Marathon Announcement

Sorry for not blogging yesterdays eats – I was to busy planning this new project that I am starting for the summer.

I am running the City of Oaks Marathon in Raleigh on November 1st!!   

I am so excited. As I looked at my schedule for the summer, I realized that I will have a lot of free time. I ran a marathon a year ago, but I didn’t enjoy it (and didn’t do as well as I could have!) because I had bronchitis as I was running it. I realized that this summer might be the perfect time to train for another one!

I will be training with Hal Higdon’s intermediate Marathon Training Plan. As of right now, I have 25 weeks until the marathon. I am super excited! My goal is to run in under 4 hours.

“I want you to feel like you are going to die” – Jillian

What a great, beautiful day was yesterday!

I woke up at 9, finished writing a french paper, and had breafkast

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Berries & Fage 2% with sliced almonds – yum! Iced coffee w/TJ’s vanilla soy milk on the side.

After I turned in paper, I headed to the gym. I worked out on the elliptical for 45 minutes and “ran” exactly 4.0 miles. I then came home and did the 30 day shred (level 2)! I have a love/hate relationship with Jillian Michaels. It felt so good to get such a good workout in, but it sure as hell isn’t easy.

I then showered, dressed up in a nice sundress (gotta live up the weather!) and headed for lunch with my girlfriends. I had a tuscan turkey sandwich (sorry – no pictures!) on a ciabatta role, with turkey/buffalo mozarella/pesto/organic greens/tomato. Sooo good! This was at Alpine Bagel, the popular eatery on campus, and I had had this sandwich back in April when the boy was visiting. I had been craving it ever since! It is a bit indulgent, but i was so worth it. We then headed for yogurt pump, an incredible place with froyo. I had a  frozen peanut butter and chocolate yogurt in a homemade waffle cone – yum! 

At about 5 Pm or so, I had a snack: Grapes & An Ambrosia apple. I love this mix!

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I wasn’t very hungry for dinner, but at about 10 PM I dove into this beauty – frozen banana & crunchy almond butter sandwich (on arnold’s, of course!) and berries/fage on the side. Yum!! I had it with decaf chocolate hazelnut tea w/a touch of unsweetened almond milk.

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“Nothing is Impossible – the word itslef says ‘I’m Possible'” – Audrey Hepburn

Guess Who Is Back?

Now that I am practically done with my finals and allergies, I am ready to food blog! 

Breakfast: Pumpkin Oatmeal w/8 g of Dark Chocolate Dream, Iced Coffee w/Vanilla Soy Milkimg_16271

Lunch: Homemade Bean Burger (Soooo easy to make. I just put 1/2 a cup of black beans, 1 tbsp of whole wheat flour, one tbsp of BBQ sauce, and onion & garlic powder and S&P) on Arnold’s Mutli-Grain with Tomatoes/Pickles/Lettuce/Ketchup 

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And Kale Chips (I am realizing that I am liking these less and less…)  w/Ketchup

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AND Grapes and an Ambrosia Apple for desert

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Dinner: Shrimp, Broccoli, Red Onion, Mushroom, and Tomato Stir Fry

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Fage 2% with almond silvers and mango/berries for desert. Yummy!

 

 

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As exercise today, I walked 2.5-3 miles (not exactly sure how many). It was lovely and it energized me for the day. I had not gotten a lot of sleep the night before and did not feel like exercising, especially since I had a paper due midnight and another due tomorrow morning. Boy, I am sure glad I did – it energized me for the rest of the night! 

“Today is the first day of the rest of your life” – American Beauty

Blog Hiatus

I have decided (because of illness and finals) to post-pone blogging for a week and a half. I will be back!

And the veggie/fruit craze continues…

For lunch, I had an Amy inspired sandwich (hummus & spinach) on Arnold’s bread with an asian pear. I took it to school & had it with an (unpictured) iced coffee w/skim milk:

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In class today, I got an email saying that my honors thesis topic has been approved by the Psychology Department. I can’t say much about the topic,  but I can tell you that it relates to eating disorders. I am very excited about it! 

When I got home at 5 PM, I was slightly hungry and I had one of my favorite snacks: grapes & grape tomatoes! 

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I am still sick and I absolutely cannot wait to get better, so I can – among other things – start working out!

Crack Oats

First off, sorry for not posting dinner yesterday. I was not feeling well and did not have a lot of energy to post here.

I did however, eat what was below. x 2. That’s right, I was up late doing homework and got hungry again so I decided to have the same thing over again. Since dinner was on the small side, I didn’t feel too bad about it. 

img_16061/2 a fat free blueberry spelt muffin from Whole Foods, Fage 2%, Strawberries/Blackberries

 

And for breakfast today, I was craving pumpkin oats. So, I had them with Nutella. You will probably see them a lot in this blog… I call them crack oats. I am obsessed with them: 

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I hope you all have a good day! I am headed to class. I missed my first one because I accidently overslept.. oops!

Like a Chicken…

Generally, my weeks are quite hectic. I run around like a chicken with it’s head cut off! I woke up at 7, worked all day, came home at 5 and I am now doing some homework before heading out for my Business Fraternity Meeting!

I am quite unhappy with the way I look lately. I have gained around 5 pounds in the last month because I stopped working out (due to being upset because of some personal issue & having a lot of work!) and now I can’t get back into it because of allergies. I know I am technically not overweight, but I don’t feel as comfortable in my own skin and my clothes are all tight!

As for food: 

Breakfast:
Grapes/Pink Lady
Sprouts Low Fat Rye Bread
Light Laughing Cow
Iced Coffee w/vanilla soy milk* 1.5

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Lunch
Grapes/Pink Lady
Wrap  with hummus and lots of veggies! (which ended up being rather soggy! I don’t know why sometimes they are and sometimes they aren’t)

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Snack (unpictured)
Grapes