You may have noticed that there weren’t too many food photos this past week. That’s because I went on a lazy hiatus this week with my meals.
Breakfasts have been my typical banana and peanut butter, lunches have been leftover meatloaf or whatever I can throw down during my lunch break…
…and dinners have been more leftover meatloaf! Lame!
However, yesterday morning I did attempt to be more creative and I made myself what turned out to be an egg pancake made with one egg and 1-2 egg whites. I cooked the eggs over too high of heat on the stove and they quickly turned from an omelet into a pancake. In the pancake was sautéed onions, green peppers, and kale, topped with avocado and Parkers Farm salsa.
It wasn’t my proudest breakfast moment, but it did taste alright and kept my tummy satisfied well until lunch.
Once lunch rolled around, I ate my usual breakfast of pb and banana (haha I just couldn’t go a DAY without it) and had a bunch of other random bites. I have got to turn this food slump around, because it is NOT exciting.
To tell you the truth, this entire week has been one of those weeks where everything seemed to take twice the effort; preparing meals, workouts, work, daily chores…everything. I really think that it has to do with the cold weather around here that keeps droning on and on. I am so ready for warm weather. I feel like I did pretty well this winter without feeling any symptoms of seasonal affective disorder, but now that it’s technically spring, I am realizing I have had enough of the cold and I know I’m not alone on this one.
Out with the cold and in with the warm please!
I did try to get snazzy with my workout yesterday afternoon. I was feeling sluggish and slightly under the weather after work, so decided that a calm 30-minute yoga session might be nice.
I rolled out the yoga mat and started flipping through the selections OnDemand looking for some yoga, but ended up scrolling across a 45-minute session called Grace and Gusto which combines Pilates and ballet. Being that I used to dance and miss it dearly, I decided to give it a whirl.
The verdict: It was fun and different and was the perfect pace for my mood (not super fast). It didn’t include a lot of jumping around, which was what I was looking for, and the instructor did a great job of combining both ballet and Pilate moves into the session. I was glad I did it and it reminded me that I need to step outside of my comfort zone more often and try new workouts.
As for today’s workout, my tentative plan is to go for a run. We will see what kind of mood I am in though! I seem to be kind of a rollercoaster lady lately.
My goals for the upcoming week are to jazz up my meals and to reenergize my motivation for more intense workouts. Who knows, maybe my body was telling me to lay low this week, but I’m ready for amp it up again!
Question of the day: Have you tried any new recipes lately? Any new workouts?
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here is an awesome full body strength workout if you’re looking for a new one. Deceivingly challenging! http://bit.ly/WvquKd
I made some green pistachio muffins the other day. They were a little weird but very tasty! (heres the recipe: http://www.blogilates.com/recipe-index/healthy-breakfasts/green-muffin-madness)
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That sounds AWESOME! I’m going to check it out. Thanks!
You eat SO little. I can barely fathom it. I don’t even exercise. But even if you only lay in bed all day you need food…the amount of food you eat in a day is like what most eat in 1/4 of a day!! Just average working people!!
Eat up…no wonder you feel slumpish and S-A-D, etc…I be “oomph” too!
Thanks for taking the time to read my blog. I want you to know I don’t photograph and post everything I eat and I have mentioned this before on the blog (maybe I will add this into the disclaimer as well). I have maintained my weight for years now and as a dietitian I am very aware of what goes into my body and the proper nutrients I need to maintain a healthy well-being. I appreciate the comment and I hope you continue to read the blog.
I think we all go through those weeks sometimes. Hopefully next week will go better 🙂
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Yea, I will get back on it next week!