Happy Wednesday! I love getting to the middle of the week and knowing that the weekend is only a couple of days away. The forecast looks like the weekend could be really nice or cloudy with thunderstorms. I hope it’s warm and sunny but if it’s not I hope it just rains all day. The in between weather isn’t my favorite! I either want a beach day or a day inside watching Mad Men episodes.
I’m still counting calories but am definitely starting to pull away from it. My goal is to be able to make smart choices with food and portion control without having to count everything I put in my mouth. Being mindful of my eating is really key to making this a success. I’ve learned a lot about my habits and the foods I eat so now it’s time to apply those lessons!
As always thanks to Jenn at Peas and Crayons for hosting!
Not every morning is as perfect as I like- sometimes I run and workout and then putter around the house before rushing off to work without breakfast, other mornings I sleep for an extra 15 minutes and eat breakfast at work. Sometimes I have to get up early and be out the door by 7am for one of my least favorite things- a dentist appointment. Since eating breakfast before the dentist makes me want to throw up, I eat after. I tend to bribe myself with the promise of coffee and a muffin from a coffee shop on Newbury street because I literally think about cancelling my appointment a million times in the weeks leading up to it.
Luckily the coffee and muffin enjoyed in the morning sunshine makes it all ok! A banana when I got to work…
We are switching up the standard deli meat sandwiches this week for roasted chicken or tuna. We definitely need something new and fresh for lunch this week. I’m still loving sweet and salty Wheat Thins, fresh and juicy peaches and Chobani Yogurt.
Some days I eat my yogurt with peanut butter, some days I eat it straight up and some days I don’t eat it at all. When it comes to snack time I try to be mindful, listen to body and give it what it needs.
What is better than stir fry when you have a ton of veggies that need to be used up? We sautéed thin-sliced chicken breasts in sesame oil then added red peppers, snow peas, bean sprouts, carrots and onions with Trader Joe’s General Gau’s Stir Fry Sauce and placed it on a bed of white rice and garnished with scallions and sesame seeds. Dinner came together quick and easy after Mike and I got back from running. The bonus is that there was enough leftovers for lunches!
I didn’t finish my whole plate but certainly felt satisfied!
My Mom made a delicious strawberry crumble tart over the weekend. We took some leftovers home and have been enjoying them thoroughly. I’ve been too eager to dig in to ever remember to snap a photo but it looks something like this…
Healthy? Probably not. Delicious? Yes! Will a small piece kill me and my weight loss efforts? Absolutely not! It’s called living a little!
Since this month’s theme is food and fitness I’ll indulge a bit here. Monday was a 4 mile run after work. I wore my new Lululemon Dart n’ Dash shorts which were beyond comfortable and nice cool. I ran an 8:40 min/mile pace and felt awesome. I followed the run with some weights and ab work. I was a sweaty mess at the end but it was so worth it. Last night was an hour vinyasa yoga class after work. I got to use my new Yogi Toes from Lululemon which had me all excited to get to class. The flow was challenging and athletic but it felt good to be moving and flowing to the music! Today is another run, 5 miles is the goal followed by abs and weights again. Thursday is more yoga!