Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Yesterday I stayed in my range, and got my workout done. I also ended the day feeling really sore. It seemed like the weight workout (which usually does not make me sore) enhanced the soreness from running. It is actually a good feeling to know that those two workouts *did* something. ha.
I went home prepared to spend my spare 200 calories on these nut butter cups that a friend posted a recipe for on Pinterest. They involve any nut butter (or something like it), coconut oil, cocoa, and a bit of honey or maple syrup. You make two layers, one choco and one nutty, and pour them into muffin cups, then freeze and eat. Unprocessed Reese cups! But when I got home I discovered that there wasn't enough peanut butter. NOOOO. So I was able to stave off the craving with a spoonful of what was left and a sprinkle of chocolate chips.
Today my spouse is heading to Costco - they just started carrying an organic peanut butter! - so I'm making those nut butter cups tonight.
The next two days may be challenging because I have two lunches out. Tomorrow's will be pre-portioned so it shouldn't be so bad. But Friday we're going to a restaurant somewhere for a business lunch with an interview candidate. I hate business lunches especially with strangers (nothing like chewing in front of someone you're trying to talk to. Who the he!! came up with the business lunch idea, anyway?). So the biz lunch introvert stress is going to be hard to not pacify with, say, fries. As long as I count them and accommodate...
This whole week is tough anyway because my work from home day didn't happen, so I feel low on family time and am experiencing introvert drain; the reason I can't work from home as usual is that I have tons of meetings this week. That is one reason I love online community - it's at my own pace. :)
Exercise helps de-stress better than overeating, though. Exercise doesn't come with a side order of guilt! I have a date with the elliptical and Game of Thrones tonight. Looking forward to it, although I'm probably going to turn down the resistance since I still feel like I've been hit by a truck from the past two workouts.