Breakfast Yesterday: Nutrigrain Waffle with 1 tbsp. Brummel & Brown (waaay too much), orange, Dannon Greek yogurt with homemade granola.
Today: Nutrigrain Waffle with 1 tbsp. natural peanut butter, strawberries and cinnamon, 1 orange.
Post workout snacks both today and yesterday: 1 cup cantaloupe with 14 almonds, Kraft Milk Bite strawberry granola bar (dangerously good).
Lunch yesterday: Big salad with spinach, watermelon, blueberries, strawberries, feta cheese, peanuts, carrots, and fat free balsamic vinaigrette.
Snacks yesterday: Quaker Granola Bar, cantaloupe & watermelon.
I wasn’t super hungry for dinner last night so I had some of the fresh protein bread I had just made. Can’t say no to that! Oh……and let’s not forget a few of these.
Cookie dough truffles.
Thank goodness they’re almost gone.
Basically I have been living off fruit and bread with bits of protein here and there! I am eating what I am wanting….no need to eat what you don’t want just to get to the stuff you really want. But I think because we have been really busy this week I am just grabbing what is convenient. I don’t have to give any thought or put prep into it. I mean at least it’s not chips and cookies, or fast food, but I can do much better than this. A Food Rut is what I call it! I am going to REALLY make an effort this week to plan some meals. I haven’t been able to spend the time I like to gather recipes and make out a grocery list. I have been having to go grocery shopping on the fly and just wing it with a haphazardly made list of items we are out of. As I was grocery shopping yesterday I started to get hungry. I saw pasta and sauce and thought….”Ohhhh I want some spaghetti.” I saw some hamburger buns and thought “Man, I want a burger.” I saw a Boboli Whole Wheat Pizza Crust and thought, “Dang….I need that….I want some pizza!” Then I thought ok, next week….I am making all of that!
What I am Loving Lately
I have done it 3 days this week and I am loving it! It’s so challenging and fun. I have been wearing my heart rate monitor to make sure I am not over doing since the first time I tried the class I felt like I was going to pass out. I have been burning about 500 calories in the 60 min class and about 350 in the 45 min class. There have been several times I have had to really pull back because it was too hard. I love that because it means I have room to improve and something to work on! It feels great to be out of that exercise rut. Now, if I can just get out of the food rut!
I know this has been around for ages, but it’s new to me. I LOVE IT! I have oily and sensitive skin. This seems to have made my skin less oily, softer, evened out my skin tone, improved the texture and cleared up a recent break out over night. Jeremy’s skin is the same as mine and he will use whatever I use to wash his face. I have noticed an improvement in his skin as well.
Plants that I can’t kill.
This is a Wandering Jew that has taken over a spot in my back yard. I am going to propagate this and plant it in a pot out front.
I just love it.
Well, I am off to spend 4.5 hours on Pinterest gathering recipes…..wish me luck!!!
Articles I have loved this week:
Controlling Post workout hunger – Greatist. I know if I don’t eat enough breakfast I fall victim to this.
Mouse is Jillian’s partner?! It’s like a twist at the end of the book! I am SO excited for them! It’s no secret she is a huge role model for me and I attribute about 95% of my weight loss to her no nonsense approach to fitness and nutrition. I look forward to hearing about her adventures in Mommyhood!
I hope everyone has a beautiful and safe Memorial Day Weekend!