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January 14, 2011

It was my fate to go to yoga today.

I had planned on going since I have a break from 10:20 till 2 PM on Thursdays.  The homework load isn’t too heavy on this first week so I wanted to use the break for exercise instead of school work.

BUT Beanie texted me this morning asking if I wanted to go to lunch at the new Whole Foods in Boulder.

I was torn.  Really.  You should also know that I’m a REALLY bad decision maker.

I pondered my decision over some morning oats.

Simple banana-whipped oats, topped with:

  • cranberries (I always mix these in during the last few minutes of cooking but I forgot so they went on top and were mixed in after being photographed — I know you were really concerned…)
  • granola
  • coconut butter
  • drizzle of maple for a maple moat

I nixed the nut butter because I had packed an apple and peanut butter as a snack and sometimes too much peanut butter makes my stomach cranky.  <— I developed that theory last year when my stomach was consistently hurting and I was also eating PB daily.  Who knows if that’s really what it was.

With no decision reached, I packed my yoga clothes and headed to school.

My class ended up lasting only 20 minutes (oh how I love first days) so I asked forced Joey to look at the yoga schedule and as it turned out there was a Core Power 1 class at 10:30!!

This meant I had time to get to the studio, change, sweat it out, cover up my sweat and meet Beanie for lunch at 12:15.  See, fate!

It felt so so good to get in a work out.  And even better to see this in front of me.

The parking lot at the Boulder WF is always such a disaster zone.  Cars everywhere, small spaces and hardly ever empty ones!  What can I say, we Boulderites love our whole foods.  Luckily, I took the bus and avoided the whole mess.

This location just expanded to fit a giant healthy food court.  Yes, I just put healthy and food court together.

I was so overwhelmed when I walked in and by that I mean I wanted to eat everything I saw!

  • Pizza bar (vegan pizza available)
  • Coffee area (you can get drinks made with almond milk or get kombucha on tap)
  • Huge salad bar
  • Huge hot bar/cold bar
  • Pastry/bread counter
  • Dessert counter (I was really tempted to buy a tiny cupcake but I was stuffed and opted for a sample of a raw chocolate and coconut treat instead)
  • East Asian counter
  • Sandwich counter
  • Mexican counter

I refrained from adding an exclamation point to the end of all of those.

I ended up with a bowl full of random salad-y things plus some soup on the side.

  • Sweet potato, corn, black bean and pepita salad
  • “Superfood salad” with kale, blueberries, cashews, carrots, onion, tomatoes and edamame
  • Curried golden beets

The Apple Pumpkin Soup was seriously delicious.  That hint of apple was the best part.  Note to self: recreate this at home.

I took a total of 6 bus rides yesterday!!

Details about dinner at Zucca for my Dad’s Birthday and hopefully news of the Nuggets beating the Heat to come 🙂

5 Comments leave one →
  1. January 14, 2011 6:42 AM

    That WAS fate! Sometimes I think my stomach hurts because of too much PB too, but yesterday I found out it might be from lack of carb’y foods. I rarely eat bread, and honestly oatmeal could be the only really “grain” food I have all day until my snack at night. After going GF 1.5 years ago, I guess I got in the habit of not having too much. Well, I had a horrible stomachache all afternoon (after eating my lunch with no bread and lots of fruit) and my mom told me to eat a piece of bread when I got home. Instead acid neutralizer! I’m going to try to get better at that!

    • January 15, 2011 11:16 PM

      You may be the only American who doesn’t eat enough carbs. I kind of fear them but not so much after having my teacher tell me that you need carbs because that’s what you burn when you exercise and once your supply runs out it’s “game over.”

  2. January 15, 2011 9:21 AM

    Oh my goodness….I hate that parking lot with a fiery passion. It’s such a disaster area. In fact, I’ve successfully avoided Whole Paycheck for a while now just because I hate dealing with the congestion in that particular corner of Boulder. Blech…lame reason to avoid WF, I know. But I gotta do what I gotta do to save my wallet from being completely decimated at that glorious store! Lol…

    • January 15, 2011 11:12 PM

      I do not blame you for avoiding it! I’m surprised every time I make it out of there alive.

  3. January 15, 2011 3:10 PM

    Ahhh I love Whole Foods. I wish there was one close to me!! SO BAD!! All the food looks delicious!

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