WIAW #8 – Back on the wagon

Hello everyone! I got some great news yesterday from my doctor — I can now resume running! More on that in a minute.. for now:

To be honest, ever since I got back from Toronto, I’ve been having a hard time getting back on the clean eating wagon. First it was because I got sick, then my stomach was not cooperating, then we went to Corpus Christi to visit the boy’s mom. On Friday, I started logging my food (just writing down what I ate without counting calories), then I cut back on the junk food, then I cut back on the treats. I feel like I’m finally starting to get a grasp on things.

This morning, I called the doctor’s office as my Synthroid prescription renewal had been denied — I needed to go in to do blood work, so I didn’t eat anything and went straight there. I also got the doctor to take a look at my toe, and she said that so long as I could stand the pain (from wearing closed toe shoes), that I could resume running :D I had my banana/chocolate smoothie on my way to work. For a snack {which I ended up having at noon}, I had a gala apple with Justin’s Chocolate Almond Butter… I’m currently obsessed with Justin’s almond & hazelnut butters!

For a late lunch, I stopped by My Fit Foods to grab some lunch; they have prepackaged balanced meals and some are gluten-free! Today, I got the Salmon Stir Fry. The rice was nice and fluffy and the salmon had a little bit of a kick; it was delicious!

This afternoon, I got the book “Cupcakes and Cashmere” by Emily Schuman arrived! I LOVE her blog of the same name and was excited to take a look at it, so I did when I had my snack: a coconut greek yogurt. The boy’s mom got us the yogurt for our stay, and I thoroughly enjoyed it — it was smooth, not too sweet, and it had shredded coconut.

In the afternoon, I went for my workout, and when I got home, the boy had brought Rudy’s BBQ for dinner. I made myself a salad {romaine lettuce with red bell peppers and jicama with lime juice} to go with the lean brisket. I’ll admit that the lean is a little drier than the regular brisket, but

So that was what I ate!

July’s WIAW topic is fitness, I can finally chime in on that! I got back to weight training on Monday evening with a half hour of the elliptical afterwards, and yesterday was interval training. I took it easy in the amount that I ran because I wasn’t sure if my toe would kill me or what! But I’m definitely looking forward to increasing the amount of running I do! I used an app called Interval Run {Apple App Store} and I’m able to customize the amount and length of intervals.

Today, I’m going to attempt a 30 minute run at an easy pace. Wish me luck!

What’s your favourite way to get your cardio on?

Mine is definitely running!


  1. I also LOVE Justin’s nut butters. I usually just get the plain almond butter, but the flavored ones are great, too. I love that they are available in the little travel pouches. Perfect for people who pack a lunch every day!

  2. All your eats look soo good. What an awesome place ‘My Fit Foods’.. love it! Ohh & that coconut yogurt sounds soo yummy!!

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