I hope everyone is enjoying your Thursday night! WooHoo for a 3 day weekend! Although, every day is a weekend day for me now! :D Does anybody have plans for memorial weekend?
Today has been a great day over here…I have been very happy with myself ever since this morning when I ran the farthest I’ve ever ran! Now, don’t be expecting some huge number because I am very much a beginner. I ran a 5k! This was my goal because it is what I will be running for my race on June 6. I just wanted to do it right then and there to show myself that I CAN do it. It made me feel fantastic and I am now much more confident about my upcoming race. It really made me feel like a “runner”. I was all smiles afterwards! :D
Before my run, I decided to make some stove-top oats. I love being able to to do this in the morning…I usually never have time for it, but now that it is summer, I think I will be doing it much more often!
This combo included:
- 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1/2 cup water
- pinch of salt, cinnamon
- 1 tbsp ground flax
- 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder
- 1/2 sliced banana
- sprinkle of Nature’s Path flax granola (love)
Is there any better way to start the day?! I think not.
After my run, I got ready for the day and then headed to my acupuncture appointment. This is going so well! I am totally comfortable with it now. I love my doctor! My family actually are good friends with him and his family. He was a daughter and a son that are my age and I am good friends with both of them, too!
When I got back home, it was time for lunch:
I couldn’t decide whether I wanted a wrap or a toasted sandwich ( I am so indecisive sometimes) so I put the two ideas together to create……a wrap-wich! :D It was quite delish. I toasted up both the wrap and the whole wheat piece of bread. Then I stuffed a bunch of goodies in there including: slice of american cheese, ham, spinach leaves, alfalfa sprouts, turkey pepperoni, laughing cow cheese spread. Once toasted, the wrap pretty much became one big crunchy pita chip! It was very yummy on top of my wrapwich. :)
After my lovely lunch, I headed over to the salon and worked for the afternoon. I then came home and made this:
whole wheat wrap with a biiig scoop of natural peanut butter and 1/2 sliced banana.
Dinner was very simple, I heated up a Morningstar riblet and steamed some broccoli with some lemon juice:
I also had some Sabra’s with carrots while I was waiting:
I realized that I have a ton of baked goods in my freezer…so I decided that I needed to start eating them so there will be room for more future baked goods!
This is a homemade chocolate chip banana oatmeal bar, warmed up and topped with almond butter. Barney Butter, to be exact.
Heaven. Tomorrow I will post the recipe for this little lovely! These are so good..and healthy! The only sweetener in these are bananas and chocolate chips. (sugar addicts can add additional sweetener, ofcourse ;)
I am VERY EXCITED for tomorrow because there should be a very cool package in the mail tomorrow…I may or may not have made a little online purchase earlier this week. I am going to keep you in suspense until tomorrow to find out what it is. muhahaha :D
And now I headed to bed! G’night all!