Return of the Appetite

What a day! I feel better than I felt yesterday, which is almost 100% I’d say I’m about at 90% actually. Hopefully I’ll be back to normal by tomorrow morning.

This morning started out bright and early with a Body Attack class. My friend Heidi somehow drug me out of bed and to a 5:30 a.m. class. Did I mention I don’t have to train today until 4:30 pm? I’m glad she did, though, because it was a blast! Erika, you’re right – this class is awesome! It was quick paced, fun, and booty-kicking!

After the class I did about 15 minutes worth of back and hamstrings, but I needed food like whoa. I forgot to grab something on my way out and I was famished.

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Much bettah. Once breakfast digested, I finished out the workout with a 20 minutes heart-opening flow. And then got my work-from-home on for the BIC. It’s a deadline week, which means working more than I usually do.    IMG_0265

I’ve been craving nothing but fresh fruit the past few days, so I’ve been going with it as documented by my mid morning snack:

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A juicy (Brown?) pear. Anyone know what kind the brown ones are called? I know they’re not Bartlett…

Then I showered up and made my way to running some not very fun, but very grown up errands, like changing my oil, getting my tires rotated, and making a return. What should have took under two hours took much longer than that, but we won’t go into the boring deets.

Juice for the run:

 

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True Blood-esqe, no?

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I digress…Let’s take a minute to regroup.

Signs that I’m feeling much better:

  • I exercised voluntarily and enthusiastically
  • I put on make up today
  • My appetite is back! and my ever present appetite for spice and veggies is back!

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I hadn’t had a single vegetable (well, one that wasn’t attached to pizza or a sandwich) since Friday since I had the stomach flu, and today – I had a hankering for cauliflower!!

And see what’s on my pizza?!

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Crushed red peppaaahh!! My favorite pizza topping. I had this, plus another half slice of pizza.

And I may or may not have had another piece of Mama Pea’s pumpkin bar…

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See told ya my appetite was back 😉 Anyone know how long vegan baked goods last in an air tight container in the refrigerator? These are going on 8 days…

Well I have a client in a little bit [and a volleyball match after that – woot!!] and need to get some cleaning done beforehand!

Hope everyone’s Mondays are going OK 😀

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Vegetable Surrender

Morning! Sorry about the lack of postage (heh) yesterday. Things get a little hectic between Tuesday and Thursday around here and usually one of the days gets left out. What can ya do!

This morning I woke up and immediately laced up my running shoes and bolted out the door for a 5 mile run. Well, part of that’s true. I stumbled out of bed, drank coffee, and then bolted out the door 😉

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Coffee in system, and Camelbak in tote, I headed out. The first mile was a breeze, but the rest were painful! Between the thick humidity and my breathing techniques, the run was a lot harder than it should have been. I love the Camelbak, don’t get me wrong, but I tend not to breathe when I take sips (I’m still running while I take sips) and obviously that’s a recipe for cramps.

Anyway, I cranked out 4.5 miles with an average pace of 9:18. The splits were pretty horrendous. Besides that last half mile where I gave it all I got, I’m pretty sure my time increased with each mile. It’s important to remember to treat mile 1 as a warm up mile if you don’t jog for a warm up before hand, and that little tidbit tends to fly out the window when I start running.

I got back in time to do some planks and shoulder exercises, showered, and then devoured (rhyme alert!) the breakfast of the summmaaa:

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Whole Wheat Protein Waffles w/ Maple Greek Butter (just made that name up right now!) on top.

IMG_8303And a banana to switch things up a lil’ bit. Gotta keep it fresh 😉

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For some reason, my hunger levels have absolutely been insatiable this week. You all know I love food, but it’s gotten rather annoying! My activity levels, water intake, and meal size/substance hasn’t varied much, so I’m guessing it has to do with sleep. I slept SO well this past weekend, but this week? notsomuch.

Yesterday was one of those days when a vegetable did not pass my lips until 4:30.

Around 4:30, I went a little veggie crazy.

First was mindless eating of fresh and local sugar snap peas and baby bella mushrooms.

IMG_8279 I ate these until I decided what I wanted:

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Leftover eggplant and onion. This was a little dry, so I added a tbsp of tomato paste, a little EVOO and some S&P and it was MUCH better. Very tasty indeed. I ate this when I decided what I really wanted:

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A green monster. Ok, veggies – I surrender 🙂

I drank this on the way to a client/business partners house where we proceeded to work and talk biz-nass for the next three hours. I may or may not have busted out my new Lange Body Fat Caliper:

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IMG_8289It’s comin’ right for ya!!!

Good times until I started feeling the length of the day…

Low and behold, I came home hungry.

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Finally, this bowl (and a half) staved off the hunger until I woke up this morning.
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Well I’m off to work at the BIC (Big Insurance Company for the noobie readers:) )for a while…but the good news I’m pretty sure I’m going out for Indian food over lunch! Hooray!   

Oh! and other good news – I’m going to the Healthy Living Summit!!! So excited 🙂 Who else is going? Can’t wait to meet other bloggers 😀