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Go With The Flow

Wonderful class this morning. It was a new class that the studio is offering called Yoga Grooves. It reminded me a lot of Shiva Rea’s style in that there is a lot of fluidity in the movement, almost like a dance. The actual poses were like those in a regular flow class but the twist was that the music was the star and was used to inspire movement. There were many times when we were able to flow freely doing whatever our bodies told us to do and to “go with the flow” of the music. She encourgaed us to get lost in the music and see what your body wants to do with it. I loved it. Flow always feels so graceful to me and takes me back to my days as a gymnast. I was a gymnast for 9 years and kept up with tumbling and cheerleading for 6 years after that..I was quite the little tumbler!

 

I could talk about that all day…but I won’t. I woke up a little later than I wanted so I made breakfast lighter than the normal oats. I had the remaining fage from yesterday with raspberries and honey and an Ezekiel English Muffin with ooey gooey Barney Butter and Pumpkin Butter:

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Those are my favorite Christmas plates. We have had them for years. I have been known to use them at all times of the year 🙂

 

Post yoga I had an apple and some chocolate soy milk:

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My mom and I are off to Whole Foods for lunch and shopping. Hope you all have a great Friday. See ya later!

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Hot Lunch

I couldn’t wait to get in the kitchen today. It had been WAY too long! Okay really only 2.5 weeks but it felt like an eternity!
We had some tempeh in the fridge that was waiting to be cooked. I whipped out my Veganomicon cookbook that I got recently and based my meal off of the Smoky Grilled Tempeh. I used most of what they called for but tweaked it a tiny bit with different spices and such.

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I was very pleased! I have actually never had tempeh before and I really enjoyed it. The leftovers would be great in a sandwich. I also roasted some brussel sprouts (something else I had never tried) and sweet potato. Obviously, I was craving a hot meal!

 

On the side I had some fresh raspberries and fage with some granola:img_28091

 

 

Oh..and this little surprise was waiting for me on my bed when I got home:

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My mom was trying to help them get their product into Publix and she sent us some samples and a t-shirt! Hopefully it will be coming to a store near you soon! I LOVE it!

 

Well, I’m off to run some errands with mama. Then I am going to flow yoga tonight with one of my favorite teachers! YAY!

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Good Morning everyone! Have I mentioned before that I am DEFINITELY a morning person!? It shone through this morning….

I went to bed much later than normal last night since my test review didn’t let out until about midnight(!).  Being the morning person that I am I still woke up around 7. That is DEFINITELY early for the college folk. I get crazy looks in the morning from girls who just don’t understand my early morning good moods! Anywho…I woke up and had breakfast. I am trying to eat all of the things left in the freezer and fridge so I ate one of my Cinnamon Raisin Ezekiel English Muffins with Organic Peanut Butter and Banana.

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I promise there is an English muffin under there! My Dad slices the banana that way when he does this and I definitely like it better than just little circles. They don’t fall off AND you can taste banana in every bite! Loves it.

Post breakfast I studied for a while, cleaned up my room, and….did a yoga class from yogadownload.com. Jenna over at Eat, Live, Run has been raving about them and I wanted to try it out. I did a Power/Vinyasa class and LOVED it! I was so impressed. This is so wonderful for those who don’t have access to a yoga studio (I would definitely recommend taking studio classes first though to become familiar with yoga if you are new to it). The girl who taught this class was a great guide for a very invigorating session. I will definitely try it again soon.

TIP: When you go to check out on yogadownload.com it asks if you have a special coupon/code…I did a google search for yogadownload.com coupons and was able to get a free class. (Many online retailers offer coupons too..you just have to seek them out!)

After my blissful yoga hour I got ready for the day and made some lunch. Half an Ezekiel Pocket Bread (are you noticing a patter…I LOVE EZEKIEL BREAD!) with Sabra Roasted Red Pepper Hummus, sun-dried tomatoes and spinach with a Greek Yogurt on the side for some protein. I swirled about a tsp of honey into the yogurt. SO DELICIOUS and creamy. I ate the other half of the pocket bread plain. It’s really yummy. Oh, and a carrot!

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Oh…and these little treasures:

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Almost as “bliss”ful as yoga this morning!

Have a wonderful Sunday everyone. Back to studying and probably a few errands this afternoon. See ya later!

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Today was the last day of class! YESS! I am so glad to be done and to be moving on to new classes. 

I started the day off with a bowl of crock pot oats (which appear slightly gray for some reason)… I used a whole banana, flax, a tablespoon of peanut butter and some chocolate chips.

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I went to my LAST Wednesday morning class for the semester. I had to do a presentation and turn in a paper and am so relieved to have that out of the way.

