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Food and Fitness Thursday Recap


Naturally, I started my day the right way. No workee...

Breakfast: My usual staple breakfast: Overnight Oats ( oats + almond milk + chia seeds + walnuts + what yogurt was left in the bottom of the container) 

I love using the peanut butter jars or the actual yogurt containers when they are empty as it less dishes to wash at the end of the day! 

Lunch: Spinach Salad with shredded chicken + Bleu cheese + bell peppers + tomatoes + balsamic vinaigrette dressing 

I enjoyed eating lunch with some of my favorite #clinnuts! Some days work is too crazy and I end up inhaling my lunch in clinic or at my desk but I try to eat lunch with my fellow RD's at least 1-2 times/week. Its nice to take a break in the middle of the day! And it also helps that my coworkers also happen to be some of my best friends which makes my job that much more enjoyable. 

Snack: I've gotten into the peanut butter and banana snack in the afternoon. I've just got to make sure if we are running after work that day to not eat it too late to avoid any GI mishaps while running. All you runners out there know what I'm talking about I'm sure :)

I also ate an apple on the way to the gym. Here she is:

And that brings me to the workout for the day. Rainie, Virginia and I have recently started attending Rod's "Y-cross" class at the YMCA on Thursday nights from 5:30-6:30, and let me just tell you it kicks my butt! Every time I leave there completely exhausted. The class to me is a mix of "Insanity" type moves and "cross fit" style workout. We do each exercise for a minute straight, and If I'm honest I have to take at least one quick break, usually 2 or 3 to make it through that minute. Rod is an awesome instructor too, I'm not sure how he comes up with some of the moves but I just know its always hard to walk the few days after. Hopefully it will get easier the more we go! While Running is still probably my favorite way to exercise, this type of class/workout definitely challenges me more than running on a typical day. Rod took advantage of our post class photo opp and joined the fun!

Then I headed home for dinner, my mom cooked as the whole family was going to be home for dinner, which seems like that never happens in the summer with different work schedules. And, of course, I forgot to take a picture because I was so hungry my plate was polished off before I remembered... But we had baked chicken with a pesto sauce on it + black eyed peas + roasted potatoes + broccoli + coleslaw (yes coleslaw seems odd and really didn't go but we had some that was going bad and needed to be eaten= resourceful!).

Dessert: 2 of my sisters were complaining of a sore throat and cold earlier this week so naturally that meant my mom bought 3-- 1/2 gallons of ice cream. We had mint chocolate chip, double chocolate , coffee, and of course I had a little sampling of all three. We also had some  of "the original" brownies in the freezer we took out to go with them. 

After all the dinner dishes were done I put my baking skills to work and made Carmelitas for the first time. Rainie and JT are hosting a game night at their loft Friday night and I said I would bring dessert so I experimented with a new recipe. I typically always default to brownies of some variety but I felt like mixing it up a little.  I used the Pillsbury recipe and they seemed to have turned out pretty good. I guess I will let everyone be the judge of that Friday night. Check back for a Be Well post from Virginia tomorrow!

We are always looking for new exercises to try...Share your favorite way to switch up your exercise routine with us! 

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