A Day at the Beach

Today was great day for catching some rays on the beach!

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Meghann and Kelly picked me up after my mini-workout, and we headed to Cocoa Beach! It ended up being a gorgeous day. The water was clear and the sun was shining.

We packed our lunch for a beach picnic, and to save some money. I wasn’t ready when the girls picked me up so I sort of threw a whole bunch of randomness together to take with me.

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I made a FlatOut wrap with hummus, spinach, provolone cheese, red pepper, and cucumber which I remembered to cut in half before leaving, so I could show you the insides…

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Along with a banana to go with it. It’s a habit from back in my surfing days to bring bananas to the beach. The potassium prevents you from getting dehydrated sitting out in the salty ocean all day, so I crave them when I go to the beach now!

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…and a dried apricot I stole from Kelly.

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One walk down the beach, two coats of sunscreen, and three hours later only one thing was on our minds…. ICE CREAM!

We stopped at Tuttie Fruittie, a local ice cream shop:

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I debated between strawberry-kiwi italian ice…

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…chocolate hazelnut gelato…

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…until I finally decided upon Strawberry Cheesecake ice cream. Even though I’m not a huge ICE CREAM fan (I prefer fro yo), I went with this choice because I’m pretty sure the other two had artificial stuff in them. YUCKY!

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I ordered one scoop, which seemed to be the perfect amount to satisfy my craving.

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I had a great time with these girls! One of the best perks about blogging is making new friends… speaking of which, Blogger Lunch tomorrow! I heard a few readers are going, let me know if you are one of them! 😀

Off to make some dinner! I have a great new recipe planned… hopefully it turns out!

Which do you prefer… Frozen yogurt, ice cream, gelato, Italian ice, sorbet???

❤ MegaNerd

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Swimming and Apple Pie Oatmeal

I woke up just before 7:00 am to a perfectly beautiful and sunny morning. Perfect for a run! …. Oh, wait. I can’t. 😦

I’m not going to lie, hearing other runners say they are going out for 7 or 10 miles this morning (ahem… that would be Meghann and Kelly) makes me slightly jealous. I decided to do what I could and went for a quick swim!

For the first ten minutes at the gym I did a quick ab routine. I then met Debbie at the apartment pool (not a lap pool) and did some laps in there. I seriously was gasping for air after only two minutes. Swimming is definitely hard work if you aren’t used to it! I only made it ten minutes this morning. Something to improve upon!

Before I left, my stomach was growling like crazy. I put an end to that by having half of this chai tea Luna Bar.

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It reminded me of Thanksgiving pumpkins for some reason, lol. I liked it!

Once I returned from my mini-workout, I had a nice bowl of Oatmeal. I’d like to call this, Apple Pie Oatmeal!

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My Oatmeal contained:

  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 chopped apple
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • sprinkle of cinnamon
  • drizzle of almond butter

MMMM! Apple pie heaven! 😀

I’m now off to the beach! It’s a beautiful day out there, so make the best of it!

❤ MegaNerd

Food,Inc. Friday

Sorry I have been a little MIA today. I got on a roll with cleaning, unpacking, and organizing, that I couldn’t break free! I’m not letting being “injured” keep me down! (Hammy update: Feeling much better today!)

It ended up being a pretty great day! I met up with some friends to go see Food, Inc.

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(Meghann, Caitlin, my BFF Debbie, and Me)

The movie was VERY eye-opening. It was a lot for me to handle and think about, so I will wait and do a full review tomorrow or Sunday. Just know that if you haven’t already seen it, it’s definitely worth it.

For lunch, I made a HUMUNGOUS salad:

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  • spinach
  • romaine
  • 1/4 avocado
  • whole tomato
  • sprouts
  • 1/2 cup chickpeas
  • grilled zucchini (aaaaaammmmmaaaazing!)

Somewhere in the midst of all the cleaning, I managed to find some time for a little snack:

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…and another: Chobani yogurt with raspberries and blueberries, and a Kashi Granola bar.

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I think I could honestly eat this stuff plain! I haven’t seen the Chobani pomegranate yogurt in stores, but I really liked this flavor!

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I had sort of an early dinner since I was going to the movies, so I didn’t feel as hungry. I had half of the Thai leftovers, plus some steamed snow peas and red pepper, and a quarter cup of brown rice. I had to practically inhale this because I was already running late!

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Once we got back from the movie, Debbie and I each had a glass of red wine. It was a merlot that I had already at the apartment, not sure where it came from…

IMG_4303 It had been about 4 hours since dinner (which was small to begin with), so we made some microwave popcorn to munch on.

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I’m off to get some sleep and get ready for the beach tomorrow! I might even get up a little early to hit the gym (not for running, no worries)! 😀

Have a great night!

❤ MegaNerd