Do you guys know how much I like Tuesday nights? Why do I love Tuesday nights? I get to write up my WIAW post! Thanks a ton Jenn!
I’m actually going to do this post sort of backwards, starting at dinner because I have a recipe for you all!

As you’ve seen on my blog before, at least once a week during school I would head over to one of the bazillion Coupa Cafe’s on campus and order the Beverly Hills chopped salad.
Well, tonight, my mom and I decided to try and recreate it. And I must say, it turned out pretty darn good! However, since this is Northern CA, I’m renaming it the California Chop Salad, because we need some love up north here too.

California Chop Salad

Serves About 3

For the dressing:

  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 shallots, quartered
  • 1 garlic clove, halved
  • Pinch of sugar

Blend in food processor until smooth. We actually had leftover dressing, so add as much or as little as you choose.

For the salad (roughly):

  • 1/2 large heirloom tomato
  • 2/3 c grated gouda
  • 8 asparagus spears
  • 3 c mixed greens
  • 2 shredded chicken breasts
  • 10 chopped kalamata olives
  • 1 chopped avocado

Feel free to chop everything up as fine as you like. Toss everything together except for the cheese, and then serve with the cheese on top. Enjoy! I know I did!
And now that that’s out of the way, let’s back up. First, let me start by saying I have to write a paper tonight, but I figured blogging would get my writing juices flowing. The paper was on a sleep intervention I gave myself. Let’s just say it didn’t go as planned, but it’s fine if the intervention sort of failed. Let’s jump back to this morning, shall we?

No pictures of my breakfast, but it looked about like this.
The plan was to get my 4 miles in before yoga, but I quickly realized I scheduled myself way to tightly and that was just not going to work out. After yoga, I was feeling a little too zen-ed out to run, so I went to Whole Foods for lunch. I got the salad bar-and I’m not one to pass up the opportunity to try avocado vinaigrette!
The dressing wasn’t bad but I just didn’t enjoy this salad. I’m terrible and putting together my own salads from the salad bar-I just can’t get the correct mix of things. Oh well.

After shopping around a little, I decided on a blueberry muffin. I guess this was my one last test to see if gluten affected me-or whatever. I’m not really sure what I was thinking.
It was delicious and totally what I was wanting, but I pretty much immediately got a stomachache. Boo. Also, have I mentioned that carbs tend to make me crave more food? Here are some snacks from the day. At least they were delicious and somewhat healthy!
I saw these on a giveaway yesterday and was intrigued. Nut and gluten free! I tried a bit of one, because I can’t buy something new and not try it right away.
I also got this Chobani to try. OMG was it good! I can’t wait until just the coconut is available in stores! I mean, I can’t describe how good this actually was. So do yourselves a favor and go out and buy it.
I also enjoyed the company of this guy.
Aaand one more snack-Smoked Gouda popcorn. And yes, it is as good as it sounds.
This evening, I went to Crossfit. It was hard, but good. For the strength, we worked on snatches, which felt really good. I haven’t been able to do anything like hang cleans or snatches in a loooong time because my gym at school didn’t have bumpers, so this was a lot of fun for me. Plus, not gonna lie, I like showing off my weight lifting. I didn’t go super heavy for me since it had been a little while and I wasn’t sure what to expect, but it was fun.

The WOD was HARD. I think it was because the push presses were pretty heavy for me-75 lbs, but I Rxed it. Here it is:

3 rounds with 1 min rest in between of:

5 minutes: 400m run and then AMRAP of push press and Sumo Deadlift High Pull.

I got in 3 rounds plus 15. I don’t think I’ve ever done a sumo deadlift high pull before, but I’ve done a sumo deadlift and a high pull, so basically the same, right??

And here are some last eats from dinner. My mom had a stressful day so she got us eclairs 🙂 I can’t complain-I’ll start the whole no gluten thing tomorrow.

Are you a procrastinator, or is it just me?

23 comments on “WIAW-Procrastination

  1. yogachic1212

    Mmmm that salad looks delish! And ahhh that’s my fave chobani flip cup! Next to the chocolate raspberry 🙂 Give me anything with dark chocolate and I’ll eat it haha! And girl, I feel the same way about the salad bar. Whenever I get to it, I’m just overwhelmed like how do I match flavors?! I always figure eh it’s all going to the same place anyways haha! Hope you have a great day!

    1. Aurora

      I think the raspberry chocolate will have to be next on my chobani bucket list!

  2. Beth @ Mangoes and Miles

    Just the coconut is available in stores. 😉 (At least, stores near me!) I love Whole Foods’ avocado vinaigrette–like, obsessed with it. As well as Whole Foods’ salad bar. I just want the entire Whole Foods store…is that too much to ask? 😛

    1. Aurora

      Haha! I’m insanely jealous that you can find the yogurt! I’ve gone to 3 different stores with no luck :/

  3. Miranda @ Miranda Runs

    I can’t find the flips near me! I can find the bites and the normal flavors, but no flip. BRB while I cry 🙁 I love salads but girl combining them is hard! I can’t do it either!

    1. Aurora

      Haha I am not destined to be a chef. Sigh.

  4. Sky @ The Blonde In Black

    Haha it’s definitely not just you. Last night I tried working on my chemistry homework but was on Pinterest instead. Your salad looks great and I have that coconut flip at home. I may try it for a snack later!

    1. Aurora

      Ohhh Chemistry is the worst, especially from a procrastination perspective!


    I’m an inconsistent procrastinator. If it’s something I like to do, then I get it done early. If I don’t, I end up putting it off! What a hearty looking salad!

    1. Aurora

      I think I’m the same way, but usually the stuff I put off isn’t as bad as I originally think!

  6. Kaitlin

    I flip flop between being a little too organized and then deciding that organizing my room or pinterest is a better use of time 😉

    1. Aurora

      You could definitely do worse!

  7. jessielovestorun

    Your little guy is precious. He just looks so cute resting up on your pillow.

    1. Aurora


  8. PrayersNApples

    I feel ya on the gluten thing :/ i’m still in denial of my gluten issues, so i keep trying to eat stuff.. and it keeps making me puffy and sick lol oh! and the carbs making u crave more carbs thing: i wanted to tell u that’s totally legit! basically when u eat carbs, they get broken down into glucose (a form of sugar) – so if you eat something super carby, a bunch of glucose gets released into your blood… well your pancreas produces insulin (i just did a post on insulin the other day if u want more details…) and insulin’s job is to calm all the glucose craziness down and make sure your body can absorb it and use it for energy(..sorry this is so long!) anyways: when u eat carbs, your blood sugar spikes up (because of all the glucose) and then it crashes down (because the insulin, if it does its job, helps your cells absorb it) and all of that blood sugar fluctuation can make u hungry 🙂 in other words: carbs really do make u crave carbs! 🙂

    1. Aurora

      Thanks for this! I’m super interested in food metabolism so I need to check out your blog!

  9. Brittany @ DulceVie

    All of your food looks so good!!! And I really need to find those Cho Flips. They don’t carry them at my grocery store :O

    1. Aurora

      Yeah! I only just started seeing them so maybe soon?

    1. Aurora

      I love it! Have you ever been there for breakfast? That’s really good too!

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