notice a difference?

I started the day with a little weight session. I kept it simple with a circuit session (2 full sets with 12 reps of each exercise).

  • Pushups
  • Squats with Overhead Press
  • Deadlift with Upright Row
  • Lunge with Biceps Curl
  • Lunge with Triceps Kickback

Then, I set out on a 5 mile run.  It was so humid today!  But, breaking a sweat felt great.

For breakfast, I couldn’t decide what I wanted.  Finally, I decided on a fruit smoothie with 2 small quiches.

The mini quiche muffins contain eggs, cottage cheese, parm cheese, sun-dried tomatoes and basil.

They are delicious!!

The smoothie contained:

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 6 frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup lime coconut water
  • 1 tbsp pepitas (pumpkin seeds)

Pepitas are a great source of iron, amongst other things.  I have low levels of iron probably from not eating any red meat and have been taking iron pills for about a year now.  I decided that I wanted to try other ways to boost my iron, so I started adding a tablespoon of raw pepitas to smoothies and it seems to be working!  I don’t feel sluggish like I do when not taking the iron pills, so I can’t wait to get my iron levels re-checked!

For lunch, I broke into an yogurt bowl.  I had 1 serving (1 cup) of plain greek yogurt left in this container.  To the container I added an apple, chocolate banana granola and cinnamon!  It was yummy.

Full of lots of good stuff which actually kept me satisfied for hours.

Mid-afternoon, I snacked on a Prana Bar and a few slices of watermelon.  I wasn’t sure about this flavor bar, but once I tried it, I loved it!  It was tart without being too tart…and the amaranth adds a bit of crunch.  (Full review to come!)

Dinner was low key.  I had a few pieces of Veggie Pizza.

The pizza contained spinach, onions, zucchini, mushrooms and cherry tomatoes.

Do you notice any difference in my photos from today?!  I got a new camera, so I can finally have some good photos of my food!  Just a new point and shoot for the time being…yahoo!

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4 Responses

  1. ooh! a new camera is so exciting! nice!
    choco banana granola?? that sounds so good!

  2. how fun, a new camera!

  3. I never knew that about pepitas–good to know bc I have a sneaky suspicion that my iron is low!

  4. Way for a new camera! What a fun surprise!

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