I love working out in the morning. It is SO nice to get it out of the way and to feel refreshed and energized for the day. By morning though… I mean like 11. I’m not some crazy who’s able to wake up at 5 in the morning, drag myself out of bed and be ready to sweat. I guess I’d do it if it were my only option but I’m taking advantage of my leisurely days right now and waking up via internal alarm clock, enjoying my breakfast, chilling out for a bit and then finally feeling pumped up and ready to work it!
Today I did a speedy and sweaty 25 minute treadmill run and then another 45 minute session with Mr. Billy Blanks. Love it.
Prior to, I ate this slice of toast with hummus and tomato. That bread has literally been in my freezer for probably a year. Not so good defrosted (hello freezer burn) but a little toasting and we’re good to go.
My breakfast was much bigger than this as I also had some cottage cheese, blueberries and coffee but you know, some things just aren’t meant to be pictured.
Yesterday (as in Thursday) I went to work for the day (I usually work Saturdays but switched it up this week). Prior to I had another savoury-based breakfast. Why the switch? Well, A – I’ve been eating way too much sugar lately and I’d really like to cut back a wee bit (wait til you see my breakfast from Wednesday). So I figured a few less sugary breakfasts sprinkled here and there was a start. Plus, I had this intense craving for savoury oats. Who knows?
Oats, spinach, salsa, spoonful of cottage cheese, spoonful of garden vegetable cream cheese, oregano, garlic powder, chili powder.
During the work day we went out for lunch to a place called Angel’s Diner, a little 50s decor greasy spoon and has a menu that includes everything and yet at the same time very little in terms of healthy choices. Their “Low Cal Options” section included grilled chicken and veggies… with ranch dressing, and a chicken wrap… with two kinds of cheeses. A for effort?
I ended up ordering a lunch special of chicken souvlaki – a chicken skewer with tzatziki sauce, greek salad, rice and home fries. Check out this monster of a dish:
I ate all of the salad and chicken, a few bites of the rice and a few home fries. The upper half of the plate was pretty darn good at least.
When I got home by dinner time I was greeted by more rice as my mom had made stir fry. At least this one included a good chunk of veggies in the mix.
Rice with soy and hot chili sauce, broccoli, mushrooms and red peppers + a side of spinach and zucchini with balsamic vinaigrette.
We had some crazy weather warnings last night including tornado warnings. Gah! They missed us but there were several cities close by that got hit by torrential downpours and mild tornadoes. We don’t get tornadoes much in these parts, it’s freaky business!
I calmed my nerves with some yogurt, cinnamon and banana slices. Cinnamon and yogurt is a brilliant combo!
Alright alright, I wasn’t calming my nerves I was calming my sweet tooth…
… which is why I also may have dug into the butter pecan ice cream container a bit too. Shhh.
The Day Before Yesterday
This is the breakfast that made me think I needed some savoury breakfasts for a few mornings.
Yogurt, blueberries and… whaaa? Many many crumbled of super sweet and sugary lemon pound cake. It was just sitting there in the fridge, looking so tempting, just begging to be chopped up and stirred into a creamy bowl of yogurt. So I had a bit of a field day with it and ate much more than my fair share of the stuff. Sugar. Overkill.
You bet it was good though.
I think Wednesday was pretty uneventful. I hung around, did some reading, ate some food, you know the drill.
It was a lovely day though so lunch needed to be eaten in the backyard obviously.
A Mess of a salad with spinach, tomatoes, baby carrots, mushrooms, steamed broccoli and a light sour cream/dijon/balsamic dressing
Rice crackers, clockwise from top: tuna salad, spinach dip, sundried tomato caponata.
Dinner was kinda rushied cause, I dunno really, I was feeling lazy.
Zucchini slices with hummus and salsa + toasted english muffin half with hummus and the last of my spinach dip.
Looks kinda small but I was snacking on a bunch of zucchini and hummus in the process of making it so my appetite was dulled by the time I actually started plating the meal.
Anywho, my tasks for the day may involve some groceries and dropping off an application for a parking pass for the school year and then possibly some grooving tonight.
Say Hey to the WEEKEND!