Archive for September, 2010

5:30am can sometimes be really early especially when you are up until midnight reading a book. :)  But knowing that I had two ladies waiting for me got me out of bed and hitting the running trail for a great 4 mile run before 7am.   The weather in Wisconsin is currently going through a nice little cool spurt.  I’m a huge fan of fall and can’t wait for 60 degree days to come back!  I know bite my tongue; living in Wisconsin means cold temps 75% of the time and warm temps 25% so I should enjoy the warm weather when it happens but I LOVE cool days.

Pre run I enjoyed a lovely granola bar un-photographed…forgive me it was 5:30am and I had two kitties begging for kitty snacks and I didn’t want to wake my sister.

My other eats were as follows:


Overnight oats (1/2 cup oats, 1/2 cup almond milk, 1/2 cup plain yogurt, 1 tsp agave sweetener, 1 cup strawberries, dash of cinnamon – all mixed (except the berries) and chilled overnight.)

Strawberries & Oats  Breakfast


Tuna salad (2 cups lettuce, 1/4 cup tuna salad, 2 Tbs slivered almonds), 1 cup grapes, 1 cup cooked cauliflower

Salad Cauliflower Grapes

Afternoon snacks:

10 baby carrots, 1 Tbs peanut butter, Jazz Apple

Carrots & PB  Apple


Grilled chicken wrap, Bread (X 2)

Bread  Chicken Wrap


Chocolate which was consumed without thought or photograph…:).


Tonight I had a chiropractor appointment so dinner was enjoyed with my mom.  I have the pleasure of experiencing back spasms that take my breath away and will last for about an hour.  When one occurs I can be best described as “A person from the exorcist” quote from my lovely boyfriend. :)  I don’t really know why the occur but all I know is one quick crack from my Chiro and I’m as good as new.

I’m excited to go rest in bed with my heating pad and my current book obsession…before I go though I want to leave you with one furry face.  My mom’s cat Chip just wanted “Hi”.



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After a few days (or weeks) of eating not the best my body has been screaming at me to fill it with nutritious food.  It’s common to fall off the wagon every once in a while or splurge every now and then but it is about getting back up and getting back on track that really counts. 

Today started with a fun sweat filled boot-camp class at 6am.  Class today involved three weight activities followed by a 1/4 mile run repeated about 5 times with different weight activities ranging from biceps to triceps to squats to my all time favorite burpies.

I had a Granola bar prior to class for some energy but forgot to take a photo at 5:30 am.  🙂

The rest of today’s eats were documented prior to pure enjoyment…


Fruit parfait (1 green apple, 1/2 cup cottage cheese, 1/4 cup blueberries)

Fruit Parfait

Mid Morning Snack:

1/2 apple, 1 tbs peanut butter

Morning Snack


Tuna salad (2 cups lettuce, 1/4 cup sliced almonds, 1/4 cup tuna made w/ plain yogurt), 1 cup grapes. 10 baby carrots, peppermint patty


Afternoon Snack:

1/2 apple, string cheese, 18 pretzel twists

Heart Snack  Pretzels

I love how my apple slices managed to make a heart shape.


1/2 cup black beans, 3 chicken tenders, 1 cup cauliflower, 1 cup almond milk



Chocolate ice cream bar

Ice Cream

It always amazes me how eating healthy can make you feel so good about yourself.  I have a run set for the morning so I have to head off to bed.  I’m a morning workout person…I feel that starting your day off on the right foot helps keep me motivated for the rest of the day.

Do you prefer to workout in the morning or night?

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