This is going to be a short post! I’m just now in my pj’s, getting ready to watch Fiddler on the Roof–an oldie but goodie. 😀 I have a ton of studying to get started on, but I need a night of recooping to feel refreshed for tomorrow’s busy day. I’m stopping by to drop off a letter of recommendation for a past employer–after a morning long run–and then I’m stopping by my sister’s house to clip the kitty’s claws before going to a Christmas party tomorrow night. Which reminds me that I volunteered to bring an appetizer so I should get started on that too! Phew!
+ studying for my MNT final which is next week
Ever feel that there’s just not enough time in the day? Yeah, me too. But today I was motivated to be a mindful eater, so I really did slow down and enjoy this breakfast! 😀
- 1/4 c. oats
- 1/4 c. oatbran
- 1/2 an apple (while eating the other half 😉 )
- 1 T. raisins
- 2 T. wheatberries
+ 2 T. walnuts and 2 T. homemade power granola on top, with half a glass of orange juice on the side. 😀
It was cold today! As in, 17 degrees cold. That didn’t stop my mom and I from heading out for a brisk morning walk though. It was a bit numbing, and there wasn’t much talking due to frozen faces, but it was still invigorating…haha. 😀 When we came home and dethawed a little, I made a quick snack of yogurt, a spoonful of homemade granola and…
…my first pomegranate of the season. It was lovely, of course. 😀
I had exactly 15 minutes to make lunch and eat it before driving to campus for my last MNT lecture of the semester. I decided to forego my original plans of a salad and went with a lunch that I knew would be filling, satisfying, and quick to throw together so I’d have more time to mindfully eat it. 😉
I reheated the kale and sweet potato fries from yesterday in a frying pan to crisp them up a little. Then I had the last of yesterday’s veggie burger between two slices of whole wheat bread, toasted…with lots of lettuce, tomatoes and ketchup too. Yum!
I ended up meeting with my Life Cycle professor before my class, and made a quick appearance at the Nutrition Christmas party to say hello to some friends and professors. My writing professor is a vegan and made some delicious chocolate chip coconut cookies that were shared with everyone. I started with one and went back for another because they were so good!
Then in MNT, I was growing progressively hungry again, despite a filling lunch and dessert. My internal clock likes to remind of the “3-4 hr. snacking rule.” Never fails. 😉 Thank goodness I had brought a fun little snack to tide me over–some whole wheat bunnies and a babybel cheese. So good!
After racing around Whole Foods and TJ’s–the stores were insanely busy today!–I came home to a nice family dinner of lentil tacos (check out the recipe page for this delightful Runners World meal!) I absolutely love taco night–especially when guacamole is involved. It just makes everything better, ya know? 😀
I’m officially on relax mode. Busy times start again tomorrow morning, so I’m going to take full advantage of a slower paced Friday night. This is the last weekend I need to spend studying for exams…excited! 😀
HAPPY FRIDAY! 😀