So when I came home this trip I opened the cupboard to this:
What what? Are those Kashi Crunchy bars I see? *GASP* My family is actually eating healthy type of bars? Apparently my whole family is loving them! And they never listen to my recommendations. And wait…Banana Nut Cheerios?!?! Holy screamin heaven of glory. I guess Cheerio brand was on sale and my sister bought every flavor to try, but she hates the Banana Nut. Score! I love that cereal! And there’s more? This dude was found hangin’ upside down like a monkey!
I’ve been trying to get my mom to buy natural peanut butter for years. Granted, she’s still buying the large Costco sized regular Skippy, but she bought the natural chunky stuff for her. Go Mommy!! I’m so happy 😀 (Just ignore the Alfredo sauce in the background…)
Sunday morning started out with a treadmill run with 1.7 mile running intervals:
- .3 mile warmup
- 1.7 miles 6 mph
- .2 mile walk
- 1.7 miles 6.2-6.4 mph
- .4 mile cooldown
I then came home to pop this in the oven:
I picked this up at the Avila Barn the other day since I’ve always wanted to try their cinnamon rolls, but they usually sell out every morning. I then froze it when I got home so it would stay “fresh”, and then reheated it up in the oven. I kind of forgot about it and overcoked it a bit, but the middle was super doughy and the outside sugar glaze was to die for! I can’t wait to try one fresh from the barn again (no reheating necessary!).
Our Sunday birthday dinner was a nice family get together. We met my Nana, other set of grandparents, 2 cousins, and my aunt for dinner at my Nana’s residence restaurant.
It’s kind of an “all you can eat/order however much you want” type of pre-paid meal, however the menu selection isn’t very large at all. I’m very sorry for no food pictures, but I didn’t feel quite comfortable taking pictures of all the food during the dinner, as my entire family doesn’t know about my blogging. I did however take advantage, and I ordered a starter of:
- Gazpacho (with chunks of avocado in it!)
- Small (teensy!) spinach salad with poppyseed dressing
- Fresh fruit bowl
For my meal, I debated between the turkey burger or black bean burger. I got the turkey burger last year, so I opted for the black bean burger this time with cauliflower and a baked sweet potato on the side. While the sweet potato was amazing, the black bean burger was literally the exact same Morningstar patty I have in my freezer. No joke. The same. Major disappointment.
Here comes dessert! (ignore the coke can who was rudely in my way)
Dessert wasn’t too appealing to me – chocolate cake with a scoop of mint chip ice cream. I had a few bites of the cake that was soaking in the melty ice cream, but ended up giving it to my sister. I’m not a huge cake fan (only ice cream cake!) and am not a fan of mint chip ice cream either (I don’t like chips in my ice cream!). I also knew we had better flavors of ice cream at home that I’d rather have! My dad was sad by the sight of some leftover plates though:
What a waste!!
We like to have fun 😀
Monday was nothing too exciting (gym, Costco & Trader Joe’s), but some of my eats included some of this:
Yes – my mommy bought me Fage yogurt!! Awww how nice of her 🙂
Some Costco cake for my sister’s birthday at her gymnastics:
Insert Costco samples here…
Trader Joe’s vanilla oreo-ish type cookie:
And delicious figs on the drive home:
So juicy. So sweet!
Dinner was a new try from Costco. An organic cornmeal crust margherita pizza. We added sauteed onions & chicken sausage to one.
And kept the other one plain:
By the time I was done prepping & cooking dinner, I was really smokin hot, and therefore not feeling like eating hot food (aka pizza). And due to all the snacking/picking while cooking, I wasn’t hungry at all. So I had a small slice of the chicken sausage one, and then some crust from my brother’s discarded pile. I also had a salad with some of the leftover onion & sausage mixture. This pizza was okay – the crust was a bit dry, crunchy and tasteless. And while I try to enjoy food and not count calories, 1/6 of a pizza had 350 calories & 18 grams of fat. And these pizzas were not huge. So I tried it, said blah, and decided against eating more.
Pre-Workout this morning, I wanted to try out my new Justin’s Maple Almond Butter that I bought on sale last time I was home & left here. Spread on toasted Alpine Valley bread = AMAZING!! Holy yum this almond butter is soooooo good! The best almond butter I’ve had yet.
I planned to have 1 slice for a small pre-workout snack, but I can never stop at just 1 slice of toast. So for my second slice, I decided to model Angela and spread some almond butter & fresh figs as jam on top.
Wow. This. Was. Bomb. Amazing. Try it. And then of course I was a little too full after this to workout right away. I need to have 1 slice and walk away! When I did hit up the gym I did another treamill run just like Sunday’s run (1.7 mile run, walk…repeat for a total of 3.4 miles running). My iPod died on the first song, so it was a boring run let me tell ya!
I then hurried back to the knee doctor I saw a couple months ago. They said to come back next time I was home if my knee hadn’t healed or improved. Since it’s been the same (and frustratingly so!), I made another appointment. After waiting 1 hour 15 minutes (yes – they called my name at 3:00 for a 1:45 appointment), I was rushed in and out because of some emergency surgery going on. The doctor was almost rude to me and asked “What I wanted to do about my knee”. Well um….try and figure out what’s going on? I would think that might be obvious. He asked if it was really bothering me enough to do something about it – if it was hindering my daily activity. Well, yes, it is bothering me enough, thank you doctor. It’s why I’m here.
They ended up giving me another cortisone shot, this time more directly on the pain below and towards the inner part of the knee. Since the last cortisone shot did absolutely nothing (besides make my knee hurt more for a few days), I’m not sure what good this one will do either.
Sorry for the rant guys. I’m trying to stay postitive, really.
Sorry no dinner pics – although I did grill a necarine on the BBQ and can I just recommend that everyone does this? It seriously tasted like I was eating the inside goodies of a pie. No joke.
I ended my night with a little bit of math…