WIAW: 2nd Edition!

Hello Wednesday!

Let’s fill you guys in on my happenings…yesterday morning started off with a 5 mile run. I had 1 time all day to get a run in and that was at 6:30 am, so it was do or don’t do. I got up and got out the door. My legs were a bit sore from a workout class I had taken the day before, but I got through it.

Yesterday in a nutshell:

  • Woke up, ran 5 miles
  • Let painters in to finish upstairs
  • Met a client
  • Drove to Queens to let movers in. Stayed there for a little.
  • Came home to pay painters.
  • Went to buy small items (like paper towels) ruined in flood.
  • Went to chiropractor.
  • Did 20 minutes of back and biceps at the gym.
  • Picked up Dan from train.
  • Came home and helped movers move furniture in here.
  • Arranged 2 rooms.
  • Sleep.

Nuts.

I actually remembered to take pictures of my food yesterday. Please remember that there is no normal for me lately. I’m trying to do the best I can getting in good food that is quick. On Sunday I made 5 hardboiled eggs so I had something to grab quickly during the week. They are gone and I plan on making more today. Prepping food makes eating healthy SO much easier.

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What WIAW isn’t about

Comparison – Judgement – Restriction – Guilt

What WIAW is about

Celebrating one of the glorious things we all have in common: We all eat!

It’s about food and fun! And, even more, it’s about making new friends, breaking out of a food rut, inspiring yourself & others, embracing fruit & vegetables, finding new ways to eat your favorite foods, and so much more <3

Celebrate blogging. Celebrate Food. Celebrate Individuality.

Like I said the first time: Everyone is different and we all have different caloric needs to fuel our body. I have no idea how many calories I consume on an average day because I don’t count calories, portions, foods, etc. I eat what I want to eat, when I want to eat it. You know I believe in eating well, which to me means eating whole foods that are minimally processed. As long as 90% of my food fits under that catagory, I am doing my job of fueling healthfully.

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breakfast: coffee & 1/2 cup oats, 1/2 cup almond milk, 1 scoop sunwarrior choc protein, 2 tsp chia seeds, 1 tsp maca, goji berriers, cacao nibs, freeze dried strawberries & blueberries

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2 hardboiled eggs, lentils, 3 polenta cakes, greens

(didn’t end up eating greens because I didn’t have a fork and ate this with my hands while waiting for movers in my car)

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Iced Coffee

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ate one instant boost chocolate ball

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snack 1 red pepper and TJ's hummus

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Peanut Butter Sandwich on homemade Spelt Bread

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Smoothie: 1/2 packet acai, 1/2 banana, 1/4 cup blueberries, 1 cup almond milk, 1 scoop sunwarrior

Just to prove where my head is…I meant to make this a green smoothie because I didn’t have any greens all day and I forgot. Oh well.

I have a busy day. Off to kicks it’s butt by starting with KOGA! Have a great day!

Know any college students or recent grads who are looking to lose weight and live a healthier life? I’m starting on online group, email me at NicoleCulver1@gmail.com for more information!

 

Northern Spy and Liquiteria and 12 miles

Morning! I just finished a yoga podcast, which I needed. I woke up feeling stiff this morning from running 12 miles yesterday.

Yes, 12 miles. I can’t believe that I did that yesterday.  Over the past 2 months, we’ve been slowly adding mileage to our runs and the biggest struggle we’ve had is finding the time to run all that way. It takes up a lot of time! But besides the time factor, we’ve been doing a pretty good job of making it somewhat painless. Yesterday was kind of tough for me, my head wasn’t in it and my stomach wasn’t 100%, but finally at mile 10 I hit a groove. I was about to finish 12 miles, my longest distance ever and I should be  proud.

Back in high school I used to DREAD running 1 mile around the track for the physical fitness test, never did I think I would be training for a half. Isn’t it funny how things change?

After our run we made a recovery smoothie (more on that sometime this week) and headed into the city. I wanted to feel like a “real” person and not just a boring old teacher. I miss going into the city every week.

