Throwing Myself In

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Wow. We stayed up last night playing Monopoly until 2am! Poor Chase had to be at work at 6am. >.< Luckily, I did not have to get up until 8:30am, and while I was tired I still rolled right out of bed. You see, while I was falling asleep last night I formed a plan in my head.

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Breakfast of Kashi Autumn Wheat, chia, 1/2 peach and a sprinkle of dried blueberries with skim milk? Check.

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Getting my body back in gear? Check! I decided instead of tiptoeing around getting back into my daily workout grind to just throw myself in! Jogging is my least favorite activity but I do like how I can do just 30 minutes and get a lot out of it instead of having to do over an hour on the bike.

At first it felt really great to be out there and working out first thing. I told myself I could walk as much as I needed to and I definitely did walk more than I usually do. I stupidly brushed my teeth before heading out though and oddly enough this ended up making my teeth ache while I ran.

It was painful and slow, but of course it felt great when it was over. 008

Remember the Great Plant-off? No? That’s okay. I didn’t either! However, while perusing my “garden” I noticed that I most definitely won! All those leaves and flowers are coming from the black pot (mine!) while the green one seems to be drowning!

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Check out my cherry tomatoes! I decided at least a few were ready to be eaten..

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So I used them in my lunch! I didn’t come home for lunch until about 2pm (getting errands done!) so I was starving! I threw together some mixed greens in a bowl, topped with with a big blob of potato salad (yes even though I don’t really like it) and my little baby tomatoes. My eyes being bigger than my stomach however, I also made another quesadilla with leftover grilled veggies.

I ate the whole quesadilla but only half the salad! I was stuffed! (And remind me to stop touching gross mayonnaise filled potato salads!)

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A few hours later though I was peckish again so I made a bowl of heaven. Seriously. Each bite tasted more sinful than the richest ice cream I’ve ever eaten. This was about 1/3 cup Fage Nonfat Greek Yogurt, a dollop of homemade raspberry jam, and a dollop of chunky peanut butter. Stir it all together. Savor it. Be completely satisfied. Maybe I will buy more Greek yogurt just for this treat?

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Dinner tonight was another sinful treat. My absolute favorite pizza in the world, The Bridge’s Madison Street pizza (pineapple chutney, gorgonzola, and walnuts on white sauce). Holy yum. I had two huge pieces. Yeah I should have made a side of veggies and stuck with one piece, but sometimes you just have to give in and really enjoy your pizza.

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Oddly enough right after eating I had the biggest craving for a glass of ice cold skim milk. However, I cannot drink milk by itself (plain). The taste just irks me. I usually have to have a cookie or toast or something, but tonight already full I decided to try some good old fashioned chocolate milk. I didn’t make it too chocolaty, just enough to mask that odd plain milk taste. It was alright but not something I’d drink again.

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For dessert a few hours later I had an apple with a spoonful of chunky peanut butter! I don’t know what it is but I am loving this simple Skippy Chunky. I usually am a nut butter snob and only eat organic/special butters, but this Skippy is just calling my name!

So my knee is really acting up since my jog this morning. =/ Like limping bad. I’ve foam rolled quiet a few times trying to make it feel better but it’s bad. Maybe I went a little too hard too fast. Not really sure what this means for my workout tomorrow but I really intend to stick to it! Hopefully it’ll feel better in the morning!

What’s your favorite pizza?

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