I may not have much to say today but I will not become one of those people who hardly ever blogs and then every 2 weeks comes back and says “Sorry I was gone for so long but I’m back now!”

So… I gained a pound. Yeah it sucks and I was kinda upset although not as much as I sometimes am. I kinda felt on the edge about how my week was going all week, honestly. True I did burn 4,700 calories last week I also felt like all I did was eat! I thinkI’m just going to have to get used to that feeling though when I[m home all day, because it kind of is all I do ๐Ÿ˜› My days seem to go something like this:

Wake up, eat breakfast, run, shower, eat a post-run snack ( I’m always hungry after I run), sit around normally in front of my computer doing random things, eat lunch, do some more siting around, eat a snack ( I’m hungry and I need to the fuel for kickboxing/running at the gym for an hour), shower, eat dinner, watch some TV, eat dessert, go to sleep, Repeat ๐Ÿ˜›

So Its not that I eat a lot its just that I don’t really do much else… But I am going to try to make my snacks a little smaller, or if I want more then have some fruit or veggies! I’m also going to have less of my Healthy Choice/Lean Cuisine because while they aren’t super high in sodium they are probably more than I normally have. So there is the possibility that some of my 1 pound was from retaining water, if only life as that easy…

I ran my 3rd 5k yesterday, hence why I didn’t blog about my weigh-in. I have run 2 5ks before this one and I ran them both in 31:12 ( yes the exact same time). SO I really wanted under that, and maybe if I was a good girl under 30 mins. I have been running a lot now so it seemed possible. So, I felt pretty ready when Sunday morning rolled around, despite the 85 degree heat and humidity, that’s New jersey for ya people! I had my brand spankin’ new 5k playlist with about 30 mins worth of my very best running music* ( I’ll put my playlist at the end of the blog if you’re curious!). The whole run I just looked at whoever was the next person ahead of me and I passed them, then did the same with the next person. And I finished in 29:53!!!! Yippee!! It was an awesome moment, I felt so good about what I had just accomplished I didn’t even care that I gained 1 pound!! ITs just one pound I’ve still lost almost 30 and 30p pounds ago I could not have run a 5k in under 30 mins! I couldn’t even run a mile ๐Ÿ˜›

So i know I never mentioned before that I am from good ol’ New Jersey, so let me just say one quick thing about my home state. Before you go jumping to conclusions that all of New Jersey looks like this:

and that all New Jersians look like this:

Let me just say that while there may be a few of these fine fellows in my state you are more likely to see this:

and there are more horse farms than you can even imagine. In fact I have been going to a barn and riding/socializing/working my butt off for about 10 years. So don’t go thinking you know New Jersey just because you watch MTV. Ahh… I feel better now ๐Ÿ™‚

Okay well as much as I have enjoyed this little post I have to go get ready to go kickboxing, I’ve got to burn 523 calories tonight which I can do but I’ll have to work!

More food/fun/and bordom to come!

Elli

* My ย (about)30 min 5k playlist-

Believe – The Bravery
Speed of Sound – Coldplay
The Sound Of Settling- Death Cab For Cutie
Headlights On Dark Roads – Snow Patrol
Square One – Coldplay
Sick Muse – Metric
It’s Beginning To Get To Me – Snow Patrol
Vertigo – U2

Probably not he best way for me to start off a blog if I want anyone to read it I guess. If my life is so boring what could i possibly have to say… Well it is boring and I’m not going to lie about that.

This week all it feels like I’ve done is workout eat and sit in front of my computer. I don’t like sitting on the couch all day so I just watch stuff on my computer.

I have accomplished my 1000 calories 4x a day goal this whole week ( I burnt 486 calories running and walking this morning and I’m going to the gym tonight). So I know that as far as exercise I have done well ๐Ÿ™‚ And I’m running my 3rd 5k on sunday! My last two I ran in 31:12 ( literally I ran the EXACT same time :P) so I just want to beat that time and considering my last 5k was the beginning of april and I’ve only been improving since then I should be able to! Fingers crossed!

I think I have done well with eating also, but to be honest it feels like all I do is eat so it is hard to know… I don’t think I am eating anymore thatn normal its just that I’m not doing much else… I just eat then do nothing until it’s time to eat again! ๐Ÿ˜› I have eaten some yummy stuff though. My mom and I bough all these microwave meals ( Lean Cuisine, Healthy Choice, and the like) and I actually like them. Healthy Choice is definitely my favorite though, because all the ingredients are all natural so there are no weird chemicals or preservatives just what you would think veggies and stuff! I don’t get any with meat in them though because I hardly eat meat anyway and I just don’t rust the “meat” in any of them! And then, being the amateur chef I am I have to add my own stuff to all of them. For example ( I wish I had a picture but I forgot) yesterday I had Lean Cuisine Mac and Cheese (280 cals) with roasted broccoli and tomatoes (which I made and added)… it was quite tasty!

I also discovered an awesome snack that I will be enjoying personally in about and hour and a half… banana “ice cream”! Maybe some of you have heard of this but I think its pretty awesome…

Cut up a banana and then freeze it in a plastic baggie for a few hours until it’s pretty hard. Then put it in a blender or food processor until its soft and creamy, 1 banana takes like 2 mins or so. I have added a few different things to try, cinnamon and vanilla are obvious but yummy, cherries, blueberries, and coco powder are also really good! I tried chocolate chips… they are ok but they don’t really melt again in your mouth so they have a funny texture. Then pour it into a bowl and freeze it again, how long you refreeze it depends on how soft you want it but I leave it in for like 2 hours and it’s like regular ice cream!This was my first one, just some vanilla and cinnamon with a few chocolate chips on top.

I also discover this recipie for Pumpkin Cranberry Muffin Tops ( here’s the link to the recipe: http://www.fannetasticfood.com/recipes/pumpkin-cranberry-muffin-tops/)

I just made them and had one for dessert after my lunch… it was really yummy! If you don’t have pumpkin pie spice you can just use 1 1/2 tsp of cinnamon, ย 3/4 tsp of ground ginger, 3/8 tsp (thats 1/4 + 1/8) of allspice of ground cloves, and 3/8 tsp of ground nutmeg. I also just used plain whole wheat flour instead of pastry flour.

And I tried to figure out the calories ( as accurately as ย I could) 1 top is about 80 calories so that is really healthy! There is almost no fat at all in them, and they are pretty big considering ย how few calories there are in them! But make sure you get 24 of them or the calorie count in each top goes up!

Well thats about all I have for y’all right now! I wish my life were more exciting (believe me), and hopefully it will be soon ( I go on my first vacation: camping in northern Wisconsin the week after next!)

Happy Travels!

Elli