Hi, friends! Happy Tuesday!
Yesterday started bright and early with a breakfast blast from the past: a French Toast Breakfast Scramble! I haven’t made one of these babies in weeks now, but it was just as delicious as I remembered. I added a big ol’ scoop of Teddie peanut butter to it. Delish!
Mid-morning, I stopped working and snacked on a rice cake with Teddie peanut butter. I had plans to do my long run in a little bit, but I was starting to feel hungry, so I ate a snack to hold me over. I can’t exercise on an empty stomach!
Then, I headed outside for a glorious 8 miles—the longest run I’ve done since October! I have to admit, the first couple of miles totally blew (they were exhausting and I felt like crap), but, by mile 3 or so, I started to get into a groove and the whole running thing came back to me.
Since I’m a crazy person and partaking in my box’s Burpee Challenge, I incorporated some burpees into my run yesterday. Ninety burpees was my goal for the day, so I split them into 3 sets of 30. I did 30 when I started my run, 30 at the mid-point, and 30 when I finished. It definitely added a challenge to yesterday’s workout!
The final 30 burpees were definitely the hardest…
After my run, I stretched, showered, and then made lunch, which was Trader Joe’s fried rice with turkey meatballs.
I also ate a few dates with peanut butter.
Last night’s dinner was a delicious one, and it was inspired by this recipe. This meal is so simple to make and came together in no time at all. Definitely a keeper!
Turkey & Spinach Sweet Potato Hash
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 2 medium-large sweet potatoes
- 1 medium onion
- 1 pound ground turkey
- 1 tbsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 2-4 handfuls of fresh spinach
- Dice sweet potato into small pieces and then add them to a large sauté pan with olive oil, garlic powder, and cinnamon. Coat sweet potatoes in olive oil and cook on medium heat for 5 minutes. While sweet potatoes are cooking, dice onion.
- Add ground turkey to the pan with the sweet potatoes. Break it up with a fork as it cooks. Add onion.
- Continue to cook sweet potatoes, turkey, and onion until turkey is no longer pink and sweet potatoes begin to soften.
- When sweet potatoes are soft, add spinach and cook until it is wilted.
- Remove pan from heat and serve immediately.
I love, love, love this meal! It’s seriously so easy—just throw it all in a pan, stir occasionally, and, voilà, you have a nutritious, delicious, and super satisfying dinner!
After dinner, I ate a couple of sugar cookies with sprinkles from Easter. Holy yum!
Health News & Views
Recently, I enjoyed a couple of wonderfully relaxing and indulgent vacations. Eat, drink, and be merry was the name of the game, but I didn’t allow myself to go overboard either. I didn’t want to come back from my vacation feeling worse than when I left!
Are you planning a vacation this season? If so, here are a few tips for staying healthy!
Question of the Day
Would you rather…
Run or do burpees?
Eat a sugar cookie or a chocolate chip cookie?
Get licked by a dog or a cat?
P.S. Just a reminder that Abby’s Kick Ass Virtual 5K is one week from today! I hope you decide to participate! You can win all sorts of great prizes!