I decided today, that I’d really like for this blog to start taking on a bit more nutrition topics. I mean, why not, right? I’m not exactly sure which direction that means, but I’d like the input of my readers. What are your thoughts? Should I make more comments about why I choose the foods I do? Should I keep writing the way I do and only include “special edition” nutrition topics? Should I stop asking questions and just start blogging already? Really, I want to know what you guys think! And I always appreciate honesty. 😀
It’s going to be really, really nice having Mondays and Fridays off this semester. I woke up this morning, realizing that today felt like a Saturday. And best of all is that Sunday will seem like a Saturday. Love that! 😀 Of course, I still have to make sure I’m productive with homework and the rest of life, so I woke myself up at a reasonable hour and made breakfast!
A whole wheat bagel with 1 T. almond butter and a banana, with a glass of milk and lots of water. Absolutely delicious. It immediately brought me back to the morning of the 10k race, which now seems so long ago! 😀
Strength training has been going well. Mind you, it’s really only the second time this week that I fit it in, but I’m feeling like this will easily become a habit of mine. I had a hard time just getting started, but once I started moving and sweating, I felt really, really good. I believe in setting mini-goals that are attainable. Two strength training sessions a week are completely doable for me, so that’s what I’m starting with. 😀
Afterwards, I snacked on a 6-oz container of plain, fat-free yogurt with 2 T. crushed flax and some pumpkin flax granola on top.
I don’t know why, but this salad tasted simply amazing. I think I was craving fresh greens for lunch!
- red onions
- green olives
- 1 tsp each of balsamic, olive oil, orange juice and garlic powder + dry mustard
Sorry for the leftovers! What can I say, I have this drive to be as economical as possible. I get a crazy satisfaction out of it.
It felt good to walk this afternoon. I was feeling mildly grumpy after too many hours of being cooped up on the couch with my schoolbooks. The material was incredibly interesting (Nutrition Counseling) but I felt achy and sore—desparately needing to stretch and move. An afternoon walk can feel so therapeutic sometimes.
I was starving upon my return, and broke into the mixed nuts. A small handful goes a long way in keeping me full. Especially when paired with a fruit—this orange was so incredibly juicy and sweet!
Dinner, I admit, looks rather sorry. Blame it on the low lighting! But honestly, it tasted delicious. I took a Turkey Meat Pie recipe from Cooks Illustrated Light, and used the leftover turkey meat from Thanksgiving! I love how convenient that made this meal. On the side I sauteed a bunch of beet greens (which don’t actually amount to much once they’ve cooked down!) with a dollop of cranberry sauce.
I went back for seconds. This meal could definitely use a bulky side dish to make it more substantial. Asparagus or roasted brussels sprouts maybe? 😀
I noticed that caring was one of the major personality traits that you all listed for yourselves. Love that! From what I’ve seen, I’ll bet that a vast majority of food bloggers are caring people. 😀
(p.s. I’m making a yogurt snack while we speak.)
(p.s.s. It’s FRIDAY! )