We went to Whole Foods to get supplies for our paninis we were making for dinner and then met our friends, Lauren and John at Northern Spy. Yum. I got a kale salad with feta and 2 baked eggs.

Then it was off to Liquiteria where we all got different types of juices. I got beet, pear, apple and lemon. Delish.

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Okay I’m super late! I’ll leave you with a nice quote from Dave Farmar this morning… “Shine out love and gratitude”.

Hi to all my new readers! Hope you had a great weekend!

Rice and Bean Bowl & Back to School!

Soo where have I been? I’ve been trying to relax, decompress and get ready for work. I know you’re probably laughing right now considering I had 10 weeks to relax and do all of those other things. While I did those over the 10 weeks, I wanted to get away from the computer, blogging, picture taking and everything else. I think I did a pretty good job with all of it, because I haven’t posted or commented on anyone’s posts for 3 days.

Friday I had an amazing class at SoulCycle (a bands class). I took it with MB and I was back to loving every second of it. Then we went off to the Jersey Shore and hung out at the beach the entire weekend. Danny and I did a 7 mile run on Sunday. We ran at a steady moderate pace and we both felt like our lungs could go on running forever but our legs were tired by the end.  For our half marathon we really are focusing on getting on long runs in and not worrying about speed or time it takes to complete them in.

Monday morning I got up bright and early and got my lunches together for the week. I think if I do this early on Sunday mornings it will alleviate some stress I have on Sundays. I’m always worried about getting home to make lunch, but if I make them right away I won’t have to worry. I wanted to make a fab dinner to start off the 2 day work week right. It is super healthy and super filling. Feel free to add meat also.

Sorry for the awful picture, but it was almost dark when I was cooking. This is going to be an issue I have a lot as the days get shorter.

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Note the HUGE pot of rice on right

I made enough rice for the entire week. Sometimes Danny will take it to work too.

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Refried Beans, Cheese and Tortilla Chips

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First 3 layers, rice, refried and lentils

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All Finished, I added chips after this

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Tomorrow is the first day with kids. Wish me luck! I need more luck falling asleep than anything else. Feel free to leave any relaxing or going to bed tips you may have!


Also do any of you have easy lighting you use?

Rice and Bean Bowl & Back to School!

Soo where have I been? I’ve been trying to relax, decompress and get ready for work. I know you’re probably laughing right now considering I had 10 weeks to relax and do all of those other things. While I did those over the 10 weeks, I wanted to get away from the computer, blogging, picture taking and everything else. I think I did a pretty good job with all of it, because I haven’t posted or commented on anyone’s posts for 3 days.

Friday I had an amazing class at SoulCycle (a bands class). I took it with MB and I was back to loving every second of it. Then we went off to the Jersey Shore and hung out at the beach the entire weekend. Danny and I did a 7 mile run on Sunday. We ran at a steady moderate pace and we both felt like our lungs could go on running forever but our legs were tired by the end.  For our half marathon we really are focusing on getting on long runs in and not worrying about speed or time it takes to complete them in.

Monday morning I got up bright and early and got my lunches together for the week. I think if I do this early on Sunday mornings it will alleviate some stress I have on Sundays. I’m always worried about getting home to make lunch, but if I make them right away I won’t have to worry. I wanted to make a fab dinner to start off the 2 day work week right. It is super healthy and super filling. Feel free to add meat also.

Sorry for the awful picture, but it was almost dark when I was cooking. This is going to be an issue I have a lot as the days get shorter.

IMG 2051 300x225 Rice and Bean Bowl & Back to School!

Note the HUGE pot of rice on right

I made enough rice for the entire week. Sometimes Danny will take it to work too.

IMG 2053 300x225 Rice and Bean Bowl & Back to School!

Refried Beans, Cheese and Tortilla Chips

IMG 2055 300x225 Rice and Bean Bowl & Back to School!

First 3 layers, rice, refried and lentils

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All Finished, I added chips after this

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Tomorrow is the first day with kids. Wish me luck! I need more luck falling asleep than anything else. Feel free to leave any relaxing or going to bed tips you may have!


Also do any of you have easy lighting you use?