I had rough start to my morning today. I was super tired; I’m already feeling the effects of not having a real kitchen… making coffee on a side table by the couch, with no real room to move around, is not my idea of fun. I love leisurely catching up on my emails and blog comments in the morning while drinking my coffee, and this “new” set-up is adding stress to my morning routine.
Don’t worry, I’m not here to vent… there is a good ending to this story
So I got up this morning and made the quickest thing I could think of – a Zen Bakery blueberry mango cranberry bran muffin + coffee
As I was eating the muffin, I realized it was going to do nothing for my hunger, so I added about 1/2 cup of nonfat yogurt + a smear of Barney Butter to my plate. Perfect!
[all together – 336 calories]
Clif mojo mountain mix bar – I love these!! (Just ordered 2 boxes of it on Amazon so you’ll be seeing them a lot)
So this was supposed to be my pre-workout snack, but when the workout time came – the food was still sitting like a rock in my stomach. I was so upset. I haven’t been to the gym in 2 days. I felt gross and bloated and didn’t want to go! The stomachache certainly didn’t help and the guilt coming from missing the spin class was growing. I felt so defeated. This is when my sister came to my rescue!! She happened to email me right around the same time and I asked for help. I knew she’s talk some sense into me, gently, and I got the exact pep talk I needed. She learned that I could still attend the bootcamp class at 1pm and told me to just go for it. It worked like magic!! 😀 The class was super challenging and helped me focus on my favorite thing – pushing my body to new levels of fitness. Why is it that I forget this amazing feeling sometimes and still need some convincing? After the bootcamp class, I also jumped on the treadmill for 15 minutes (I probably ran slowly for about 10 minutes and walked for 5). A few minutes of stretching and I was done. SO much better!! Thanks, Innz – you were my life savior today.
Mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, roasted red peppers, baked tofu + hummus
Peppers, spinach and cauliflower (all frozen, microwaved for 2 minutes) + brown rice (pre-cooked), TJ’s grilled chicken in balsamic vinegar and rosemary + soy sauce and ginger. This was a yummy Asian dish with no kitchen required.
TJ’s blueberry instant oats + Barney Butter and nutella
I needed more calories but didn’t want to eat more junk. This was a great healthy “dessert.”
Total calories consumed: 1567
Do you ever need to be convinced to work out? Do you reach out to family or friends for motivation?