Hi! My name is Jamie, and welcome to my day-to-day journey in finding balance in life. Although there are many surprises and challenges in our every day, I believe life can be made easier by controlling what we can. By eating real, honest, wholesome food, living an active lifestyle, and looking at things optimistically, we can feel free to attempt the impossible: take chances, make mistakes, yet still find our way back to balanced.
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For the record, that Dunkin Donuts coffee from yesterday morning did inhibit my sleep. Not too much- but enough. I woke up at 3 ish, completely awake…so I watched 2 eps of Parks and Rec and fell back to sleep. But, I’m telling you, that coffee is seriously drugged.
So I woke up this morning to run 2 miles. And cause of the lack of sleep, I wasn’t ready to get up. Also, my left knee wasn’t feeling too hot. So what did I do? I went back to bed. Ok no, for me that would be impossible. I got up, made breakfast:
^^Gluten Free Trader Joe’s Pancakes, homemade cinnamon almond butter, strawberries, and a kiwi.^^
Then I watched Glee from last night.
(The lady who is playing Rachel’s mom looks exactly like her.)
Then I went to work.
For my snack I had this new fruit (new to me at least).
^^An Asian Pear^^
I’m not going to recommend this to you. No, it wasn’t terrible. Yes, I ate it. But it was kinda a mix between an apple and a pear (but not the amazing mix that sounds like), and I dunno there was a funky taste I wasn’t loving…
That held me over ’til lunch…
I brought a Flat Out Wrap and toasted it at work. Lightly. So it was still pliable.
I also brought a tupperware of roasted veggies, basil, ricotta cheese, and parmesan cheese. I mixed this all up, and put it in the wrap. Then I poured Arbol Sauce on it for some spice.
Roll it all up, stick it back in the toaster oven…achieve crispness.
This was amazing. Really. Try it.
While I ate I read this article from the food section of the Sun Times…
^^Click to enlarge^^
I thought it was interesting about what these so-called antioxidants actually do in our bodies.
I also love the tip about buying new produce and expanding your pallet. You know I’m a fan of that tip. 🙂
And if nothing else, remember to eat deeply colored fruits and veggies. Deep color=high nutritional value.
And most importantly, mix it up! Never let it get boring!
I was dying for this day to end. I wanted to go on a bike ride! Bike riding is much easier on the knees, plus it’s just plain fun.
Before I left…
^^A Green Monster^^
Same as before, there’s a frozen banana, some frozen mango, plain non-fat greek yogurt, kale, ice, and water. Great mix. Again, I was able to save another glass for tomorrow!
I biked for an hour and 20 minutes…And I went about 16 miles.
I listened to music from artists that will be at the Summer Camp Music Festival NEXT WEEKEND!
I am SO excited!!!
Came home, showered, made dinner…
^^Just a quick how-to easily dice an avocado^^
Score it while still in skin, then use a big spoon to get it out of there!
I make my guac with avocado (duh), cherry tomatoes, Serrano peppers (above), lime, onions, and garlic. And I like it chunky.
^^I also took this Black Bean Morning Star Veggie Burger…^^
Mashed it up with this..
^^roasted poblano pepper (my dad roasted it a few days ago)^^
And stuffed it in a yellow pepper. Stuck it in the oven at 350 for 10 minutes…
^^Added Arbol Sauce^^
Also roasted some asparagus with tarragon..just needed to cook it.
^^I only ate some of this.^^
^^My plate- guac, asparagus, broccoli (my dad made it for his and my mom’s dinner), and the stuffed pepper!
Lots of pepper action tonight.
And now, lots of good TV 🙂 I wonder who’s gonna get off Idol! I say Casey. If it’s not, I’ll be surprised, and REALLY upset….especially if it’s Lee…but it won’t be. Not too worried.
Hope all of u had a fabulous day.