Daily Archives: October 30, 2009
Thankyousomuch for all the nice comments about my journey to double-digit land! I was surprised by how many of you said you have yet to reach any fitness accomplishments. Bullshit! As I told Ang, some days, just making it to the gym is an accomplishment in itself. We don’t all have to be running marathons here :)
Speaking of which! I do have plans to do a half marathon next spring. I’m iffy about doing one sooner because I’m not too keen on training in the snow and ice. Plus, I think the winter is a great time to focus on strength training and doing those other activities that get neglected while training for races during the summer. I would also love to do a full marathon in 2011. I think next summer will be the season for my half-mary, duathlon and metric century. The summer after that will be The Big One ;)
I thought for this week’s edition of Flashback Friday, it would be fun to look back to the beginnings of the blog. As most of you know, I started The Great Balancing Act in July because blogging at Trying For A Tri felt weird after I finished my triathlon!
To see my first ever blog post go here. It was kind of boring, and the pictures aren’t great. I actually didn’t even tell anyone about the blog until I’d been at it for a week so there would be some content on there first.
I was still calorie counting during those first few months, I gave it up for good in April ‘09. There were some good eats in my first six months as a food blogger though :)
Tofu and fried egg sandwiches…
My first ever sushi…
Experiments in homemade protein bars…
Ginormous mugs of coffee…
Alotta almond butter…
…and post-workout shakes.
A lot of pitas.
Hmmm…I think my favourite of all though was my homemade birthday carrot cake.
Droooool. Can we do this again this year mom? Or maybe…pie!?
I also miss my cute puppies.
But I do not miss this:
Okay, that’s enough fun with old blog pictures. Wanna see what I’m eating these days?
PB&J oats, now pronounced “peeeebjuh”
- 3/4 cup rolled oats
- 2 cups water
- 1/2 scoop vanilla whey powder
- 1 heaping tbsp PB
- 1 tbsp blueberry jam
I “sandwiched” half the PB and jam in the centre of the bowl again. You can see it peeking out a little!
Dinner was a rather large salad.
These days, I’m eating them out of a casserole dish.
Anyone else eat their romaine lettuce by the head? I guess they’re on the small-ish side, but I still feel pretty badass chopping up a whole head of romaine for just one salad.
- peeled carrot
- roasted sweet potato
- cottage cheese
- cajun spice, cumin and pepper
I ate it all, and still had chocolate after ;)
My legs are feeling pretty good today, so I’m happy a light workout may be in the picture for tomorrow after all! Otherwise, it’s my usual 5am-1pm shift. With no candy, costumes or other Halloween joy. I don’t get trick-or-treaters where I am and I love handing out candy. Anyone in Fredericton care to hire me as a candy-hander-outer tomorrow night? :P
If you are celebrating on Saturday, have fun!! And have a package of rockets for me please ;)
Question of the day: What would be in your flashback Friday food edition? When I do this again another six months down the road, there will definitely be waffles :P