You’re getting a double dose of me today! I just posted my workout from bootcamp this evening under my training page. Yay for making this blog better. I might as well work on it while I brainstorm about where I’m headed (online writing course assignments as motivation, thank you very much)!
I’m happy right now with my hot chocolate, a few things checked off my to do list, and a general feeling of being busy but in a good way. I also know that the things I feel “bad” about doing or not doing today are lessons and spots for me to do better tomorrow. Time kind of flies when you focus on the stuff you CAN and NEED TO get done and on having the best time possible while you do it…
i.e. I may be struggling with this hip injury, but I CAN and I GET TO swim. When I was a kid you had to DRAG me out of the pool. Now I can go on my own time for as long as I want (or til I am a prune). I also realize that not everyone has access to such a beauty of a pool as I do…horseshoe, up my butt.
Foodwise, I made a list of what I thought I’d try to eat today and I refuse to beat myself up for not sticking to it. I was hungrier than anticipated today and I didn’t make awful choices, just different ones. I think the writing down at least a preliminary plan (and sticking with it if the foods I plan/pack are appetizing) is a good starting point for me. It’s the not beating myself up for eating more or different or whatever that is important, though!
I thought I’d wake up feeling sort of full because last night I had a late bedtime snack—a really good green monster. I made it with banana, chocolate soy milk, cocoa, spinach, and peanut butter and gave up the guilt over having a heftier snack at bedtime and for having two bananas in a day. I remember when a banana was “too much sugar” and I’d choose apple after apple instead. Insanity. Look how far we’ve come.. 😉
Anyways, I was ravenous and had a big bowl of cottage cheese, cereal, and grapes with some pecans this morning (alongside coffee of course).
I packed myself a good looking spread for the day (it was gonna be a long one).
We had a staff meeting at the gym and afterwards I hung out at Starbucks while I waited for the mall to open so I could go figure out my phone situation. The hungries came back so I bought a greek yogurt parfait, skipped most of the granola in favour of my banana, and said it’s better to eat too soon than to wait to long, in my case!
After I fixed the phone situation and bought myself a trainer – Cycle ops fluid, if you’re interested – I snarfed my LARA bar on the way to campus. I spent the day at the Gazette working and I had the salad I packed, the almonds (mixed with a box of cranberries that I had in my desk), and still felt hungry enough after my swim to down my apple before bootcamp.
When I got home I was hungry (but not as desperately so as normally) so I made a quick dinner: grilled cheese and tomato soup. Comfort food that tastes like my childhood, but pretty healthy.
There was a little chocolate after dinner, but I’m over it. Remembered that you don’t speed up if you realize you’re speeding and see a cop…so why when I started to realize I was eating out of habit would I keep eating? I put the chocolate away…
Random thoughts, go:
- I am uber excited to ride my trainer (okay, if I can figure it out).
- I am not so excited for the Writing test on Friday afternoon.
- I’m looking forward to the assignments I have due this Friday.
- I’m anxious to drop Fashion Writing (tomorrow).
- My hip is staying about the same and I go to physio again on Thursday, plus I have a massage then!
- I think for next week’s Gazette Sex Issue, I am going on a blind date. I have this funny feeling it’s going to be easy to write about—so many possibilities. Obvs I would volunteer for this!
- I have to share this video from my friend. She is a crazy inspirational swimmer/athlete, FYI, and I cannot stop watching this since she shared it with me! It’s worth the click:
Do you find it helpful to plan your meals on a daily basis?
Have you ever been on a blind date?