Today’s What I Ate Wednesday features some of my eats from the start of this week. And it includes some meals that are NOT homemade for once! Woohooo! Because that’s how my Monday was.
I woke up hungry! I don’t typically eat anything if I’m running early and it’s not a long run, but I grabbed a handful of trail mix from this pack that I had gotten at the St. Malachi race. I had eaten part of the package on Sunday at the movies and was happy to have a few nuts and pieces of dried fruit to quell my hunger before a 4 mile outdoor run. Per usual, my breakfast was eaten at my desk and included egg whites and veggies, made by B. We had run out of frozen veggies, so I had made some Brussels sprouts Sunday evening and B cooked up some spinach. I had a busy morning and was pretty hungry when lunch rolled around. I had some leftover soup that I had frozen – some black bean, butternut squash soup.
And since I was hungry for lunch, I was super hungry for afternoon snacks. I had a bunch of smoked almonds (from the office), a pear, a sweet potato, some tea, and lots of carrots. I had already eaten half the almonds and carrots by the time I took this pic.
After work I had a board meeting meet up at Heinen’s. I enjoyed a few glasses of wine with the glorious view of the new grocery store!
After happy hour B and I had tickets to the Cleveland Film Festival. For my fourth film (yup, I love CIFF!), we saw the Hollywood Shorts. Oh my goodness – they were so good! I don’t think I’ve ever seen a shorts program where I enjoyed all the movies, but they each kept getting better and better! My favorites were Today’s the Day and Dragula. The movie didn’t get out until after 9 and of course I was hungry again. I had finished the breakfast trail mix already and wanted something quick and ready (not something I’d have to make at 9:30 p.m. at night). The solution? Noodlecat! I picked up my favorite salad, the Super Salad. Its description:
We didn’t finish eating until after 10 and I wanted something else, so I satisfied myself with some more citrus. I’m not typically a huge orange fan, but maybe the orange and grapefruit on the salad got my in the mood? I would’ve gone for a peanut butter brownie bar that I had made last week, but B and his friend had eaten them all over the weekend. 😦
AND here is an update of my Fitbit for the day! My morning run, plus walking to and from my happy hour and the movies, put me at a weekday high – I never get this high unless I have a weekend (and lots of walking around) or a long run.
Some questions for you:
- Do you have a fitbit?
- Do you have a go-to quick and easy takeout meal for nights when you didn’t plan a meal and don’t have time to cook?
- Do you eat before working out in the morning?
This week’s WIAW linkup hosted here!
8 thoughts on “WIAW: Busy Monday”
I don’t have a fitbit, but am curious. When I cook, I tend to make a little bit extra and freeze the leftovers. That way I have an easy meal for busy days right in my freezer! I sometimes eat before working out – if it’s going to be a rough one (high intensity) I know I need to fuel first. If I’m doing something light, like yoga or pilates, I tend not to eat before a morning workout. Unless I’m just starving.
Nice looking food! Wine is so good…drank a little too much this past weekend;)
That super salad sounds amazing! I love grapefruit or oranges in my salads, especially with almonds!
Heinen’s looks so cool! I love the fresco ceiling!
Yes – it’s a great place! Just a grocery store … but so much more too.
I totally want a FitBit, they look so fun!
I love mine sooo much!