Yo, ho ho!

I’m in a terrific mode on this Monday morning. How about you?

I woke up and went on a 52 degree Mom walk – brrrrrrr – and then ran another 1.5 mile loop after we parted ways. This is the loop that has all the hills, so I was excited to try out my new hill running techniques. Imaginary rope around my chest and hips pulling straight forward – seriously worked. Let’s be honest, it didn’t make the hills easy, but they were definitely less annoying and I could feel that my form was SO much better! (I just typed butter :( )

I came home, dropped down and did three rounds of 10 pushups and 15 bicycle crunches. I’m a firm believer in quality over quantity – so I feel like if I do these pushups/crunches slowly and with concentration on form, I get max benefit. For me. :)

After I got ready I had a BOMB A breakfast – I don’t know why I’ve never had this before?! Peanut Butter & Banana Bagel!


The peanut butter (explanation on why this wasn’t almond butter, below) got all melty on the hot bagel – which was hotter than the surface of the sun, I might add – and the bananas were so sweet and creamy on top!


Mouth watering…


For lunch today I packed a HUGE Kitchen Sink Salad.


We’ve got:

  • Mixed greens
  • Spinach
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Red Bartlett pear
  • 1 small zucchini
  • Corn sheets

IMG_7978 IMG_7982

Mmmm…corn sheets…


I’m going to try and get out for a walk during lunch today, temps are supposed to be in the low 70s = perfect walk weather!

In other news:

  • My almond butter jar from Trader Joe’s didn’t have a seal on it!! It looked and smelled fine, and to be honest I was just going to eat it, but Ben forbid it. DARN! I’m going on Amazon today to see if they sell it in pallets…
  • My left under-eye area has been twitching since I woke up…strange.
  • Last night I came into the kitchen to find the Spiderman spider’s friggin twin on my kitchen counter!! Seriously – red, black, FANGS…ok no fangs, but seriously it looked exactly like the one in the Spiderman movie. I really wanted to take a picture for you, but I was too arachnophobic to go near it after the first encounter.

Ok – so ASIDE from the things listed above – I’m having a great Monday so far. Have a fab day everyone!


What’s on your “will not eat” list?

Mine is cooked carrots & celery, cooked peppers and mushrooms!