Archives for November 2012

WIAW #22 – An easy-going Tuesday

Hello everyone! Welcome to another What I Ate Wednesday hosted by Jenn.

This week was a bit different than usual… it was a friend’s birthday on Monday so we went downtown “for a little bit” and the drinks were flowing, and I had a little too much to drink. I wasn’t feeling great yesterday morning, but I wasn’t feeling terrible either. Except that meant I wasn’t hungry much.

I had a very late breakfast which consisted of Van’s flax waffles with a fruit spread, and I felt much better. For lunch, I had a whole can of Gluten-Free Cafe‘s chicken noodle soup. It really helped settle my stomach.

As a snack, I had 2 oranges with Tajin sprinkled on them.. Tajin is a seasoning I sprinkle on fruits (apples, oranges, pineapple, etc) and some veggies (like cucumber slices and jicama), but you can add it to a lot of different things! I also grabbed a handful of trail mix before our quality workout. Luckily, it was short (and by short, I mean 5.2 miles and no core exercises afterwards).

I was going to make some chicken tacos for dinner, but the boy requested enchiladas instead. He *conveniently* forgot to get some lettuce at the grocery store so I couldn’t have my salad. By the time dinner was ready, I was STARVING! We drank some strawberry lemonade Nuun to help us re-hydrate.

What are some foods you like to eat after a night of drinking?

Glimpse of the { Thanksgiving } Weekend

Finally got my hair to work with me… Dusty wasn’t having it, though

Sunset on our way to Corpus Christi

Trying to stay occupied with Professor Layton during the long drive

Bowling with the boy’s brother, niece + nephew

Sunrise by the bay

Proud of my awesome medal and time for the 31st annual CC Turkey Chase

CC Ritual – Skip-Bo

Upgrading the RAM + up to Mountain Lion on my Macbook Pro

Christmas Tree ornament shopping + decorating

Happy Thanksgiving!

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This year, I have so many things to be thankful for:

  • my awesome fiancé
  • my very supportive family and relatives
  • my crazy kitties
  • my friends, near and far
  • my job and our team
  • my legs that allow me to run more than I ever thought possible
  • the Rogue running community (including my running buddies and coach)
  • the opportunities we have had to travel
  • the weather we have in Central Texas
  • my health (I’m healthy for the most part) and finally having found a doctor (my endo) who actually listens to me
  • and you for reading my shenanigans!

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

What are you thankful for?

Glimpse of the Weekend

Weekend of November 16, 2012

Had at least 6 inches cut off… hair hadn’t been this short in 6 years

10 mile run starting at 6am

my attempt at truffles foiled by flying utensils

Got an early Christmas present from the boy…

WIAW #21 – It was a chilly day in Texas

Happy Wednesday, everyone! I hope you’re having a great week so far. Another WIAW is upon us {Thanks Jenn for hosting this little party :)}

I knew the weather was going to get chillier, so I made sure we had bananas in stock so I could make hot oatmeal in the morning. I put half a banana in with the milk and water so I don’t need any sugar. I topped it off with Justin’s Vanilla Almond Butter and some cinnamon.

It seriously feels like a warm hug

On Monday night, I had all this energy… I made dinner, turkey quinoa muffins, and what I had for lunch yesterday: Seafood Corn Chowder {from Clean Eating magazine}

This recipe was easy to make, it didn’t require too much time in front of the stove. It called for one jalapeño with seeds if desired; I wasn’t expecting it to be so spicy as jalapeños don’t give me much a bite. However, it did a good job in cleaning my sinuses!! Despite my mouth being on fire, it was still delicious. I give this an A.

In the morning, I had a jalapeño string cheese, and in the afternoon, I ate a turkey quinoa muffin… how I missed them!!

Lately, I’ve been dreading the Tuesday Quality workouts. It’s dark and they aren’t the easiest workouts of the week. I missed a workout a couple of weeks ago, and last week, the thought of going put me in a bad mood. I knew this had to change. When I broke my toe last summer, I threw myself a pity party for not being able to run, and here I am healthy, and I am dreading it. So this week, I just reminded myself that the workouts allow me to get some fresh air, to chat with the girls, and to work on my legs! Even though it was in the 50s and I had to wear long sleeves, I didn’t dread it, and the workout {almost 6 miles, plus foot drills, ab workouts, and stretching} went by rather quickly. In fact, I was surprised that I was getting home at 8pm! I had a Strawberry Banana Core Power while I cooked dinner.

While I was picking out recipes this past weekend, I remembered that we still had some cranberries leftover, and this recipe looked really good. The honey cranberry sauce was really good… I didn’t taste the orange in the quinoa, but I also should have used half the paprika since I only cooked 1/2 cup of quinoa. Overall, this recipe was delicious; the chicken was nice and juicy, the honey cranberry sauce had the right amount of tartness, and the quinoa wasn’t too bad. We gave this recipe an A.

November’s WIAW theme is Fall Into Good Habits… This week, I decided I needed to get serious. I keep trying to get back on the wagon, and 2 months later, I’ve gained 8 lbs. Enough is enough… This week, I planned my workouts for the week, planned dinners, we went grocery shopping, I prepped snacks. It’s been a little challenging since the temperatures have dropped here in Central Texas. The problem with “cold” weather is the craving for comfort foods; I knew this was coming so when I was picking out the recipes and thinking about my grocery list, I knew I’d want some oatmeal and soup! So far, this has really helped curb my cravings!

What are you doing to Fall Into Good Habits?

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