Today’s Happy Note: Raspberry herbal tea — just bought some the other day (it’s Stash); it’s somehow creamy yet subtle. Also, I made my evening a mini spa event — got a 15 minute massage after work and just made myself an oatmeal face mask using this recipe. It felt really wonderful and scrubby. It would be great for a girls’ night.
Social Life: I went out again last night, to a friend’s birthday party. What has come over me?!?! I’m having fun, being social, being open. This is crazy, but in a good way. I am pretty sure I’m being a normal twenty year old. It’s summer. I was talking to someone important to me the other day and all the sudden realized (out loud) “fun is allowed!” Being with friends and connecting with the people in my life is really important right now.
Marathon Training: Yesterday was a rest day — I ended up with three miles of walking and 20 minutes yoga. Today was a speed workout on the track. I put it off all week because speedwork overwhelms me. But it ended up going really well!
2 mile warm-up
4 x (1200 “fast cruise pace”, 400 easy)
2 mile coo-ldown
I did the 1200s in 6:15, 6:16, 6:13, 6:15. I was happy with that, especially since these were not all out by any means. It totaled 8 miles. I also did weights this evening for 30-ish minutes.
Just got a new batch of sweet cherries. I have been loving fresh fruit this summer! Faves: blueberries, peaches, cantaloupe, raspberries, and cherries.
We had a birthday party at the office yesterday! I had a cupcake yesterday and today. I wasn’t weird about it at all! I didn’t agonize over eating the cupcake nor did I eat one and proceed to eat ten more. I had one yesterday and one today, because, well, there were leftovers and I couldn’t let them sit there over the weekend, could I?
I have been trying to lose about 10 nagging pounds that crept on over the summer, especially while I was in the hospital. I think I have maybe lost 2? I am stressing a little bit about it and am not really sure what to do. I refuse to go down the obsessive path — it does NOT work for me. I have been working on eating intuitively. I don’t think it is making enough of a difference in my actual food consumption for me to lose weight, but it has helped me feel better emotionally. It’s nice to sit down in the evening and realize “okay, I want a few bites of chocolate and that’s it” or “hmmm, I just made a giant bowl of oats but I don’t think I am hungry for these last few bites.” These are small accomplishments.
Another thing: I really want to switch up my healthy fat consumption. Confession: I had a smoothie and several spoonfuls of sunflower seed butter for dinner tonight. When I crave nut butter like this, it usually is because I am in need of some fats. So I’m going to make it a goal to diversify my fat intake: avocados, EVOO, 2% yogurt, lowfat milk, raw nuts, eggs.
Anyone have any favorite healthy fats suggestions?
Time to get to bed. I may or may not be going out again tomorrow! Crazy. I think I like this side of me. 🙂