Powerbars that is!
Lately, I have just been grabbing bars - Lunabars, balance bars, Powerbars. I have 3 boxes of them in my house. I eat bars in the middle of the night and right when I wake up. I'm trying to cut out that middle of the night thing with water, and most of the time it works. I view bars as a healthy snack depending on what kind of bar it is. The protein is usually something that I can use daily. I'll do powerbars as a recovery food, balance bars as a pre-breakfast, and luna bars as a snack. The last few days I've probably had 2 bars a day just to grab something to eat when I'm starving. And a smoothie. I feel like they have lots of vitamins and are good for my sweet tooth but they really shouldn't be a replacement for a meal which sometimes they are for me. What are your thoughts?
Luna: White Chocolate Macadamia, Cookies N Creme
PowerBar: Chocolate one - harvest
Balance Bar: Chocolate and Cookie Dough
Here is a bar giveaway btw- giveaway ends tomorrow
More about food....smoothies. I haven't really changed them up much. Mine have berries, 1/2 a banana, Aria protein powder, soy/skim milk or almond breeze (tried this after hearing from abby and A.B. that they tried it out - don't like how it is low in protein but do like the low-cal), and a handful of spinach. Bad thing is these smoothies cause some gas!! The other thing is, it is kind of annoying to have fresh berries and expensive right now, so I'm thinking frozen is my next thing when I run out of fresh berries.
I keep getting into a rut where I just eat the same fruits, same veggies, same meals. I never switch it up! Oatmeal for breakfast, same smoothie everyday, there is some change in the veggies for dinner but always the same rotation (spinach, sweet potatoes, mushrooms for the most part). How do you mix it up??
Today I went with Nick to Valley Forge again for that intense hill workout. I brought out an old friend! When I started running, I bought the Garmin 201. It is HUGE. I remember being frustrated with it never finding a signal. So it sat in a shoebox for the last 3ish years, maybe 4, and I brought it out today to see how long that loop was. It found its signal pretty quick and I enjoyed it. Instead of wearing it, I sat it on the stroller. For any locals, if you park in the visitors lot and run the loop - around the arch/not under it, and back to the top past the visitors center and back down to the lot - it is 5.5 miles (5.49). It took me forever!! Nick was awake for much of the run and sooo good!
5.5 miles/1:03:15/11:30 w/ BOB
Thanks for your personal running info. It sounds like most of you run 4-5 days a week, which is where I'm at. I'd like to swim and lift the other two, but so far I have been doing yoga and strength. I have to find a pool all over again (the other one was before work and near work).