Sunday, February 20, 2011

The Power of Suggestion

After yesterday's post, I went and zoned out for a good couple hours, but then got back online to see if anyone else had posted a new entry (I really enjoy keeping up with people's blogs); it seems people post either in the early/mid morning or the late afternoon/late evening.  Being the latter portion of the day, I found a few new entries and began reading.  The effects have still not worn off!

First, I find a new entry by Megan called "dance a little, eat a little, run...later."  She goes through telling an adorable story about a daddy daughter dance she attended as a disney princess.  I honestly love hearing about those crazy cool events for kids and their parents; you should check it out (no, really - go!).  Anyways, onto eating.  At the end of Meg's posts she always leaves a few questions for her readers.  One of these was "What is your favorite way to eat potatoes?"  I like the idea of having questions to engage your readers; it engages them.  For myself, I began thinking about potatoes - maybe baked potatoes with butter and a little cheese; especially with a good steak or fish fillet.  Or maybe home fries!  Ooo... home fries!  (*eyes begin opening wide like an excited child*)  This is when I began having a craving for home fries.  So I did the only thing I could - I made home fries!

Ok, so I waited 'till breakfast, but the power of suggestion manifested itself into my action of getting up and heading to the grocery store early to get potatoes, seasoning, and strawberries.  I'm quite happy with my choice!  Craving satisfied!!  Thanks Megan!

After reading Meg's blog entry, I went to read anther new entry by A Runner's Fuel called "6 Miles is Now a Short Run."  This entry wasted NO time by having a big picture of pizza right in your face!  The power of suggestion strikes again - I want pizza!  Unfortunately (or maybe "luckily") it was already late for me last night when I got to the blog, so I didn't have time to pop a pizza in the oven.  But the craving is still there!  I already had breakfast and today's lunch and dinner are already planned for a friend's birthday, so it might have to wait until Monday, but pizza will be on the menu much sooner than later.  haha

A Runner's Fuel also posted a THIS RECIPE for home made granola bars a day or two ago that are on my "to make" list!  

I love to cook and come up with cool new ideas for food, but it's much easier to just get cravings and/or suggestions from others (less brain power required).  Therefore, I encourage you all to continue posting pictures of food!

1.  What did you have for breakfast today?
I made what you see in the picture above.

2.  What are you up to on this Sunday?
It's my lazy day off, so I made breakfast, gonna' go to lunch, see Shrek the Musical, and hang out with friends.

Stay fit.  Stay healthy. 


Meg O @watchmegorun said...

haha yayyy, thank you so much for linking me in your post, I feel so special! Your breakfast looks delicious. Mine was fast and I just had cereal..nothing exciting today.

I had to work at the gym today, then ran, and now I'm being lazy. Enjoy the musical, hope it's good!

TriGirl said...

I'm a loyal Meg follower so I had to come over here because she told me to ;)
I'm going to follow you in the hopes that it helps keep me motivated...I think an ironman might be a reach for me but i've done one sprint and am signed up for 2 more! I'll be looking for you at Kona (next year?)

5 Miles Past Empty said...

I have been on a vanilla yogurt with blueberry kick lately for breakfast. Then on the way to my workout half a protein drink.

Sunday was ridiculous at my house. A little wrestling match with the fam is always a good time.

Runners Fuel said...

Great post! Thanks so much for the mention!!

Kurt @ Becoming An Ironman said...

@ Meg - Thanks to YOU for seeding the idea of home fries in me! Cereal is my 'go to' otherwise though. I literally have 15 boxes of Multigrain Cheerios at this very moment. You could say I enjoy them. That's awesome that you work at a gym.

@ TriGirl - I'm glad to have you on board! I will do my best to keep up the motivational aspect of it all for you. Congrats on the sprint tri! That's exactly where I started. And if I make it to Kona any year I will probably scream like a horde of little girls who just spotted Cinderella at Disney World!

@ Amanda - I'm a stickler for fruit flavored yogurt. And it's either Dannon Light or Stonyfield.

@ Runners Fuel - Thank you for the pizza suggestion. It's in the oven cooking as I type! haha