Monday, May 27, 2013
I haven't been as good to myself as I should be right now. I keep making excuses about my stress... but I'm getting more stressed when I feel like I'm sitting and uncomfortable... so I have to convince myself (and really, this shouldn't be hard) that it is in my best interest to not indulge in everything I want... and it shouldn't be hard. I have so many fruits in the fridge and those are both sweet and crunchy and filling... I just need to do it.
For dinner tonight, my boyfriend and I were invited for a Mexican dinner prepared by a woman who would love to claim my boyfriend as her son, he volunteers time with one of the organizations she works with... and he's just wonderful anyway!). Cochinita pipil with homemade corn tortillas, rice and beans, cheese flan for dessert. Heavenly!
On the way home, the city was looking beautiful so we found a park on a hill overlooking it, with the sun and mountains framed behind the downtown core, and he took some photos of us. Of course, looking at the photos I got unnecessarily critical of myself... though I really try to keep any body worries to myself because I know he loves me just as I am and I don't want to make him feel overly conscious of my body woes. I'm glad we had a walk after dinner at least!
So... closing in on this PhD thing being done... and after that I'm really looking forward to being able to be more active again and enjoy cooking more varied foods again and not having this excuse of stress weighing me down... I think I'll feel better and more in control again. Until then though, I just need to do the small things to keep in control, eat well and get up for some exercise.
Next week the plan is yoga tomorrow morning, zumba on Wednesday eve, yoga Friday morning, and I'll probably also go to zumba on Saturday morning (unless boyfriend and I go for a nice hike/ walk somewhere). Food-wise, I'm loving black beans right now...
That reminded me! Last night boyfriend wanted to go to the pub for a burger. I really didn't feel like going to the pub and eating there and since he wasn't really moving and wasn't making any decisions on what else he might like to eat. I felt like the quinoa black bean casserole (the recipe was featured a while ago, I marked it and made it and loved it, was wanting more...) so I started preparing it. He said he wanted meat so went out to get a steak. In the end it was much healthier than a pub burger (or taco salad or chicken fingers) and I have quite a bit of that casserole left over. I'll probably also make some rice and beans for this week too. Protein-wise, I'll pick up a roasted chicken at the grocery store when I go... I also need more greek yogurt and probably strawberries. There, my week is set for food.
Enough bloggy-rambling, I need to get back to work for maybe two hours.
I hope you had a wonderful weekend and are looking forward to a great week, sparkfriends!