Hey guys! Happy Monday! How goes it? My day went pretty well. The morning started off slowly and then I'm not sure where the afternoon went. It was just...gone.
Before I get into the foodie stuff of today's post, a lot of you have been asking about my impressions of Black Swan. I think that I could probably ramble (mostly incoherently) about the movie for hours, but I'll start by just saying that it was amazingly well done. From the cinematography to the costumes to the acting; it really was top notch, unbelievable. Natalie Portman was amazing and her character was achingly believable. It was probably one of the most intense movies that I have ever seen. The subject matter really begs you to think about the dangers of seeking "perfection" and how easy it is for some of us (me included) to become obsessed with it. The amazing thing is that while Portman's character is very much unstable and unwell, you never feel as if you are separated from her; as if each one of us couldn't be affected in the same way by the situations she was placed (and put herself) in. I was telling my friend when we were walking out of the theater that I felt like I was walking on egg shells. For those of you who saw it, you may be able to relate, but I was so nervous about accidentally hurting someone for some reason. Backing out of my parking spot took FOREVER! We definitely went out for drinks after to loosen up and think about other things before bed. I did have crazy, dark dreams though, regardless! Also, before you go see it, I would recommend that your company be people that you are extremely comfortable with. There are scenes in the movie that I would definitely not want to watch sitting next to my parents or boss, ha.
Ok, moving on...
Breakfast was a new creation inspired by some amazingly fresh and organic cracked wheat bread. I love cutting off big hunks of fresh bread. Mmm... Anyways, my bread hunk was toasted and then topped with half of a nanner mashed and mixed with some pb. I heated up the nanner/pb mix in the nuker for about 15 seconds and slathered it on my toasty bread. It was delicious. I had a boiled egg on the side for some extra protein. I've been trying to up the amount I'm eating to support my training! Note – I took a healthy bite before photographing. :)
For lunch, I had a yummy salad featuring leftovers from last night. I marinated some tofu and butternut squash in soy sauce, some maple syrup and red chili flakes and baked them low and slow (last night, I had them along with a veggie stir fry topped with tahini). This morning, I added my tofu and squash leftovers onto a fluffy bed of baby spinach. I added some chopped pecans and homemade honey mustard dressing, you know, for delicious staying power.
Snack today was simple and satisfying - kashi crackers with roasted red pepper hummus.
Now, I’m off to relax a bit before hitting the turf. Have a great night, friends!