Yesterday went pretty well at the doctors all though I haven’t gotten the results yet. Most likely though I bet I will be told I’m anemic (low iron) since the doctor could pretty much tell by just doing a few initial looksies at me. I’m usually a pro at giving blood and have no problem with it, I even donated blood before. However, yesterday I felt quite nervous and anxious! No idea why. It’s odd how my body can react to different things at different times. I guess I just don’t want anything to be wrong with me or that I’ve been doing anything detrimental to my health by becoming a vegetarian (all though the benefits by far outweigh the negatives, I do have to say). I have experienced better mood, energy, skin, etc since becoming vegetarian. I try to be well aware of what I need to eat more/less of for the day so I’m hoping I’m not deficient in too many things (if any).
I have to admit, it was sort of funny to see my doctors reaction when I told her I don’t drink cows milk/eat eggs anymore (never really liked eggs). She looked at me like I had 5 eyes. I wish she knew how devoted I am to my health and how aware and educated I am about the lifestyle I choose to live! Oh well, not everyone needs understand me. My mom told me it’s good to be different though – and I totally agree!
High fives all around for being ‘different’!
To be precautious, I brought along the rest of my Pom juice to the doc’s just in case I needed some sugar post-blood giving (pfffft, I always need sugar ).
31g sugars!! That should be enough.
I also ate about a 1/2 bag of frozen veggies once I got home for good measure.
Plus, I try to sneak in lots of veggies whenever I can!
Rewind to the morning..
I had some cherry chocolate bomb vegan overnight oats (LOVING these) than dragged my booty to the gym.
I was dreading my workout and did not want to run but I did it anyway.
I had a CRAZY sweaty 5k run on the treadmill. I was going to run outside but it got cloudy + cold and I knew I wouldn’t get motivated so I hit up the gym to be around like-minded people. I ‘accidentally’ wore a long sleeve, black cotton Nike shirt and sweated my butt off which made my run uncomfortable! It would’ve been a nicer run if I had worn short sleeves but live and learn.
I mixed things up and was quite happy I did!
- 5k run
- .20 mile cool down
- 350 cals
- incline 1.0
- mile 1: speed 6.0, mile 2: speed 6.1, mile 3: speed 6.2, mile .10: speed 6.3
I spiced things up and sort of did a tempo run of sorts and increased my speed every mile. I looooved doing this! I had something to look forward to every mile and it forced me to run negative splits which I’m trying so hard to do lately.
So glad I got that work out in and didn’t blow it off!
MmMmmMMmM. These were seriously SO. GOOD. I made two because my buns were tiny.
I also bought more tofu.. pre-cooked smoked tofu that was pretty much like a BBQ party in my mouth. I loved the smoky flavor of it!
I know I’ve written about tofu, and soy in general, in the past and sadly after reading up some more on soy products I think that the packet of smoked tofu that I bought yesterday to make this salad will be the last of tofu that I’ll buy for a while. Reading about all the dangers and set-backs of soy really scare me! I wish this salad weren’t so dang good though! I sooo want to eat this for lunch for the next few days since I have a ton left but I’m going to hold off ‘till Monday to eat some for lunch and then I’m going to disregard eating tofu for a while. I understand it’s fine in moderation (1-2x/week) but I tend to get attached to certain foods and this is one of them. I need to stop eating it so much because I am starting to consider it as one of my protein sources and I like to eat wholesome protein sources like chickpeas, quinoa, beans, nuts, etc.
I savored every single bite.
I might even try making this without tofu and somehow replace it by using smoked chickpeas! Or salt and vinegar chickpeas!? Y.U.M. I love anything salt and vinegar. MmMm.
Thursday night’s dinner was also pretty darn good and very fresh + light!
I made a bunch of grilled veggies + couscous + balsamic reduction. I’ll be posting the recipe for this soon! I love the colors of everything and it was perfect for the warm night we were having.
Yesterday was also my parents 22nd anniversary together! Congrats mom and dad. The love they have for each other and me and brother and sisters is astounding. I love them both so much.
I’m off to eat some gingersnap cookie VOO that I made since I’m experimenting with lots of VOO combos since Spring is here and the cold oats season has begun! I added some blackstrap molasses into this batch for a boost of iron, too! Then I’ll be hitting up a spin class to get all hot and sweatay. Ohhhyeaaa.
Enjoy your day!