R.I.P. Michael Jackson :(.
I am seriously so sad you guys – I literally grew up on MJ’s music. It’s really the best cure-all when you are in a bad mood…how can you not smile when you hear “The Way You Make Me Feel”? Thank you MJ for your ragin’ music, awesomer dance moves and for always giving us something to talk about (you know what I’m talkin’ about…). My thoughts and prayers are with the Jackson fam!
Onto happier things…breakfast started out with a cool bowl of cereal – perfect for this lil’ heatwave we are having. Tarjay Heartsmart, sliced naners, slivered almonds and vanilla oat milk~
I had my usual cuppa joe with skim milk when I got to work, and then the morning absolutely flew by! I have no idea where it went. That rarely happens, so I enjoyed it to the fullest by having this snackarooni at about 11:30am…
At around nooner, this gal headed out into the less hot (but still quite warm) sunshine and sweated her way through a lovely 30 minute walk. It felt soooo good to get outside, especially because mis ojos were glued to the computer screen all morning, and I am pretty sure I was on the verge of going blind. Upon my return, I had the most gl-gl-gl-gl-glorious bowl of yogurt (an idea I stole from the fabulous Miss Jenny)…
Stonyfield Farms Oikos plain Greek yogurt
1/4 cup Tarjay Heartsmart cereal
1 smashed banana
1 heaping tbsp. peanut butter
Peace. The world needs it.
This fab combo seriously held me over all afternoon – with the protein-packed yogurt + peanut butter, it kept me cruising through an afternoon of work. However, mid-afternoon, I did have to bust out a 4th of July Tootsie Pop in Cherry.
Then later in the afternoon, it was more YOGURT! My fridge is sparse and looks quite sad :(. Soooo…it is that time of the week to use up what I have, and thankfully I have my Oikos Greek yogurt! Not only was the plain yogurt delicious (tangy, thick and creamy) but the vanilla was even better. The touch of sweetness in the vanilla is just enough to set off that sometimes too tangy taste – and with only 11 grams of sugar (some of which are the natural milk sugars). Holla!
Then I got the sad news about our friend, The King of Pop.
I worked until 5pm, braved the still horrendous traffic home and quickly made dindin. Berry salad with slivered almonds (with a drizzle of EVOO/honey/lime juice), whole wheat kaiser roll and some beets on the side (I was going to name this post Beets, Bears, Battlestar Galactica after Dwight, then refrained). Mama Everythingtarian introduced me to beets like a year ago, and I LOVE THEM.
After dinner, I organized my to-do list (it never seems to get any shorter), got ready for Fitness Yoga and popped a couple of True North Citrus Burst nut clusters before gettin’ my chi centered.
This handful x2. I sweated my little buns off in yoga today – lots of Vinyasa-esque flows, chaturangas, downward dogs. I was supposed to run 3 miles (per Hal Higdon) today, but I wasn’t feeling it, so I headed off to yoga instead. I think I will make up the 3 miles tomorrow or just skip it – I have to run 9 on Saturday anyways :).
When I got home, I popped two more nut clusters.
Alrighty, I think I’m going to sneak in some reading, take a quick rinse off before bed and hit the hay, because tomorrow is Fridayyyy!!!
Any weekend plans for anyone? I have a buncha movies I want to see (Away We Go, My Sister’s Keeper & Food, Inc.), but other than that, my schedule looks pretty open. Ahhh…I love that feeling…