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all in a day’s eats

Eek!  I can’t believe I’m just now getting around to posting.

I have been pulling some seriously late nights this past week, and it needs to stop!  It’s causing me to be so exhausted during the day.  I just love staying up late, though!

Lunch today was simple.

Two slices of Ezekiel bread, Morningstar black bean burger, hummus, a healthy dose of sunflower sprouts, and rotel tomatoes.  Yum!

And the biggest watermelon spread ever! I promise I didn’t eat all that…at least not for lunch;)

I’m pretty sure I’m going to morph into a watermelon before it’s all said and done. That or a sunflower sprout:)

I had totally forgotten that yoga was tonight until I started craving it this afternoon.  Then it hit me!  So, after tutoring I went straight to class, and did some lovely sun salutations, half series and child’s poses.  love. love. love.

Since I knew I’d be getting home sort of late from yoga, I spent some time this afternoon chopping up veggies and making a stir-fry sauce.  So, when I got home all I had to do was dump it all in the wok and cook some bulgur!

I included cabbage, bell pepper, pattypan squash, carrots, onions, zucchini and sunflower sprouts.  Obviously I added a sprinkle of chia seeds to top it all off!

The most important thing about stir-frying veggies is timing.  I always put my carrots in and let them cook for a bit first (same story with broccoli if you’re using it); then I add bell peppers.  Soon after the peppers I add in everything else except for the sunflower sprouts, which I toss in at the very end.

I would give you the recipe for the sauce I made, but it needs some revamping.  It involved low sodium tamari sauce, garlic, olive oil, maple syrup, seasoned rice vinegar and ground red pepper; it was a bit bland unfortunately, so I’ll spare you the details.  The incredible veggies were the star of this show!

Dessert was a brown rice cake with a thin layer of Maranatha Chocolate Almond Butter spread.  This stuff is just like eating icing.  It is so good!

With a cup of decaf iced coffee on the side.

Well, I hate to cut this short, but I gots to gets to bed!

Tomorrow is a special day here, but I’m going to wait ’till tomorrow to tell you why!  Any guesses?!

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baby cuteness

Morning!

Yesterday ended up being a whirlwind of a day.  I made a last minute decision to hop on the road and go visit my family for a couple of hours.  My baby cousin, whom I see very rarely, was in town so everyone was gathering at my grandma’s to hang out.

I was able to get a few things accomplished before I left as well as hit up a new class at the gym – turbokick.  It was my first time to try this one, and I really liked it.  If any of you have ever tried turbo jam by Chalene Johnson – it’s the live class version of that.  I’ve done turbo jam about a million times, so turbokick wasn’t entirely new to me, but they’ve added in a lot of new moves since I bought my DVDs.  I think I’ll probably go back…it gave me a really good workout to say the least!

Anyway, here are some pics from the day

Breakfast before Turbokick – Greek yogurt, 1/3 cup raw oats, the last of the frozen cherries and chias

Midmorning snack – brown rice cake with the last of my almond butter:( I think I need to run to the store

Lunch – spinach lavash wrap (love these!), Morningstar black bean burger (not vegan btw) Sabra garlic hummus, broccoli slaw and spinach

Afternoon snack at my grandma’s – watermelon!! Seedless watermelon!

I also had an unpictured apple pie Larabar on my drive back home

Dinner last night was also unpictured because I figured you guys don’t need to see enchiladas yet again on CSM.  I promise we didn’t actually make them again last night…we had leftovers; however, not promising we wouldn’t have made them had there not been leftovers;) What can I say?

Well, I’m off to piyo class! I’ll be laying low, working at the house today until I meet Mohammad for tutoring.

Don’t forget to stop by and enter the chia seed giveaway!  If you haven’t tried them before, I promise you’ll love ‘em…what’s not to love?

Have you tried chia seeds before?  Tell me what you’re favorite way is to eat them!
If you haven’t had them before, what would you do with them if you win?



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more news!

Hey!

Today has been a better day.  I chatted with my sister for a couple of hours this afternoon, and she pepped me up a little bit.

Somebody please explain to me why I need to be told to quit analyzing everything and MOVE ON! I am trying to cut myself a little slack because this has been a really serious and hard decision.  But now that the decision has been made, there really is no reason to dwell on it.  It is just a work in progress methinks:)

I’m realizing how much of an emotional person I really am through this process. I no sooner sat down in my principal’s office yesterday than I got all choked up.  I couldn’t even get a word out!  While I was a little bit mortified, I also really wanted to express to her how much of an attachment I have to the school.  Mission accomplished. I mean, if she doesn’t know that I care at this point, then I don’t have two webbed toes.  did I just say that out loud?

Annnyway.  Before I left to meet up with Mohammad earlier (the student I’m tutoring), I somehow forgot to grab a snack.  I didn’t sweat it too much though, figuring I would be distracted enough during our meeting.  However, after receiving a phone call 5 minutes after I arrived at the coffee shop saying he was going to be an hour late, I knew I wasn’t going to make it.  So, I rushed home and grabbed this

Van’s Lite Waffle covered in almond butter

I really love these waffles.  The flavor of them is just too good, and the ingredients are great.  Plus – they only have 70 calories per serving (1 waffle)!  Win, win, win!

I tried to be at least a little productive before heading back to the coffee shop, but there just wasn’t enough time to get much done.

Thank you Mohammad for virtually taking up 2.5 hours of my afternoon.  At least he’s funny, though. Today he asked me if he could come live with Jon and I…at which point I about fell out of my chair.

