BYO Salad. 🐟 🍟 🥗
Today was my very last shift at Woolworths! After six years... I’m done! So, we came out for a lil’ celebratory dinner.
Not gonna lie, I brought my own salad to dinner. We were planning on getting takeaway and sitting on the waterfront, but they had plenty of tables and an eat in option.
I got a piece of Grilled Fish, with chips (I “had” half a serve of chips) but I went to the gym today for a leg sesh, and I was hungry AF, so afterwards, I ate the other half plus half of my sisters fish. 😳😳
I’m racing tomorrow night which means PASTA 🙌🏼
I pretty much always eat pasta the night before a race as it’s an easy way to get a lot of carbs in and it’s deeelicious!
Tonight I had leftover chicken breast and vegetables from Wednesday night and added some fresh pesto in with the pasta. Topped it off with some fresh parmesen cheese and chilli kraut (duh 💁🏼♀️).
Happy weekend to ya’ll 🤙🏽
I officially pulled out of my Sean O’Brien 100k today😪 It’s less than 3 weeks away and I’ve finally come to terms that fractured bone takes longer to heal than that, even in best case scenarios😂 Anyway that’s got nothing to do with the yummy Shepherds Pie I made for dinner last night😋 Can you believe there’s a whole bunch of kale hidden in there?!!😝 I was just wondering why I’d never posted the recipe before🤔 well that’s fixed😃 you’ll now find it on my website (it’s one of my ‘swing meals’ meaning it can easily be made either vegetarian or omnivore)😜
🌱 vegan day of eats
As some of you read in my New Years resolution, I'm working on transitioning from vegetarian to vegan! Today was my full day of vegan eating, and I feel good but a little hungry! Anyone have good vegan snack options?
M1: peanut butter puffins w/ soymilk (not pictured)
M2: taco soup w/ corn chips
S1: carrots and pita w/ spicy hummus
M3: falafel bowl - brown rice, onions, peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, and spicy hummus
I get it how I live it, I live it how I get it 💪🏻✨
I would be lying if I told you guys I wanted to workout the past two days. Sometimes it’s tough to get out the door and sometimes the weather isn’t ideal but you gotta do what you gotta do (esp when you are running a 15K on Sunday and the #rnrdc half in two months). I have BIG goals in 2018 and I know I will succeed if I stay focused!
I ended up swapping yesterday’s workout with today’s scheduled easy 3 miles so I could run in the snow ❄️👟 Here’s what I did today:
1.5 mi warm up
7x400m progressive/ sub 8min mi pace
1.5 mi cool down
Happy Thursday, beautiful people 💞!!! Apologies for going MIA on you these past few days, but I started cutting again so morale has been.. low (aka I’m a hangry bitch, yalll 😑)
Anywayyy, I know that I have this in an old post somewhere, but I’ve been getting some requests for my #ooiaj recipe as people filter in and out, so here it is 👇🏻:
- 50g traditional rolled oats; not steel cut or “fast cooking” as these will turn to mush (I get mine from the bulk section at @wholefoods)
- 100ml milk of your choice (I use @califiafarms almond milk)
- 50g plain strained or Greek yogurt (@siggisdairy is my personal fav 🙋🏼♀️)
Combine the above in an 8oz mason jar, making sure that the oats are completely submerged. Top with any or all of the following:
- 20g nut butter of choice (optional if you’re trying to watch your cals) - 10-20g granola of choice, depending again on how calorie/sugar-heavy you’re willing to go
- approx 200g fresh berries/fruit; I find that this is usually enough to fill the mason jar to the top 😊✨!
Close it up and stick it in the fridge overnight (or for at least 8 hours). In the morning, remove from fridge. Pack in your impossibly heavy bag along with the rest of your life 👜. Congratulations; you are now a hobo 😑. Push old ladies out of the way as you run for the train 🏃🏼♀️👵🏼🧓🏼. Push absolutely everyone as you try to fit into the train 😓 . Repeat indefinitely until you get to your office 👩🏼💻. Remove from bag 🙌🏻😍. Mix. Enjoy 😋!
10 km run🏃🏼♀️ ✅ -
Today’s run consisted of a 3km warm up, followed by
1. 6.55 Min
2. 6.45 Min
Followed by 2x500m
1. 2.13 Min
2. 2.11 Min
Then 8x120m sprints, followed by a jog until I got to 10km.
