Lately, I’ve been struggling to get out of bed before 9:30 AM and quite frankly it’s still a struggle then. I used to be up and at ‘em around 7:30-8:00 AM which was awesome because I got a lot more out of the day. Anyways, I’m trying to get back into the habit so I’ve been luring myself out of the bed earlier by reminding myself that Bobby Flay comes on at 8:00 AM. Oh, and with a balling breakfast.
Greek yogurt + Kashi GoLean Crunch + Bare Fit granola + diced pear + PB
Breakfast included a juicy pear yesterday instead of my usual berry/banana combo and I must say, it was a pleasant change. However, I am SO looking forward to fresh strawberries this summer! There really is nothing better than a perfectly ripe and seasonal strawberry. Mmm!
Pictures are actually not from my backyard but from my run at Goose Pond on Tuesday
Since I’m back in the ‘Boro and far far away from my beloved CrossFit box, I pulled out my old workout notebook and found my Back Yard Butt Kick. Considering yesterday was such a pretty day, I couldn’t think of a better workout.
After finishing my butt kick, I worked up quite an appetite so I headed inside to see what I could rummage up for lunch.
Amy’s Cheddar Cheese burrito
My parents aren’t the best per say when it comes to keeping the fridge and pantry stocked. Although I was proud to see they had a bowl of fresh fruit in the refrigerator. Sooo, I grabbed an orange and paired it with an Amy’s burrito that I dug out of the freezer and called it lunch.
Orange + burrito with salsa and plain Cho
A generous serving of salsa and a dollop of Chobani (forget Daisy) on my burrito and I had one deeelicious meal.
The better half of my day yesterday was spent studying for my AFAA practical exam which was scheduled for 7:30 PM. Of course, I needed some snacks to keep me full and focused.
Snack number one was the remnants from a bag of BBQ Pop Chips.
A little while later I sliced up an apple to hold me over before dinner.
Baby spinach + tomato (from the Farmer’s Market!) + mushroom rice burger + Wickle’s relish + goat cheese + rosemary crackers + balsamic vinaigrette
Dinner hit the spot! I gave the spinach and tomato a spin in the microwave so the spinach got all wilted and it was just spot on with everything else.
*Side note* Tomatoes contain the antioxidant lycopene which is released during the cooking process so, believe it or not, they actually get more nutritious with heating!
Other Things of the Day
After dinner, I rushed downstairs and got my Macbook all set up for my personal fitness training practical exam. Let me just tell ya, I was so nervous! Originally I was suppose to take my practical on Tuesday but I ended up being late — it’s a video chat practical, heh — because I got confused with the time zones.
However, my awesome proctor let me retake the exam last night annnd I passed! Woohoo! Talk about a huge weight off my shoulders (ha ha weights, personal training, get it? anyways…). Now I just have tackle a 120 question multiple choice exam and then, ladies and gentlemen, I will be a certified personal trainer!
*Side note* I feel like juuust about 90% (maybe even more?) of my posts are food focused because well, it’s kinda easy to post a *somewhat* good looking picture of a meal and then talk about it. Ha, or maybe it’s just me. Getting to the point, “Other Things of the Day” sounds like a good daily topic. Whatcha think?
I mean, I know it probably won’t be as good — or cute for that matter — as the “Sophie” topic but it could work.