Have I ever mentioned that WIAW is hosted by Peas and Crayons? It is worth checking out, and if you haven’t already, you can also see what a bunch of other bloggers ate for a day!
Last Thursday I was endlessly hungry. I attribute this partially to the fact that I worked out pretty hard all week: on Sunday evening I went to a grueling but invigorating yoga session that focused a lot on strengthening and core conditioning. On Monday (my last WIAW documented that day) I jogged five miles. Tuesday I took a break from working out to grab wine and cheese with some work friends. Then Wednesday after work, my friend / coworker / fellow blogger Jenna and I went to our first-ever CYC class, and it was so hard! It was 50 minutes of pedal-pumping, ab crunching, and weight lifting. The next day my legs felt ok but my arms were so sore; and when I had to walk up a bunch of subway stairs, I did start to feel a little soreness in my legs as well. While at CYC, it came up that Jenna plans to do a half marathon in Brooklyn in April, and couldn’t find anyone to do it with. What a perfect coincidence! On January 1, I decided my one New Years’ resolution (and I never make them) was to run a half marathon (proof here) but I couldn’t find anyone to do it with me. I even asked friends in other cities, offering to come to them, but no one wanted to have to train for it. So, I’m excited to say I will be joining Jenna in April and am now officially in training :)
Breakfast: smoothie for one (Kiyo was up and out of the apartment before me):
- 1 cup water
- .5 frozen banana
- 1 celery rib
- .25 cup fresh parsley
- 1 thin slice fresh ginger
- 1 tbsp. vegan protein / fiber powder
- 1 tsp. chyawanprash
- 1 tsp. honey
- topped with 1 tsp. chia seeds
Not pictured: one large cup of coffee with half a tsp. honey and .25 cup almond milk
The weather last Thursday was unbearable; this is a shot of the pedestrian cross walk at 59th St. and Madison Avenue on my way in to work. We should have had a snow day! I’ve noticed that cold weather also tends to make me hungrier…
Lunch: By noon my stomach was literally growling, so I heated up my “skinny butternut squash mac & cheese” that I’d made for dinner after CYC (I got the recipe from Nutritionella). It was filling although low in calories (roughly 350, which for a large serving of three-cheese mac & cheese really isn’t too bad).
Snack #1: Our office was gifted dark-chocolate macadamia nuts (yes, from Hawaii!) by a client, so of course I had to have some (two, to be exact).