I’m not going to finish the title.
This morning’s breakfast sums it all up:
It was overnight oats and though I thought it was a little too sweet, it was perfect. I added crushed almonds (stolen from the snack I packed for later) to add crunch, but otherwise I stuck to the recipe for Easy Vegan Overnight Oats from Oh She Glows (thanks for the suggestion guys!).
This was a post-swim breakfast number two, and instead of thinking of my earlier meal as a snack I thought of it as breakfast number one and had a full bowl of Kashi Go Lean Crisp cereal with rice milk.
I felt good during the swim this morning, even though I didn’t sleep all that well last night.
I tried to relax last night, no guiltiness allowed. After dinner, I went to the mall in search of shoes to wear to Charity Ball on Saturday (essentially prom for university). I have a dress that is a bit tight because I bought it last year but I’m going to go for it. I sometimes think that what feels really tight to me is what feels like something fitting well to other people, if that makes sense. I used to crave the feeling of my jeans falling down, so now I think I associate things fitting with being “too tight”…if you know me and you want to tell me that I am wrong and that in fact I squeeze into things like a sausage, I’ll appreciate the honesty!
I had dinner and dessert after bootcamp and spin (PS I am SO glad to be back at the spin teaching, even if I have to be conservative with my own resistance). I don’t know how else to prevent overeating after working out–beforehand I made sure I had a snack and I went straight home and had dinner before I even showered. I STILL ate so much extra baguette, margarine, croutons, and chicken while I was getting it ready and then so many chocolate chips before I just decided to have some dark chocolate as my dessert then and there. I’m still not where I want to be, but I’m going to talk to my dietitian about maybe if it would be smarter to eat a snack after my workout and delay dinner a bit…I bet the snack would be more nutritious than handfuls of chocolate chips and croutons and about the same in energy. It takes admitting that I need to eat those calories/nutrients and just getting over the fear!
Progress involves risk, right?
“If there is no struggle, there is no progress.”
I’m ready for the progress part!
Lunch yesterday was a really unphotogenic chicken and veggie pita: quick and bought on campus.
My snack in the morning was new, but it was yucky, so I had a granola bar instead.
And breakfast was fine but not what I was hungry for.
Andddd there’s my late what i ate post! Better late than never right?
Today’s a long day. I’m at the library enjoying my post swim relaxation. I have an appointment with my dietitian, work at the Gazette, articles to write, a group meeting, presentation, and three hours of class. I’ll be on campus til almost 7 and if you want to argue with me about 5:45am to 6:45pm not being long I’ll convince you otherwise pretty quickly! That laundry is looking less and less likely to get done tonight.
Tomorrow, tomorrow, there’s always tomorrow! 🙂
Also, here’s today’s quote of the day. I think it’s worth sharing:
“Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction.”
Have you tried those cocoa almonds? What’d you think? I’m gonna donate mine…blechhhh!
What’s the last new breakfast recipe you’ve tried?
How do you fuel around your workouts? Trial and error? Advice from someone? Something you read?