Filling Foods and an Overdue Giveaway!
Well hullo there!
How’s your Thursday going? Mine’s about done, and like most Thursdays, it was a go-go-go day!
Even though my alarm said I could sleep in today since I was planning to get my workout in after work, my brain and/or Niko told me to wake up at 4:50. I refused to get out of bed until 6:15, so I pretty much just lay there drifting in and out of half asleep-ness until the allowed time. At least this means my bod must be getting used to the early a.m. workouts! 😀
Anyway, I woke up, got ready, and had another awesome bowl of yoatgurt, mimicking this bowl exactly:
Have I mentioned I love this breakfast? Not only is it the most delicious combination ever, but it keeps me full until LUNCH! I know that seems like not so crazy of a concept, but I am almost always starving by 10:00 a.m. and need a snack with my regular oatmeal/cereal/breakfast cookie.
Work was pretty busy again. I had a 9:00 meeting I needed to prepare for, and then afterward had some action items (ew, business word.) Before I knew it it was time for lunch!
Finger food-lickin’ good.
And on the next plate we have an Ezekiel english muffin w/ maca and cinnamon on one half, and organic jam on the other:
And some how before it ended, one of these ended up in the mix too…muahaha
This lunch certainly kept up the trend of keeping Paige full until the next meal 😀
I had to leave work a few minutes early to get my permanent crown put on my tooth, and then after that, I rushed home to get in a quick three mile OUTDOOR run!
That’s right. I gave the snow a middle finger, and ran outside anyway. Since the sidewalks are still snow-covered, I just ran on the street against traffic, like all the other hardcore runners! Yeah 😀 Just gotta make sure you’re paying very close attention when doing this. Never know when a driver might be fiddling in their purse instead of watching the road 😉
Anyway, I ran 3 miles in 27:36! Heck yeah! Totally remember why I hate the dreadmill after this run. From now on, as long as it’s light enough out, and above 25º, I’m hoofin’ it on the street.
Immediately after my quickie run, I rushed to the gym to meet my friend Heidi for a power yoga class (it was her first one!) It totally kicked our asses, and thankfully, Heidi didn’t hate me afterward for taking her along 😉 Gah I’m gonna miss this gym!
Since lunch did such a good job of staving off my hunger, I had forgotten to eat anything until after yoga!! I called the hubski while driving home and told him to preheat the oven, because I wanted food and I wanted it NOW.
It was a frozen pizza kinda night:
x’s 2. With this:
Spinach, goat cheese, and honey mustard dressing.
And half of some krackbucha:
Just because it’s been a while since my last giveaway, I thought it’s about time for another one.
Sequel Naturals recently sent me both of Brendan Brazier’s THRIVE books to read and review, including his newest one: THRIVE Fitness. Lucky for you they also sent me a second copy of his newest one for a giveaway! 😀
I can’t give a full review of the book yet (but one is soon to come!) because I haven’t finished it, but it’s a vegan based training program designed to quickly and efficiently increase overall strength. In his book, he explains how to, among other things, build strong, lean, functional muscles, prevent sports injuries, reduce body fat, and increase quality of sleep!
Also included in the giveaway is the Tupperware banana keeper! If you’ve been reading the blog for a while, you’ve probably seen one of these make an appearance from time to time 😉 For those who haven’t, it’s a cute little yellow banana shaped container that makes bananas so much easier to travel with. It keeps them from getting bruised, squas hed, and turning brown for a certain period of time.
I’m kind of obsessed with mine
And what kind of giveaway would it be without some snacks? During my weekend trip to our local health food store, I’ll pick up a couple of their “new” or more unique products and throw them in as a RAOK (random act of kindness 😉 awww)
To enter, just leave a comment on this post telling me about your favorite and/or somewhat unusual kitchen gadget. That’s it! I’ll pick a winner using the random number generator on…Monday!
Note: This giveaway is open to US readers only. Sorry international readers:(, I still love you!!
I hope everyone had a lovely Thursday. And happy Friday tomorrow!! Hooray!
Anyone got any exciting plans? Tomorrow I plan on relaaaaxing, Saturday is long run day and a Euchre tourney, and Sunday is a pedicure with my madre, and girl time with some friends. Should be a great one 😀