Some Good News & Some Good Meals

Hi everyone! Hope that you are all doing well today. I’m gearing up for a very long week. My co-worker is out of town so I have to cover her hours this week. This means I’ll be working 11-9 today, tomorrow and Thursday. I also have the potential to be working weddings Saturday and Sunday so this has the potential of being an incredibly long week. I’m basically just going to tackle it by pacing myself, keeping myself fueled and energized and I’m going to try and get in some workouts in the mornings to get that blood pumping nice and early since 10 hours is a long time to be sitting at a desk.

I have a bit of exciting news! I had a training session last night and the workout was really great. We did a chest/back circuit, a leg circuit, and a bunch of core exercises. I felt really strong and I had a bit of a breakthrough. For the first time in as long as I could remember, I walked out of the gym with no pain or fatigue in my shoulder. It was such an amazing feeling! I would also have problems with it while washing my hair as it would get fatigued quickly when my arms were raised but that has also gotten much better! I’m definitely going to continue to take it easy and lay off the impact but it is so encouraging to know that I made some progress! I’m hoping maybe I’ll be able to hit some pads for my birthday next month at the end of September. It would be the best birthday gift ever :)

OK so as you guessed I had to prepare my lunch and dinner to bring to work with me. I’m not reinventing the wheel with these meals but they definitely look yummy and I’m looking forward to them! It is definitely a goal of mine to get more creative with my meals and recipes and I definitely hope to get into it a bit more when I have some time :)

For breakfast I made my breakfast banana split and had some yummy strawberries on the side. So good!

Lunch is the standard hummus, stuffed grape leaves, tomato and carrot plate. It’s so easy and so good, it’s a perfect meal to plan for a long day.

For dinner I made my new favorite meal: Tofu scramble with spinach and tomato (seasoned with nutritional yeast, pepper, salt and garlic) with a side of roasted cauliflower. Yum!

I suppose I should get going so I can finish getting ready for work. I hope that you all have a great day! I’m going to do my best to post this week but I may not be able to every day. I’ll try and make the ones I do get in good though :)

Breakfast and a Great Deal!

Hi everyone! Today’s post is gonna be short because I’m exhausted but here is the rundown :)

I woke up early and was at the gym by 8am. I did an hour of cardio to start off my day. After the gym I had this breakfast…

A breakfast banana split with almond butter, cinnamon, raisins and a little granola. So delicious and the crunch the granola adds is so great!
Later on I went shopping in Astoria with my mom, sister in law and niece. We went into all these bargain jewelry stores that typically has cheap looking crap but then I found this…

I LOVE it so much! I think it is really different and it was ONLY $2!!! Seriously, 2 bucks. It was a little big when I tried it on but not too bad. Then as it got colder it got to be really big so I’ll have to wear it on my middle finger instead of my ring finger. It is still big but totally manageable.
Hope you all had a lovely Saturday! I had a big lunch with my family before we ventured out so I didn’t get to enjoy some yummy greek food there but I’m sure we’ll head back! I at the veggies out of a veggie wrap for lunch by the way. No pics, sorry!
See ya tomorrow!

Eating Clean on the Weekend

Good evening everyone and Happy Saturday! I went in to the studio for a few hours this morning to get some editing done and then ran a few errands and spend a good part of the afternoon relaxing. It feels so good :) I finally got my car back which is great and I’ve been watching UFC Unleashed for the past few hours. This is shaping up to be a pretty great day!

Today’s grub has been pretty great too. Check it out!

Breakfast is my “breakfast banana split.”I just split open a banana and added 1 tbsp of almond butter, some raisins and some cinnamon. It was so delicious.
I ate lunch between work and running errands so I didn’t grab a picture of it but I just ate a bowl of veggie soup. Warmed me right up!
For dinner I had some brown rice with steamed tofu, broccoli and eggplant. I just drizzled about 1 tbsp of a garlic sauce over the top for a little flavor but avoided the heaviness that comes from drowning it in sauce. Such a simple but satisfying meal.
For some reason I was having a hungry day so I ended up snacking quite a bit. All of my snacks were nutritious, clean foods so I don’t feel guilty about it. I ate a lot of frozen grapes, a few stuffed grape leaves, and a key lime pie larabar. Mmm. My belly is satisfied. I’ll probably have some spearmint tea a little later on.
Enjoy your Saturday night everyone!