Wake up, wake up, wake up

1 Sep

It’s the first of the moooooooonth! Whatever happened to Bone Thugz anyways? Must google. Ironically enough, I’ve had “Crossroads” in my head all day. I can’t believe it’s September already but am psyched for it to be here. College football is starting this week, cooler mornings are already here—bring on the fall!
 
I woke up at 615A this morning since I needed to get to work early. I don’t know how I used to wake up at 6A for years, now it just seems impossible to do.  I had a bowl of Kashi Go Lean Honey Almond Flax with a  banana


 
And I am just throwing it in there that today is day two of no Starbucks. I’m not trying not to drink it but I just haven’t gotten a chance to go in the morning. I usually just stop in before I go and the last two days they’ve had a line 20-something people deep and I just don’t have the patience to wait for that. If I don’t go right when I get in, I go when my coffee buddy gets in and with meetings and such, we’ve been missing each other. I thought I would be a raging beeyotch with not  having my daily fix of Bucks but I’ve been surprisingly nice and even smiling. Maybe I don’t need Starbucks to survive? Hmmmm…..
 
I met up with Brittney for lunch at Eggheads. I had a $20 Living Social deal to use and a lunch break is always welcome in my world. This place has breakfast all day along with a lunch menu.  I had cereal this morning so my cholesterol wouldn’t go through the roof with the excess of eggs (funny how five yrs ago I would have never thought about that)   I was craving eggs and all about the egg salad sandwich but then I saw the Cobb Salad and that just sounded refreshing seeing it was so hot out


 
Brittney had the Veggie Omelet with hash browns and toast.


 
It felt so good to get out of the cube, even if it was just for an hour. I can’t believe how much having a lunch break “breaks” up the day—I may have to start taking one more often  :)
 
When I got back my inbox was totally out of control but I got everything in check shortly after. I even had time to take two breaks later in the afternoon
 
 
I had plans on going to  Cardio Funk with Andre  at 7P and wouldn’t get home until 545P so I had a small meal before leaving work—cold quinoa salad with extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, red onion, zucchini, red pepper and cucumber


 
Let’s talk about Cardio Funk. I was a bit nervous about going to the class because I took one of his classes at the YMCA last year and couldn’t walk for three days afterwards. Plus I did zumba last night and my calves were a bit tight from that. I thought zumba kicked my butt last night, oh no, that was nothing. I had such an amazing workout and he is a great instructor! I burned 730 calories with a max heart rate of 210 and average heart rate of 164. My butt hurts just as I sit so tomorrow I should be feeling interesting.
 

When I got home, I was ready for a hearty dinner. I made something I’ve envisioned in my heart for awhile now-pizza nachos.

I topped with turkey pepperoni, red onions, red pepper, garlic, red pepper flakes, oregano, parmesan and mozzarella cheese with Trader Joe’s Fat Free Pizza Sauce for dipping

Amazing! It was the best of both worlds and exactly what I was looking for. If you haven’t made this, I definitely suggest it.

And with that I’m out–hope everyone’s September is off to a super start!

PS—Click here to enter to win a Blender Bottle over at The Fitness Dish!!

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18 Responses to “Wake up, wake up, wake up”

  1. Ashleigh September 1, 2010 at 9:26 pm #

    Ok, I think I am pretty creative in the kitchen.. Mexican pasta, Mexican pizza… but, pizza nachos? Seriously that is a dream come true! My two favorite combined into one!

    • simplyshaka September 3, 2010 at 9:48 pm #

      The only thing that could make it better was add sushi to the mix and I would be in heaven :)

  2. Laury @thefitnessdish September 1, 2010 at 11:08 pm #

    Thanks for the giveaway love, my love.

    The avocados in that salad look amazing. That Quinoa dish is one of my fav fast, cheap, east meals!!

  3. sweetandcurly September 1, 2010 at 11:15 pm #

    Those pizza nachos look absolutely delicious! Great idea!! Yum!

    By the way, I am a new reader and I just love your blog!

  4. christina September 1, 2010 at 11:57 pm #

    i totally saw bone thugs this summer. they came to charleston. it was like a huge pot fest. they only played like 4 songs and they peaced the f out. so bad ass. wowww pizza nachos. i like.

  5. Amy @ Second City Randomness September 2, 2010 at 7:02 am #

    I heart Living Social and Groupon. I’m a total addict.

    I wish you the best of luck with being able to sit tomorrow… lol. After new classes like that, I always felt like death! But in a good way… is that possible?

    • simplyshaka September 3, 2010 at 9:50 pm #

      I know what you mean! It’s like I’ll be walking slow at work when I usually zip down the aisles and enjoy telling people why I’m walking slow.

  6. dianacheung September 2, 2010 at 7:54 am #

    stop rubbing in your fun exercise classes!! And 615? pshhh I do that daily!

  7. BikiniBy30 September 2, 2010 at 10:43 am #

    I finally got a good deal at a place to take Zumba thanks to Groupon. I have to finish up another fitness package first, buit come January-the booty shakin’ is ON!

    • simplyshaka September 3, 2010 at 9:51 pm #

      Thats awesome—seems like you’re city has some sweet fitness deals on Groupon–jealous!

  8. genesis September 2, 2010 at 11:20 am #

    pizza nachos?! must try soon.

    living social…ive seen the ads, maybe i should sign up to find great deals.

    • simplyshaka September 3, 2010 at 9:52 pm #

      Groupon totally has my heart but Living Social is good also.

  9. genesis September 2, 2010 at 12:36 pm #

    p.s. left your awesome self an award on my blog.

    • simplyshaka September 3, 2010 at 9:51 pm #

      Ohhh saucy, thanks :) I totally forgot to post it but when I get back fo sho!

  10. Mo Diva September 2, 2010 at 2:20 pm #

    dude, i love taking walks at lunch now. why have i not done this before? I walked a little over a mile and it was fantabulous! I also have the motivation becuase there are hot half naked men who smell good standing outside of hollister. My, My they sure do know what they are doing. SLURP

    egg head sounds magnificent…

    love you, egghead

    • simplyshaka September 3, 2010 at 9:53 pm #

      Isn’t it the best? The only thing I hate is getting back sweaty but oh well, I have no one to impress at work.

      And you have better eye candy than I do….jealous.

  11. Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) September 3, 2010 at 12:43 pm #

    LOVE the “wake up, wake up it’s the first of the month” lyrics. now it’s in my head. LOVE IT haha

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