Category Archives: Nutrition

WIAW

Hello hello and here we are for another What I Ate Wednesday thanks to Jenn 🙂 This is a look at what I ate on Tuesday… so let’s just pretend that all of this actually happened today.

My day started off with an awesome early morning workout after I voted! I started off with thirty minutes of cardio intervals and then completed a short but sweet arm workout and then headed home to this for breakfast:

My breakfast, which was eaten around 8:15, included egg beaters with low fat shredded mozzarella cheese along with two mini oatmeal chia seed muffins. I topped my muffins with a little low fat cream cheese and sugar free jelly 🙂

This meal kept me super full and I didn’t eat lunch until 1:30 (and shockingly had no snacks between breakfast or lunch–weird, I know). Lunch included about six ounces of baked chicken along with vegetables and a bag of 100 calorie pop chips.

Around 5:00 I had a handful of un-pictured grapes. After work I had an errand to run and was starving once I got home. Against my judgement, I had a handful of crackers but didn’t want to keep snacking so I ordered sushi:

I ordered a miso soup, sashimi, a roll with brown rice, and two pieces of brown rice sushi but the restaurant I ordered from was kind enough to include a free California roll! Score! I wound up saving half of my California roll and two pieces of my tuna roll along with one piece of sushi which I will eat tomorrow.

I’d say this was a pretty good day of food 🙂 Tryna’ keep it as healthy as possible before Thanksgiving! I know those will be a few days with tons of treats. Can’t wait!

Have a good day everyone 🙂

Why I Love My Hair

Strange title for a post, right? But I’ve been thinking about it a lot lately. Whenever I have those days when feel down about my body (like 99% of females in the world) I become so thankful for my hair. There was a time when I wasn’t feeding my body with the proper nutrients whatsoever and my hair was PIN straight. Hold a curl? I didn’t even own a curling iron.. I knew it was pointless.

Hair with no life in it 😦

As a kid, my hair was pin straight, but then as I matured and got into my early teen’s, beautiful waves started to show. I had naturally beachy hair. Shower the night before–sleep on it damp–and voila! Beach waves. That’s how my hair is today. It’s pretty much the one thing I don’t ever have to worry about.

So many times when I’m angry at myself for ‘eating an extra bite of this’ or ‘did you really need that drink’, I remember that I’m so happy to have hair that is once again sexy and full. Because now that I fuel myself with the essential nutrients I need, I have my natural hair back. I missed it so much for all of those years. There’s so many things to be down about — but at the same time — so many things to be happy for. My hair is proof that by treating yourself well and feeding yourself with what you need, your body will react in positive or negative ways.

My hair now! 😀 😀 😀

I’d like to take a moment to express the loss of my former co-worker, Heather. Heather battled with a vicious cancer for two years and passed away late last night. Heather – you are the perfect image of what strength is. Your courage and passion for life will never be forgotten. We will miss you dearly and think of you always.

Question of the Night: What are you grateful for? Anything big or little.