Thursday, March 4, 2010


turns out, a night off was exactly what I needed! I stayed home last night (we have small group, which is like a Bible study), went to bed at 9, and was raring to go at 5:30 for an awesome workout. Thursdays are typically my day off from the gym, so this was a bonus and it felt great. It took me a (long) while to get used to early morning workouts, and now I swear by them. By the end of the day, no matter what time I woke up, I DONE. There's just no mental (let alone physical!) energy left, and a morning workout seriously sets me up for a good day. It's like I don't want to undo all that hard work this morning? Not sure what it is, but it works great for me!

Yesterday I just ate what I was craving, and it was a HUGE step for me. I have major stomach issues at times and certain foods can wreak havoc on my system. Sometime in the past few days I'd eaten something that set me off, so I just was a miserable mess (might have contributed to my mini-funk yesterday, no?). I stayed away from vegetables, and ate what sounded good. I ended up eating oatmeal for two meals yesterday, and pancakes and scrambled eggs for dinner. Not my healthiest day, but honestly today I already feel so much better! Whatever it was must be getting out of my system.

Today it's back to at least semi-organized meals.

Oatbran for breakfast with pumpkin, walnuts and granola on top

leftover stirfry with tofu and cauliflower "rice" for lunch (we'll see how this goes- I'm a little nervous)

dinner-? Thursdays I eat dinner at work and it's always a fantastic meal! For those of you who are local, one of our staff members is also a cook at French Meadow in Uptown, and he makes a meal for us every week. Divine!

I've given up sweets for Lent. And I could really go for a piece of cake right now. The 40 days is almost up, right?!?


  1. I can't get into morning workouts for some's an accomplishment just to get out of bed at 6:30am for me. :)

  2. Oh, it took me a WHILE. I started noticing how much more energy I had if I did it first thing, and eventually that outweighed the extra sleep :) I actually have MORE energy if I do that than sleeping the extra hour. But that doesn't mean I don't want to throw the alarm clock against the wall at 5:30 most days :)

  3. I really want to become a morning work-outer. I just have the hardest time getting out of bed, but it would be great to have it done with (or at least part of the work-out done) for the day!