Back Into the Swing

Good morning. It’s Tuesday and I’ve decided that today is the day I get back into running and working out regularly. The past few weeks have been a bit hectic and I have been slacking on working out. Tonight I am hitting the gym and plan to run at least 4 miles.

This morning I started with some oatmeal with agave nectar and raisins. Something about the fall just makes me want warm oatmeal in the morning.

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Now I have to recap a bit from last night. Last night I met up with Katie for dinner and another book reading. We headed to Republic in Union Square and I had the Wonton Broth Noodles, which had wontons filled with shrimp, pork and vegetables, and also had glass noodles, cabbage and chinese greens. It was very good, but I forgot to take a picture!

After dinner we headed to Barnes and Noble in Union Square to hear Augusten Burroughs read from his new book: You Better Not Cry. I’ve only read Running with Scissors previously. The portion he read was hysterical and he got really into it – doing different voices and everything. The book is a compilation of short stories about the holidays and the crazy things that go, the drama, etc. He’s based a lot of his books on his life and this one is no different. Here are a few pictures from the event:

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Tonight it’s back to the gym and also back to eating at home. I can’t believe how much I’ve been eating out. I try to be aware of what I’m choosing when eating at restaurants and now I have a handy tool to help me out…more on that later!

Question: Do you have any tricks or tips you like to use when dining out to try to eat healthy?

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2 responses to “Back Into the Swing

  1. When eating out I usually will request that no bread/rolls be brought to the table. If you are unsure as to how an item is prepared – ask! If no water is brought to the table, I will ask for some. Drinking water helps to fill you up!

  2. I just order something with as many fortifying ingredients as possible (like lean protein, veggies, fruit, complex carbs), and usually just eat half because portion sizes tend to be absurd. Sometimes it is difficult to ignore the temptation of ordering a side of french fries, over let’s say…a side salad, but I remind myself that it’s for a wealth of health.

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