WIAW: My immune system has been compromised.

I had a sore throat as soon as I woke up yesterday and I was in full panic mode. I hardly ever get sick and I attribute it to my diet, exercise, blah blah blah… HOW DID THIS HAPPEN? I texted my dad immediately and told him my immune system had been compromised. He texted back, “That sucks.” That is almost as bad as his typical “K” response to all of my texts. Besides copious amounts of tea and water, here’s a look at what I ate yesterday for a link up to What I Ate Wednesday!

Breakfast: A big bowl of fruit… and toast with eggs… but eggs don’t photograph as well as raspberries.


This delicious and filling breakfast came after a solid workout at the gym. I did 30 minutes on the elliptical and instead of doing my usual elliptical workout of low-level/steady-state/least-amount-of-calories-burned-possible, I did intervals! 60 seconds on, 60 seconds off, alternating between level 16 and level 8. I was SWEATY. I followed up the cardio with almost an hour of upper body strength training.


Lunch: Homemade blueberry bran muffin (low sugar for all of those following my commitment to reducing my added sugar intake in May) and plain greek yogurt with frozen blueberries.


ALL DAY, ‘ER DAY: Tea, tea, and tea. This one was honey lemon from Tim Hortons.


Pre-Spin Meal: Banana chocolate smoothie. Made with 1.5 frozen bananas, 1 scoop chocolate protein, 1 tbsp cocoa powder, 1 cup soy milk.


Post-Spin Meal: Peanut butter and strawberry wrap. I was hungry but I didn’t know what to eat so it ended up being a childhood favourite – a whole wheat wrap with peanut butter and fruit. Usually I have banana but I had loads of potassium in my smoothie so I opted for strawberries… and another mug of tea.

strawb wrap

Really fascinating recipes in today’s WIAW… how to spread peanut butter on a tortilla… how to add frozen fruit to plain yogurt… how to cook an egg. Really hard-hitting stuff 😉 Stay tuned for the next post when I tell you how to boil water.

What is a childhood favourite that still appears in your adult diet?

More vegetables than fruit in your diet, or vice versa? I try to opt for lower-sugar veggies but my stomach handles the less fiber of fruit better when I’m not feeling as hot 🙂


  1. Childhood staple would be PB & J sandwiches, but it’s really only a summer thing now and it happens when my grandma makes a fresh batch of strawberry-rhubarb jam. Such a comfort food!

    I definitely love fruit more but I try to keep it about 50/50. When I’m feeling sick it’s all the fruit in the world, though. Feel better!

  2. Childhood fav that I still eat? Peanut butter and cheese sandwich. Even stranger is my other throwback sandwich – peanut butter and bologna. Doesn’t happen often because we don’t buy that particular lunch meat basically ever!

    1. Peanut butter and cheese?! Peanut butter and bologna?! And I thought there was no way to ruin peanut butter 😉

  3. Oh no! I hope you feel better soon. I consume more veggies than fruit, but I hear ya on fruit being easier to digest. I’ve cut back on my raw veg consumption over the past year or so because my stomach said no.
    Also – kinda random – I find apples to be magical for improving my digestion.

    1. I’ve heard that about apples before… I guess it’s true, an apple a day keeps the doctor away! 😉 P.S. Living vicariously through you and your Insta account.

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