Why would I have not blogged today? Because it is Monday and I had a (super amazing totally fun) weekend of eating, drinking and not working out that resulted in the same old, same old Monday morning bloat that I complained about last week. Well, I'm down a half pound from last week, so I guess there is that. Who wants to hear about my never-ending hamster wheel of bad choices, I mean really.
Then I realized the fact that I am on this "Never ending quest" is right there in my title. So who the hell cares. I have to blog every Monday to remind myself that I have to work hard Monday-Thursday so I can enjoy my weekends and not end up back where I started. Would I like to maintaining at about 20 pounds less? Sure. But I'm not sure that is the most important thing to me.
That made me realize that I actually AM different today:
A. What other people think about my body and all that is related to it is mattering less and less to me. I care what people think about the content of my character, my work ethic, my attitude and SO many other things. But for the first time in my life, I'm not motivated by the fear of being put down for my weight or inability to control it.
B. My never ending quest isn't to be thin. It is to be a good, happy and peaceful person. Part of that is health, part of that is feeling pretty, and part of that is balancing nutrition with my love for pizza.
C. Getting myself in line every Monday doesn't make me hate myself anymore. It makes me proud of myself that I have found a way to grab hold whenever I slip. I no longer see it as failure but as a success.
D. This is what happy feels like. :) So I must be doing something right. Onward!
So back to writing about my intentions for the day!
Breakfast: I made a batch of Slow Cooker Breakfast Meatloaf a few weeks ago and froze half. I broke it out this week. I forgot how much I liked it. I had a slice with a boiled egg and some coffee.
Lunch: Leftover Home Chef Honey Chicken Thighs with cucumber salad
Snack: Apple & yogurt
Dinner: Leftover Home Chef Chicken Tacos
Let me talk just a little more about Home Chef. I'm in love with this service. I cook everything up on Sunday (which I know wouldn't be for everyone, but works for me) unless BFF & I eat some over the weekend. This Friday, BFF came over and I fixed Swiss Style Potato and Leek Rosti with garbanzo bean salad. I was worried that it wouldn't be great, but since we don't eat meat on Fridays during Lent, I gave it a shot.
They were DELICIOUS!
I would have never in a million years made something like this and I'm so glad I tried it. Basically it was little hashbrown patties made from grated potatoes and sauteed leeks. Super simple flavors.
I made up the chicken thighs and chicken taco filling yesterday for the upcoming week and both were amazing when I test tasted them. I know that this system isn't right for everyone, but it is really good for me. It gives me lots of variety while eating clean and healthy.
I didn't realize that I hadn't posted in so many days. I blame the weather which messed up my routine (we were off work on Thursday) which causes me to lose focus. Anyway, when I last left you, I was nervocited about a new yoga class. I'm happy to report that while it was super mega hard, it was great! I will definitely go back when given the opportunity. It was more pilates than yoga, so lots of glute and ab work, which let's face it...who couldn't use that? I'm still heavy enough that planks get really tough on my wrists. But I worked REALLY hard and burned twice as many calories as my regular yoga class. It wasn't relaxing like regular yoga, but it was a good workout!
I didn't end up running my 5K on Saturday, but I did run on Friday. Today I ran at lunch...on the treadmill since it is raining so bonus points. I walked for a minute after the first mile, but then ran through 31:00. I really hope that it is nice enough tomorrow to go outside to run at lunch. I just like it so much better.
Tonight I'm going to my normal yoga class. I think it is going to feel great!
Today's Gwynnie dress:
And a couple of fun things to leave you with:
Shout Out to Sarah for checking on me and for being altogether awesome. If you don't follow her, you should.