That’s what my body’s been from fruits + vegetables. Dee-pry-vd.
I’ve spent practically all my non-food blogging days consuming mass quantities of carbs in the form of cookies, honey wheat twist pretzels, candy, cinnamon sugar almonds, buttered popcorn and other carbadelicious things I can’t even remember. Quite frankly, it is most likely the cause of my fatigue, general sense of ‘offness’ and tiredness. When I lack on the fruit + vegetables, my body does NOT like me.
Don’t get me wrong…I am all about livin’ it up Ja Rule-style during the holidays. However, as the title of my blog suggests, be an Everythingtarian, not a Carbatarian (as tempting as that is).
So this morning, I had a talkin’ to myself and laid down the healthy living law, starting with Pumpkin Coconut Oatmeal.
Perfection. And instead of eating my routine morning snack, I let my stomach tell me when it wanted to eat. Novel idea, right? Letting your stomach actually growl once in awhile is pure crazy :).
The growling commenced around 11:45am (about 4 hours after breakfast), and I decided it was time to bring in the big guns: a ginormous salad bar from my fave lil’ cafe…
That would be…
- green pepper
- broccoli salad
- banana peppers
- 1 hardboiled egg
- 2 tbsp. cottage cheese
- 1/4 cup garbanzos
- cucumber yogurt dressing
With a Diet Coke and some honey wheat twist pretzels, let’s just say my stomach was very happy. And by happy, I mean fiber-filled. And by fiber-filled, I mean gassy. And by gassy…well, you get the picture.
As an Everythingtarian, there is still ALWAYS room for treats. Especially when they are at an office Christmas party with your co-workers and boss…and spiked hot chocolate enters the picture (again).
One spiked hot chocolate (with Peppermint Schnapps), three delish cookies, a candy cane and a present exchange later, good times were had. Maybe it was the Schnapps, maybe it was the spirit of the season or maybe it was the grand exchange of gifts…all I know is that when you can find a boss that supports drinking dee Schnapps at work, you keep her around as long as you can.
graph courtesy of girl #1
Gah…why have I skipped two weeks of workouts? I know I feel so much better when I just do it! After running, I went to a 75-minute Power Flow Yoga class, which was gl-gl-gl-gl-horious!
I ate a banana walking home from the gym, then devoured a yummy breakfast burrito when I actually arrived home…
sprouted grain tortilla
1 grated carrot
1 Sunshine Breakfast patty
salt + pepper
Yesterday, I also arrived home to a very special surprise.
I have to say THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU to the incredible thoughtful, sweet and kind Janetha. Without me knowing anything, she completely surprised me by sending me a COFFEEMAKER!
The thing is – it’s not even about the coffeemaker – it’s about the fact that she took the time to think of me and out of the generosity of her tiny soul (she’s 5’1′…for the record :)), knew this was something I wanted. I am so incredibly lucky to count Miss Janetha B. as a friend, as well as the rest of you in the blogosphere.
You are probably wondering when I am going to stop rambling.
Yeah, not quite yet. First…
- Check out Danica AND Brandi’s blog for a chance to win some fun Knock Knock goods!
- Get fit with help from April’s giveaway!
- My glamour-ous Iowa friend has some yummy chips up for grabs!
- If I missed any giveaways, holler at me!
Alright…I think I am done. This is what happens when you don’t get the chance to regularly blog – the rambling, bad jokes and giveaway reminders all come at once. Which reminds me, I haven’t done a This and That post in awhile…
If you could be a singular food-tarian for a day (without any side effects), what would it be? For example, I would definitely be an icecreamatarian!
What’s the last random act of kindness someone did for you? Look above :).