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August 8th, 2010

Lazy Sundays

Happy Sunday!!! I hope you had an amazing day and have great plans to unwind this evening!

I had a fabulous day! It started off with a 16km long run! I fueled with two sandwich thins, one smeared with coconut butter, the other with Dark Chocolate Dreams peanut butter!

I then geared up for my run, stepped one foot out the door and it started to RAIN! Ugh. NOT a fan of rain. But long runs are the most important runs of the week so I left anyways. Thankfully it was just a mist and it staggered between two types of mist: a light mist and a hard mist. But it wasn’t too humid and I didn’t get soaked so it wasn’t too bad. I did pretty well until the last 3km and then it was a bit of a struggle to finish up but I managed and made it in exactly 2:00.07! I was hoping to finish in exactly two hours but I’ll take that extra seven seconds!

When I returned I immediately chugged down a Grape G2 and then made myself a post-run Green Monster!

Heh…Robyn mentioned on one post that she loved my Green Monster glass! Well, you to can get your own Life’s Tasty Adventures glass just by heading out to The Old Spaghetti Factory and ordering a fancy, girlie drink!

This Green Monster included a frozen banana, frozen raspberries, two handfuls of spinach, 3/4c of vanilla soy milk and one giant scoop of whey protein powder! Totally hit the spot!

Not long afterwards my post-run hunger kicked in so I made lunch. My hamstrings and quads weren’t too impressed with me and so I wasn’t feeling up to making a complicated lunch so I just settled with the last of the leftover coleslaw and a veggie burger with tomato, onion, white wine mustard, cheddar cheese and BBQ sauce!

I’ve spent the rest of the afternoon in my PJ’s(!!!!) and wandering from room to room, finishing up The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo which was every bit as good as the movie (better even) and then starting The Girl Who Played With Fire. My goal during my school break is to get through the whole series! So far, so good!

But yes! It’s been a perfectly lazy Sunday afternoon! I can’t believe it’s evening already!

I did, however, get off my butt to make a special dinner! I saw a recipe for Spicy Chocolate Tofu from Emily’s blog and knew I just had to try it! I followed it to a T and it turned out AMAZING!!!!

I love peanut sauces and this one was amazing! Just a small hint of chocolate but big on savoury bite! My only change was substituting cayenne pepper for chilli as I didn’t have any cayenne but it still worked out awesome! I paired it with coconut millet (I just added a bit of coconut butter when the millet was cooked and mixed) and then some collard greens which I just sauteed with some garlic, the juice of half a lemon and a bit of salt and pepper.

This was such a tasty dinner! So flavourful! Thankfully I have some leftovers for lunch tomorrow!

Alrighty friends, I need to go take my glass of wine down to the basement where it’s much cooler (all that cooking shot the temps up in the upper part of the house). Have a great evening!

July 14th, 2010

I Should Be Studying

Happy Hump Day friends! Hope your Wednesday is treating you well!

I woke up bright and early this morning to get in some circuit training as part of my half marathon training plan. Today I did Burn Circuit 2 as part of ChaLean Extreme. I used the resistance bands and got myself a pretty good workout! I do think that I could benefit more from either the tubing or better weights as the resistance bands (as they have no handles), hurt my hands during some of the moves. Tomorrow will be the real test as a good workout always leaves me sore the next day!

Breakfast was a bit of a bigger one. I started off with a PB & B sandwich!

One side had plain, natural peanut butter and the other my darling Dark Chocolate Dreams.

Then I had a yogurt bowl with 1/2c greek yogurt, 1/2tbsp chia seeds, 1/4 rolled oats, 2 sliced strawberries, 1.5tbsp sunflower seeds and a sprinkling of unsweetened coconut flakes.

It was a filling yet delicious breakfast!

Dinner needed to be quick because I wanted to spend the evening working on my school paper. So a Vegetarian Portobello Swiss burger it was! I had it on a bed of spinach and topped it with some spicy hummus, sun dried tomato pesto and tomato slices. I ate with a couple of dill pickles! YUM!

I washed it down with the BEST Green Monster I’ve had to date!

  • 2 handfuls of spinach
  • 1/2c vanilla soy milk
  • 1 scoop unflavoured whey protein powder
  • 1/2 large banana
  • 4 strawberries
  • 1/4c frozen raspberries (picked straight from my garden!)

The frozen raspberries MADE this baby! It was SO refreshing, the taste was just unbelievable! I highly recommend it. It’ll be life changing, I guarantee it!

So after this quick prep of dinner I went to settle in for some work on my paper and it just never got off the ground. I just couldn’t concentrate! All I could think about was how dirty the floor was! And then it escalated to the point that I just had to clean up. So I reasoned that if I cleaned up this evening then when I settle down to do some major school work, I won’t be freaking out over the state of the house and can get some work done. I’ll also probably leave the house so I don’t have more distractions like this happen again! 😕

I can be a serious procrastinator. When things seem overwhelming I tend to put it off. I’m not a big fan of this trait of mine because I also don’t do that well under stress! So I’ll give myself tonight but that means, until my project AND paper are done, I need to put my head down. You certainly learn the concept of time management when you start going to school on top of a full time job! I procrastinate much less than I used to but I still do it. The first time I was in Uni I couldn’t do ANY work unless my room was spotless!

I am always inspired by those who don’t procrastinate. Those who, when something needs to be done they just do it, they don’t think about it, they just do it. I’ve been trying to change this recently because life is so much easier when you have a job to do and you just do it. You can put it out of your mind and move on to something else. When you procrastinate, it’s just one extra thing piled on top of other things that still need to get done!

What about you? Are you a procrastinator or are you a pretty diligent person?