The last several days have been great! I (un)voluntarily took the day off yesterday from the gym, after forgetting my shorts. I didn’t worry since I was active Sunday and Monday. It’s so gross outside right now (hello balmy Bmore humidity!), so it will definitely be either zumba or the elliptical tonight.
I’m trying to work on snacking in the evening still. It’s something that started in the last six months, and I’m pretty sure it has to do with the way my calories are spaced during the day. It’s especially hard on days I don’t work out, because I generally don’t get home and eat on workout days until after 7:30pm. I’m usually hungry when I’m home by 5pm, which leaves me with a lot bigger time gap until bed. Something to think about.
Homemade shepards pie, minus the mashed potatoes. I loosely followed this recipe, subbed in chopped up potatoes, and added a bunch of onions and corn, skipped the leeks (didn’t have any). It turned out really delicious!
Eggs with turkey and onions.
The Color Run was today down in DC, and my best friend and her husband joined J and I for this one. We had SUCH a blast, and E did great even though she is 4.5 months pregnant! (Not that preg ladies can’t be good athletes, she just hasn’t been training). We were colorful, and at the end we were waiting for the color throw.. and we saw a girl tell her girl friends that she was pregnant too! We just happened to be next to them, and we didn’t hear her say it, but we saw everyone start crying and touching her belly. It was seriously the sweetest thing.
Today’s run wasn’t nearly as hard as I thought it would be. I’ve been feeling out of it, and I know I’ve mentioned that. Maybe it was bc it was a pretty flat race, or because we were with friends, but it felt awesome to be running, for the first time in forever. It reminded me why I used to do it often, even though I don’t really like it all that much. That was fantastic, and I’m ready for a new week of being positive, eating healthy, and getting my workouts in!
I’ve been a cranky bitch lately (poor J!), and I didn’t sleep well last night. I think he’s hiding in the garage with the car until it all blows over. Thank goodness today put me in a better mood!
Pics to come.
I’m so klassy, I walked into a restaurant after the color run looking like this. A lady in the bathroom asked us what wave we ran lol.
Random story: J and I went out for a walk (and ended up doing a 4 mile walk, btw. Not planned!), and on the way home we saw a kitty hanging out next to a church. We stopped to pet it, and it responded nicely.. it obviously had a home, although it was an outdoor cat.
So, it started following us back to our apartment, and on the way I saw a bird on a ground level window, and it had just pushed itself through the protective grate between the window and the street. We figured it would squeeze back out, since we saw it make it in pretty easily.
Until.. the cat saw it, and pounced like greased lightening (even though the bird was still behind the grate). I’ve never been so shocked in my life, lol. Quite an end to a very nice walk. o.O
I’ve been pretty absent the last couple of weeks. Obviously, some of this is due to the medical problems with my neck and shoulder. Truthfully, it’s sent me into a tailspin. I haven’t wanted to do pretty much anything. J tried his very best to get me to go on a walk with him earlier this week, and I just didn’t want to, at all.
Work timing issues kept me from the gym Wednesday, although I finally made it yesterday. I just haven’t been motivated, and I hate that I feel so lethargic. Granted, I did an 11.5 mile hike on Sunday, but I haven’t wanted to do anything else.
The Color Run is this weekend, and I feel totally unprepared. Physically, I think I can handle it, but mentally I’m just not there. I realize it’s a 5k, but I don’t know how to get past this block I’m facing. I need to set up some PT for my neck, and I’ve been putting it off.
I’m still 198.5. Literally, nothing has changed. My measurements are the same, too. Which is good, but bad. How much do I have to do to actually accomplish weight loss?
Anyway, that’s my update. I’ll get more food pics up soon! Happy Friday everyone!
Fresh green beans with a little pesto. So delicious!
We did a 11.6 mile hike yesterday, down in WV. The short version, and lessons learned:
- The mountains there are beautiful. Period.
- It rained in Bmore the night before, and apparently in WV as well.
Not all hiking terrain is the same.. almost a quarter of our hike was spent bushwhacking because our trails were next to a large stream, which overflowed onto the trails. Fun times. 2.5 miles took almost 2 hours.
- Crossing streams is actually a lot of fun, and I have better balance than I thought I did (thanks to a great walking stick picked up along the way as well).
- The scenery was gorgeous. It reminds me every single time I go hiking how much I love being outdoors, and I’m thankful I have a husband who loves it as much as I do.
- The great outdoors is just plain awesome. Go enjoy it every chance you get.
My entire body hurts. It was so, so worth it.
Happy Caturday! Look how big my little boy is getting!
Ww pita with onions, broccoli, and rice, with cheddar cheese.
The last couple of days were a bit of a roller coaster for me. After the MRI last week, I decided to take it a bit easier on my workouts (for the time being). I received my MRI result report in the mail on Friday, and it could just be me, but it sounds and looks a lot worse on paper than it did over the phone. I talked to my mom about it, since she was a medical transcriptionist, and she wasn’t thrilled either.
I finally came up with a plausible cause for this, since the doctor stressed that this kind of neck problem is almost always due to an injury. Several years ago, I tried snowboarding for the first (and only) time. Long story short, I fell and literally flipped and landed on my head. My younger brother was behind me on the slope and screaming my name, while I was staring at the sky wondering if I was going to be able to walk. Obviously, I turned out okay. My neck hurt like the devil for a while, but I figured that was par for the course when you land on it hardcore style.
I’m having a tough time dealing with this. I’m much more calm about it, but I still have moments where I just wonder what’s going to happen. I’m waiting to hear back from the doctors’ offices about scheduling appointments.
On a happier note, J convinced me to go running last night. We did a run/ walk (mostly run) of 4 miles, in about 50 min. There were a lot of hills, which made it less than fun for me, but I’m glad I went with him. I’m also heading to zumba tonight, which I haven’t been to in the last several weeks because of work, etc. I’m looking forward to it!
Wonton soup and fresh green beans sauteed with garlic, salt and pepper.