Hi friends! I can’t thank you enough for all of the birthday wishes yesterday and Monday — it really meant a lot to me. Now that I’m 1/4 of a century, I feel much more mature and adult’ish (not really). I spent my day relaxing, vacuuming (the Husband delivered with the vacuum of my dreams!!!!!), and spending some time with my family. It was great.
Yesterday morning it was back to reality when my alarm clock went off at 5:00 AM. I wanted to squeeze in a short workout since I knew I wasn’t going to be going on a long walk with my boys during the day because we had a heat warning. I busted out Tina’s burpee blaster which I did a few weeks ago as one of my “first” workouts back, and almost died. I’m happy to report it was a little easier today! After, I cooled down a little bit, got ready for the day, and got breakfast going. I was starving all day today, so I was ready to eat!
Breakfast — 6:15 AM
I completely zoned out and forgot to take a picture of my breakfast this morning, but it looked a little something like this.
Hot oats (whyyyy!?) topped with some fruit, cinnamon, and peanut butter. While I was eating, a really nasty storm started to blow through. It was pitch black outside — it was scary! I forged ahead though and left on time to go hang out with the boys.
Lunch — 11:30 AM
We were all pretty hungry when lunch time came around, so I started on things a little earlier so we could be sitting down around 11:30 — the boys had some chicken nuggets and fruit (and even ate some of my baby carrots — it happened, Melanie!!), and I made myself an egg sandwich on a Udi’s bagel with avocado, hummus, and lettuce. It’s my favorite combination!
On the side I ate some baby carrots and Trader Joe’s triple layer hummus (so good!)
While I was eating, I came across a conjoined carrot!!!! It was the best thing ever. My six year old buddy told me I needed to save it so one of his toys could use it as a jetpack, but I vetoed that suggestion and ate it.
In the midst of some intense Lego playtime this afternoon, I snacked on an old favorite, raisins and almonds.
When I got home, I also ate a cold piece of pizza that was leftover from the other night — I was feeling snacky while I was making dinner!
Dinner was courtesy of Trader Joe’s today — organic frozen brown rice (best convenience food ever), stir fry vegetables, and organic sprouted tofu (double the protein!).
This dinner was fairly similar to this recipe, and it was delicious. I went back for seconds on everything. Dinner is always ended with a piece of dark chocolate.
While I am typing this post, the day isn’t over yet, and I’m sure I’m going to head back into the kitchen for a snack at some point. I’m feeling granola or half a bagel with almond butter and banana slices!
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