I never really liked Lucky Charms growing up. The cause is most likely that my parents didn’t really allow us to have sugary cereals, and this brand no doubt fell into that category.
Regardless, St. Patrick’s is one of my FAVORITE holidays. Since I can remember, my mom has made corned beef and cabbage to celebrate this day, and a famous special celebratory dessert. Not one to break tradition, Dan and I are headed to my parent’s house tonight to enjoy these delicacies, so more on that later. I have been busy this morning celebrating in my own way.
I started out with a fully body strength workout this morning at the gym. I didn’t have a chance to write anything out ahead of time, so I just pulled a slip of paper with a previous workout on it at random. Luck of the Irish, it turned out to be JUST what I wanted! I completed:
-3 sets of 20 squats on the Bosu ball with 10 pound dumbbells
-3 sets of 15 curtsy lunges with 10 pound dumbbells
-3 sets of 10 wood choppers with a 10 pound dumbbell
-3 sets of plank work (including plain ‘ole plank, side planks with lifts and Mountain Climbers on the Stability Ball)
-3 sets of 10 pullups
-3 sets of 10 tricep dips
It was an invigorating workout, and I knew just what I wanted for breakfast to replenish my strength and energy. All week long, I have been craving a banana flavored smoothie. This is mostly because when we went to the gym on Sunday, I ordered a chocolate and banana protein shake at the gym and they were OUT of smoothie mix! Normally, you would think they would tell me that they couldn’t make it. But no, they handed me a cup with liquid, that I assumed would taste normal. In actuality, it tasted like banana water. It was just a grade above drinkable. And ever since then, I have been craving a REAL banana protein shake that tasted like … well, like banana!
This was the best tasting smoothie ever. If I do say so myself. I tried to add in some holiday spirit:
Penny was VERY intrigued, but I’m pretty sure I should have put the food dye in the blender, as opposed to the glass. Other ingredients that made it in to the mix:
-chocolate Muscle Milk protein powder
-honey flavored Greek Yogurt
Dan didn’t care for it (he doesn’t like peanut butter QUITE as much as I do), but I was enamored. I will certainly be making this again.
Onto the celebrations! Dan bought me a lovely pair of festive socks, that I OBVIOUSLY wore with all my green today:
Penny wanted to partake in the festivities.
Happy Saint Patrick’s Day, all! Have a green beer (or three) even if you’re not Irish! You are today, and if you have any problems getting into the spirit, please let me (or my mom) know, and we will sing you this song:
Today is the day fer the wearin’ o’ the green.
Today is the day when the little people are seen.
Today is St. Patrick’s Day, so if ye’r Irish me lad,
Join the celebratin’ fer the grandest time ta’ be had.
Ya’ put yer hand up in the air, the other hand on your hip.
Ya’ tap yer toe, ya’ tap yer heel, ya’ bounce yer knee a wee bit.
Ya’ prance ‘n dance around the room, n’ circle one two three.
The saints be praised, I must admit, ya’ all look Irish ta’ me.