Call for Snacks

Although it’s mildly stressing me out (really, what doesn’t stress me out???), I know planning out all of my meals ahead of time is definitely a good thing. It might actually force me to make a shopping list and use up all of my groceries–what a novel idea!

Since I haven’t been good about meal planning in quite some time, I’ve been scouring the inter webs for new, healthy dinner ideas. I’ve found quite a few!

From Skinnytaste . . .

Arugula Salad with Penne Garbanzo Beans and Sun Dried Tomatoes

Arugula Salad with Penne, Garbanzo Beans and Sun Dried Tomatoes


Spaghetti with mushrooms

Spaghetti with Mushrooms, Garlic and Oil

I think that pasta needs some artichokes, too, right?

Oh, and from Iowa Girl Eats, THESE!

Thai turkey burgers

Thai Turkey Burgers with Peanut Sauce

Those are entirely necessary.

So, yes, I’m on the hunt for healthy and tasty recipes–please send your favorites my way! I also need snack ideas. I’m only in day 3 of this “eat all the time” snacking thing, and I’m already bored with my snacks. So far, I’m eating greek yogurt with fruit, cottage cheese with fruit, hummus and veggies, crackers with Laughing Cow cheese, and apples with string cheese. Yes, all that variety, and I’m bored. Oops. Maybe if I get excited about snacks, I’ll be more excited about eating them? It’s not that I don’t love to eat, but when I’m not really hungry and my snack doesn’t sound all that good, eating kind of feels like a chore. Definitely strange!


Demon Back Injury Update

I think I’m on the mend! After yoga yesterday, I was a little sore, but much less so than I had been. This morning, I did Jillian Michaels No More Trouble Zones. I was a little nervous to do the lunges, so I modified them a bit, but I didn’t have any pain. And now? I actually feel better!!! My back is barely sore at all! Could working out be the solution to this? I mean, I’m being careful and everything, and I know my back isn’t 100% yet. It’s not like I have 7 miles on the books for tomorrow or anything, but I’m finally starting to feel hopeful that I might still be able to run the marathon.

Find a path

I’m not doing any running just yet, but I think I’ll be ready to again soon! Woot!