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.