I guess I’m going to start this entry by saying that I think I’ve been in a funk. Not sure why… I just feel like I’m going through my daily routines but there’s not much, I don’t know, excitement? Maybe excitement isn’t the right word. I just feel kind of blah all of the time. There are periods of un-blah-ness, like when I’m at the gym taking class, or running. So I’m not completely blah! Maybe it’s just spring fever? That’s probably it. 😉
It helped today that the temperature in the Atlanta area hit 71 degrees. It was fantastic, the sun was out, I took Biscuit for a walk, sat out on the deck…and prepared myself for the next five days of rain...:(
Breakfast this morning consisted of my usual standby on Tuesday BodyAttack class days…protein oatmeal. Bob Marley oats this morning, with lots to sustain me through an entire class. 😀 Oatmeal, vanilla protein powder, pineapple, coconut, raw cashews. It was so good. I hadn’t had it in a while! I opted to not put any natural sugars in it this morning, and I’ll tell you why in a bit… (and the recipe for the original is under the recipe tab)…
Yesterday I was thinking about going for another run but I had some inflammation issues where the bursitis is in my left hip from the run the day before, so I decided that it would be better if I didn’t run again today. Wow, I just made myself feel old. (The bursitis was caused by a hip stress fracture I had months ago.) Plus, sometimes what happens is that if I exercise the day before my classes, I can’t give 100% during class. I hate when I can’t give 100% in my workout, because what’s the point then?
I really, really wish I had my heart rate monitor back. I use it as a sort of guide, I can tell how hard I need to push myself if I glance at my heart rate every once in a while (wanting to throw up means I’m doing fine, LOL). Anyone out there who’s a “cardio junky” like myself knows what I’m talking about, for sure :D)
So instead I went grocery shopping at Walmart. After I got home from Walmart I was hungry so I ate another Luna bar (and I must say, I think I’m going to stop eating them….that started a whole sugar craving that lasted the rest of the day). Then I decided that I needed tuna fish:
That is tuna fish, in a little bit of Wegmans Santa Fe Marinade, with a slice of mozzarella cheese on homemade french bread. It was really good! Thing was, about an hour later, I was hungry again, and wanted more spice:
That mess on a plate is cottage cheese with the salsa that Jeremy got for me some time ago:
Yummy, and all completely clean. I had cut up a bunch of peppers which seem to be my go-to vegetable for this week.
Please don’t be surprised if you see them in everything I cook this week, LOL!
Since I wasn’t headed to the gym tonight I made dinner…two dinners, because I didn’t want to eat what everyone else was having, a common occurrence. Sophia was in the kitchen with me and since I always have my camera handy to take pictures of food I told her to take some pictures. It occupied her for a couple of minutes, so maybe we have a future photographer in the house? LMAO!
She did manage to catch me cooking:
No, I’m not stepping on Biscuit. Biscuit loves to sit there when I cook. 🙂
And Sophia even took a picture of what I was cooking:
That was Macaroni Grill boxed chicken alfredo or something similar (not sure what the exact name is). That wasn’t my dinner (oh, and it goes over pasta).
This was my dinner:
Grilled chicken, broiled cauliflower with garlic salt and real parmesan cheese, and homemade bread with a little butter toasted. It was fantastic. Bread x2.
So I have a confession, which is about sugar…it started with the Luna bar and morphed into a brownie and several Oreo-like cookies…all unclean and full of yuck 😦 and I’m wondering if the sugar isn’t causing my ho-hum mood, or vice versa (my ho-hum mood causing the cravings) at any rate, tomorrow will have no sugar! No Luna bars, for sure. One thing I do know is I’m looking forward to working out tomorrow. I hate “off-days”.
My fave class above pic 😀 😀
Hope you all have a fantastic Tuesday! I can’t wait!