Today’s mail call: Tax money! Gotta love that cheque. Now how shall I spend it… Clothes? Food? Savings…? Yeah it’ll probably the third one. I’m a decent money saver. How are you with money, do you spend it as soon as you get it or do you put most of it away and towards necessities?
It was a cereal kind of morning. I would love every morning to be a cereal kind of morning but at the same time, I always feel kind of bleh and guilty eating cereal… like I’m eating candy for breakfast. I know cereal can be a perfectly healthy breakfast but maybe it’s because I just enjoy too darn much for my own good.
I also mixed my last few spoons of pumpkin with a bit of yogurt to avoid dipping back into the cereal boxes. Seriously, it’s an addiction.
But I was having one of those days where my mind was consumed with the thought of sweets, sweets, sweets. I went digging. I had bites of this and bites of that. I was desperate. I actually ended up digging into my forbidden chocolate stash and savouring a big chocolate Lindt ball to curb my cravings. All before noon! Usually these things happen in the evening. Bizarre I tell you.
I also had an insanely tired day. Energy was zilch. I ended up crawling back into bed (which I NEVER do) and lying there in a weird meditative state for an hour. You know where your mind is still on and aware but your body is completely numb and immobile? Like that. I could not move an inch but I was still awake. If you can call that awake…
I finally felt rested enough to get up. And get more food. I redeemed myself a bit from my morning of sugar by eating a nice and filling bowl of spinach, leftover squash and bean salad.
This was a bit brick in stomach but I was in need of a run so I headed onto the treadmill full bellied and powered out one sweaty hour. It was needed.
Come dinner time I still wanted to load up on more healthified eats to make up for morning chocolate so I had a giant wood bowl salad. The biggest best salads get the wood bowl. I always feel so great after eating a giant salad for a meal.
This mix included: spinach, carrots, tomatoes, perfectly steamed broccoli, last of the squash, cottage cheese, baba ganoush and a balsamic/dijon mix dressing.
This did not fail to fill me up perfectly but there were so many good fresh fruits sitting in the fridge just waiting to be eaten! I couldn’t let them down so I loaded up my bowl with fresh strawberries, blueberries, mango chunks and a small dollop of vanilla yogurt.
I also played photographer for my wee brother’s prom! I went a little snap happy with nearly 200 pictures in a … 15 minute time frame? The beauty of digital cameras.
Alright, so he may be my younger brother but he’s not quite wee next to me.
He’s growing up! Tear tear. Haha.
I had a little less chocolate for breakfast this morning :)
Oh wait, there was chocolate protein powder in my green smoothie. Along with frozen banana, flax, spinach and orange. Mmmm.
I did some weights and planks and treadmill sprints and felt like I was dying.
But this made me crave a nice big salad. Mmmm salad. I could eat them at every meal. Well, if I weren’t such a carboholic. I also ate a lot of crackers and some bread but you don’t get to see those… shh.
I also tried a new food for dinner tonight: Quinoa!
I’ve had it sitting in my cupboard for months now but just had not yet got around to trying it out, despite hearing so much raving about its greatness. When I stumbled upon a super simple recipe in Fitness Magazine for Greek Quinoa and Avocados I figured it was about time to break out the quinoa and get it cooking.
I omitted the avocados because we have none at the moment. I also managed to slightly burn the quinoa in the process but otherwise this tasted pretty good and was insanely easy. Now that I’m no longer intimidated by quinoa I’m excited to try it in other ways. Breakfast perhaps?!
Post dinner = Perfect strawberries
Perfect Puffins (and a peeping pink heart!)
Perfect Iced Coffee
And a licorice all sort.
I’m a little indecisive when it comes to after dinner treats.
I’m opting out of Friday night invites and instead am staying in, watching a movie and getting a good night’s sleep in order to rest up for my friend’s birthday weekend! Should be some fun times ;)
Hope you all have a great weekend ahead of you!