Wednesday, February 22, 2012
I don't usually try recipes that I find in magazines, only because with hubs being a chef, he can come up with pretty darn good stuff on his own. But the other day, a breakfast idea jumped out at me. Brad isn't awake when I eat breakfast, so I can kind of do my own thing. Today I tried a magazine idea - a slice of raisin toast with fat free cottage cheese mixed with chopped figs, walnuts, and little honey. SOOOO delicious. This is something totally different for me! I love cottage cheese, but don't get it often because I'm the only one who eats it. I have a feeling that I'm going to be eating this breakfast a lot! I'm totally full from all the stuff in the cottage cheese. Yahoo!
I have a haircut today after school. I can not wait! There's nothing like a little head massage and fresh cut to perk me up! Not getting anything chopped, just cleaned up a bit. It's time.
I don't observe Lent in the religious sense, but I *do* like to give something up. I think it's a great stepping stone to giving up bad habits, or to change something you don't like. I decided I'm going to give up using my credit card for Lent. This morning I paid a bill, and I got a little sad because I thought how much more fun I'd have spending the money on something else (or socking it away in savings!) rather than paying off prior purchases. Boo-hoo. So no credit card for me.
- lots of water
- track food (I've been doing a good job lately!)
- workout HARD tonight. I decided to give myself the morning to recover from my massage (yes, I need to recover from it - deep tissue and it HURT) so I'll do my run/circuit training this evening. A nice change of pace, anyway.
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Earlier this morning I went back through some old Spark stats, because I like to do that sometimes. I saw something interesting - at the beginning of my weight-loss journey, when I was losing lots of weight, I was also earning the most Spark points. I was active on Spark, blogging, posting on boards, getting points... and in 2011, when I kind of had a stagnant/gaining year, I wasn't as active - my Spark points started curving down. This is really no surprise - I am the most excited about my own journey when I'm sharing other people's successes. Hm.
Last night I woke up in the middle of the night with an awful leg pain. I didn't figure out until this morning that it was probably due to almost falling on my rear end last night when I went out on the porch, not knowing that there was a thin sheet of ice on it. I was able to not fall, but I think I pulled something in the process. Ugh. So I'm not as rested as I would like to be today, but I'll make do.
I have lots to do today! I have to get a sensor removed from a gift (argh) before I go to my mom's house and have lunch, and then I'm going to a baby shower for a good friend. How fun! Then it's home to my honey.
- drink lots of water
- don't get carried away with eating at the baby shower! Keep a glass of water handy. Brad even said to me "just be careful eating. You've been working really hard and I want you to keep being happy with yourself." Isn't he amazing?!?!?
- Enjoy the day! Sometimes I get so caught up in what I need to do in the future that I can't really enjoy what's going on at the time. It's going to be super fun today!
Time to get ready to go... have a super day!
Saturday, February 18, 2012
I feel very fortunate today. On Thursday morning I came down with a nasty stomach bug, and today I feel much, much better. I feel fortunate because I was able to take sick days for the last two days, sleep it off, and take care of myself (and have Brad take care of me). I know that not everyone can do this. And this is a problem! I don't know what I would have done if I had no sick days... I was MISerable on Thursday, and yesterday was no picnic, either. Sigh...
Anyway, today I am joining the land of the living. I'm going out to get a baby shower gift and a few things for myself. I'm such a crazy woman that even when I go shopping for fun, I take along a list of things I want! It works for me, though. I don't end up with 68 black sweaters but no pants.
The painting is going to pick up again this weekend. We didn't do anything this week, and I'm actually ok with that. This afternoon we're going to prep another two walls, Brad's going to paint them, and then we'll be almost finished with the huge area! Then the fun of re-doing the bathrooms. I'm actually looking forward to doing that. And then... talking to our realtor! Phew! Yesterday I decided that I felt well enough (for about 15 minutes) so I thought I'd give the piano moving a try. Now, if you've ever tried to move a piano, you know it's damn hard. But I grabbed the handle, lifted with my legs, and voila! I moved the piano! Far enough away from the wall to paint. WOOOOOOOT. All this gym time is paying off. FUNCTIONAL FITNESS!!!
- drink lots and lots of water. I need to rehydrate myself from my sickness. Even though I drank Gatorade and water, I seriously need more. It was the kind of sickness where even the thought of water made me nauseous.
- stick to the shopping plan! I like to get treats for me, but I also have to keep long-term financial goals in mind.
- prep the next painting area.
It looks like I'll get back to the gym tomorrow. This sickness, while sucky, has been a good opportunity for my body to get some rest. I've been working it really hard, and I think it will thank me for the break!
Monday: meeting with my trainer. We are setting up a circuit to get me ready for the Tough Mudder. I'm getting excited - the other day at the gym I did a pull-up with only 20% assistance!
Have a super day!
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
What a wonderful day. I left a scavenger hunt for my honey this morning, and he stopped by school this afternoon to deliver some flowers to me! I love my hubs.
I worked out like a mad woman this morning. I did a 30 minute run, and then a 30 minute circuit. Phew! Tomorrow is a rest day and I seriously need it. I was running a little behind schedule this morning, so I stopped at Dunkin' Donuts on the way to school. Got a bagel with sausage, egg and cheese - I managed to stay away from the donuts! It was only alright. It was fine for today, but it made me very glad that I am usually able to eat at home and can have food without so much fat and grease. And the bagel thing had 650 calories. HOLY MOLY!
So water water water. Brad is cooking some Thai-style fish for dinner - I can't wait!
Hope your day was happy!
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