I’ve been feeling really good in regards to my running, I’m feeling stronger, and my form as well as my pace is improving.
I also joined the gym 💪, so I’m keen to get into the weights room and lift some heavy weights - I haven’t done this in ages, so I’m probably weak AF.
A low quality pic of the lunch my mom packed for me! Ok I realize I sound kind of stupid saying that my mom packed it for me bc I feel like everyone packs their own lunch now??? Especially because I’m 17 and a senior in high school. But my mom doesn’t trust me packing me own lunch. I guess she has her reasons but I wish I could choose my own foods sometimes because I don’t fear that many foods anymore and I know which foods make me feel the best when I study and run and stuff. Anyhow I had some really compacted fried rice with tofu and peas and eggs and that stuff. This is more than 2 cups of rice in total! Plus oil and the add ins and it’s a looooot for Ana to handle especially now that I can’t run bc of my goddam injury but don’t worry — just because Ana can’t handle doesn’t mean I can’t! I love fried rice 🍚 😋
If I could pick one food that captures the essence of a Snow Day, it would be a stack of pancakes. Unapologetically slow, a little bit indulgent, sweet and comforting, and good for the soul. I’ve quite enjoyed this forced rest as the city of Houston has basically shut down, even if I have found my self stuck in the “why” loop trying to explain snow/melting to a three year old 🤷🏻♀️🤷🏻♀️ These are Whole Wheat vegan pancakes from @runningonrealfood , topped with bloobs, peanut butter, maple syrup, and @traderjoes coconut clusters 🤤 #snowday#vegan#pancakes#breakfast#eeeeeats#whatrunnerseat#whattoddlerseat#runfuel#pilatesfuel#nomeathlete#plantbased
Being on a healthy diet is not about feeling hungry or deprived. It’s about nourishing yourself with wholesome foods, so you feel satisfied and energized, and able to live life to the fullest.
Details 👉🏽👉🏽 Bed of spinach, ✌🏽 eggs, homemade ketchup, sweet potato, avocado, fresh parsley and lots of broiled veggies
I’m all about quick meals. Because we meal prep our grains and protein on the weekend, whipping up a delicious and nutritious lunch only takes me 5 minutes. .
Wilted spinach with some olive oil, garlic and lemon juice, then warmed up chicken with homemade bbq sauce and brown rice in the same pan. .
After a few months of not following my own nutrition advice and feeling like crap, I am back to eating properly again and getting my veggies in, hence the extra servings of raw veggies. .
KEEP IT SIMPLE!
The morning started out not according to plan (check out my stories), and my afternoon was filled with meetings. 🙄🙄 That meant lunch was had at 11 am.
I wish lunch was the above bowl loaded with broiled veggies, tilapia and ketchup. I one ad had leftovers, which were still pretty tasty.
Despite this day being full of ups and downs, I’m keeping a positive attitude. 👍🏽
A lake of kale, leek and borlotti bean soup with a grain island. Loads of nutrition and I had a double serving of soup. 😁
My sister the nurse @clementgettingfit said maybe I feel so rubbish because I'm anaemic so I'm concentrating on getting loads of iron rich foods. I've postponed today's workout in favour of a rest day and hopefully I'll be back to myself sooner rather than later.
Even though I’m the world’s worst pancake maker, these bad boys turned out MAGNIFICENTLY! @birchbenders definitely deserves the credit for this because all I did was add water 😂 They were fluffy, chewy, and just all around perfect. I topped them w @traderjoes Mixed Nut Butter and bananas 🍌 and strawberries 🍓 What’s your fav pancake or waffle topping?!
Also, T-minus 5 days until the #Frostbite15K ! ❄️
Look at me with my little savoury, healthy AF, dairy free, gluten-free (I think), Paleo breakfast. Who even am I? 👆🏼 Two Boiled Eggs, steamed ssweet Potato 🍠, rocket, cherry tomatoes 🍅, bacon 🥓, and the best Paleo/Dairy Free/Gluten Free Bread. (I ate the other half before taking a photo). YUM!
