Monday, November 14, 2011

my less serious day: grant me a wish

Two massively time consuming research grants + a Thursday deadline = a missing snappy my less serious day introduction + simple outfits + missed gym classes + easy meals.


Legging jeans; tank; cardigan: Gap; belt: Banana outlet; necklace: gifted; shoes: Tsubo


My morning workout was a 30-minute run at work pace followed by a 10-minute walk with L. I fit in another 10-minute walk this afternoon. I had a late work meeting and had to sadly forfeit attending my Monday Body Pump class. Instead, I did 25 minutes of cardio (10-minute running sprint + 15-minute strength interval stationary bike ride) and 25 minutes of weight lifting (biceps, triceps, chest, shoulders, abs, and back) on my own at home.


Breakfast was nothing out of the ordinary. A bowl of Kashi GoLean Original mixed with Post Great Grains Raisin, Date, & Pecan cereals, 1/2 sliced banana and almond milk.

Lunch was a Lean Cuisine and my afternoon snack was a Honeycrisp apple and cocoa roast almonds. These almonds are such a nice change from the plain variety I usually eat.

I couldn't get the thought of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich out of my head for dinner. So, that is exactly what a had with a side of roasted broccoli. Like I said, simple.

Dessert was a 'baked' Honeycrisp apple with cinnamon, raw oats, and a dollop of Greek yogurt. This warm, comforting, quick, and healthy dessert is reminiscent of apple pie and was exactly what I needed to end a long day.

Inspired by The Fitnessista, I chopped an apple and placed it in a cereal bowl sprayed with Pam. I sprinkled mine with cinnamon (no sweetener because it was a Honeycrisp, otherwise I would have added honey) and microwaved for 2 minutes.Top as you please and devour. 

And, I snuck in 1/2 of a cinnamon raisin bran muffin before bed.


  1. I love your necklace!
    Do you have a Banana Republic Factory Store, as well? I could practically live in mine! I always find such amazing deals.
    I love that you focus on fitting in exercise wherever you can, even if it's shorter workouts throughout the day. And you probably accomplish more that way, anyways! Since you getting your heart-rate up multiple times.

  2. Perfect simple dinner! I frequently get cravings for oatmeal at dinner time, even though I eat it nearly every morning! Sometimes carby, peanut buttery dinners are exactly what you need!