Unexpected blogging benefit: I take so many more photos now than I used to before starting this blog, I feel like I practically have a full record of the past year! Looking back through my photos, I realized that 2014 turned out to be a pretty big year:
- Andrew and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary.
Looking forward to many, many more with this cutie:
- I started this blog, and 4 months later switched servers so that I could self-host and have more control over aesthetics, ads, and functionality. I did like the original theme, though…
- I chopped off and donated 14″ of my hair. It was one of the scarier things I’ve done in a while, but I loved it immediately.
Every once in a while, I do still miss my long hair.
- Andrew got a hairline fracture in his wrist playing softball. Boy, was it ugly.
Luckily, it healed fully and properly. Andrew’s smashed more than one home run in softball since to prove it. 🙂
- I quit my full-time job to pursue a career I’m passionate about in nutrition & fitness.
It’s funny how I can remember exactly where I was when I made the decision. And yes, the decision to quit that job definitely trumped the decision to cut my hair in terms of scary decisions. I’ve since gotten a part-time job doing some SEO evaluation work that provides an income while still allowing me the flexibility to work toward a NASM personal training certification (which I consider to be “step 1” of my career plan). I am so much happier now than I was just three months ago; I wish I’d had the guts to leave my old job sooner.
Reflecting on the major events of 2014 definitely makes me wonder what’s in store for 2015!
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Let’s start with food. What I Ate Wednesday is basically a reflection on everything I eat for one full day, whether it’s a meal, a snack, or anything in between. This is a fully unedited look, promise.
What I Ate
Wednesday Tuesday #26
8:30am – Bulletproof coffee
10:00am – 3 mile run. It’s hard to believe we were in the low 30’s last week. It was HOT yesterday, 81 degrees in Mar Vista, to be exact. Major red face during a run that was much harder than it should have been.
12:30pm – Toaster waffles with sunflower seed butter, banana, and chia seeds + red grapefruit
You know when you have a fridge full of good food right after a big grocery shop and you just can’t decide what you want to eat? That’s exactly the predicament I was in yesterday, but it was the browning half eaten banana in there that ultimately made my decision. It was the item in the fridge, closest to getting thrown out, so I did the honorable thing and ate it. Sure, I could have blending it into a smoothie, but I would have ended up peeling another banana for a second half, and then I’d be right back where I started. All of this is my rationale for eating toaster waffles instead of something fresher and cleaner.
4:15pm – Date Shake (hemp coconut milk, dates, almond butter, maca, espresso bean, cardamom) from Moon Juice.
Dani and I made a return trip to Moon Juice on Monday or green juices, but I also grabbed a couple of their moon milks for Andrew and I to try later. I had really high hopes for the Date Shake, but sadly it’s just okay. Andrew had the Deep Chocolate (almond milk, cacao, maca, cinnamon, coconut nectar), which was really good. It tasted like a natural chocolate milk.
5:00pm – Almond cranberry KIND bar. I knew at that point that if I didn’t eat a snack, I’d be hangry by the time dinner rolled around.
7:30pm – Apps! Chopped broccoli + homemade hummus and olives.
8:15pm – Chicken and vegetables in tomato sauce over rice, and a side of roasted sweet potatoes.
Is it just me, or does today’s What I Ate Wednesday post look an awfully lot like a 2014 day of eating?
Per usual, please feel free to click over to Peas & Crayons to see what others are eating on this particular Wednesday.