Blog? What blog?

I am a terrible blogger. All day yesterday I grazed on random foods, only to realize fifteen minutes later that I have a blog and should probably be photographing them. And then I went to Six Flags with a friend, who got me in for free!! Can’t beat that.

So today I woke up with a new determination. I was going to take pictures, no matter what!! …after breakfast that is. I had Total Raisin Bran with skim milk. But let’s move on to lunch! (Side note: I forgot to take my camera to work so I had to make do with a cell phone!)

I’ve been really slacking on the veggies lately, so I decided to make up for it today. I had celery and carrots with hummus and string cheese. Delish! And because I think some may disagree with that, I give you the top three reasons why I loved this lunch.

  1. I felt just full enough after eating, not too full and bloated to function.
  2. I can’t remember the exact flavor of this hummus.. garlic and chive? Herb and chive? Regardless, it is absolutely amazing!
  3. I can take my sweet time eating meals like this without worrying about them getting cold!
I followed up with one of these yummy strawberry fruit strip things:
And then, a few hours later, munched on an apple.
Okay, so I might have taken a few bites before I remembered. But hey, I could have just turned it around and you would never know. At least I’m honest??
Tonight’s workout consisted of an awesome body pump/muscle flex class! I really need to do these things more often. I feel great afterwards, and excited knowing that I earned my protein smoothie! Haha. It’s the little things.
Dinner was a baked microwaved potato with salsa, green peppers, cheese, and greek yogurt.
I actually wasn’t too crazy about this meal.. I didn’t even finish it. I think I could do it again without the salsa, but it was a bit spicy for me. (I’m a wimp!) Here’s the real star of the meal:
I went the peach/mango route tonight. I also added a bit of coconut extract, but clearly not enough because I couldn’t even taste it. It was still very good though! I sipped it very slowly while watching sytycd. I am very disappointed with tonight’s results! Miranda and Robert were some of my favories. But oh well.

Bloggity Blog

So, my first blog post!! You can go to the About page for all the basics, so I’ll just jump right into it!

Since I decided to actually start a blog post-lunch, we’ll start with dinner. I wanted to keep it light since tonight was a running night, so I had scrambled eggs with chips and salsa.

Mmm, raw eggs.

With chips and salsa. Pure deliciousness! (Side note: I might have had a few additional chips and salsa while the eggs were cooking.. maybe.)

I would have added spinach as well if we weren’t out, but I made do. I finished it up with a nice glass of light soymilk:

Fast forward a few hours, and my mom and I went on a run after the food digested. Okay, so a little bit of back story: my mom is my running buddy. (Here’s a picture of us from the Turkey Trot last year.)

Having a running buddy is definitely the way to go if at all possible. I love running with my mom, and it’s much more motivating to lace up my shoes when she’s waiting on me. However, we have very opposite running strategies. Hers is slow and steady, running the entire race. On the other hand, I prefer to run faster (relatively.. 7.0 maybe?) and take several walking breaks. We end up finishing at around the same time (or she beats me… but that’s irrelevant.) So tonight, the first mile was kind of rough, as usual. But soon into the run I tweaked something in my knee. I walked it out for a while and the pain went away, and I got to where I could run at a slow pace. So it actually turned out to be a great endurance run! We were originally planning for 5 miles, but around mile 3 we were both feeling great so we decided to do another lap (or half..) and ended up at 6.06 miles!! Awesome. Oh, and I guess I should mention we’re training for a 10k on July 23. I feel much more confident now!!

So after I got home and drank a TON of water and showered, I made a delicious pina colada inspired protein smoothie.

In a lovely BJ’s Father’s Day glass! Haha. In the smoothie:

  • frozen pineapple
  • milk
  • vanilla protein powder
  • coconut extract
Yum! Well, I think that about covers anything. Yay for first blog posts!