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The Good Fight

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

My body feels like it is trying to fight off the cold germs that are all around this house. On the positive side, I had a really good night's sleep last night and ate a delicious grapefruit this morning. The scale was down a little, too.

Right now, I am just telling myself that I am an athlete, eating to fuel my body. Last eve that self-talk helped. Hubby was interested in the last serving of leftovers, so I knew I was getting myself something else. I almost reached for a frozen dinner. Instead I microwave-thawed a tilapia fillet and cooked it on the Foreman. Very easy and very good and much better for this athlete!! I had half a leftover ear of corn, and dibby-dabs of okra with olive oil, carrots, and broccoli. Very satisfying.

Even though I'm thinking of myself as an athlete, today I'm feeling like a day of semi-rest will be good for me. Gwen and I took a slow walk to the end of the street this morning and I'll probably get some active play with Natalie. I go get from kindergarten in just a couple minutes.

Hope you are having a great day! Thoughts and prayers are with you affected by Sandy.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MIRAGE727 10/31/2012 9:31AM

    Good job on listening to your body! GMTA! Yes we are athletes and I love that you are setting the example! CLEAN fuel, Baby! Gotta love it!
Keep me in the loop for fun races in your area, Marsha! I wanna join the pack that chases you in these runs!

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PMFISH 10/30/2012 11:34PM

    emoticon Stay well!

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JUNEPA 10/30/2012 9:14PM


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JOYINKY 10/30/2012 8:24PM

    Athletes rest too; your body needs recovery time. Great choice for dinner! Stay well. Hugs.

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GABY1948 10/30/2012 7:40PM

    Great day for you! Keep fighting those germs off! I loved reading what you were having...and sort of chuckled because you are ahead of me...and I just learned as much as I always feared fat...I found if one is pretty much non fat as I was it was fine for a week...then I would binge (never on sugar) and I looked it up and that is one of the symptoms of too little fat! :)

I learn so much from you, Marsha emoticon emoticon and I am agreeing with you on the prayers for those devastated by Sandy! Have a great night

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ONEKIDSMOM 10/30/2012 7:14PM

    You are thinking like an athlete... both rest and nutrition support the athlete in you. I've had some real vibes watching the coverage of the Jersey Shore landing of Sandy... Tom's River was one of our favorite spots. My in-laws lived in Trenton.

See you soon... keep on supporting that immune system!

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TRAVELGRRL 10/30/2012 7:02PM

    I love that thought; "I'm an athlete eating to fuel my body."

I think I'll steal it emoticon and use it for my mantra!

Hope you feel OK tomorrow and have managed to avoid the germs.

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MEXGAL1 10/30/2012 6:53PM

    Marsha, best to pay attention to your body and try and rest. Tomorrow is a new day!

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AQUAGIRL08 10/30/2012 5:24PM

    What a great job you did on food choices today! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NATPLUMMER 10/30/2012 4:14PM


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_LINDA 10/30/2012 3:27PM

    Well done making the healthier food choice! Good listening to your body! Even athletes take it easy once in a while! Rest is best to fight those nasty viruses. I hope you can get lots of it!

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MSLZZY 10/30/2012 3:05PM

    Excellent time to change your mind and reach
for that healthier choice. Feed that athlete's
body what it needs. Have a great day!

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