So, back to normal, for now.
I woke up early this morning to go for a run since I hadn’t worked out since Saturday. To be honest, I was kind of dreading the run before I went (mostly because I was awake before 7am, but partly because I hadn’t run in a week and I thought it was going to be hard!). It ended up turning out really well! Because of my dead computer, I couldn’t plug in my Garmin for the breakdown of stats, but I found this cool running calculator that can help you calculate pace or speed to figure it out.
Distance: 4.00 mph
Avg. Speed: 6.16mph
Avg. Pace: 9:44 min/mi
Overall, a great run! The weather was perfect, a lot cooler than it has been for the last week or more. I think it was around 70 degrees and a little breezy. Amazing.
After I got back from my run, I was HUNGRY. Yesterday I saw this technique for Blended Grains, where you make your oatmeal like normal (or any other grain you want) then you blend it up. You can use a blender, food processor, or handmixer, and it basically gets really fluffy and turns into whipped oatmeal. I was thinking about it during my run, so figured why not give it a shot! It’s kind of hard to gauge the consistency of it from this picture, but it was really creamy and delicious.
I topped it off with some cherry craisins
And it was goooooood. For this bowl, I used:
- 1/2 cup rolled oats (2 pts)
- 1 cup water (0 pts)
- 2 tbsp egg whites (0 pts)
- ~2 tbsp cherry craisins (1 pt)
I added the egg whites to give it a little protein and I couldn’t even taste that they were in there. I will definitely be blending up my oats or some other grains again – I loved the texture of these! I had a pretty huge Pink Lady Apple (1 pt) for a mid-morning snack.
Lunch was half successful, half not-so-much. Bad news first. I had some arugula in my CSA from last week that I wanted to use up (since I get a new box tomorrow) but it has so many tiny holes in it! I looked it up and found out that the holes are from flea beetles and I guess it’s common for them to eat arugula that is organic. That said, I rinsed the arugula really really well, but it was grossing me out as I was eating it.
I ended up picking the feta and blueberries off the salad and throwing most of the arugula out.
The successful part of lunch was pizza! I picked up these flatbreads at Trader Joe’s:
I heated up some spinach in the microwave and dried it off really well with a paper towel. I added some pizza sauce, the spinach, and some reduced fat mozzarella cheese to the flatbread and threw it in the toaster oven. The end result was this:
So good!! The point breakdown for lunch is:
- Arugula (0 pts)
- RF Feta (1 pt)
- 1 cup blueberries (1 pt)
- Flatbread (3 pts)
- Pizza Sauce (0 pts)
- Spinach (0 pts)
- RF Mozzarella (1 pt)
So 6 total, which is not bad at all.
What are some of your favorite things to healthify? I love making pizza at home because it’s one of my favorites! Regular pizza can have so much fat/calories/points (which I still eat a bit too much), but making a healthy version at home is pretty easy and delicious. I also like to make my own fries at home, another one of my favorite unhealthy things that can actually be really good for you if you make it in your own kitchen.