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Yes, ’tis true- I’m blogging from the library and PROUD OF IT! I have so much work to do in the next few days (the quarter system is crazy people!) that it has been hard to find time to blog. However, I am sure you didn’t miss me.

Last night I got out all my eats for today including pre-10k snack, post-10k protein-hearthealthyoat-packed Fitnessista breakfast cookie (wanted something filling, yet cold while I was a sweaty mess), snacks, and lunch. I have dinner planned between my late classes tonight.

For you visual people here are my eats (pardon the 5 am photography):

Wow, great photography skillz, Juli

Wow, great photography skillz, Juli

A PB (mmmmm!) Chocolate Luna Cookie. It was no Mint Chocolate, like lovely Heather enjoys (and I think is my favorite too), but with PB in it- I was a fan. I also downed some coffee, but I was so groggy I don’t even remember drinking it. I live in a studio so my coffee maker is my alarm. I’m worried someday I’ll just drink it out of the coffee pot…

I ran with my friend. We wanted to do about six. Both of us were exhausted, but she has a Garmin Nuvi and that thing is the BOMB! It was so encouraging to know how far we had gone. Anyone have one? Are you happy with it? After my 6.23 miler I chugged a HUGE sigg of h2o and slowly ate this MASSIVE bfast cookie (3/4 cup oats, T DCD dreams PB [review coming soon!], 1 scoop Whole Foods Soy Protein Powder, 1/2 banana, stevia, 1/4 c light soy milk):

Cookie Monster

Cookie Monster

May not look big, but boy, that sucker’s got depth. I barely ate it all! But I consider myself a breakfast champion and know how to put it away with the best of them..(it may have taken me a solid 40 minutes to eat though…)

And snacks:

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Cinnamon Raisin PB in 1/2 Ezekiel Pita (yep! That’s my next review!)

Because 7 hours in the library and 7 hours of class deserves a treat

Because 7 hours in the library and 7 hours of class deserves a treat

A treat for me! I plan to eat this between my 7 hours of library and 7 hours of class. Sigh.

Lunch:

Weird for two reasons

Weird for two reasons

1. Those are in deed KALE CHIPS!!!

2. Yes I plan on cooking the burger before I eat it. But they expire today. Thoughts on it still being good tomorrow? I don’t know if I can eat two in one day!

Me gusta Kombucha

Me gusta Kombucha

I know some of you dislike Kombucha. I really enjoy it… but then again, I think I get a weird buzz from it… anyone else? Guava is my FAVE.

CHALLENGE UPDATE:

  • 30-Day Shred– A little on hold this week as I am prioritizing cardio and yoga, but plan to start it back up asap.
  • Yoga– I AM SO IN LOVE. It calms me when I need calming, makes me feel strong when I feel weak, and rejuvenates me like nothing else. Wow. I love Hatha, Power, everything I’ve tried. I’m easy, I guess πŸ™‚

CUPCAKE UPDATE:

The winner is….

Will you go out with me? Check yes or no.

Will you go out with me? Check yes or no.

BLACK AND WHITE!!! SO FREAKING AMAZING. My mom and I were simply waxing petic on this tasty morsel of heaven. I hope we meet again… The red velvet was good too, but really only because the cream cheese frosting was divine and that was mostly what you tasted.

PEANUT BUTTER REVIEW UPDATE:

  • PB and Co Dark Chocolate Dreams coming as soon as finals end
  • PB and Co Cinnamon Raisin Swirl is next on my agenda!

Ok, time for me to actually research Zero Tolerance in schools, read about Non-Profit Management, and hydrate some more.

Also, I am still reading your blogs- just not commenting much. I hope to be back soon πŸ™‚ Thanks y’all!

JuliOUT

I am considering a heart rate monitor or GPS. Any recommendations?? Which do you prefer?

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Yesterday I ran into a friend of mine who asked me whether or not I wanted to run with her this morning at 6:45. Despite being in a major funk, I agreed thinking it might help me out. Lo and behold I feel amazing after our run. It has been raining nonstop here but it cleared up right as we started running and as we ran it became upper-50s and sunny. Perfect running weather.

I now feel refreshed and ready to face the day. I am a morning person and want to start to try to workout nice and early again. I forgot how wonderful it felt to have accomplished so much before 8 am.

Also when I got back I had Gina‘s breakfast cookie awaiting me. I used Dark Chocolate Dreams in it and it was divine! In the mix: 1/3 c oats, 1/2 scoop Whole Foods Vanilla Protein Powder, 1T DCD PB, 2 T plain silk soy milk, 1/2 mashed banana, and a stevia packet. I actually threw it together before my run, so I put it in my freezer to expedite the process. I was worried it wouldn’t be the same as having the flavors marinate over night, but it was delicious. I thought it needed an extra kick to celebrate a new day so I squirted some whip cream on it πŸ™‚ PERFECT!

Happy morning

Happy morning

Question of the Day:

What is your favorite way to start your day?

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Weekend of Work.

Howdy y’all!

