Total Tuesdays continues…the one day of the week I account for all my eats and discuss my lifestyle, workouts, etc.
I started the morning with a bowl of cold cereal. Blow drying your hair and then eating a hot bowl of oatmeal can cause a meltdown.
I added some raspberries, strawberries, a little pb and banana sandwich, cut up, and skim milk.
I am sorry Nature’s Path, but you tend to disappoint me in the cereal department. I keep going back to you because your flavors and variety seem so appealing – but you never live up to my expectations. Sigh. I could not detect any ginger in this and the dried cranberries were super hard, dry, and small.
Around 10AM, at work, I started to feel a bit hungry. I ate a handful of almonds and 4 ginger thins (TJs, very good) that I brought with me.
Around 11:45AM, I departed for a special lunch out. I had the pleasure of dining at Eleven. I will do a full review tomorrow – however, I will divulge that I slurped up a bowl of tomatillo gazpacho and noshed my way through a spinach salad (mmm, with bacon). I also had two small pieces of what appeared to be whole wheat bread.
The meal went long but was worth it. This is the ‘slower’ season for my line of work and its nice to be able to actually go out to lunch!
Around 3:30, I was feeling a little snacky and pulled out the fruit I packed.
I am working my way through a whole watermelon at home.
I got home from work around 6:15PM. My legs felt overly fatigued. Last week, I decided to commit myself to doing yoga at least 3 times per week. And so, I have attended 4 (overachiever!) yoga classes in the last 6 days or so. I am feeling it! Although I had a 3 mile run planned, I knew my legs needed a rest. So instead of hitting the gym, I grabbed a small bowl of cereal to tide me over until dinner and then started out on a meandering walk through my neighborhood. I sort of planned on going to the library, but the weather was looking a little dicey so I stuck closer to my place, weaving in and out of all kinds of side streets. Shadyside really is lovely.
I had this and went back for a little extra scoop. This is a small salad plate – I usually eat from a small plate. Portion control! I am now enjoying some watermelon and a small piece of dark chocolate. I hope to hop in bed soon and continue reading Wicked. I think I made the right decision by giving my body a (active) rest day. I usually force myself to the gym, no matter what – but I can accept that its OK to listen to my body now and again!