I love how WordPress allows you to view the search terms people used to find your blog I just want to let that person know that I also wish I had a computer that made waffle. It certainly would be delicious – the batter would fit perfectly into the grooves on the keyboard. Ah! I should keep my mouth shut – that could be a very valuable invention someday! Well, now that the cat’s out of the bag, I guess I should patent it 😉 Corny jokes, I know. But that doesn’t stop me!
I had a very productive Sunday. I did three loads of laundry (long overdue, as you can tell), cleaned up the kitchen, went through my closet and sorted through boxes, watched the Olympics and went on a refreshing run outside. It was absolutely gorgeous out there today!
I decided to give the protein-packed oatmeal another try this morning, since I couldn’t taste them yesterday I used the exact same ingredients, but I also wanted to incorporate that fabulous Vegan Choconana Pudding Bread, so it became my new topping!
Now I can give you a full review I really liked the addition of the vanilla whey powder. While I could barely taste it, it managed to add a little extra volume that helped me slow down the eating process, an issue that I am constantly working on since I normally scarf everything down like there’s no tomorrow eat too quickly. It should also be noted that the banana bread topping was absolutely fabulous! Look at those extra banana slices in some of the pieces – YUM!
I finished off breakfast with the typical mug of Coffee Cocoa.
WORKOUT + LUNCH
After breakfast, I knew I had to get outside. It was a sunny, clear sky kind of day. I checked the weather and found it to be 70* with little humidity. Summer days like that don’t happen very often here (it’s usually sweltering and humid) so I knew I needed to take advantage of it! I went for a nice and easy run to the gym, did some leg exercises on some of the machines there, then ran home – probably a 2.5 mile run in total. I went a little further on my way home to pass by some of the excitement at a local park, where there were people outside barbecuing, playing Frisbee and just enjoying summer. It totally brought a smile to my face Plus I had some great music playing on the iPod, so I was just in a really good mood.
I came home and did an intense ab workout with Cindy from ExerciseTV. She is killer! Seriously, the hardest 24 minute ab workout I have ever done. Ouch!
I cleaned up and immediately headed straight to the kitchen to refuel! I made myself a sandwich using a slice of Rudi’s Honey Sweet Whole Wheat Bread, 1 oz. of goat cheese and some organic spinach. I also had some grape tomatoes on the side.
Mm Mm Mm. It was my first time trying goat cheese on a sandwich, and I was not disappointed! This particular log has Mediterranean Herbs & Spices mixed in, so it was extra tasty!
I also had 1/2 cup whipped cottage cheese with 1/2 tbsp. Maranatha PB. You know you are jealous of this combination 😉 Seriously, I know some of you find it strange. But I think it’s pretty darn awesome.
I spent the rest of the afternoon doing chores around the house. I started to get hungry a few hours after lunch, but wasn’t ready for dinner, so I tided myself over with some Trader Joe’s Rainbow‘s End trail mix. It packs a punch with raisins, peanuts, almonds and chocolate candies.
I was so proud of myself for trying something new with dinner tonight. I found some Nasoya cubed tofu on the cheap at Whole Foods this weekend and thought I’d give it a try. I let one serving soak in a bath of Newman’s Own teriyaki marinade, then heated it up in a pan on the stove with some cooking spray and about a cup of spinach. On the side, I had another first: CARROT WITH PB! Big thanks to Miss Gliding Calm for suggesting this one enough times to finally get me to try it, because it was worth it!
The tofu came out very tasty. The marinade gave it just the right amount of flavor, and the texture was firm, but still chewy enough so that it wasn’t like rubber. The spinach was great, too – I love the way a whole cup can shrink down to such a small size! And the carrot with PB totally made this meal I just love when new dinners turn out to be a success!
And now I’m snacking on what has quickly become a nighttime staple during the summer – frozen green and purple grapes! They really are such a cooling way to wind down the evening.
Can’t wait to see Michael Phelps kick some Olympic-sized ass butt again tonight – trying to be censored for the young at heart 😉 Have a wonderful evening, everyone!