Wow, it’s only 7:30, and I’ve been awake for three hours. Woot! Too bad I got about the same amount of sleep to boot. (Ha, I’m a poet.)
So this post is going to go down a little different. Switching things up a bit. Let’s play the backwards game! I’m going to tell you about my eats, exercise, and enjoyments going backwards in time. Kind of like a healthy living blog time machiiiiiine 😉
Just a minute ago, I had breakfast outside on the back porch with Niko in my sweaty running clothes:
Seriously, is there a way to make overnight oats look any uglier?
Nope, not even by sprinkling on
feta cheese crumbled coconut butter on top. So. freaking. delicious, though. 1/3 c. oats, maca, stevia, sea salt, PB, greek yogurt, almond milk, Jay Robb, carob powder, and cocoa nibs.
I had actually planned on having hot oats for breakfast this morning, but after my client this morning at 5:00 a.m. (who beat out my 5:15 client for having the earliest session 😉 I don’t mind at all though!) I noticed the beast known as my appetite hadn’t reared its
ugly beautiful head yet. I knew I only had a small window of time before it came, so I jumped at the chance of getting in an easy three mile run. And a hot and sweaty post-run Paige does not = an appetite for hot oats. Cold oats it was!
3.1 mile run: 29:09, and to break it down (wicka wicka!): 9:42, 9:26, 9:10.
I think my appetite held off so well because right before I went to bed, I had a bowl of chocolate Cheerios + almond milk:
Going back even further in time, before waking up at 4:30, I slept for about four hours. You see, I had a sand volleyball game on the other side of town last night that lasted until about 10:00. And we lost. No words, but I was very angry. See ya undefeated record!
A couple hours before the game of volley, I made some dinner. Being able to say, “make dinner” just makes me smile. For a couple months there, the hubski was on his own, and my meals were either frozen, salads, or soups. It’s a pleasure to be able to have time to cook again.
This veggie chili was more than simple to make, though. In a sauce pan, I let some onion and garlic sweat it out. Then a mix of half black beans, half pinto beans, joined them, and then soon after, some diced tomatoes. Simmer down, folks.
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After a few minutes of simmering down (folks), I added 1 tsp of ww flour, chili powder, cumin, paprika, cayenne, and sea salt and cooked on low. After about 10-15 minutes, I added hot sauce, and voila!
Where I come from in the Mid West, we eat peanut butter sandwiches with our chili!
Mmm. Totally compliments the spiciness of the chili.
The hours before dinner were spent wrapped up in a blanket in the basement watching 24. I knew I wouldn’t have time to watch it later on, but I had it get it in some how! We’re only on season three, but it’s getting INTENSE! I also got some work done and made a couple training plans throughout the afternoon.
Lunch was leftovers, in wrap form. The best way to eat leftovers, in my opinion.
I took the tofu I made for dinner Tuesday night, put it in a ww Flat Out wrap, drizzled on a little mustard, and added romaine and spinach:
And on the side, some snow peas:
And on the other side, a Vega Shake & Go Smoothie:
Vega sent me this bag of smoothie mix to try out. The stats are amazing, per usual with Vega products:
And I love the fact that it’s 100% vegan and mostly raw.
I tried the Vanilla Almondilla flavor:
The taste? Spot on for deliciousness! I am typically wary of plant-based smoothie powders, but this one tasted great. The almond flavor was very strong, though, so you have to like the taste of almond/almond extract to enjoy this (which I do, and did!) Now I just wish I could try the other flavors! Other flavors available are berry, tropical, and chocolate.
Lunch was a little on the calorie-heavy side, but I needed the cals to fuel the workout I’d just finished. After my 11:00 training appointment, I warmed up a little and then ran a 4 mile interval run. I don’t think I could have sweat anymore during that run. The gym was so warm! ‘Twas a great run, though.
Another nice thing about not working full time? Mid morning naps. Before my 11:00 training sesh, I took a nap with
Regis and Kelly Niko and Clarabelle. I’ve been having early morning clients lately, and it feels SO, SO good to be able to catch up on sleep.
Speaking of catching up on sleep, I’m gonna catch up on your lovely blogs, shower my stinky bod and try to log a couple extra hours before continuing on with my day 🙂
Hope you all have a fabulous Thursday. Weekend’s almost here 😀
How good are you at napping? Are you able to fall asleep immediately, or does it turn into an hour long of *trying* to nap? I’m usually the latter. I’m hoping to change that, though!