Hi Bloggies –
I have no idea how it is Wednesday already! I thought I would do a brief re-cap and add photos tonight.
This week I have been re-introducing over night oats to my diet – they are so perfect for breakfast! The combo has been 1/2 cup oats, 1/2 cup low fat Stoneyfield yogurt and 1/2 cup of skim milk, and adding cinnamon and nutmeg to taste. In the morning I add a splash more of skim milk at home, pack it in my lunch bag and then when I sit down at my desk I add 1 tablespoon of PB2 and a tablespoon of ground flax. Yum! This “bowl” keeps me going until lunch.
Lunch so far this week has been a bowl of chicken noodle soup. My mom makes the best chicken noodle soup! There are carrots, celery and skinny noodles thrown into the mix. She uses chicken stock that is really low in salt, and I love it. I garnish the soup with freshly ground black pepper and it really hits the spot! I’ve been thinking of adding diced up garlic to the soup, or mushrooms – but have not gotten to that point yet!
Snacks this week have been Gala apples (I love these things!), carrots and bananas and a piece of dark chocolate here and there. Monday night’s dinner was a two egg omelette with red pepper and hot sauce. I love omelettes for dinner, especially when you are not home from work until 8pm! An easy, healthy meal.
The best thing about this week so far is the awesome run I went on yesterday after work. I was meeting friends for dinner, so I decided to take advantage of the fact and make use of the time I had on my hands. I drove over to Brookline after leaving work, already changed into my running gear. I hit the road, and got 3.15 miles (a lot of it up hill) done in 32 minutes. I was running on part of the Boston Marathon route. I love running in this area at this time of year, because there are a lot of runners out and about – and I always feel like I am running with Marathon runners. It is a lot of fun, and they have a real positive influence on me.
I hope you are all having a great week so far!