These past 2 days have been crazy intense. There’s been ups and downs at work, stomach problems, thunderstorms and too many Oreo’s! As I sit in bed typing this post, there is thunder approaching and 30 Rock is on the TV. Bed time is my favorite time – it’s when my mind can finally start to relax. It takes a while (I tend to have racing thoughts) but once it does, it’s glorious!!
With that being said, let’s jump into the past 2 days.
TUESDAY – Tuesday was a decent day for eating but not necessarily for running.
BREAKFAST – I started off my day with some Greek yogurt and vanilla granola. I love Bear Naked Fit Granola! It hits the spot every time.
The morning flew by and when lunch hit, I drove back home and made myself some yummy goodness!
LUNCH – I made myself a grilled cheese with 2 pieces of whole wheat toast spread with butter and 2 slices of American cheese. I had some strawberries on the side, too. This lunch reminded me of lunches on snow days when I was growing up! Then I had 3 Oreo’s….
While I was home, I prepared a smoothie that I ate later on in the day. Into the blender went: frozen mango and strawberries, vanilla Greek yogurt and 1% organic milk. It was quite good.
EXERCISE – I needed to run 3 miles on Tuesday and I had the full intention of doing so…but I got to the hill and saw these 2:
That’s right! GEESE! The geese around here are just plain mean and I certainly wasn’t in the mood to be chased by a stupid , glorified dinosaur. So, I turned around and by the time I got to my front door, I had run 2 miles and considered it good enough. It was beautiful outside and I felt really good! Even thought it was only 2 miles and not 3, it’s better than nothing at all!
I went to get my haircut and left a recipe for the man to follow for dinner.
DINNER – Giada’s orzo with chicken andouille sausage and red peppers. It is so delicious and it makes so much for leftovers!!
WEDNESDAY – I was supposed to run 4 miles today, but when I got home from work (late) my stomach was pretty upset. I don’t know why but lately my stomach has felt like knives are twisting my insides. It makes me want to curl up into a ball and do nothing. I listened to my body and decided it wouldn’t be smart to run while my stomach hurt. What do you think is more important – following your training schedule or listening to your body?
BREAKFAST – I had some yummy mango and granola this morning! It was good, good, good!
I swung over to my favorite place around lunch time: Whole Foods! They had really good samples available today, including some chips and dip. Free samples are my favorites!
LUNCH – I came back and reheated some orzo leftovers and 2 small cookies!
SNACKS – Throughout the day, I nibbled on some grapes, a Luna bar and an apple with peanut butter. These snacks kept me full throughout the day and provided great protein!
Then, it was time to make dinner. I based it on Skinny Taste’s recipe for chicken parmesan. Instead of heating up butter, I dipped the chicken breasts in egg, which is healthier.
DINNER – Chicken parmesan and green beans, with a side of 3 Oreo’s!
I’m off to bed now – here’s to tomorrow being my Friday!!