My first ever What I Ate Wednesday (WIAW) post! How exciting!
I had Final #3 this morning and needed brain fuel!
Oatbran, flax, vanilla protein powder, chia seeds, homemade cashew butter, cinnamon, mango, and strawberry preserves. Eaten while watching the makeover episode that I missed of the Biggest Loser last week and taking a last look over my class notes before taking Final #3 (which I totally rocked, by the way). By the way, I got a 94 on my Anthropology final from Monday and a 99 on a term paper I wrote in the class whose exam I took this morning (the only point that I missed was because I didn’t know that we needed a title). Things are certainly looking good for a 4.0 in every class this semester!
After that was over, I went home, ate a date (unpictured), and was out the door for my awesome run (read about below).
Recovery Green Monster for lunch; Thin Mint style:
Frozen banana, spinach, vanilla soymilk, homemade cashew butter, cocoa powder, peppermint extract, and mini vegan chocolate chips and buckwheat groats thrown in for crunch.
I felt peckish a little bit later and decided to give a new product a try: Barbecue Kale Chips from Kaia Foods.
ZOMG!! These were fantastic! They reminded me of the Somersault snacks that my mom got me as a stocking stuffer this past Christmas. The flavor was actually quite strong and I had to grab my water bottle more than a few times to quench the fire, but I love barbecue-flavored chips over probably any other flavor of chip (it used to be sour cream and onion, by the way). These are gluten-free, organic, and raw with some stellar nutritional stats. Lots of healthy fats, protein, fiber, and vitamins! I still have 3 other flavors in my cupboard to try and I’ll be sure to tell you all about those, too! (I think they’re salt & vinegar, ‘cheezy’, and chili lime?)
Another little while later I cut up a Gala apple (I didn’t see that we had Pink Ladies!) and sprinkled it with
some a lot of cinnamon. Galas are nice; Pink Ladies are better; but, Honeycrisp will always reign supreme.
Dinner was hard for me to come up with. I never really know what to make for dinner and so it usually ends up being some random hodge-podge of things from my fridge. Tonight was no different. Factor in the fact that I have to make/eat it in the middle of studying and that’s no help either.
Tempeh with peanut-banana-maple sauce and broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots steamed up and covered in nooch on the side. It was around this time that I realized that the internet had gone out and called our cable company to find out what was up. Turns out, my neighbor sliced through the line while gardening and so I’ll be without TV or internet until probably Friday night or sometime on Saturday (the earliest they could come was literally right in the middle of my last final).
My boyfriend generously came and kidnapped me for a few hours so that I could have internet access and study for my Physiology final (the last one of my second year!). It’s a little weird to think that I’m halfway through college. I feel like I’m such a different person that I was in high school, but at least I think that that’s a good thing in this case.
After I went back home, I had a yogurt mess. Vanilla coconut milk yogurt, Kashi GoLean, raisins, and cinnamon. Followed up with a Medjool date stuffed with crunchy almond buttah.
Okay, peeps. Finally I completed my first ever WIAW post. I’ve already learned a lot of the mistakes and tribulations that go along with it and am hoping that next week’s will occur without a hitch.
Nice weather today at last (still pretty nippy, but at least the sun was out)! After taking that final, I needed a little run to unwind before hunkering down to study for my last exam tomorrow morning. While the weather was cold, I got shuper shweaty during the last mile and a half. I wanted to rip off my gloves and running jacket, but I couldn’t. One of the things that I don’t like about running outdoors: You can’t just strip off clothing anytime you want.
Mile 1: 8:44
Mile 2: 8:08
Mile 3: 7:53
Mile 4: 7:49
Mile 5: 7:40
Wow! I don’t really look at my pace while I’m running (I focus on the distance aspect over the speed aspect) so I usually get surprised when I get back home and plug in Gwen (my Garmin). I can’t believe my speed and amazing splits! Here I thought I was totally burning out in the last mile and it turns out that I kept getting faster, even with all of the wind, hills, and mental barriers I had to talk myself through. I am so proud of myself today!
I’m now on Formspring! I plan on doing another Q&A post once I get enough responses. Seriously, ASK ME ANYTHING. My running, past, relationships, family, school, ED, nothing is off limits. And it’s completely anonymous, so don’t hold back.
How did I do on my very first WIAW post?
Am I the only one who gets this stressed when they can’t get on the internet for days at a time? (I find this especially true as a student at university.)