well, it’s here. the new year is underway…. i’m just happy and grateful to be here. soon as i opened my eyes today i made a Facebook status that said ‘if you woke up this morning, you were SUPPOSED TO!! thank God! now, go and be YOU.’ i’m excited and so ready to live His purpose for my life. it’s time!
the day after Christmas, i had all 4 of my wisdom teeth removed. thanks to my driver and brother Matt for this hot photo. what a day! i was knocked out and didn’t feel a thing, but the 3rd day was definitely the worst as the swelling was at its peak. howeverrrr, it’s all over and done with now FOR GOOD!
6 days later i’m still healing and struggling to chew and it sucks. i can only do so on one side for now, and i’m not supposed to eat any crackers, chips, popcorn- anything that crumbles and can get stuck in those crevices back there. this foodie is ready to EAT. so while my family gets to eat Papa Johns :shock:, i’m on baby food status. how i’ve been surviving:
oh and let’s not forget i couldn’t exercise! no food = no energy = no activity = boo. this entire pint of Arctic Zero came in handy.
however for breakfast, i cooked my oats as normal with vanilla creme stevia and unsweetened vanilla almond milk, then i sliced up a banana and threw it in the blender with them. this pic translates to how i felt that morning 😆 BLAH
before bed one night, i whipped out some cottage cheese to get some protein in. i made some of my healthy chocolate sauce and drizzled some on top along with a dash of cinnamon.
aaaand for dinner, i got fancy and made some roasted squash and onion soup. i roasted the veggies in the oven until soft, tender, and charred, then threw them in the blender along with some low sodium vegetable broth, nutritional yeast flakes, black pepper, liquid aminos, sweet smokey paprika, and sprinkled some goat cheese on top.
i was trying to make a balanced meal in a glass and this actually turned out ok! fruit, greens, healthy fats, and carbs.
i’m outta protein powder, but a scoop of vanilla would have been perfect!
i ate it with a spoon though, no straws allowed yet.
no gym for 4 straight days and i felt like a weak, wet, limp noodle. lost a couple of pounds of both fat and muscle for sure. this is why i LOOOOVE my complex carbs combined with hitting the weights (oatmeal, sweet potatoes, whole wheat bread, etc) – without them i’m flat and squishy.
sunday was my first day back in the gym and i made some green eggs for real! liquified frozen spinach + egg whites then scramble! shredded a little almond cheese on’em that melted on top.
got a nice welcome back 700+ calorie burn in my boxing shoes which happen to be perfect for weight lifting.
definitely getting a few pairs of these in more crazy colors!
i hope you enjoyed your new years eve WHATEVER you did last night!! Chiso surprisingly checked out at 9:30… SCORE. i know! soooo Sonny and i enjoyed a quiet evening at home and popped open a bottle of the good stuff – sparkling welches red grape juice cocktail. we had a quiet, intimate toast to end a great year and welcome an even better one!
this morning was the Commitment Day 5k- did you get up and go run in your city?
it rained. it was windy. it was cold.
but that didn’t stop these people from coming out in their raincoats, hats, and umbrellas! it was still a fair turnout and i was honored to participate.
i ran with my sister-friend Shabakka; she showed up and showed out! we had just finished up.
i saw a few familiar faces along the way though and i was definitely looking for some! i’d like to give a huge CONGRATS and shout out to one of my readers and fam, Ivy!!! you did it! way to start 2013 STRONG.
that’s my holiday wrap up! i’ll leave you with one of the quotes i’m really feelin’:
‘don’t tell people your dreams, show them.’
here’s to a fit & clean 2013! (thx Dami;)