THE UPWELLING’S FULL-LENGTH DEBUT, AN AMERICAN STRANGER, IS
IN STORES NOW!!! Click here to buy it on Amazon; it’s also available on iTunes, at Best Buy… the works!
Don’t forget: you still have until 10 PM EST tonight to enter my giveaway. You’ll score an album and some LVP treats… I’m a proud girl, if ya can’t tell 😀 What a great way to start the day!!!
Yesterday started out with a great breakfast: Puffins, Smart Start, and a banana, covered in my homemade raw almond milk. This milk is incredible! I think I’m going to make cashew milk next. Has anyone ever made peanut milk?
A couple hours later, while I was getting some reading for work done, I snacked on an apple. Right after the photo was taken, I sprinkled cinnamon on top, making sure not to touch my eyes!
Lunch was a Lilveggiepatch-approved “meatball sub”: an Ezekiel English muffin topped with tomato sauce, TJ’s meatless meatballs, and low-fat munster cheese. (It needed a little boost, so I went back and topped it with more sauce, a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese, and hot sauce. Mmmm!)
On the side, I had a salad with romaine, shredded carrots, tomato, hummus, and Bragg’s.
Pure belly-busting goodness.
For some reason I was hungry all day! A couple hours after lunch, I grabbed a fig bar on my way out the door.
I met a friend downtown for iced coffee at Joe. I always forget how much I like this place!
Now, here comes the funny part. I pretty much planned my entire day around going to a 90-minute yoga class at 7 PM. But, when the time for class rolled around, I really just wanted to go home. I was feeling the pressure of work, and didn’t want to stay up until midnight getting it done. Still, I popped into a deli and picked up a banana to fuel up for class…
I even checked in at the gym, wrote my name down on the list to reserve a spot for class, and went down to the locker room… but it was completely packed, people were waiting in line to use the shower, and it just wasn’t for me. Instead, I went home, threw on my running shoes, and ran back out the door before I had a chance to talk myself out of that, too. I ran a good 2 miles.
I’m going to have to start working on speed soon, because I registered for my first 5K! It’s two weeks from Sunday. It’s really important to me because, almost the same time last year, I was signed up for a 5K and then promptly broke my femur. I’m going to be smarter about racing this time; if it goes well, this will hopefully be the first of many 🙂
When I came home, I made an old favorite: a sweet potato topped with cottage cheese and black beans.
I also steamed up some broccoli. It was too hot to drink the broc wat!
Sweet potatoes are starting to get some love again… not that I ever stopped liking them, but I ate them SO MUCH at school that I wanted to give myself a little break. Consider the hiatus over!
I finished off the Ashley Brooke Pinot Grigio. Happy Monday!
For dessert, I had two of Jenna‘s chocolate-chip biscotti. I wanted more, but I restrained myself.
Off to work I go! I’ll announce the giveaway winners tomorrow morning. Have a great day 🙂