WIAW & My Two New Good Habits

Here we are smack dab in the middle of the week again! I think I’m fighting off a sickness that I just started feeling yesterday morning. I’ve been saying it’s a miracle if I don’t catch this cold that’s going around. I’ve had clients canceling left and right because of it, and the ones who aren’t cancelling are sniffling and coughing through our workouts. Plus I work in a gym = germ fest.


I THANK YOU! Now just wipe down the rest of the gym. Oh wait, that’s my job.

For now I’ll just continue to take it easy and down emergen-C’s like it’s my job. Want to know how many I drank yesterday? Good, I’ll tell you, because it’s What I Ate (and drank) Wednesday!


This month’s theme is about falling into good habits, and you know what? I happen to be doing just that. I’m proudly announcing two things:

#1. We have NO ice cream in the house! Usually, we keep 2-3 flavors in the freezer, but last week we I decided that if we wanted ice cream, we could go get it from the ice cream shoppe. Turns out, we’re pretty lazy during the week and don’t feel like venturing out to go get ice cream after dinner. This translates to less sugar crashes before bedtime Smile

#2. I gave up week night wine. It’s true (don’t worry, Lindsay, I’m still getting my wine on during the weekend Winking smile) For me, when I open a bottle, I feel like I can’t let it go bad, so that means usually having 1-2 glasses a night 3 nights in a row, since Shane’s on a beer kick and won’t help a wifey out. So now I open a bottle Friday and enjoy it through Sunday. I’ve replaced my weeknight wine drinking with sleepy time tea drinking. I think it’s a good new habit I’ve fallen into.

All right. Enough chit chat, let’s get started! These are my eats from Tuesday (yesterday) which was a pretty normal day for me. I worked in the gym, trained a few clients, but my only exercise was taking Niko for a 50 minute brisk (and chilly!) walk.

6:30 AM – Emergen-C



Like I mentioned above, I woke up yesterday with a dry throat that was a little more than just a maybe-I-slept-with-my-mouth-open kinda dry throat. Emergen-C is my go-to drink for fending off the sickies.

6:35 AM – Coffee w/ a splash of half and half – I needs my coffees. Lately it’s been pretty bad. For a while there, I got in the habit of not needing a cup assoonasIwokeup, but we’re back to square one. A delicious, creamy, heaven in a cup of a square one.

7:30 AM – Breakfast – Waffles + egg whites



2 Kashi blueberry waffles, toasted and each smeared with a thin layer of Justin’s vanilla almond butter, honeydew melon, and egg whites covered in sriracha on the side.


Delicious, and fueled my aforementioned 50 minute walk with the pupster.

9:30 AM – Coffee



Coffee w/ steamed almond milk and cinnamon. I was in the mood for something that’d warm me up!

10:30 AM – Snack – Pumpkin protein pancakeIMG_9178


#failed at flipping, obviously. For this pancake, I just mixed together 1/3 c. egg whites, 1/3 c. pumpkin, scoop of vanilla protein powder, cinnamon, and a dash of sea salt.


Then I topped it with ~1 tbsp. of Justin’s maple almond butter

1:30 PM – Lunch – Roasted egg plant, spinach, and shrimp pasta


Leftover from Monday night’s dinner, I put all components of the dinner is one container and chowed down. Roasted egg plant is the way to go, people. So dense and chewy!


Lunch was immediately followed by multiple handfuls to the face of Fall Trail Mix:


Sweet n salty – best combo evvvvver.

4:15 PM – Snack – Carrots and black bean dip



Some carrots that were on their last leg, plus miss Lindsay’s spicy black bean dip (recommend!) fueled me through one last hour of work, and my last clients for the day.

Aaaand more Emergen-C


7:00 PM – Dinner – Chicken tacos


That morning I boiled some chicken breasts, and then let them marinate in a combo of Mexican seasonings and salsa all day. When dinner time came, I stuffed the chicken in a couple flour tortillas, and topped with guacamole and Greek yogurt (a sub for sour cream.)




When I finished dinner, I was sure as heck that it would keep me full throughout the night, but low and behold, and 8:30, as we were watching Friday Night Lights, I had my hand back in the trail mix bowl – with a side of dark chocolate chips! Then I finished out the night with some sleepy time tea and reading a couple  chapters of my book.

Have you started any good habits lately?

How about any bad ones? Winking smile haha

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  1. Yes. I’ve finally gots my good YOGAhabit going!!!!
    Miz recently posted..It’s back to basics bootcamp!My Profile

  2. Yum…breakfast looks perfect. I may have to make that tomorrow. Good job on your 2 new good habits!
    Katie @wishandwhimsy recently posted..Choose Your Day | WIAWMy Profile

  3. Love protein pancakes! Yours look great! I love the idea of adding pumpkin to it!
    Kierston recently posted..WIAW: Easy Bake Egg White Soufflé!My Profile

  4. Instead of getting sugary frozen yogurt last night, I made banana soft serve at home – and I’ve been thinking about buying those mini bottles of wine to avoid the drinking too much to avoid wasting it trap. :)
    Claire @ Live and Love to Eat recently posted..Getting My Vitamin A (WIAW)My Profile

