Today was my Friday! In about 12 hours I’ll be en route to Seattle for a nice relaxing weekend with my family and friends… so necessary right now!
My day today was light on meetings but heavy on the number of things on my to-do list before finishing out my week. I fueled up for the day with a waldorf salad of sorts. I packed plain yogurt sprinkled with cinnamon, and added 1/2 a chopped apple, 2 tbsp coconut, and 2 tbsp walnuts to it when I got into the office. It was tasty! Next time I’ll try vanilla yogurt instead of plain, and perhaps throw some pineapple in instead of apple?
Doesn’t look like much but I promise it was good!
I spent my morning emailing away, checking up on how signature gathering is going with members (we’re collecting signatures of parents in support of the school board reinstating the music, library, and PE teachers that were cut last year during the upcoming budget process – we’re at 300+ since last week!), and scheduling meetings for next week. I was also SUPER thirsty – I emptied my 20 ounce Nalgene bottle three times by lunch!
Lunch today was a huge mound of salad with a couple of apple slices. I find salads so refreshing! Yeah, lettuce, spring mix or spinach really aren’t that exciting and you’d be hard pressed to find anyone to eat it alone – so it’s really the fun additions that make a salad appealing. I try to mix up my salads so they don’t get boring, and so every bite is a different combo of tastes.
In my pile of veg: spring mix, feta, banana peppers, chopped turkey breast, cucumber and sprouts. I had the other half of my apple sliced alongside.
My lunch held me surprisingly well until 3 pm despite the lack of carbs. On my way out I grabbed a package of chocolate chip Heart Thrive “cookies” (do they even warrant that label?) and gobbled one on my way to the gym.
That’s something I can get behind. Heart Thrive snacks definitely taste healthy, and are a good cookie alternative if you have a craving for something sweet but healthy and more substantial than, say, a Clif Z bar. The apple and raisin spice ones are great too.
I had a great run at the gym! I ran 6.25 mi in 50 min and felt fabulous the whole time. My foot was really bugging me on Monday and I was getting worried, but today I had no problems. Must have been a muscular issue rather than a stress fracture, since icing it the other night helped. Thank goodness!!
I had a personal appt right after and ate some snap peas during that… sorry no pic. Then I had to hightail it out to Gresham for a school board meeting. Tonight was an eating on the run night so I stopped by Jamba Juice for a smoothie and some wheat grass to pump up my veg intake for the day. I was just going to get a 16 oz Jamba and plan to eat something at home after the school board meeting, but it was OFFICIALLY Thirsty Thursday for them, which meant I could upgrade to a 24 oz for the same price!
24 oz Protein Berry Workout with Whey Protein (basically, soy milk, strawberry, naners, and protein) + 2 oz wheatgrass:
I won’t lie, wheatgrass is not exactly the tastiest little shot in the world, but it is SO good for you! Every ounce of wheatgrass provides the nutritional equivalent of 2.2 pounds of vegetables! That’s hard to beat so I try to suck it down now and again.
The school board meeting dragged on… and on… and on. No big surprise that my smoothie didn’t hold me long despite it being huge and calorie dense (370 cals). I had to shovel down my other Heart Thrive cookie, bar, snack, whatever on my way home because my tummy was sure growlin by 10pm!! I feel better now and my headache is starting to go away… so I think I might do some baking :) Maybe I should have a beer in honor of real Thirsty Thursday though. Hmm decisions decisions.
In any case, it’s my Friday – so I can do what I want!!
Enjoy YOUR Friday!