Clearly, I used the completion of the half marathon as an excuse to EAT!! On Sunday, with a burger for lunch, chicken parm for dinner and Monday morning’s breakfast sandwich on a bagel…I indulged quite a bit.
After the first half marathon I ran, it was such a shock to my body that I was sore for two weeks afterwards and did not really pay attention to what I was putting into my body. As a result, I quickly gained 5 lbs in that 3 weeks post half marathon where I did not exercise even once. This time instead of using that as an excuse, I want to use it as a motivator — to be proud of my body’s accomplishments, but continue on the fitness and wellness trend rather than fall right off the wagon again. So against all my habits and breakfast eating instincts (haha), this is what I got at my local cafe.
I’ve been meaning to try Chobani’s Blood Orange Greek Yogurt after seeing it appear on blogs all across the blogosphere. I’ve tried some of their other flavors before and they’ve been alright, but this flavor was awesome! So tasty! I really liked the flavor, but not so much the price. This breakfast cost me a WHOPPING total of $9.75. Can you believe it? I definitely cannot afford to be paying 10 dollars on breakfast every day.
After having grilled salmon with steamed carrots and peas for lunch (unpictured) from the company cafeteria, I decided it was time to hit up Trader Joe’s! My excuse for not shopping at TJ’s in the winter was the weather, and weather was just not an excuse yesterday with the temps ~70s.
I am aHUGEnerd and that is why I put all the information down of my purchases (Total: 55.40) into excel —so that I could estimate my cost of each meal! Living in NYC makes it way to easy for me to eat out and get take out all the time and all those costs really add up quite a lot! I need to start getting more serious about cutting down my debt and saving for grad school, so seeing how little I am spending by making my own meals is a great motivator.
On the menu for dinner! My first ever quinoa meal! I have never made quinoa but it seems easy enough so I quickly turned my purchases into a quinoa stirfy.
Sorry for the blurry iPhone pic. I threw some onions, firm tofu, baby bella mushrooms, orange peppers and chopped celery in there.
There was enough for leftovers for today’s lunch. TADA!
Best of all? My dinner yesterday cost $2.21!!!! (Based on the ingredients I used) Which means that Lunch today also cost $2.21 and Breakfast that I brought as well cost $5.21 only because I buy an iced coffee from the cafe. I guess I will try to cut that down too! Hmm, now I must think of what I want to cook for tonight’s dinner! :) I feel so productive!