Re-fueling Without Cookies

It’s hard to get back into good eating habits when you were off of them for so long. And your Mom and Grandmom made 20 zillion delicious cookies over the holidays, that you claimed you wouldn’t eat but ended up kicking back most of them. Is this acceptable when you are training? Yes… only if you are up to your 20 mile runs and are already in shape.

However this is not acceptable when you have lbs to shed while you are training. Over the past few weeks it has been very refreshing eating healthy again, and I feel better. However, I still have a while to go. And logging tons of miles and working out like crazy definitely requires lots of healthy food options. Trying to get a lot of protein in with a good mix of fruits, veggies and carbs.

Some things I’ve relied on throughout the past few weeks of training…

greens are good

Fallen in love with Kale, Spinach’s BFF. Goes with everything and super easy to throw in salads or just microwave and add it to rice, pasta… maybe even smoothies? Haven’t tried that one yet.

tastes like dessert for breakfast

tons of protein

Good old greek yogurt. I have yet to find anything that has this much protein, without all the sugar, fat etc and tastes so good. AND you can do so much with. Goes well with fruits, veggies, meat, fish… on a potato, in oatmeal… literally everything. There is just nothing that compares.

And of course, NO COOKIES! (ok… maybe one on my long run day) 😉 Especially when they are this good. But hey, at least this little guy has cherries in it..

cherry chocolate oatmeal

 
WORKOUT – 30 min stairclimber, weights
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5 responses

  1. I love Greek yogurt–it’s my go to food when I don’t feel like cooking! I’ve never tried it with oatmeal I think I’m going to have to do that!

    February 10, 2012 at 3:38 am

    • yep! cook up some oatmeal and put it in the fridge, mix with greek yogurt and eat cold. delish!

      February 10, 2012 at 3:45 am

  2. Marta

    Speaking of Kale and smoothies, Just saw Kris Carr on TV promoting her new lifestyle and juicing is a big part of it… I order the book, you should look into it, think you’d love it!!
    http://www.amazon.com/Crazy-Sexy-Diet-Veggies-Ignite/dp/0762777931/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1328879545&sr=8-1

    February 10, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    • yes! i’ve been wanting to try juicing. so healthy. did you get a juicer?

      February 11, 2012 at 7:31 pm

  3. Reblogged this on feelgoodpictures and commented:
    Totally into salads at the moment- deffo gonna start taking pictures of my new masterpieces!

    February 12, 2012 at 1:27 pm

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