I woke up to sunshine streaming through the windows and I was so excited!
Maybe the weather report I read last night was wrong.
It’s not going to be below 50 degrees but more like 60 so I can go on my hike….unfortunately as soon as I stepped outside to do laundry I realized the weather was right 😦
Thirty minutes later the sunshine is covered by dark gray clouds so I decide to hold off on my hike until tomorrow.
I’m going for a walk later because it’s supposed to clear up and warm up a bit but I’m also going to do some exercises inside at home today. One of the routines given to me by the trainer has tons of floor work so I can do it at home. I love going to the gym but some days you just want to work out at home. I don’t get super dressed up or made up to go to the gym but I do put in a bit of effort so I don’t look like a pale zombie with bedhead (plus I’m single 😉 ).
I mentioned yesterday I picked up a foam roller and this thing is my new best friend.
It hurts sometimes to use but it really does work out my sore muscles. When I used it for the first times at the gym I thought I was going to cry as I rolled my aching thighs on the roller but I was amazed when I stood up to realize my pain had diminished drastically.
Where has this been all my life?
I was feeling ambitious today so I got into the kitchen and made these Peanut Butter Energy Bites from Crunchy Creamy Sweet (Thanks Jasi for sharing the recipe on Pinterest). I usually eat something before I head out to the gym so I think these will be perfect.
I’m still not in love with cooking but I’m falling in love with knowing exactly what’s in my food. These are great because there’s no cooking or baking required! Mix em’ up, put in the fridge, and Voila!
On the eating front I’m doing good with my meal plan except for breakfast, which has always been a struggle . I eat something before the gym then I come home, take a shower, drink a cup of coffee, and have the best intentions of making breakfast but most often I sit myself in front of the computer to start “working” (checking email,applying for jobs, writing, and playing on Facebook).
By the time I finally decide to step away from the computer it’s 2 or 3 in the afternoon and I’m ravenously hungry so I eat a ginourmous lunch then I’m not hungry to eat dinner at 5 or 6 so I end up eating at 7 or 8 then I don’t get to bed until 10 or 11. It’s just another illustration of how easy it is to slip back into old (bad) habits. Skip breakfast one day, then the next day, then the next, then I might also skip lunch the next day, and BAM! I’m back to my old eating habits….unless I create a plan (I love plans and lists).
1. No computer time until after breakfast.
2. I’m also going to set alarms for meal times. The idea seems a bit silly but it’s simple and I think it will get me ino the habit of eating at certain times of the day.
3. More food prep. I hate prepping but it makes life easier. I cooked a pack of chicken breakfast sausage (it’s delicious). Today I cut up green peppers, red peppers, and onions. Tonight I’m going to cut up some strawberries.
Now I’ve got to dash because I want to get in a walk before dinner at 6pm. Also I want to go over my meal plan and make sure I’ve got everything for tomorrow’s highly anticipated dinner of bacon and sweet potato pizza.