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A Buffalo Weekend + Some Meal Planning

Good morning!!  It was another successful weekend in Buffalo, complete with playing snow frisbee and hitting the slopes


The only bad part?  I had to hit the road super early yesterday morning.  When my alarm went off at 4:30am, let’s just say I was not exactly up and at ’em.  So Monday was a little painful, but I persevered and even did some cleaning, made a trip to the grocery store, and did some food prep and planning for the week.

But I wasn’t exactly on my best behavior yesterday.  The morning started out good when I made some Chex instant oatmeal with a pear, dates, and a handful of walnuts.


But then it quickly went downhill when I had funfetti cake for lunch.  Whoops (worth it).  But to make up for my cheat, I did have some a whole bag of these kale chips from Trader Joe’s:


Think that evens it out?  We’ll go with that.

On the menu this week:

Breakfasts – Whole wheat English muffin with Justin’s Almond Butter and fresh fruit

Lunches – Chicken & rice kale bowl

Snacks – This new hazelnut chai tea with either a yogurt or a chocolate banana protein shake

Dinners – I’m excited to try this awesome skinny pizza pasta with a side salad (and a glass of vino)

Have a great Tuesday!


Life’s Short, Drink the Wine

About a month ago I came to the realization that I was not going to earn any free flights with my airline rewards points by the time they expired, but as a consolation prize the airline allowed me to choose from a variety of magazine subscriptions with my points. (I’d much rather be planning a trip to the beach, but what can you do.)  As I was reading through my brand new Health magazine this weekend I stumbled onto an article call “Steep This to Skip Cancer”.

As an avid tea drinker, I was immediately interested in this article.  It was based on a study of women who drank black tea daily vs. women who did not, and the correlation between the tea drinkers and ovarian cancer risk.  According to the article, studies showed a 31% decrease in risk for the tea drinkers.  I’ve heard all about flavonoids and antioxidants, but this just further validates my tea and possibly more importantly – wine drinking (also a major source of flavonoids).

So naturally, I had a large glass of the good stuff with dinner last night.  We made an awesome salmon marinate (sesame oil, garlic powder, pepper, brown sugar, sesame seeds) with a side of roasted asparagus.  Not too bad for a Monday.


Today, on the menu:

Breakfast – English muffin with PB and mixed berries


Lunch –  Leftover chicken burger on English muffin with swiss cheese, baby spinach, cucumber, 2 clementines


Snack – Chobani yogurt


Dinner – leftover salmon

Have a great day!

Motivation Monday + Weekly Workout Recap

Happy Monday!

I hope you’re ready to start another week back to the grind.  This morning I woke up and went to an EFX class at FASTER.  I can definitely tell that these classes are helping me maintain if not improve my running endurance.  When we went for our outdoor run on Saturday I felt really great, which is pretty amazing considering I haven’t maintained a running regimen since the 10 miler in November.

When I got back I had some snow shoveling to do!


It’s my favorite kind too!  The beautiful kind of snow that lays on the tree branches (and weighs a billion pounds and takes down power lines).

Then I had my warm lemon water while I prepped some food for the day.  Breakfast is a grapefruit and a whole grain English muffin with almond butter+chia seed and raspberry jam.


For lunch I packed a chicken salad with kale, mushroom, grilled chicken, tomato, roasted baby redskins, buffalo sauce & balsamic vinegar:



On Friday I decided to eat candy instead of my afternoon snack, so today – take 2 Chobani with steel cut oats:



Now for the weekly workout recap from last week:


Sunday – rest

Monday – rest

Tuesday – 3.5 mile run

Wednesday – EFX class

Thursday – PiYo

Friday – EFX class

Saturday – 3ish mile run

Gotta run, but I will leave you with 2 of my favorite quotes just incase you’re looking for some motivation to get you going this week!

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