Here we go..a day in the life…
I woke up tired and sore today. This yoga stuff is serious business. I attended a 90 minute Power Yoga class last night with a different instructor than I normally go to. It was tough.
This was one of the first days since I gave up coffee that I was really craving it. Sigh.
My 7:30AM breakfast was a bowl of half Nature’s Path and half Rice Crispies. Rice crispies = nutritional value of cardboard. However, I made rice crispy treats over the weekend and had some left over. They were tasty enough. I added some blueberries, slices of banana, and a small piece (I would like to think of it as a ‘crumb’) of coconut pound cake smeared with PB on the side.
My eyes were actually bigger than my stomach with this cereal bowl. I didn’t finish it.
I trucked through my morning at work, munching another small piece of coconut pound cake and some Yogi ginger tea. Love my ginger.
For lunch, I pulled out my fav lunch bag and had a whole wheat pita stuffed with hummus, spinach, cherry tomatoes, and feta cheese.
I ate my pita at my desk. Sadly, I often dine at my desk. I hate it, but sometimes time constraints, project deadlines, etc get in the way. Today, most of my normal lunch buddies were heading to a Thai restaurant and I just wasn’t feeling it and had some things to do. However, I was able to escape my desk mid-afternoon for a jaunt outside and a smoothie. I knew my lunch was a little low on calories (I would usually have crackers or fruit with my pita) so I headed to Mixstirs (Grant Street, lobby of the Omni William Penn, Downtown – formerly the Amazon Cafe). The menu has stayed almost the same since the Amazon Cafe days so I don’t know exactly what the deal is with Mixstirs. Oh well. I was forced into a quick decision st the counter and chose a small ‘Skinny Squeeze’ (honey, watermelon, strawberries – and according to the website, a fat burner boost?). I really didn’t know what I was ordering. They also accidentally made me a large smoothie instead of a small. Good? Not really. I obviously slurped down the whole tasty thing while sitting in the sun outside the Mellon Building. The Mixstirs website tells me I downed 330 calories. Whoops.
Around 3:30PM, I snacked on about 1-2 T of PB with celery sticks. I also had a small piece of dark chocolate.
After my evening commute was jazzed up by seeing a grown woman in a dance costume on the bus (crushed velvet and sheer fabric), I arrived home around 6:30PM. I grabbed a tiny bowl of rice crispies (maybe they are growing on me?) and was back out the door. It was time to hit the ‘mill.
I did 3 miles tonight, mostly running. It took me around 30 minutes. After the gym I had to go pick up my car. It was being worked on, again. I have had 4 flat tires in the last 6 months so hopefully its now fixed! My car was actually at my parents. While picking it up, I was able to snag a burger on a whole wheat bun with mustard and tomato and some grilled potato wedges. My dad talked me into a 100 calorie ice cream sandwich for dessert. He loves his 100 calorie treats! It tasted really sweet, but good.
Now I am watching trash TV (America’s Got Talent is the drug of choice this evening) and realizing I overdid it on the treats/desserts a bit today. It happens! My body feels good and worn out from yoga and running though, so I’m feeling OK.
Another Tuesday come and gone…I hope this nice Pittsburgh weather sticks around for a bit!