Happy Hump Day everyone! I hope everyone’s day is going great so far! I loved reading everyone’s comments regarding how you deal with stress. So if you haven’t read it yet, I’d suggest you hop on over there, there’s some great feedback in the comments section.
This morning started off great with a 15 minute Ab class and 45 minute Bootcamp class, again with my Workout Buddy! I’m sad to say though that this will be our last fitness class together 😦 Although it’s for good work reasons so it’s bittersweet…maybe a couple times a week we’ll start doing night classes together?!
Before I get into breakfast I want to get into yesterday’s eats…I went with a meal that always provides satisfaction to the taste buds and tummy so I went with my favorite sandwich…
Hubby and I have our moments where we’re always feeling the same thing and have ESP. So much so that we can almost always finish each other’s sentences…in fact that was one of the first things I loved about him and our relationship when we first started dating… 😉 So when I got home, we both stared blankly in the fridge, the cupboards, then each other, and then both simultaneously exclaimed, “I’m feeling snacks for dinner!” So that’s what we went with…a dinner of snacks and a tasting plate of sorts…
Last night as my sweet tooth started to roar, I realized that I never take pics of it…the horror! Especially for this self proclaimed sweets lover…so I had to change that, fast!
Have any of you tried these Trader Joe’s chocolate bars?! Oh my goodness, pure heaven…especially the Caramel with Black Sea Salt…no words can describe the deliciousness of it…you’re just going to have to try it yourself 😉
I had a square of each and was sufficiently satisfied…I found that the real deal (no fake, artificial, fat-free, etc.) will always satisfy my craving, and done so in smaller quantities. Give me fake ice cream, yogurt, chocolate, “what have you” dessert, and I will need double the quantity to be satisfied. But give me real, dark, dense, rich chocolate, and I will be satisfied off of a couple squares.
I’ve found that being real in life is always the way to go. Either it be your personality, food, your body type/shape, weight…being real with yourself in all aspects of your life will lend itself to happiness. Once I ate “healthy” real food, found my “happy” real weight, owned my “true” real personality…that I was then able to love me for who I was and in that happiness follows. I’ve found that you can’t live life succumbing to being someone else or trying to live to some ideal of perfection…just be your real true self, and happiness will follow…make that your reality 🙂
After my workout I was feeling something refreshing and cool, and wanted a breakfast that provided sustaining protein and carbs so I went with an oldie but goodie…smoothie!
1 frozen banana
1 tsp. xanthan gum
1 scoop Casein Vanilla Protein Powder
Peanut Butter Puffins…you know I couldn’t start my day without those babies 😉
Hope you all have a wonderful day and we’re halfway there to the weekend, whoo hoo!
Questions: Do you like to make “unconventional” dinners? Do you enjoy eating real foods/chocolate and find yourself more satisfied eating the real deal? Was/is being real (food, body, personality wise) hard for you to do? How do you strive to be real?