The Tuesday after THE Monday…

Yesterday I had off from work…so I had a 4 day weekend!!! I took advantage of the early day and got my run in after I dropped the kids off to school.   

 That’s how I felt…barely HOLDING on!!  Those weekend indulgences real showed me (AGAIN) that you have to fuel your body with the GOOD stuff in order to perform at all!! #yuck. I managed to suffer through a little more than 2 miles, at about 7:30 in the morning (ie the gates of HELL have opened!!!).  

I saw on IG on Memorial Day about Runners World’s challenge.  So, I decided I wanted to participate in the Run Streak.    What is that, you ask?? Commit to run a mile every day from Memorial Day until July 4th.  I can do that!!!

Source: Runners World Run Streak FB page

 So…Challenge ACCEPTED! Post pics on IG with the hashtag #rwrunstreak and join in!!  Check out their FB page and follow along!! WHO’S with me???!!!!

To get back on track with my food, I had a LOVELY salad with left over grilled skirt steak and my usual fixings of spinach and arugula mix, “Cowboy Cavaier (corn, black beans, pinto beans, peppers and onions from Costco), fried onions (of course!!) and Lite Balsalmic Vinagrette)…..

Yum!!!!! 

Wednesday (ie today) means some more basketball for Julian and then a date later with this guy… 

 

DREADmill City, sweetheart!!! Gotta get my mile in!!! 

  My sis knows me ALL to well!! #droppedtheMIKE
How was your day??

Ever have those runs/workouts that you SUFFERED through because of poor food choices??

Oh….almost forgot! For those of you in the Tampa Bay Area, if you are looking for a good run series to keep you running in the Summer, try the Watermelon 5k Series in Lakeland. 

I do it EVERY summer! Let me know if you do!!! ❤️

I checked OUT!

Yep…I sure did!!!  

 I didn’t do a LICK of exercise this weekend! As always, the intentions are good.  Saturday, I planned to get up and run.  But that SLEEP…oh the sleep was INCREDIBLE!! I haven’t had a Saturday “off” in months!! So I took it!!  I felt guilt as HELL, but apparently I needed it.  I am learning to overcome the exercise guilt.  It plays with my head, as if the weight is going to pound right back on if I don’t do something!!  This is a life long struggle, that won’t change over night, but I working on it. 

We had Chipotle for dinner last night.    

My “we are having Chipotle” smile!!!

I don’t know why I’m so happy (other than I like to eat Chipotle)….I don’t cook!!  Hubs does ALL the cooking in our house! But I order a mean take-out!! #lazy #dontcook #iORDER 

The boys and hubs had soft tacos…both corn and flour tortillas.  I had salad.  What I like about Chipotle is that you aren’t married to having the typical fare of tacos or burritos.  (I also like they are the first chain that is making an attempt to rid themselves of all GMOs).  You can have a bowl, which are the “stuffings” of the burrito or taco, without the tortilla.  Or you can have a salad, which is a bed of Romaine lettuce, and you decide what you’d like on top.  

 I put steak, with black beans and the corn salsa (corn with red onions).  It comes with a dressing but I opted for a “naked” salad and used a balsamic vinaigrette when I got home. #yum

All healthy right???  Until I got to these…

 I ate them ALL!  I had some in March but I really decided to give up chips in January.  It’s my favorite “go to” snack that it’s healthy for you at all!!  (Well….it USED to be my go to snack!!). After this gluttonous treat, I don’t want them any more!  I don’t like the way they make me feel!  It’s pretty amazing when you remove something from your diet, how much  you don’t really miss it and you don’t really know how it makes your feel!

So, you see?? I was checked out with exercise AND diet!  I hate that I didn’t, but I’m back on it tomorrow!!!

How was your weekend?

****Disclaimer: The opinions of Chipotle are my own and I have not been compensated for these opinions. 

One more day……

Thursday, I’m happy to see you because your brother FRIDAY comes right behind you!   I didn’t run yesterday because…well…because I didn’t want to! I was tired and I am learning to listen to my body more often. I am also learning to not beat myself up for NOT working out.  It’s just a waste of time to constantly feed yourself with negative ideas. BTW…I’m still working on that about my BODY image and learning to love me! ⚠️ #selfESTEEM #underCONSTRUCTION ⚠️

I was tired this morning but I realized that I haven’t been taking iron tablet like I am supposed to! #badPA.  I restated just this morning.😃

Since the beginning of the year , I have made some dietary changes.  It has taken some time but I am a BREAKFAST lover!!! I found a new cereal last weekend in Orlando… 

Remember THIS??? LOVE this cereal!!

 

When I got home to Publix, I practically sprinted to the cereal aisle.  I was so sad that they didn’t have it!😢. I DID find a substitute that made up for it… 

YUMMMM!!

I have a serving size (3/4 cup) with blueberries and Almond milk.  (Sorry no pictures because it’s usually eaten early,around 4:20 am AND I eat it so fast!!!).  

My lunch was great and really look forward to that salad. I’m still not bored with it yet!   

 

What’s in it, you asked? 

  • Mixed greens – baby spinach, kale, and radicchio
  • Romaine lettuce 
  • 1/2 of a cucumber 
  • Sliced black olives 
  • 1/2 can of Southwestern corn mix – corn, black beans, onions, and red peppers
  • Ken’s Lite Balsalmic Vinagrette (2 tablespoons)
  • Fried onions !!!!

    Finished product!

     

This is pretty much what I eat every day!!! Those onions fill my “chip” void! “Hi, I’m Angie and I LOVE chips!!!!“. This fills me UP!!!!

Work was a blur….a multitude of sick people! I mean, it IS what I do….! A few other complaints from patients to switch it up…then the day is over. I was really looking forward to my run today. My partner was having a tooth extracted, so understandly, she couldn’t join me! I wanted to try something different while running…. 

 

Instead of MUSIC, I listened to my Audiobook from Audible. I really didn’t think I was going to like it, but I DID!  I like how I really didn’t think so much. I just ran….and listened. It was nice! You should try it……  This book is GREAT. If you don’t like audiobooks, get it the traditional way. It is weird and odd….and I love it! 

Hubby, home from out of town, made one of my favorites for dinner….Picadillo

He makes a lighter version with ground chicken (Picadillo de Pollo) instead of ground beef. This is seasoned with Sofrito, minced garlic and the usual suspects of  seasoning.   It is served over white rice and we always top it off with some sliced avocado. It’s so easy to make (says the lady who DOESN’T cook!) and so EASY to eat. It’s my comfort food. Oh…..and my other favorite- 

 TOSTONES (fried plantains) #nuffSAID

I’m a lucky gal because hubs does ALL the cooking! And it is GOOD!!!! 

Glad the day is done.  Here I sit and wait for Friday, planning if I will try to squeeze one more run in!

Questions-

Your thoughts on Kashi cereals?

Who cooks in your house? 

Audiobooks….love them or hate them?

Random Pre-FRIDAY funny- 

 

Here’s to hoping……😉❤️🍷