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June 15, 2011

WIAW

It’s that time of the week! What I ate (wore and did) Wednesday 🙂

This morning I woke up ready for a run… I checked the weather and it was only 55 degrees! I threw on a long sleeve shirt to keep me warm. Redskins represent!

I look way to excited for 6am! (Please excuse the mess, I’m packing)

Today wasn’t just any normal run though… Today I did something I’ve NEVER done. I hit the pavement sans iPod. My iPod was charged but I wanted to clear my mind so I tried running without entertainment. It worked! I  knocked out my 4 miles in 32 minutes. Go me 🙂 I also came home and did a 10 minute ab video On Demand. I forget what it was called but the trainer sure was handsome!

The reason I wanted to clear my mind this morning was because today marks 3 years of my Uncle Chuck passing away and I knew my morning could get rough. He was diagnosed with Stage 4 colon cancer and passed away about a year later. It’s definitely been one of the hardest things my family has EVER had to deal with.

So this mornings run was for you ❤ Missing you everyday.

After my workout I had breakfast… and it wasn’t cereal for once!

I headed into work around 10:30 so the girls and I headed straight over to my Aunt’s house. My grandma wanted to plant flowers in memory of my Uncle and I didn’t want to miss it – Plus, the girls love these types of activities! My brothers, cousins, aunts and grandma all attended and ordered pizza for lunch. I however had already packed my lunch and am not one to waste food.

Definitely not as fun as pizza…But still delicious 🙂

When lunch was finished we all went out back to get our gardening on.

 

Putting the soil down and breaking it up

 

 Smile

Dig the hole

Plant the flower

Add more soil to the top

Water the plant

Voila. In between planting the girls also took some breaks to do some trampoline jumping. Someone may have jumped on someones face… But it was nothing a little ice cream couldn’t fix!

Naps were taken by the girls. I enjoyed a snack or two while catching up on blogs.

I got home around 615 and immediately ate dinner. I like to eat early!

Meh. Just so-so. You know what comes after dinner right? My favorite time of the day.

By the way – Thanks for all of your recommendations on the cookie name… I think I’ll go with Shanna’s – Breakfast Cookies!

I may have had one more after taking a picture of those two above…

But shhh…let’s keep that our secret 😉

Last but not least here are the details for my outfit today

Outfit:

  • Dress – H&M (new purchase)
  • Belt – H&M (new purchase) – close-up below
  • Necklaces – Black circle – White House Black Market – Gold Feather – Forever 21 (close-up below)
  • Bracelet – H&M (new purchase) – close-up below
  • Gold Flip Flops – Old Navy
  • Starfish Earrings – J.Crew (close-up below)
  • Watch – Michael Kors

 

QUESTIONS: Do you run with an ipod or listen to your feet hit the pavement?

May 4, 2011

WIAW

Happy Wednesday! We’re half way through the week =) It’s actually my Thursday because tomorrow is my Friday! Wahoo!

I’m doing another What I ate Wednesday Post thanks to the lovely Jen – So let’s get to it!

This is actually what I ate YESTERDAY so I could post it today 🙂

Breakfast: 1/4 cup oats, 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk, handful of raisins, 1 apple chopped (some in the bowl, most on the side)

Lunch: Operation get rid of all of the veggies that are about to go bad: Stir Fry – 4 oz chicken with red peppers, green beans, snow peas, water chestnuts and mushrooms in 1 1/2 tbsp teriyaki sauce

Dinner: Home made Black bean burgers w/ mango & avocado salsa (I had this plus another half)

Snacks: 1/2 Whole Wheat Wrap with 1 tbsp PB, 1/2 banana, a drizzle of agave and a sprinkle of cinnamon – This is my new favorite snack and I’ve been eating it almost every day!!

Snack #2 – Left-over Sesame-Miso Cucumber Salad &  1/6 cup of black beans w/ a square of dark chocolate

Dessert: Scoop or 2 of White Chocolate Wonderful 🙂

Since this is also a fashion AND fitness blog I’m going to share my workout and what I wore today yesterday as well.

Wearing:

  • Headband – Charming Charlies
  • White Shirt w/ Glitter Pocket – Old Navy
  • Necklace – J. Crew
  • Pink Skirt – Forever 21
  • Belt – J. Crew
  • Watch – Michael Kors
  • Bracelet – David Yurman
  • Flip Flops – Rainbow (comfiest shoes EVER)

Workout: 30 minutes of cardio after lunch and before snack #2 and 60 minutes of bootcamp before dinner where I basically got my butt kicked

Remind me to never take weeks off from that class ever again!!

My delicious dinner was actually prepared by my aunt so I don’t have step by step pictures but I did want to share the recipes 🙂

Black Bean Burgers

Ingredients

  • 30 0z can of black beans, rinsed & drained
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat panko
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2  medium jalapeno pepper, finely chopped
  • 2 large egg whites
  • Olive Oil Cooking Spray
Directions
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Place black beans in a medium bowl and mash with fork
  • Stir in panko, cumin, oregano, sea salt, jalapeno and egg whites
  • Shape bean mixture into 6 1/2 inch thick patties on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes, carefully turning once
Mango/Avocado Salsa

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups chopped mango
  • 3 tablespoons onion
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 avocado peeled and chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
Directions
  • Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and toss gently.
We topped our burgers with the salsa and served it with romaine lettuce instead of a bun. You could always add the lettuce on top of the burger w/ salsa and place on a Whole Wheat bun. These are so good! I’ve been wanting to make black bean burgers FOREVER so I’m glad it finally happened 🙂

Tomorrow I have a post on eating healthy for Cinco De Mayo – If you have a healthy recipe feel free to link it and I can add it to my post! Have a wonderful Wednesday!

QUESTIONS: What did YOU eat today??