Hello friends! I’m coming at you with another post. As I was going through the things I wanted to talk about, I realized: wow. After 4 years of blogging, coming up with a reasonably interesting title that hasn’t been used 5000x is hard. So that’s what we ended up with today.
I’m also currently working on a Day In the Life for today, during this strange, in-between period of my life. I figured today was as typical as any day, so why not? So look for that tomorrow!
Yesterday (Monday) began with Cheerios (berry) and Crossfit. For strength we did a million back squats and presses again, and then the WOD, which I didn’t love because I think kettle bell cleans are stupid. I’ve also only done them maybe twice ever, so not my favorite. Plus tons of snatches, which ended up being ok.
50 kb cleans
40 squat snatches (I used 55#)
30 knees to elbow
20 walking lunges with bar
10 box jumps
Not my favorite, but I got it done.
For breakfast, I decided to try a variation on my current fav chocolate banana protein smoothie. Instead of banana, I used frozen cherries! It was a delicious combo. Chocolate protein, cocoa powder, frozen cherries, a little milk. I tried to use what I thought was an equivalent amount of cherries as a banana, but I ended up with a pretty large smoothie instead.
Eaten with pumpkin spice Cheerios.
The morning was spent at the library. I officially signed up to take my final next week, which is a big relief because there is literally one day I’m home and available to take it. For lunch, I packed Sunbasket leftovers. I really like this dish!
Lunch was on the lighter side, so I grabbed a Bobo’s Lemon Poppyseed bite as soon as I got home, before heading out to coffee with my sister and mom.
I asked my sister where SHE thought I should go to vet school, and found her response interesting. I think she has a very different perspective than I do.
After coffee, I found myself STARVING. It was a bit surprising, and quite all-consuming. I figured my lunch/snack had very little protein, so I made a protein mug cake. It was very meh. Salted caramel protein+egg, topped with some salt and cinnamon sugar. The taste was good but the texture was a little hockey puck-like. Eh. Did the trick.
I also had some tea out of what is apparently one of my numerous animal/vet-related mugs.
For dinner, we had Fannetastic Food’s Slow Cooker Moroccan Chicken Stew, served over spinach. Brazilian cheese bread on the side.
We all liked this but I think in the future, I would add the olives and apricots closer to the end. Both had their flavors sort of washed out by the long cooking process.
In my house right now, we’re working on cleaning up our eating habits a little bit, so to kick that off, I made chocolate banana ice cream for dessert. I blended up 4 bananas, plenty of unsweetened cocoa powder, a sprinkle of salt, and a dash of milk.
I served mine with whipped cream.
This was the perfect healthy and satisfying treat to end the night!