Anyway, breakfast was good. I've made a variation of the breakfast cakes from Ani's Raw Food Kitchen a few times this past week. They have protein powder and some other stuff. They aren't perfect yet (they taste awesome, but a little too high in calories), but I'll post the recipe if I ever decide they are. I had a grapefruit with them. Have I mentioned that I love grapefruit?
That looks so dull, my grapefruit wasn't even as pink as usual. No wonder I wasn't feeling excited about a raw day.
Anyway, on Tuesdays I work out in the basement, we have a nice exercise bike, and then I do a Yogamazing podcast. Today I did "Yoga for Creativity"...I am trying to write a cover letter today, which could use some creativity on my part. Not that I am going to be making anything up just..embellishing. The podcasts tend to be about 25 minutes, which isn't very long, so I always add in Trikonasana and some inversions. The Triangle Poses (Trikonasana) are because I have mild scoliosis and that makes it feel a lot better (aka, I can sleep at night). The inversions are because I am kind of terrified of them...its sad. I did a headstand without the wall today though, which I was super proud of myself for. It irritates me, because I know that I am strong enough to do handstands and forearm stands, but I'm just a big baby. Oh, and I fell on my face doing the Crane Pose in class the other day. Luckily, I can laugh at myself, haha.
If you aren't familiar with Crane Pose, and want to picture me falling on my face, watch this:
I already knew exactly what I was going to have after my workout, my Raw Organic Food Bar in chocolately chocolate that I got from Heather yesterday! I've had this brand before, but only their larger bars, I had never seen this one before. Upon opening it, it looked a lot like a smaller version of the larger bars. I think I may have actually gasped when I bit into it though. It had little chocolate chips scattered throughout it, that were the perfect smooth creamy consistency. I don't really give these out willy nilly but...in the words of VeggieGirl...Holy yum!!
Another plus of this bar is that is has 8g of protein and 220 calories. That's one of the best protein to calorie ratios I have seen for a raw food bar....it was probably the highlight of my day.
For lunch, I made Walnut Cranberry Squash "Rice" from Ani's Raw Food Kitchen. This was...okay. It looked really cool, really looked a lot like rice. However, I just couldn't help but think how much better it would taste....cooked. I guess maybe raw butternut squash is an acquired taste. Not that any of it tasted bad, actually, it just didn't do anything special for me either. I think it was the crunchiness. Maybe the leftovers will taste better tomorrow.
Nutrition Information: 378.0 Calories; 18.1g Total Fat; 1.6g Saturated Fat; 0.0mg Cholesterol; 58.0g Carbohydrates; 12.3g Fiber; 7.0g Protein.
I had dinner plans, but I abandoned them for some (cooked) leftover soup.
I don't know if you can really feel my tone in this post, but I'm just feeling kind of blah. Tuesdays tend to do that for me, I have no plans. Oh. That reminds me I was supposed to go shopping today...crap. I need student teaching clothes. I haven't worked in so long that the only clothes I really have are gym clothes and casual clothes. I hate spending money on clothes. I'm going up to visit my mentor teaching tomorrow. Should be interesting, if nothing else.
Alright, I promise to be in a better mood tomorrow.
Today's Chopping (is wasn't all raw, but there was certainly no cooking) Song: "The Crane Wife" - The Decemberists