MIA

So I was MIA this weekend.  Wanna know why?  Because I did NOTHING worth telling anyone about!! It was awesome.  I did go to Lindsey’s last shower in Columbia yesterday which was very nice but other than that, we barely left the house.  After two very busy, crazy, hectic weekends of travel (and tons of fun) it was nice to do nothing all weekend long!

Today was back to the grind though.  However I felt invigorated and ready for the week after such a nice weekend.  Plus, IT IS MY LAST FULL WEEK OF SCHOOL EVER!!  Nothing like that statement to motivate someone.

I got out of bed and took a nice easy four mile run.  It was the perfect temperature.  Right around 60; I can finally wear shirts to run again.  No more running naked (just kidding, maybe…).  When I got home, I whipped up some peanut butter, banana and honey oatmeal to help get me through the day.  It certainly does the trick, lunch time came and went and I wasn’t even ready to eat.

Finally at one I forced myself to eat my lunch because I was going to a fitness class with my friend Maribeth and I knew I had to be energized for it.  It was so good to get in the gym and do some strengthening after not doing it for so long.  The class (called Joe-D bands) was great, especially with friends.  We warmed up with two laps around the track and 8 sets of 3 flights of stairs.  Tough way to start.  Then when we got back we did walking lunges until everyone was done.  We did a few other small things before breaking into station groups where we did a strengthening move 4 sets for what I am guessing was 30 seconds each before moving on to the next.  It went so fast and I got a great work out.  My arms are going to be a little unhappy in the morning I am sure.

Just because I never do selfies...haha!  After the workout

Just because I never do selfies…haha! After the workout

In case you didn’t catch that, I did a double work out day!! I have never done this before and it wasn’t as strenuous as I thought it would be.

Post work out we went to Persimmon Cafe and got Pumpkin Carmel Custard.  Thats right y’all PUMPKIN CARMEL!!  It was amazing, the perfect workout treat.  And I shared it with Maribeth so we didn’t completely undo our workout.

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Just because this is the largest jar of Nutella I have ever seen!

Just because this is the largest jar of Nutella I have ever seen!  It had a handle on the top!

 

Hope you had a great Monday!

What I Ate Wednesday

This is the first day that I haven’t really felt sore doing any normal activities.  If I deep squat it doesn’t feel awesome, but I really don’t need to walk around doing that soo….

Since Casey is out of town, it is the perfect time for me to eat things he doesn’t necessarily fancy.  That means lots of pumpkin and shrimp!!!

Breakfast: Pumpkin Protein Pancakes (from PBfingers.com) I LOVE THEM!

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Morning Snack: Clementines

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Lunch: I got back late to have lunch and I knew I was going to have an early dinner because I had to go to the clinic so I had a light lunch of Naturebox Cranberry Macaroon Granola and Yogurt

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Afternoon Snack: Naturebox Salted Carmel Pretzel Pops (I got a new Naturebox today just as I was coming home for lunch, if you couldn’t tell)

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Dinner: Shrimp and Asparagus Pasta (with mushrooms and tomatoes)

So good, and I am so excited there are left overs for tomorrow!

So good, and I am so excited there are left overs for tomorrow!

 

Clinic Treat: The BEST Pumpkin Cookies Ever (true recipe title) and it doesn’t lie.  I took a little more than half of them to clinic and came home with none.  I may or may not have had 2 3 and a half.  Whoops!

MAKE THESE NOW!

MAKE THESE NOW!

 

Quite a pumpkiny day to be honest and I could probably do this every day for a month and not get sick of it.  Bring on fall!

What I Ate Wednesday

On Sunday/Monday I pretty much decided I wanted it to be fall, forget the nearly 100 degree temperatures outside, I went full out pumpkin crazy and I don’t see it going anywhere.

After my hill intervals Monday morning I was super excited to dive into breakfast!  I had been thinking about it all night.

Breakfast: Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats and Coffee in Class

I am still tweeking this recipe to get it perfect, once I figure out the small thing that is missing I will post it!  But it was seriously amazing!!

I am still tweeking this recipe to get it perfect, once I figure out the small thing that is missing I will post it! But it was seriously amazing!!

Most important part of my day

Most important part of my day

Morning Snack: Peach (needed a mid morning pick me up)

2013-07-29 10.05.33Lunch: Lean Cuisine Salad Additions Bistro Chicken on Earth Fare Power Greens and Pumpkin Oatmeal White Chocolate Chip Cookie

I seriously love these things and I am not ashamed of it!

I seriously love these things and I am not ashamed of it!

As good as it gets!

As good as it gets!

Afternoon Snack: Mug muffin (found this on pinterest); It was okay but it was lacking something, another recipe I am going to mess with and see if I can figure out what it needs, once I do, you are the first to know!

Oatmeal Blueberry Mug Muffin

Oatmeal Blueberry Mug Muffin

Dinner: Moe’s Burrito Bowl (Steak, rice, black beans, carmelized onions and mushrooms, pico and lettuce); any time we go grocery shopping we usually stop on the way so we a) don’t but a bunch of stuff we don’t need and b) don’t have to cook when we get home because it is usually late

Great fast food alternative, this specific one has 530 calories which isn't horrible for a dinner.  Moes has a meal builder calculator on their website, which I love so you can see all the nutrition information!

Great fast food alternative, this specific one has 530 calories which isn’t horrible for a dinner. Moes has a meal builder calculator on their website, which I love so you can see all the nutrition information!

Dessert: Another Pumpkin Oatmeal and White Chocolate Chip Cookie and a small bowl of Honey Nut Cherrios Medley Crunch (I am seriously in love with this cereal, I just couldn’t wait until morning to try it!)

Yummy in my tummy!

Yummy in my tummy!

2013-07-29 21.07.20Happy Wednesday everyone, and I promise I will get those recipes posted as soon as I figure out what they need!