Happy Hump Day!
Just a few more days until the long Labor Day weekend is here! My company gives us Friday & Monday as holidays so I have an extra long weekend and I couldn’t be more excited. I worked hard last weekend to get ahead on things so I could hang out with friends, be a shopaholic and spend as much time as I want in the gym.
Can you guys believe it’s already Labor Day? I feel like just yesterday it was August 1st. All the days this month somehow merged together and were sucked into an abyss. After Labor Day, my mind shifts from summer to fall. Even though we don’t technically have a fall season in Arizona because it’s 100 degrees until the end of October, I still like to pretend we have one. One thing is for sure. I’m definitely NOT ready for this.
As much as I love Christmas (<- it really is my favorite holiday), it’s way too early to be thinking about it. I imagine it will be here before we know it though.
Speaking of fall, I don’t even want to think about putting on a pair of jeans right now. A friend told me last week how much she loves wearing jeans even when it’s 100 degrees outside (eek!). I would be perfectly fine wearing yoga pants, a tank top and flip flops every single day.
My foot injury‘s forced me to be less active this year. Right now I feel like I’m living in someone else’s body. Only this past week, have I begun to feel like I’m getting my body back. I haven’t gained weight and all my clothes fit, but I feel a difference in my legs and tush from doing less run/walks. This probably sounds strange coming from a girl who went from a size 14 to a 2, but that’s the realness of how I feel.
So yours truly will be waiting as long as possible to skimmy into her skinny jeans. With that goal in mind, I’m watching my diet closely. Until then, I’m hiding out in dresses and reminding myself it’s “all about the bass.”
Let’s talk about something more fun than my tush now…EATS! Today Happy [What I Ate] Wednesday!
Breakfast. Egg white omelette with green peppers and a healthy dose of sriracha. I don’t eat the yolks because I think they are gross.
And a cup of coffee that I didn’t drink. I don’t know what’s going on with me, but I’ve been turned off by coffee since the beginning of summer. I’ve had a love affair with coffee for many years so it’s not like I just started drinking it recently. Lately I’ve been more interested in green tea. I still love the smell of freshly brewed coffee in the morning though which is why I still make it.
Hemp Pineapple Smoothie surprise. This smoothie is delicious! A great fall smoothie that’s loaded with vitamins A & C. You’re gonna have to wait until for the recipe to find out the surprise.
Lunch. Turkey sandwich on Oroweat sandwich thin with greens and spicy brown mustard. Simple, yet filling. I love using the Oroweat thins too. I don’t love huge, thick breads for my sandwiches. I only wish they were made gluten-free.
A handful of peanut butter filled pretzels. I was crazy hungry after spin class. Good thing I am able to control my portion sizes because I could eat these forever.
Snack. Apples and homemade chocolate pudding.
Dinner. Spicy garlic shrimp & rice. This is a super easy dinner. It’s delish & pretty and we all know I’m into eating pretty things. I’ve been making this dish for as long as I can remember.
Mint tea for my leaky gut. I’ve had stomach issues my whole life. Thankfully, Lindsay has shared so much great information that has helped me manage it.
Are you ready for Christmas? What clothes do you wear when you’re not feeling like yourself? If you have leaky gut, what have you done or tried to help it?
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