guilty pleasures

This week’s guilty pleasures include:

Listening to “Bro Fro, I Wanna Know” on my drive to work. The premise is a person who suspects their significant other is cheating calls into the radio station. The DJ calls the “cheater” and claims they have won some kind of trip, typically romantic and asks who they would like to invite. Lately, the “cheater” keeps picking someone other than their significant other. It is mindless, Jerry Springer-ish, but I can’t get enough.

2-ingredient or actually 4-ingredient pumpkin muffinsI kept seeing a recipe that was cake mix and pumpkin. Sounded easy enough. I used spice cake mix, pumpkin, dark chocolate chips, and water. Delish. I brought them to work for a birthday celebration and the fam has been enjoying them too.

Wake up coffee. I have been so thankful that several mornings, C has brought up a cup of coffee and left it on my nightstand so I can have a few sips to wake up a little before getting out of a warm bed.

Best Mom ever comments from Maddy and Libby. Fist-pump!


Another reason

That I can tell marathon training has commenced … I am STARVING.

We aren’t even doing any major miles yet. My run this morning was only 3 miles, but I feel like I could have eaten all day.

I tried out overnight oats that had intrigued me. You can google “overnight oats” or “overnight oats in a jar” and find several recipes. I’m on the fence about them and not happy considering that I paid $9! for a bag of chia seeds at Whole Foods. I’ll give them another try, and I think I will add some crunchy granola on top to balance out the mushy texture.

I went to the grocery and loaded up on healthy items like greek yogurt, almond milk, fresh fruit, miniature ice cream sandwiches, english muffins, granola, black bean burgers, etc. Hoping that if I am stocked full of healthier/filling foods, then I won’t run 3 miles and eat a bag of chips.

I know some people would say, but you are running X number of miles a week … eat what you want! As much as I would love to do that, I don’t feel as good when I do and running those longer distances is always easier when I’m down a few pounds. No worries – there will be splurging on occasion … just not every night!

Any good filling/protein filled recipes out there?