her, so it was time to celebrate. What better way to celebrate than to go out to eat?
We decided to go out for breakfast to Keke’s Breakfast Café in Winter Park. I love the variety on their menu. It was Mother’s Day, but luckily we got there just early enough to beat the crowds. We each ordered some traditional breakfast staples: French toast, bacon and home fries for Kevin, Belgium waffle and a fruit cup for Sarah, and Belgium waffle with whipped cream, home fries and eggs over medium for me.
Everything was delicious. The waffles were extremely light and the home fries were nice and crispy. I loved that Sarah’s fruit cup didn’t come with a lot of “filler” fruit (such a big chunks of melon). It had bananas, blueberries, grapes and strawberries. They bring warm maple syrup, which adds a nice touch.
The rest of the day was spent doing Sunday errands and then heading to my family’s house. My sister is finally home from college at Illinois State University for the entire summer.
I hope everyone had a great Mother’s Day. I’m proud to be the “mommy” of the most perfect puppy in the world!
First of all, I’m excited to announce that Bite has put a link to my review on their website. It seems like they had a great grand opening. Thanks for featuring me!
In between meals out, I thought I would do a product review. During the work week, my breakfast is always the same: a Fage plain, nonfat Greek yogurt. I mix in a little bit of honey and some Bear Naked granola. I love Greek yogurt because it packs a lot of protein to hold me over until lunchtime and has pretty good nutritional stats.
Last week, Chobani Greek yogurt was 10 for $10 at Publix so I decided to give it a try. Although the Chobani yogurt was good, I definitely preferred the Fage. A quick glance at my work fridge over the past couple months indicates that Chobani is the more popular choice around the office. A quick Google search will tell you that everyone has their own favorite brand, and there are quite a few brands out there.
I prefer Fage because it is slightly thicker and less tart than Chobani. I also tried Fage’s new line of flavored yogurts, which features fruit or honey alongside the yogurt with the intention that you can pour the fruit or honey into the yogurt and blend yourself. Although the flavors were tasty, this line of Fage contains less actual yogurt than the regular product line, and I didn’t feel like I had enough to eat afterwards. I also preferred the taste of just a little bit of honey and Bear Naked granola to any of their flavors.
What are your favorite Greek yogurt brands? Any besides Fage or Chobani I should try?