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Lazy Sunday

Hey-o bloggie loves! Did everyone have a wondahful Sunday Funday?! I sure did!

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Ehhh… ignoring that situation, it was still a fan-tabulous Father’s Day! My Dad and I were at my brother’s lacrosse tournament for most of the morning, and although I’m not totally sure about the way it ended [they tied, but due to point differentials they didn’t advance?] I was glad to see him play! Although I’m not sure when I’ll get to see him in action next… I’ll be gone for almost all of the season next year! I hope it still works out though (:

Anyways, we had an early wake up call for the first game of the day, and I didn’t wanna risk getting hungry hangry at the field, so I made sure to fuel up before we peaced out!

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Banana Protein Oats

Serves 1

  • 1/2 cup of rolled oats
  • 1c water/milk/liquid of choice
  • 1 scoop protein powder [Sun Warriaaahhh]
  • 1 medium banana [the riper the better!]
  • 1 T flax meal
  • Toppings: fruit, nut butter, nuts, honey, whateverr

Heat water to rolling boil, then add oats [pinch of salt is optional!]. Allow to cook on medium-high temp for at least 4 minutes before stirring in thinly sliced banana and cook for one more minute. Then stir in your protein powder – but reduce the heat to low-medium ish (about a 3 on a scale of 1-10). Cover your pot and allow the oats to cook for three minutes, this will make them super doughy and thick! Just the way I like emmm. After three minutes, remove lid, stir, and add in flax meal if you’re using it. Remove from heat and add to your bowl before adding your toppings! I rolled with bloobs, Dark Choc Dreams, + SC honey! What up yummss.

So I’m starting to realize that I’m really good about posting my breakfasts, but lessbeserious. There’s like, maybe five pictures of dinner/lunch… combined. So I’m starting Mission: Take Pictures of Lunch and Dinner. Which will of course go into full effect tomorrow. Not tonight because I only got pics of lunch!

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Baked sweet pataytah with a pb+j pita! (Dark choc dreams, duh, and SC strawbs jam, which was actually a little too sweet for me!)

This lunch also brought a revolting development to my attention – I’m super impatient. As in I checked on this potato at least ten times before I decided I didn’t wanna wait anymore… and the middle was still a little stiff! Don’t get me wrong, it was delish, but I love gooeyness [awk word] in my sweets!

Can’t win em all, I suppose!

After lunch, I planned on running – but the drizzly weather actually unmotivates me to get my ash into action! It’s a little pathetic, I know, but I did some yoga instead! Maura Barclay, because I’m obsessed with this one, and an ab workout from Women’s Health magazine [the issue with Heather Morris on the cover!]

A little after my workout, I had a snackity snack of a yogurt bowl:

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Fage 0% Greek, bloobs, pumpkin butter, DCD, raw oats, dark chocolate chunks, and about 1T of chia seeds! I went ahead and ate this around the time I would usually have dinner, cause my dad was cooking tonight!

Because my eating habits are significantly different from that of my Dad’s and my brother’s, I usually eat dinner way earlier than they do, and will have my night time snack when they have dinner. But, given that it’s Father’s Day and all, I really wanted to eat dinner with them! So I took care of the salad, and ate everything my dad made [except the pork tenderloin.] We had grits, baked and sautéed plantains, and a mixed green salad! Which, as previously mentioned, I big time failed in taking a picture of!

Alright, well, I’m gonna go watch the rest of Hall Pass with my Dad and brother! So far, it’s hilarious!

How was the weather where you live today?

Aiiight I’m out babes!

Sam

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I think that this video fits nicely with the day, don’t you?

 

Although the sunshine wasn’t goin’ too strong early this morning, I still managed to have a nice breakfast!

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A yummy protein cereal bowl! 1 cup of kashi go lean [so obsessed!] with almond milk mixed with a scoop of Sun Warrior, then topped with sliced strawberries (: I know lots of people say that cereal can’t hold them over as far as breakfast goes, which is why I think it’s so important to squeeze in that protein! I know that many people in America tend to overestimate how much protein they need, but that doesn’t mean its something to forgo all together. This bowl actually held me over for about three and a half hours! It was sahhh weet!

When lunchtime rolled around, I had planned on having some channa masala… but when I walked into the kitchen, all I could think about was pasta. Now, I don’t know if yall have read this post from Amanda of Running with Spoons yet, but if you haven’t, stop reading now and go check it out! Sure, channa masala is great and all – but my body wanted pasta. Pasta and ketchup, specifically.

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See, when I was little, we had all these au pairs – live in nannies, basically – from South Africa. And all of them put ketchup on everything. Grilled cheese, scrambled eggs, macaroni & cheese, pasta… so I learned to eat all these things with ketchup! Now, I’ve grown out of most of these things, but the ketchup has pretty much been a staple in my diet – I. Love. It.

And even though this carby & delicious bowl of pasta wasn’t what I had planned on eating today, it was exactly what I wanted. I used to avoid pasta because I thought I wouldn’t be able to have any portion control around it – and I can’t believe I’ve stayed away for so long. It’s so wonderful to see you again, pasta (: Since this was exactly what I wanted to eat, I was so mindful of eating it. I even realized with a few bites left that I was full, and that I didn’t need to finish every last bite. Maybe I’m reading too much into this, but to me, this bowl of pasta is like… recovery. It’s not putting obsessive amounts of thought into what I should eat, of what I’ve planned my meal to be. It’s living in the moment, accepting that pasta is god damn fantastic, and I don’t need to run eight miles in a day to “deserve” to eat it.

In fact, I don’t need to run period to earn a lunch like this. Which is incredibly fortunate for me, because some MAY-JOR ankle pain caused me to postpone the run I had planned for this afternoon. I really thought about running through the pain, but I’m glad I made the decision to just do yoga instead. My ankle was giving me a problem just walking around the house, and as guilty as I originally felt for skipping it, I know it was the right decision for me.

Post-yoga and strength, I felt a little fruity snack action was in orderrr:

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Banana with fruit spread & two Medjool dates! I love fruit (: NOMMMS

Then I basically just lounged around the house until I was hungry for dinssss. The only time I left my house today was to pick up my brother from exams. #party

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Dinner was very lunch-inspired. I planned on a salad with baked tofu… but I couldn’t get excited about it. Pretty soon, a sandwich was the only thing that I wanted. I sliced up a Fuji apple on the side with some yellow bell pepper matchsticks to go with my peanut butter & jam sandwich. I think I have a new favorite jam: 365 Fruits of the Forest Fruit Spread! It’s got strawberries, black cherries, raspberries, and blackberries in it! I’m rather obsessed (;

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MONAYYY SHOTTT. Get at me.

I’ve got work early tomorrow morning, so I’ll be signing off soon! Hope yall had an excellent & indulgent Friday! Oh, and HAPPY DONUT DAY?!

Do you like ketchup?

LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE

Did you partake in Donut Day?

I didn’t, but my brother & his friend definitely did (:

Samantha

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