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October 8, 2014

WIAW #68: Unfiltered Eats

Good morning! It’s time for another What I Ate Wednesday!

(Almost) every week, I break down an entire day of my meals and snacks in an attempt to answer a popular question I often receive.

What does an entire day of eating look like for you?

The answer isn’t always the same, in fact, it’s almost never even remotely similar. A lot of what I choose to eat for the day depends on my level of activity, how much I am home vs. out and about, and what my current appetite is like. (It tends to change on me from time to time.)

The best way to answer it is to show you through these WIAW posts, so I will continue to share them as long as you all continue expressing an interest.

Thanks for hosting another week, Jenn!

What I Ate Wednesday Tuesdaywiaw fall into good habits button

I have been falling into a new habit for breakfast, and it involves anything topped in pumpkin and peanut butter.

gluten free waffles with pumpkin and peanut butter

Gluten-free waffles topped with pumpkin, SuperButter seed butter and a drizzle of agave nectar.

Coffee (this time with splash of French Vanilla Silk Soymilk Creamer) is an obvious, and the combo did a good job of holding me over until lunch. Well, lunch at 11:30 a.m. that is. Do you ever do that?

While browsing the refrigerator, I found white bean chili left over from the weekend and scooped a serving over a bowl of brown rice.

white bean chili soup over rice

It tasted great like that, but didn’t keep me full for long.

About an hour later, I sliced up a Granny Smith apple and enjoyed snacking on the slices dipped into (more) seed butter as I worked on the computer.

sliced apples with seed butter

I just love sour apples. Scott has always been more of a fan of the red ones so any green ones in the house are usually reserved for me. I’ll take ‘em!

Around 2:30 p.m. I left the house to run some errands and popped by a Subway on the way home. I was already hungry again (whoa there, appetite) and ordered my go-to 6 inch turkey on wheat to save for dinner.

I got home around 4 p.m. and worked on the computer for a bit before I realized I needed to complete my training run and a workout to stay on top of my training plan. An hour later, I grabbed Roadie and ran down to the trails and back to cover a quick three miles.

But first, a protein pick up.

LUNA protein bar mint chocolate chip

We haven’t been on the trails for a while, and I could tell he really enjoyed the scenery!

trail run with roadie in fall

As did I.

fall foliage on trails

Look at those beautiful leaves!

When we got in from the run, I took a short break before starting this dumbbell circuit workout in the basement.

Cardio + Circuit Workout

I purposely chose one that included cardio at the beginning and only required an additional 20 minutes of work. It seemed easy enough at the time, but I definitely woke up sore today!

at-home circuit workout

After a shower, I devoured my sub in about two minutes flat.

subway turkey with veggies and cheese on wheat

Turkey, American cheese, lettuce, spinach, cucumbers, tomatoes, green peppers, banana peppers, jalapeños, black olives, and pickles sprinkled in pepper and drizzled with oil + vinegar on wheat bread.

I was also craving some sort of chips, so I dug into these Popped Wheat Thins Scott brought home.

wheat thins popped sour cream & onion

Have you ever tried these? They remind me of baked chips, but way better.

wheat things popped chips

I was supposed to go to the first Pistons Pre-season game last night, but I stayed in to study and finish up a few projects instead.

I ended up spending the entire night on one assignment, so I guess that was a good decision. Today I need to hit the books hard to make up for it.

Around 11 p.m. I wanted popcorn and heated up a bag of movie theater butter popcorn since that’s all I could find.

popcorn for dessert

Honestly, it wasn’t all that good. I actually prefer the lighter, sweeter taste of SmartPop. (Mental note to re-stock on those.)

I turned in what I needed to for the night at 1:30 a.m. (!!!) and hit the hay.

So there you have it… an entire day of my unfiltered eats. This is just one of the many examples you can find exploring the “WIAW” tag on the right hand sidebar if you’re ever curious to see what another full day of meals and snacks looks like for me.

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


Questions of the Morning

• Movie theater butter (loaded) popcorn: yes or no?

• What is your current favorite “healthier” version of chips?

Yes to loaded with butter and seasoning movie theater popcorn at the movies, but not from a bag at home. I have been loving any kind of baked chip for years now. Can’t get off of them!

October 2, 2014

20 Hilarious Healthy Living Funnies

Well this morning started on a fantastic note…

Let the over-usage of pumpkin in my meals officially commence!

pumpkin protein pancake for breakfast

With it being October and all, I am feeling extra love for Fall and decided to break out the pumpkin already.

This is my absolute favorite version of a protein pancake (so far), and if you are one who enjoys #allthepumpkinthings, then, well… my work here is done. Do yourself a favor and make one.

protein pancakes with pumpkin


Also rocking my world right now is a new 80’s playlist I’m currently putting together on Spotify. Okay, fine. For those of you who are persistent on resisting the Spotify train (stop), here you go…

There will always be a special place reserved in my heart just for 80’s music. Without fail, even one great throwback will always put me in the best mood. And word to the wise… I don’t go out very often these days, but if you mention a casual pub of the sorts known to play music of this genre, I will be there with my neon scrunched bells on. No doubt.

Since I am far from wanting to get to my training run today, I thought it would be fun to help start all of our days on a lighter note with a collection of humorous someecards all healthy living enthusiasts will understand.

20 Hilarious Healthy Living Someecards

As I was perusing Pinterest last night, I stumbled upon a great collection of someecards from Skinny Mom I felt the need to share. You go, Skinny Mom.

And, please tell me I am not alone in laughing out loud to most of them.

Because this happens on a daily basis…

funny healthy living someecard



clean eating funny someecard


Story of my life.

funny treadmill someecard


If so, I would weigh a scary 80 pounds… or something.

running late someecard


 Priorities people.

funny workout someecard


Last weekend? And the one before too? Yikes.

healthy living funny someecard 6


You can also add “outside at-home” to this one.

funny office workout someecard


I actually like cardio, but know a lot of you would appreciate this.

cardio someecard funny


There’s never anything good in there.

funny healthy living funny 10


I’m really good at recovering from this. “You killed it!!”

funny marathon someecard


I’ve always been a party girl at heart.

healthy living someecard 7


Stop trying to win, it’s not going to happen.

funny running someecard 2


(Unless you’re a guy. Then you usually do. Sigh.)

Now you know why we have have two sets…

funny workout someecard 3


Except I’ll go with “8 Mile”, just to freak people out…

funny workout someecard 5(Detroit reference, anyone?)


Honest Hour.

funny running someecard


We’ve all thought this.

body fat someecard


Don’t act like you’ve never done this.

funniest workout someecards


Me every day after a workout at a “real gym”.

funny someecard about working out


Good luck with that, bro.

funny instantiy workout someecard


Too much fiber (or pizza), perhaps?

funny truth about healthy living



Sorry, I really felt a need to share all of these with you, and hope your day got a little brighter because of it.

It’s time for me to actually be productive now. See you all later this afternoon with a workout playlist that isn’t 80s!

Questions of the Morning

• What is your favorite music decade?

• I’m still working on it, but any vital 80’s hits I’m forgetting?

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