I had an exchange student, K,  from Germany last year, and at one point during the year she was having trouble with her host family.  The exchange student coordinator emailed me one day and asked if K could come live with Jon and I.  Really?  Shouldn’t you have some experience raising kids before you take on a full-blown teenager?!

I politely declined.

I digress.

By the time I got home tonight, it had gotten rather late, and I was trying to think of something for dinner.  I wasn’t feeling very inspired, so I defaulted to Mexican.  Easy. Cheap. Tasty.

First this…

black beans, pinto beans, corn, rotel, cumin and sea salt – all mixed up!

Dun! dun! dun!  We were out of bit sized pasta, so we went with spaghetti!  Whole wheat of course.

hot and steamy

Toss! toss! toss!

Delicious.  Maybe not the most glamorous or creative meal, but it always hits the spot.

Unfortunatly I realized I am out of my favorite spice ever…so I had to forgo the ground red pepper.  boo:(

Oh, my gosh…I totally forgot!  I got a call for an interview today! I mentioned in my post yesterday that I might have an opportunity to teach ESL classes part-time.  Well, today I got a call and I’ll be meeting with them tomorrow.  I’m excited about this opportunity because it will enable me to have more time for the things I want to do and will give us a little extra moolah in the meantime. Plus, I love working with international students. So, I’m hoping it goes well.

Keep your fingers crossed for me!

What is your default/go-to meal for when you aren’t feeling inspired?

Do you love mexican food as much as I do? If not what’s your favorite ethnic food?

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cruisin’ in style

I’m bloggin’ from the road today as Jon and I head to my hometown to spend some time with my mom.  We slept in this morning, and I woke up with a smile on my face!  I love love love waking up to sunlight coming in through the window, and it happens far too seldom.

Our Mini Cooper is getting serviced right now, and it just so happens that the dealership was fresh out of “service car” minis, so…..they gave us a BMW for the weekend.  We don’t mind a bit.  I could get used to this;)

As soon as we got up and got around we headed to the lake to get in a quick three miles.  It was super windy, but the temperature was perfect!  We followed it up with the first two circuits of Jillian’s level two shred workout.  We totally stuck with our two workouts every day this week – Jillian in the morning and 3 miles in the evening.  We did take a rest day on Friday.

Before our run I ate half an Ezekiel English muffin with a bit of almond butter.  Considering our entire workout didn’t end until almost noon, it was not enough fuel!  By the end of Jillian, I was famished!

it almost missed the camera…oops!

I quickly threw some tempeh in a pan with a couple squirts of Bragg’s.  After heating it through, I added it to a whole wheat pita along with some Sabra pine nut hummus, spinach, onions and pickles.  Also, some grapes on the side.

After lunch we spent some time cleaning up the house and then I settled in to do some blog surfing grading.  Unfortunately, I didn’t get near as much done as I needed to before we had to get packed up and head out!

Oh, I also snacked on some soy yogurt with frozen cherries, sliced almonds and granola…and we grabbed a soy latte on our way out of town.

I just want to say thanks for all the sweet comments and encouragement from you guys regarding my personal trainer certification.  It made me feel so affirmed about my decision.  You all are the best!  I can’t wait to share with you as I go through the process.  It’s so exciting to me to master something new.  I’m also realizing that I am a much better student now that I’ve been a teacher.  Totally didn’t’ expect that, but I feel like I just understand the learning process better now.  Good thing ‘cause I’ll need all the help I can get!

I hope everyone has a great weekend!

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super fun news

What a day!  I have got some super fun news.

We’re going to Paris!

Jon and I have been working on planning our summer vacation for awhile.  Remember this post?  Well, Jon has been spending a lot of time researching flights and hotels, trying to get us a good deal.  We really haven’t been picky about where to go…we just knew we wanted to go overseas because we haven’t been outside the U.S. since Tokyo almost 2 years ago!

Anyway, we were looking more into South America because the flights are much more affordable than Europe.  On a whim the other night, Jon typed in the information to find out how much a flight to Barcelona would cost, and in another instant a round trip flight from Dallas to Barcelona to Paris and back to Dallas popped up.  Whoohoo!  I’m so excited.  I’ve never been to Europe, but have always wanted to go.  We leave just a few days after I get out of school.  It’s already almost time to start packing, ha!

Now I just have to survive four more weeks of madness and we’ll be on our way!

I’ve been bursting at the seams all day, but now on to breakfast.

I had an Ezekiel English muffin with almond butter and 1/2 a sliced banana.  One of my favorite breakies.  Gotta love the fine paper dishware as well.  Great for on-the-go!

Lunch today was Pita Pit, and unfortunately I didn’t get a picture.  It was delicious as always, though!

Later I had a snack of Whole Soy vanilla yogurt and raw oatmeal.  And some carrots for later on.

Raw oatmeal is SO good in yogurt!  I used to eat it in Greek yogurt a long time ago, and I hadn’t had it in awhile.  The other day I ran out of granola, and decided to throw in some oats instead, and I fell in love all over again!  You MUST try it.

I had a meeting after school today that lasted until 5, which means I didn’t get home until 6.  As soon as I walked in the door, Jon had some casual clothes laid out for me and said “get dressed, we’re goin’ out!”  What a guy!

Needless to say, it’s been a busy evening, and I’m about to peace out and get some sleep.  This is really Thursday night for me because I took off work Friday.  The plan is to stay home and grade essays all day, and then head south to hit up the Train concert!  We’re staying in a hotel Friday night, stopping in the city to see the inlaws on Saturday and then heading home!  Blogging may be a bit “hit and miss” this weekend, but I’ll def. be around.

Hope you’re all having a great night!

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