Archive for the ‘Green Monster’ Category

I decided it was time to give my blog a little makeover, I was getting tired of the same old theme. It took me a long time to decide which theme I wanted, but I am happy with my decision. I especially like the falling snow, it’s very wintery.

I had a pretty dull day today and my food wasn’t any better either. I went on a run this morning, but it took me a long time to actually get out there because I was dreading the cold. I better get used to it though, I’ve got a long winter of training ahead of me!

It’s getting colder outside and I really don’t like it. This is my first winter where I will be running outside as much as possible. The trick is to layer your clothes! It’s extremely important not to wear cotton, especially in the colder weather. Cotton will hold onto your sweat and will therefore become cold against your skin which could lead to hypothermia. You want to be wearing dry fit or polypropylene clothing. It will help wick away the moisture and keep it away from your skin. All of my running clothes are made of this material. If you don’t have enough polypropylene clothing to layer up just remember to keep the layers that are directly against your skin the correct dry fit material.

Also make sure to wear a hat and gloves when it’s really cold. These articles are also made in dry fit. Most of your heat escapes through your head so remember to keep that warm!

This morning I wore a thin tank top, with a long sleeved shirt over that and then another short sleeved shirt over that. I also wore a light shell jacket, but while I was out there I realized that it was too much. I was a little hot and uncomfortable. For my bottoms I stuck to my running tights, which are the thickest running pants I have and they work wonders. I need to get a second pair for the season. I also wore a hat. Sometimes it’s difficult to figure out what is necessary, but the more you get out there and run the easier it will become.

I took my run slowly this morning, your muscles are a lot tighter in the cold and you will naturally run slower because of this. I felt great by the end and was glad I got out there.

  • Distance: 4.8 Miles
  • Duration: 46:11
  • Pace: 9:37
  • Calories Burned: 496

Breakfast was a green monster! I haven’t had one of these in quite some time. It tasted a little off though. I’m not sure what it was, maybe the mango?

  • 1 cup of Milk
  • half a Mango
  • 1 scoop of Original Amazing Meal
  • 1 tsp Peanut Butter
  • 3 Ice Cubes
  • small scoop of Pumpkin Ice Cream

This filled me up for a while, I did drink it pretty late in the day so I didn’t eat much for lunch. I used the rest of a loaf of italian bread and made a grilled cheese and mushroom sammie. It was pretty delicious.

Relaxing for the rest of the night….


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I finally got my amazing meal protein powder in the mail on Friday. I made my first ‘Green Monster’ drink on Saturday when I got back from a really tough 6 mile run. Never again will I run in the peak of the afternoon in the sun when it is 75 degrees out. I was dying. 

Not very green, but it was delicious!

It contained:

1 scoop amazing meal
1 tbsp peanut butter
handful of spinach
half of a frozen banana
half a cup frozen blueberries
1 cup unsweetened almond milk

I could taste every ingredient and it was so good mixed all together. It was nice and filling and I can’t wait to make them regularly.

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Green Monster

Today has been a very long day. Worked first shift this morning, just like the past 3 Fridays. I came home and had to take a nap, it was raining out anyway. It sure was nice to wake up to sunshine though! I drank a redbull and some water and headed to the gym to go for a swim. But! I got there and there were kids swimming in the lap pool. It makes me so mad, that pools is for swimming laps not for people to hang out in. I immediately left and went for a bike ride instead. After my ride I went for a short run up a huge hill and I ended up doing it pretty fast. 1.38 miles in 11:47 min.

Did some grocery shopping and made some dinner. I found a really good recipe on Food Network. I made some wheat garlic bread to go along with it.

Green Monster

Green Monster

I have had a very stressful week, I really think the crappy weather is getting to me. I NEED the sun to come out and I just want it to be 80 degrees!

I bought this stuff called Amazing Meal, which is an all natural plant based protein powder. It originally sells for $70, but I got mine for $41 because of a coupon code offered through one of the blogs I read. I can’t wait to try it. People make these drinks called ‘Green Monsters’ out of it. Basically you can add in anything you want, but an example would be: Peanut butter or almond butter, spinach, almond milk, frozen blueberries or bananas and a scoop of powder. I am so excited to try one. I am also getting a free shaker to make all of my green monsters in. I’m going to start drinking them for breakfast. They will fill me up and they will be really good for me.

Green Monster
Green Monster
Green Monster
I really want to start focusing on eating really well. I keep going into these relapses where I eat terribly and I am sick of it. Hopefully this will be a good start and I’m excited to be a part of the whole green monster movement that I keep hearing about.

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