The weather was just B-E-A-U-TIFUL yesterday and today. Loved it. So excited for Spring. Ya know what else I’ve been loving again? Oatmeal. I rocked it the past two days plus I’m thinking more to come tomorrow.
- 1/3 cup oats, 2/3 cup skim milk, 1/2 chopped apple, cinnamon, 1 scoop protein powder, 1/2 cup blueberries, 1 tbsp almond butter
I enjoyed it with much needed coffee as well. :) And before I let homework ruin the rest of the day, I went out for a glorious run. A wonderful, amazing, can’t believe how much I missed it, it’s been 2 months (!) run. I’m still slow but guess how much I care. Plus I’m sure all the ice jumping, climbing, sliding, and skating I did affected my time ;)
Yeah and bump that distance up to 4.75 miles roughly. Somehow it was calculating time but not distance for a while until I looked down and noticed. I think it’s because I turned it on while inside? Should probably read the manual instead of the quick guide for this thing. I also assure you that my face was as pink as the hot pink running shirt I was wearing. I put too many layers on :(
Lunch was another meal that I’ve been having kind of frequently. The new egg sandwich:
- Sandwich thin – hummus on one side, laughing cow wedge on the other, spinach, and an egg sprinkled with basil. Red pepper strips on the side.
One of my homework assignments yesterday involved discussion about stages of change (a frequent topic in my classes) and what we think would be the most frustrating (for you, the dietitian) stage a client/patient could be in. I chose precontemplation because the person might be really sick and not even realize how bad it is and isn’t ready to make a change in their diet. It was frustrating just thinking about it, let alone actually being in the situation!
Dinner was also delicious might I add.
- Cumin-rubbed salmon, asparagus, brown rice and beans
I had a really high protein intake yesterday compared to a lot of days recently! Just noticing………
Raf and I (and some friends) ended up going out to see Paul Van Dyke at Club Royale. It was a long night since I’m not really into trance/techno/house etc. and was followed up by Mcdonalds at 1:30AM. Yeah I went there. Deal with it ;)
It was rough getting up after only about 5.5 hours of sleep but I managed with 2 cups of coffee. My super long day involved sitting at the nutrition table at Simmons Heart Healthy Fair followed by surveying customers at the Big Y in Walpole. By the time I got home I just wanted to relax and got carried away reading the latest issue of Today’s Dietitian. I felt like such a dork when I got excited about a big article on fiber. Yup, I’m in the right profession! :)
Since I really only snacked on fruit and a larabar for “lunch” and was starving when I got back tonight, I threw together the quickest supper – pasta.
- Penne (Barilla PLUS) with spinach, pinto beans, tomato sauce (no salt added!), and a sprinkle of mozzarella since we are out of parmesan. mix it up.
Last thing – a bunch of you have asked how P90X is going and how I’m liking it. It’s going pretty well. I’ve gotten used to most of the routines by now. I’m doing the “Lean” version but I don’t really notice myself getting leaner. I do notice an increase in flexibility which is really one of my main goals so I’m very happy with that. I like that having the schedule keeps me pretty accountable for getting in some sort of workout each day. I can be pretty lazy ;) so it’s a nice push. Are you other P90Xers liking it as well?
Did you have beautiful days to enjoy? Do anything fun? Share anything! Hope you have a great weekend!