Playlist + Coconut Bagel

As promised in my last post, lemme give you the playlist of the week. It was a gooooood one. We jammed out really hard and I can’t wait to play it for my Sunday class! By the way, I was offered another permanent class at The Fitness Guru! I will now be adding a 6:30 AM Monday morning class to my schedule. So, so excited and really hope I’ll get a following at that time slot.

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Let me know if you guys want me to post the actual workout too, not sure if that’s boring or useful!

So after my class Tuesday morning, I stopped by Brooklyn Bagel to get a bagel and go straight home to bed. I left upstate with a cold and felt REALLY crappy before my class so I knew I needed to spend the rest of the day just resting and didn’t have much food at home. I got a – wait for it- TOASTED COCONUT BAGEL. With raisin walnut tofu spread, but that doesn’t even matter. I’ve never seen a coconut bagel anywhere in my life! It was so freaking good… especially enjoyed in my bed, right Erika? πŸ˜€

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By the way, if you go to a bagel shop and they offer tofu spread you should try it. Even if you aren’t lactose intolerant. It’s basically impossible to tell the difference yet the tofu is better. I’ve never had straight up plain tofu spread because I don’t like plain cream cheese, but the flavored ones are so great!

My body is craving veggies a lot this week so I’ve delivered. Last night I made a nice little vegan dinner for no reason other than this is all I had and was too hungry to wait for eggs to cook to put on this. Just diced up sweet potato cooked in coconut oil with broccoli, onion and some broccoli slaw stir-fry. Hot sauce and Cattleman’s honey mustard on it.

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Oh that sauce is probably not vegan somehow but anyways this was so good and wasn’t missing meat at all!

And this morning, I FINALLY RAN OUTSIDE!!!!!!! Like, got out of bed and ran. This is a miracle, ya’ll. I’ve ran outside a total of 5 times this year and am soooo out of running shape. I’m not going to believe my GPS when it said I was running 10:05 miles this morning because it felt like I was MAYBE running 11:30’s. Either way, I ran for 42 minutes and it wasn’t freezing and I was REALLY happy to be out there. Central Park looked gorgeous, and the sun just felt ridiculously amazing. Stopped after 2 miles to pee because I literallyΒ always have to pee 2 miles in, bad enough that I really do have to stop.

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The glorious bathrooms of Central Park. That winter running hoodie I have on is SO comfortable and sooo fluffy; it adds probably a good 10 pounds to me. Not that it’s heavy, but it is so unflattering haha It has a zipper on the left side where you can stuff a lot in it and it just kinda sits on your lower stomach. Not ideal, but it’s warm and was $15 at TJ Maxx. ‘Nuf said.

I’m just praying it will stay in the 30’s for the remainder of the winter. 30’s I can handle, and no more snow. PLEASE.

What is the best thing you ate this week?

WHO IS SO EXCITED FOR SPRING TO ALMOST BE HERE???? Worst winter of my life.

 

 

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20 thoughts on “Playlist + Coconut Bagel

  1. Mmmm I haven’t had a bagel in years. No joke. The best food this week has probably been the chocolate brownie oatmeal but also some basic tacos I made at home – Just ground beef with taco seasoning, black beans, and sharp cheddar cheese in a flour tortilla. It’s been too long and my body’s been craving all that protein I guess.

    • You have gone YEARS without a bagel?!! Thats just simply not living life πŸ˜‰ I am however a bagel addict so take those words lightly. I havent had a real taco in years and i miss them! Cant have the beef or cheese so whats the point!

      • If I couldn’t have beef or cheese I think I’d cry, especially over the cheese! I do heart bagels but for some reason they just aren’t something I normally eat. I used to buy one every day for breakfast in college.

  2. Do you know if there is a way to “follow” you on Spotify to see your playlists there? (I think there is but I am not super great at technology either!). I love following your blog and love your honest writing and you are motivating me to get back into spinning!

  3. Hahahaha YES, a bagel in bed. Literally couldn’t get any better. I can’t think of any other place I’d want to eat a bagel. Speaking of, I’ve eaten WAY too many bagels lately….when my mind starts thinking of Einstein Bro’s delicious asiago bagel, I will not be content in life until I get it….basically every day. I have never seen a place offer tofu spread but I’d definitely try it…I’m sure there’s more protein in that than cream cheese…which is good to balance out the carbs, right? Right.

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  5. You look so happy, I love it. I can’t wait for it to warm up a little so I can run outside, but after slipping and falling on the ice last week just walking to my car (I dropped my laptop and fell on top of it..NICE) I’ll just stick to my gym workouts for now.

  6. I do, can you share your username or the best way to find your playlists? Thanks SO much! πŸ™‚ I would love to try one of your classes one day too πŸ™‚

    • You are so sweet! πŸ™‚ I’m not exactly sure what my username is on there, i think you can just search for my name, Jen Tallman, and it should come up! It’s linked to my facebook. I hope one day you can take my class toooo! πŸ™‚

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