Just Do It

by Holly on November 30, 2009

in breakfast,dinner,lunch

First things first, thanks to everybody for all the lovely comments and support you gave me about my end of 2009 goals! You know what, I used to be the person who would say, “Oh, I will start eating good again on Sunday…” Yada yada yada. In reality, why wait until 2010 to write some goals?  Everyday is a new day to do whatever the hell you want.

Whether that is running a marathon, reading US Weekly magazine, changing careers, kickin’ ass on college winter finals, committing yourself to losing that last bit of weight, enjoying your honeymoon, moving to a new state, taking an internship in NYC, waiting for winter to arrive, hunting for holiday teas or whatever – just do it.  Nike-style.

Since my creativity needs to be channeled into some other writing projects, this post may be bland and quick.  That is your warning. Luckily, breakfast wasn’t bland, but it was quick!  It took mere minutes to concoct this Pumpkin Oatmeal

1/3 cup oats
1/3 cup water + 1/3 cup organic skim milk
pinch of salt
1/3 cup organic pumpkin puree
drizzle of agave
cinnamon, nutmeg + ginger
1 spoonful AB
1/4 cup organic dried cranberries


Cranberries + pumpkin = WINNER.

Today was devoted to some catch-up work and organizing at the office.  So, twas’ best to go with mini-meals and just graze away throughout the day.  Sometimes, I really love knowing I can eat again in just a couple hours :).

Meal #1: carrots, celery + Edelweiss Aged White Cheddar
Meal #2: 1 cup 2% cottage cheese, 1/2 cup garbanzo beans, 1/8 cup sunflower seeds + Hidden Valley Ranch Seasoning
Meal #3: apple cider tea (in my new $2 Santa mug) + 7 Candy Cane Hershey Kisses (OMG – BUY THESE NOW!!!)
Meal #4: 1 banana + 1 tbsp. Dark Chocolate Dreams PB
Meal #5: 1/2 cup nonfat organic Greek yog + 1 tbsp. strawberry honey lavender jam

Slide1I worked until 5:45pm, then skedaddled to the gym for a 6:05pm 60-minute spin class.

Why the exact timing you ask?

Because I got to class 10 minutes early, so I decided to just warm up my legs for a bit.  Then, the clock randomly stopped in the middle of class, so we ended up spinning an additional 10 minutes.  In total, that makes for an approximately 80-minute spin class workout.  Enter leg fatigue here.

I walked home as fast as my tired limbs would take me while snarfing down an apple.  Then, when I got home, instead of making my planned dinner, I dove into this…


That would be 1/2 roasted acorn squash + splash of OJ + cinnamon + cranberries alongside a Breakfast Sunshine Patty + BBQ sauce + egg on top. Two things: squash + OJ tastes delicious, and I may or may not be eating the Sunshine burger + egg combo tomorrow again.  Delish.

Agenda for the evening…

  • take a bath
  • do some cookin’ for tomorrow
  • dishes
  • freelance writing
  • blog reading
  • bed

What is one goal you have for yourself RIGHT NOW? I think the most important of my end of 2009 goals is stick to my budget.  I am getting excitingly close to paying off my credit cards!

What is the last random combination you tried that totally worked? The acorn squash mashed with orange juice, cinnamon and cranberries was seriously SO GOOD.


Neela Marijana December 2, 2009 at 5:03 am

i loved the intro!
my goal is to take care of myself! mentally and physically in every way possible

Michal December 2, 2009 at 5:18 am

What a inspiring post. I think one of my goals for 2009 is to find a balance between my eats and my workouts, and I want to listen to my body more when im hungry. Not just eat right on time at the same times everyday just because its a habit.

Morgan @ Life After Bagels December 2, 2009 at 12:37 pm

Yes you are so right Holly . . . that’s my favourite mantra – everyday is a new day and I can reinvent myself everyday

Kat (Kat's Daily Plate) December 2, 2009 at 2:49 pm

I absolutely love cottage cheese and chickpeas as a combo. I recently discovered it and its so awesome- such power food!

Jenny December 2, 2009 at 4:28 pm

I vote NIKE just makes a shirt with your face on the front saying “Just Do It” .. I’d buy a mill! amen to ambition :) love you!

Katie December 2, 2009 at 5:26 pm

Those hershey kisses are making me M E L T.

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Lara (Thinspired) December 2, 2009 at 5:41 pm

Hi Holly! I’ve got to catch up on your posts so I can find out what the rest of your end of ’09 goals are ;) My big goal for the rest of the year: find a new place to live!

jessica December 2, 2009 at 9:36 pm

Ohh my gosh, Holls!! You are too sweet :)

Highly doubt that I’LL be kicking major ass finals week (more like they’re kicking MY ass… making me study my life away over the next few weeks), BUT THANKS! :-D

Honestly, my goal at the moment is to just BREATHE. As you can tell, these finals are gonna drive me insane and since seeing how intense all the study guides are….this girl’s been doubting her abilities! I can’t do well if i’m not at least positive and optimistic, right?!?!??!?! HAHA, okay….rant over and back to studying…..

BUT, let me lastly say that the cranberry/pumpkin/almond butter combo sounds divine!!!!!!!! And so does that sunshine patty topped with the egg and bbq sauce. MMMMM!

And random combo that worked for me?? Hmm, well today i firstly dipped multigrain FSTG chips into some cottage cheese and then proceeded to have an orange with the rest of it!!!! LOVE YOU, AND REST THOSE LEGS!!!!!!!!!! :)

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