Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Facelift

Hi everybody! I played around with the background colours of the blog a bit and decided to change the colour to white. I think the picture’s look brighter with the lighter shade behind them. You like?

I made my favourite flavour combo for breakfast this morning; 100_5032

  • 1/2 cup water & unsweetened almond breeze
  • 1/3 cup sunrise blend w/ quinoa
  • banana
  • PB2
  • cinnamon, vanilla, salt
  • carob chips & shaved coconut

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As you can tell from the dreariness of the picture’s, it was another dull morning in the neighbourhood. The weather of late has been very September-like. Not cool for July!

In an effort to eat up my Clif bar stash, I brought a Blueberry Crisp one to work with me today; 100_5033

If you can believe it, I still have 15 left to eat! YIKES….how did I manage to accumulate so many?? I ate a good hunk of this with some cherries pre run today and saved the last of it for after my lunch. 100_5035

I’ve noticed recently that when I pair up some carbs and fruit, I feel really energized in my cardio. So I of course killed it on the treadmill today! I also did 1 minute worth of mountain climbers and some really good stretching.

  • Time: 50 minutes
  • Avg Hr: 160
  • Max Hr: 175
  • Calories Burned: 457
  • Distance: 4.6 miles

BOOYA!

Lunch was a bit different of a salad today. I mixed the rest of last nights Brussels sprouts, grilled chicken and veggies with some red leaf lettuce and hemp seeds for a tasty meal; 100_5036

The last piece of my Clif bar woke my sweet tooth up so I made a mocha (1 tbsp Swiss Miss & 1 tsp of instant coffee) to appease it! 100_5037

Then, before going home I ate the rest of my cherries and the last of the blueberries;

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I wasn’t really in the mood to cook anything tonight so I warmed up a package of Shiritaki noodles and topped them with a tuna steak. Then I added some steamed green beans to the plate for colour… 100_5039

Pretty, no? Tasty, too! My sweet end was a Puff N’ Stuff square; 100_5041

I decided after one bite that it needed a little extra flair so I smeared some cinnamon & raisin PB all over it. Talk about taking it up a notch! It was camera shy, though!

Currently, I’m out on my front porch with the laptop. The sun is shining AND it’s raining. I think I’m going to go find the rainbow! Have a great night!

Bye for now!!

18 comments:

  1. I like the white background and I agree, it makes the pictures pop! Hope it warms up for you this weekend. I don't mind yucky weather when I have to work, but on the weekends- it better be nice! ;) Yummy eats. I love leftover brussels- I had some for lunch ealier this week.

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  2. I love the new blog look!!

    Haha you better eat up all those Clif bars!! :-D

    Look for the pot o' gold at the end of that rainbow!! Or some Skittles candy ;-)

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  3. i love the white. how is that blueberry crisp bar? what does it taste like?
    -muffy

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  4. I really like the white background also, everything really pops (especially the lovely pics!)!

    I hope you find the rainbow!

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  5. What a run! Woo!! I'm likin' the new background color too. Clean and simple.

    Tell me about the weather's effect on picture turnout! Don't the clouds know better? :)

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  6. I like the white and agree about the pictures, but I will miss the purple as it is my favorite color and I thought it said something aout your personality. :D

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  7. Those are amazing running stats!!!!

    Lovin' the white! Everything pops and looks gorgeous. That is quite a clif bar stash! They definitely seem like the perfect snack when you're at the office :)

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  8. I just switched my blog background to white too, it looks really fresh!

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  9. I never thought to use coconut - great idea!

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  10. Haha, your bar stash sounds about as extensive as mine! I just pick up one or two every time I go to the store...and they add up!

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  11. Those giant coconut shavings just look so good! YUM.

    I hope you got your rainbow. It's always so nice when you get to see one.

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  12. I like this white backgroud, so bright!! I need to change to mine too! :)
    like all those berries that you're eating... do you know that they made wonders to our skin?! :)

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  13. I like the blog change--it is much brighter!! =) I was meaning to ask you about shirataki noodles. I use em' lots too, can you stand the fishy smell though?! It almost makes me lose my appetite for them =( Any tips or tricks?!

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  14. Those coconut shavings look so yummy!

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  15. That bowl of oats sounds so good! Way to rock the workout!! I'm going to have to try that mocha - mochas are the best :)

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  16. Good job at the gym. I definitely think the white makes it pop more. It makes your cherries look even more gorgeous!

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  17. I love the white background :)
    I also love how you've figured out what works for you and gives you energy at the gym. So awesome!

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