I hate when I go MIA! Work has been crazy busy, and I’ve also had many work-related commitments in the evenings which has really been screwing up my workouts AND blogging…double whammy!
when I don’t blog for a while I feel blah
and when I don’t get my workouts in I feel REALLY BLAH! It affects my mood and I hate it…
sad, tired, un-exercised face:
Hoping things will go back to “normal” after this week…hopefully.
On to my Challenge!
I don’t think I’ve ever done an official “blog challenge” on here, but I thought of one recently and no time like the beginning of the Month to start!
I’ve been having trouble feeling balanced with my eating lately. At first I thought it was all the Body Pump making my body need more protein. All this strength training has been making me hungry!! However I don’t think it’s just that, but I’m just not feeling as “good” as normal.
SO! This leads me to one issue I always have self-control issues with…food brought into work. Usually it’s never even all that good…donuts, bagels…etc. I’ll go cut myself a tiny piece, then another, and sometimes another and I just feel it’s extra “crap” I don’t need.
My challenge for March is to avoid the unexpected office treats!! I threw in the “unexpected” part, because sometimes I know there will be lunch or breakfast coming in and I can plan around it…like pack a salad to eat along with a slice of pizza that was brought in. I just have that issue where if the food is there in front of me I tend to dig in, even just a little…but it’s bound to add up. So there you have it, I figured this is the perfect way to make me accountable for my little goal.
I haven’t been to yoga all month!! Craziness. However, it was the perfect activity to kick me out of the “blahs”. I hit up an early Hot Power Yoga class Saturday morning. Afterwards I felt refreshed and “cleansed”. (edit: I could really go for that feeling right now)
Sunday morning was Body Pump, with a quick 10 min on the elliptical before.
Monday: meeting for work = NO BODY COMBAT!! So sad.
quick 30min treadmill run before class (for work) (worked late didn’t have time for the gym before class)
hot yoga? (nope, worked late missed class)
Thursday: quick 30min treadmill run before class (for work) god I hope so!!!
Friday:visiting a friend after work…so yeah, it’s a no go.
Saturday: WEEKEND! YES! 90 min Kickboxing class at 7:30am!
Sunday: depending on if we are back from NH yet, I would love to hit up Body Pump, AND go for a run (5k in 1 week!)
But enough of the blah’s…on to the good stuff, like when I actually got to workout this weekend!
Before yoga I had 1/2 slice of whole wheat bread with some Barney butter (on 1 side) and almond butter+jam on the other.
After yoga, which is all too conveniently shares a parking lot of Whole Foods, I went in to grab a few things I’ve wanted to try, including these guys:
My sweaty starving self got to work on oatmeal as soon as I got home.
Banana oats with about 1T of chia seeds! Topped with coconut, granola, a few choc. chips from trail mix, a small dollop of almond butter and a small spoon of peanut butter!
Not all that different with the Chia seeds…I think I’ll have to keep eating. I’ve heard they “gel”, and may thicken the oats, but I didn’t really notice a huge difference. They do provide some great nutritionals though.
Requisite weekend Iced Cappuccino of course.
Sunday before Body Pump I had a super trio bowl of cereal
with Banana, strawberries, blueberries and skim milk
Mmmmm coffee. My bff gave me some of these beans to try. She picked this flavor up at a little shop in CT:
I forget the flavors in these beans but it was something like: hazelnut, toffee, butterscotch, vanilla? Regardless, it’s DELICIOUS!
After Pump, I did a quick shower+change at my mom’s house and headed to my aunts for a Bridal Shower tea for my cousin’s fiancé :)
When I arrived, people were already getting through so the pictures aren’t “full”
oh the scones…
amazing homemade scones, with clotted cream, and jams made by my grandmother. incredible.
tea + coffee station (p.s. my aunt just re-did her kitchen…I have major “stove envy”)
cakes and other treats
Fun girly afternoon :)
Ok well I think it’s time to end this super RANDOMLY filled post and hit the hay!
I promise to be back to my perky-self next post!!