Thursday, July 01, 2010
Cherries are yummy. I'm eating them tonight trying to bypass a rather serious ice cream craving. I'm also skipping my evening workout, but I ran this morning (shorter run, only 25ish minutes) and did a midday walk/stairs thing, so I'm good.
I feel like I need something sweeter than cherries. Maybe I'll switch to strawberries next. Maybe I'll make a frozen strawberry-Greek yogurt smoothie thing. Yum.
Okay. Other than food cravings that are probably the start of PMS, I'm doing good.
It's Thankful Thursday and I'm thankful for cooler weather for running and not having to turn on the AC, yay breeze!
I'm off to satisfy my cravings as best I can without diving into sugar.
Onward and upward.
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Tonight for dinner I made some yummy stuff! I made an Italian bolognese style sauce with sausage and pureed collards, zucchini, banana peppers, and garlic scapes and just a tiny dash of red chili (like you use to spice Thai food). Then I steamed broccoli and melted some butter and added garlic granules, onion powder, sage, and thyme. It smelled fabulous, although I didn't make enough butter for the broccoli so the taste was less. Next time: more spices.
I did yoga this morning, took a walk this afternoon, and did pilates this evening, so exercise was all win! Stuck to my diet plan. Going to bed soon.
It was WOOHOO Wednesday and I'm celebrating my 45 minutes of running yesterday! Going for a short run tomorrow, 25-30min only. Best thing about running, my hip is no longer bothering me. I'm not sure if it was changing my stride to hit the ball not the heel of my foot or adding padding for my slightly short left leg, or both, but I like it.
Okay. Time to finish Party Down and get some sleep.
Onward and upward!
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
I decided to actually buy a handful of tomatillos at Whole Foods yesterday to make Chili Verde tonight. It was yummy! Here's the recipe recipes.sparkpeople.com/recip
e-detail.asp?recipe=1138806&ff=1 . I leave the seeds in the jalapenos to make it spicy. You could de-seed them and leave out the Cayenne for milder. I added the recipe to my dinner cookbook recipes.sparkpeople.com/cookb
I ran this morning. My longest run yet. I ran three segments of 15 minutes each with two minutes of walking between the segments. That's 45 minutes total running. I start and end with three minutes walking, so a total workout time of 55 minutes and according to google maps I went about 5 miles total. Woohoo! The last 10 minutes of running were tough, but I pushed through. My shuffle was kind enough on the last run to play Sweet Child of Mine, the Rising, and You Give Love a Bad Name (all rising!) to push me through.
It's Tuesday, and that means it's time for a Tuesday Tip! Here it is:
"Learn from your mistakes. It's OKAY to make LOTS of mistakes, but it's NOT okay to make the same mistake over and over again." - Larry Winget
I like that, and need to remember it more often. I repeat far too many food mistakes! I'm getting better and better though.
I also did my stair workout today at work and will do a strength training workout tonight. Feels good to be back in the saddle!
Well, I should get to working out again, and other stuff I need to do.
Onward and upward!
Monday, June 28, 2010
So, my Colorado fieldwork got a little crazy and after a few 10-12hour days, blogging became low on the agenda. Then I was home for a day and then me and my husband took a four day trip to Walt Disney World during which I pretty much didn't go on the internet at all.
So, it was vacation, and I ate a lot. Not gonna lie. There were creme brulees, flourless chocolate cakes, more wine and prosecco then I knew what to do with, and some ice cream.
Here's what else I did do: I ran. I was essentially traveling for 12 days, and I ran 5 times. I ran again yesterday morning. I will run again tomorrow. Not losing any ground on my running!
I also did a good job of not eating until lunch on many days when I knew I would be busy in the morning and it would be hard to grab breakfast or snacks, so I didn't eat just because.
Tomorrow, the scale will tell how bad this really was. Oh well, no more vacations until September!
Today was Motivational Monday, so here is some quick motivation from Walt Disney for your week:
“A person should set his goals as early as he can and devote all his energy and talent to getting there. With enough effort, he may achieve it. Or he may find something that is even more rewarding. But in the end, no matter what the outcome, he will know he has been alive.”
“All the adversity I've had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me... You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.”
“It's kind of fun to do the impossible.”
Things should be back to normal now, or at least next to normal ...
Onward and upward!
Thursday, June 17, 2010
So, I'm in Colorado and it turns out Colorado has hills. Well, okay, Colorado has mountains, but I went running this morning and it was up and down quite a few hills whereas my typical running path in Mass is flat. So, that was tough. It is Thankful Thursday and I was thankful for my body's ability to store and use fat today on my run, because I know I did.
That was especially true because yesterday I fasted through my travel. Actually, yesterday was WooHoo Wednesday and I was celebrating the fact that three planes, four airports, and 14 hours later I had not bought or eaten any crappy airplane food.
After I got to my hotel, which has a fridge and a microwave, joy! I went to Walmart and bought a bag of baby spinach, a jar of black beans, a mango-peach salsa, a thing of strawberries and a thing of cherry tomatoes. I had a kick-ass salad for dinner. Then I worked out. I also had a baby size Ben and Jerry's, so I'm not perfect, btw.
This morning, I just didn't eat until lunch. It worked fabulously. I'm not sure I should do that tomorrow, I think too many days in a row might be bad. I think I'll swing by the supermarket tonight for some better snacks and something to improve breakfast.
Okay. Tonight's plan for dinner is highly uncertain, but it will involve vegetables. I think I may look for a frozen fruit thing for dessert with berries.
I'm out of here, a little more fieldwork and who knows what else.
Onward and upward!
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