Really satisfying, packed full of protein, pretty low carb (I’m not about that life, but just saying 😜). Besides from the mixed/negative opinions about bacon 🥓 , this is just #health
@simpled cooked up a storm during the hour I was in hot yoga. we had leftover slaw from 4 nights ago that we planned to finish off with roasted chicken...little did I know I'd come outta the shower to this beautiful plate....this human never ceases to amaze me. sorry, not sorry for the 🧀 fest. 😜💞
My kitchen the last few days!👩🏻🍳
(1) Ground turkey w/taco seasoning, lemon-rosemary roasted baby Dutch yellow potatoes and spicy roasted broccoli ➖
(2) Blackened Mahi Tacos with Cabbage Slaw, Lime Crema, shredded white cheddar & avocado ➖
(3) Oatmeal peanut butter banana breakfast bars
(4) Honey chipotle chicken salad bowls w/lime quinoa ➖
I love menu planning, meal prep and cooking!! I think it comes from my catering background in college and my years in the hospitality/events industry. You just feel so much better when you fuel your body with the right foods! 3 of the 4 recipes above can be found on my Pinterest page - username: KristenRunCoach 🙌🏻
What was on your plate this morning? Was it real food that made you feel AMAZING?! 💥💥
Details 👉🏽👉🏽 Homemade sourdough with avo and toasted seeds, sautéed veggies, fried egg and a @fieldroast Italian sausage.
This morning’s breakfast was inspired by my beautiful cousin @therealfoodmum 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 I was standing in the kitchen undecided about what to have when her breaky popped up in my feed and I thought YES! So now I’m having this delicious smoothie on the decking while chatting to the smalls before work 💖💖💖 Happy Monday!
🏃🏼♀️12 miles @ 8:46 ave
🍹Followed by a green smoothie blended with: kale, spinach, celery, coconut water, coconut meat, chia seeds, apple, flax seeds, dates, agave and spirulina 👉🏼I’ve had an interesting start to the beginning of my training for the LA marathon. Week 2 down, but there’s already been a lot of modifications . More changing days vs changing the workout, but I feel like running hasn’t been as high of a priority as I should be making it. Week 3 I’m going to be on my sh*t!
FOOD FREEDOM is choosing a side of fries and eating every last one.
FOOD FREEDOM looks like eating when you want to have a snack.
FOOD FREEDOM involves eating until you’re full.
FOOD FREEDOM means that sometimes food stops being enjoyable, and that is ok!
FOOD FREEDOM is stalking the bakery case and finding the cookie that speaks to you.
FOOD FREEDOM is knowing and understanding where your food comes from.
FOOD FREEDOM sometimes means eating too many sweets.
FOOD FREEDOM is eating eggs and veggies for breakfast because that’s what you’re craving.
FOOD FREEDOM means eating cold cereal for dinner.
FOOD FREEDOM also means eating buttery croissants for breakfast.
FOOD FREEDOM has nothing to do with detoxes or the latest fads.
FOOD FREEDOM looks like eating bread at every meal...because carbs.
FOOD FREEDOM doesn’t always have to mean whole grains.
FOOD FREEDOM means you sometimes choose the unhealthy option when everyone else goes for the healthy.
FOOD FREEDOM is eating after 8 pm if you’re still hungry.
FOOD FREEDOM means knowing there will be more food.
FOOD FREEDOM looks like choosing a glass of wine and a dessert off the menu.
FOOD FREEDOM sometimes means eating a little less and having a snack later.
FOOD FREEDOM is ignoring calorie counts on menus...and calories in general.
FOOD FREEDOM does not involve punishment.
It took me a long time to learn all of these lessons. But now I am happy and living freely. I no longer worry about rules.
What does your freedom look like to you?
How to build an awesome breakfast bowl:
1. Add a base of greens
2. Sautéed up your favorite veggies
3. Scramble up eggs and toss in those sautéed veggies and some black beans
4. Add leftover spaghetti squash
5. Top with healthy fat in the forms of hummus and goat cheese
🚨GIVEAWAY ALERT🚨 —- CLOSED
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january porridge. toasted oats, grated parsnip, sunflower seed butter, a dash of raisins, a little pop of bitter floral chamomile to add character, wake and stimulate healthy digestion, and a skiff of cinnamon. because always cinnamon.
