Well, my mom emailed me today saying she hopes I haven’t given up on this blog since she saw that I haven’t posted in a couple of days. That gave me the kick in the butt I needed to get back to posting regularly!
I ran for 30 minutes (2.66 miles) outside this morning. It’s finally cooled down here in DC, so it’s pretty bearable to go running in the mornings. But you know it’s humid when your sunglasses fog up just from going outside! I felt sluggish this morning, but it could have been because I didn’t go to sleep early enough last night. I find it really difficult to go to bed before 11. Any tips??
I made some Chocolate Protein Overnight Oats. Last night I combined:
- 1/2 c. oats
- 1 serving chocolate protein powder
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 c. 1% milk
- 1/2 banana, sliced (I ate the other half before my run)
In the morning I stirred in 1 tbsp of almond butter. This is one of my favorite breakfasts. So filling. If you don’t like your oats cold, you could zap them in a microwave for a minute or so.
Lunch + Snacks
I grabbed an iced coffee on my way to work and added a little bit of cream and splenda. I definitely need to start making this at home to save some pennies!
I wolfed down a greek yogurt before my morning meeting and had leftovers for lunch: two small kabobs (one steak, one chicken and veggies) with a small portion of rice pilaf. In the afternoon I had a peanut butter Clif Builder’s protein bar.
Tom and I went to Roti, which is kind of like a Chipotle for Mexican food. I got a plate with chicken with red pepper aioli, hummus, kalamata olives, and feta.
Next time I might try the salad. I could honestly take or leave the rice that comes with the plate. And I could use a little more green in that dish!
Looking at what I ate today, and most days, I realized that I’ve hardly been eating any vegetables. And the fruit I’ve been eating the most often is bananas. Even though I take a multivitamin everyday, I could be missing out on a lot of nutrients by eating this few fruits and veggies. I’ve been focusing on increasing my protein intake, and I feel like I have been doing well on that front. So, in addition to focusing on quality sources of protein, I want to focus on eating a variety of fruits and vegetables. I’ve heard that it’s better to focus on what you can eat, since lots of healthy foods tend to crowd out the unhealthy ones. I like this way of thinking! I have a tendency to focus so much on “bad” foods, so thinking of food as fuel and focusing on what I can eat might be just the ticket. Here’s hoping!