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July 30, 2014

WIAW #59: Listening To My Body and Appetite

Hello! Today I am jumping back onto the What I Ate Wednesday train and have a whole day of eats to share. Except… don’t get too excited this time.

Yesterday was the definition of random in the food department. I almost didn’t put this post together, but decided to do it anyways because that is what they are really all about isn’t it? Not planning one hundred percent of the time?

So yeah. Here you go. My Tuesday filled with absolutely zero planning and trying to roll with it.

What I Ate Wednesday Tuesday

I didn’t end up eating breakfast until I was out the door and on my way to an appearance with HOOPER. With two seconds to spare, I grabbed a tall to-go cup of coffee and a chocolate chip cookie dough Larabar.

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It wasn’t much, but it did the job of holding me over until lunch.

Oh… lunch. Let’s talk about that.

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While HOOPER was busy shooting a video at a fire station, I had the task of ordering enough pizzas for everyone then playing delivery girl.

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I made sure to sneak in some veggies on one of them, which actually turned out to be a fireman favorite on top of the pepperoni. Muwahahaha.

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After I snapped this photo, I also picked up another slice of plain cheese for good measure and finished it off with two small cinnamon dessert sticks.

It had been ages since I even looked at those, so I don’t even feel bad about it.

We finished up the shoot a couple of hours later and I’m excited to see the final product. Here’s a little sneak peek, in case you missed it!

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Crazy horse.

I didn’t get home until after 4 p.m. so I went over to the computer for a minute and enjoyed a granny smith apple for a snack.

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Scott got home from work right before 6 p.m., and I felt like I might have needed something with a little substance before we left, but I just wasn’t hungry. So I waited.

Off to Fitness Pilates we went, which turned out to be my last class for a while. My membership at our gym expires today, so it’s time for me to branch out and check out some barre studios.

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After I get my CPT certification, I hope to get back into teaching group fitness classes again, and I’m just not sure where exactly I want to be. I love, love the intimate feel of a studio, but would also miss access to a big gym if I didn’t have one for other types of workouts and classes.

It will all come together when it’s supposed to, I suppose.

As we wrapped up our goodbyes, Scott and I both wanted dinner, quickly. He was craving chips so I knew the perfect solution for all. Chipotle! Predictably, I ordered the salad and topped it with all-the-things.

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This one included brown rice, black beans, chicken, medium salsa, corn salsa, and some sprinkled cheese. No need for dressing!

On the side, I finally ordered chips and guacamole. Seriously… why in the world had I never tried the guac before? It was incredible, and after expressing my enthusiasm via Instagram, a lot of you couldn’t believe it either. If you have never tried the guacamole at Chipotle, do yourself a favor and go… right now.

It’s so fresh and addicting in the best way!

We got home a little after 9 p.m. and spent the rest of the night laying low with a side of SmartPop and almond milk.

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I guess I should have been studying but… eh. I kind of stink at that right now. Today starts a new schedule and motivation, promise!

As I a typing this up and looking back on my day of eats, I guess they weren’t all that bad. Pizza isn’t too normal for me, but other than that my appetite has just been kind of off lately. I’m less snack-y, which makes me wonder if the vacation messed up my normal metabolism and eating habits.

For now, I’m just trying to listen to my body and give it what it wants, when it wants it. Always in moderation, of course.

Now I’m off for a day of running around with a trip to the vets. Ahh! I’ll fill you all in later, if I can get back to the computer. Have a great Wednesday!

Question of the Day

• Are you typically a snacker?

Usually my WIAW posts are filled with snacks. There’s always one between all of the major meals, and sometimes even two. I’ve always been one to carry snacks around with me and nibble on them throughout the day. I have heard it’s better to eat smaller, more often, so I’ve never questioned it. Hopefully my body balances itself back out to what it’s used to sooner than later!


• If you liked this WIAW post, head on over to Peas & Crayons to check out plenty others, or even link your own!

• Also, you can always find my latest What I Ate Wednesday posts by exploring the “WIAW” tag on the right hand sidebar.

July 17, 2014

Summer Nature Trail

I woke up wanting to go for a run this morning. I didn’t want to stress about time or distance, but instead just get in a good sweat and enjoy the views of the trails along the way.

On my way out, Scott decided to tag along so I brought Roadie and made it a family outing. I’m so glad they were with me this time!

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Smack dab in the middle of the trail loop, we saw a deer. It’s not unusual to spot deer around our neighborhood, but getting close enough to take a picture of one is. I couldn’t believe how calm this little guy was!

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Of course, Roadie eventually freaked and scared him off, but for the few moments that we were completely okay with each other, it was a really neat experience.

We kept running, but I couldn’t help but to stop and snap photos of the nature that surrounded us through the rest of our trail loop.

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I’m not used to seeing a sea of green and flowers everywhere.

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As much as I was complaining about the weather yesterday (it was in the mid-fifties… and I don’t want to talk about it), a fabulous Michigan summer day showed up today and I was pumped to be able to take it all in!

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Even though I can’t enjoy them for half of the year (thanks a lot, Polar Vortex) I’m so grateful that we live in a good neighborhood close to numerous running loops and trails.


Before our run, I ate half a slice of chocolate peanut butter banana bread to have something in my belly, but was definitely hungry upon our return. We didn’t do an incredibly long distance (3.5 miles) but I was feeling great and ready for a recovery breakfast, nonetheless.

I have been long overdue for making egg whites with my favorite additions: spinach, tomatoes and feta!

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I just love that combo.

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Well, I better get going. I have a recipe project to get to and a house to put together before my dad arrives in just a couple of hours.

I’m so excited he will be visiting for the day! He’s leaving for another city tomorrow, but I’m hoping to see him again on Sunday at my grandmother’s cottage.

If the recipe goes well, I hope to check in and share before we all head out to Grand Rapids for an event tonight. Happy Thursday!

Questions of the Day

• Do you live close enough to take long walks, runs, or bike rides on trails?

• What are your favorite ingredients to throw into eggs?

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