Thursday, July 21, 2011

my less serious day: the first

Fashion bloggers post daily outfits (e.g., Kendi Everyday). Food/fitness bloggers post daily meals/workouts (e.g., Fitness with a Fork). Me? With a little help from my retro-inspired floor-to-ceiling closet doors, I thought I would post all three (except not daily - a girl's got to draw the line somewhere), in a little series I call my less serious day.

I am not perfect. And, the thing I really love about others' posts is that they are from real people with real lives. In that, there is something truly motivating and inspiring. So, if I feel like wearing flats and drinking beer - that is what I am going to do. My goal is to be real. And, sometimes real life calls for comfy feet and empty calories.

Skirt: Hype via ideeli; top: Banana outlet; belt: J Crew outlet; necklace: via ideeli; wedges: Rocketdog via Piperlime

Today began with a 60-minute run at conversational pace with L (my pup). Post-lunch I took my typical 10-minute walk. After work, I took a 60-minute Body Pump class (this is how I get so deezed). I capped off the day by appeasing L when I got home with a 15-minute walk. 

For my post-run breakfast I had a bowl of Special K Fruit & Yogurt cereal (don't judge, I have to finish the box) with raspberries and almond milk. Late morning, I wanted something sweet (as usual) so I satisfied this craving with a dried prune (what?).

Lunch is usually a Lean Cuisine (snooze-fest). My afternoon snack was a fantastically delicious Pink Lady apple accompanied by almonds and raisins. Adding protein to my afternoon snack does wonders for my hunger and afternoon workouts.
Dinner was baked lemon pepper chicken (Mrs. Dash marinade), steamed broccoli, and leftover herbed couscous. So, let me just say what you are all thinking. That is a hell of a lot of broccoli. Yes, I eat obscene quantities of vegetables.
In fact, for your reading pleasure I measured. This is 3.5 (almost 4) cups of broccoli. I love vegetables and they love me. That is that. Dessert was plain Greek yogurt, pecans, and honey.

And that's my less serious day.

(Note: I don't usually track my calories in/out. I occasionally analyze my diet via SparkPeople to monitor protein/calcium/sodium/etc. intake. I do have calorie ranges I aim for each meal/snack. I do watch my serving sizes. I do watch the types of foods I eat. I exercise frequently. I figure it balances out. If you want more details - comment!)


  1. I sat on my butt in front of my work computer all frickin day with a minor break to make work-related phone calls. I feel super lame (or rather super motivated to get off my arse) after reading about your less serious day. Oh, and by the way, LOVE the outfit! :)

  2. Thanks! And, very happy you found a bit of motivation in my day.