Well, I can assure you that I didn’t starve myself the last few days. My eats were just super boring. Aside from the fact that I FINALLY ate the Tasty Bites Punjabi Eggplant that had been sitting in my cupboard for god knows how long, yesterday wasn’t exactly a standout day as far as eating is concerned.
Yesterday’s breakfast after elliptical-ing it out for about 35 minutes: Strawberry/Blueberry Smoothie
1 c sliced frozen strawberries, 1 scoop Tera’sWhey Blueberry Protein Powder, 1/4 c frozen cherries, 1 c Silk Almond Milk, Truvia to taste, ice
The ice made this thing double in volume. I filled that entire 16 oz glass and then had a good 8 oz left in the blender. I ate all of it, of course. It was really good but I still am not a really big fan of the Teraswhey stuff. It has the worst aftertaste.
I paired my smoothie with one of my weirder egg sandwich creations, inspired by Meghann:
Two egg whites. On a light English Muffin. With peach jam and vegan cream cheese. WEIRD, I know. But it actually tasted really good! I might redo it sometime.
Last night I had my shift at the studio, and my yoga practice was killer. I’m not sure what it was about Nick’s class last night that made me so flexible, present, and strong, but whatever the reason, it sure worked. I was nailing every single position and holding it calmly. The only time I almost fell out was when I tried to fully thread the needle on my left side (don’t worry if you don’t speak yogi, it’s basically balancing on one side while laying down), but I focused my drishti and managed to stay in it. I also managed to go from down dog, to plank, to balancing table, to awkward table, all the way back to table and down dog again without shaking. I think I’m getting the hang of this! Also, I can feel my body start to reshape itself after a month and a half of continuous yoga. I can certainly tell in my shoulders! They’re getting humongous!
When I got home from yoga I fixed myself a little somethin’ somethin’:
In there is a sliced peach, a few chopped up cherries, and a dollop of Fat Free Reddi-Whip. Because whipped cream was missing from too many of my desserts.
Breakfast this morning was exactly what I wanted. I ended up changing my normal ‘apple/yogurt/muffin’ routine, and decided to use one of the Taylor’s Gold pears I had just purchased (I’m going to keep buying these until they’re out of season!).
On the English muffin I put Smart Balance and Stonewall Kitchen Caramel Apple Butter.
By the way, the English muffin is the new flavor from Thomas’-Apple Cinnamon!
Now, I’m not sure why they did this because Apple Cinnamon, to me, is always much more of an autumnal flavor combination. But I will not complain because the package itself smelled heavenly. My brother caught me smelling it and looked profoundly puzzled until I explained the new flavor! Now as far as the taste…it was delicious but I think I was expecting more apple. Perhaps next time I’ll just use the Smart Balance and see if that doesn’t disguise the true flavors of this muffin.
Also, today I saw a deer in my backyard! And she looked right at me!
This is almost a carbon copy of a picture I took last August!