Successful Day!

It’s a very dreary day here in Kansas. The bright side (haha), is that the rain/mist seems to have eliminated the allergens in the air temporarily. I just now sneezed for the first time today at 4:30! That’s a record.

Yesterday was pretty successful overall for meals and exercise. I am super sore today to prove it.

What I ate:

Breakfast: I was running late for class so I made a fruit smoothie to-go: banana, strawberries, blackberries, spinach, almond milk, and orange juice.

Lunch: I made a tasty spinach salad with cucumber slices, strawberries, almond slices, feta, and raspberry vinaigrette. Daniel made me two scrambled eggs as well for a little protein.

spinach and fruit salad

Later before he went to work he sweetly drove me to Starbucks so I could get a Grande Soy Iced Chai Latte and he could get his much needed Americano. Apparently the non-drowsy allergy medication I gave him was making him rather drowsy.

For my workout I tried to mix it up a bit. I found suggestions online for Blogilates so I decided to give her videos ago. She has a youtube channel and blog with some really great workouts! I did this video first:

At the end she recommends other videos to go along with it. I guess it’s part of her monthly schedule she has set up on her site. So I followed along with all of them except the last one for the day. My butt was on fire and I sure as hell wasn’t doing another butt video especially when it’s called “Super Butt Workout!” They are definitely some great videos though. Here’s the page with the videos I followed from Blogilates.

After that I decided to get my run on. I went 2.5 miles again. This time I decided to track it with Endomondo on my phone but I started it a little before I started running and stopped it during my walking/cool down so it doesn’t quite show my full distance. At the end of my runs I like to pick up the pace, as you can see by my max speed. 5:38 woot woot!

endomondo running recap

After my run, I refueled with a chocolate protein shake from Shakeology by blending the protein powder with a banana and some almond milk.

Dinner: I made a stir fry with white rice, cucumber, carrots, yellow squash, onion, and spinach. For flavor I added soy and teriyaki sauce. You can find my super easy stir fry recipe here.

stir fry

So I feel pretty accomplished about yesterday! Hopefully I can make good decisions today too. Though I may cut out running since it’s chilly and misting still. We’ll see!

First Day

Yesterday was my first day of work as you know. It went well! I did a lot of reading to get acquainted with the projects I’ll be working on. To keep my body and brain fueled during work, I made a fruit smoothie to take with. It was not very pretty and I was a little embarrassed to have people see inside my cup.

fruit smoothie

This is obviously an old photo (blond wood table) but it gives you an idea. It was maybe not even that pink since I didn’t have any fresh strawberries so it was almost kind of pale. Anyway, not the prettiest but oh so good!

So what I ate Tuesday:

Meal Food Calories
Breakfast Corn Flakes 100
Almond Milk 40
Snack Fruit Smoothie 220
Lunch Almond Butter & Strawberry Preserves sandwich 230
Snack Chips and Peach & Mango Jalapeno Jam 120
Dinner Crusted Salmon and Rice 340
Fruit and Spinach Salad 150
Dessert Toblerone (2 pieces) 80
Total 1280

I had my favorite salad of course! A bed of spinach with some fruit (this time blueberries), feta, sliced almonds, and raspberry vinaigrette. Never disappoints!

fruit and spinach salad

To accompany it for dinner, Daniel made a crusted Salmon, but with a twist! Instead of using eggs to hold the toppings to the fish, he used mustard!

crusted salmon

It wasn’t even that strong of a mustard flavor. He just brushed it on the fillets, then pressed them into the bread crumb mixture. The mixture consisted of Panko bread crumbs, Corn Flake crumbs, one slice of bread crumbled in a food processor first, lemon zest, Creole seasoning, and Italian seasoning (basil, parsley, and oregano).

It was really good! Daniel had added some soy sauce to his rice and I was going to but once I started eating the fish with the rice I completely forgot! It was so good, it didn’t need more flavor. Seriously people, mustard is the way to go.

Workout recap time!

I did not workout.

Moving on!

I did something crazy tonight.  I jumped on the bandwagon. The kale chip bandwagon, that is. Verdict: Not bad! Definitely not as good as real chips, but I can dig it. I’ll share my version of it tomorrow!

Enjoy your Wednesday evening!