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Been caught starving

Don’t judge please…

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I just love waffles!!

They make for a great quick breakfast when I’m crunched for time after an a.m. workout. I had a stellar workout this morning too. Took it easy since I biked less than 12 hours prior. I seriously love working out in the mornings now. Almost as much as I love my morning coffee!!

Duration: 57 minutes
Avg HR: 138
Max HR: 169

Cardio:
5 minutes easy warm-up on the elliptical
15 minutes “MIIT” on the elliptical
15 minutes on the rowing machine (I’ve started switching between overhand and underhand grip when doing this. Love it!)

Weights:
alternating sets of reverse lunge with forward reach and tricep dips
alternating sets of horizontal woodchop and back extension
One two minute plank (hells yes! my goal is 3 minutes)

Then I came home to this beauty.

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Two Nature’s Path maple cinnamon waffles, almond butter, plain yogurt, strawberries.

Usually before my morning workouts, I have half a french press of iced coffee, then drink the remaining half when I get home. But today I also wanted a protein shake. Thus, a mocha protein shake!

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  • 1 1/2 cups cold brewed coffee
  • splash almond milk
  • 1/2 scoop chocolate whey powder
  • 6 ice cubes

Next time I’ll only use 4 ice cubes, otherwise this was mega tasty. Perfect balance of coffee and chocolate flavour.

 

I get a big ole’ FAIL for my work eats today. Breakfast was eaten at 8 am. I had to be in court all morning, then cover a noon-hour committee meeting. Since I figured I’d be heading back to the office after the lunch meeting, I left some fake-sagna leftovers that I could heat up when I returned.

Except, as always, court ran late. I had a new bar around 10 am. I was excited to find these at the Bulk Barn, even though they were $0.25 short of costing me my first born.

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Apparently these are Canadian, I’ve been looking for them ever since our gal K reviewed them.

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Cinnamon is one of my all-time fave flavours, so I was excited to try this! My thoughts were very similar to K’s. It’s a pretty big bar. Loved the crispy/chewy texture. Cinnamon flavour was great, raisins were negligible. Would have been great with a little more raisins or nuts, but I guess keeping them out is how they keep the calories low. Oh, and can we talk about the protein? All from “soy crisps”!

I had this bar with a cheestring and it kept me feeling full for an hour. Court adjourned for lunch at 11:45 am, and I found out I had to be back there for 1 pm, with my committee meeting squeezed in-between. Thinking the proceeding would wrap up quickly when we returned, I opted to keep my growling belly at bay with a snack. So I walked to a small grocery store and picked up some baby carrots.

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Besides the fact that baby carrots hurt my jaw and are more prone to giving me tummy pain (most raw veggies do) I got some love from Mr. Bunny Luv. About half the bag to be exact.

Then it was off to my meeting, which lasted till 1pm. I rushed back to the courthouse (with a few more carrots in-between) and proceeded to sit there until 3 pm. Gah!!! I was beyond hungry, I was weak and discombobulated. It was so bad that I let an army guy waiting to dispute a traffic ticket blatantly hit on me. I never do that. I was too weak to blow him off! Arrggdjfefjbeun…

Aaanyways, I got back to the office at 3:30 and my co-worker was kind enough to let me cram down my leftovers before writing my story. This is why I carry giant pitas around in my purse like a crazy lady. Working as a reporter, you never know where you’re going to be or for how long. And for me, I can only eat so many snacks until I need a meal, ya know?

After my uber late lunch, supper was sad, again.

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Veggie salami and cheddar cheese sandwich eaten in bed while catching up on all the food you guys were eating while I was starving…

What was supposed to be my afternoon snack…

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Bag o’ yellow plums. I have no idea what an appropriate serving size is of these little guys. They’re maybe half the size of the plums I usually eat? Wait. I think I just answered my own question.

 

And with that, I want to ask you: What do you do when you’re out and about and starving? Do you pick up a snack and wait till you can get to a decent meal? Or do you grab a quick meal somewhere close by?

It should be said that the noon-hour committee meetings are catered. Don’t be fooled by the fancy “catered” word. Today’s lunch was goopy mayo sandwiches and potato chips. Full-fat mayo is on my list of “no-go” foods. Had I eaten it, I would have likely been doubled over in pain.

Now I’m off to do some chores, catch up on blogs and hit the hay extra early. Tomorrow’s long run day!! :D

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