Sunny Sunday

Ahh! I love Sundays. No work. No school. No worries. ^_^ I always have my alarm turned off on Sundays. Today though I surprised myself by waking up exactly at 8:30am anyway. Hunger always wins.

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I kept breakfast simple today. Plain oats with ground flax and topped with fruit preserves, PB & Co’s White Chocolate Wonderful and dried cherries. It was PB&J in a bowl! I loved it. Oatmeal will always be my favorite food.

I then headed out to the gym to get in my strength training for the week. 10 minute warm up on the elliptical and then I hit the machines. Sadly some guy was completely hogging the shoulder/bench press so I had to skip those ones. I really do want to keep this strength training in my routine though. It feels good! Also want to add in more abs.

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Trying to maintain my new thinking of having a post-workout snack, I munched on half a banana with crunchy peanut butter. I ate the rest of it right before lunch, but first Chase and I went out for a little stroll in the sunshine!

It was a gorgeous day out and was (for once) not even windy! The occasion for this outing: making sure Robyn knows where her bus stop is so she can get to school tomorrow! Surprised smile 

Since I was a little girl in elementary school I always wanted to take the school bus. One of my favorite things about sleeping over at Karlie’s house on a week night was getting to ride the bus in the morning. ^_^  Now, I finally get the chance to make that dream come true daily and I am frightened!! What if I end up out in the middle of no where and miss my class!?

It did soothe my nerves a bit to locate the bus stop though. Let’s just all pray I make it tomorrow!

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After our little jaunt, we came back and opened up all the windows and screen doors to let the wonderful fresh air in. On this beautiful afternoon I also brewed my first cup of Starbucks Tribute coffee with cream and sugar. It’s pretty good but I think I even like my coffee a little stronger. Soo much better than the “water” I got from the Safeway brand though.

As you can tell I am taking my new barista job to heart. ~.^ I hope they call me soon so I can start training to make the actual coffee!

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For lunch I cooked up a Quorn Turk’y burger and had it alongside some butter and radicchio lettuce and more tomato cranberry quinoa salad from last night.

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It didn’t hold me over until dinner though. >.< Around 3:30pm I made myself a healthy and warm snack of Nature’s Path Optimum Cranberry Ginger oatmeal. I don’t really care for this flavor (gross ginger) but since it’s the only sort of “snack” we have in the house I made do.

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My dinner tonight was absolutely superb though! Whole wheat spaghetti noodles topped with Dave’s Gourmet Butternut Squash sauce (from Costco) mixed with frozen spinach and TJ’s Meatless Meatballs. Holy yum! I wished I’d had a bit more sauce but it was still super tasty. I love these meatballs.

Check out that wonderful natural light still coming in for dinner photos! Summertime is getting near!!!! =D

I hope you all had a splendid Sunday and took it easy, did  something fun, and ate some yummy and nutritious food.

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