Our a.m. workout is becoming a routine –– after coffee of course. We still haven’t had any CRAZY intense cravings; an occasional need for wine here and there, ahem during the State of the Union address. I even expected to be in complete agony over not being able to eat cheese or bread, or even chocolate, but so far so good. I know it will hit, it’s just a matter of when… dun dun dun.
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Coffee first. 20 minute morning workout and a run! Also, I’m REALLY excited about today’s breakfast.
BREAKFAST: Want to know the GREATEST thing since sliced bread? Sweet potatoes with almond butter. Sounds gross? Try it! Try it! This breakfast parfait will change your life… or at least your thoughts on sweet potatoes mixed with almond butter.
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“Let’s face it, a nice creamy chocolate cake does a lot for a lot of people; it does it for me.”
DAY EIGHT…and we’re still not craving chocolate cake (sorry Audrey!) Okay, I’ll stop with the rhymes.
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Our morning workout is beginning to feel like a routine! …but of course, coffee first. If you’re interested, this is our morning sweat sesh.
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Morning coffee, check. Morning workout, check. Still modifying crunches for push-ups ’cause my arms are OUCH.
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After drinking ALL of that water last night I woke up more than once to go to the bathroom… not doing that again! E made coffee, we rested in bed sipping our joe and reading the news before turning on some tunes and doing our morning workout. I was SO sore from yesterday, like couldn’t move my arms sore, I guess push-ups are something I’m going to have to build up to, today I modified the push-ups to crunches.
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I’m not a dieter. I don’t like to count calories. I won’t swear off pizza or french fries forever but I will for thirty days, because I just started the Whole30. I think, for me, it will be a great way to refresh and reset my body and mind.
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You know the likes of peanut butter and jelly, pasta and tomatoes…? Well, you can officially include za’atar and cheese as a perfect pairing. Keep Reading!
There is a restaurant in Hanoi that has a one-dish menu. Imagine that, a restaurant that serves just one thing! The restaurant is called Cha Ca La Vong 14 Cha Ca, Hoan Kiem; 84-4-3825-3929, which also happens to be the name of the classic fish dish that they serve. This tiny joint is still run by the descendants of the dish’s creator, and has been cooking Cha Ca La Vong for over 100 years.
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To me, pita bread is like a plate. Layer on an assortment of toppings and tear, roll or slice like a pizza and eat. Keep Reading!
If you are akin to me then lunch is something to look forward to, a mid-day stretch for the mind and energizing the belly. I’m not one who can handle the doldrums of eating the same peanut butter and jelly sandwich for lunch everyday and feel that a packed lunch should be something to look forward to, it should inspire and satisfy. Get creative, re-purpose leftovers and pack a lunch that excites you!
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