It’s been a while since I’ve done a random, workout, what I ate type of post. As I was going through my phone, I noticed I had a lot of photos to upload and share. I’ve been getting back into my running routine now that the weather has cooled down. It seems a bit odd since it’s July and the weather usually does the opposite. I’ll take advantage of it for now.
I am very lucky to live near miles and miles of endless beautiful running paths.
Sometimes I feel like I’m running somewhere tropical. The neighborhoods around me are full of hibiscus and palm trees. It takes me back to my life in Hawaii.
But then there are spiders…
And random graveyards…
After my run, I made a quick lunch to go.
The salad had lettuce, croutons, corn, avocado, turkey, cheese, tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers, and Italian dressing.
Later in the afternoon, Paulina and I went to grab coffee at Rush Espresso. I ordered the medium caffe latte with four shots of espresso. I love how thick the milk was. On a side note, Sealy and I are going to start a new series on the blog called 24/24. We are going to explore 24 greatness of Charlotte in 24 hours. On Saturday, we are doing 24 coffee shops in 24 hours. So, if you have a favorite coffee spot in Charlotte or the surrounding area, leave it in the comments!
Later in the afternoon, I stopped at Whole Foods to grab some kitchen staples and some food. I’m trying to fit in more protein without protein powder (I’ll explain my trainer’s craziness soon) I’ve been eating more frequent meals high in protein.
I grabbed the chicken fajita and grilled peppers on the Whole Foods hot bar and had that when I got home for extra protein. It was really good! I MAY HAVE ADDED KETCHUP…SHHHHH.
And then to hit my macros, I had some salmon and broccoli later in the evening. I don’t know how people eat so much protein! If you have any tips that don’t require protein powder or protein bars, let me know!
For breakfast, I’ve been doing the unsweetened almond milk, 1 cup of special k cereal and 2 hard boiled eggs. It’s boring but it works. My trainer is trying to put 10 lbs of muscle on me. I’m just going to trust him. The morning carbs help me get through the workout.
Also, I have been obsessed with baking cookies. Remember the recipe I posted the other day from the NYT? I did it again…
Luckily, I didn’t have to keep them laying around the apartment. It was Paulina’s birthday so I made them for her. She loved my cookies 🙂
Well, I better get back to brainstorming with Sealy for our new series called 24/24!