Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Hangry Decisions

Hey there! I hope you’re having a great week so far! It’s almost half-way over! Smile

Tuesdays are one of my favorite workout days, because it’s one of the only days that Dusty and I actually get to workout together. Strength training is not my strong suit (especially upper-body), so I love having Dusty there on Tuesdays to help me through the workout.

I snacked on a half a banana with some almond butter as I headed out the door this morning. I must’ve hit “snooze'” a few more times than normal this morning, because I ended up getting to the gym a little late. I felt a tad rushed, but still got a good back and bicep workout in!


Chocolate Smoothie

1 scoop Barleans Chocolate Silk Greens

1 scoop vanilla SunWarrior Protein Powder

1/2 a frozen banana

1 cup almond-coconut milk

1 scoop of maca

1/2 tbsp raw cocoa powder (for extra chocolately-ness!)

dash of xanthan gum (thickening agent)


I’m not sure what was missing, but this smoothie was kind of… “blah.” Maybe I’ll use a full tbsp of cocoa powder next time?


I packed my lunch for work today: a sandwich with Ezekiel break, Sabra hummus, baby spinach, alfalfa sprouts, avocado and some pickles (for good measure) and an organic fuju apple to go along side. Sounds healthy enough right?

Well, let’s just say it was one of ‘those days.’ We have three major events coming up at work in the next couple of weeks and things have just been hectic! So, I spent the morning running around and before I knew it, it was almost 2:00 and my stomach was HANGRY! hungry tummy + moody Kara = hangry Kara!

Hangry Kara also equals bad decisions. We had a couple of boxed lunches leftover from an earlier meeting that looked waaaay more enticing than my veggie sammie and apple.

So this happened…



And I hate to say it but, it was so good! I ate a half of the turkey and cheese wrap, the entire bag of sun chips, a couple bites of pasta salad and a cookie later on. Definitely not the healthiest meal, but what’s done is done… right? Movin’ on…


Dusty is working late tonight. He’s an athletic trainer for a local high school, so he works late quite a bit. That means dinner was spent solo. Usually when he works late I’ll do something simple for dinner… soup and salad, eggs, veggie burger, etc.

But lucky for me, we had some delicious leftovers in the fridge from the weekend. We had our tasting for our wedding and we walked away with about 9 to-go boxes of amazing food. No joke!

We had company this weekend and they had no problems taking some of it off our hands!

I reheated some of the leftover salmon topped with sundried tomatoes and herbs and corn soufflé. I also sautéed some kale with peppers, garlic, and Bragg’s Liquid Amino seasoning. A delicious feast was prepared in about 10 minutes!

Dinner 4.17

Well folks, I have a 5am core class and a 5:30am spin class on the agenda for tomorrow. My bed is calling my name!

Have a lovely night!

- Kara

Oh, and if anyone can tell me how to get rid of the white lines under my pictures and the write space around my smiley faces, I’d greatly appreciate it! Smile

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