Yikes, this week has been crazy so far. I tried something new on Monday and ate breakfast at home (instead of at the office). It made for a very relaxed morning, but I’m usually too rushed to do this. I started off with the usual 1/2 cup of coffee and 2 slices of whole wheat toast topped with peanut butter, sliced banana, and a drizzle of honey.
Since it was Monday (blah), I decided to treat myself to a cafeteria salad (will pack my lunch tomorrow!). It was delicious and I enjoyed it in the bright sunshine 🙂
romaine, arugula, red onion, mushrooms, shredded carrots
roasted acorn and butternut squash
sprinkle of cranberries, pumpkin seeds, and sunflower seeds
Tbs balsamic vinaigrette
And BBQ popchips!
Afternoon snack was a strawberry Stonyfield Farm yogurt with a serving of Newman’s honey wheat pretzels mixed in. Salty and sweet! And the Newman’s Own pretzels have 3g of fiber per serving, I approve.
I ended up leaving the office kind of late. I contemplated skipping the gym (legs still a little sore), but I thought some easy elliptical might relieve some of the day’s stress. After 30 easy minutes on the elliptical, my mind felt a little clearer and my muscles weren’t as tight. After running a few errands and doing a million dishes (yay, our hot water is back!), it was time for dinner. After I plated everything I realized how random it looks…will be more creative soon!
Sunshine falafel burger topped with spicy hummus and gouda, steamed spinach, a seed flat bread, and BRIE (!!).
I enjoyed a little GLEE with gelato + cookie for dessert 🙂
I was up and at ’em early on Tuesday – I had plans for a 7:15am spinning class. As I waited for the 2/3 train (please ignore the dirty subway platform), I sipped some coffee and half of a lara bar. Umm, no photo of the lara bar because my hands were carrying about 8 different bags (lunch box, purse, gym bag, etc).
I made it to the gym in time for class and spinned away for 45 minutes – I was surprised at how much fun I had! Usually I get whiney about cross-training, but any class that starts with Katy Perry’s “I Kissed A Girl” and ends with Bon Jovi’s “Shot Through the Heart” just has to be a good time 🙂
I finished up with 20 minutes on the elliptical (morning news watching!) and some stretching.
After my early morning workout, I was ready to devour breakfast – overnight pumpkin oatmeal!
1/2 cup oats
3/4 cup Stonyfield plain oikos greek yogurt
1/2 cup pumpkin
splash of milk
5 prunes & 5 chopped pecans
drizzle of maple syrup
A LOT of cinnamon (and a pinch of ginger & nutmeg)
I was good (aka economical) today and packed my lunch: an apple, two slices of Nature’s Pride whole wheat bread, spicy hummus, brie, gouda, and spinach. Simple, but yum.
Salt & Pepper pistachios for a snack:
Now I just have to make it through the rest of the afternoon – I have a press pass to a fun event this evening!
Check out this slideshow of Autumn’s best produce picks.
Is barefoot running the next BIG thing?
And finally, check out my interview at RunAbroad.com – Yay!