broken

I think I broke my body today. My mind and my body are in disagreement. In protest, my body decided to break. I have been wanting to swim ever since they opened the pool. I love to swim but it is sort of like a sick disease. I cannot get in a pool and just “hang out” or swim around and do flips and float. No, no. I get into water and immediately begin swimming laps. I have been swimming for as long as I can remember and have never been afraid of the water. I swam competitively in high school and loved every minute. So now, when I can swim laps for general health and wellness, I LOVE it. So I planned on a mini alternative Brick workout (brick workouts are a training method for triathlons where you perform two legs of the race back to back). I always do my bricks backwards, because once I am finished swimming, I cannot run in training. So I did an interval run (2 minutes jog 1 minute sprint) for 6 repetitions and then finished out with a walk while reading my book. Then I did a leg workout and this is where my mind and body began to fall into a bad place with each other. I finished the leg workout and was excited to get into the pool. I jumped into the pool and cranked out 100 meter warm-up, 100 meter for time, 200 and 300 meters for endurance. I did 50 meters of water jogging and then stretched and got out of the pool.

After returning home, I got the dogs out for their bath which is no small chore. I then bathed myself and that is when my body broke. Everything caught up to me and I am now sore all over!

To top it all off, prior to my workout, I was a little hungry and grabbed a banana. Once I got everything done it was 1100 and I had not had anything but the banana! I grabbed some Salt and Pepper Cashews, which are delicious, to make it through the preparation of lunch. I also had four slices of crusty wheat baguette with black olive hummus as an appetizer:

Then I fixed my salad:

That’s organic spinach, cabbage, carrots, blackberries (a little tart!), cucumbers, califlower, chopped black olives, and green onions. I made Sweet Honey Dijon and used local organic Orange Blossom Honey :). It was really good.

Then I made PB chocolate chip blondies and some brownies. The brownies were from The Joy of Vegan Baking and the jury is still out. There is something not right. I take one bite and think it is the flavor and then I take another bite and think it is the texture. I’m taking them to work tomorrow to a trusted friend who is not afraid to tell me the truth :). The blondies on the other hand…I could have eaten the entire tray! I used Veggie Girl’s recipe for Fig Almond Blondies and used 1/2 c. crunchy natural PB and 1/2 c. semi-sweet dairy-free chocolate chips instead of the almonds and figs. It worked really well and provided for just a hint of PB flavor and velvety chocolate chips.
PB chocolate chip blondies:

Brownies:

Tonight for dinner I had a delicious vegan organic Boca on Sesame Seed Ezekiel Bread, with dijon mustard, a touch of black olive hummus, cucumbers, and spinach with a side of watermelon. Then I had a small square of blondie for dessert :). Tomorrow is going to be a whirlwind day, and may change my course of things for the coming months. More on that later…

Alternatively, I found an awesome call for essays on women and the media. I want to submit an abstract about the way that homemakers are preceived in the media versus reality. We will see how that comes along. Maybe I will be published in the collection! I am actively getting back into the writing thing because outside of cooking it is something that I love. I will have a lot of free time soon, so that will give me a break from the back and mind breaking labor that will be sorting all of our possessions.

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About OneVeganFoodie

Let's see. I am a certified personal trainer (CPT), group exercise instructor, nutritional counselor, and wellness counselor. My training background focuses mainly on getting overweight populations into shape, but I have worked with people wanting to gain strength/healthy weight and agility. I worked with the Army and the Marines for several years before settling into a civilian lifestyle. I'm still adjusting and I really miss it. I also enjoy coaching non-runners through their first running event. I post my workouts on here but remember that you need to seek medical advice prior to starting a new exercise regimine. I also love food. I've been vegetarian for 10 years and 4 of the last years I have been completely vegan. I love food and I love to cook. I follow a strict diet that I do not recommend for everyone, but I really enjoy as it keeps me healthy and helps me to know what is going into my body.
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One Response to broken

  1. Laura says:

    That salad looks massively delicious. I am now deciding that berries are my new addition to salads.

    I was listening to a podcast at the gym yesterday while I did some weights and they mentioned http://www.thisiswhyyourethin.blogspot.com. It reminded me of your blog (altho with a little less writing) and so I thought I'd send it on.

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