Tagged: Berry Ginger Chia Smoothie

The Last WIAW of Winter!!

stitch say hi!
Hehehehe. Gosh I just love, Stitch! He’s my fave! He reminds me of my husband and my dog if they were combined into a single being…take that however you want it. Ha!

Anywho, I’m so happy it’s finally Wednesday!!! It’s been a pretty productive week for me so far, which is probably why this is my first post of the week!! Oops!! I had a loooovely weekend in New Jersey, a doctor’s appointment on Monday. (I took my glucose test and they took some of my blood and I DID NOT pass out. That’s two times in a row now where I’ve gotten my blood taken without passing out. I may very well be an adult just yet.), and had a pretty solid workout on Tuesday night. In fact, I’ll discuss that a bit more in a few because this week I’m sharing my TUESDAY eats!

Thanks to Jenn at Peas and Crayons for the link up party!! Here’s to the last What I Ate Wednesday of Winter (because it’s officially Spring tomorrow no matter what the weather man says)!!! HUZZAH!!!

Breakfast: Breakfast for me yesterday was the same Berry Ginger Chia Smoothie I linked to a few weeks ago. It’s so effing delicious I didn’t care how cold it was outside. I enjoyed it with a big old mug of decaf green tea!
smoothie to go

Snack: My first snack of the day was an Apple Walnut Flax Muffin (recipe tomorrow!!) and I had it around ten. It’s soooo perfectly moist and nutty and cinnamony! I was hungry again around 11, so I nommed on an apple, served on my belly which seems to be getting bigger every day! I will be 28 weeks pregnant tomorrow and that is so crazy!!! I’ve even started to notice my belly wiggling around like jello when the little munchkin in there does her kung-fu! It makes me giggle. Every single time. Even if it’s inappropriate. Like in a meeting at work. Oops! If I don’t make eye contact hopefully no one will notice my giant goofy smile!
apple flax muffin
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Lunch: For lunch yesterday I heated 3oz of shredded chicken in the microwave until it was nice and warm and then I mixed it up with about 1/3 of an avocado and a squeeze of lime juice. I smushed it all in a toasted whole wheat pita with some thin sliced red onion and crisp romaine lettuce. I’m usually all about spinach, but I really wanted the texture of the lettuce in this! Ya gotta change things up a little here and there, right? Right!
avocado chicken pita

Snack: So thanks in large part to some fabulous strawberries I had over the weekend (that Susan so kindly provided me) – they are all I want to eat lately. I pretty much invented the best snack ever yesterday with some strawberries I had. I spread them with a cinnamon cream cheese laughing cow cheese wedge, and then rolled them in crushed pistachios. Sweet. Creamy. Salty. Perfect. Seriously. It’s going to be an issue if and when I run out of these ingredients.
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More Snacks: Well my tummy started rumbling agaiiiin around 4, so I had some roasted garlic hummus with about 8 baby carrots and 3 triscuits. I brought more with me, but after munching on all of that I decided that my belly was happy and I tucked the rest away for another day.
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Dinner: I had a pretty decent workout last night, focusing primarily on my biceps and back…but I threw in some random chest presses. Oh well. I also did a 20 minute walking interval on the treadmill. Sigh. I am really looking forward to being able to run again this summer! I wanted to make sure I got my protein on when I got home, but also didn’t feel like making a big elaborate dinner. Lately, when I’m doing my meal planning, I always have an “empty” weeknight slot where I just make eggs and toast. Last night was that night. Johnny gets 2 whole eggs plus 2 egg whites, 2 slices of american cheese, and 2 slices of whole wheat toast with some smart balance with omerga 3s. I made myself an omlette with 1 whole egg and 2 egg whites whipped up with some skim milk with red onion, portobello mushroom, spinach, and 2% mozzarella cheese. I had it with 2 slices of smart balancy toast, too. It was exactly what I needed!!
spinach, portobello, and mozzarella egg white omlette

Dessert: Of course my life isn’t complete without dessert these days!I’m really hoping to break this habit once baby is born and I’m less hungry all the time. Of all the desserts I could have though, I don’t feel bad about this one…particularly because sometimes I eat it for breakfast!! It’s just 1/2 cup of plain nonfat greek yogurt with 1 (okay 1 HEAPING) tablespoon of peanut butter with some chocolate chips on top!! I love everything about it!! And obviously I’m feeding my muscles with more protein…and my baby with chocolate chips. Nom!!
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So dudes..what’s the BEST thing you ate this week so far? I’m still reveling in my snack invention glory.

What’s your favorite omelet filling?

Marvelous Monday!

It’s Monday, y’all!! But rather than be all down about the weekend being over (and the lack of snowday) – which is always sad – I’ve decided to make my Monday Marvelous!

How?

By linking up with Miss Katie from Healthy Diva Life and all of the other peeps who participate!! It’s definitely a better way to start off the week than a my usual case of the Mondays!!

So here is what’s Marvelous in my Monday:

This Berry Ginger Chia Smoothie!!! Holy cow, dudes, this smoothie has changed my life! It’s rare that I ever follow a recipe exactly. It’s a problem…I know…but I can’t help myself. My smoothies are typically either (a) chocolate/banana/peanut butter or (b) some miscellaneous combination of berries/bananas/spinach/protein powder. I’m pretty sure I found this smoothie on Pinterest a while back and decided maybe one day I’d give it a whirl, but I was in no rush. I snagged some fresh ginger at the grocery store on Saturday for some stir fry I plan on making this week and when I woke up on Sunday morning I decided it was finally time to try it. I had everything the recipe called for, so I figured why not just make it exactly like it says. I’m telling you – best. smoothie. ever. It’s the ginger!!! Seriously, I died. It was fantastic. Annnnnnd I enjoyed it with a delicious piece of cinnamon toastcinnamon toast and chia/ginger/berry smoothie.

#Sweathappywithyoga. I talk about yoga all the time on here. I still hope to post a workout, soon, FYI. Just need to find the time for hubby to snap some photos while I do it. Anywho, there’s a super fun challenge happening on Instagram right now that’s being hosted by three lovely ladies/bloggers/yogis – Kim from Busy Bod, Erin from The Almond Eater, and Paige from Fit Not Fad. They are posting a new pose every day for the Month of March that you need to complete and it’s super fun! If you’d like more details, I’d suggest checking out either their blogs or their instagram accounts!! I’m so excited to be a part of it. At this point, we’ve done lotus (I, personally, did half lotus) and downward facing dog. Here are my versions of these two poses!

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My baby, Quincy, and the amount of snuggles he provides myself and my hubby! Seriously. I think Quincy loves the weekends just as much, if not more, than we do…because he gets to snuggle in bed with us for hours!! I love it so much. I also love how he prefers to sleep on pillows like a person. Sure, it means more laundry for me, but that face it totally worth it. Q and the Hubs

For Two Fitness!! I’m so happy to have been accepted as a For Two Fitness Ambassador! It’s such a great opportunity to network with and learn from other moms and moms-to-be who share the same values and priorities as me – commitment to a healthy lifestyle for myself and my baby!! They make some fantastic looking fitness apparel specifically for pregnant women!! As soooon as this tank top is available again in a small size again it will be miiiiinnnneeee!

And there you have it!! I hope your Monday is Marvelous, too!!!