After two days of Thanksgiving indulging, watching lots of movies, playing lots of games + parking my butt on the couch, my body was telling me get backety back…on the normal schedule that is!
I was beginning to feel a bit gross and lethargic (and ahem, gassy) from the food I ate and the lack of exercise. For the record, I feel not a smidge of guilt for anything I ate these past couple days. I just know that the time for splurging is over, and it’s time to get back on the Everythingtarian train of healthy living!
First stop this morning…a bowl of Pumpkin Oatmeal!
1/3 cup oats
1/3 water + 1/3 cup organic skim milk
pinch of salt
1/3 cup Libby’s canned pumpkin
drizzle of agave + 1 tsp. brown sugar
cinnamon + pumpkin pie spice
small handful of Barbara’s Cinnamon Puffins
1 100-calorie pack almonds + walnuts
small spoonful PB
Delicious. I think the brown sugar makes all the difference. And I think I might have gotten Daddy Everythingtarian hooked on pumpkin oats as well :).
Unfortunately, I got called into work at the PT job, which meant I had to leave the comforts of home and head back to the city. I stole put together some snacks from the parentals’ house to get me through the afternoon shift…
Luckily, the retail world of home decorating was busy today, and the 4-hr shift passed amazingly fast. Love it.
Then I grabbed a Chobani Greek yog in the flavor of blueberry as a quick pre-workout snack and headed straight for the gym after work.
This picture was oh-so-gracefully taken under the stellar lighting of a street lamp.
I did a rigorous hill climb on the elliptical for 50 minutes while watching a Season 2 marathon of America’s Next Top Model. The best part is I don’t think I would have ellipticalled that long if it wasn’t for Shandi’s infamous hot tub affair and the drama that ensued. Thank you Tyra for continually motivating me to exercise by creating over-the-top TV drama. Thank you.
When I got home, I was ravenous so I heated up the box of Campbell’s/V8 Garden Vegetable Soup I was sent to review for the blog…
It was good! There is 1/2 cup of veggies (= 1 serving) in each serving of soup, and you can actually see the chunks of veggies, which I totally loved. It felt hearty and substantial, which is great because many veggie soups do not leave me feeling like that. Two thumbs up from your neighborhood Everythingtarian!
Speaking of…have you entered my giveaway to win some of this soup for yourself?
Then, I cooked two eggs sunny side up and am currently eating them and sipping Bigelow Eggnogg’n tea. The rest of this evening shall include taking a bath, catching up on blog reading, organizing some thangs and getting up early to work on some freelance writing projects.
Stay tuned tomorrow for an update on my End of 2009 Goals!
(SIDE NOTE: Ummm, that could be lamest teaser attempt ever to entice you back to my blog tomorrow. End of 2009 Goals? Lame. I think I need to take a cue from Tyra and promise an Italian hot tub affair a la Shandi.)