I’ve literally been on the go all day and away from my laptop (gasp!). My eats were rather random today but tasty nevertheless!
Breakfast was something different….an almond butter and banana sandwich on TJ’s quinoa bread. For some reason I just wasn’t feelin’ the oats this morning.
I hit up a 9 am yoga class and it.felt.AMAZING. More than amazing, actually. My hips (right hip especially) has been SUPER tight lately but after some good long pigeon and triangle poses, I’m feeling soooo much better. Thank you, Anna! 🙂
After class I grabbed a yogurt, an apple and some coffee for a snack:
And then had an early lunch before taking the boy to the airport in san francisco because he’s going out of town for the next few days. There was meatloaf and mashed potatoes available but I grabbed this three bean salad instead (from the local gourmet-ish grocery store) because I’m not the biggest meatloaf fan and I wasn’t very hungry anyway (however, HE loved his meatloaf and mashed potatoes. tehehe boys). 😉 This salad was actually pretty tasty though and I had another apple with it to boot!
Snackie snack from the depths of my purse:
After almost pulling my hair out in california rush hour traffic, I finally got home around 5:30 and heated up (fast!) a bowl of split pea soup from the other night.
Love putting an egg on top! Really bumps up the protein and filling factor.
Now, I don’t know if I would try this at home but I actually went on a run an hour after eating this dinner. Split pea soup as a pre-exercise meal? Absolutely. However, let it be noted that I have a tummy of steel (knock on wood) and can pretty much eat whatever/whenever before exercising. I headed over to the local high school track and ran 2 miles on the springy ground! Gosh, it felt better on my shins than concrete…I honestly don’t know if I have ever run on a track before (we didn’t have one at my high school) and I might be addicted now. I can see how anything over 2 miles would be boring going around and around but there was a baseball game going on and I pretended I was 17 again, running laps around the football field in the Florida heat during varsity tennis practice.
I had an interesting idea for a post-run snack:
I mixed together in my favorite green mug 1/2 cup TJ’s high protein cereal (a kashi go lean knock-off!) + 1/2 cup almond milk mixed with 1/2 scoop chocolate protein powder. I mixed the almond milk and the protein powder together first in a little bowl and then poured it over the cereal. It was SO GOOD! Actually, it reminded me a lot of cocoa krispies…when the milk turns chocolatey from the cereal, ya know?! My mom only let my brother and I have “sugar cereals” for dessert…never for breakfast…so this was a fun nostalgic “treat”. Definitely will be repeating it soon!
I’m BEAT. Finally got really into my book
last night and looking forward to soaking my sore muscles in the tub then cozying in and reading the night away.