Haven’t been posting as much this week, since I spent the whole day travelling Thursday and Monday, and wanted to “unplug” the whole weekend in Boston, so I could really experience the Healthy Living Summit, without feeling that I had to blog about it right away. I’m sure you’ve seen a whole bunch of recaps anyways, so I’ll save mine…at least for today!
Phew, Monday was a LONG day. Emotionally and a little physically draining. I have learned a lot about myself this past weekend, which I’ll discuss further in another post. I didn’t get home on Monday until about 1 (so 4 AM Boston time) in the morning after having missed one of my flights and was just dead exhausted at this point. Why is it so hard to adjust to time changes?! I had the laziest day ever today, but still filled with yummy eats.
As much as I loved the conference, there’s nothing better than returning home to your own bed to sleep in! And return to the structure of regular meals, as well. Thanks again to Jenn, for putting together What I Ate Wednesday. Let’s get started.
Breakfast – 8:
My day started off fabulously with the return of oat bran. I clearly went without it in Boston, but was happy to have it back again this morning.
I cooked up a bowl of oat bran, which included 1/3 cup oat bran, 1/2 cup egg whites, 1/2 tablespoon chia seeds, 1/2 banana, 2 tablespoons pumpkin, cinnamon, stevia, and topped with cashew butter and a little circle of frozen blueberries for fun times.
I realized this morning how much I missed nut butter while being away!
I’m super thankful I have today off work, I would probably be dead on the floor if I went back today. Unfortunately, I didn’t really sleep in, so mostly lounged around pretty much all day. Whyyyy can’t I sleep lately?!
I enjoyed the peaceful morning, sipping my coffee, and relaxing. Its totally fine if I don’t even move off my couch today, right? Must my life be so difficult.
Lunch came shortly after, and I happily welcomed firing up the oven again for some roasted kabocha squash. My favourite veggie ever.
Lunch – 12:
I always sprinkle it with a little cinnamon before putting it in the oven, tastes so good baked together. I know Tessa agrees with me on our obsession with this magical squash.
I ate this up alongside a tablespoon of heaven, that is coconut butter. We all know I love that stuff, and its just so dang good with squash. Okay, it could probably taste good with mud, but its one of my favourite things to pair squash or sweet potato with.
I also had an egg on the side, that I just microwaved quickly, which was ugly so you don’t need to see that one.
At this point, I finally got started on unpacking my luggage and getting started on laundry. Not the most fun stuff to come home to, but must be done.
Snack – 3:
Todays afternoon snack was a small serving of 2% greek yogurt, nuttzo peanut free nut butter (SO tasty!), and an apple.
I was going to workout, but was just so tired I figured it was best if I just skipped today and hopefully have more energy tomorrow.
Instead, I painted my nails, so they look lovely. OPI for the win.
The worst part, is when you try and paint your nails with your other hand. Now it just looks like I stabbed my fingers with knives or something. Clearly a wise colour for the steady hand challenged.
Dinner – 5:15:
Tonights dinner was super simple, just stole a few of my parents leftover veggies, since I have yet to go produce shopping yet…oopsy. Its a sad, sad sight in my fridge right now.
Guess that’s on the agenda tomorrow!
I just tossed up some chopped tempeh, zucchini, cauliflower, and broccoli slaw with a mixture of nutritional yeast, coconut oil, a little almond flour, and red pepper flakes.
Then, I threw them in a 350 oven for about 30 minutes. Delicious.
A serving of avocado on the side as well.
Now, I’m catching up on the classiest show in town, Bachelor Pad. This show makes me feel super good about my choices in life.
Snack – 8:
Earlier I made a protein muffin (this way), but with a mix of teff and coconut flour. And have plans on having that later with some coconut flour frosting. And then I’ll probably head to bed. Have to be up early for tomorrow!
Tomorrow I definitely want to start recapping my time at the Healthy Living Summit, and want to sum up the fact that I had a lot of fun, but also found myself really comparing and putting judgment on myself based on how others looked compared to me. Even looking at this post, I’ve realized it’s probably not enough food for me and I need to make a big change. Like I said, I’ll be discussing this more tomorrow though, I don’t want this pos to be too long.
What’s the thing you miss most after you go on vacation?
Favourite thing you ate today?
Hope everyone has a great day!