  5. Great eats! That breakfast and those protein pancakes look awesome! I’m still drooling over that trail mix too! Everyone does seem to be getting sick lately! Stay healthy! No new good habits as of late but I need to get back to some of them such as drinking more water and working on my pull ups 3X a week!
    Danielle (@CleanFoodCreativeFitness) recently posted..What I ate WednesdayMy Profile

  6. I used to have a glass of wine almost every night and thankfully broke that habit about a year ago. I still love some on the weekends but I wasn’t happy with the extra calories during the week. I’d much rather have a vitatop now :)
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  7. now that the temps are dropping I need to bring back my night time tea routine it helps me relax, and it will replace the wine :)
    Kaitlin @4loveofcarrots recently posted..Should you being eating for you blood type?My Profile

  8. I’ve been trying to bring back my evening tea and/or yoga routine. Some night it’s working, some nights it’s not – but at least I’m trying!!
    Katie @ Talk Less, Say More recently posted..What I Ate WednesdayMy Profile

  9. Those pancakes sound insanely easy. Oh wine……why does it have to taste so darn good?

  10. I mostly love that coffee with half-n-half. I posted a pic of my own to Instagram today. Creamy makes me happy:) REAL creamy!

  11. I’m the same way with wine — can’t let an open bottle sit for too long! I need to make that pumpkin protein pancake!
    Laurie @ Love, Laugh, Laurie recently posted..No Jumping Circuit WorkoutMy Profile

  12. hahahaha sometimes i really love a failed pancake flip because it makes it fun to eat in crumbles – other times (most times) i’m like BAHHH i was dreaming of the perfect pancake – and of course thats when i flip fail.
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  13. When I worked at the gym, I felt like I was getting sick CONSTANTLY throughout the cooler months. I hope you get to feeling better soon! I like your two new healthy habits! Keep it up! 😉
    Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries recently posted..WIAW #52: An All Around Good DayMy Profile

  14. I’m on the brink of a cold too. I’m down tea like nobody’s business. I hope I can nip this is the bud before it gets worse.
    Alysha @Shesontherun recently posted..Milwaukee Food Tour: Pizza Bus TourMy Profile

  15. I love have Emergen-C on hand! Some of them don’t taste half bad either! 😛
    Shannon ~ My Place In The Race recently posted..Laid UpMy Profile

  16. I gargle with salt water for 30 seconds every day during cold and flu season whether I feel something coming on or not. I saw it on The Doctors, and I really believe it works. Old time remedies with natural ingredients are coming back.

  17. i think my middle name must be wino. Just kidding. I am really good at just one glass a night, but I do have a pump to keep the wine fresh and the hubs has a glass each night too, so no wasting. I totally get your reason though. And i totally get your job, ugh, cleaning sweat. Makes you want to shower 3x. haha
    cottercrunch recently posted..No kitchen? No problemMy Profile

  18. I hope you feel better soon!! Your food looks so good! I want to try that protein pancake!
    Brittany @ Delights and Delectables recently posted..WIAW #17 Habits UpdateMy Profile

  19. looks like my pancakes! I always fail at the flip haha :)
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  20. I like how you wrote Lunge for Lunch;) Clearly lunges are on your mind ha ha.
    I hate when my pancakes or baked goods do that, it happens all to often!
    I’m craving Mexican so badly now after you posted that chicken taco bowl! Might need a version of that for Dinner.
    I’ve been picking up healthy habits this week, aka more calories for me! Hard, but I know its worth it.
    Lisa recently posted..Breakfast All DayMy Profile

  21. Getting back into the habit of stretching after my workouts! I was doing baaaad with that for a while. :-)
    Sam @ Better With Sprinkles recently posted..WIAW # 2My Profile

  22. Re: the coffee habit! As a fellow coffee addict, here’s what I do to cut back: I buy this stuff called Teecino at Whole Foods http://teeccino.com/ and I start off subbing one scoop of coffee with this, then up it to two scoops or more if I feel like I really need to back off the caffeine. It allows me to still have that nice lil cup of warmth! (And cinnamon goes great in it).

  23. I hope you feel better soon! It’s ironic that I work in a health and wellness company and I swear everyone is coming down with something. :(

    I’m the same with the ice cream policy. It would be consumed every single meal if I kept it in the house…
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  24. yay! glad you liked the dip!!
    Lindsay (@LeanGrnBeanBlog) recently posted..Apple Cinnamon Pumpkin Crockpot Steelcut OatsMy Profile

  25. mmm for real all of these meals look awesome! especially the pancakes and waffles.. i must have breakfast on my mind! (:
    Danielle @ itsaharleyyylife recently posted..Soft Pumpkin Chocolate Chip CookiesMy Profile

  26. Hi Paige,
    it’s good to see that you gave up the wine for tea..not many people do that unfortunately:) I loved all of the amazing foods, and I will definitely try the black bean dip!
    Mariella Lombardi recently posted..Review of Weight Loss Supplement Bali SlimMy Profile

  27. Giving up weeknight wine is a good idea! I will have to work up to having no ice cream at home though… 😉
    Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic recently posted..Pineapple Upside Down CakeMy Profile

  28. Oh don’t worry one bit about that morning cup of Joe– I’m RIGHT there with ya’! There’s just something about a big creamy cup of coffee that gets my juices flowing (possibly the caffeine 😉 ).


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