Food and fitness blogs have been really capturing my interest lately. Blogs like Oh She Glows and Simply Fabulous have opened my eyes to new products to try, new recipes to make, and a new, healthy attitude about eating and life!

In the past, I have struggled with poor body image and disordered eating. I still have days where issues still come up, but for the most part, I am trying very hard to let go of my unhealthy attitudes about food and my body and instead experience life! Instead of looking at food as something dangerous or something to avoid, I am trying to look at food as something that my body (and everyone’s body) needs. It’s been fun to try and make balanced, nutritious, and delicious choices that will provide optimum fuel for my body and mind.

This morning, I had about a cup of hot, multi-grain cereal with raisins, brown sugar, and some apple cinnamon granola as toppings. I also had a medium banana – delish! Although, I’m not sure that I would add the granola again – I was hoping the crunchy texture would be nice, but the granola was a little too tart for my taste.

For lunch, I decided to go with an egg white omelette filled with spinach, tomatoes, and feta cheese. Along with this, I had a piece of freshly baked vegan rye bread and an empire apple. I had about 2/3 of the omelette because I was really trying to listen to my body’s signals and stop when I was full!

Unfortunately, I think I stopped a bit too soon, because I was hungry about an hour later, right when I was getting ready for my run. I snacked on a vegan pumpkin chocolate chip cookie – it was soft, moist, and chewy, and supplied me with some much needed carbs for my run!

Daily Activity: 60 minute run on park trails

I felt so good afterward! This is the longest I’ve run in quite a while. I’m trying to move my workouts outside from the gym now that it’s spring and the weather is nice.

Post-run, I snacked on half a piece of Joseph’s Lavash Bread (flax, oats, protein, and fiber!) with 1 tbsp of natural peanut butter and 1 tbsp of strawberry preserves. Yummy! I found these Lavash breads at BJ’s and they are just great with jam.pb&j lavash

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I’ve been waiting to have the garlic hummus that I have in the fridge, so I decided to make an open faced sandwich on some new 7 Grain Deli Flats that I picked up today:

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I topped it off with some baby arugula that I grabbed at the farmer’s market today, along with some black beans and garbanzo beans.

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I also had a delicious smoothie!

– 1 banana

– 1 cup frozen strawberries

– 1/2 cup soymilk

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A couple other things about me:

– I am a college student (dorm-living makes things a bit trickier!)

– I am registered for a half-marathon on September 12

– I love kitties, and have a cat named Skittle (she lives at home, and I miss her very much!)

I’ll leave you with one reason why I’m glad it’s spring: no more of THIS!

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What’s your favorite part about spring? (I can’t decide between all the fresh produce or not having to wear a knee length parka anymore!)

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