Weigh in + WIAW

I enjoyed last week’s What I ate Wednesday (WIAW) post so much, I decided to come back and do it again. But with a twist. Unlike last week, I will not neglect my weekly weigh-in. So just like you get double U’s, (or V’s, if that is how you see them. I do.), you get double W’s today.

I know, you’re stoked.

W #1

As far as weighing in goes, this week I’ve chosen to focus on fitness. My half marathon training hasn’t been going according to the excel sheet plan my running buddy Reese sent me. I’m sure she is logging her runs on the days we should, (we text each other after our runs since we live 4.5 hours apart). I, on the other hand, am not running on the assigned days. I’m not resting on the days I should either. And when the plan calls for me to run 4 miles, I run 4.69. Plan says 5? I’ll go 6.77, thankyouverymuch.

While I am generally of the opinion that more is better, I know I am doing my body a disservice. On Sunday I went on an 8.51 mile run slow jog, and felt like utter crap the entire time and my right knee was not happy with me.

A normal person would ice her knee, take a few days off, and fuel properly. But I am not a normal person. So I forged through and worked out for an hour Monday morning. Stupid decision. The Hubs very politely nudged me to take a rest day on Tuesday. I begrudgingly agreed. And although I was grumpy about it, I am glad I did. I’m hoping for a much better and more energized run today.

W #2

Today’s WIAW is actually a visual representation (actualization?) of what I ate Monday. I figure an M is just and upside down W,* so it works in my book blog.

*or is it a right side up W? Or is a W an upside down M? Life’s questions I may never know the answers to…

5:15 a.m. 1/2 a cuppa joe with 2% milk.

Followed by 4 dried apricots. Yes, it is really that bright at 5:15 a.m. Amazing.

Some people can’t stomach coffee before working out, but for me it is a necessary vice. It definitely helped relax my muscles after Sunday’s 8.51 mile run.

6-7 a.m. Date with a stationary bike and the stretching room at the YMCA.

8:15 a.m. H2O, more coffee (with 2% and 1.5 tsp raw sugar) and oats.

My oats were a mix of Quaker quick oats, chia seeds, pecans, cinnamon, dried cherries & vanilla almond milk.

11:45 a.m. Wrap (with the best tortilla ever) filled with a laughing cow wedge, stone ground mustard, hard boiled egg, cilantro, tomato & sweet onion.

On the side I munched on a golden delicious, (ironic name, because it isn’t delicious), and drank more H2O.

2 p.m. Snack attack satisfied with baby carrots and horseradish hummus (from a baggie, ’cause I’m klassy with a K),

and water bottle number three for the day.

4 p.m. Hunger finally strikes and is somewhat satisfied by a sad looking nanner and a blueberry chobani, (the least favorite and always neglected flavor from the Costco box).

5:30 p.m. Anxiously waiting for The Hubs to get home from work so I could start dinner lead my fingers to wander to the open bag of chocolate covered peanut butter pretzels.

7:30 p.m. Mmmm….dinner. My favorite meal of the day. Last Thursday The Hubs and I hit up the opening day of the South Perry Farmer’s Market and we walked away with a fresh bunch of asparagus.

And on Sunday evening The Hubs grilled up four massive chicken breasts for easy weeknight meals. Monday I decided to dice one up and add it to an asparagus inspired meal: Lemon Asparagus Pasta (recipe coming tomorrow!).

On the side I enjoyed a salad of organic baby spinach, tomato, cucumber and homemade shallot dressing.

A few skittles may have passed my lips as I read a few chapters in Just Listen. But the camera ate those pictures. But my header does show skittles…so if you really need a visual feel free to scroll up.

What is your favorite meal of the day?

11 thoughts on “Weigh in + WIAW

  1. My favorite meal of the day changes depending on circumstance I think. Most of the time, even if it’s simple, I love breakfast for its quiet nature and comforting ‘sameness’ or routine.

    But I’ve had some amazing lunches outside, on beaches, at picnic tables, and in parks. I’ve also had some CRAZY dinners. So it’s all the ambiance, mood, and people I think.

  2. camera ate em eh? it must love skittles too =) haha! I have to go check out those tortillas! the best eh? i’m intrigued!

    and omg I have to have at least 8oz of coffee pre-workout. Its turned into a must for me too! <3

    Happy WIAW! xoxo

    • I’m a honeycrisp gal myself.
      Inside the (tortillaland from Costco) tortilla was: 1 laughing cow wedge, 1~ tsp stone ground Dijon mustard, 3 grape tomatoes, some cilantro, 1/6th of an avocado, some diced sweet onion and a sliced hard boiled egg. It was delish!

  3. Ha ha, I love your reasoning for Monday – and the life’s questions bit!
    I agree though; golden deliciouses should be renamed because they’re not :-)
    And if I had a bag of those pretzels in the house, I wouldn’t be able to resist either!

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