Last night, I set my morning alarm for 6am to give myself ample time to get an interval training session in. This morning, after hitting the snooze several times, I rolled out of bed at 6:40. All the while, I was mentally debating with myself. I’m too tired to run… I’ll do the elliptical after work… I’ve got sooo much work to do, I should just head into work early.. on and on.
I walked into the bathroom and looked at myself in the mirror. Why was I trying to prevent myself from exercising? I stood in the bathroom for a good 5 minutes, and finally said (out loud) I am doing this for ME. Not for my job, not as my duty, not for any of you lovely readers out there or any of my friends and family. I am doing this for ME. That was the swift kick in the butt I needed. Out the door I went!
Stats on the 3 x 3 interval:
As you can see, I wasn’t able to do the last interval of running. I was feeling some stiffness/tension in my knee so I decided to walk it. Honestly, I’d be happy with myself even if I walked for the whole 30 minute straight. At least I got my toosh out the door!
During last night’s cooking bonanza, I cooked up 3 servings of scrambled eggs & roasted broccoli for B#1 Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.
This batch consisted of 9 egg whites, 3 whole eggs, a splash of water, S&P, Red Pepper Flakes, and Frank’s Red Hot.
I divided the scrambled eggs and broccoli evenly into three containers, one of which I enjoyed at my desk this morning:
Stats on B#1: 163 Calories, 12g carbs, 5g fat, 19g protein, 2g fiber
At the Healthy Living Summit this past weekend, the conversation inevitably turned to overnight oats. Many of the ladies I talked to said they prefer to use whole oats over quick oats. When I told them I preferred quick oats because of the awesome creamy consistency, Andrea @ Can you stay for dinner asked if it was like Muesli. Whelp, I’ve never had muesli before so last night I picked some up at the grocery store!
The back of the package has a recipe for “Swiss Oats” which consisted of 1/4 cup muesli + 1/2 cup liquid (milk, water, etc). So I went with:
- 1/4 cup Muesli
- 1/2 cup Almond Breeze Unsweetened Almond Milk
- 1 tsp brown sugar
- Sprinkling of cinnamon
This morning, I added 3 large strawberries + 1/3 cup blueberries to the mix:
This was pretty tasty! I do prefer my quick oats though.. but I definitely want to give the Muesli a shot warm instead of cold. Mmmm I can picture myself eating warm museli on a cold morning… speaking of which, who’s ready for Fall? I am!
Stats on B#2: 189 Calories, 37g carbs, 5g fat, 5g protein, 7g fiber
Also during the Tuesday-Night-Cookfest, I cooked up a burger for lunch today. The burger consisted of:
- 1/2 lb 95% lean ground beef
- 1/4 cup chopped red onion (I usually use white onion, but didn’t have any on hand)
- 1/4 tsp garlic salt
- 1/8 tsp black pepper
I put the burger on a pepperdige farm 7 grain deli flat, then topped it with ketchup, mustard, tomato, onion, banana pepper rings, and a big handful of alfafa sprouts. On the side, I had some cucumber salad (half a sliced cucumber + dried dill + white vinegar + water):
I don’t think I’ve ever put sprouts on a burger before… But you can’t deny that this looks AWESOME:
Stats on Lunch: 340 Calories, 35g carbs, 6g fat, 33g protein, 8g fiber
Today, I tried out the Chai Spice Kardea all natural cholestorol management bar:
For some reason, chai always reminds me of pumpkins! I LOVE pumpkins, and I loved this bar. I just wish the flavors were a little STRONGER.
Speaking of things I’m doing for ME, I bought my ticket to FitBloggin today 🙂
QUESTION: Do you guys ever “mentally” debate with yourself over whether or not to work out? How do you get past it?