Ahhh okay this recovery shake is amazing - calling it Cherry Berry Creamsicle (hubby named it😆)... Was perfect post long run - and very simple to throw together: 1/2 cup tart cherry juice + 1/2 cup almond milk (I know it sounds weird but trust me it’s so delish) + 1/2 cup frozen blueberries + 1/2 cup frozen strawberries + 1 ripe banana + 1 scoop @newzealandwhey vanilla whey isolate (could totally use plant based protein such as @ergogenics but I can’t vouch for taste if any other protein powder is used😜 Blend until smooth and enjoy immediately💕 My new fave (I’m always landing on new faves😂)
Saturday’s are for @thepitandthepeel smoothie bowls and avocado 🥑 toast! Today, I swapped the regular pb for almond butter 🙌🏻 and it was amazing!
Despite this sinus infection, I’ve managed to stay on top of my half marathon training plan. Tonight I’ll be carbin’ up w some healthy mac & cheese for tomorrow’s long run! Stay tuned for the recipe (if it turns out) and a Beanitos giveaway TOMORROW!
Focus on the task at hand.
William requested these tofu tacos with Asian pears and miso-lime sliced greens for dinner this week, recipe archived on the blog. When I went back to check ingredients and start the marinade prep, I was reminded of what I wrote along with the recipe:
Drop your story. Drop whatever story you’re telling about or to yourself, and don’t pick another one up.
I think it’s all around better we all just drop our internal narratives and big talk/thinking about who we are and generally try to focus on the task at hand.
That’s my intention today. What is yours?
I won’t bore you with the story of how I slept terribly last night, and will instead give you a recipe for an awesome stack of pancakes. 🥞🥞
In a blender:
1/2 cup roasted sweet potato (or 1/2 banana)
1/4 cup oats
1 egg white
1T flaxseed meal
3T milk of choice
1/4t baking powder
Dash cinnamon + salt
Blend until smooth. Scoop batter into pre-heated skillet. Cook. Flip. Cook. Repeat with remaining batter. Top with your favorites. Serves ☝🏽
(I topped mine with a drizzle of @lifewaykefir, my fave @drinkorgain PB fluff, @thrivemkt cacao nibs and cherries)
I was looking through old photos, when I came across a picture of butternut squash and sweet potato gnocchi I made in the spring. I knew that I had to make it again. So this was dinner last night. Homemade gnocchi is definitely more effort than using the packaged one, but it's 10000 x more delicious 😋
I held onto my restrictive diet for so long, because I was insanely scared of gaining weight.
Even though I hated how I looked in the mirror, but the thought of the number on the scales going 👆🏼 scared the hell out of me. It still does a bit. But I get over it.
Each time I step on the scale (not very often, but, still, each time), the number goes down a little, or creeps up a little. Sometimes, it’s only 100g, sometimes it’s a 1kg, but the fact that my weight only EVER went down, and is now fluctuating still bothers me.
The only advice I have, as to how I deal with the fact that my jeans don’t fit anymore, or I’m not X weight anymore, is by comparing what I’m doing now, that I couldn’t do/wasn’t doing back then. What else has changed? For one, it’s the middle of summer ☀️ I’m sitting in a sports bra and shorts, under the fan, when this time last year, I was probably wearing a jumper. ❄️ The other day, I took a photo of myself, and compared it to one taken in March. Now, I’ve been open about not counting calories, but I did estimate earlier in the year, each day how many I had ALREADY EATEN. I have tracked my calories/macros the past few weeks, as I’ve been curious to know what I’m consuming by eating intuitively. In the photo on the left, my intake was approximately 800 calories, or less per day. In the photo on the right, I’m probably eating approximately 2000 calories per day. I’m also about 7kg HEAVIER in the right photo. 💪
Now, I get that I’m wearing high waist shorts, and the lighting is probably “on point” so it’s not a clear indication, but the fact of the matter is, I’m eating more than double what I used to. And, after weeks of feeling uncomfortable and “blobby” the fact I can see some baby abs makes me super excited.
It took time for my body to adjust to the extra food, and I forced myself to eat at times, not because I wasn’t hungry, but because it didn’t feel right. But, it’s adjusting, my metabolism is getting faster, and I don’t feel like a blob every day (I still do some days, but I get over it haha).