A Day of Clean Eats

I’m jumping right into What I Ate Wednesday today, so thanks to Jenn for hosting! And let’s get the ball rollin’!

Peas and Crayons

As a foodie and someone who’s gotta run early, breakfast is the first thing on my mind when I wake up. The night before, I washed and chopped up a lot of celery that needed to be juiced so, I quickly grabbed some greens and a couple of carrots to add to the celery. It was delicious!

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About 20 minutes later, I grabbed some boiled eggs (prepped the night before) and a handful of Cascadian Farm cereal. I stayed full for hours, it seemed. Eating good proteins, carbs, and having energizing juice in the morning really keeps me going.

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After breakfast, I went running 3.25 miles. Warmed up nice and easy the first 2 miles and then 6 crazy hill repeats, then ran till I got home!

Then I completed 3 rounds of that arm workout!

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Yep, super sore this morning…

WOD: 2 miles at 9:30/mile pace, 20 minute free motion cross cable workout (target quads, back and arms), 9 min mile, 30 push-ups. Lacking energy, glad it's over.

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Lunch was kind of too early for me, so I ended up not eating any of those chickpeas or the avocado. It just looked unappetizing as soon as I sat down to eat.

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So I replaced the chickpeas and avocado with a baked quest bar because…who wouldn’t?

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And I tried to take a decent picture of my dinner, but it was rainy outside and the lighting just sucked…so yeah, this is what you get stuck with.

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Organic Whole Wheat pasta, meat sauce, lots of fresh basil, and baked parmesan artichokes!

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Alright, you guys! That’s about it!

Question timeeeee:

  • What did you have for breakfast yesterday?
  • What do you like eating with your pasta?
  • What was your workout yesterday?

What I Ate Wednesday 4/9/14

Anyone used to writing 2014 yet? I still find myself writing 2013 on most of my stuff. I just can’t believe it is 2014! It’s crazy…

On the other hand, HAPPY WIAW! I haven’t done a WIAW in months, so I’m happy to be doing them again. Thanks to the wonderful Jenn for making it possible for all us bloggers to link up! Smile

Breakfast

I started out with an extremely tasty, thick, and energy filled green smoothie that was heavenly…secret ingredient was the xanthan gum!

green smoothie with xanthum

Ingredients:

  • Almond milk
  • Spinach
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 3 frozen strawberries
  • 1 tbsp ground flax seed
  • 1/2 tsp xanthan gum
  • 1 tsp Barley grass juice powder
  • 1 inch of organic ginger root
  • 1 scoop of Jarrow Formulas Chocolate Protein Powder

 

Lunch

Grilled Chicken salad with berries, apple, granola, nuts, and vinaigrette

salad with grilled chicken

Dinner

A mixture of awesome foods such as: Zucchini + Spinach rotini, organic spaghetti sauce, two slices of sweet potato, broccoli, and salmon.IMG_20140408_184518IMG_20140408_184550IMG_20140408_184503IMG_20140408_184338

I topped off my food for the day with the rest of the Caribbean Coconut Talenti Gelato from Sunday!

Yesterday’s Workout

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Definitely recommend this workout from the Purely Twins! I completed 3 rounds and it definitely got my heart rate up!

Jump jump upper body purely training circuit workout that can be done at home or at a gym. A great mix of strength training with some cardio. Get ready to feel the burn in your arms! come and workout with us purelytwins.com

I was dreadfully sore from Sunday’s hard run in the rain and leg workout today! The foam roller is my best friend Smile

But I think this 5 miler helped loosed my legs some…so that’s good

Mile Splits:

9:04, 8:46, 9:00, 8:34, 8:12   

Average Pace: 8:43

Here’s some funny pictures for Hump Day! (AKA Wednesday)

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Leg day.  Hahaha accurate

 

 

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I’ll Take A Tip, Recipe, and Pizza

Hey y’all!

Ugh, sorry I forgot to post yesterday. Didn’t mean for that to happen but it did. Oh well!

I did get in 8 miles of mostly running with some walks here and there and then it was rest time for me. The sun really take its out of me.

Anyway, we got some fun stuff to talk about today!

Would you like a tip?

I love tips…especially when it’s about hair! I discovered this a while ago and wanted to share!

FIT HAIR

So, I don’t know about you, but I some times workout twice a day, which means taking showers twice-three times a day…and my hair can not take that much shampoo no matter how much conditioner I use Laughing out loud

So I got a TIP for YOU! (Specifically talking to girls with medium or long hair)

First thing– Always wash hair with a sulfate and paroben free shampoo! You will notice a big difference in a month. I know I did. Keep reading down below.

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Step 1

Rinse and massage hair with only warm water. Try to detangle hair if you can.

Step 2

Don’t use shampoo, just conditioner. Apply conditioner ONLY on the ends of your hair. Rinse.

I’ve been doing this recently and its saving me shampoo, time, and damage to my hair. Try it next time you’re in a hurry after your workout or if you already washed your hair once that same day.

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Ingredients:

  • 1/3-1/2 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1-2 tsp natural organic peanut butter
  • 1 packet of Stevia or 1 tsp of sweetener
  • Lots of pumpkin spice
  • 1-2 tbsp vanilla protein powder

Optional Add Ins:

  • Coconut flour (1 tbsp)
  • Almond Flour (1 1/2 tbsp)
  • Chocolate chips (1-2 tbsp)
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Cinnamon
  • Greek yogurt

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My dinner last night….

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Questions:

  • What’s your favorite kind of pizza?
  • Did you know about the FIT HAIR tip?