no more excuses

Happy 3 month birthday to my little girl!  Which also means a body after bump post soon, but first, let’s focus on What I Ate Wednesday!

I’ll talk about this more tomorrow but I am really trying to get back on track with my eating.  Not that I’m eating terribly, but I’m definitely not as focused on eating REAL and healthy foods as I have been in the past.  My brain is stuck in the “I’m breastfeeding so I can still eat whatever I want” mode.  But, as you’ll see tomorrow, that’s not really working for me.  So, no more excuses – good eating starts NOW!  (Well, this started Monday, but you understand!)

Workout

Hit up the gym for some cross training on the Arc Trainer and a CrossFit workout.  (Something I’ll talk about more tomorrow.)  I’m a few days behind the WOD (workout of the day) on their website, so Monday’s workout was Tabata This!  It freaking sucked.  I used to love tabatas because they challenged me but didn’t kill me.  This KILLED me.  I used to be able to do 15 situps with each of the 8 rounds (20 seconds on, 10 seconds off) – now, I start burning out after my 3rd round.  *sigh* I will get my abs back if it kills me!

As I was drinking my protein shake as I left the gym, I realized that I meant to run on Monday since I have something after school Thursday!  Shoot.  Looks like one early morning run this week, if I feel up to it.  If not, oh well!

Breakfast

I was feeling something quick after the gym, so a bowl of frozen blueberries + Honey Nut Cheerios with soymilk filled me up.  With a scoop  of peanut butter for some extra protein + healthy fats.

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Lunch

Angela posted this recipe Monday morning and I just so happened to have all the ingredients on hand!  I absolutely LOVE tuna salad and have missed it a little since going vegetarian 4 years ago.  This definitely lived up to it!

No-tuna salad on Great Harvest Honey Wheat with a little mayo and spinach and some maters on the side.  And a Godiva square to satisfy my sweet tooth (I didn’t eat the whole bar – just a piece)!

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Snack

Gotta start cutting back on my Goldfish cracker intake.  An apple with an ounce of cheddar so I still have my cheesy and crunch that I was craving!

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Dinner

I didn’t realize until I started making it that I used 2 of Angela’s recipes!  Pumpkin Mac + Cheeze (made with nutritional yeast – I know, you’re grossed out, right Debbie?!)  with some green peas + broccoli to health-it-up a bit more!  Matt just said it tasted like pasta with goo, not very cheesy.  But, I liked it!

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Dessert

Get excited:  I actually will have a recipe for you guys this week!  These cookies are fabulous!  Chocolate peanut butter Oreo stuffed cookies.  Oh yes, heavenly…

chocolate pb oreo cookie

I still can’t pass up my dessert cravings, but I can watch my portions a bit better!

What have your excuses been lately?  Are you trying to get back on track still after the holidays?

  • Debbie

    No, not grossed out…just still intrigued with the whole nutritional yeast concept!! I have a quart of veggie soup for you. I made a big batch on Monday and the family just isn’t into it. You’ll want to jazz it up with barley or brown rice or it would even be good pureed. Enjoy!

  • Those cookies look amazing!!
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    • Kristen

      They are AWESOME! I will post the recipe soon!

  • Lee

    I made chocolate chip stuffed oreos for Christmas. They were so good, especially right out of the oven.
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    • Kristen

      Yes! Your post made me want to make them – I’ll explain more when I post “my” recipe!

  • I love pumpkin Mac and cheese! I’ve never made it with nutritional yeast, but I’ve read that n. yeast and nut sauces can be quite convincing.
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    • Kristen

      Eh, it’s not quite the same as real cheese, but it still tastes pretty good!

  • i always pair my afternoon apples with almonds. but, this cheddar cheese looks so good i may have to switch it up next time.

    • Kristen

      I love apples with honey roasted peanuts!

  • I wish we had a Great Harvest nearby! How are you doing the CrossFit workouts at home? Does it work when you don’t have the weights… or do you have them?
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    • Kristen

      I do CF at my gym. I have to modify them a little, but I figure as long as I am doing something close to the WOD then I’m getting the same benefits.

  • The mac and cheese sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing the link, I can’t wait to try it at home!
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    • Kristen

      It is delicious!