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Now it’s time to start the weekend! Smile  I’ve had an insane past two days with too much work and a horrible eating schedule…holy moly I want some time off (and perhaps a Green Beer since I didn’t get one yesterday Winking smile)!

I did have to go in to work today *sad* but I made it to the gym before because I didn’t have to go until much later than normal Open-mouthed smile.  I crammed in half a banana and half a Peanut Butter Clif Z bar.

pre breakfast

Workout: Half-A**ed Strength and Cardio Winking smile

My body did not like me this morning and did not want to cooperate with what I was asking it to do (s-l-e-e-p-y).  I somewhat went through ~30 minutes of strength training followed by 30 mins on the AMT

Totals: ~285 cals, 31 mins (cardio only).  Absolutely not the best workout I’ve ever had, but it sure beats staring at my computer for another hour Open-mouthed smile.

Post workout breakfast was overnight oats (again!) – Scott and I are seriously running out of food in the fridge…

overnight oats

Same old mix o’ slop: 1/3 cup Muesli, 2/3 cup unsweetened chocolate almond milk, 1T chia seeds, 1/2 smushed banana, topped with the other half of the Clif Z Bar, Kashi go lean Protein, PB, and agave.  Coffee was downed at my desk when I got there around 8:30.

People in my office continued to energize themselves through two Whole boxes of donuts.. I’m still not sure how these all went – there were ONLY 7 people in today.  I didn’t eat any of these either…

dognuts

donuts

After a few meetings, phone calls, frantic running around the office I had an apple and a Chobani Pineapple yogurt for “lunch” (I think it was 11:30 by this time!). 

snack

I didn’t have enough items in the fridge to pack up a solid lunch so I planned on grabbing it after I got done with my work….Well, that didn’t happen until almost 3pm Surprised smile – I just kept snacking on a few handfuls of these to keep me going.  Bag = empty!

almonds

After an Advil, lots of water, and 3 more meetings I flew outta there to the nearest Whole Foods to empty my Whole paycheck and down this whole mess of food:

whole foods salad bar

cookie n tea

I’m not quite sure what I all put in there… potatoes, spinach, wheat berry salad, Tofu Masala… whatever was near me at the time I just dumped in my box Open-mouthed smile.  Complete with a Vegan Oatmeal Raisin cookie and tea.

I ran a few errands and then undoubtedly ended up at the grocery store Open-mouthed smileOpen-mouthed smile.  I’ve got a few new (to me) items for the next few days, but I was absolutely stoked to find these!

new lunas

A store near me finally got the new flavors of Luna Bars!!  Chocolate Chunk, Chocolate Dipped Coconut, Mint Chocolate Chip, and Chocolate Open-mouthed smile.  Epic. Win.  I “might” have grabbed 3 of each Angel

bar stash

My bar stash is now filled to the brim!  I also picked up a bunch of Justin’s Peanut Butter packets because they were on sale for $.39.  Yea, $.39!?!?  That’s insane!!

We’ve got a friend leaving for about a month in the next few days, so Scott and I are headed out to celebrate his last weekend here Open-mouthed smile.  Should be a fun night! 

I’ve got some fun things planned for tomorrow, so food/activities are going to ROCK! (And it doesn’t involve a spin class!

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Happy Friday!!  Thank goodness for the weekend!

My morning started off a lot like it did about a month ago: with an early morning workout Open-mouthed smileOpen-mouthed smile!  If I want to do some weight training at the gym, early morning is SO much better than after work… you can barely get a machine with all the crowd there.  I had half a banana with peanut butter to fuel up (and water).

breakfast 1

Workout: Strength Training

Wood chops, seated chess press, alternating rows, shoulder press, adduction, abduction, seated leg curls, leg extensions, squats with dumbbell, bench dips, reverse lunges with dumbbell, bicep curls

It definitely felt good to get a good workout in AT the gym.  At home ones are just fine, but I don’t have the right equipment to get to some resistances/weights that I need.

Post-workout refueling was a Brown Cow Vanilla Greek Yogurt, WF Pumpkin Granola, toasted PB&J, and some coffee. 

pbj

b2

Lotsa protein for muscle recovery and a PBJ because they are one of the best/yummy breakfast foods in my opinion!

I never ended up having a snack today, but instead had an early lunch: ghetto Hugh Jass salad and cornbread!!

lunch

Spinach, broccoli slaw, black beans, cucumbers, grilled chicken, baby carrots, cheese stick, light balsamic vinaigrette. Sparkly water Open-mouthed smile

This wasn’t the biggest lunch, so not much later I dug into some homemade trail mix: cinnamon quaker oatmeal squares, raisins, and cinnamon roasted almonds.  I scarfed the bag in about 5 minutes Open-mouthed smile.  LOVE this mix!

snackeroo

Work was about as entertaining as watching grass grow today, BUT it was only an 8 hour work day for me (hooray for early release Fridays!!).  I had to run a few errands, but I “happened” to be near a World Market…

world market

I bought a nice new HUGE glass for my Green Monsters (no more drinking them out of the Magic Bullet cups!), some Fine and Coarse Sea Salt, Chocolate <3, a spoon (I’m obsessed… it’s weird), and a 20oz ceramic soup crock.  Ashley has been making TONS of Buckwheat bakes and I’ve been getting c-r-a-v-i-n-g-s for them!!  Now I’ve got something oven-proof and ready to go!  I also have some buckwheat groats coming in a shipment from the iHerb.com giveaway I won, so I’m doubly ready to make some buckwheat bakes now SmileSmile.  My shipment should be here within a week, and I can tell you right now that I absolutely used up every penny of the spree – wait til you see how much I was able to get with $50! Open-mouthed smile

I’ve never tried this Sea Salt chocolate before either, but I see all the people on the blogs I read eat it ALL the time… it’s seriously like caramel, melt-in-your-mouth creaminess Open-mouthed smile.  I only had 1 square (super hard not to eat the whole thing!) so I can save up for dinner out with Tom and Brittany tonight.

 

Have a great Friday night!

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