Phew — today was a LONG day! Let’s start with the eats:
As I mentioned earlier, I didn’t have breakfast this morning, save for 3 cups of coffee. I was starving by lunchtime, so I had a HUGE mix of whole wheat penne with tomatoes, spinach, chicken, onions, mushrooms, peas, tomato basil sauce and some cheese:
YUM! This hit the spot perfectly. I polished off most of it but didn’t feel overstuffed when I was done, and the combo of protein, carbs and veggies kept me full all day :)
I did snack on the most ridiculous banana ever. I included my iPod Touch in the picture for size comparison (coughthat’swhatshesaidcough):
After work — early dismissal at 4:00, yay! — I walked over to the gym and ran a quick 2.69 miles in 30 minutes, an 11:09/pace! Yes, I know I’m slow, but I’m proud that I’m getting faster! My marathon goal is to finish in under 5 hours, which means I’m going to have to maintain an 11:26/mile pace for the whole race. Once I build up my short distance speed a little bit more I’m going to start adding in some longer runs to increase my endurance so I can meet my goal :)
I also did 15 minutes on the elliptical (crossramp 8, resistance 3) before walking home. As part of the Holiday Bootie Buster Challenge, I calculated my total roundtrip walk from work –> gym –> home: 1.8 miles! I was met at the door by a VERY happy Barkley:
Who can resist that face? I took my guy for a quick walk, then made myself dinner:
Roasted sweet taters! I was still pretty satisfied from lunch, so this hit the spot. After dinner I hopped in the shower, then started my Thanksgiving baking projects!! While I was doing my prep I snacked on a Fruit2Day and Clif bar, partially to keep myself from snacking on batter, and partially because I was still a little hungry ;-)
Project #1 was pumpkin bread: round 2:
I used the same recipe as last time, but split the batter in half and added chocolate chips to one loaf. Our apartment smells AMAZING right now; here’s hoping they taste as good as they look and smell!
Baking project #2 was sugar cookies! Here’s the before:
And the delicious after:
One of these cookies may or may not have found its way into my tummy… :)
I use a cookie scoop (sort of like a tiny ice cream scoop) to make sure all my cookies are the same size and bake evenly. I can’t believe I used to try and roll out dough balls by hand; I would NEVER get them even!
Matt and I each had a few of these guys while my baking projects were in the oven:
Here’s hoping I do a better job at keeping them in the house this time around!
Alright, it’s time to hit the sack. Have a Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!!
I’ll be back later tonight with my eats and exercise for the day :)
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