(Btw: HAPPY 4th of JULY to all my American peeps!)
Yeah, this past weekend was such a write-off foodwise! I didn’t eat terribly, I just ate so much stuff that isn’t usually in my diet (and so much of it!) that my body gave up on its usual schedule of getting hungry at the usual times etc, and was just stuffed all the time haha.
The good thing about indulging of course is that you get to that point where you just don’t want to see another chocolate bar or sushi roll (gasp! I never thought that was possible!) or restaurant menu, and you just want your good ol’ healthy meals and snacks back. So I was happy to respond to that request.
Thanks to Jenn for hosting and for the inspirational idea of encouraging bloggers to share their fitness tips/routines this month. Trust me, after this birthday weekend, I need it!
I seriously have one of those personalities that gets obsessed with something and in a few weeks this whole waffle thing will die down and I’ll be back onto oatmeal or pancakes or smoothies, and then a few months will go by and I will ‘rediscover’ the waffle love. I’m so predictable, lol.
(Yup, guilty: same pic from last week).
Again, predictable, but I’m so glad to be back in my eating routine!
A glorious (and much-needed, after a late night Monday) cup of STRONG milky tea and a homemade loaded protein granola bar.
Leftover sushi from our sushi feast with our friends the night before, that I totally forgot to photograph. Both last night and the leftovers for lunch today – my bad! How’s a stock photo of some edamame for you?
I ACTUALLY had: 2 pieces mango avocado roll, 2 pieces shiitake mushroom, avocado and yam roll and, yes, a whole heap of edamame :).
I was then surprised with a delivery! My amazing bosses got me the hugest bouquet I have ever seen in my life, AND a box of chocolates (that’s them on the left of the photo, peeking in!). So I opened ’em up and had one ice wine truffle as well.
Before Zumba, I fuelled myself with what I call the most underrated snack ever: an apple dipped in peanut butter.
I felt like I was in major need of veggies, so it was a MorningStar tomato and basil pizza burger topped with dill pickle, ketchup and mustard with some mushrooms (sauteed in coconut oil, garlic, salt and paprika) and carrots (roasted in olive oil and tarragon). Delish!
An indulgent protein smoothie – cottage cheese, water, ice, stevia, vanilla protein powder and half of a 100-cal pack of Oreo thins blended in at the last minute to make a Cookies ‘n’ Cream style protein shake! Even better? I added a 1/2 cup of Arctic Zero cookies ‘n’ cream ice cream that I got from Seattle this weekend. It was like dessert and a protein snack all rolled into one – soooo good!
- As I said, with the weather being so cool here still, I’m just not feeling like cold smoothies when I get up in the morning. I can’t wait for it to warm up! Seeing as most of the rest of this continent is experiencing a glorious heatwave, do you find you crave cold foods more when it’s hot outside?
- I hope everyone south of the border is enjoying their day off!