How’s the day been?
Pretty good here.
I started mine off with a green juice and a 4+ mile run in like 4° temps. As you can imagine, it was lovely In all seriousness though, I wished I had my camera because about halfway through I gazed up and saw the amazing snow capped peaks and felt very lucky to be running where I was.
Oatmeal pancake which tasted way better than it looks! I’m tweaking the recipe, but will share it when I have it down.
I got ready quickly, whipped up a smoothie for my afternoon snack, and headed to work for a full day.
I’ve been taking a salad every day for lunch now for weeks (months? years?) and while they vary slightly, you can always count on: greens, protein (garbanzos today), grains (cooked millet), healthy fat (avocado and sunflower seeds), and extra veggies (beets and carrots). I have been making a big jar of dressing that I bring in my little tupperware. I’ll post that recipe soon, it’s a winner!
This salad seriously keeps me full for many hours but it doesn’t make me feel weighed down or heavy when I’m sitting at my desk.
My supervisor and I had a meeting, from which I got a major project, and I finished up a few more items before calling it a day. I did slurp up my pre-packed smoothie before I left, followed by a handful of almonds to fuel me for an evening CorePower class.
[1 cup plain, organic kefir + 1 cup frozen mixed berries]
I planned to go to one of my favorite instructor’s classes, but I had to run and errand and I missed hers by mere moments! Rather than going home, I sucked it up and headed to a later class. I’d never had this teacher but she was great and the class jam packed.
We went through the following series a bunch of times and this could (should!) easily be incorporated into your next strength session:
1. Find downward facing dog.
2. Raise right leg 6-inches.
3. Keeping leg raised, move into pushup position.
4. Bend elbows and lower down halfway.
5. Push back up to pushup position (leg still raised!)
6. Move back to downward facing dog with right leg raised.
repeat 5-10 times on each side
Why hello, triceps and buns
When I got home Colin had already eaten and I was starving! I munched on some leftover roasted veggies and sweet potatoes while heating up one of my favorite staples…Hillary’s Veggie Burger.
They’re mostly my favorite because of this:
These are super quick and easy because you can just throw them in the toaster like you would a slice of bread! I usually do one round on the hottest setting and one round on the lightest setting and voila…hot and crispy.
I’m about to do a little reading before calling it a night. I’m so happy tomorrow’s already Friday!
Have a great evening…
When purchasing frozen vegetarian items, look for real foods in the ingredients. Some fake meat products are loaded with processed soy, chemicals, and other unpronounceable fillers. While soy can be a healthy addition to any diet, the unprocessed, whole form (i.e. edamame, tofu, tempeh) is your best bet!