So yeah, I know it’s the 7th and not the 4th but sometimes things are better late than never. Plus I was busy throwing my niece a birthday party. Also, I was really indecisive and couldn’t figure out what I felt like eating. It happens sometimes. I made a lot of poor nutrition choices this past week and need to get back on track because this is week I have a Zumbathon and next week is my first half-marathon. So I have some intense training to fuel up for!
My runs continue to be so-so. Some are great and feel effortless and others feel like I’m running with lead shoes and like my bones are made out of jello. I’m pretty sure this means that I’m overdoing it. I’m really looking forward to the race being over and having more balance in terms of exercise. I felt like when I was doing the Body for Life program I was really focused on weight lifting. Then when I did the Whole30 my nutrition was spot on. Now with the training for the half I’m like the cardio queen. Once this is over I need to find how to balance these three areas.
I caught a glimpse of myself in my car windows after a recent run and almost died at how gorgeous my hair looked. I’m pretty sure I used to do this on purpose when Saved by the Bell was on TV.
I’m starting to test out non Whole30 foods to see how my body reacts to them. For breakfast this morning I had a bowl of ancient grains sprouted maize flakes with raw milk, fresh mangoes, banana and coconut flakes. It was filling and delicious.
I also indulged in a cup of vanilla coffee with whipped cream and a caramel drizzle. It was fantastic and gave me a raging headache exactly five minutes after my first sip. I’m hoping I’ve learned my lesson and can abstain from sugary coffee beverages.
My meals for the rest of the week aren’t sugar shock headache inducing.
Wednesday~ Meatloaf topped with BBQ sauce and baked sweet potatoes
Thursday~ Jerk Chicken with roasted Brussels Sprouts
Friday~Cinnamon Chili Pork Tenderloin with Apple Salsa
Sunday~ 5 mile run (in the wind and cold)
Tuesday~ 5 mile run/walk (with a super beastly hill in the middle) and Yoga!!!
Wednesday~ Run and Zumba
Friday~ pilates DVD
Saturday~ 1 1/2 hour Zumbathon
Sunday~ 12 mile run on the rail trail
How do you maintain balance with healthy eating, weight training and cardio? I would love to hear any and all suggestions!
I slept in this morning until 8:30! That, to me, is the perfect time. Not too late that I feel like a lazy bum but late enough that it feels like I got extra sleep. I woke up starving! Which is not surprising since 8:30 is my normal breakfast time.
I toasted up a cinnamon raisin English muffin and topped it with some honey pretzel peanut butter. It’s by Wild Squirrel and it is out if this world! I also had my usual cup of coffee with some light cream. One of these days I’ll learn to take my coffee black.
Lunch was pretty easy. It’s always easy because I’m the only one who eats leftovers in this house. 😉 I enjoyed this reheated blackened swordfish with a side of rice, peas and mushrooms and a handful of baby carrots while watching last night’s New Girl. Both the food and entertainment were fabulous.
Even though today is my day off I went to the salon to do my sister’s hair. I’ve been neglecting her! Poor girl hasn’t had her foiled since July. When I got back home I was treated to this beautiful sunset.
I don’t normally drink during the week but tonight this was in order. Usually I get my aggression out with Zumba but tonight it just didn’t do it for me. It was a great class but I guess I’m in a deeper funk than I normally am. Lots of little stresses but nothing major. I’m more of a Pinot Gregio kind of girl but Matt picked up this bottle of Red Velvet by Cupcake vineyards and it’s pretty good, if your in to sweet wines.
Dinner tonight was fabulous! A joint effort too. I made a fall flavored quinoa salad earlier in the day and just reheated it. I also prepped some brussels sprouts in olive oil, garlic powder and salt and pepper. Matt seasoned some chicken breasts and sprinkled a little asiago cheese on them. When Matt pulled everything out of the oven he was worried that we had overdone the brussels sprouts but they were perfect, all crispy and browned. Silly boy doesn’t even like them. He had some broccoli with cheese sauce. Works out perfectly because broccoli is the ONLY vegetable I won’t eat. So our dinner was his and hers. And delicious. I’ve spilled my wine so I think I might indulge in a square or two of Ghiradelli’s Cabernet Matinee. I’ve seen it on many blogs and couldn’t find it until I happened to walk past it in Target.