Posts Tagged ‘running’

Busy Day!

I was very busy with work today so I am just getting to post now. This morning, it was quite chilly outside but I was able to get in my run without a problem. I ran my 5-mile route A in reverse. It went well, but I am still going slower than I’d like.

I came home and made my green monster for today. Which was made of 1 cup of vanilla unsweetened almond milk, 1 frozen banana, 1 cup of spinach and a spoonful of vanilla coconut ice cream. It was super yummy.

I also had coffee with half and half + a stevia packet and off I went….

While in between offices today I snacked on a Siggi’s vanilla yogurt.

Which is starting to taste good to me finally! For lunch I had the salad I made last night.

It’s tough to see it’s contents, but it included romaine lettuce, purple and green cabbage, cucumbers, grilled chicken breast and blue cheese. I topped it with some balsamic vinegar and a little olive oil.

While I was at my main office I was tempted again! Someone had received a fresh fruit bouquet that included chocolate covered strawberries. How can I deny myself one of those! I also had a few pieces of my Vivani espresso dark chocolate. That chocolate has really grown on me.

When I got home from work I did my Mari Winsor pilates 50-minute DVD. For dinner I cut up my leftover stuffed pepper from last night and added some more tomato sauce and some cheese.

It was very filling- one stuffed pepper has a lot of sustenance! I used Classico sauce. Ingredients: Tomato Puree (Water, Tomato Paste), Diced Tomatoes (Tomatoes, Tomato Juice, Citric Acid, Calcium Chloride), Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes (Fire Roasted Tomatoes, Tomato Juice, Salt, Citric Acid, Calcium Chloride), Onion, Olive Oil, Salt, Garlic, Spices, Dehydrated Garlic. Citric acid is a preservative and calcium chloride seems to work as one as well. I need to start making my own tomato sauce!

Alright, well it’s been a long day and the couch is calling…

To know me is to know me

I am very repetitious when it comes to certain things, especially my weekday morning routine and eats. I was able to squeeze in a run this morning before the rain, which was cool. I ran for 45 minutes, which ended up being 4.65 miles. Again, my speed was on the ‘slow’ side for me (9:45 minute mile). I don’t know if it’s me or my nike+ or what. Like I mentioned to start this post I am very repetitious and I run two routes throughout the week, we’ll call them route A and route B. Usually, I alternate them and today was route B. I know exactly when I hit each mile marker and that’s been consistent, it’s my time that has not been. I was glad to get that run in though and had to cut it short because I “snoozed” this morning.

I came home and made coffee and a green monster. I told you I was repetitive! However, in this green monster I threw in a spoonful of Siggi’s yogurt (vanilla flavor). I didn’t notice much of a difference between yesterday’s GM and today. Anyway, the ingredients included 1 frozen banana, 1 cup of chocolate unsweetened almond milk, a cup of spinach and a scoop of vanilla yogurt. Tasty!

Later in the morning I finished up the Siggi’s vanilla yogurt. It went better than yesterday- not much sweeter at all, but maybe I am more used to the consistency now. It also a somewhat sour taste (similar to Greek yogurt). INGREDIENTS: Skim Milk, Agave Nectar, Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla, Live Active Cultures, Vegetable Rennet.

For lunch I had the same thing I had yesterday. Told ya. It was kale salad with bragg liquid aminos (organic kale, organic carrots, organic yellow onion, and bragg liquid aminos), purple cabbage, green cabbage, and leftover steak.

I am getting used to eating salads without dressing and it’s a whole new world. I don’t really miss them or the fat and calorie overload. In a little while I am taking a group to Whole Foods to learn some practical healthy eating tips. Should be fun!