Chicago in the summer is quite possibly one of the most beautiful places to be. In the winter, its rather frigid and gross, and there is hardly a person outside — but in the summer, Chicago comes alive and it reminds me sooo much why I love this city, and why my heart is going to ache for it. So, the beautiful weather this morning put me into a great mood. And the fact that we’re supposedly getting released from work at 3:30pm today. Holla.
Last night was a quiet night. After work I headed to the gym for a double up workout. I did 60+ minutes on the crosstrainer, covering a supposed 6+ miles. It felt great to be back to normal, and completely over the illness.
I then went home, where I found my computer completely dead, and therefore no ability to use a camera (I need to rectify this, to post photos for ya’ll). As such, a recap of my delightfully quickly cooked dinner. It was tilapia with lemon pepper, fried okra + spinach, gazpacho with three falafel and an apple. it was delightful. to the max.
And the rest of yesterday’s eats included special k cereal + chocolate almond milk + protein powder + stevia for lunch, a pear and 1/2 apple, spinach salad and celery + hummus. and a granola bar for a snack pre workout. I’ve recently discovered Nature Path’s Organic granola bars. They are to die for. Especially the Peanut Choco and the Pumpkin-N-Spice flavors. Sooo good.
This morning I woke up, intending to run, but I apparently needed an extra 45 minutes of shut eye. After rushing to get ready, I had just regular oats with peanut butter, cinnamon, and almond milk. And a grapefruit. I love grapefruits.
What is your favorite morning fruit? I seem to go back and forth between grapefruit and bananas. Though, I’ve been trying apples more lately after my Korean sister-in-law mentioned that in Korea they eat apples in the morning, because its good for your body. I couldn’t get out of her the why, but I’ve been tossing apples into the mix. So far, its been pretty good.