What I Ate Wednesday #98

Hello, and Happy Hump Day!

Today I am jumping right into the content for What I Ate Wednesday.

As soon as I publish this blog post, I will be on my way to cover a 7 a.m. class at the gym. It’s kind of nice to get up early for work. I might kick myself later for saying this, but there is a part of me that misses teaching 6 a.m. barre classes three days a week. There’s just something about that sunrise crew that is so inspirational. They don’t get up that early to be lazy, that’s for sure!

Before I start rambling, let’s get into covering an entire day of unfiltered eats. Below you will see everything I ate yesterday that exemplifies a typical Tuesday for me these days.

(Have no idea what WIAW is all about? This post breaks it down!)


What I Ate Wednesday Tuesday



Breakfast started later than normal around 9 a.m. I wanted to get right to working on the computer, so I turned to one of my very favorite boxes of cereal for an effortless kick-start to the day.

coffee and natures path pumpkin raisin bran cereal

Nature’s Path Pumpkin Raisin Crunch with raspberries, almond milk & coffee 

I love that cereal. I can’t always find it, as most pumpkin flavored things are seasonal, but when I do… it’s over. I’m buying it in bulk. And I’m not feeling bad about it.

I briefly mentioned that I experienced some server issues (again) yesterday. Luckily, the error I was getting trying to access through links to archived posts eventually went away on its own.

For good measure, I spent about a half hour on the phone talking with support… just in case. I also upgraded my hosting plan and renewed my domain rights to lifeinleggings.com and housewifeglamour.com. I can’t believe it has already been (close to) a year since I first came up with the concept of Life In Leggings!

To my blog tech friends out there: I should keep housewifeglamour.com until further notice, right? I mean, it was mine for so long. Right now, if someone types it in a search for it, they will automatically be redirected to this blog. I think I just answered my own question. Regardless, (even if that wasn’t the case) I’d hate to see someone else using it! Is that weird?

Anyways, a few small platefuls of this snack got me through the morning and well into the afternoon before lunch!

triscuits and snap pea crisps with hummus - healthy snack

Reduced-fat Triscuits and snap pea crisps dipped in Greek-style hummus

I swear I could eat hummus every single day. And I usually do. #sorrynotsorry

By 2 p.m., I was ready to get outside and took Roadie around the neighborhood for an easy-paced 2 mile run. It was hot out, but we found plenty of shade along the way. I also stumbled upon a patch of leaves that looked like an early sign of fall.

leaves falling on sidewalk

I’m just… not ready yet. Given the fact that I eat pumpkin things pretty much throughout the year as it is, I could definitely soak in another month or so of summer weather. Plus, I absolutely love spending time on the trails when they’re so bright and green!

walking the trail

I took Roadie past the entrance we normally run through, but I decided to loop him back around towards home instead. Like I said, it was hot! I brought him inside, chugged a ton of water, then set back out for another 2 mile loop before coming in for good.

4 mile run

Taking my time, I clocked my 4 total miles in just under 44 minutes. A 10:48 pace isn’t usually normal for me, but I’ll take it. I then completed a quick 12 minute bodyweight circuit after I returned home that I plan to share with you later this afternoon!

Since Scott is now home during the weekdays, we take turn making meals. This is very much appreciated when I come in from a run or evening at the gym and am ready to eat close to anything in sight. Thankfully, he had this awesome summer-inspired berry salad ready for me when I returned! What a guy.

summer fruit and egg salad

Romaine lettuce, green and yellow peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes, blackberries, raspberries, hard boiled egg slices, and feta cheese drizzled in blush wine vinaigrette dressing

Oh my, was that delicious. I will for sure be making it again for lunch today!

Still a little hungry, I sliced up half of a mango and enjoyed it as part of a healthy snack before my shift at the gym.

cottage cheese and mango - healthy snack

low-fat cottage cheese with mango slices

I trained my 5 p.m. client, then taught three back-to-back strength training classes. I grabbed a handful of almonds on my walk back to my 8 p.m. class and couldn’t wait to get home for dinner.

raw unsalted almonds

a handful of raw, unsalted almonds

I walked in the door right after 9 p.m. with a raging appetite. Once again, I was so, so grateful to see my next meal already prepared. I asked Scott to brown the ground turkey meat while I was gone, and I was pumped to see dinner plated and ready for me as soon as I got home!

spaghetti with turkey meat sauce

whole wheat angel hair pasta with turkey meat sauce

I originally laughed at the extremely generous portion on my plate, but what do you know… I ended up practically licking the plate clean. (This happens every single time we make pasta!) It was fantastic.

I was pretty tuckered out after dinner, so I watched an episode of America’s Got Talent with Scott while I typed up this blog post and then called it a night shortly after.

Well… after dessert, obviously.

healthy dessert - dark chocolate squares and almond milk

Equal Exchange Dark Caramel Chocolate with a glass of almond milk

All right! There you have another edition of WIAW.

I hope you enjoy these sneak peeks into my daily eating habits, and I’ll see you later today with that bodyweight circuit workout. Happy Wednesday!



If you liked this WIAW post, head on over to Peas & Crayons to check out plenty others or even link your own! Also, you can always find my latest What I Ate Wednesday posts by exploring the “WIAW” category on the right hand sidebar.

Please note: What I Ate Wednesday features an entire day of my unfiltered eats. In no way do I change what I eat just for the sake of documenting it. While I try to be mindful with portions, I don’t count calories. I do, however, take into account how much activity I am going to be doing that day, and I plan my meals and snacks accordingly.


Question of the Morning

• What is one snack you eat (or could eat) every day?

If I’m not eating some kind of cracker dipped in hummus, I am most likely eating corn tortilla chips dipped in salsa or guacamole. Every. Single. Day. What can I say? I like my salty snacks!

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