Wednesday, June 18, 2014
While I was quite hungry today during certain phases, I stayed on track with my new current eating plan. Unless my coach chimes in otherwise, I will still plug away at this. When I was feeling like "I might chew off my arm" today, I went and got a salad with lettuce, beets, peas, mandarin oranges, grilled chicken and a bit of balsamic vinaigrette. A meeting ran late so I was gypped out of my yogurt that I hope to have before working out. I found a mini-can of unsweetened diced pears in my desk drawer, so I ate those instead. Was quicker to eat than yogurt, and I was trying to make it on time for my trainer appt.
My overwhelming urge as referenced in the title had nothing to do with food. After I worked out with Kimmy on the kettlebells and the rope trainer, I drove home. The sun had not yet completely set but across the street on the neighbor's lawn, I could see lightning bugs (or fireflies if you prefer) out in full force. It was all I could do not to bebop over there and start catching them. I was instantly 8 years old (or less) again, and catching fireflies with my brothers, at my grandmother's house. We would be armed with an old mayo jar with holes poked in the top and we would run around the yard collecting them. We would take them inside with us, watch them in the jar for a little bit, and then go back outside and release them. I am pretty sure we never had any firefly fatalities. We were pretty good kids, and careful not to smush them.
The front yards on our block are all pretty much the same size. It was a little curious then why none of those l-bugs were lighting up my yard, or the neighbors' yard closest to us. Had word gotten out in the firefly community that I was running some diabolical catch and release program?
See this is what happens when I have happy head brought on by a great workout. I think of all sorts of wacky and creative things. I am smiling, and feeling good. It was nice to have those instant memories of my "Nan's" house all those years ago. I am still babying my knee (and we had 2 unplanned fire drills today - something went awry with the alarm panel) and it still aches or pinches. I am hoping to get my booty back on the octane or treadmill tomorrow. I need my cardio to take it to the next level.
In the meantime, I am plugging away and doing something. Tonight was kettlebells, followed by2000 ft of rope. I am please with my kettlebell progress and getting up off the floor is a bit better too. I am still working on this and other things, and eventually it will help me get to where I want to go.