Hot run, not so hot yoga

December 2, 2010

Breakfast this morning was oats again. I’m on an oats kick. Probably cause it’s so cold out side and they are warm and cozy and filling.

Today I spruced them up and made peanut butter banana oats!


-1/8 c steel cut
-1/8 c multi grain
-1 1/2 tbsp PB2
-1/2 banana
-pinch salt
-packet sweet n low

These were peanut buttery and bananay- which makes them super creamy- and crunchy from the steel cut.

For snack I broke out my final fruit natural. I don’t really like these. And I don’t really like grapefruit. I have always wanted to like it, it looks good, it’s good for you, you get to eat it with those fun spoons, but it’s too bitter. I drained the juice and tried to like it. No go.


I sprinkled with sweet n low. Still no.


I got 2/3 through and gave up. I just don’t like grapefruit. I washed out the bitterness with the other half of my banana.

Lunch was tuna noodle casserole leftovers with some added Goya.


The leftovers were not quite as good as the orig. The soup got a little mote watery. It noodles were still good tho, maybe better.

Afternoon apple.


Preworkout vita. I despise the movie elf but going with my holiday theme, here ya go:


Fitness: I went back to MLS Fitness for running and hot yoga. I hopped on the treadmill for a 5k. It was rough. I did it in about 8:57 pace. The treadmill is so boring! I liked this one had a loop you watched yourself go around but I was staring at it so the time passed very slowly. It was also waaay too hot in the gym so I was dying. It was pleasant. I just kept telling myself only .6 miles left… .5…. .4, you get it. Ew.

I was extremely ready to stop and go to hot yoga. Well it was yoga, with a heater- not necessarily hot. I think it was hotter in the gym. Regardless, the class was really good! Moved quickly, lots of hop openers (which I like), and some of the hardest balancing poses I’ve ever done! Anyway I like the combo of running and yoga even if I was expecting it to be hot yoga. I just need to run outside and I can take or leave the heat but I really need some triangle poses and it would have been perfect.

For dinner I had Jae over so I cooked up a bunch of whole wheat pasta and chicken snausages.


My plate:


-little pasta
-sauce
-crushed red
-salt
-parmesan

Pasta= 1 c-ish:


Sausage covered in sauce:


-biiiig scoop salad mix
-tomatoes
-balsamic vinegar
-ff feta

I’ve been drinking about 2 cups of milk with dinner every night. Kind of boring for pictures so just FYI.

Rest of my night… Couch/ tv with friend Jae and roommate Lauren – shower – pack for NY – bed.

While I was packing I ate a few of these… It’s an addiction I need to get rid of them!


(more holiday ambience… Busted out my snowflake blanket haha)


Headache

November 23, 2010

Woke up this morning feeling much much better. Even though I had been sleeping all day I managed to fall asleep at 9:30pm. Ambien may have helped. Before I went to bed I got hungry but was afraid of feeling sick like I did after lunch so I heated up a fiber one blueberry muffin Lauren had made. Similar to this one tht I had for breakfast this morning. Ummm… thanks, Lauren!

I spritzed the muffin with a few I can’t believe it’s not butter sprays. Very easy on the stomach and delicious. They are even better heated up.

I was hungry again about an hour later (those muffins are only about 150 cals) and opened up a tropical fruit cup I had bought a while ago to use when I didn’t have fresh fruit . A problem I have at the beginning of most weeks.  These were on sale and had fruit I don’t usually eat bc they are hard to prepare- this one had pineapple and papaya. It was easy on the stomach but I won’t be buying these again U def prefer frozen fruit if i cant have fresh in a pinch.

For morning snack I dug into my work snack stash and found this Gerber pears and cinnamon with oatmeal. Yes, I sometimes buy baby food. I mixed in a sweet n low.

Tid bits on baby food:

  1. its low calorie and very healthy because they dont add any sugar. It’s usually just the fruit.
  2. Thus is usually needs some sweetening .

I’ve really only tried the fruit ones and the yogurt blends ones (i have in my desk so ill be eating them sometime soon). The other ones scare me a bit especially when it’s a mush of a bunch of things. Maybe I’ll try more of my nephews food this weekend haha.

For lunch I reached into my cupboard desk drawer again and found a non abbrassive looking can of chicken rotini and vegetable soup. The soup was very low cal, like 160 in the whole can, so I had some of coworker Brian’s multigrain saltines crumbled in it. The soup was perfect for my healing stomach and enhanced by the salty saltiness crackers. On the road to recovery!

I was hungry again about 2:30 and had some of my pepita mix (roasted pepitas and cinnamon vanilla coated peanuts bought at genuardis).

At 3:15 I was hungry again. Normally I would not let myself eat all these snacks but since i was sick I figured they were needed and since I was craving healthy stuff might as well let myself eat. So I had this banana.  i also went for tea to see if that would help..Ginger is soothing to the stomach, right?

4:30pm my smooshed (snookie-style) vita (from being carried to and fro ny all weekend) was helping me make tea and hiding in the work kitchen coffee basket. I couldn’t eat all of it becaue it was so crumbly and smooshed but at this poitn i really didnt need the whole thing I had snacked so much.

Fitness… or lack there of: I have had a headache all day. Unpleasant. still. I’ve tired advil and tylenol and drinking a ton of water in case it was dehydration. still there. The headache had me scaling my planned workout down. I had already gotten a sub for cycling class since I knew I wouldn’t want to be out until 8 at thegym the day after being bed-ridden.  I had planned to run 3-4 miles but the headache changed it to a leisurely bike ride on my at home spin bike. When I got home I didn’t feel like doing anything (who am i?).  I never let myself not work out but figured I’d better since I am traveling tomorrow and want to run the Turkey Trot with my mom and brother, Bernie, on Thanksgiving.  So no working out Mon, Tues, Wed this week. I might freak out if I can’t do anything by thursday. Not working out makes me very unhappy. Anyway trying to listen to my body and not work out if i’m not feeling well. here it goes.

I got home from work and watched some tv with Lauren and made dinner.  I found a meatball and mozzarella lean pocket and topped it with the remainder FF sour cream.

On the side I had Butter snaps pretzels, a tbsp Sabra Greek Olive Hummus, and the rest of my milk (1 c). I cant believe it didn’t “turn” yet.

I don’t think I have mentioned that i am a hummus conosiour. I love it. I can’t get enough. sometimes i don’t let myself keep it in the house because I will dip into all the time. My number one favorite brand of hummus is sabra.  Its creamy and fresh tasting and has a ton of great flavors. hand down winner of store bought hummus.  The greek olive was one my my very first favs of the sabra line. Its not my favorite anymore but i still buy it because i loe olives and it is one that flavor isnt just in a pool in the middle of the carton the olives are throughout the hummus.  Sabra seems to have changed the middle part of this hummus isnce I had it the last time.. olives are more pulverized. Different and more oily. not sure how i feel about it. I like the old way but its still good. this is now a rant. sorry!

I spent the remainder of the evening doing laundry and packing for Phoenix.  Leaving early from work tomorrow and flying to AZ to spend Thanksgiving with older brother, Bernie, sister-in law, Sam, and nephew, Baby Bernie, and fat cat, mis Lippy at their house in Surprise. My Mom, Dad, and little sister, Chrissy, are already there. Can’t wait for the warmth, lounging around on the couch watching Christmas movies, and slopping up turkey with the fam.

baby bernie.. this is old can’t wait to see him walking around!