Gumption

Someone once told me I have gumption.  And by someone, I mean Jeff, and by once I mean on Saturday after I tweeted about “The 5K That Wasn’t.”

I’m not going to lie… I needed to look up the word “gumption” before I knew how to reply to Jeff.  I was pleased to read Dictionary.com’s definition.

Courage.  Spunk.  Guts.  I like it.  Thanks, Jeff.  :)  After my vocabulary lesson for the day, I began my weekly meal prep.  There was a bag of chickpeas that had been sitting in my pantry for awhile just begging to get used.  Luckily, Annette recently posted a couple of recipes for Roasted Chickpea Snacks.

AMAZING!  Garlic Lime and Cocoa Cinnamon.  Jonny and I could not stop eating them.  They were super easy, too.  I foresee many more batches of roasted chickpeas in my near future.  I can’t wait to experiment with different flavors as there is just so much you could do here.  The sweet and salty combos that Annette suggested were killer and I think these would be great to make for a get together.

After the chickpeas were done, I threw a bag of navy beans into my crockpot with a spoonful of minced garlic and let it cook on low for 3 hours.

My weekly bean supply is done.  Then I put some zucchini and squash in the oven while carrots, green peppers, onion, and corn were on the stove.  I let the veggies cook in the same orange ginger sauce I used last week and pretty soon my prepared veggie supply was finished for the week.

Batch cooking makes life during the week so much easier!  I decided to take it easy on the workout front yesterday since I ran the 5K the day before.  I wasn’t sore, but I went out on Saturday night, got home late, and, frankly, just didn’t feel like going to the gym.  Jonny and I took Zoey on a stroll through the neighborhood, plus I walked to and from my in-laws’ house for a hot session in the sun.  I think I walked about 2 miles total, and for a lazy Sunday, I was fine with it.

This morning, though, I was in the mood for a total body workout.  I ended up completing this workout I found on One Fit Foodie’s blog.  It was three different circuits completed three times each.  I liked that there were short bursts of cardio in between.  Definitely kept my heartrate up!

Today is Monday (duh).  What are you going to have gumption about today?

26 thoughts on “Gumption

  1. Our gym is closed today because of the long weekend, so I’m going to have gumption and go for a run outdoors with my mom instead!

    Also I just tried making roasted chickpeas recently too – they’re so good! I want to try the cocoa cinnamon flavour. :D

  2. I’ve only had them once, but i loved roasted chickpeas. A delicious snack and so many flavor possibilities!

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