i am glad everyone has a plethora of reasons why they are lucky. it was awesome hearing about what you are grateful for. it’s always best to remind ourselves about the things that ARE going our way rather than dwell on the not-so-rad things that AREN’T going our way.
i’ve had a busy monday, so i think this post is going to be pretty ho-hum~ in the “this is what i ate and this is what i did” format. hopefully the creative juices will get flowing before the next post ;)
a few things from sunday.
banana blueberry protein shake.
that looks disgusting. but it sure tasted amazing!
- 1 serving tera’s whey blueberry protein powder
- 1/2 frozen banana
- 1/2 cup frozen bloobs
- 1 cup almond milk
the vitamix always makes WAY more than the glass can hold ;)
sunday afternoon we took the dogs for a walk.. it was a beautiful day! penny & randy made a new friend~ kristen’s dad’s dog, harley :)
they were POOPED and THIRSTY when we got back!
sleepy randy dog.
after our walk, marshall & i ate dinner at my parents’ house~
love home cooked meals :)
and then we got busy on making a big list!
a list of wedding things that need to be done and, more importantly, deadlines and assignments for each thing on the list. here’s hoping we can get it all handled before the big day! only 2 months away!!
EEP! i have a lot to do.
oh.. so i didn’t workout saturday OR sunday. i woke up today and i had a recharged feeling~ i think i was just burnt out and needed a break. don’t be afraid to take some time off from your workout routine, folks. it could be the best thing you do.
let’s talk about monday!
meal 1: eggbeaters & oatmeal & black coffee @ 8:30 AM.
270 calories, 31g carbs, 29g protein, 3g fat
nothing new about my monday morning meal. i debated switching my carb up and having fruit instead of oatmeal.. but at the last minute when our waitress asked if i wanted “the usual” i quickly agreed. i am an oatmeal addict, what can i say?
i ate the eggs first and then the oats. savory then sweet.. that’s how i like to eat.
meal 2: baked sweet potato + 1 cup lowfat cottage cheese + 1 TB sunflower seed butter @ 12:30 PM.
385 calories, 38g carbs, 34g protein, 10g fat
i baked 4 sweet potatoes last night so i could eat this meal all week. better get used to it, i am in love with the combo and don’t anticipate tiring of it anytime soon. sorry in advance for the upcoming repetitiveness.
this afternoon i spent a lot of time preparing interview questions for the applicants i have coming in to interview for the position as my assistant. i really hope i can find someone as good as the girl who is leaving me. she is just the best! some of the interview questions i came up with are pretty tough.. i am glad i am the interviewer and not the interviewee!
meal 3: isopure plus protein drink + 2 fiber wasa crackers + 2 tsp mighty maple @ 3:15 PM.
190 calories, 20g carbs, 20g protein, 5g fat
this may be random, but it worked. you will notice the ratios are right where they need to be and i was able to take this snack on the go.
where was i on-the-going, you ask? well, after work i had my wedding dress fitting!!
it finally came in so i went to try it on…and they have to chop like 8 feet off the bottom (i exaggerate) because i am so dang short :P but i love it! and i am stoked.
after the fitting it was time for the gym. i wasn’t sure where i left off (or where to pick back up) because i took a couple days off, so i just decided to do HIIT because you can never go wrong with a good HIIT session, right? right.
i did my 4×5 HIIT which can be found here.
too lazy to type it out :)
i came home from the gym and didn’t feel very creative so i threw together a simple dinner.
meal 4: meatballs + veggies + marinara and WATERMELON to the max @ 6:30 PM
for the savory side of things, i used 4 spinach & fontina chicken meatballs (from costco~ 110 calories for 4) + 1 cup sunflower market brand marinara (40 calories per cup! way good stats!) + 1 cup normandy style veggies (from costco).. deeelicious and nutritious!
and for the sweet side of things i ate the butt end of the watermelon that marshall picked out at costco yesterday. it’s a good one!
all together: 285 calories, 37g carbs, 21g protein, 6g fat
just polished off the watery watermelon. yum. so watery.. it must be eaten outside :)
and now i am going to get to work on that to do before the wedding list. so pardon me, i’ve gotta get busy!!
meal 5 will probably be protein ice cream or a protein cake or protein of some sort.. nothing new, nothing exciting, you aren’t missing out.
BY THE WAY.. i have been reading blogs lately! and here are a select few posts i think you should read:
- melissa talks about the secret
- allison ran a freaking marathon
- jessica makes the most epic pancakes
- fitsugar suggests sneaky fiber sources
- mary has some insight on never giving up
- katey has the right idea about living in the moment
- abby’s bars look to DIE for, don’t they?
- here is a link to teri’s post with more awesome links
- i want lauren’s dinner. that is all.
i would also like to congratulate all of you AWESOME ladies who graduated this weekend! yay for all of you! (there are seriously too many to name!)
1. what do you prefer.. sweet meals, savory meals, or a little of each? i like try to have a little of each. if i have both then i like to eat the savory part first and then the sweet!
2. any noteworthy blog posts you’ve read lately that you’d like to share with the class? that list above is only a snippet of what i’ve been enjoying lately. i sure love that i’ve been able to catch up with all of you!
xo. janetha b.