So this week, I’m making it my goal to post every day and post a full day of eating. I want to do this for several reason; it’s really great having a ton of meal ideas to look back on when I’m stuck, and because while I’m happy with how I eat, I want to push myself to focus more on healthier foods (like more fruits, veggies, and protein.) My blog is an interesting record for me, and I spent a little time the other night analyzing different phases of eating over the past few years. I want to try some things out, so why not document what’s happening around here? So let’s do it!

Pre-Crossfit, I had some strawberry Cheerios. I was going to finish the box of apple cinnamon Cheerios (my favorite) but they were horribly stale.

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At Crossfit, we maxed out reps for 85% max +5# squats, and I got 7 at 170. I think I probably could have gotten 1 or 2 more, but we didn’t have a ton of time.

Post-workout breakfast was a smoothie I’ve been wanting to try for a while! Sort of a healthy shamrock shake (which I’ve never actually had): a mint smoothie!

I blended up leftover fresh mint leaves with 1/3 cup milk, 1/3 packet vanilla Quest protein, a touch of vanilla extract, and a frozen banana. On the side, I had half a piece of GF bread with sunbutter.

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A little while after breakfast, I took Chloe for a walk by the bay.

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This time though, we went on a portion of the bay trail that was in the middle of our two normal walking places, and we both enjoyed the change of scenery.

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After our walk, I was thirsty so I drank my last Zevia cream soda while waiting for lunch.

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Around noon, I made a quite delicious lunch. I made an open faced turkey sandwich on gluten free toast with 1 wedge of garlic and herb laughing cow, butter lettuce, and avocado from our CSA box topped with salt and garlic powder. On the side, I had watermelon and Pirate’s Booty.

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For mini-dessert, I had half of a gluten free cookie with ginger chunks. These are legit.

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For my afternoon snack, I had a Luna bar.

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And then a few crackers before leaving to teach spin.

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This is my LAST class teaching at Stanford, which is crazy! I’m not teaching summer quarter because I’ll be gone long before it ends. I thought last spring was my last quarter…and then I came back to teach another yearish. Even crazier is I don’t have any idea when I’ll be teaching again. I do want to teach in vet school, but I definitely don’t want to commit to anything during the first semester. So I guess we’ll see! I wanted my last playlist to include lots of favorites. Here’s a link to my Spotify if you’re interested!

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Right before going into spin, I was starving and fished out a small bag of fruit snacks from my purse and had a few of them for a much needed burst.

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Spin went well; I think it was a hard class! My favorite part about teaching is watching the students respond, push themselves, and find their edge and then push past it.

While I taught, my parents walked Chloe. She was so excited to see me afterwards that I had to use a towel as a barrier for the jumping, and she hung out as Monk Chloe on the whole drive to dinner.

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For dinner, we went to Lemonade, which I’ve been wanting to try. They specialize in lemonade (shockingly) and prepared salads. I went with a plate of 4 salads to try: sesame snap peas and edamame, kale with mushrooms and kumquats, butternut squash with spicy ranch and corn, and shaved brussels sprouts with dates.

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Plus of course lemonade! I had watermelon rosemary.

These salads were super good, but it was a pretty massive amount of food. I focused on my two favorites, the brussels and the butternut squash. Yum!

After dinner, we picked up pastries for dessert. There wasn’t much I could eat, so I had a couple of bites off the top of the mango mousse.

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For my evening snack, I focused on getting my sweet fix in, as well as extra protein. I had a Nugo bar, and a few GF crackers as I packed Tuesday’s lunch.

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And now it is almost bedtime, so I will see you all tomorrow!

2 comments on “My LAST Spin Class

  1. sprint2thetable

    I just want to follow you around and eat! I have an avocado ready to eat… that may need to happen with a turkey sandwich tomorrow.

    There’s a Lemonade like 3 blocks from my house. I have yet to go (shockingly) Those salads make me want to check it out though!

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