just an ordinary day.

by Janetha on March 8, 2011

in meals,moves

happy shrove tuesday! i had to google what that actually meant. all i knew for sure is that it is a reason to eat a lot of pancakes. that makes it an awesome holiday.

today was a typical tuesday. i am going to tell you all about it, because it’s been awhile since you’ve seen my WHOLE day. and some of you like that. i am here to please, people.

i have been waking up early so i can enjoy a nice breakfast at home and i am loving my ability to actually wake up to accommodate this routine. maybe one day i will actually be able to wake up early enough to work out in the morning. don’t place your bets just yet, folks, i am not quite there.

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this morning’s breakfast was monochromatic. but tasty.  my owl made up for the lack of color.. it’s just so fun to eat off.

2 egg whites + 1 whole egg [scrambled] & 2 slices of spelt toast + organic PB + sliced banana.

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i loved the sweet and savory going on here. i couldn’t decide between the two, so i did both. i ate all the eggs first and then ate the toast.

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<insert a bunch of work here..it was a busy day!>

i had leftovers for lunch.. as usual. i have been a bad blogger and have been eating out of the tupperware every single day. it’s good for saving dishes, bad for food photography. so, instead of showing you leftovers, i will show you the initial dish i ate last night!

black bean tofu + snap peas + broccoli + brown basmati rice.

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yes, i eventually got off the couch yesterday and made dinner. it was all for marshall’s sake. i would have been happy eating cereal for dinner, but he wanted “a real dinner”. hmph! 

this was delicious and i will be making it again. maybe i will actually document the process and tell you guys how to make it sometime. but not this time.. i was too lazy last night.

SNACK!

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braeburns are real good right now. the question is: are they ever NOT good? i love braeburn apples.

i also inhaled 1/2 cup greek yogurt + 1/4 cup love crunch granola upon walking in the door from work. no photo, it was gone in a snap. i love apples, but they aren’t so filling.

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i didn’t work out yesterday. truth be told, my tendonitis is coming back in my ankles. running on sunday really did a number on them because i got up to 10 MPH and my feet thumping on the treadmill hurt real bad.  guess it’s time for new running shoes. i wanted to run today but played it safe and did the elliptical. i don’t like it, but it’s low impact and my motto in my older age is “better safe than sorry”.

speaking of my old age motto, here’s a fun fact! yesterday marked four years since i broke my humerus snowboarding!

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my old motto was “go big or go home” and i chucked myself off a 65 foot jump, only to overshoot the landing and end up in the ER. i went big.. and then i went home.. after a pit stop and 8 day stay at the hospital. now i am better safe than sorry. and i am a robot. and i am OK with that.

anyway, my workout was 30 minutes of intervals on the elliptical:

average pace 6 MPH

minute # resistance
0-2 10
2-3 12
3-4 14
4-5 16
5-6 18
6-10 repeat minutes 2-6
10-14 repeat minutes 2-6
14-18 repeat minutes 2-6
18-22 repeat minutes 2-6
22-26 repeat minutes 2-6
26-30 repeat minutes 2-6

the end!

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dinner was strong enough for a man, but made for a woman.

oh wait, no, that’s secret deodorant. my dinner was made for a woman [me] and a man [marshall]. but not for dogs. no sir.

sorry mister.

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and miss.

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steak + roasted fingerling potatoes + steamed cauliflower & broccoli.

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sometimes the simplest meals taste the best. i seasoned the steaks and cooked them in my panini press (multifunctional, folks!). i tossed the potatoes in a bit of olive oil and seasoning, then roasted them at 425 degrees for about 40 minutes. i steamed the veggies. dinner was served, as my mom would say, lickety split! whatever that means.

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i picked a bag of these potatoes up at costco. i love everything about fingerling potatoes! it’s fun to say “fingerling”, they are fun to eat and, best yet, there were PURPLE ones in the bag!

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so pretty.

after dinner, my dad came over and helped us hang our new pot rack.

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I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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and now i want dessert.

since i am way behind, how about i answer #9 of the 30 day never ending challenge?

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bulleted list time!

things i want to see in my future:

  • 2 kids
  • some sort of degree in nutrition
  • a two level house with:
    • a big kitchen with an island
    • a living room that hooks right onto the kitchen with no walls separating the rooms
    • a basement with a green bay packers man cave so the cheese head doesn’t have to be on the mantle
  • a lucrative blogging career so i don’t have to work full time at an office
  • lots of trips to various parts of the world
  • more dogs
  • my own coffee shop slash doggie daycare
  • cereal and ice cream

is that too much to ask?

sheesh, talking about my whole day takes a long time. thanks for hanging in there.

i’m outta here. check ya later!

Qs~

1. have you ever stayed in the hospital? what for?

2. what’s one thing you see in your future?

xo. janetha g.

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Erica D March 9, 2011 at 11:08 pm

I’ve been fortunate enough not to have spent much time in a hospital! “Go big or go home” might as well be the motto of rugby, but one of my best friends on my team just broke her wrist during a scrimmage, so I’m trying to play it (relatively) safe! I don’t want no injuries.

I would like to see a nutrition degree in my future, too! But one step at a time…I’m in my junior year of college, and just today my advisor convinced me not to chicken out of my non-mandatory thesis. Eep! I’m probably going to do something with how religious doctrines impact environmental conservation efforts, so my religion major gets its full share of hippie-ness :)

Shannon March 10, 2011 at 12:34 pm

umm, i dream of a b&b, where dogs are welcome, if not encouraged :)

katshealthcorner March 10, 2011 at 11:02 pm

I love your purple potatoes! :d We had potatoes for lunch today. :)

xoxo
Kathleen

Holly at Greek Yogurt and Apple Slices March 11, 2011 at 8:47 am

OMG- Purple potatos?!? I NEED those for my wedding!! :)

Ashley March 11, 2011 at 10:32 am

Kinda crazy, but you outlined basically everything I want my future to be. Minus the Packers. Yea I’ll just do away with the whole of football.

I was in the hospital last August, right before my first Utah trip. Almost died. From a cat. Yes you read that right. A cat.

Mary (A Merry Life) March 12, 2011 at 12:46 am

Love the new pot rack!!

My future? Hard to say, really. I definitely see a couple kids in the future at least. :)

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