That's distance, not time.
I’m feeling pretty accomplished today. And I think I’m ready for the half! Woo! Here are the splits if anyone is interested. I’m not that speedy, but kicked it up at the end!
I have a confession to make. I am sabotaging any decent workouts I do and it really needs to stop. The past couple of weeks I have been giving in to every sweet craving I have had and frankly this will no longer fly. I’ve skipped workouts, grabbed candy at the vending machine, and had dessert more often than not. Now, I am not about deprivation at all, but what I’ve been doing hasn’t been moderation either. To outsiders, I probably look normal and I am at a normal weight for my 5’9″ frame. What they don’t see is that even though I look in shape, I’m really not where I should be. My body fat % (which I don’t know right now) is not good. I anticipate it’s somewhere in the mid to upper 20s. I carry my weight fairly evenly, but I can tell by my jeans things are slipping. Why am I declaring this so publicly? I guess I feel if it’s out there, on the internet, for the world to see, maybe I’ll stick with it better. Maybe I’ll be honest when loading my meals into Sparkpeople. Maybe I won’t find a lame excuse to miss a workout and veg out on the couch. I know the uptake in work responsibilities is a factor, but it’s not an excuse. Tons of people find time, I can, too.
Phew. Going along with this “fitness rediscovery” thingy, I was quite happy with my May issue of Fitness Magazine. A lot of plans in the four different subscriptions I have seem too crazy or the meals don’t appeal much to me. Their Bikini Body Plan (which I may actually follow!) had meals that sounded really good! So good that I decided to jump the gun and make a few of them this week even though the plan launches officially May 1. Monday night I made their Salmon Cakes with Spicy Dressing recipe. I did a couple swaps of ingredients and it came out to just over 425 calories!
Scott was in love. I was in love! They came out SO good I may make them again (with tuna since I only got enough salmon for one meal)! Last night I made their pork chops with cheddar potatoes and broccoli and that was also a hit! I forgot to take a pic before we dove into the meal. I was shocked how much food there was to eat for just about 500 calories and was happy the meals were something both Scott and I can enjoy. Living with a significant other who is not on board with your eating makeovers can be really difficult. I am lucky that Scott is not picky nor is he reluctant to have healthier options.
I missed my run yesterday, but actually had a valid reason. Allergies. They have not been this bad in over two years and I think it’s time to call my doc and get something prescription strength. I could not stop sneezing, sniffling, dripping (ew!) and my throat felt so tight. I used my neti pot before bed and that definitely helped me sleep. My plan is to use it daily for a week to see how it improves. I am not the most religious neti-potter.
Do you use a neti-pot or does the idea ick you out? Do you sometimes struggle with keeping healthy and sticking with it? Am I crazy?
I had a pretty crazy week at work last week. There was a lot of experiments gone wrong, and then on Thursday we found out a troubled co-worker had passed away. I won’t go into details, but it was really sad. My thoughts are with his kids and the rest of his family and I hope he is finally at peace.
Moving on to some less somber things, yesterday I made Peepshi! My boss’s boss passed the blog article along to me and said he thought it was right up my alley. Little did he know, I LOVE Peeps! I used to eat the leftovers my sibs didn’t want from their Easter baskets, and then my mom finally started getting me a whole pack to myself. I picked up a few colors of the chick Peeps, a box of Rice Krispies treats, and Fruit by the Foot. The instructions only cover the maki rolls, but you can make the sushi pretty easily with the leftover Peep bodies. I can definitely say this will be a lot of fun to do with any young kids. Here’s what mine looked like:
I put them in a Glad container so Scott could bring them to his grandparents’ house today. He forgot them. Typical guy. I even told him as he left where they were.
I also flexed my creative brain synapses and threw together a quick meal for dinner. I had a bag of Steamfresh veggies (corn, asparagus & carrots), a boil bag of brown rice, and small already -cooked shrimp. After cooking the rice, steaming the veggies, and thawing the shrimp, I tossed everything in a wok and added 1.5 tsp of sesame chili oil and an undetermined amount of low sodium soy sauce (enough to coat everything). I heated the mix until the flavor was cooked in. Scott loved it and I will definitely have to make it again!
As I typed this, the Flyers scored in OT to win game 6! Yay!
Hope everyone got to enjoy their Easter! I did tons of laundry and ran 2.89 miles.