I had a really yummy lunch!! An Ezekiel English Muffin with an Annie’s California Veggie Burger (which are soy free!), a slice of tomato, spinach, and ketchup and brown mustard.

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I also had a StonyField Organic Vanilla Yogurt with a tbsp each of granola and pumpkin butter. It was SO good.

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I’m feeling a little bit of procrastination comin’ on now that classes are over especially with my trip to Disney tomorrow. Gotta kick it into gear for the home stretch! Tomorrow will be a nice day though to relax and refresh for exams next week.

See ya later!

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That’s right…I got 9 hours of sleep last night. I needed it too! I felt sickness coming on and knew I needed to get plenty of rest. I feel rested and refreshed this morning.

Breakfast was strawberries, vanilla yogurt, flax, and homemade granola:

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This breakfast was just as refreshing as my sleep! Yum!

I hope everyone has a great day…I’m off to babysit and run some errands. Woo!

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Dinner Cometh Early

I just love the weekend. I need to get in gear though to finish out the semester strong. Wednesday is the last day of class and exams are the following week. I can’t believe it is pushed so far back this year! Last year I was home for a full calendar month over the holidays. Oh well…I just need to take it one day at a time.

This afternoon I went for a 3.5 mile walk around campus with a friend who lives in the sorority house as well (That is one of the positive sides…always people around!). I have a BIG loop that goes around the whole school that I have been walking since my Freshman year. I didn’t want to get hungry in the middle so I had an apple beforehand. Pretty, huh?

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I was pretty hungry when I got back. I decided to shower to hold dinner off a little longer but couldn’t wait any longer once 5:30 rolled around.

I had an Ezekiel English Muffin with egg whites (cooked in the micro; not the best way but you gotta do what you gotta do) and a slice of cheddar cheese (are you noticing that I LOVE cheese), and a salad of broccoli slaw, carrots, cucumbers, yellow bell pepers and tomatoes with a little Sesame Goddess Dressing from Whole Foods.

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Here’s the salad…

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You may see quite a few repeats over here at Eat The Whole Thing. When I buy a certain veggie or salad component, it has to show up a lot so it doesn’t go to waste!

I had a little dessert right after to cure my sweet tooth. Vanilla yogurt (maybe 1/4 cup) with homemade granola and pumpkin butter. Can you say YUM?

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Well I’m off to study, relax, and get ready for the busy week to come!

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Sunday Funday

Happy Sunday! It’s absolutely beautiful here in Titletown (Gainesville, Fl; Go Gators!). The high is 62 today and there isn’t a cloud in the sky. I woke up bright and early this morning and got dressed and ready to go to church with my roommate. Breakfast was unfortunately un pictured once assembled but here is what it consisted of:

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and:

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I spread a thin layer of peanut butter on half of a cinnamon raisin Ezekiel English Muffin. I drizzled a little bit of honey on the yogurt and tah-dah…Breakfast. 

Fage is my favorite brand of Greek Yogurt. I love the 2%; the Total is too rich, and I refuse to eat 0% fat anything =). Many things that are totally fat free have added preservatives and artificial ingredients to make it taste the same. I don’t think the Fage 0% does but life is too short to eat fat-free stuff! That extra flavor boost is worth the added fat.

After church I came home and made a wrap for a quick lunch. It had a little bit of Turkey, broccoli slaw, yellow bell pepper, cucumber and about 1 tbsp each of blue cheese crumbles and honey dijon.

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It was rather tasty.

A word on eating meat: I have gone back and forth with vegetarianism in the past year or so and have decided that to have a healthy, balanced died, I need to include a little bit of meat. I eat small amounts of turkey and chicken and rarely red meat (only when it is being served and I have no other choice.) In times when I have gone strictly vegetarian, I tended to rely to heavily on soy products. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE soy milk and tofu and usually have a little bit of soy milk every day however, too much of it can be harmful. I have been reading that soy can cause increased levels of estrogen that can be harmful and don’t want to mess around with this as a young woman. Also, soy contains goitrogens that can lead to thyroid dysfunction. Another something I don’t want to mess around with! After much deliberation and thought, I have decided to include poultry in my diet to ensure that I am not getting to much soy and still getting enough protein.

Remember those brownies I mentioned from the Christmas party a few nights ago….

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My roommate made a batch at a friend’s apartment (no oven here…ahh!) and brought me one last night. I saved it as a dessert for after lunch. It was DIVINE.

My sorority uses styrofoam (as you can see above)…yikes. We have been trying to convince our house mom for a while now to use paper instead. Hopefully we are headed in that direction!

I think this beautiful weather is calling for an outdoor walk. If only there was somewhere to do yoga outside too…I may have to find a spot =) Hope everyone enjoy’s their Sunday!

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