If you haven’t (and even if you just happen to be peeking at my lil bloggie) please vote for my next PB tasting! Ever since I have reclaimed PB in my life it’s hard for me to go without it (sign of addiction?). Clearly, I am in PB withdrawal and can’t wait to break into it on Sunday after my weekend away. I’m drooling just thinking about it! So leave a comment on the post and vote, vote, vote!

In a few hours I go to a retreat with one of my classes. We will work from 8-11 pm tonight, 9 AM- Noon, 3-6 and 8-11 on Saturday, and 9am- Noon and 1-3:30 on Sunday. Hopefully I can find some time to workout a little bit and do some work! I have two final papers due next week, and two the week after that. EEK! I’m trying to stay calm. I woke up today and did some yoga. I felt more flexible and stronger than on Monday. When I’m done, I feel so accomplished and my body is so happy with me. I definitely am going to try to do the 31-Day Yoga Challenge. We’ll see how it works out πŸ™‚

Today I had another breakfast cookie and I made one for the boyfriend. He really enjoyed it! Way to go Gina! That is the ultimate compliment.

My refrigerator is filled with food for the 40 people over the weekend, so I can’t find anything to eat for lunch. Hopefully I’ll find something…

Good luck to Meghann and Caitlin at Gasparilla this weekend! You both are so inspiring. Most importantly, have fun.

I’ll probably be posting some this weekend… if I can find a spare moment…

Since I have no food pictures to post, I’ll leave you with a photo of my doggies that I miss: my silly Corgi, Buddy and our Husky/Malinois mix Ele. LOVE them so much!

I think he wants something...

I think he wants something...

She wants some lovin'

She wants some lovin'

Question of the Day: If you only have a few minutes to spare in a hectic day, how do you spend it? Reading a book, running, yoga, napping, etc?

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Class lastΒ  night ran over- so I didn’t get home until 11:30. Fourteen hour days are the blurst (bloody worst). I have a retreat this weekend and leave tomorrow and two final papers due Tuesday so today is WORK LIKE CRAZY DAY! WOOHOOO! Can’t wait.

I stumbled out of bed this morning after about six hours of sleep (not enough!) and was welcomed with this sight:

My new BFF

My new BFF

Yes, again I started my day with an amazing Gina cookie! I may or may not have licked the plate clean (I can’t confess to this or my Southern mother would disown me). It definitely made it easier for me to roll out of bed. After savoring every bite, I waddled out the door for a 5k. I ran my first mile in about 7:45- not bad for the morning. But as I saw my timer approach my usual 5k time and I was no where near home I became a little worried. I felt like I was running so hard. My pulse was flying. Was I really going that slow? Was my body seriously that exhausted? I finallly get back after 31 minutes- which would make it about 10 minute miles. I plug it in to mapmyrun.com realize that I had gone too far out. I had actually run about 3.9 miles making it average a little over 8 minute miles. Yay! My body isn’t psycho.

Today is a crazy study day, but I’m hoping to put BnPB to the ultimate test…

BnPB & J Sammy

BnPB & J Sammy

(Sorry for the quality… after my early morning cookie picture my camera battery died- at least I ahve PhotoBooth).

I will post how BnPB works with jelly later… hopefully after I write two papers. For now gotta grab some Nutella coffee to go and scoot my tush to a meeting!

Question of the day: When you are tired, does your appetite get stronger or weaker? Do you crave anything weird? When I’m tired I am hungry constantly and all I want are carbs!

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BnPB Redemption

CRICKEY! That breakfast cookie was delicious^10! I think I’m more obsessed with it than I was with oatbran (which I didn’t think was possible).

Dear Gina,

Your breakfast cookie idea made the best breakfast a stressed out and starving graduate student could ever ask for.

Love,

Juli

Now that I’ve gotten that out of the way- here is the pic:

1/3 c oats, 1 T PnBP, 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder, 1/2 banana, stevia and cinnamon

1/3 c oats, 1 T PnBP, 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder, 1/2 banana, stevia and cinnamon

Note that this sucker had a 1 T BnPB. Due to the sheer deliciousness of this I would purposefully buy BnPB just for this cookie. Although, I should probably definitely try it with other nut butter to compare. But, in the words of the famous and well-loved VeggieGirl, HOLY YUM.

The ingredients: 1/3 c oats, T BnPB, 1/2 scoop soy vanilla protein powder, 1/8 c lite vanilla soy milk, 1/2 banana, packet stevia, cinnamon, and lots of love

The stats: 312 calories, 5.2 g Fat (18%), 43 g Carbs (50%), 21 g Protein (28%). I’ll be interested to see how well it holds me- as fat usually keeps me fuller for longer (like my muse Heather). I think that’s the achilles heel of BnPB- not enough fat! But we’ll see. Also, as Caitlin knows, I’m trying to up my bfast calories. Maybe I should add more oats/PB to this to get more bang for my buck… Any thoughts?

Now to drink my coffee, do work, then I have meetings for 11 straight hours. Why are Wednesdays so terrible, horrible, no good, very bad days?

Question: What is your favorite breakfast? The one that just thinking about will pull you out of bed no matter how you are feeling?

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