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September 2, 2011
You would think after going to the grocery store yesterday that I’d have tons of options for dinner! Think again. I only bought some staples that I was missing, such as milk, yogurt, fruit, cottage cheese, etc. I did not, however, buy anything to supply a recipe. I thought, oh the week is over, I’ll just figure that out later. Problem: nothing for dinner! 
I still had a ton of veggies left from the week, so that’s what I made! An Italian-style veggie scramble!
I combined a bunch of Kale, some eggplant, sweet onion and green onion (all the veggies I had left…), and then mixed them up with a little bit of olive oil, garlic powder, a pinch of salt and some oregano.

Then I steamed the veggies in the microwave for about 3 minutes. I forgot to add a little water to the bowl, so they came out a bit drier than I would have liked. I topped it off with some marinara sauce and ta da! Italian veggie scramble!

I also realized that I had zero protein to add to this scramble, so I snacked on some Babybel cheese while making dinner! Note to self: buy some proteins!

I couldn’t stop thinking about how delicious that fig was this morning, I so I had to have them for dessert! I melted 1 dark chocolate Hershey’s kiss and mixed it with a little bit of almond milk and some Chocolate PB2 powder to drizzle over the figs!

Definitely went back for a second one of these!!! Absolutely amazing. It was a mix of chocolate and peanut butter flavor with the sweet fig and I highly recommend it! To replace the PB2 powder, just add a little bit of peanut butter when you’re melting your chocolate. 

If you remember from Monday, I had planned out my workout schedule this week without a rest day, but after writing about how important rest days are, I decided to make yesterday my rest day! Today, however, it’s back to the grind!

For my workout today, I started with 10 min on the elliptical to warm up, and then did a couple ab machines (2 sets of 30 on a crunch machine and then 3 sets of 15 on each side on an oblique machine). After that, it was time to run! This time, I organized my intervals by miles, rather than minutes:

0-1 mile @ 6.5
1 – 1.5 @ 8.0
1.5 – 2.0 @ 7.0
2.0 – 2.5 @ 8.0
2.5 – 3.0 @ 7.0
3.0 – 3.5 @ 8.0
3.5 – 3.8 @ 7.0
3.8 – 4.0 @ 9.0

and then I jogged/walked about .4 miles to cool down. I ended up hitting 4 miles in 32:38! Why is it that I can run so much faster on the treadmill?!? Does anyone else find they can push themselves harder on a treadmill, rather than running outside?

When I got home, I was hungry! (I had a half a banana with some PB before my workout). I made up a quick smoothie, and had some TJ Bran Flakes and berries to put on top! The smoothie contained spinach, 1/2 cup almond milk, 1/2 frozen banana, 1 cup frozen strawberries, 1 scoop vanilla protein powder, 1 tsp flax and 1 packet Truvia.

Today I might have lunch with my cousin and then I’m going to hang out with my brother and sister-in-law tonight before they head out of town for the long weekend! Oh yea, and probably some school work in there too…

How do you feel about running on the treadmill versus outside? Which way pushes you harder? 

One Comment leave one →
  1. September 2, 2011 9:39 pm

    I always find I'm much more tired when I run outside and my pace is always bafflingly slow. I can run for an hour on the treadmill at 5.5-7.5 but outside I'm sluggish and exhausted half an hour in. Why IS that? Weird. That fig looks so yummy. I love them with honey myself!

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