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Getting back on track again

I probably say this every year, but I believe that this year was the best Christmas yet!  It was so good to spend the day with my husband, two daughters and the boyfriend of our youngest daughter.  I received perfume from my husband, clothes and jewelry from the girls, and wine glasses from my daughter’s boyfriend.  We had a lovely brunch with mimosas, pancakes, bagels, egg and potato scramble for the family, tofu scramble for me.  Delicious!  We played Just Dance 2015 on the Wii, listened to Christmas music, and just had a wonderful time together!  Dinner consisted of chicken tortilla soup for the family, black bean soup for me.  I prepared the black bean soup in my new Instant Pot pressure cooker and the soup took only 10 minutes to prepare and it was delightful!

Despite the wonderful food and wine that I’ve consumed over the last couple of weeks, I’m definitely ready to get back on track with healthy eating and exercise.  On Friday I went for my first run in 10 days and it SUCKED.  I knew it would.  I was only able to complete about two miles and just couldn’t go on.  My left calf kept tightening up.  I know it’s because I haven’t been drinking much water.  Wine and coffee have been my go-to beverages as of late.  I’ve also ingested a LOT of sugar due to all of the Christmas treats around the house.  Ugh.

I decided on Friday that I would get back on track with eating.  Here are some of the meals I’ve eaten over the weekend:

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Tofu scramble with potatoes, mushrooms, onions, green peppers, veggie sausage, and Daiya cheddar cheese with a sprouted grain bagel and vegan cream cheese and black coffee. Breakfast of champions!
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Baked potato with broccoli and cauliflower topped with a sauce I made with vegan sour cream and malt vinegar and a side of tomatoes and hummus.
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Hot cereal made with oats, quinoa and amaranth. I topped with sliced bananas and toasted coconut.
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Post PiYo workout drink: Chai-flavored nutritional shake that I mixed with a cup of unsweetened soy milk.
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Homemade pesto

I threw the pesto together with cashews, nutritional yeast, spinach, basil, garlic, olive oil, a bit of salt and pepper, and water to thin the sauce.  This stuff is OMG good!  I could have eaten it by the spoonful on its own!  If I had known it was going to turn out as good as it did, I would have paid more attention to the measurements of the ingredients so that I could share the recipe with all of you!  I will definitely be making this again soon and will write down what and how much ingredients I use, I promise!

I did a PiYo workout yesterday which went really well and today I’m planning on running.  It feels really good to be back on track!

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One thought on “Getting back on track again

  1. Your run sounds like mine! I’ve barely exercised in two months, so when I went for a jog the other day, it was the hardest jog I’ve done in a long time. But, what can we do but work hard to get back on track, right? And the New Year is the perfect time for it!

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