Sorry I’ve been a bit MIA for the past week. First a recap of how things went:
– running – FAIL! I made it to the gym for a run once.. this was the last time I posted about my 5 mile run. I did make it back again on Saturday morning and ran for 6 miles so although I’m not going as frequent as I’d like, the mileage is consistent with a slight increase. So that was very exciting.
– water – PASS! I’m definitely finding drinking more water more natural, and don’t need to try so hard. I’m definitely still running to the washroom more than I’d like but it’s okay.
– workouts – FAIL! I don’t remember making it down to the gym much this past week.
– meals – PASS! I worked from home last week, so I didn’t have the opportunity to really go out for lunch. I did take the kids out for sushi one day, so that was the one allowed meal.
Last week was a bit of a blur and definitely there were a couple days were I had some pretty bad cravings, but by Saturday I was back to healthier eating, so I was feeling much better. Last Thursday I had a bad craving for spring rolls, so I went and made some veggie spring rolls. I had a couple sweet potatoes sitting in the pantry, so I add them to the recipe. The spring rolls consisted of matchstick sweet potatoes, bean sprouts, carrots and onions. So the filling was nice and healthy. The not-so-healthy part came when I had to fry the spring rolls. I debated baking the spring rolls but I wasn’t sure how they were going to turn out. In total I made 20 spring rolls.. and on Thursday I ate 8! OMG!! I had THE WORSE tummy ache ever. I felt so bloated and I think I had heart burn. (Never had heart burn before, so I’m not familiar with the feeling) But boy did I over do it! hehe… Then the rest of the spring rolls were still sitting there on Friday, so I had 4 more! haha.. had a small tummy ache again but not as bad. Lesson learned!!
On a healthier note, this past weekend, I also added quinoa to my meals and I think I found my new favorite carb side dish! I’ve had a package of quinoa sitting in my pantry for what feels like forever, but I just never got around to cooking any, and I usually made brown rice, so when I ran out of brown rice, I thought I’d give it a try. I love how the quinoa mixes in so nicely with whatever dish I’m having.
Plans this week are to make a clean apple crisp and more banana oatmeal cookies. I’m missing my dark chocolate 😦 Only 35 more days.
Same goals for this week.. really I just want to be consistent with the running, working out and eating. Eventually these will no longer be goals and it will just be part of my lifestyle.