Inspire me with blood of blue and green

Okay, I swear I’ve been eating more than pumpkin lately.

Although this vegan banana-pumpkin soft serve with Cinnamon Bunnies really doesn’t help that argument, does it?

1 small frozen banana, 1/4 cup pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice, stevia, reddi-whip, pumpkin butter, bunnies

Yesterday I had no clue what to eat for breakfast after my workout so I settled for a cup of Kashi Walnut Currant cereal with 1/4 c Oatmeal Squares, blueberries, 1/2 a peach, almond milk, and a big ol’ blob of Maranatha Dark Chocolate Almond Butter.

The other 1/2 a peach? I found a use for it.

Yoga last night was a bit of a struggle because I was so tired, but I managed to get through it and I felt relaxed and detoxed afterwards.  I even managed to finally get into something of a prep for headstand, but decided not to follow through because it’s not in my practice.  My best friend told me the trick is to put all the support into your upper arms and not on your head.  I felt a bit of pressure in my head still but most of it was in my arms, which means I was doing the right thing!

I think the main thing to focus on is that I AM taking care of my body and eating right.  I just need to stop counting calories and all will be better.

Lunch yesterday was Mary’s Crackers, a salad of spinach, garlic hummus, tuna, avocado, and white wine vinegar, and a small Braeburn apple that needed to be consumed as it was getting a bit mushy.

Dinner last night? POT ROAST.  Absolutely delicious, melt-in-your-mouth, pot roast.  Sometimes when I get back from yoga I kind of want a vegan meal because yoga makes me feel so healthy and light, but last night I saw pot roast and I needed it in my life.

Dessert? A plum, and Pumpkin Cocoa.

2 Swiss Miss Diet Cocoa packets, 1 tbsp pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice, stevia, Reddi-Whip

MMMMMMM.


This morning I banged out five miles on this freezing cold September morning (well, freezing for September!).  At one point my elbows locked into the bent running position I take because it was so frigid.  I kept thinking about boiling mugs of hot coffee, steaming cups of soup, and giant tureens of gluey oatmeal they serve during continental breakfasts at hotels.  When I had about 1 mile to go I started planning my breakfast, and I knew I wanted a humongous bowl of oats.  I wanted peanut butter and jelly in there, but I also wanted an apple.  The second I came home, I showered (Ohhh the hot water felt so good!) and cooked a giant bowl of Peanut Butter Apple Pie Oat Bran on the stovetop.

This picture doesn’t do it justice.  This. Was. Huge.  That bowl is my gigantic bowl I only pull out when I want a doozy of a meal.

1/2 c Bob’s Red Mill Oat Bran, water, 1/2 Honeycrisp apple, stevia, apple pie spice, 1 egg white, 1 tbsp TJ’s Flaxseed Peanut Butter, 1 tbsp Apple Cinnamon Jelly, splash almond milk

The egg white was a trick brought to me by Ashley, who said it’ll thicken up the oats.  Actually, the tons of water I had to add to the pot made the oat bran triple in volume, but the egg definitely helped to emulsify the mixture, so much so that it’ll help on the days when I don’t want .  Sure, I’ll miss my smoothies, but this is a more than worthy substitute.  Plus, smoothies make me so cold, and this heated me up just fine.

Well, up until a second ago.  My mom just opened the door and Wow! it is freezing!

Ally

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