Not a lot to report here, except that I’m working’ hard for the money. I’ve basically been glued to my computer all day long. The last two weeks were a total whirlwind, so today (and probably the rest of the week) is all about playing catch up. Besides Mal’s birthday and related celebrations, this week is pretty low-key for me, so I plan to get a lot accomplished. Get it done!
I woke up bright and early this morning to tackle my To Do list. I worked for a couple of hours before my stomach started to grumble and then made two waffles and topped them with almond butter and fresh raspberries. I also drank an iced coffee with coconut milk. I definitely needed the caffeine today!
Mid-morning, I started to get hungry again, so I snacked on a handful of mixed nuts and dried fruit.
A little while later, I almost helped myself to another handful of nuts and dried fruit, but then I decided to just make myself lunch. It was only 11:30, but I need a meal, not just a snack.
On the menu for lunch: salad with two hardboiled eggs, truffle oil, and balsamic vinegar.
And half of a toasted sesame bagel with cream cheese.
CrossFit is on the agenda for this evening, so I ate a banana with a packet of Justin’s chocolate almond butter as an afternoon snack. This flavor sort of tastes like brownie batter. My goodness, it’s amazing.
I recently starting writing for the “the Supplemental” blog, which is managed by the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN). The goal of this new blog is to provide fun, fresh, and new perspectives to educate and inform consumers on combining healthy diet, supplements, and exercise to optimize one’s health and wellbeing. Its topics will range from eating well on-the-go and supplementing the diet to training for races and reducing stress. I will be contributing regularly to the blog along with seven other women:
- Carla Birnberg, award winning writer, personal trainer, former bodybuilding competitor and author of MizFitOnline.
- Leslie Bonci, a registered dietitian, director of sports nutrition at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center for Sports Medicine, former spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and contributor to Runner’s World.
- Tina Haupert, freelance writer, author of the blog, Carrots ”˜N’ Cake, and book, Carrots ”˜N’ Cake: Healthy Living One Carrot and Cupcake at a Time, and certified personal trainer.
- Sheryl Kraft, freelance health journalist, essayist and author of Midlife Matters.
- Duffy MacKay, naturopathic doctor, scientist with the Council for Responsible Nutrition and contributor to Naturally Savvy.
- Andrea Metcalf, healthy lifestyle expert as seen on NBC Today Show, motivational speaker and author of best-selling NakedFitness.
- Danielle Omar, registered dietitian, nutrition strategist and author of Food Confidence.
- Liz Scherer, health journalist, digital copywriter, women’s health advocate and award-winning author of Flashfree.
Question of the Day
Do you have a morning routine when you start your work day? What’s the first thing you do?
Me: turn on Pandora, check my email, check Twitter, upload my photos, open Windows Live Writer, start working.