Hooray, we’re half-way through the week! Actually, I’m a little more than half-way through my week because I’m leaving the office at 1pm on Friday :-) My Wednesday began the usual way – coffee with milk and a few minutes to check my email. However, when I started to pour my coffee I noticed that the water was clear. Ugh, I had forgotten to add the coffee grounds! I emptied the pot and started again. Finally, finally I was able to get my caffeine fix.
Breakfast was the usual container of Fage 2% Greek yogurt, dried cranberries, and Heritage Grain flakes. Have I mentioned how much I love this combo?
I fit in a quickie lunchtime workout at the gym – 30 minutes of elliptical intervals (1 minute hard, 4 minutes easy) followed by 3 x 10 push-ups and lunges. I was quite sweaty and ready to eat by the time I finished.
Lunch was my usual salad from the cafeteria:
- romaine lettuce, carrots, red onion, mushrooms
- roasted red pepper
- white bean salad (about 1/3 cup)
- feta cheese
- whole grain croutons
- 2 Tbs balsamic vinaigrette
- 2 Tbs roasted beets (brought from home!)
I love the cafeteria at work – I was able to get this big, gorgeous salad for around $4. You definitely can’t get a deal like that anywhere else in midtown Manhattan.
Afternoon snacks were 1/4 cup of Trader Joe’s Almond, Peanuts, Dried Raspberries, and Chocolate trail mix and 2 squares of Newman’s Own Organics dark chocolate. I’m certainly fulfilling my dark chocolate quota!
I had an appointment with the sports medicine doctor after work. I’m getting so frustrated with this injury – it’s been nearly 6 months already!! I just want to be able to run like I used to :-( Yesterday I ran 3 miles on the treadmill and it’s really hard to recongnize that I can’t go as fast as I used to or want to. An easy pace for me now-a-days is 10:oo per mile, but before the injury I was easily able to run at 8:00 pace (or faster). I’m trying to stay positive (I’m young and healthy), but sometimes I feel like my leg/hip/butt is going to bother me for the rest of my life. Ugh, sorry to be a downer! Just a little frustrated today.
I needed a subway ride snack. Do you like the grimy subway platform in the background? Yes you do!
By the time I got home I was a hungry girl – dinner was inspired by Molly Wizenberg a.k.a. The Orangette. I toasted up a hunk of french baguette, slathered it in butter, and ate it with sliced radishes and sea salt. Whole grains be damned – there’s nothing like a hot piece of french baguette with melt-y butter! Don’t worry I didn’t eat that whole stick of butter, just a Tablespoon or so :-) Alongside, I had 1/2 small zucchini and some hummus. And then a Wasa cracker with a bit of almond butter and homemade peach jam. What a random dinner…
Of course my night ended with something sweet: mint chocolate chip ice cream with Annie’s graham bunnies all sprinkled on top.
I found these *positive thinking* articles on RealSimple.com and thought I’d share:
Question: What do you think is your best healthy habit? Mine is a love of vegetables :-)