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Just Another Manic Monday

Last night I was lucky enough to go out to dinner to a Sushi All-You-Can-Eat and it was amaaaazing.

Still feeling the Japanese flavors afterward, I helped myself to a cup of Green Tea in a new teacup I got from Disney last week:


This along with an unpictured apple was the perfect dessert to tide me over until breakfast.

I missed the Desperate Housewives episode last night, did anyone catch it??
It hasn’t been put on demand yet either, hmmmm.

Last night I made myself a wonderful overnight oats concoction for this morning, into the bowl of yumminess went:
– 1 tbsp chia seeds
– 1/3 cup almond milk (vanilla)
– 1/2 cup Fage
– 1/3 cup rolled oats
– 1 tsp agave
– 1 pinch salt
– 1 tbsp cinnamon
– 1 whole large banana sliced thick


It twas delicious and enjoyed with a lovely cup of coffee, also in a *new* mug from Disney with a “M” for Monica!

After breakfast, I made my lunch to bring to class today. A new goal of mine is to try to eat 3 whole meals instead of resorting to a lot of snacking. I often don’t have time to make a full lunch in between classes and don’t want to spend money to go out to lunch, so I snack on bars throughout the day for lunch. I recently discovered that I actually LIKE salads, I’ve always thought they were a not-so-tasty, poor excuse for a meal, so I’m going to try to pack a salad or sandwich everyday for lunch.

This salad (along with a couple apples) included:
– spring greens
– 1 tomato diced
– 1/2 cucumber sliced
– 1/2 onion sliced
– 2 tbsp TJ fatfree Asian Sesame Ginger dressing



Lately, I’ve also fallen in love with almond butter, (thanks to HEAB recommending TJ Roasted Almond Butter!)


After running the Disney Princess Half Marathon last weekend, I’ve been itching to run some other races and here are some ones I’m thinking of:
– Rock n Roll San Diego half
– Rock n Roll Seattle half
– Rock n Roll Las Vegas full
– Rock n Roll San Jose half

I haven’t ran a Rock n Roll race & they look like great events! Have you ran one?
Any races you suggest I look into running?? I’m mainly interested in running halfs because I’m running the full Chicago Marathon in October.

Anyways, I also haven’t mentioned in this blog that I take vitamins. I take a multi-vitamin and a biotin supplement.

I used to not take a multi-vitamin because I believe you should get all your vitamins and minerals from the food you eat, but a little while ago I decided that taking a multivitamin wouldn’t hurt me as long as I continued to eat foods rich in vitamins as well. I also take Biotin because it’s supposedly good for hair, skin, and nail health.

Do you take any vitamins or supplements? Which one’s do you take??

Also, Kenzie from Healthy Purpose was kind enough to award me with a Creative Blogger award!  I’m going to have to return the favor and award some bloggers later today in a post, so STAY TUNED!!

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National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

This week is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

Eating disorders are very serious and as some one who has delt with them firsthand.. the earlier they are detected and treated, the better.

Here are some facts about eating disorders from NEDAW’s website:

 
  • Eating disorders are serious, potentially life-threatening conditions that affect a person’s emotional and physical health.
  • Eating disorders are not just a “fad” or a “phase.” People do not just “catch” an eating disorder for a period of time. They are real, complex, and devastating conditions that can have serious consequences for health, productivity, and relationships.
  • People struggling with an eating disorder need to seek professional help. The earlier a person with an eating disorder seeks treatment, the greater the likelihood of physical and emotional recovery.

 

While this is Eating Disorders Awareness Week, I also look at this as LOVE YOUR BODY week!

Our bodies are amazing, resilient organisms that can do awesome, amazing, impossible things (even though we may put them through hell with dieting, scrutiny, etc). 

What’s your favorite part of your BEAUTIFUL body?  —– my favorite parts are my legs because they carry me through ALL my runs 🙂

Speaking of legs & running……

My favorite signs that people carry during races are the ones that say “The Kenyans are Behind You” or “You’re all Kenyans in Our Eyes

(Why do Kenyans run so fast, you ask??  Take a look here at an article about how high altitudes and endurance running are excellent combinations, just another reason as to how our bodies are AMAZING adaptable organisms 🙂 )

What are some of your favorite signs that you’ve seen while running a race??

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