Here’s a little post about the general things going on in life. It’s the little positives that make us happy, and hopefully it’s the little negatives that we learn to ignore. Well, I am in a good mood, and that is really helping me focus on all those little positives.
I’ve been hitting the gym regularly this week, and I even went for a walk with Kevin Monday after work. It was incredibly hot and humid outside, but I’m not generally one to turn down a good stroll. Today, my running buddy and I enjoyed another Three-mile Thursday, which I mention in my June workout post.
That covers fitness, but what about nutrition? This week has been all over the place. I’ve been munching like crazy! Does anyone else go through phases like that? I just seem hungry all the time, and trust me, it’s super frustrating!
My three-part breakfasts have included a pre-gym rice cake, a post-workout egg (organic and hardboiled for easy transportation), and an at-work parfait. The parfaits are great!
Non-fat, plain Greek yogurt with peaches and toasted maple oats make for a winning combination. Heaven in a bowl… or a Rubbermaid container.
Lunch hasn’t been as pretty, but it works. It’s 1/2 a can of tuna on an English muffin or in a wrap with dressing or kalamata olive hummus. I couple that with a little side salad. The dressing is Annie’s Light Gingerly, which is a new fav of mine. I’m on a never-ending quest to find the same ginger dressing used by Japanese restaurants, so if you know the brand, please share!
Snacks have been all over the place this week. Granola bars, apples, and/or hummus with broccoli or summer squash have all made one or more appearances. Hopefully I’ll get all this snacking under control soon. I think I’ve been eating a little more than necessary due to stress and boredom. I know, who is stressed and bored? This girl. Work’s a drain, I tell ya!
Dinner last night was pretty awesome though. I’m American, but I swear my tummy’s German. Chicken brats with Brussels sprouts are an amazing combo. Deeeelish!
Sadly, because my hunger is as controlled and predictable as a tornado, I wanted a little something extra in about an hour. Whole wheat bread with peeb (peanut butter) to the rescue! I think there needs to be a peeb super hero.
Lastly, another small positive that made my day…
My Amazon order finally arrived! Woohoo! I’m such an Amazon nerd, it’s not even funny. Well… that picture’s kinda funny, but that’s not the point. I got 4 packages of organic red quinoa and a new armband for my iPhone. Now I can finally run with tunes!