Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Preempting Health with What I Ate Wednesday

This upcoming weekend is going to be nutty. Two weekends before St. Patrick’s Day, Hoboken goes crazy. Hoboken St. Paddy’s Day used to start with a parade through the street, but due to the craziness of the event, they nixed the parade this year. Never one to miss a great time, Hoboken found another reason to spend all day drinking, Lepre-Con. Essentially, you dress up as a Leprechaun and go to bars. I am preparing my body for this week by being extra health conscious. I am ramping up my workouts and cleanifying my eats.

Peas and Crayons

I’ve seen What I Ate Wednesday around the blogosphere for a while now and since I used to do a round up of what I ate on Wednesday anyway, why not link it up with other bloggers? You can see all the What I Ate Wednesday round-up over on Peas and Crayons. Here is what I ate one day this week.

I kicked off the day with some loaded oatmeal. I microwaved some quick cooking oats with chia seeds and added agave, a scoop of PB, 1/2 cup of strawberries and blueberries, and a tablespoon of Trader Joes granola.


For lunch I had my usual-Amy’s soups. Black bean veggie style. I also had some unpictured green grapes.


After a butt-kicking workout, I had worked up quite the appetite and couldn’t wait to make the dinner I had dreamed up.

This little baby is an amazing salad. Blood oranges, red onions, gouda on arugula with champagne vinaigrette. Yum!


Dinner part two-tomato, arugula, and mozzarella panini. Also yum.


I also had a green juice in order to up my veggie intake for the day, since this month’s theme of WIAW is “Love Your Veggies” month.

I topped the night off with a glass of Merlot and one of my most favorite things from Trader Joe’s, Dark Chocolate Powerberries. These babies are gold, I tell ya, gold!

Powerberries (Source)

All in all, it was a nutritious and delicious day. I need to make that salad again, it’s definitely worth giving a try.

I wanted to share a workout that I made up yesterday. It wasn’t a butt kicker like the one I did the day before, but my poor muscles needed just a solid, steady workout. On my 1/2 marathon training plan, I had a 3.5 mile run scheduled, so I came up with this plan to make the run more interesting, which was a success. This workout, coupled with an episode of Dance Moms, went by in a blink.

Treadmill Workout

Well, I’m off! Let me know if you try the workout and what you think if you do try it!


  1. Yum, I've been wanting to try those choc powerberries from TJs, but I've been afraid I'd eat the whole bag in one sitting, haha

    1. I struggle with that too! They're so delicious I can't eat just one serving.

  2. That salad looks delicious! I love blood oranges.

    1. It was unreal! Definitely worth a try. I just used whatever ingredients I had on hand at the time but you can use anything really. That combo was spot on though.


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