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Repetitious but delicious

Good evening everyone! It’s a late kinda post but that’s how I roll sometimes. We’re heading out to pub night in a couple hours so I figured some blogging would be good!

Food wise, I’ve been getting a ton of fabulous pictures and have been tasting many a tasty things! Like my lunch yesterday for instance.

I was unable to resist getting another asian sesame chicken salad but instead opted for a small one instead. I’m SO going to be doing this from now on! There was so little dressing and TONS of oranges and it made me super happy.

It photographed VERY well, if I do say so myself

Whee!

I ate the Lunabar a little while later and, in case I never said this

Chocolate Peppermint Stick is one of my favorite flavors EVER. I never used to like the taste of peppermint but now? I’m in love.

Yay contrasting colors!

Fast forward through class and it was time for a quick dinner before Sam and I headed off to yoga.

It felt weird eating fruit with dinner, go figure. I had a sweet potato with black bean salsa, baby carrots, snap peas, pineapple and cantaloop. It was light enough but still was filling and energy inducing!

YOGA WAS GREAT. Let me give you some points as to why:

  • Although it was easier than last week, the poses were still great
  • We did warrior 1 and 2 AND triangle pose AND tree pose AND a lot more downward dogs! All my favorite poses!
  • I really do feel like my flexibility is getting better and I can’t help but be reallyyyy proud of myself for it
  • My hamstrings aren’t sore anymore. I am a full believer now that yoga is guarenteed to make anyone feel better
  • Sam loved the class too! I’m so glad she came with me and now we’re making it into a weekly thing. Yay!

My love for yoga is growing even more now and I honestly want to practice more times a week, even if it’s just in my room. Practice makes perfect!

Small snack post-yoga

Dates, Quaker Oats Squares and PB.

Today has been rainy and humid and very ick out. But alas, my food brightens up life as it should!

Breakfast:

Kashi, half a banana, some cranberries, a few pecans and vanilla soy milk. Simple and sweet.

I don’t know how often I’m going to be taking pictures of my lunches and dinners considering I get kind of repetitious with things.

Broccoli, string beans, sweet potato, carrots and a veggie burger topped with tomato. I don’t know if Rider makes their own veggie burgers or just uses already made ones but either way, they’re super good! Rice, corn, beans and a generally good flavor!

More class, blah blah blah

Sam found THIS outside of the Fine Arts building

Mini-strawberry! Awwww, so sweet.

There was a squash medley at dinner today! I LOVE squash medleys!

Derrrr, you can’t really see it but I swear it’s there. On the plate we had:

  • Carrots
  • Squash medley
  • Spinach
  • Peppers
  • A few mozzerella balls
  • Hummus
  • Tomatoes
  • A piece of grilled chicken

And with a slice of whole wheat bread to round it all out. Like I said, it’s going to get repetitous. I need to experiment more me thinks!

Also at dinner today, we were face with the puzzling question of what exactly THIS was:

Coloring and smell of an apple and feel of a nectarine. Odd. Kat cut it on open and we discovered this

A peach pit! The weird thing is though, this thing tasted like an apple mixed with a plum and a nectarine (if you can believe that!) Has Rider been accepting cross-bred food without our knowledge? Are we guineu pigs new hybrid fruit? Who knows. It was weird. Tasty, but weird.

Bah! It’s 8:35 and I have to start getting ready. There’s going to be many a picture taking from this night, I can tell you that much!

Have a lovely night! ūüėÄ

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Getting into the flow

Good eveninggg. It’s raining again today and I plan on watching the first Charlie’s Angels¬†movie later (a guilty pleasure of mine)¬†because I ended up not indulging in it last night.

I’m kind of sad actually because I made a bowl of popcorn but then my niece started being a pain in the ass about wanting popcorn so I gave it to her to save my dad the trouble. Now her and her friend are eating it and I’m jealous… oh well,¬†guess there cannot be¬†one popcorn to rule them all.

I was halfway through my breakfast before I remembered to take a picture. Whoops!

I wasn’t as hungry as I usually am in the mornings so I kept it light. The bowl consisted of:

  • 6 cut up strawberries
  • 1/2 a peach
  • 1/4 cup of Honey Nut Chex (the REAL kind that are legit gluten free. Damn right)
  • 1/2 cup Multigrain Cheerios
  • 1/4 cup milk

Nice and refreshing!

After my workout, which I’m saving to talk about until the end of the post, I showered and was left¬†with only about ten minutes to eat something because my dad was coming to get me!

Again, halfway through before I remembered I was a food blogger. Derrrr. Piece of rye bread with PB and half a banana. Give me muh potassium and protein pleaseeeee.

What’s up Doc?

Let’s get to my workout! After messing around with the blog for a bit (procrastination!)¬†I decided that since it was raining I would do YOGA. I don’t know what it is but I keep wanting to do it despite my setbacks; I apparently have a lot of faith in our relationship. I gave Exercise TV the once over and settled on a 45 minute level 1 Vinyasa Flow session. To describe my feelings I have THIS to say:

I.AM.IN.LOVE. And what better way to express that than with a heart made from M & M’s?!?!

Never in my dreams did I think that I would have loved doing yoga so much. It always seemed difficult for me to grasp the concept of yoga being “calming” but after today’s session, I’ve realized that it IS possible! Maybe my flexibility and strength are getting somewhat better but whatever it was, I enjoyed the session SO much I can’t even say. The instructor (aside from being adorable!) really emphasized on the importance of proper breathing and because of the breathing awareness, everything just flowed so much better.¬†I’m¬†so excited to go back to¬†Rider and try out an actual yoga CLASS!¬†¬†It would appear that someone may or may not have caught the yoga buggy………

(Is it just me or are there more pictures of MYSELF on this blog than anything else? I remember this one time I hated pictures of my body……self-obsessed much?)

Today’s theme has been centered around keeping relaxed and I’m off to go add to such a theme…. by eating some chili¬†and cooking up some zucchini . Don’t ask questions, just go with it and wait for pictures ūüėČ

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