Let's talk about my morning. I woke up at 5 to pee, (because you needed to know that) but I was so happy that I had another half hour to sleep. While I slept, I dreamt that I had woken up and had checked facebook on my phone, but that it was 6:15, which meant it was too late to go to the gym. I was so happy. Something about yesterday just took it out of me, and I was relishing in my old ways. But then, painful miracle of miracles, my damn alarm went off and it was only 5:40. Lucky me. I haul my drowsy self to the rec center, and find myself without a treadmill, or even an elliptical. I had to wait five minutes before some old dude got off an elliptical, and got 5 minutes into a workout when someone got off the treadmill so I was able to do my c25k workout. I did pretty much the exact same thing I did the other morning, though it seemed a bit harder thanks to the overwhelming tiredness. I fortunately have the best playlist to get me through the runs. How can you not want to move to old school Outkast, Girl Talk, The Black Keys, Jay Z, Cee-Lo, Rihanna, etc.? (
When I got home I felt much better, and since the kid was still sleeping, I was able to get some cleaning done (don't judge, I waited until her second nap before I got my stanky self into the shower), and I finally feel somewhat caught up in my house. I still have to attack the office, but beyond that, everything is under control, which makes me feel in control.
For breakfast I made the most delicious tofu scramble known to humankind and made a breakfast sandwich. I pretty much just used the recipe from Vegan with a Vengeance, but sans mushrooms, plus fresh thyme. Here's the recipe if you don't want to bother with the book.
Smart Bacon which is possibly just a step above Beggin' Strips for dogs. Let me assure you, I was fully aware that it wasn't bacon (I'm not as stupid as a dog). It did provide a nice crunch and some saltiness to the sandwich, but I certainly wouldn't eat it plain. I put it on Dave's Awesome bread (duh...I swear most of my calories go there. If calories were stock in the company, I might own it by now) with a little veganaise and my entire face melted with an orgasm of deliciousness. Seriously, people, I thought about how good this breakfast was all day long. I even had leftovers on a slice of toast later on in the afternoon as a snack. The best part? under 500 calories!
For lunch, Bird treated me to a delicious sandwich w/ baba ganoush, avocado, sprouts and, get this, miso mayo. I know. I tried my hardest not to lick my plate, it's that good (definitely an indulgence, though, at 90 cal. per tablespoon).
I should add, my meal was probably 25 percent pasta and the remainder veggies/sauce. Stupid pasta is where all those calories hide. I should probably use whole wheat pasta, but the organic stuff from Costco is just so good (and the organic whole wheat is not...Vegs is not a fan, though it doesn't bother me).
I have amazing food planned for the next week, thanks to my new cookbooks. If I get a few more workouts in, I think I'll have had a hell of a week (in a good way).