Spring Clean Eats: Day 2, I’m Hungry

Coffee, mandarin oranges, spinach and chicken The dogs and I headed to the kitchen this morning as per our usual routine. I had every intention of going out for a run after the dogs ate and had their morning constitutional but that changed the minute I saw and heard the wind.

Damn it.

I hate running in wind especially when it’s 40mph gusts.  No thanks.

I put on a pot of coffee and headed off to the office instead.

About half an hour later my stomach was grumbling and ready for breakfast.  This has been one of the many noticeable changes that I have observed since Spring Clean Eats started.  I didn’t used to be hungry in the mornings and the thought of breakfast left me feeling eh. There wasn’t anything that I really wanted and I wasn’t very hungry.  Sometimes I would skip it all together.

The past me never skipped breakfast and I had always looked forward to that big bowl of oatmeal.  When I say things changed since our move here, I mean in a lot of ways.  I’ve changed.  My wants and needs, nutritionally, are drastically different than they were a few years ago.  Funny how that happens.  Just when you think you have something down, your body wants variety.

This morning I loved the fact that I was hungry.  Putting eggs to the side for the day I had some sauteed spinach and 1/2 a chicken breast.  Sauteed up in ghee with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.

A side of 2 mandarin oranges and 2 cups of coffee.

I had time for decent lunch today too since my workout was in the late afternoon.

Salad and smoothieI had a small mixed green salad with a few pieces of leftover chicken from this morning, carrots, cucumber, and some sliced almonds.  The dressing was very simple combo of:

  • Olive Oil
  • Whole Grain Mustard
  • Maple Syrup
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Garlic powder

Washed all that down with a smoothie.  This is a pretty basic smoothie and one of our main go-tos.

  • 2C Water
  • 1 Large Handful of Baby Spinach
  • 1.5 Frozen Bananas
  • 1C Frozen Blueberries

Blend until smooth and creamy.  It makes 2 full smoothies.

Exercise:

Boxing class today!  Normally I would have also ran, but I’ll refer you to the beginning of this post.  Stupid wind.  While boxing class was tough today and I got tired, it wasn’t like yesterday’s lack of energy at all.  This was a tired from getting my ass kicked in class (in a good way, of course!).  Yesterday I was tired because I didn’t fuel myself properly.  Big difference! And I would much rather have classes like today!

Curry Pork BowlDinner this evening is one of my favorite dishes to make that uses ground pork!  It’s a curry spiced pork bowl full of veggies.

  • Cabbage
  • Broccoli
  • Red Pepper
  • Green Onions

All make an appearance!  This is a recipe that I’ll be sharing once the 30 day challenge is over.

Today ended up being an awesome day! I forgot to keep track of my water intake but I know that I drank enough because I’m not feeling dehydrated or sluggish.

Now I’m off to relax and watch the Pens game!

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