Today’s Happy Note: Scoring some excellent loot at the farmer’s market! There were some of the best offerings I’ve ever seen today. I picked up skim milk, chocolate milk, yellow squash, bok choy, cucumbers, fava beans, apples, and cherries. Most delicious!
Workout: I have been having a major workout dilemma lately! I cannot get up in the mornings — I just can’t for some reason. Then after work I feel too tired to move. Literally, I feel like a slug — and usually it’s so deathly hot outside that working out would be miserable anyways. Maybe this sluggish feeling will pass — hormones, stress, anxiety. Lots of explanations.
I worry, though, that I’m just being purely lazy! Also, evening workouts totally screw up my hunger/meal timing. I ended up having a small afternoon snack and two late afternoon/early evening mini meals tonight before heading out around 8:00. I will admit, part of the reason for my workout today was that I felt guilty about eating so many snacks. I would much rather workout because it makes me feel good. Blech.
I told myself to just run for a mile or two and then I could stop. I ran five then lifted weights for 40 minutes — totally turned the evening around! So I felt bad before the workout but much better afterwards! That always seems to happen. 🙂
Morning power fluids: diet fake-sweetened snapple iced tea, chocolate milk, and water, of course!
Smeary PB bagel. Thursday=treat breakfast day!
Farmer’s Market beauties. Including purple beans! Anyone know what they are?
Forgot to take pictures of everything else, including dinner! Oh well. Snacks involved berries, peanut butter, coconut, flax, and coconut gelato. Not all at once though. Or maybe it was all at once. I like weird combinations.
My Body Can Do That
I tend to feel depressed about my body at the gym — the mirrors upset me a bit. Instead, today I turned my perspective around and thought “My body can do that….!” I started filling in the blank with a bunch of different things…Don’t laugh. I’m working on my confidence!
My body can…
- run across a path, a street, or a block really fast and make me feel like I’m flying!
- lift a 20 pound barbell!
- hug my friends and family
- lift and pull heavy carts of books at work
- walk through CP
- help me explore the best city in the world
- catch fireflies with my sister
- look for birds in the woods with my parents
- carry me through ultramarathons
- help me bake up delicious new concoctions
- keep me going through hours of studying
- dance and twirl whenever I want
- let me travel all over the world
As you can see, my body is pretty damn good to me. 🙂 What does your body do?