I am still brainstorming different ‘themes’ for each day of the week (if that’s the way I even decide to go with this whole blogging thing), but today I would like to do a ‘What I Ate’ post to kick off the week.
I slept in til 10 and decided I was in the mood for a slightly savory breakfast. I decided to whip up 2 microwave eggs with tomato and basil. Alongside it I had a chopped nectarine, as well as an undocumented Kashi Pumpkin Spice Flax Crunchy Granola Bar. Little sweet, little savory. Perfect quick morning meal.
After breakfast, I caught up with some of my favorite blogs before heading down to my basement for a nice sweaty workout. The 60 minute workout consisted of a spinning interval workout which I created myself, as well as a few exercises to target some other muscle groups.
The amount of resistance and the speed you go is whatever feels comfortable. It definitely makes you work up a sweat, but it flies by because you’re never on one circuit for very long. After that workout, I decided to do a quick 10 minute HIIT to work some muscles other than my legs. I did 1 minute of mountain climbers, 30 push-ups, 50 squats, 50 crunches, 30 burpees, 1 minute plank, 30 jump squats, 30 tricep dips, 60 high knees, and 60 alternating lunges. This was adapted from Health.com‘s “10-Minute HIIT Workout“.
After my workout, I took a shower, applied buckets of aloe, and refueled.
Lunch was comprised of a pear (not pictured), a whole grain bagel from a local bakery, vanilla cinnamon coffee, vanilla seltzer, and puke in a bowl. Just kidding, that nasty looking stuff is actually a delicious combo of peanut butter, cinnamon, and banana. It looks terrible, but it is really just combining one of my favorite trios into a yummy spread. It’s not always about the presentation folks.
While I ate my lunch, I worked on my online internship duties while the sun was shining brightly outside my window. It was a beautiful day, one that I would have loved to have spent in the great outdoors. Unfortunately, I think it’s in my best interest to remain inside for the next few days as my sunburn/rash (lovely, right?) heals.
I spent the afternoon wrapping my dad’s gift, making a card, watching some YouTube videos (Shaytards, CarlieStylez, HeyKayli, Katilette, and missglamorazzi), and talking to my mom about my mini vacation! Nothing very exciting, but I am exhausted from the lack of sleep this weekend.
Around 5:00, I had a small, simple snack to hold me over til dinner. A gala apple and almonds is a pretty common snack I choose, and by pretty common, I mean I have it almost everyday.
At 6:45, my family sat down and enjoyed a big pot of whole wheat spaghetti mixed with kielbasa, and veggies. Not sure exactly what else my mom put into it, but it was delish. I also had half of a piece of Cosi multigrain flatbread with olivio, popped some cherry tomatoes, and washed it all down with some Silk Pure Almond Vanilla Almond Milk. Like any good daughter should, I left my phone in my room as we ate dinner as a family. This means that I did not take any pictures of dinner, so hopefully my description will suffice.
At 7:45, I went to my friend’s house to watch The Bachelorette. A group of six of my girlfriends and I get together every Monday during the summer to watch our guilty pleasure. I definitely do not believe the show works (as tabloid evidence proves), and honestly, the concept is kind of trashy, but it’s just a fun summer show to watch with friends. We get really into it – drooling over the hottest guys, choosing the ones we would date, screaming when she eliminates our favorites, and catching up on our own lives during the long and all too often commercials (all while snacking on candy and popcorn).
When I got home around 11, I was hungry, so I had a serving of one of my mom’s favorite ice creams mixed with Oikos Cafe Latte Traditional Greek Yogurt. YUMMM.
Mixing ice cream with greek yogurt not only multiplies the volume of deliciousness by two, but you can make some killer flavor combos. I love to mix any sort of chocolate ice cream or frozen yogurt with raspberry greek yogurt. Also good – mint chocolate chip ice cream with vanilla greek yogurt. Really, anything goes!
To add a little fashion to this otherwise very foodie post, here is what I threw on before heading to The Bachelorette viewing party. It was warm and humid today, but the sunburn needed to be covered up this evening – hence my choice of leggings and a mesh sweater.
I’m a huge fan of color – but instead of wearing a turquoise St. Christopher or colored statement necklace as I normally would with this type of outfit, I chose a gold Francesca’s Collection necklace and headband from Urban Outfitters. On my feet I just slid on my Rainbow flip flops (a summertime staple). Nothing too special or cute, but I just thought I might add in a little fashion talk to spice this up.
Once I wrap up this post, I’m planning to sit in bed and read the latest issue of People Style Watch which has been calling my name since I got it a few weeks ago.