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two for the price of one (but not really;)

Hey hey everyone!

I am loving the weather right now!  It’s that perfect temperature where there is a slight breeze, but the sun is warm enough that you can ditch the jacket and cruise with the windows down.  Ahhh.

I started off this morning with this beauty

Cheers!  These were my drinks for the morning.  I always take this water bottle (BPA free!) with me to work and fill it up throughout the day.  I’ve actually been slacking a bit on my water consumption, and I think it may be to blame for the headaches I’ve been getting.  Gotta hydrate!

Lunch was nice and simple – 2 brown rice cakes with 1.5 tbsp almond butter.  I also had an unpictured 1/2 banana on the side.

By 4 hours later I was famished!  I couldn’t tear into my yogurt with almonds and cranberries fast enough! I definitely let myself get too hungry.  Do you ever get to the point where you are shaky from being hungry?  Not a good place to be…take my word for it.  My snack was just enough to fuel me for a good weight training workout.  I did 6 different leg machines today plus some planks.  I love planks – they are seriously addicting.  I can just feel my core getting tighter and stronger.

After hanging with Jon for a little bit, I started not one, but two dinners; he was craving Mexican casserole, which might as well be called ground turkey casserole because that’s the main ingredient.  This is a meal my mom has made for years and it’s a favorite of our family.  I haven’t had it since before I became a vegetarian almost a year and a half ago.  Crazy!

I have to be honest and say that I really don’t enjoy cooking meat.  In fact, the other night in the grocery store, I found myself avoiding the meat department and sending Jon off on his own to get his goods.  I’ll do anything for my husband, so I always gracefully “handle” his meat, touching it as litle as possible of course.  I’m not trying to be dramatic…it’s just the longer I go without eating it, the less appealing it is.  Make sense?

Anyway, here is my meal

In the works…

buckwheat (soba) noodles…

Veggies!!  asparagus, squash, carrots, bell pepper, and the star of the show: mushrooms.  I also added some chick peas for protein and some garlic powder, ground red pepper and bragg’s for flavor and spice:)

In the end I topped if all off with a bit of nutritional yeast.  Perfect.

A little while later we ran over Jon dragged me to Orange Leaf to get some yogurt.  Excuse the poor quality photo – I’m still learning how to use my DSLR.

Dairy free pinapple yogurt, cocoa covered almonds, a few choco chips, kiwi and strawberries!

Heather is encouraging everyone to take part in GE’s campaign “Pledge for Better Health.”  If you haven’t stopped by there to pledge, you should!  I think it’s a great idea.  I pledged to increase my workouts to 6 times a week – not just to look better, but primarily for better health.  Too often I get so focused on outward appearance in relation to working out, and while there is nothing wrong with that, I want to get my focus back to health!  I’m going to be posting more of my workouts on the little bloggie to help keep myself accountable.

What is your primary motivation to workout?  Or is it a combination of things?  Do you find yourself more focused on how your body will look or how it will feel?

Hope you have a fantastic night!!!

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4 Responses to “two for the price of one (but not really;)”

  1. kelli says:

    i’m sorry, but my my mind is in the gutter tonight and i am laughing so hard over here that you so innocently said you gracefully handle your husbands meat! tee hee hee.=)

    you are a sweetie, because when i was done with meat, i told my john he had to cook his own meat or buy it elsewhere. i didn’t like cooking it, even when i ate it. luckily he started viewing the information that was pushing me towards veganism, and shortly after he jumped on board with me.

    as for working out, i try to stay fit and flexible with pilates and yoga, running around with my 2 y/o niece and the kids i sit, walking, and riding my bike. i’m taking a yoga class once a week and i love it. i also do some light weight lifting and squats when the mood strikes.=)

    oh, and your veg dish looks scrumptious!

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  2. Ugh, hate it when I get that hungry. I’m actually a bear to be around when I start getting hungry. While my husband is not vegetarian, I do not (and he does not) cook meat at home. As much as I love him, I will never be cooking meat.

    Sometimes I honestly have no clue what keeps me motivated to exercise. I guess I don’t think about it too much b/c it’s just a part of my daily routine. It’s what I do. It’s what I’ve done nearly my entire life. Before running, aerobics, weights, it was ballet. I’ve always been active. I can’t imagine not being active.

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  3. hihorosie says:

    No meat in my house! Fortunately, it’s a win-win for us. :) I can handle people eating meat around me but the thought of handling raw meat/cooking it, etc just doesn’t work for me anymore. I had a friend who recently had a baby so we offered to bring them dinner. They’re far from vegetarian but there was no way I was going to buy meat and prepare it for a meal for them. We made them a veggie dinner – they could add meat later if they wanted. :)

    Getting too hungry is not fun for you or anyone around – not implying anything here about you but I know for me it’s not good!

    That pineapple yogurt with goodies looks fab!

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  4. Hye Ertman says:

    Brilliant post, nicely done. And thanks for mentioning all that info – you have introduced to me to three new blogs and I love them all! Cheers :)

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