‘Twas the What I Ate Wednesday…

 

Salutations and good vibrations party folks!

 

Happy Christmas Eve! May your nog be spiked and your sweaters be ugly!

 

J’adore poetry..so in the spirit of the holiday and day of eats, I’m bringing you a rhymatical (new word, officially.) version of this What I Ate Wednesday!

 

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‘Twas the What I ate Wednesday, and I awoke soon to see…

 

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A protein yogurt bowl topped with pb! (and eaten by the Christmas tree)

 

After labors of love, and lots of fudge making…

 

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A salad topped with tuna helped to ease my stomach quaking.

 

 

 

A snack full of carrots slathered high with peanut butter…

 

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You sure know how to make this girl’s heart fly a flutter!

 

Tired from a day of work, I made a meal with ease…

 

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A ketchup-sided omelet filled with sprinkles of Swiss cheese!

 

A nibble more of fudge, a cookie left without a pic.

 

Is all I ate the day before awaiting good St. Nick!

 

 

Happy Holidays!!

 

 

Link Lovin’ : 11.10.

Good morning my good friends!

 

How was ze weekend?!

I spent mine back at my old college stomping grounds with the gal pals, eating nachos, late night pizza, and fireball shots.

 

 

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Just like the old days…except for far less drinks and passing out at midnight. We have officially surpassed the college days.

 

 

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After the drive home and a round of grocery shopping, the little bit of daylight left and a whole 2 hours of actual sleep, I knew my 9 mile long run was not gunna happen. This whole daylight savings is really grinding my running gears.

I refuse to torture myself that long on the treadmill. Instead, I took it easy and planned to somehow sneak it in tomorrow. Plus I’m really anxious to see how the vitamin C works out.

 

 

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I did manage to get in a tough, but oh so rewarding tempo run on Friday. I averaged a 9:20 pace, even with my slow starts and finish, and brief walking period. These are the kinds of runs that make you feel so strong and remember why you love pushing yourself through.

 

 

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This is your brain on running.

Since I have a recipe post coming to you later this week, I thought I would take my half-awake (because I’m optimistic) mind off of thinking too much, and share some of my favorite posts recently. Here’s some link lovin’ for your Monday!

 

Food

Coconut Sweet Potato Pie -Back To Her Roots

For those who are pumpkined out by the time Thanksgiving gets here.

Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies -Carrots ‘N Cake

Coconut must be on the brain, but these sounds like another way I could love chocolate chip cookies.

Easy Chickpea Pot Pie -Oh My Veggies

I could easily wrap up to some Hallmark Christmas movies with a big bowl of this.

Honey Roasted Butternut Squash with Cranberries & Feta -Peas & Crayons

This very well may be making it to the Turkey day table. With a few test runs just to make sure beforehand. 😉

 

Fitness

How to See Results From Working Out -Running On Real Food

Love every point. Don’t forget the food, people!

 

Should You Focus on BIG Muscle Groups in a Workout? -Cotter Crunch

How it could help you work out more muscles than you expected.

 

How To Workout with Kettlebells -The Lean Green Bean

My new found love for kettebells appreciate these easy but effective tips.

 

3 Not Your Average Ab Workouts -She’s Wicked Healthy

I have a feeling laughter is not the best medicine after these exercises.

 

Nutrition

 

New Fast Food Chains Bet On Healthy Eating -LA Times

All rise the mighty kale! Bring more of these on the East coast please!

 

World’s Most Obese Nation -Food Navigator

This one might actually surprise you. Who do you think it is?

 

Sports Gels Can Improve Marathon Time, But Pace Them Right -NY Times

Maybe one day I’ll do the gu, but for now I’m sticking to the peppermints.

 

Make it a great day!

 

What’s one fun thing you did this weekend?

How long have you known your best friend?