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Soda is bad, Eddie is good

Hope everyone had a fabulous Wednesday. We’re on the downhill slope to the weekend! In case you’re wondering, my late night snack Tuesday ended up being a mug of hot chocolate with marshmallows. It was rainy and cool last night and the hot chocolate totally hit the spot.

I started my morning out with banana oats and coffee. Told  y’all that I would switch it up today.

1/3 cup oats, 2 tablespoons Bob’s Red Mill 10-grain cereal, 1/3 vanilla soy milk, 1/3 cup water, 1/2 thinly sliced banana, raisins, cinnamon, pinch salt topped with almond butter and Crofter’s.

I was just telling Brandon at lunch today that ever since I started eating oatmeal for breakfast I last so much longer until I’m starving for lunch. I used to be starving by 11 a.m. but now I usually don’t feel hunger pangs until around 1 p.m. That works great for me because we don’t eat dinner most nights until after 8 so having a later lunch really helps. So if you struggle with crazy hunger before lunch try eating oats for breakfast!

Lunch was another veggie sandwich but since it was cool outside today I was in the mood for something melty.

Roasted red pepper hummus, cucumbers, roma tomatoes, provolone cheese and baby spinach on a 12-grain English muffin. I assembled everything but the spinach and stuck the sandwich under the broiler until the cheese was melted and the bread toasted. Added the spinach before serving. Baby carrots, pineapple and water on the side.

Snack was yesterday’s uneaten Chobani vanilla yogurt with a little Bear Naked Cranberry Raisin Cereal. I really had to choke this down. I’m usually not hungry for an afternoon snack but if I have workouts planned after work I end up starving during and after my workout and I think it impacts my energy levels. Since I had running and yoga planned for today and wouldn’t be eating dinner until almost 9 p.m., I knew I needed the extra calories.

I took Sullie for a 3.5 mile run this afternoon and then headed over to Y2 for a Long, Slow, Deep yoga class. This class is much slower paced than my normal flow-style classes and features long holds in positions (like 5 minutes!). It’s very relaxing and restorative. It’s also effective for training your mind to quiet down. Sometimes I kind of freak out when I have to stay in one position for a while and this class helps me work through that and find calmness. Tonight was probably the best stretch/release on my IT band that I’ve had since I was in physical therapy during my last marathon. It hurt so good! I’m planning on attending one weekly once I start training for Marine Corps Marathon. I think it will be great for muscle recovery/keeping my IT band under control.

Dinner was pretty simple. I made an omelet with 2 eggs, baby spinach, feta and sundried tomatoes and a slice of toast on the side. Brandon has bowling on Wednesday nights (seriously, he’s in a league with his dad and brother – it’s hilarious) so I usually keep it pretty low key.

A few things before I wrap up this post…

  • Our loan was approved! We are so excited – this was the last big hurdle in the house buying process. We’re now waiting to find out our closing date!
  • Do you drink a lot of soda? Would you like to give it up? (YES – it’s bad for you!) If you’re on Twitter join us in @bodemuro’s challenge to give up soda from April 22-May 22 (follow me @jdecurtins). The hashtag is #NoFizzCLT. I have actually drastically cut back on my soda consumption and have only had one Diet Coke in the last few months but I’m always SO tempted in the afternoons when the weather is nice. If you’re not on Twitter, keep me updated on your progress on this blog!
  • I am on a ridiculous Pearl Jam kick right now. For the last couple weeks, I just haven’t been able to get enough Eddie Vedder in my life! So thankful to my husband for turning me on to them many years ago. Do you ever go through music kicks? Can you listen to the same thing over and over? How long before you get sick of it?

And I’ll leave you with a picture of Brandon and me at Pearl Jam in San Diego last Fall!

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  • Ashley April 22, 2010, 2:45 pm

    You can never have too much Eddie! I get on kicks, too and will wear songs out.
    Brad is in a bowling league right now as well. So funny to hear him talk about some of the old guys they play and are usually beaten by.
    p.s. that sandwich looks divine!

    • Jen April 22, 2010, 5:59 pm

      Yeah, the bowling league is just too funny. They get so competitive and last night Brandon came home complaining that they raised the beer prices. Hilarious!

      • Ashley April 22, 2010, 7:31 pm

        Hilar! B got his team sponsored by Good Company Brewing and you would think that was the highlight of the year.

  • Laura April 22, 2010, 5:50 pm

    Really enjoying this healthy living blog Jen! Keep it up!

    • Jen April 22, 2010, 5:59 pm

      Thanks Laura! Good to hear from you! 🙂

  • laq1013 April 24, 2010, 3:45 am

    Agree. Diggin’ the new blog too. Thank you SO much for the link! You’re a doll.
    I taught Body Pump 73 for the first time last night – RIGHT after teaching Body Combat 43. I do not recommend this;)
    I had to back off a little on my squat weight but will try “the new heavy weight” again in the a.m.
    Oh and Lara bars are amazing. I just discovered the coconut creme pie one. LOVE.

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