Dang, these last few days have been so busy! I have barely had time to sit down. In 48 hours, we decided what area of Charlotte we wanted to live, looked at potential apartments, decided which apartment, 1 huge Ikea shop, a new tv, set up cable/internet and our first grocery stop. And, I am sure that I have probably forgot something that we did! I can’t wait for the weekend when everything has calmed down a little so we can go out and explore uptown and the other fabulous areas in Charlotte! Now, onto the eats! I am very proud of myself, I must say… in the past when I have traveled like this, I usually take it to the extreme. I get freaky of everything that I put in my mouth or I don’t care at all. My goal with moving and our little road trip was to eat whole, nutritious foods as much as possible and if I couldn’t due to the circumstances, then I just go with it. I have come to trust my knowledge of well-being recently, and I have started to appreciate it. Here are some of the foods that I have been eating, honestly… I have no idea what day these were or when, haha I can’t remember, too many things have been going on.
In the car I had a Carrot Cake Clif Bar, this bar tasted fantastic.. it was a bit too sweet for breakfast but I would definitely eat these again as a pre/post workout snack.
Breakfast in the car, take 2: An apple and a Clif Nectar bar:
Quaker Instant Oatmeal w/a banana at the hotel on Wednesday and Thursday:
In the car, I snacked on 2 apples, a whole lot of grapes!!
Subway, a 6 inch on honey oat bread with turkey, lettuce, spinach, tomatoes, black olives, and pickles with a little honey mustard. If all else fails, there is always Subway!!
Delicious Salad w/a lot of nutritious veggies that I can’t remember which ones I threw in. I love salad bars, and there is one right by our apartment.
On Monday night, we were starving!! I snacked on fruit throughout the whole day but I didn’t have a real lunch, so we got off the highway somewhere in Nashville, and found an amazing Japanese restaurant around the corner, we really lucked out!
I had shrimp, scallops and veggies. The meal came with rice too but I really don’t like rice that has been prepared at asian restaurants.
Black bean soup, greek salad and whole grain baguette at panera:
We went to Bonefish Grill last night, for some reason I was really craving chicken so I got their Lily’s chicken with spinach and goat cheese, it tasted fabulous!! I love goat cheese! I scraped a little off after the photo though because it was a bit too much.
I am so glad to finally be able to sit down for more than 5 minutes! I feel like I have gotten more exercise now than I have in a long time because we are on the third floor, and had to move all of our stuff up there, which means walking up and down the stairs more times than I can even count!! Also, I have done all of Angela’s
challenges in the hotel room before I go to bed! Score.. I am really feeling this bikini body challenge, I am excited about it! I think it is a fantastic idea and hopefully will give me a little more confidence this summer at the beach!
Oh my gosh, I just have to say something totally cool that I did today. I was trying to find the Wal Mart by our apartment to pick up some cleaning supplies, and I sort of got lost.. I managed to find the Wal Mart but I was a bit frazzled from not knowing my way around. Well, I did the most embarrassing thing that I ever could have. I walked into the men’s bathroom instead of the ladies. Oh, yes I did!! Ahhh, I was just making my way to do my business and a guy walked in and looked at me like wtf?? And said “Ma’am, I think your in the wrong bathroom”.. oh wow, I could feel my cheeks get red as I left and went to the ladies. I am so glad that no one was in there when I walked in though. Haha, at least I can laugh about it.
I am so glad to be back to blogging, it may be a bit sporadic still but definitely more than the last few days! Can’t wait to explore Charlotte this weekend!!!