Peace Begins With A Smile
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Thank you Sandra for this wonderful quote by Mother Teresa on your Feed. I love it. Give it a try friends. Allow yourself to put a genuine smile on your face. Can you feel the positive mojo flowing through you? It seems pretty hard to pop someone in the mouth if they are smiling, don't you think? (No, sneering doesn't count!)
Last night I tried a plank and then 3 more today at the gym. (Thank you, Saphreal!) Wow! Those buggers are a killer! Before you go and get all impressed on me, realize that each plank was 30 seconds long today. Better than my last attempt at 295 pounds. We won't talk about that though. It could be embarrassing.
Tonight I'm fixing a Roast Leg of Lamb that I got at Kroger for a steal. I guess it was leftover from the holidays and 1/3 of the normal price. I love lamb. Mmmmm. I know we'll have leftovers because I'm portion controlling this meal. I've got my scale ready to go. One thing about the lamb roast is that it frequently has a lot of fat on it. And that fat, when melted, is the devil to clean up. Not to mention, it's not very good for me. So I took a knife and trimmed the majority of it away. I may end up with a dry roast, but we'll see. Now I need to figure out what to do with the leftovers. Can I freeze the cooked meat and then cook with it in other dishes later?? I'd love to make a stew and gyros and shepherd's pie and....I'll stop.
I've been doing well this week. no blow-out binges. No restarts. Phew. Unfortunately, I did NOT work out Thursday, or Friday, or Saturday. Thursday I was stuck at work til 9:00. Friday I enjoyed some rare time with my daughter and we went to a movie. Saturday I was too pooped from being out til 12:30 to go to the gym in the morning. And the rest of Saturday was devoted to meeting a SparkFriend for coffee and wonderful conversation and spending time with family. These are all excuses. Not valid reasons. But I'm okay with it. I'm done trying to be perfect. (for today anyway.) I've dropped my Super High Intensity 45 min-1 hour long workouts 6 days a week. I'm shooting for 30 minutes cardio 5-6 days a week. I Zumba for an hour on one of those days instead of the 30 min cardio. I'm looking forward to my weigh in Wednesday. I want to say goodbye to the last of my holiday weight gain. One thing I have not been doing, sort of inadvertently, is running training. I like that I CAN do it. I don't have an aversion to it. I just haven't been working it into my routine. I think I'm a little gun shy about injuries.
By the way, it seems I need to start hanging out at gas station convenience stores because apparently I am particularly attractive when I am standing in one. Yesterday a stranger came up to me and said, "You're so pretty." Yes. I think he was trying to pick me up. It was definitely a bit awkward and I'm not quite sure what his substance of choice was, but it wouldn't have worked. I'm not sure we have the same goals in life. See what happens when I go to the big city? I'm such a sheltered creature.
Have a great week friends! Love you guys!