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March 16, 2010

Sometimes I actually do wake up in the morning feeling like P Diddy.

Well, what I assume P Diddy would feel like when he wakes up – A BALLERRRRR.

Seriously though.  Obviously this post is suffering from induced early morning syndrome.  I’m still messed up from the time change – my eyes see the clock say eight thirty but my body feels nine thirty, so time to be up.

The usual morning suspect:

Is it St. Patrick’s Day yet?  No?  Ok, I’m saving an amusing story of drunken debauchery til then.

As I mentioned in my post about trackingmy food intake, I try to set one or two small weekly eating goals to improve my overall eating habits.  Last week’s goal was to eat a salad every day, and halfway through the week I decided to add the extra goal of trying to have at least one green smoothie every day.

This week’s goal is to be more adventurous in my food choices, to switch it up a bit.

With that in mind, I dub yesterday’s salad “Vegburger Helper” -

I have for sure never been a processed veggie burger person – at best they taste alright.  But my mom brought home these portobello-garlic burgers a while back and they’ve been chillin’ out in my freezer ever since.  They’re definitely there for the days I’m running low on groceries and don’t feel like going to the store – like yesterday.

I cooked it on the grill pan, a few minutes on each side until it was heated all the way through.

Sorry I don’t know the brand, these are actually kind of good.  I know they come from like BJ’s or Costco.

I sliced it up atop a bed of romaine and sprouts, tossed with carrots, cukes, avocado, and pickles.  Yes, cucumber AND pickles.  I walk on the wild side.

The dressing was my usual blend of salsa, tehina, and lime juice.  Yeah, this salad was a winner.  This held me over quite nicely until about four thirty, around the time I start to get ready for Pilates and start to want to pre-fuel.

I was freezing cold, the last thing I really wanted was a smoothie, but I’ve been dreaming up this combo for a few days now and really needed to try it.

Blurry Tropical Green Monster – we’ve got a banana, frozen blueberry, frozen spinach, grated frozen ginger, cinnamon, lime juice, almond milk, green tea, and coconut oil.  I bet this would have really benefited from pineapple but I had none.  As-is, it was fabulous (except I didn’t blend long enough and no one likes a chewy smoothie, except for me maybe).

Dinner, forgot to take a picture, and it was discombobulatedly sandwiched around a visit from the boyfriend.

Are you a Green Monster junkie? Do you often find yourself dreaming about different combinations of frozen berries and bananas and spinach and imagining what shade of green your concoction will produce?  What’s your favorite?  And if you haven’t tried the green smoothie, why not?  I know my boyfriend and my roommate are completely skeeved out when I sip my green sludge through a straw, but I’m happy!

From where I’m sitting, it looks like a sunny day out!  Last night in Pilates we did some killer inner thigh work and I’m feeling it now, so I might do some hip openers in a bit, but if it gets warmer today (the weather forecast is predicting high fifties), I’m gonna take the bike out.  I definitely smelled spring in the air when I let the cats out this morning.

Does the weather affect your workout schedule? Are you more apt to want to do outdoor exercise on a nice day, or are you a gym junkie?  Honestly – I’ve been to a gym a total of three times in my life.  Depending on the weather, I’ll do cardio inside on my treadmill, or as you can see lately I’ve been going for a spin around the hood on my bicycle.

Catch ya later, lovers.

PS- thus far have failed to purchase tickets to Lady Gaga but I have discovered that my boyfriend is jealous of my love for her.  It’s a good day.

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  1. March 16, 2010 9:51 am

    Someone needs to ask Pdiddy what he feels like when he awakes. I am thinking it’s possible it could be hangover haven for him most days. Just sayin.

    BTW, I love how people look at me like I am mad crazy when I drink green smoothies. I am sure they are just jealous they don’t have the balls to drink em themselves!!!

    Have a wonderful Tuesday!!! It is rainy here which = no motivation for moi!!!

    XOXO

    • March 16, 2010 9:53 am

      BTW, My BF is rather jealous of my love for John Mayer and Robert Pattinson. And he thinks my love for Gaga is whack. He is all like “What do you want to be GAGA” Ummm helloooo of course!!!! Who wouldn’t?!! That woman is off the hook fabulous!

    • March 16, 2010 11:04 am

      lol…oh those hungover days

  2. March 16, 2010 10:30 am

    green monster junkie….not really.

    yes weather really dictates my workouts. but sometimes i go out inspite of the weather. I’ve only done that twice though. once it was pretty cloudy outside and was on the verge of raining. went out, got my run and by the time I reached out front steps it was HAILING like crazy and raining. can you say perfect timing.

  3. March 16, 2010 11:11 am

    The weather TOTALLY effects my mood! When it’s sunny I’m happy and love walking around NYC and working out. But when it’s rainy I tend to stay in at nights!

    xo

    Jocelyn

  4. March 16, 2010 11:26 am

    salsa, tehina, and lime juice sounds like such an amazing dressing. i’m going to have to try that on my salads!

    i love green monsters… but i think i like regular smoothies better. especially tropical flavored ones!

    as for the weather – i definitely do not like running outside when its gross out! but when the suns out and its warm, you can always find me outside :)

    • March 17, 2010 9:41 am

      You should totally try it out! I’ve been obsessed with this combo lately…it goes on everything.
      And hell yes, tropical flavored smoothies are amazing. Mango and papaya anything!

  5. March 16, 2010 1:12 pm

    I’m not a green monster person, but yours looks great!

  6. March 16, 2010 2:25 pm

    i’ve never had a green monster! i need a blender. do you also brush your teeth with a bottle of jack? ;)

  7. March 16, 2010 2:26 pm

    I’ve never tried a green monster! Hauling out the blender and then cleaning it is just too much work for me. Sheer laziness, I know. I’m more of a gym girl, but nice weather always gets me going on an outside run!

    • March 17, 2010 9:39 am

      hahaha don’t worry I’m super lazy when it comes to the blender thing – I rinse it when I’m done and throw it in the dishwasher. If it’s still in the dishwasher uncleaned, I won’t use it.

  8. March 16, 2010 2:33 pm

    Cucumbers and pickles?? You are a wild one…

    I drank a green monster one time, barely choked it down, and said never again. I have no problem eating a ton of veggies so I figured there was no reason to drink them too! I admire people like yourself who are dedicated to making them and cleaning the blender every day. Too much for work a lazy person like me. :)

    • March 17, 2010 9:40 am

      Oh no I’m not dedicated to cleaning the blender at all! I rinse it and toss it in the dishwasher, and if the dishwasher isn’t run but the next time I decide I want a smoothie, I just won’t have it!

  9. March 16, 2010 5:02 pm

    Holy YUM – amazing eats, girl!
    I just found your blog, and I´m already loving it ;)
    Loved all the apple+PB combos! You´re a genius!
    Have a terrific week :)
    Brazilian XOXO´s,
    Gabriela

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