Two Lives, One Lifestyle

Tex-Mex Kitchen Staple Salad by Katie
February 11, 2010, 11:26 pm
Filed under: Breakfast, Dinner, Katie, Lunch, Run, Salad, Snacks, Wine

While Kelli watches the Office over in CT, I’m watching 30 Rock out in CO!  Such a hilarious show and so many good lines.  It’s pretty much the only show I keep up on anymore.  Usually John and I watch it on Hulu on Friday so I might watch it again tomorrow, sweet!

Breakfast was some blueberry and banana oats again, this time I added an egg white and the usual suspect peanut butter, which seemed to hold me over much better than yesterday.

I slept in a little (till 7 ;)) so I brought my oats with me.  Parking after 8 AM becomes an intense process of stalking people walking near cars hoping they get in and drive away.  Around 11, I decided to go out with a big group for lunch at 12:45 and dug into a yogurt to hold me over.  I love this flavor soooo much but noticed today that is has 20 g of sugar, which is sad.  Meg on Be Fit, Be Full noticed the same thing today on her cup of yogurt and I read her post right after I read the nutritionals and had the thought to blog about it.  Great minds think alike :).

Lunch was Pickle Barrel and my order included a whole wheat roll, shredded turkey with buffalo sauce, avocado, lettuce, and tomato.   Yes, that is really pale lettuce, not cheese.

This kept me full for hours and hours, which was good since I didn’t bring anymore snacks.  I went straight to the gym afterwards and ran 40 minutes at 10:20 pace.  About halfway through, I remembered I was supposed to be running hills and switched dreadmill settings to hills. Wow.  Great workout!   After some abs and a few lunges and hamstring curls (I attempted leg weight lifting but my muscles are exhausted).

On the way home, I stopped at the grocery store for some yogurt.  An older guy told me I looked like I knew what I was doing, picking out yogurt.  He said he hadn’t had yogurt since he was a kid (!) but he was trying to eat healthier and asked for tips.  So excited!!   I explained the difference between the fruity kinds and the plain or Greek versions and he ended up trying some vanilla Greek yogurt.  It made my day!

Anyway, onto dinner.  Easy peasy things-I-had-on-hand Tex-Mex salad.

I sauteed tomatoes and onions with taco spices and added a serving of kidney beans.

Red leaf lettuce..

All together now, with a bit of salsa and Greek yogurt aka sour cream.  Adding some crumbled chips or cheese would make this even better.

Oh yes, and the requisite glass of wine.  I think it will be standard for my Thursdays now since I won’t want any on Fridays (early morning long runs on Saturdays!).

All day, I felt my energy was great- mayjah progress on my project, a phone sesh with a Bucknell alum who worked at a company I am dying to work for (yay networking), a 40 minute run that flew by, a relaxing glass of wine…. What was the best part of your day?

The Office by Kelli
February 11, 2010, 9:33 pm
Filed under: Dinner, Kelli

Hey bloggies!  I am blogging while watching one of my all time favorite shows, The Office!!  It’s so horrible how much I love this show.  Michael Scott just cracks me up and I never get sick of it.  The other good thing about Thursdays is that there is only one more alarm clock until the weekend!  And this weekend is 3 days long!  And its Valentines Day! And we are going skiing!  Woot woot!  It’s definitely going to be a good one 🙂

Today was a good Thursday.  I accidentally slept through my alarm (or I might not have set it?  I really don’t know)  this morning and slept until almost 8!  Crazy!  That meant that I only had about 20 minutes to get ready for work.  That meant I wore uggs, jeans, and a sweat shirt.  I love having a casual office 🙂  Sleeping that late also meant I had to resort to the instant oatmeal I keep in my desk for breakfast.  definitely not as good as the real thing!  I also didn’t have time to pack a lunch, so I grabbed Subway.  Subway is really the answer to healthy eating on the go!  I love their veggie subs with apples on the side!

I got home tonight and hadn’t planned a dinner (are you noticing a theme here for today!?)  so I threw together some random ingredients from my pantry/fridge.

Shrimp, water chestnuts, brocoli, snow peas, and red onion.  Stir fried together with a little olive oil and chicken broth.  It was really good!  I think a day like today proves that you can forget to plan ahead and still eat healthy as long as you keep the correct ingredients in your fridge and pantry.  I could have easily grabbed Dunkin Donuts for breakfast, something fast and unhealthy for lunch, and chinese take out or pizza for dinner.  While I love each other these things as a special treat, I think its way too easy for people to fall into this routine.  Being healthy is a choice!!

Tonight I also ran for 30 minutes as part of marathon training!  Woot woot!

I hope you had a great Thursday!!!

Quicky post by Katie
February 11, 2010, 5:49 pm
Filed under: Katie

Best and most original search term used to find the blog: “p90x great for bull riding

Amazing.  I made a Twitter account a long time ago but decided to start using it- none of my real life friends use it but I’ve enjoyed following blogger tweets!  My twitter name is “kdmetz” so twit me!  😀

Snowed In… At work? by Kelli
February 11, 2010, 7:47 am
Filed under: Breakfast, Dinner, Kelli

Hey bloggies 🙂  Sorry I missed a post last night, but the snow threw off my whole schedule!

I woke up yesterday and it hadn’t started snowing yet.  I was really surprised because the weather report said it was supposed to start around 4AM and we should have had about 4 inches by the time I left for work.  So I decided to go to work for the morning, and leave as soon as the weather outside got bad to finish the day from my kitchen table.  No such luck!  The snow did not start until after 1PM!  It was insane.  The weather report changed to 4-5 inches of accumulation instead of 10-13.  I left work at 4:30 when it was getting bad to finish one last report at home.  When I got home I could not get connected to our VPN (the access network that allows me to get onto our network even if I’m not in the office).  UGH!  TECHNOLOGY!  I was getting emails from the client who needed the reports, so ended up trudging back into the office in the snow and wind time finish.  I got home at 9, had a glass of wine, and crashed!  Crazy snow!

The one thing that was good about yesterday was the food!

Breakfast.  1 egg, 2 egg whites, spinach, cheddar cheese, avocado on the side, and hot sauce.

Lunch.  Roasted brussels sprouts and red potatoes.  Which I thought I would eat at home!  Thank god I packed it up and took it to work with me!

Dinner.  Marinated slow cooked pork.  I didn’t end up getting to eat much of this, but Stephen said it was great!!!

Have a great Thursday everyone!!!