Last night I decided to blow my to-do list off, throw the girls in the car and head over to my friend Janna’s house. I haven’t seen Janna in a looooong time and I couldn’t wait any longer!
The girls had a great time playing with their boyfriend Charlie while Janna made me “vean food.” We munched on yummy strawberries, bananas, hummus, pita and pepper while sipping on homemade sweet tea.
We may have sat on her couch and watched a DVR-ed marathon of 16 and Pregnant. Yes, we are just that cool! This morning I was excited to try the Ezekiel sprouted whole grain English muffins. Ryan suggested I try them when Whole Foods was sold out of my standard ww muffins. They’re good! They are definitely very hearty. I had mine with some Smart Balance, jam and a side of strawberries.
Lunch today was improvised from an almost-bare kitchen! I’m leaving for New Jersey early Friday morning, so I’ve been rationing my produce and letting certain perishables run dry.
I love my spring roll wrappers because they stay fresh for so long. I topped five with a smear of lentil-based hummus, spinach, bean sprouts, tomatoes and a few hunks of avocado. They were delicious!
Trying to Tri
I can’t end this post without telling you about my at-home-tri workout I did yesterday morning. With a little bit of pre-planning, here’s what went down:
- 3 mi. bike to the gym
- 500 m. swim
- 7 mi. bike home
-4 mi. run
It was so much fun! I was happy when my legs were fresh for my run instead of tired from the other sports. Not only was this workout fun, but it gave me confidence for my half Ironman coming up next month!
What You Eat Why
When I started out to eat healthier (or I guess better), I was already not eating red meat. I had stop eating red meat as a dare in high school during my freshmen year. I won, however it made me nausea every time I smelled red meat or tried to eat it.
Now lets come to present day. About a year ago I stumbled upon a magazine called Oxygen that preached about the CLEAN EATING DIET…you basically are staying away from process foods. I worked as hard as I could to follow this way of life and literally lost 51lb.s of fat all while gaining muscle. I believe that this has truly helped me and will continue to live this way.