decisions, decisions

21 Sep

Thanks so much for the well wishes yesterday.  I’m very happy to report that I’m feeling much better today.

I started out this morning with a 4 mile run.  Sadly I forgot to plug in the Garmin last night, but the husband came through for us by suggesting we use the Map My Run iPhone app.  It worked like a charm!  If you’re ever in a pinch, try it out.  It doesn’t tell you a lot of details, but it does tell you your average pace, distance, time, and it maps as you run.  Not bad for free, right?

Anyway, once we got home I had a green monster for breakfast before doing a run through of my yoga class.

lots of spinach, 1/2 banana, 1 tbsp chia seeds, 1/2 scoop Amazing Grass, 1.25 cup almond milk, ice

There really is just nothing that compares to an ice cold green monster in the morning…really there isn’t.

By the time I got ready for the day and then enjoyed an hour of yoga, it was time to go meet my friend, Grace, for our weekly lunch.  Definitely one of the highlights of my week!  We went to my favorite little cafe, Cafe Bella. If you’ve been reading my blog, you’ve seen this sandwich many a time before…but I just can’t resist getting the same thing.  The one time I branched out I regretted it, and since then have clung dearly to my staple.

grilled veggie panini with hummus

I spent this afternoon working on Outbox tasks and laundry.  Definitely one of my favorite parts of working from home is being able to stay on top of household tasks throughout the day.  I’m really quite the domestic diva;)

Snack break!


cinnamon raisin Ezekiel muffin with natural peanut butter

I also ended up having a small mug of Kashi Go Lean Crunch with almond milk later in the afternoon.  I am like a bottomless pit today!

Tonight Jon and I decided to turn off work for a few hours and just hang out.  We hardly ever watch TV…but tonight one of our favorite shows premiered for the fall season.  How many of you watch The Biggest Loser?  We are huge fans.  And I have to admit, part of my love stems from my love for Jillian.  Don’t you just wish you could carry her around in your pocket all day? Or not;)

Anyway, I never fail to feel inspired after watching an episode of TBL.  I think it’s going to be a really good season.  The only thing I didn’t like about tonight was the way they chose the contestants.  They went from city to city, and at each stop they picked 3 people; however, those 3 people had to compete in their first challenge in order to decide which 2 got to actually go on the show.  The other person had to go home.  One of the challenges was a 1 mile run in which the first two people to finish won.  I felt that the most unhealthy person, the one who needed the most help was of course the one to lose on every challenge.  I just thought it was kind of silly.  I’m sure there was a reason for it, but you’d think they’d want the most unhealthy person to be chosen.  I guess that’s the way the show goes, too, though.  If you watched tonight, what did you think?

For dinner Jon and I had the bright idea of making quesadillas.  Unfortunately, by the time I was all psyched up for it, we realized we were out of soy cheese.  Enter sad face.

For some uncharacteristic reason, I decided to just have regular cheese on mine.  I think I might have been from Mexico in a different life. Not even kidding.  It’s like I get in the zone…and my eyes glaze over at the mention of mexican food.  Kind of scary, really.  Anyway, it wasn’t that big of a deal, but afterward I did wish I had made a different choice.  Isn’t that always the way it goes?  Onward and upward, though.  Perfectionism will not get the best of me:)

I’m definitely not going to kid myself by saying they didn’t taste good.  The husband knows how to make a mean quesadilla.  Mine had cheese, vegetarian refried beans, chopped onions, and diced green chilies. mmm.

I’ve got a busy day ahead tomorrow – the usual Outbox work,  3 tutoring appointments and a yoga class await me!  My newest tutoring student, Nada, is a little bit high maintenance…which I guess she has every right to be.  She wants to learn strictly grammar…and she wants the hard core stuff.  She catches on really fast and asks lots of questions – definitely keeps me on my toes!  She’s also quite the talker.  At the end of our last appointment she started talking and ended telling me everything from how to not get taken advantage of at Disney World (what?) to how to get a job in Dubai.  45 minutes later, I was walking to my car in a daze.  I’m going to have to reign her in tomorrow though, or else I’ll be late to yoga.  Doesn’t look to good when the instructor’s late!

Okay, now I’m starting to act like Nada:)  I’ll talk to you all tomorrow!

P.S.  I don’t want to bug you guys, but if you feel so inclined, please drop by and vote for me in Project Food Blog – you can check out my entry and vote here.  Thank you so so much to those of you who already voted.  You guys are the best!

13 Responses to “decisions, decisions”

  1. Amy B @ Second City Randomness September 22, 2010 at 7:05 am #

    I know the feeling about Mexican food. I can’t help it. If you put the choice out there, it doesn’t matter what the alternative is, I’m going for the enchiladas… They get me every time!!!

    • candice September 22, 2010 at 10:03 pm #

      Glad to know I’m not the only one! haha

  2. Heather (Where's the Beach) September 22, 2010 at 7:39 am #

    LOL – “I think I might have been from Mexico in a different life.” You make some seriously fantastic looking Mexican dishes girl. A blogger friend of mine posted a recipe yesterday for a cheeseless cheese dip using white beans – I would think it’d work really well for burritos or quesadillas (almost like a hummus).

    • Heather (Where's the Beach) September 22, 2010 at 7:41 am #

      And I meant to add that I don’t watch much tv at all either, but I do like the Biggest Loser (has it’s cons of course) and I love Jillian!

    • candice September 22, 2010 at 10:03 pm #

      I’d love to check out that recipe – it sounds fantastic! I really could use some fresh recipes to pacify my need for the mex:)

      And I totally love Jillian! Makes me think I need to break out the 30 day shred soon. A little bit of Jillian in the morning is always a good thing:)

  3. September 22, 2010 at 1:00 pm #

    i loved your project food blog submission!!! just wanted to let you know it was FABULOUS!! ❤

    i was gonna make a green monster this morning but i didnt. sometimes uve gotta be in the mood for it.. but then again, i know once i start drinking it i'll 'get in the mood' MMM ❤


    • candice September 22, 2010 at 10:01 pm #

      Thank you! 🙂

      I know what you mean – a lot of mornings I am in the mood for it, but some mornings I’m just not in the mood for anything at all so I’ll just make one and BAM! it totally hits the spot:)

  4. Tina September 22, 2010 at 3:44 pm #

    I really like how they started the show this season. I have a post with my thoughts on it scheduled for tonight in fact. I love hearing what other people think too. Glad you got to chill with the show and your man last night. 🙂

    • candice September 22, 2010 at 10:00 pm #

      I liked most of it…I’m anxious to hear your thoughts. I’ll be hopping on over to check out your words about it asap:)

  5. Amanda @ Vegacious September 22, 2010 at 4:51 pm #

    I have similar thoughts about how they chose the contestants. It made me really sad last night.

    • candice September 22, 2010 at 9:59 pm #

      Yes, sad is a very fitting word. I have a feeling they may bring them back at some point…but that didn’t make it any less disappointing!


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