Hello! I honestly can’t believe it’s only Tuesday, but I guess that’s a good thing because I have a LOT to do to get ready before the Healthy Living Summit this weekend! I am so excited for it and finally just purchased my plane ticket so I am in fact going. 🙂
Yesterday was a co-workers birthday, so we went out for frozen yogurt in the afternoon which made a great snack since I forgot one!
Our normal frozen yogurt place was closed, so we ventured into Hershey’s instead. They had a soft serve fro yo machine wit 8 flavors that swirled into the outside of the fro yo, so I went with butterscotch. It was delish! The fro yo was nonfat but I have no idea the nutritional info, but I’m guessing 3 points for this small cup. I also had a peach (1 pt) before leaving work and calling it a day.
I got outside and was a little surprised at how warm/humid it still was, but decided to go for a run anyways. I had the missed 7 miler hanging over my head, and when I checked out the weather report it said the rest of the week was going to be even hotter than yesterday, so I wanted to get the run out of the way. Surprisingly, I felt pretty great during the run! The wind was blowing pretty frequently which broke up the heat, and I tried to go pretty slow from the beginning. My first mile is usually around 9:00min which is too fast for me, but yesterday’s first mile was 9:54, then 9:58, then a little over 10:00 which I was fine with. I took one walking break for .1 miles during the last mile, but I was able to start running again and complete the rest of the mile running rather than walk/running.
Distance: 7.0 miles
Avg. Pace: 10:21 min/mile
Avg. Speed: 5.8 mph
I was SO proud of myself when I saw 7.0 on my Garmin and sat down in the grass to stretch for a while. Such a great feeling when you finish a long run. I know some don’t consider 7 a long run, but it’s the longest I’ve gone since my 10 miler in April 4 months ago and I wasn’t sure I’d be able to finish it. So happy!
The other happy part was that I had a frozen smoothie waiting for me at home, which I swear is the best motivator to finish the run and get back home.
I used 1 cup of light soy milk (1 pt), 1/2 large frozen banana (1 pt), and 1 cup frozen strawberries (1 pt). It wasn’t too sweet so I ended up adding a packet of Truvia, and then threw it in the freezer for 2 hours. I sprinkled 1/4 cup of granola on it (1 pt) which gave it a nice crunch while I ate it with the spoon. Just 4 points and totally delicious.
A little while later, I made myself an egg sandwich with a fried egg cooked with nonstick spray (2 pts), babybell cheese (1 pt), garlic gold (0 pts), and tomato slices (0 pts). I put it all on a toasted light english muffin (1 pt) for another 4 point snack, and it was delicious.
I watched the finale of Last Comic Standing (which was SO disappointing if you ask me! I can’t believe that guy won!) and then called it a night.
This morning I woke up craving something sweet (and fast!) so I made another openfaced banana, chocolate chip, and peanut butter sammie.
This was also 4 points (a trend perhaps?) with 1 pt each for a slice of whole wheat bread, 1/2 large banana, 1 tsp chocolate chips, and 1 tsp of peanut butter. I microwaved the banana for 30 seconds before spreading it on the toasted bread and sprinkling it with the PB + chocolate chips, and then put the whole thing back in the microwave for another 30 seconds to melt it all together.
What’s your favorite breakfast lately?