Day 6: The running munchies
Okay, so it’s time I did some re-assessing here. The thing that drives me crazy about running is the major appetite that it gives me, which in the past, led me to overeating a lot of sugar and carbs which led to weight gain and hence, a hiatus on running to calm things down.
I want to find a happy medium. I am not going to be running any marathons, I’m pretty much a short distance gal these days. I love me some 5Ks.
But I don’t want to have to give it up completely just because it makes me ravenous (or tricks me into thinking I am). I want to nip this in the bud before it gets out of hand. So after I tell you what I ate yesterday, I’m off to do some research.
Breakfast yesterday was a banana PB oats!
I used 1/3 cup Almond Breeze and 1/3 cup water this time and it did make them taste creamier and added a little flavor so I think I will do that from now on. I should’ve tried that with my pumpkin oats before they ran out. Oh well!
Snacked on some nuts mid-morning, this is becoming rather redundant but I love them 🙂
For lunch, I had leftover tofu and some broccoli.
Then I still felt hungry so I raided the leftover snacks from the day before’s baby shower and took a few crackers (checked the ingredients on the box first). Pretty good!
A couple of hours later, it was workout time! Farrah and I ran around 1.25 miles in 10 minutes. We actually sprinted a little bit because we were trying to beat a train that was coming 😉
After our “warm up” we went into the gym and did a quick strength routine, including:
- Dead lifts
- Tricep pushdowns
- Dips on the bench
- Seated rowing machine
- Leg lifts (front, side, back)
- Back extensions
- Tricep kickbacks
Whoa, no wonder I am sore today. Whenever I reflect back on what we did I am amazed because it doesn’t seem like that much at the time. We even cut off early because we were both pretty sweaty and tired 🙂
When I got back to my desk, I snacked on a Nature Valley bar (last one).
I love these and they are vegan but I need to reduce my intake of processed snacks for a while (again). But they will come in handy if I’m ever stuck at a gas station needing a snack 😉
I also had some of these evil things, thank goodness they are gone now.
It’s this kind of stuff that running makes me crave. But I don’t keep them in the house so I should be okay from now on. Tortilla chips aren’t too bad but I have trouble keeping it to one serving if you know what I mean.
I had a Pampered Chef party to go to after work and so I packed a peanut butter and jelly sandwich that I ate on the road.
Most of the Pampered Chef recipes for the cooking shows include meat, mostly to showcase their baker that can go in the microwave, so I knew I had to be prepared.
They ended up making a pork tenderloin salad but the host graciously suggested they keep the meat separate. What a sweetheart! I didn’t even ask 😉
The salad contained some sort of salad mix, red onions (which she sliced with a gadget I so need to get), thawed frozen corn, and a dressing she made using ranch dressing and some seasonings from the Pampered Chef catalog. I know ranch dressing is not vegan, but I used a little bit anyway. I’m still working on getting this whole lifestyle down, so please excuse me for now.
I also had a nice plate of veggies and a few chips. Thank goodness they were some hungry kiddos running around so I couldn’t go back for more chips!
What’s funny is there was this awesome looking cake and I had zero interest in it! Usually desserts get me big time but not last night. Hmm…I’ve noticed I’m craving the salty stuff. Why is that?
When I got home, you guessed it, I was hungry…or so I thought?
I thought I was done after this but my stomach started growling around 10:30, which is way past my “cut off” eating time, so I had another snack.
Let’s just say I learned a lot today. I didn’t do anything wrong and I’m not disappointed or anything with myself. Nope. Not one bit.
I just want to change some things and get out of some ruts. I think I am officially “over” the chocolate chips and PB snack. For real. Hello burn out! And I really don’t like the bread that I bought. I mean, it tastes good but it’s too flimsy and I’d rather spend more and get better quality (like Ezekiel English muffins, yum).
Time to make some lists and get some recipes in the queue, this girl wants her whole foods back! And let’s try a few new things too 🙂
Thanks for reading…have a great day.
Posted on October 7, 2009, in Breakfast, challenges, changes, Dinner, exercise, Lunch, parties, products, Snacks, weight training, workouts and tagged Almond Breeze, cravings, nature valley, nuts, oats, Pampered Chef, running, tofu, vegan, vegan mofo III. Bookmark the permalink. 14 Comments.