A blog about my life, fitness and fun! (...and maybe a few cat pictures...)

A blog about my life, fitness and fun! (...and maybe a few cat pictures...)

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

A Day In My Life... 7-28-13

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First, Some Housekeeping Info...

I follow a lot of fitness blogs, and many of the bloggers post their workout and what they eat EVERY day. I do like seeing what people eat, because it gives me ideas to incorporate into my diet. For instance, I would have never thought of mixing whey protein powder into oatmeal (proatmeal!) on my own. I also like getting new training ideas, so it is fun to see workouts, too. However I have so much more to share with my readers other than EXACTLY what I eat and how I workout EVERY day.

That being said, I think I am going to start incorporating a little of that into my blog. I created a page that will be dedicated to some of my favorite workouts. That gives you a quick place to go to for some workout ideas. Also, every two weeks or so, I will try to post a blog called "A Day In My Life", which will be more like a diary entry. It won't necessarily have a focused topic, like many of my blog posts, but hopefully it will be entertaining.

One more new thing! I changed some settings, so you should be able to comment on my blog even if you don't have a Google account. When posting a comment, click the drop down menu and choose Name/URL. That should work.

Now, onto your regularly scheduled blog...

A Day In My Life... 7-28-13

The only reason I was able to document my day so well is because I had NOTHING scheduled for today. That was fine with me. We just came back from two mini vacations, so I was more than happy to just chill out!

I woke up at 11am. Don't hate. I am usually pretty hungry when I wake up, and today was no different! Time for breakfast...

My husband makes us our own iced coffee at home and we keep
it in air tight jugs. It's much cheaper than running out for
coffee every morning. I only had about a half a cup of coffee.
I added a tsp of this yummy white chocolate creamer.

Then I had some tea! I put 1/2 tsp of sugar in it and 1oz skim milk.

I have been eating this cereal for breakfast every morning
for over a year. 19g carbs, 10g protein per serving.
Find me a cereal with more protein than that, and I will switch!
Or maybe I won't, because I really like this stuff...

Next, I did what I do best in the summer... lounge on the couch with my lap top. We just came back from a vacation where we didn't have internet for 2.5 days, so I had some catching up to do...

This is my summer set up. I have everything I need. Lap top, blanket,
water, phone, calendar, mp3 player, TV remote...
all I need is a kitty cat and I'm set!

I won't tell you how long I sat here, because it is very, very, shameful. But I made up for my lounging with an AWESOME workout! I was very excited to run, because I am working on making sure my plantar fasciitis doesn't come back. So I can't do crazy distances. Today would be my longest distance in over a week- 4 miles!

I wasn't hungry, but I knew I had an intense workout planned, so I ate
two peanut butter energy bites. This is from the SAME batch I madeback in June. 

I don't know what that says about this recipe... but these suckers stay fresh forever! 
It looks small, but that's 120 calories of energy, right there!

I've got my game face on! And I finally mastered
taking a selfie without turning off the camera. Woohoo!

My four mile run was great. I managed a 7:28 pace and my foot didn't hurt at all. Time to finish it all off with a wonderfully horrible driveway workout.

My neighbors must think I'm nuts with all the shit I lugged out there!
Chrissy likes to get a front row seat!

I was halfway through my second time through when I thought I was going the throw up!
I didn't, though, and completed all three sets!

1st set
2nd set
3rd set
I don't know how I managed to get faster with each set, because I'm telling you, my legs felt like lead and I wanted to barf after this! I even needed to take a random weeding break between sets #2 and #3...

As I was working out, I noticed my driveway had weeds coming up
in between the cracks, and then I noticed my front flower bed
was a DISASTER zone! I took a little rest break and did some weeding..
which means of course I got bit by like 5 mosquitoes. They love when I am sweaty!!!!

Oh, and I didn't have time to put the weeds in the compost bin, so I just stuffed them in this flower pot in front of my house. I'm sure that looks way better than the weeds actually being in the ground...

Boy was I hungry after that workout!!

100% Whole Wheat Sandwich Thin w/ Flax & Fiber
2 whole eggs (including the yolks! They're not bad for you!)

That's a plum in my greek yogurt.

Mmmmm chocolate covered coffee beans! I had a small handful!

I bet you think I had something fun planned for the evening? Nope. Nada. Zilch. It was back to the couch. Just wait... months from now, when the school year is in full swing, I will be stressed, tired, and frazzled. So I'm soaking up my coach time as much as I can this summer!

The kitties enjoyed a lazy day as well!

Unfortunately, the longer I sat on the couch, the more my knee hurt. It never hurts during activity, just at rest. It's a good thing I'm going to my chiropractor tomorrow. He will fix it! So I iced up my foot and my knee and watched an episode of The View online and an episode of Crime Time that focused on the Zimmerman trial. I love to hate Loni Coombs.

It's always nice to have a drink while watching Crime Time...

2 oz water
2 oz vodka
1 oz cranberry juice
1/2 oz lime juice
12 mini ice cubes

Confession: I forgot to add the vodka and drank 1/4 of the drink before realizing it!
I just thought I didn't mix it up good enough! Finally I figured it out and added the key ingredient.
Geez, I must be losing my mind!

(Notice the cat hair on the nice black dining room table... hahaha!!!)

Time for dinner! I had just bought some lettuce from Aldi that I could tell needed to be eaten soon, so I vowed to have salads for dinner until it's gone. Here's what I made:

Lettuce, grilled chicken, sliced almonds, dried cranberries, crumbled blue cheese,
and lite raspeberry vinaigrette!

Dessert... 11 almonds and this yummy vanilla fudge swirled ice cream cone.
I love ice cream!

It's always around this time of the night when I start to crave diet sodas and things of that nature... and tonight was no different. I was really craving a Pepsi Max, but instead, I had this wonderful drink:

That's water. 

It was getting pretty late, but I wasn't tired at all. The cats looked a little bored, too, so I got out some cat nip and sprinkled some on their scratch pad and their cat condo. Cat nip gets them pretty hype. It's their version of Pepsi Max.

Basey getting frisky on the condo!

Jelly lays claim to the scratch pad. He likes to eat the cat nip.

Christmas went nuts!
Then he crapped out.

A pre-bedtime snack for me... Cheddar Party Mix, Hummus, and some milk!
I get weird cravings at night...

I always log my food on a website called MyNetDiary. I highly recommend it if you want to track calories or macro nutrients. I'm not trying to lose weight, just keep myself in check. According to MyNetDiary, today I consumed 1833 calories and burned 2055 calories. That is a small calorie deficit but I didn't really do much today besides lay around, so I think it will all even out. Plus I called that ice cream cone 1 cup of ice cream, when, let's be honest, it's probably more like a cup and a half!

Well, that was my day! It was pretty exhausting to document everything I ate, and what I did. After actually typing it up, I'm not sure how often I'll do another post like this. I have to do at least once more and make sure it's a day I don't spend on the couch. Seriously. I think the only productive thing I did today was that tiny little bit of weeding.

Do you think it's weird that those Peanut Butter Energy Bites lasted this long? I can't stop thinking about that...

1 comment:

  1. Megan, I still have one p-nut butter egg left from Easter. They last for months! So I don't find that odd at all. I'm saving it for when I'm crazy-craving chocolate.