Fruitful Day

by Holly on June 9, 2009

in breakfast,dinner,lunch,workouts

Good evening my little online blogarinos!

As the title of my post suggests, today was full of fruit!  The fruitaliciousness started bright and early this morning with a poopy green monster!  Today’s concoction included:

1 cup vanilla almond milk
4 cups spinach
1 banana
1 cup berry frozen fruit mix (cherries, raspberries, mango & boysenberries)

Ta-daaaaaaa….

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I’m not going to lie, I was drrraaggggiinnnggg today – the past week really took it out of this gal (and that is hard to do!).  However, the green monster and getting almost all my veggie servings by 7am did perk me up a bit.  However, due to lack of protein, this gal was starvin’ by 10am.  Enter…my newest Larabar purchase

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It was delicious – Lara just doesn’t disappoint.

Over my lunch break, I headed back over to the gym for a nice lil’ lunchie workout.  I created a quick cardio and toning plan to keep my heart rate up and my glutes a-burnin’.  If you only have a bit of time to work out, this is really a fast, all-over workout.  Here’s the plan Stan:

Lunchtime Cardio/Toning Circuit

5 min.     Run
5 min.     50 walking lunges + 10 walking push-ups
10 min.   Elliptical
5 min.     50 wide leg squats + 25 bicep curls + 25 tricep kickbacks + 25 shoulder shrugs
5 min.     Run
5 min.     Various ab exercises (scissors, leg raises, crunches, etc.)
5 min.     Stretching

For a grand sweating total of….40 minutes!

When I got back to work, I dug into one of the easiest and most delicious meals there is….CEREAL!  If you were a childhood fan of Senor Captain Crunch, please drop what you are doing right now (except if you are reading my blog, of course!) and run to the store and buy Kashi Honey Sunshine.  It’s like healthified Cap’n Crunch!

Along with skim milk and a fantastic, juicylicious peach….

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Before I forget, I feel like y’all need a little Holly Investigates… update.  You see, with my busy schedule of late, I haven’t really had the time to devote to investigating all those little health-related bits I love so much.  Sooo, I’ve decided it won’t quite be feasible to post a new one every Monday, but I will do my best to churn out a couple a month.  Deal?

Snacktime was the usual glorious combo of yogurt/berries/muesli

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After work, I headed over to my sister’s NEW house to help her paint her bathroom.  Nothing like a little sisterly bonding time over a tub of gray paint in a confined bathroom :).  It surprisingly was quite the workout – between crouching in crevices, holding up lighting devices and painting up a storm, my arms are feelin’ it!

On the way to her house, I snacked on an oats + honey granola bar as I swore/cursed/raged with anger patiently navigated the rush hour traffic.

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Driving to my sister’s was complicated by a slight bloody nose in the car (nuff’ said there).  Upon arrival and before painting, I dug into the salad I had brought (pat on the back to me for thinking and planning ahead – patpat!).

spinach
cucumber
tomato
sunflower seeds
garbanzo beans
Newman’s Sesame Ginger vinaigrette

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While painting, I snacked on these babies + a Diet Coke…

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These almonds were delicious – there were about 2 servings in the bag.  They were roasted with paprika, onion powder, garlic powder and some other spices.  They were savory and super delish!  I might have to buy these suckers again…I might have also had a couple handfuls of my sister’s Gardetto’s – anybody else have a deep childhood love for Gardetto’s like myself?

After painting, it was errands to the bank and Target, then home to sadly throw away two of my favorite pairs of ballet flats.  Tears.  They were good to me while they lasted; however, I wasn’t the best to them.  They were worn down, a bit smelly and had seen their days.  Rest in peace my favorite gold and magenta flats.  Rest in peace.

More sad news today…I found out that the possible nanny job in Australia fell through.  Apparently, the doctor I was going to nanny for found another job, so no heading Down Under for me :(.  Guess that means SOMEBODY has to hire me before my temp job runs out.  Any takers?

Now, I am going to finish blogging, finish a freelance writing project due tomorrow then get my buns to bed, hopefully for 5:30am yoga.  I don’t know if it is going to happen (I am one tired girl!), but there is no harm in hoping.

Anybody have any good ideas for a potential career/job/future for moi?  Let me know PLEASE :).

I almost forgot…check out Peanut Butter and Jenny for a truly fabulous, awesome and amazing giveaway.  That’s just Miss Jenny for ya :).

{ 13 comments }

Erin June 9, 2009 at 10:17 pm

I adore that Guinness glass. Esp with your breks smoothie!

Jenny June 9, 2009 at 10:35 pm

i have seen that kashi honey crunch cereal all over blogworld and have yet to try it .. but your captain crunch comparison may have been the extra ooomph i need to just go out and spend the dough!

Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) June 10, 2009 at 7:08 am

That’s exactly what I thought when I first tried the Kashi sunshine cereal. It does taste a *lot* like captain crunch. SO good! :D

Emily (Healthy Fit Mama) June 10, 2009 at 7:43 am

That cereal sounds great! Cereal is my go-to afternoon snack!

Traci June 10, 2009 at 8:16 am

Hey there Holly! Being a Corporate Recruiter here in Boston I hear sooo many stories from candidates frustrated with the interview/hiring process these days. It’s tough out there but above all stay positive. Networking and follow up in an economy like this the key. What are you looking to do? Try targeting certain companies. Try to set yourself apart from the other candidates. These days for every job I post I get like 3x (AT LEAST) more resumes than a year ago. If you email your resume make sure to follow up with a call. Some recruiters don’t like calls, but I always appreciate when they do. Shows tenacity. Crazy competitive out there. Don’t be afraid to take a temp to perm job either. That is one way to get your foot in the door with a great company. Best of luck with your search Holly!!! I know you will find a great role soon!

Oh! And my Charity event on Saturday was awesome. Raised about $200,000 for Dana Farber Cancer Institute and had about 1500 people here to enjoy the day with us. Then spent Saturday evening and Sunday boating. Summer is the best isn’t it?!?!?

Have a great day! :)

prettyladycmu June 10, 2009 at 8:26 am

Love your meals for the day and you seem to fit so much activity into one day – how do you do it??

Cacti Don't Cry June 10, 2009 at 8:26 am

Hey —

I found your blog through CurlyTop’s … another curly head here! ;)

Sorry to hear the job fell through… :(

<3 <3

brandi June 10, 2009 at 9:18 am

sorry about the job – I’m sure something will open up for you :)

Angela June 10, 2009 at 9:29 am

OMG if that tastes like capn crunch I am ALL OVER IT! IT was my #1 fav cereal as a kid!!! WOW I HAVE TO TRY THIS! lol sorry for all the excitement.

Love the purple monster!

april June 10, 2009 at 10:06 am

I love the work-out! Ones that keep you busy are the most fun! Sorry to hear about your job :( Everything happens for a reason!

Holly June 10, 2009 at 10:22 am

Thanks for the advice Traci – I might have to shoot you an e-mail later for more advice! I am soooo glad the charity event went well! $200 g’s is AMAZING! Congrats!

I wish the summer weather would return here so I could do some boating!

Holly June 10, 2009 at 10:22 am

Curly heads unite!

Traci June 10, 2009 at 2:04 pm

Holly! Absolutely feel free to email me anytime! Pretty dreary here this week but I have some great runs when it is overcast and a little damp. Weekend is looking sunny and great tough. Looking forward to a great run this evening! Stay positive!

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