Afternoon Ice Cream

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Waiting too long for breakfast this morning completely threw off my hunger signals. Only 2 hours after my first meal of the day I made a big bowl of salad. Cheetos Croutons are back and delicious as ever Even after this volume eating I wanted dessert and decided to polish off the ice cream. It felt “wrong” to have ice cream with lunch. I always think of it as an end of the … [Read more...]

Late French Toast

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This morning I woke up at 5:40am to get to the beach for my group meet up. We weren’t running today because they had a clinic on upper body strength, so it was kinda a bust. Right after the group I went to the expo for the OC Half Marathon. I am so not ready for the race, but we’re just gonna roll run with it, okay? At the expo I signed up for my next FULL Marathon – Long … [Read more...]

Free Refills

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After work I ran a quick errand and was home by 3:30pm. I was about to make a snack when I decided to just make dinner instead! I’ll talk write about my new job and schedule Monday, but I think this is going to be the norm. I used these Smart Tenders… and stir-fryed them with broccoli slaw and peanut sauce. Garnished with peanuts and cashews it was perfect and I ate the … [Read more...]

My Next Race and the One After That

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Since I decided to not attend the conference last minute, that means I can  run the OC Half Marathon after all. I actually signed up for the full, but need to move down to the half since I wasn’t training/thinking I was going to run it. Well, I’ve been “half marathon ready” since October and have ran a half marathon a month since then (with the exception of a 10 miler in … [Read more...]

Fitbloggin Friday–Tina from Carrots n’ Cake

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I woke myself up before 2am to watch the Royal Wedding. It was fun to “watch” it with my twitter friends. But, after 3 hours of sleep I am afraid I’m going to be a mess for my 2nd day at my new job! Guess the iced coffee will be flowing! Truthfully, a little huge part of me wanted to be a princess. Guess that dream is crushed. But Kate Middleton looked amazing. I loved every … [Read more...]

The Fit Stop and Ask A Monican #11

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Instead of a food recap post I have something fun to share… I’m featured on Fitness Magazine’s Fit Stop page today!!! Check out why I scream the “F word” while running and other random thoughts… Also, you can enjoy tolerate my latest Ask a Monican… Run Eat Repeat talks about: Did you know you’re going to die because you drink diet soda? How did Lent … [Read more...]

She Runs L.A. and Freckled Shoulders

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I spent my morning training for my new personal training job. I have some more training tomorrow and I’ll share more then. I was done about 1pm and was HUNGRY. I considered going home to make something, but I knew I’d just eat the entire kitchen and thought grabbing something would be better. It was Today is the She Runs L.A. event! She Run LA is a 10K where girls from … [Read more...]

Training for Training

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Hello! I started my little day with 8 minute abs and a 2 mile walk with Ben. I have my running group tonight and wanted to take it easy this morning   Breakfast was an egg sandwich and watermelon. The good news is the egg sandwich rocked. The bad news is, watermelon is not ripe yet. I picked a good one too! So, I just think it’s a little early in the season for it. … [Read more...]

I Scream For Ice Cream

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I was HUNGRY this afternoon and knew I needed a “real” snack. By “real” I mean “BIG” and by “snack” I mean “meal”. I made a bowl of oatmeal with banana and PB. Oh, and I added granola after the picture. Food Find! I spotted multi-packs of flavored Fage yogurt at Costco today. Please note: This does not make up for the fact that they stopped carrying Vitatops. Major fail … [Read more...]

Running Key

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Turns out today’s dentist appointment won’t be my last. They only put in a temporary crown today and I’ll be back in 2 weeks. Fun. www.toothpastefordinner.com When I got home I decided to go for an easy 3 miler to get my thoughts in order. I can’t do late runs anymore though – it’s getting way too hot here for that! Before I left I tied my key into my laces. I used to have a … [Read more...]

Cat Dance

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Happy Wednesday! I went on a 2 mile walk/run with Ben as part of his C25K program this morning. I have a dentist appointment to put a cap in my azz tooth and hope to do some other exercise after. This should be the last part of my dramatic root canal. Breakfast - Ben was having cereal and I started to chomp on his when I realized I should just make my own bowl! It’s a random … [Read more...]

Bikini Tortellini

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The grass is back! I am on the Amazing Grass magic potion for the next 30 days. I have always enjoyed Amazing Grass – even when I tried it for the first time. And it’s been too long. This afternoon I headed to the beach to meet up with my running group. I’d like to think of this as my office… And this is my “break room” But, before the group I made dinner! I think I may … [Read more...]

What I Learned from Jenny Craig

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After a little walk/errand I made an easy lunch as soon as I walked in the door. Easy lunch = Sandwich, carrots and fruit – am I right?I made an egg sandwich with sprouts and a pile of tomatoes. It was very mess to eat, but delicious! I ate most of the mango while cutting it I mention it in my “Pictures” page, but I have tried practically every diet out there. I started … [Read more...]

Trader Joes Mango Butter

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Hello and Happy Tuesday! I tried to start my day with Jillian’s 6 Week Six Pack and totally hit my head on my TV stand in the middle of a burpee. Hard. I don’t have that much room to work with and think I may be skipping that move from now on. I was craving a massive smoothie for breakfast. In the mix: ice, protein powder, spinach, chia seeds and almond milk. I know chia … [Read more...]

Stress Fest

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Today was quite the stress-fest. First, I had a rough decision to make. Then, I headed to fill out some new hire paperwork for my new job. I am super nervous about this new chapter in my life! I don’t feel ready, but kind of just have to go for it I guess   I had a snack before I went… I’ve decided this new up ‘do is going to be my latest obsession. You won’t see my hair … [Read more...]

Making a Tough Decision

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Lunch came early today. Partially because my stomach was grumbling and partially because those hard boiled eggs from Easter were calling me from the fridge. I made an “Angeled Egg” sandwich with hummus and spices. I used hummus mostly because I don’t have mayo right now. The hummus I have isn’t my fave and I think I would have preferred mayo today. Along with my sandwich I … [Read more...]