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Sunnnshine

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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I’m a Six Year Old.

“If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together.. there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart.. I’ll always be with you.”

Winnie the Pooh

Isn’t that quote too cute?! Maybe I’m just being sentimental because one of my best friends is leaving for the summer soon [but I get to go visit her!!], or maybe it’s that graduation has finally hit me – regardless, Winnie the Pooh will always have a soft spot in my heart.

Then again, maybe I just want to be a kid again. Guess what I watched Tuesday night?

Ohhhh yeah, baby. Hercules is totally one of my favorite Disney movies! Potentially just for this song… Been obsessed since I was a little girl!

Now, to keep me from dwelling on my favorite past times, let’s move onto my day!

The Workout

Yoga was all I wanted this morning! I decided to roll with Bethenny Frankel for today’s practice (:

This is like the third time I’ve done this video, and I still love it! Everything that she says is so funny! I love that this video shows what a real person she is… She says how hard certain parts of the workout are for her, even though she’s been doing yoga for like twenty years! Totally motivating for me to keep working my butt off with this yoga stuff (:

The Eats

I made breakfast last night and let it sit in the fridge – a Fitnessista breakfast cookie that was calling mahh naaaame!

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A strawberry banana breakfast cookie, nonetheless (: When I was little, my absolute favorite flavor combo was strawberry banana! Yogurt, smoothies, Quaker oatmeal packets – and God help you if you tried to give me anything else. [Nooope. No picky eater here.] More specifically, I wanted strawberry banana Trix yogurt – errrysingle day! My poor parents, having to deal with all that…

Strawberry Banana Breakfast Cookie

Inspired by the Fitnessista

  • 1/3c rolled oats
  • 1T peanut flour
  • 1/2 scoop Sun Warrior
  • 1/2 mashed banana
  • 3 mashed strawberries
  • topped with leftover banana slices & one more strawb(: YUMMMSSS.

I feel like I totally didn’t do anything with my morning! Like, I finished breakfast, and all of a sudden it was 11:30 and I had to go pick up my brother between his exams! He came home and we watched one episode of True Blood before I had to run him back to school…. One of the many benefits of living a mere two miles away! About halfway through the episode, my tummy started grumblinnn. I loved Carrie’s Luscious Bowl so much last night, I decided to try it again this afternoon!

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Ok. So this picture is literally despicable. But you can’t win em all…. plus, the cauliflower was still steaming and it fogged up my camera screen! What am I supposed to do about that?! I guess I just had to go ahead and eat it (;

Tha Mix!

  • 1/4c wheatberries
  • 1/2c chickpeas
  • steamed cauliflower
  • Annie’s Lite Gingerly dressing –I AM SO OBESSED.

After lunch, I suddenly felt like I was running all over the place! I had to run a couple errands, clean up the house, and then make it over to my friend’s by 2:30! The best part is that when I got there, we literally sat around and watched some trashy special on TV – it was like, the fifty most memorable swimsuit moments hahaha. Chelsea Handler was one of the commenters, and OH. MY. GOD. I love her humor. She’s so crude & kinda mean but so funny at the same time!

I left my friend’s by like 3:50 and made sure to have a snack as I was leaving….

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BANANA BREAD LARABAR! This isn’t my favorite flavor [which is weird, cause usually I’m sold on banana anything & everything] but it totally got the job done for today (:

Thursdays are seriously my longest days at work… Always at least four hours, and all my students were talking about how excited they were for the end of school, I was practically throwing myself around the place for their attention! Wore me out pretty quick! So of course, I needed a little help for dinner….

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Whole Foods’ brown rice – dragon vegetable roll! I’m so obsessed with this, there was TONNNS OF AVOCADO. I’m so down. I washed it down with this bad boy:

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Dr. Zevia!!!! New-to-me flaaaavaaaa! Dr. Pepper used to be one of my FAVORITE drinks, like I was absolutely obsessed with it, but never let myself drink it, and this stuff literally rivals it. So yummmaaayyy!

I was still jonesing for somethin’ sweet a little later, so I snagged a couple chocolate-fruit-stuffed dates:

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Two Medjool dates with cocoa powder & fruit spread!

Today felt pretty uneventful… it all just kinda slipped away from me! Oh well, it was worth it!

I thought I would be getting this post up earlier, so I could squeeze in some more Disney action before bed… but now it’s like 11:15 PM… guess not. I’ve got a 9 AM date with hot yoga tomorrow so I wanna get to bed pronto!

Are yall ready for the weekend?! I am!!

Actually, I’ll be working all weekend…. and my life is kinda like a weekend right now… but it’s still so fun to say!

Did you like Disney movies? What was your fave?

I like how I asked these questions in the past tense, like I don’t currently have an obsession with Disney. My favorites are Sleeping Beauty, Hercules, & Cinderella!

What are your thoughts on sushi?

I’ve been loving finding sushi rolls without any fish in them! I totally don’t mind eating fish right now [I’m no perfect vegan!] but I like exploring what’s out there!

See yall on Fryyyyyday (:

Samantha

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