WIAW: Week 20

Okay, okay. So by know you know that these aren’t my actual Wednesday eats, nor are they a complete picture of what I eat. But, I’d rather participate with a few of the things that normally make their way into my diet than not participate at all. I love it too much and I know that all of you do, too!

Kashi GoLean, Grape Nuts flakes, Sunwarrior, almond butter, blueberries, and soymilk

I originally saw this “protein cereal” breakfast mix over at Gabriela‘s blog. Almost like Gina‘s cookie dough cereal, but I think that I prefer Gina’s (sorry Gabriela!). Anyways, it’s easy and since it uses Kashi GoLean there’s over 30 grams of protein in this little bowl! So, it definitely earns its title of “protein cereal”.

Chocolate-Cherry-Almond Smoothie with banana and spinach, topped with lots of different nummy toppings. Almond extract definitely needed to bring out the cherry flavor.

4 mile run on Monday (because I did yoga on Sunday instead) and my Kinesiology midterm fitness test on Tuesday morning. 12-minute run, crunches, push-ups, more running (20-yds back and forth) and burpies. I made gains in every single test! The one that I was most proud of was my number of push-ups, but being able to do over 1.5 miles in 12 minutes and more burpies than I ever thought possible felt pretty good as well. After my classes and work, I went home to do some strength training in the form of Jillian’s Ripped in 30, but did Level 1 because of the morning’s butt-kicking and some shoulder soreness.

Van's Gluten-Free waffles with almond butter and blueberry preserves with a splash of maple syrup.

I have a lot of group projects and assignments going on right now in my courses and at work. I think that I’m keeping up okay (at least that’s what my grades lead me to believe), but as you all know I don’t cope well with having to rely so much on other people getting their work done in time and not just at the last minute. Tomorrow is the day that I take the next step in trying to overturn my Honors Option. I thank my lucky stars that I have my mother so that I know what to do for all of this. I would seriously be lost without her.

Spinach, banana, cherries, and almond extract, topped with sweet potato puffs, vegan chocolate chips, granola, and buckwheat groats.

To tell you the truth guys, I’m still in my funk a bit. Things seem to be picking up the pace all around me and I feel like I’m just barely keeping up. I’m so used to being ahead of the pack by a mile or so. I need that buffering room so that my stress levels don’t build up to a breaking point. Reaching your breaking point doesn’t have to be a bad thing, but with the majority of my support system over 100 miles away, I just can’t take that happening right now. As you may or may not have noticed, I have been less of a presence in the digital world lately. This is partly due to the fact that my laptop has decided that it no longer wishes to tolerate wi-fi internet, but also I’m caught up in other things and decided that the blog/Twitter/etc. is low-priority. It happens.

“It’s not about perfect; it’s about effort.” — Jillian Michaels

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Countdowns:

18 days – Solstice 10K Run
103 days – Capital City River Run Half-Marathon
350 days – 40 in 400 Days Challenge ends

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What’s on YOUR “Countdown” list right now?

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21 thoughts on “WIAW: Week 20

  1. I’ve always been so scared to put chocolate in my green smoothies! I don’t know why. But I am doing a green smoothie challenge so I’m sure I’ll crave it one day!!!

    Whitney

  2. I, too, have been uncertain about putting coca in green smoothies. Now that I know it’s good, I will try it!
    Keep your head up.. things will get better eventually!

  3. I was going to ask the same thing about the sweet potato puffs! Do they really taste like sweet potatoes or are they just pricy cheerios?

    I buy toddler food all the time. On my blog I just admitted to eating those forzen “sneak veggies in” bites. Haha!

  4. On my “countdown” list is a wedding coming up in July. I’m a bridesmaid and I have several responsibilities so I’m kind of freaking out.

    All of your eats look amazingly yummy! Especially the smoothies and Van’s waffles. Yum!

  5. I love the looks of that protein cereal bowl. I just bought some golean so I’ll have to try that for sure.
    I know it’s tough that your honors got overturned, but just think that you’re right about slowing down and reflecting on what you need to do to make it the best it can be. And honestly, I don’t know what i’d do without my mother either.
    Breathe and know that your supports are all here too!! Ask for support and ye shall receive!

  6. When I get stressed I stop blogging – it totally happens girl and you never ever have to worry about it b/c we’ll always be here for eachother =) true story!

    I’m so excited that even though you’ve been uber busy and having computer issues you still got your WIAW on =) and such a yummy one too! I have some vans waffles in the freezer that I may need to devour now 😉

  7. mmm, mint extract? yes, vanilla extract? always but Oh My Gosh Almond extract sounds absolutely genius, lovely suggestion lovely xx i’ve still got my eyes open for toffee flavouring, then my life (as far as smoothies n oats go) will truly be complete!! haha

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