Thursday, March 1, 2012

my less serious day: beauty

After 30 years, I have finally figured it out:

brains + personality = beauty

Wearing.

(I worked from home = casual outfit). Top: target; cardigan: Loft; jeans: GAP; short necklace: street vendor in Montreal; long necklace: Loft; shoes: Toms.

Doing.

I can barely remember doing it, but this morning because with a 5:00 AM 1 hour and 20-minute run at conversation pace with the L-ster. I fit in two 15-minute walks later, one after my run to shake my legs out and one over my lunch break. The day ended with a 60-minute Body Pump class.

Eating.


Pre-run I had 1/2 banana, 1/2 mug of black coffee, and 1 pint of water. For breakfast I had a bowl of Kashi GoLean Original mixed with homemade toasted coconut granola, pumpkin puree, and almond milk.


Lunch was a peanut butter and banana sandwich on whole wheat toast.
 

My first afternoon snack was a leftover Dijon, thyme, and pine nut broccoli, raw broccoli, and raw carrots with a dollop of plain hummus.


My second afternoon snack was plain Greek yogurt with a crumbled and warmed cinnamon raisin bran muffin.



Dinner was pan-seared salmon (dressed with lemon juice, dried oregano, garlic powder, salt, and paprika), roasted eggplant and asparagus, and a Dijon-yogurt-thyme dipping sauce.

The Dijon-yogurt-thyme sauce (which I created to satisfy a mustard craving) was a fantastic compliment to the salmon and asparagus, especially. I simply combined (approximately) 1 part Dijon mustard to about 4 parts plain Greek yogurt along with some chopped fresh thyme and a small amount of agave nectar. Delicious.


Dessert was popcorn topped with cinnamon, agave nectar, and peanuts.

Note: this post represents what happened in my world on Wednesday, February 29. 

19 comments:

  1. adorable outfit and yes I agree on what you have learned in your 30th year :)

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  2. Great outfit! I love your shirt and your Toms - love the Toms. Those cinnamon raisin bran muffins look really good too, as does your dinner. I spy some chopsticks in the background. ;)

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    1. ha! i was wondering if anyone would notice those chopsticks :)

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  3. SO true. brainy = beautiful, smart = sexy and sassy! I suppose I don't need to "figure it out" now that you've told me, but I'm still working on believing it haha. A super-cute outfit doesn't hurt though - I love the "I look totally gorgeous and awesome but I'm not even trying" mojo going on in that outfit! And I also love the greek yogurt "mustard" idea - I totally have to try that cuz I crave mustard all the time and we NEVER have the right kind in my house!!

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    1. haha thanks for the 'totally gorgeous' comment. ya know...i try. the greek yogurt mustard thing turned out really well. a creamy mustardy dip that also has a kick of protein. give it a try!

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  4. Dinner looks delicious! I love that locket necklace!

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  5. I have to ask - are you in Canada or the states? Your labels confuse me all the time. LOL. Great looking day and nice work from home outfit. Mine consists of my slippers, fleece Lulu track pants and whatever Tshirt I slept in. HA.

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    1. what labels?!?! i am in the states

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  6. LOVE your cuffed jeans with Toms - way to do casual Friday right girl! And I must have that Dijon yogurt thyme dipping sauce. Is there a recipe or is it pretty simple??

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    1. hey hey anna. no recipe - i did exactly what i said in this post and just eyeballed it. give a try and let me know how it goes!

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  7. Can I just say that I looooove your outfit?! And your meals. Gah. So much to love in this post!

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    1. haha thanks! it is funny how i am getting more compliments on my outfit today on my casual day than i usually do...

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  8. Mmm I love your popcorn topping combo! And the sound of that dipping sauce!

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    1. popcorn + peanuts + cinnamon = delicious

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  9. Wow, all your eats look so good! I love salmon, and the popcorn looks delicious.

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  10. Love the pic of you :) yay for working at home!!!
    And also... PB & Banana sandwiches for lunch... man I miss those.

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