Monday, January 26, 2015

It sure is a Monday

I woke up on the wrong side of the bed or something. Do you ever have days you are just spoiling for a fight? Right before lunch I realized that I was picking fights with people in my head. That is my indicator that I'm in a bad mood and I need to check myself. Typically, I figure what I'm really upset/embarrassed/frustrated/etc. about, let it go and I can stop myself from attaching that feeling to someone else. But today, I honestly cannot think of what I'm upset about. Everything is just normal.

Luckily, it is a beautiful day outside. The poor northeast is about to get buried under snow and here it is sunny and 60. We have the most crazy and volatile weather, but sometimes it works in our favor. At lunch, I took my bad attitude and went outside. First I was just going to walk. Then I decided I would alternate songs running/walking. What actually happened is that I ran three songs, walked one then ran four. By the time I got back, my bad mood was gone. It is this kind of day that makes me want to dig out my Garmin and give running another try. Something tells me that the mood will pass before that happens, but I will be grateful for today.

This week's fitness plan includes lunch workouts today, tomorrow & Thursday which should all be good weather, outdoor days. Yoga tonight and Thursday.


I'm actually excited about my breakfasts this week. I cubed two sweet potatoes, tossed them in a little oil, salt, pepper, garlic, & hot pepper then roasted them in the oven. I chopped up a boneless ham steak and sauteed it in a pan with some diced onions and mushrooms. I put that all together and split it into 5 servings. I had one today with a boiled egg and it was AWESOME!

Lunch today is leftover pasta from BFF. Afternoon snack is hummus with a few crackers.

Dinner is my leftovers. I braised some cabbage which is one of my favorite vegetable recipes. Then I made a chicken cauliflower casserole. Cauliflower is the new kale, you know. At least that is what the internet told me the other day. It certainly does seem to be popping up in all sorts of recipes. I'm glad though because I like cauliflower!

A while back I banned Nutella from my home. I just can't buy it because I will eat the whole jar. Some people don't understand how I can do that. They say, "I would be sick if I tried to do that." Well, having that gene that makes you sick when you eat a whole jar of Nutella would be super nice to have, but I don't have it. So it is banned. That's fine. Out of sight out of mind. This weekend, I found that I have to ban Trader Joe's Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups. I cannot be rational. They now have to be banned. Damn it.

On that note, I gained 1.6 pounds this week which is basically what I lost before. I'm kind of annoyed, but not really. This is my rodeo. I will be taking measurements next weekend to compare to the beginning of the year. It will be interesting to see if there is any change there whatsoever.

I went to Jazzercise this weekend and it made me SO sore! Since I have been walking and doing yoga, I haven't been doing things that really make my body feel that burn. It felt good!

On the flip side of that.. One of my Facebook friends posted this today. I have gained some weight back from my lowest and I go back and forth a bit, but I can say that I have lost and kept off the equivalent of an elephant penis. And really, isn't that the important thing?  :)

I got my office mirror, but (a.) I'm working on how to make it work and (b.) my outfit isn't very inspiring today. Back to it tomorrow!



~Miss Lorie~ said...

I've almost lost and elephant penis, too. Give or take about 3 pounds. That is really the important thing here.

Rhonda said...

I guess with that logic I've kept off a newborn calf! Love the perspective.

I so wish I could be a runner, too... I just can't get there mentally. I really tried for about 4 weeks with C25K...

MandaPanda said...

I'm disturbed by the amount of cheese an average American eats in a year. LOL. Nutella is a banned food for me as well. Isn't it amazing how being active and getting some fresh air can totally change your mood around? Good for you!

Bonnie said...

You mean you aren't supposed to get in fights with people in your head? Wow, I thought that was a good day. Bad day is when a say the things out loud. :)
I love the weight comparison list.

FitBy40 said...

I just roasted a head of cauliflower last night with some garlic and onion and OMG, hubby and I couldn't stop eating it! We both said we wished I had thought to roast TWO heads. I guess I love cauliflower too. I often make cauliflower soup when I have enough on hand.
Beware of Trader Joe's cookie butter. I could eat the whole jar in a weekend. it is banned!