I so appreciate everyone who took the time to wish me congratulations on my second anniversary of blogging on Peanut Butter Runner. When I ask questions like, “tell me one thing that’s changed in your life over the last year,” it’s not just to illicit responses. I genuinely enjoy reading about the things that you are doing and some of your stories are incredibly inspiring…everything from having children to dealing with loss to making the decision to make healthy living a priority. I get so excited when the blog can become a place where we can all share with each other rather than me just blabbering away at you.
I feel like it’s been forever since I’ve updated you on what I’ve been eating and doing (in reality it’s been two days!). The first noteworthy thing to share with you is that I actually got dressed and went out to dinner on Sunday night with my team from work. I am so lucky to work with great people who I enjoy hanging out with outside of the gym!
It’s a little sad that it’s a blogworthy occasion when I where anything other than Lululemon. I was trying to think back to the last time I wore a skirt or dress and I believe it was Christmas Eve. Hopefully I can change that now that warm weather is here and sundresses become the norm.
The second thing I’d like to comment on is how insanely sore I am from Sunday’s WOD. Specifically, my butt thanks to the walking lunges we did while wearing a sandbag across our shoulders. Good lord! I could barely sit down yesterday. We were supposed to max out on squats, overhead press and deadlifts yesterday but there was no way that was happening for me. I’m going to attempt it today or tomorrow.
And here’s a look at what I’ve been eating as I’ve continued on my quest to eat clean and up my protein. I’m eight days in and feeling amazing.
Monday morning breakfast after a hot yoga class was strawberry banana oatmeal topped with Barney Butter.
1/3 cup Coach’s Oats
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/2 cup water
Heavy dose of cinnamon
Generous sprinkle of white chia seeds
1/2 banana, sliced thinly
A handful of strawberries, diced and stirred in at the end
Monday lunch was a salad with arugula mix, avocado, apple, carrots, leftover balsamic portobellos, goat cheese, grape tomatoes, pecans and dried cranberries with homemade honey dijon balsamic vinaigrette.
Dinner after teaching my Monday evening hot yoga class was simple and healthy. I roasted cauliflower with olive oil, kosher salt and a little bit of Dizzy Dust. I roasted the sweet potatoes with olive oil and a little bit of kosher salt and maple syrup. Finally, grilled chicken with Trader Joe’s Lemon Pepper and a sprinkle of Dizzy Dust. I am a huge fan of using rubs as a healthy way to add flavor to the foods I’m cooking. Also, can we take a second to appreciate cauliflower. I feel like it’s one of those vegetables that doesn’t get a lot of recognition but it’s so delicious…especially roasted! According to the Twitterverse, I also need to try it mashed. One of my friends Tweeted to me last night, “Cauliflower is to vegtables as honeydew is to fruit. Forgotten, but tasty.” and it’s so true! I’m guilty of forgetting about it too but I love it when I make it.
Cauliflower…love or hate?
I was sore and tired so I opted to skip early morning yoga today in favor of an extra hour of sleep. Breakfast when I awoke was plain goat yogurt with banana, chia seeds, cinnamon, granola, strawberries and sunflower seed butter.
One last meal…today’s lunch was a delicious combination. I reheated some leftover brown rice and placed it on top of a bed of arugula mix. Then I sauteed a zucchini and some grape tomatoes and then scrambled an egg. I placed all that on top of the rice and then topped it off with diced avocado and a little bit of shredded goat cheddar. A pear on the side.
I’m off to power through the rest of a 12-hour workday while someone lives the good life. Jealous! 😉
Have a great day!