Hey there! Guess who enjoyed the sunshine today?
Ohhhh yes, us nuggets. Until it started to rain. I swear, you could have scooped out the air with a spoon. Yes, it was that humid. We biked for about two hours up and down the boardwalk. It was a leisurely pace, given that these bikes were semi-hard-to-use. It was a great way to see the boardwalk and be in the sun!
Along the way, I got hungry (festive breakfast can only hold you over for so long) and found a place to get a smoothie along the boardwalk.
Holy yum. Got whipped cream on top. Not ashamed. This held me until mid-afternoon! Afterwards, I stopped at a surf shop and got some goodies (pictures to come), and then had a Larabar with some iced tea and a banana to fuel me for my workout.
Post-workout bod, reppin my Bid Day shirt. Seems like so long ago! Although I do love my body (to the ends of the Earth), I’m so glad that I’m getting stronger each day. I’m constantly challenging my body to complete more and more crazy-fun (and crazy-challenging) workouts. It’s paying off, and I can feel it.
Later on, we had Grams come over for dinner. We booked a hotel room that has a full kitchen (fridge, stove, dishwasher, yeah buddy), so we stopped at Trader Joe’s and got some goodies to cook up for a huge, (clean!) family meal.
My new favorite spice. It smells (and tastes) like serious barbecue. I’m a fan.
And such simple ingredients!
I couldn’t believe the effect this had on the Mahi Mahi we picked up. We got all of the barbecue taste on a skillet. Miracle.
I took a skillet, threw some coconut oil in it, and then let our Mahi cook well on the first side, and then flipped. Crackled the spice on the first side, then flipped back over to seal in the flavors.
I was psyched to throw some blueberries on my greens,
add the goods,
and throw on some new-to-me-dressing.
Holy yum. This tasted exactly like peanut butter noodles (or Sesame Noodles to normal people). And spicy? Just a hint. I can’t wait to use this on a noodle dish! (and it’ll be abnormally clean)
The final product. I just barely finished the whole thing. Afterwards, we headed down to the hotel theatre (so super casual) to watch Pay it Forward.
I love this movie because it’s so inspirational. It’s decided. I’m paying it forward even more tomorrow. You think a rando will like a free “COOL STORY, BRO” t-shirt?
I’m off to hit the hay! We have a big day planned for tomorrow, including a paddle boarding tour, 4th of July picnic, and some serious beach action. Fireworks, here I come!
What are your favorite at-home meals?
Are you a fan of Boardwalks?
What do you do at the beach?
Even more importantly:
HOW ARE YOU DOING ON THE EAT CLEAN SWEAT DIRTY CHALLENGE?? Go ahead, brag!