Feeding the Soul


Ok, so it’s been a bad week of eating on my end.  Dealing with a cold, massive headache, and then a slip in my apartment this morning has just been making me want to eat crappy food.  And for some reason my need for something bad is that much worse when I’m in the office.  Today I took the day off and it’s time to get back on track.  For dinner I plan to make lemon pepper chicken, whole grain pasta, and brussels sprouts.

And to help curb my chocolate addiction I am incorporating healthier options like rice cakes flavored with chocolate, 100-calorie snack packs, and chocolate protein shakes.  I’ve included another recipe below.  I have a bowl of fruit at my office and at home also to help deflect the urge for something artificially sweet.  It’s not easy but it’s good for feeding the soul and the running spirit.  I’ll be back on track soon enough…

Chocolate Strawberry Protein Shake

Ingredients:
1-2 scoops of chocolate protein shake
1 1/3 cups skim milk
1/2 cup frozen strawberries (or fresh if in season)
handful of ice

Mix in blender and serve

About mileoneandcounting

I'm a young professional living in the Washington, DC area. Since moving here in 2007 I have honed a passion for running and fitness. Growing up I played soccer and softball (and tested track & field for one year). After college I ran a few 5K races, but running was really only a means to staying in shape for me. Never in my wildest imagination had I thought I'd ever run a marathon, let alone three. Nor did I think I'd get the running bug after doing so, but I'll admit I'm hooked! Over the years my blog has grown into so much more than a running blog though. Sometimes I have deep thoughts. Other times I'm simply sharing a training story or a review of a product. Here's the place where you'll learn about me through my many adventures--even I enjoy going back to re-read some posts from time to time. I've also been able to hone my love for health and wellness through my business called IDLife which stands for Individually Designed Life. I'd love to help inspire you to live your best life yet so please don't hesitate to reach out to me and may my words resonate with you. See you on the trails...
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