My, oh my, how my life has changed since last Wednesday. This time last week, I was sitting among a mess of boxes inside a tiny apartment in the heart of the city, stressed about my move and fed up with the construction sounds outside my window. Today, I’m as snug-as-a-bug-in-a-rug-comfortable in my much bigger place outside the city center, and I even have a new car to get around in. I mean, wow. For most of you, having space, a little bit of quiet and your own transportation is probably not anything you think about all that much. But as an urbanite for the past two-and-a-half years, these are luxuries I didn’t have. It feels good to have them now, and I’m loving all these changes in my life, even though I was a little sad about it all at first. But it’s not so bad outside of my bubble. Maybe I’m making a new bubble?
There’s something else I’m loving right now, and it hasn’t changed much in the past week. Food. No seriously, I love food. Sometimes I probably think about food a little bit too much. Although I eat very similar things most days, my usual foods are ones I like so much that I still get excited about each meal. I typically go for easy, simple and convenient food choices, which fill me up and don’t take a lot of time to prepare. But to make that happen I need some tools, which leads me to this food and moving-related story of the day …
Have you ever gone without a particular appliance?
Dave and I still have a lot of stuff to buy for our new place. One of the things that our kitchen is currently lacking is a microwave. Have you ever lived without one? You’d think it wouldn’t be that big of a deal. But when you’re short on time and need to prepare a meal, it can make it tough to be without. For instance, on Monday night, Dave and I got home late after picking up my car and were standing in the kitchen at 9 p.m. wondering what we could possibly whip up in a flash. If we preheated the oven for anything, we’d be waiting for a while. And at that point, everything I pulled out of the freezer to eat needed to be microwaved. We settled on breakfast for dinner, Dave having cereal, and me having eggs. But in that moment, we realized that although we don’t want to rely on the microwave, it sure does come in handy, and we need it more than we think. I hope to pick one up this week so we can be back in business. But until then, we’ll be doing things the old fashioned way using the stove and the oven.
A look at all of my eats from yesterday
Continuing on with the topic of food, let’s move into “What I Ate Wednesday,” which is a chance for me to pick one day out of the week and show you every single thing I consumed outside of water and vitamins. By no means are my food choices for everybody, but they surely work for me. Here are all of my meals from yesterday …
Breakfast at 8 a.m.
That’s not my usual breakfast of overnight oats, believe it or not. In fact, it’s just a bowl of plain Greek yogurt, topped with a banana and some crunched-up flavored breakfast crackers. Served alongside a steaming mug of warm green tea, sweetened with stevia and almond milk. In fact, I haven’t made overnight oats since we moved, but will probably get back to that fabulous and filling staple soon.
Lunch at 1 p.m.
Not pretty, but tasty. Yes, I’m still on a smoothie kick for lunches every now and again, and this one was well worth fussing with my Nutribullet for. This is a shot of world’s thickest smoothie, consisting of frozen blueberries, protein powder and almond milk. For the full recipe, check out blue chocolate protein milk-shake smoothie.
Snack at 4 p.m.
Just a little bit of fuel before I headed off to teach a class and work out. All I wanted was another mug of steaming green tea and some trail mix, which I made by combining a pre-made pack from Trader Joe’s with some extra raw cashews and almonds to fill it out.
Post-workout protein at 6:30 p.m.
I drank this after teaching BODYPUMP on the way home in the car. It’s one big scoop of Adaptogen TastyWHEY protein powder mixed with cold water, and it was delicious. And you bet I was careful not to spill it in my new ride.
Dinner at 8:15 p.m.
This is a bowl full of broccoli slaw pasta, steamed spinach, marinara sauce and some turkey meatballs. The broccoli slaw pasta is something I’ve been enjoying lately because it’s super easy to prepare. You can read about how I make it here: Must-try veggie pasta.
That was it for my eats yesterday. Pretty standard and colorful.
Tonight, I’m teaching a BODYATTACK class at another new-to-me gym in my new neighborhood, which I’m excited about. Speaking of which, I still owe you guys a review of the latest BODYATTACK release and will get that one up very soon. I’ll see you back here tomorrow for something a little bit different. Now go off and have a good one!
More daily eating recaps
Each week, “What I Ate Wednesday” is hosted by Peas and Crayons for bloggers to showcase their eats to the world. If you want to see more food recaps, check out some of my posts from the past here:
- A full day of eating in pictures
- Another full day of my eats and drinks
- Real food isn’t always pretty
- Do you have a balanced dining out strategy?
- What I ate and drank all day
- Three meals, two snacks and a shake
- Food trucks and rest-day eating
- Plenty of protein at every meal
- Colorful fuel for a day of training
- Long days of training require a lot of food
- Making do on “What I Ate Wednesday”
- Healthy foods for a rest day
- Who doesn’t like pictures of food?
- A look at a full day of eating in pictures
- Snapshots from a day of delicious meals
- Pictures of food, because you like them
- Food pictures and the juice cleanse that wasn’t
- A look at what I really eat in a day
- What I ate in the Sunshine State
- My weekend eats and a little narrative
- Stories about food and yesterday’s meals
- A day of eating and some commentary
- Do you want to know what I ate yesterday?
- Healthy challenges and foods from my day
- Eating, napping and eating again
- Filling up on healthy food before the holiday
- A perfect birthday at home and my eats
- Top blog posts, reader stats and my food
- A different kind of training and my food
- Joining a healthy green movement and my eats
- Must-try veggie pasta tip and my eats
- Are you eating this sweet and satisfying fruit?
Questions of the day
What did you have for breakfast today? What is your favorite meal of the day? Do you have and/or use a microwave?