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WIAW – Recap Post

Hi Guys.  I think it was cold out last time I did one of these posts so I thought I’d share with you what I ate yesterday.  So, while today is definitely Thursday, we’ll still call it “What I Ate Wednesday,” because it’s actually what I ate on Wednesday ūüôā  Boy guys, Wednesday sure was A DAY.  Like one of those days that moved so quickly it makes your head spin but moved so slow you constantly found yourself checking what time it was.

Wednesday morning actually started out slow.  I woke up at 5:05am without an alarm and decided that instead of waiting until 6:15am to go to bootcamp, I’d just go to the gym and take it easy on the elliptical with some good ‘ole Netflix.  Currently switching between Grace and Frankie and House of Cards.  Who else watches?!  Because I went to the gym an hour earlier than normal, I actually had time to cook a breakfast I hadn’t had in what felt like decades…Anne’s Banana Pancake!  I never seem to have ground flax when I make it but I had garbanzo bean flour so I gave that a try and it was perfect.  I topped my pancake with fresh blueberries, my homemade whole milk yogurt, and peanut butter.  Hit. The. Spot. ūüôā  Enjoyed with black coffee!

By the time I arrived to work, it had been almost 3 hours since I had my pancake and I was craving something sweet.  I listened to my body, and treated myself to a donut.  No shame at all.  Enjoyed with the rest of my coffee.

Then I was off to a meeting that would end up being the longest meeting of my life.  2.5 hours later, my body was screaming, feed me!  It was lunch time.  I like to eat as many veggies at lunch as I can to fill up, and I love that the cafe at our hospital has these amazing veggie salads every day that employees can purchase for .91 cents.  Lately, I’ve been bouncing between the broccoli bacon salad or the kale salad.  Today was broccoli bacon day!  I paired the salad with some leftovers:  pulled pork (this recipe + BBQ sauce) + sweet potato + cabbage / spinach salad.  So good.

I’m a snacker and today was no different.  I got hungry multiple times throughout the afternoon.  First were these “banana cookies.”  Recipe included only 4 ingredients too!  Banana, nut butter, chocolate chips, and oats.  Definitely more granola-y than cookie like, but it still tasted good.

Next was a giant container of blueberries and cherries.  Who else loves summer fruit?

Still feeling hungry around 4, I had about 10 whole wheat crackers to tide me over.  I probably should have spread peanut butter on them… regrets ūüôā

Then, a once and a blue moon treat for me, a coke zero.  I gave up soda cold turkey a few  years ago and rarely crave it now.  I usually only want a few sips and that’s what went down here.  I put the rest in the fridge and might drink more later in the week.

Dinner was late because I work late on Wednesdays.  I had to drop off something at my parent’s house so in good fashion, I raided their fridge.  Veggie, chicken and feta wrap + chips.

 And because it’s impossible to end the day without chocolate, chocolate.  This dark chocolate and orange bar I bought recently.  Chocolate paired with a guilty pleasure of mine, Pretty Little Liars.  Anyone else watch?

So that was my day.  Ever have a day where you can’t seem to stop eating?  I eat when I’m hungry and I was hungry far often than normal

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Weekend Adventures, Food, and Fitness

Happy Tuesday friends. ¬†I’m having one of those weird days were abnormal food combinations sound appealing. ¬†Case and point? ¬†I ate oatmeal, goldfish, and peanut butter for breakfast. ¬†It’s weirding me out a bit that I wanted this because I’m normally a fruit with breakfast kind of person, but, I gave my stomach what it asked for. ¬†Still trying to wrap my head around it. ¬†Anyways… This weekend, the sun came out and it was glorious. ¬†And to make it even better, I had the entire day to myself Saturday. ¬†No work obligations at all! ¬†I had a lot of really fun activities on the agenda for the weekend so it felt great to get Saturday started off right with our¬†final double digit long run before race day April 30th.

The sun was out, my legs were feeling fantastic, and I kept telling myself to take it slow and easy. ¬†Gotta keep those legs fresh for race day. ¬†Per usual, good conversation made the miles fly by and 12 were done before I even knew it. ¬†It’s crazy how easy a 12 mile run feels after running 22 the week before. ¬†Anyone else agree?

Our run met at Washington Park which meant we were just a couple blocks from my favorite donut shop. ¬†On the agenda after 12 miles? ¬†Celebratory donuts with the running group. ¬†I couldn’t decide what to get so I got two and ate half of each. ¬†I saved the rest to enjoy Sunday morning. ¬†These HIT. THE. SPOT. ¬†Per usual ūüôā


Following the run, I took my time cleaning up and made myself a follow up to my post run donuts; some scrambled eggs!  I loaded mine up with broccoli, cauliflower, and spinach.  Topped with cabot cheese and a side of guac.  Perfect and satisfying post run.

Later in the afternoon, I had a coffee date with a fellow nutrition friend before meeting another friend for dinner. ¬†We decided to go to Noodles & Company, somewhere I hadn’t been in years. ¬†They had such fun and interesting options on the menu. ¬†I went with the Thai Hot Pot and it was light, fresh, and so filling. ¬†I’ll have to come back more often!¬†

On the agenda Saturday night?  The FC Cincinnati game.  Having a soccer team is a new thing for the Queen City so it was exciting to be a part of the excitement.  We lost the game but it was still a good time.  So many people were out for the game, we ran into some old friends, and made some new ones.  Such a fun night.

 Sunday morning, I took it easy and slept in.  One final adventure was on the agenda for the day though, a walk.  I shared some photos from Sunday here.

¬†¬†Before my weekend ended with a little bit of work, I whipped up this Peach Dish meal. ¬†Already obsessing over the concept of meal delivery programs. ¬†I’ll share my experiences with Peach Dish soon!

Coming at ya later this week, why it’s okay to enjoy our favorite foods.

Tell me, what are your favorite foods?  I want to know!

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