Hey everyone, Happy Wednesday! Halfway through the week – woooo!!!!
First of all – please go check out my guest post today on Perfection Isn’t Happy! I hope Emily is having a great time on her honeymoon!
Haha I am excited for the week to be over, but nervous about the weekend since the half marathon is coming up! But enough of that, time to move on to this week’s What I Ate Wednesday! If you’re new to WIAW, head over to Peas and Crayons to find out what it’s all about!
Today’s eats are from last Thursday! Haha I managed to remember to take photos of everything, so I decided to use it! I had hoped to sleep in after my Chobani dinner the night before, but no such luck. My eyes popped open at 4:57am. I tried to fall back asleep but by about 5:15am I knew it wasn’t happening, plus I had the urge to run!
I headed out on a quick 3 miler, and I was so glad I did! It was beautiful that morning!
Stretching is soooooo much better when you can stare up at that rather than the gym’s ceiling!
For breakfast I tried out a new recipe: Chia Seed Pudding! More to come on that in a future post…
I’ve started adding in a mid-morning snack, which has been AMAZING! I usually just get really hungry around 10:30, ignore it and try and hold off until noon… Bad plan. Adding in the mid-morning snack! Today’s was Fage greek yogurt with pumpkin seeds, stevia and blueberries mixed in!
I’m pretty sure my office buddy thinks I eat way too much… He’s the type that has coffee for breakfast and eats lunch around 2…
Lunch was something I threw together pretty quickly: a Mexican bowl! It had 3/4 cup black beans, 1/2 an avocado, and then steamed squash, peppers and mushrooms. And I think eggplant… I topped it with salsa and a little cumin!
Afternoon snack included the MOST DELICIOUS fuji apple ever! From trader joe’s! Seriously, it was perfection – crisp and juicy.
Paired with a baggie of almonds and walnuts!
That evening I had planned to meet up with Sienna (HI SIENNA!!!!) to go to spin class! Since class was at 6:45, I decided to head over to the Protein Bar (only a block from the spin studio) and get a protein shake for dinner #1! It had banana, strawberries, almond milk and protein powder. Very good!
I sipped on my smoothie, read a book and then soon it was time to go to spin! I was super nervous (especially when I headed down the stairs and music was blasting…) but I felt so much better after meeting up with Sienna!
So, many of you may know that I’ve been planning to try spinning again (I probably last went about a year ago and wasn’t a huge fan) and I’m glad I finally gave it another chance. However… I don’t think it will be getting any more chances with me. The class actually flew by! (despite my frustration with the moving bike and the lack of explanation from the teacher). But the real issue was my poor knees!
I would totally go back again and keep trying it, but the next morning when I got up it was really hard to walk – my knees were so stiff and in a lot of pain! I’ve always seemed to have knee issues with riding a bike, but it never bothered me too much since I didn’t ride really quickly. But this just hurt too badly!
Luckily, however, I LOVED meeting Sienna! She’s a reader who e-mailed me and offered to go to spin with me! I had bought a Groupon to Real Ryder, so we met up there for a class!
(Yes, I look like an awkward dork in this photo. being real…) I had a blast talking with her on the bus ride back up north and hope we can hang out again! I love talking to people who also read healthy living blogs, haha, they just get it! Thanks for joining me Sienna!
When I got home I actually wasn’t super hungry like I thought I’d be (it was around 8:20 by then). I heated up some leftover Trader Joe’s Indian style eggplant (I lost the box… cannot remember what it’s actually called) and served it over some steamed Kale and squash.
Then I had some frozen strawberries in flax milk with a little vanilla stevia, and by that point I was exhausted and just fell into bed!
(frozen berries in milk is my new obsession…).
It was a LONG but fun day!
Where’s your favorite place to stretch?
Current food obsessions?
Anyone else have knee issues when biking?