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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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Whole Foods Saves the Day!

Hey yall!

Today was sooo nice for me! Since I don’t have to go into classes or my senior project anymore, my dad has been taking my brother to school in the morning, letting me sleep in! Translation: I wake up at 8 instead of 7 (: How is it that I can’t make my body stay asleep any longer than that?! It’s weeeeeird.

This morning, my appetite was acting really strangely. When I woke up, all I wanted was a piece of fruit! I grabbed an apple – and totally didn’t snap a picture – but I knew that would sooo not hold me over, even if my day is pretty open. So I went ahead and sliced up a banana & froze it for a green monster, even though I didn’t really know when I would have it! Around 11, my tummy finally grumbled (two and a half hours on an apple! Who am I?!) and I whipped up this bad boy:

DSCN0256 In the mix!

  • 3/4c almond milk
  • a bazillion handfuls of frozen spinach
  • one sliced frozen banana
  • a handful of TJ’s Very Cherry Berry Mix
  • 1/2t maca powder
  • topping: Vegan Cocoa Sauce (1T Hershey’s Special Dark Cocoa + 1 packet Truvia + water to thin)

I don’t know if this shows how big the smoothie was, but it was huuuuge! I somehow managed to get through all of it though. Ohhh the sacrifices I make.

So last night at work, there was this BIIIIG pandemonium since a tornado watch was sweeping through the Cincinnati area, and everyone at the sports center ended up being moved into the lobby! It’s not a big area, and with kids as young as two and a bazillion parents buzzing around, it was more than a little overwhelming! I did a head count of my girls once a minute because I’m obsessive (: One of my friends showed me the weather radar on his phone, and the area where we were was purple! I didn’t even know that purple was on option on the scale!! I was sortakinda panicked, but everything turned out fine! But on the bright side, the weather today is absolutely beautiful! I went outside for a little and read a book for a while spent time in the S-U-N!

After running a couple of urrrrands [errands. nice grammar.] I started to get a little hungwwyy! The solution?

DSCN0258Not the best quality picture. #happens. But this was a meatball sandwich! It was two slices of TJ’s sprouted wheat bread topped with sliced meatless meatballs, also from TJ’s! (Ps, that is probably my favorite meat-replacement product! Soooo good!) Topped with organic ketchup & a side of sahhhweet corn. I.LOVE.SUMMER.

Lunch was suuuper late, and by the time I was hungry for dinner, I was feeling waay lazy. That means that Whole PaycheckFoods came in to save the day! The hot bar presented me with this little gem:

DSCN0262 Sweet+sour tofu, balsamic grilled veggies, and Asian veggies [which actually were too spicy for me! I left emmm] But other than that, dinner was deeeelish.

BUT LOOK WHAT ELSE I FOUND AT WHOLE FOODS:

DSCN0264Cream soda Zevia!!!! Whaaat! #getatme ! Cream soda was one of my favorite drinks before I cut out caffeine [and soda in general] and I was soo excited to see it in the store I almost yelled out loud! Overreact much? But totally worth it (: and then I decided to snap a picture of this:

DSCN0265 My nails right now! I’m so proud that they’re actually painted right now! Usually I chip it all off and then don’t repaint [sup lazy]. The shade is NARS Orgasm [heheheh] and I’m obsessed with it. NBD.

I kinda forgot to snap a pic of the outfit I had on today, but I DID remember the shoes!

DSCN0260a la Steve Madden – toe nail polish is OPI’s Lucky Lucky Lavender. That’s about all I got for the outfit of the day (: Ohhh well!

I’ve got to finish prepping my presentation for my Senior Project Presentation for tomorrow morning! Have a good night everyoneee!

Do you like green monsters?

YES YES YES SI OUI YUUUSS

Do you like shopping for shoes?

Running, flats, wedges, heels, flip flops, whatever… I love em all!

I’ll see yall tomorrow!!

Samantha

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