It might also stand for Fail, which is what today turned out to be. Yesterday was a food fail, today was an exercise fail. I feel a little guilty about not getting in my strength training, and although there is no good excuse, I have a semi-excuse for working about an 11-hour day. So, up at 5:30, work 7:20 a.m. til 6:30 p.m., home at 7:15. I didn’t then have time to get to my 7:30 yoga class, especially because I hadn’t had dinner yet. I know, I know, there’s no excuse and I feel even more phooey because I have to babysit my little boo bear immediately following work tomorrow, again leaving no time for the gym (even though it would have been my rest day). Please god, don’t let this throw me off completely.
So, instead I will blog about two separate occurrences. The first is about the dish I made for the Superbowl party, and the second is about some of the food I ate for today. The only reason I didn’t take pictures of everrrything I ate today is because I ate my cottage cheese/almond snack and dinner faster than I even had time to remember that I wanted to blog about food today.
Let’s instead talk about a really great and easy recipe ala my I ❤ Trader Joes cookbook. I decided to make Brie and Pear Galette. I had to look up what galette was and apparently its a general term used in French to designate various types of flat, round, or freeform crust cake. Hmm, well as appealing as that sounds it was actually quite delicious. You first start off with four main ingredients:
Let’s move on, shall we? I am now going to let you in on some of the foods that I ate today, because as I mentioned above, I ate things too quickly to photograph. First off, there’s breakfast, which consists of multigrain oats (barley, etc.) mixed with hot water, 1 ripe banana chopped, a half handful of almonds, a small sprinkling of pecan pieces, a tiny bit of vanilla almond milk, and half a tablespoon of balade butter (approximately 26 calories for 1/2 tablespoon). I also added two splenda packets for sweetness. Please note, it’s not as yellow in person, but there isn’t much good lighting at 6 a.m. in the middle of winter.
Ahh, well today was great in terms of eating well and being super productive at work, mostly because I had to be. I promise to make up for the lack of strength training that happened this evening. As a side note, I have also recently purchased Crest white strips, in order to really make my smile pop (plus it needs to super pop as my picture is going to be in the Boston Globe Magazine)! Happy almost weekend!