Sep 13, 2010

I Sense A Change

Burn & Firm Pilates this morning. As much as I just want to run, I know that increasing my upper body strength is quite important for me to do as well. This is one of the best workouts I know, which is why I keep coming back to it even though it seems to drag on a lot longer than all of my other workouts. Post-workout was the classic mug of oats (surprised?): old-fashioned oats made in Raspberry Zinger tea, mixed with chia seeds, flaxseed meal, and cinnamon, allowed to cool a bit, and then topped off with Grape Nuts, PB&Co. Cinnamon Raisin Swirl, cherry preserves, and almonds.


I’ve been thinking about my blog posting habits a lot lately and have been considering making a switch to only posting every other day due to the repetitiveness of my posts and the level of busyness in my life. Any input? Essentially, the only real difference will be that I post two workouts, two breakfasts, and maybe one of the dinners I have over the course of those two days with maybe an inclusion on a health update of my condition or something interesting I’ve learned in one of my classes that I’m excited about sharing. Comments?

Back to my day… It’s Monday once more, which means that I had lunch with Lyle before classes. I stuffed half of a pita with a mixture of leftovers: sweet corn, salsa, soy cheddar cheese, and veggie mix, and paired this with a banana (it has been far too long since I’ve eaten one!). Snacks for the day were an EnviroKidz Organic Peanut Butter Crispy Rice Bar and some carrots with artichoke hummus. All of this could just barely fit into my lunch box for the day, so bringing anything else in addition was pretty much out of the question. I don’t think it has to be said that as a result I was quite hungry by the time I got back from classes at around 6:00pm.

I quelled my belly by taking the other half of the pita from lunch, slathered on artichoke hummus, and stuffed it with fresh tomato chunks. I was tired all day and completely unmotivated to make up much of anything for dinner, so I mostly just snacked into the evening as I worked on typing up a summary for my Biology lab course and reading for the Biology lecture tomorrow afternoon.

So I guess you’ll hear from me in two days! See you Wednesday!


  1. I was posting what seemed like the same things over and over so I switched it up and just post the 'good' things. I have pretty much the same lunch and breakfasts more or less everyday so I try to make dinner special and get a couple under my belt before posting about them.

    I don't like taking days off from running either- it's one of my favourite activities. :)

  2. That's sort of my story. Breakfast is usually my only truly "homemade" meal of the day, unfortunately.

    I'm hoping to incorporate more of what I'm learning as I work toward my Dietetics degree and my ED struggle (though I'm a bit tentative since I'm not really "recovered").

    I'm mostly worried that, since it's getting colder and I have one race in two weeks and another the week after, that I'm going to lose progress. Although my run today (which you will see TOMORROW) was quite revealing about that!

  3. I'm struggling with the same thing! My work schedule is pretty demanding and I have a hard time trying to keep my posting to three times a day. My only suggestion is to do what makes you happy, because if you get stressed over your blog it doesn't become fun anymore.