Fact: I love stretching, and typically do so on a daily basis.
When I don’t stretch for a couple of days, my body starts to feel achy and stiff. This doesn’t happen often, but while my girlfriends were in town this past weekend, I didn’t do any real exercise besides walking around San Fran and taking Harley for long walks – and I did very little stretching. So this morning when I woke up, I was looking forward to getting a nice stretch in post-walk with my pup. My foam roller felt glorious!
My workout at the gym this evening was my first sweat session of the week, and it was a good one. I got the okay to take off my foot cast a couple of days ago – WOOHOO! My foot has been feeling better, so I think the bone is healing and there’s less inflammation going on. I’ve definitely made some progress and I don’t want to digress, so I’m being careful to not put too much stress on it for the time being. So much easier said than done!
I also feel like I didn’t get enough sleep the past several days, and last night I was exhausted. Call me an old lady, but a lot of alcohol and not enough sleep doesn’t work well for me anymore (though it is so worth the tradeoff of having an amazing time with my girlfriends!). I woke up feeling more refreshed, and had a day full of nutritious eats. I didn’t eat all that bad the past several days with my friends in town, but I did eat whatever I felt like, so I woke up vowing to eat clean and lean the next couple of weeks until I go on vacation.
For my What I Ate Wednesday post today, I’m linking up to Peas & Crayons blog party for the first time! Apparently I’ve been living under a rock and just discovered this awesome blog linkup. So here we go:
You may remember that I recently proclaimed my love for PB 2 powdered peanut butter. Well, my new love is chocolate powdered PB from Just Great Stuff:
For breakfast, I topped some blueberries and banana with a serving of the chocolate PB, along with some cashew pieces.
For lunch, I whipped up a salad with lentils, arugula & figs, topped with a dressing of a touch of fresh lemon juice + balsamic + olive oil.
A couple of hours later, I snacked on a pluot and protein bar:
After the gym I came home starving, so I decided to do something quick and yummy – taco night! I used Lightlife’s veggie protein crumbles as my “meat”….
Some of my toppings included:
I heated up the crumbles on the stove with some taco seasoning, toasted the taco shells, chopped tomato and avocado, and then laid everything out on the table. It took me between 5-10 minutes to prep dinner, so I was feeding my hungry belly in no time.
Tacos are the messiest meal ever!
A little while later I was feeling a bit hungry, so I broke out my food processor to make a frozen fruit bowl.
In the mix:
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 1/2 frozen banana
- 1/2 cup unsweetened chocolate almond milk
- 1 packet of stevia sweetener
- 1 TBSP cocoa powder
And that’s all she wrote for my eats today. Off to relax for a bit with my little family!