Everybody…meet the newest member of The Healthy Everythingtarian family…
I can’t even express how hard I fell in love with McMac. At first opening of the box, I knew me and him were meant to be. He’s sleek, suave and ultra sophisticated. Just my kind of guy.
The even better news? The same day I got my new comp (shoutout to Daddy Everythingtarian for helping his dear daughter purchase said McMac!), my Internet equipment also came! As of 8pm tomorrow, I will be with computer AND with Internet. Release the doves and let the animals run free – freedom is here people!
I don’t think I even begin to say how much I missed y’all. Even though moving into the new hippie abode has been taking up lots of time as has starting a brand new job, I knew something was missing from my day-to-day activities. So THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for being patient and sticking with me through all of it. Your dedication shall be rewarded my people.
Back to the good stuff….THE EATS! Here is a sample buffet of what yours truly has been putting in her workin’ gal belly:
First, multiple, consecutive days of overnight oats (alert: new obsession!) using the standard recipe:
1/2 cup oats
1/2 cup organic skim milk
1/4 cup POM juice
1/4 cup nonfat plain yogurt
2 tbsp. unsweetened shredded coconut
~ soaked overnight ~
fruit of choice
hunk o’ almond buttah
Shoutout to Jess for finally turning me away from the darkside and towards pepperjack cheese!
***OBSESSION ALERT*** Go home and freeze your applesauce right now. It will be the most delightful summer frozen treat you have experienced yet. Just trust me.
Without working Internet or TV, I’ve resorted to doing makeovers in my spare time…
Who knew nonfat plain yogurt, smashed banana, Banana Nut Cheerios, buttloads of cinnamon and almond butter could look so fabulous? I didn’t.
Some pre-run fuel for my mid-week 8 miler (which for the record, was one of the BEST runs I have had in a LONG time! I think my body does not run well in the heat :()…
Now, I sit happily blogging at the cutest lil’ coffeeshop (with free WiFi, yesssss!) around the corner from my apartment with a decaf skim chai latte (brewed with real tea bags…not the concentrate crap).
Sidenote: If you drink cow’s milk, lowfat and nonfat milk are perfect post-workout recovery fuel. It is the perfect balance of carbohydrates + protein to repair those muscles. Just make sure you buy organic and preferably from small farms – hopefully the milk will come from happier cows :).
In happy moving news: I joined my local co-op which is a 5 minute walk from the apt! It is adorable, stocks a plethora of of local, organic produce and fair trade products and I am part-owner. I also joined a gym, which I really like so far. I went to a yoga class on Monday that kicked my arse. Love it. Do you like how the two first two things I do when moving to a new city are find the nearest grocery store and gym? Haha…that is healthy living dedication!
Alrighty peeps, I’m rollin’ out to go read blogs, spend quality time with McMac and pack for my weekend trip back home to MN for a wedding. The weekend also might involved a lovely brunch outing with our fave Brit…wink wink.
Happy Thursday everyone! Since I am behind the times, I demand (yes, DEMAND!) you leave a comment and tell me something you’ve been up to this week. Funny stories, weekly goals, exciting news and happy events are all welcome.
My highlight of the day today was having a High School Musical jam session with one of my fab new co-workers in the office. It ruled.