Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Back To Normal…

Happy Hump Day!!!!!! I didn’t get the memo that we were falling back into Fall….it is brrrrrrr out here but at least it’s not raining =)

Eats and Workouts…


For Lunch I had Amy’s Cheese Enchalada with the best guacamole EVER!

I love you Wholly Guacamole! I really do!DSCN6574 DSCN6578

And for Dessert I had a homemade Blueberry Muffin


Is it normal for my Blueberries to turn slightly green??? They taste just fine, just a little discolored…


For Din Din I made a Stir-fry with a new sauce; Archer Farms Thai Peanut Sauce…


I sautéed some Mushrooms, Brussels and Tofu in EVOO and then added the Peanut sauce. And then paired it with a Veggie Eggroll from Trader Joe’s and some Duck Sauce…YUUUUMS!


and for Dessert I had Protein Cookie Dough




I had EVERY intention to go to the gym on Tuesday morning but Koko kept me up alllllll night and I had ZERO Energy to workout. Just to tell you, I forgot my camera and itouch at home AND I poured Splenda into the trash instead of into my coffee….I was obviously sleep deprived lol

I managed to do 30 minutes of Yoga but even that was pushing it…

For Breakfast I had Kashi Oatmeal with 1 Banana, Natural Jif PB, and a sprinkle of Chocolate Light Muscle Milk


and paired it with EXTRA STRONG Cafe con Leche


For Lunch I had a Green Monster with Spinach, 1 Scoop of Chocolate Light Muscle Milk, Light Silk Soy Chocolate Milk, 1/2 a Banana, 8 Strawberries, and Splenda

(Sorry for the crappy cell phone pictures)


and paired it with Pecans…


I had sooooooo many errands to run in the afternoon and by the time I got home I was STARVING but still wanted to make a nutritious din din…and nothing says nutrition like PAPA NAMASTE PASTA!

I made some tweaks to the sauce, I used a lot more Spinach, Garlic Powder, Parm Cheese, EVOO, and I added some chopped Pecans to it. I mixed it with some WW Penne and Mushrooms…I am so happy that my dad introduced me to this…


For Dessert I had Protein Cookie Dough with Strawberries



Today AKA Protein Day!

This morning I woke up and felt back to normal, it’s amazing what a good night of sleep can do for the body.

For Breakfast I had Oikos Caramel Yogurt with 1/2 a Scoop of Chocolate Light Muscle Milk, Banana, and Jif Natural Peanut Butter


And paired it with a cup Cafe con Leche…why is it that coffee tastes better on some days? I use the same exact ingredients but there are days that it is FANTASTIC and today was one of those days!


After I Digested, I headed out for a workout:

1 mile walk to Park

3.41 Mile Jog in the trails

  • 1st mile   10:57 min/mile
  • 2nd mile  10:51 min/mile
  • 3rd mile   11:34 min/mile
  • .41 mile   12:41 min/mile

(I was only planning to do 3 miles but I felt great and decided to push myself a little harder…)

1 mile walk back home

Stretched with and without foam roller and burned a total 929 Calories in 1 Hour and 45 Minutes.

For Lunch I made a yummy stir-fry! It basically had everything but the kitchen sink!

I sauteed Brussels, Mushroom, and Pecans, in EVOO, Hot Szechuan Sauce, Red Pepper Flakes, Soyaki Sauce, and Peanut Thai Sauce! My mouth was in FUEGO!!!!! Don’t bother asking for the recipe because I just tossed in a little bit of this and a little bit of that lol….


For Dessert I mixed 1/2 a cup of 1% Friendship Cottage Cheese with 1 scoop of Chocolate Light Muscle Milk and 2 Strawberries…if you haven’t tried Cottage Cheese with Protein Powder, you are missing out!


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Have a great day everyone, I need to go do some studying but first I will catch up on some blogs lol…Priorities PEOPLE! PRIORITIES! ha



  1. I'll have to try protein powder with cottage cheese. I never thought to try that!

    I wish I could have seen you pouring the splenda into the trash. LOL!

  2. It's cold AND rainy here....Boooo. Papa namaste pasta looks delish :-)

  3. Oh man, I love Wholly Guacamole as well. In fact, your post reminded me that I need to pick up some at Sam's Club this weekend!

    Your pasta and tofu dishes look damn tasty.

  4. Wow your eats look amazing!! I love love homemade guac..does wholly really compare?

  5. Ooh, definitely a lot of good eats today. I will have to searvh for that penaut sauce, great combo pairing it with the egg roll. yum

  6. hey love! mm that thai peanut sauce looks delish! I want to come over for a killer stirfry! you make them look so good! my bloobs turn somewhat discolored too, I think when they hit the batter, then bake all together this happens and its totally normal! not to worry :)

    glad you are back to normal!!

  7. yay glad you're back! That peanut sauce looks delish. Is it better than the TJ's version?

    I think the blueberries are just spreading out...trying to infuse themselves into the whole muffin lol.

    Congrats on your run!

  8. I kinda don't think it's normal for your muffin to turn green, but what do I know?

    I totally forgot about your pasta! I have to make it for Rick.

  9. I love papa namaste pasta!! i have to make it again. You have motivated me to make more green monsters. for some reason yours always look better than everyone else's and since I started reading your blog I want them all the time! i loooove adding coffee to them, delish!

  10. Nice job on the run and for pushing yourself. I hate those days where I have every intention to have a good run and then when I get out there, I just can't do it.

    And what the hell, it's 60's and sunny here, where is your spring??

    And your pasta dish looks amazing, I need to try that combo and lol at your greenberry muffins :)

  11. Amy's enchiladas are the best! And I loveeee thai peanut sauces. I have yet to try TJ's version though.

  12. hey chica, I'm baaaaaaaaaack :) Can I have a recipe for papa namaste's pasta dish? It looks super delish and as usual your blog made me very very hungry :)

  13. hey girl!!
    mmm pro powda and CC? great combo girl! LOVE THAT GUAC!

  14. Seriously, all your meals always look delish!

  15. YUM! Everything looks so good. Now I'm hungry :)

  16. Man I must make ur dad's pasta. And your stir fry. Why am I so lazy haha.

  17. does protein powder in yogurt taste? I almost did that this morning. Your food looks so.freaking.amazing. I think we have identical tastes! Did you freeze the muffins? Or use some kind of sweetener in them? I used sugar free maple syrup in some banana muffins a while ago and they turned green too.

  18. WW makes pasta? Did not know this! are the TJ's egg rolls? I've looked but never bought.

  19. yay for the extra mileage!
    I started c25k again and boy was it difficult. I wanna run like the wind in 6 weeks lol.

    i have to find some oat bran so you can walk up to my apt and i can be like OOHH i just made MUFFINS lol.

    hwos the TJS produce section??? DYING to see this place!

  20. Wholly Guacamole is the best! The spicy kind is REALLY spicy though, so watch out for that one :)

  21. Man, those stir fry dishes look like the bomb.

    I loved your comment on my blog. I will usually see the bottom of the cereal box first too.

  22. Glad you are back to normal again Mari :) Why haven't you been sending me your diet?? I still don't mind looking at it!
    As for the muffins turning green, yes it's normal. I don't know why, but it is.

    I hope the studying is going well. I'm sure it's a lot of work, but you are so motivated and I know you will succeed.
    Have a great weekend!


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