Monday, October 19, 2009

Just Another Sunday

I have to start off this post saying THANK YOU to all for your encouraging and congratulatory comments!  I am so humbled by it and I appreciate it so much.  It makes me so glad to think that I have inspired some of you to push outside of your comfort zone, set your fears aside and accomplish things you never thought you could.  It’s so cliche, but seriously, if I can do it, you can, too!  Don’t let fears hold you back.  You can lose weight, you can keep it off, you can make healthy choices, you can make time to exercise, you can run, you can bike, you can..you can.. you can!  Don’t doubt it.  It’s all out there waiting for you :) 

Okay, Tony Robbins pep talk over;  let’s get to the food!

After lazing around the rest of Saturday, it was a little hard to get moving on Sunday.  We had to be at church by 9:30 for a special service involving little daughter’s religion class, so I was rushed for time.  I ended up not eating breakfast before we left and forgot to grab a bar or something portable, too!  The race fried my brain!

Thankfully, the husband keeps a nut stash in his car for snacking during his travels, so I grabbed a handful and munched after church…

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We ran some errands as a family which is always fun not and headed home for some much needed lunching.  I was in a salty mood (in flavor not attitude!), so I made up a proscuitto, asiago and pesto panini using 2 slices proscuitto, 1 slice asiago cheese, 1 tsp. pesto and a handful of baby spinach on whole wheat pane bread.  I pressed it in the George Forman grill til it got warm and melty.  Sweet goes great with salty, so a Fuji apple was the perfect side…

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A little later, I worked on some homework with the daughters.  I made us a study snack of Celestial Seasons Sugar Cookie Tea and some homemade granola bar pieces…

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Tofu was on my dinner menu (not the husband or daughters of course!) since I had some Nasoya Firm Lite Tofu in the fridge that needed to get used up.  I decided to dice it up and bake it this time instead of baking in slices like I have done in the past.  I seasoned it with some garlic powder, onion powder, s+p, a few dashes of Frank’s Hot Sauce and a tbsp. of honey bbq sauce.  I baked it, on a foil-lined cookie sheet, with some sweet potato wedges and served it with green beans sauteed in evoo and garlic.  This was the best dinner…

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And ketchup on sweet potatoes = fab:)

So, that’s my regular old just another day Sunday!  Quite anti-climatic after Saturday!  But, it’s just the way I like it :)

ONE GOOD THING:  My hip is not as sore as I thought it might be after the race.  I think the pre and post ibuprofen really worked!

Question of the Day:  What is one thing that you would like to do, but have doubts that are holding you back?

13 comments:

Diane, Fit to the Finish said...

Marisa,

I read your post to my hubby last night and he was in awe of your perserverance!! (Just wanted you to know.)

I'm glad your hip is okay today. Great idea on taking the meds pre-race.

Take care and good eats!

*Naomi* said...

yumm your panini sounds fabululous!! I am not a proscuitto eater so I would sub that for turkey but it sounds amazing!!!

I had that sugar cookie tea last season it was soo good! have you tried the gingerbread? YUM!

im glad your hip is feeling good and not as sore as you thought!

I have always wanted to go skydiving! just extremely scared! but it is my life goal to do it one day!

lk- healthy delicious said...

that pannini sounds great! I bough a box of the suagr cookie tea last year, but I don't really like it... its too sweet for me

Joanna@BooneDocksWilcox said...

Fuji's are my favorite apple.

findingahealthybalance said...

Don't you just love "pressed" sandwhiches.......my mother in law got me a Press last xmas and I love it, though I haven't used it in a bit!

theskinnyplate said...

Take it easy today and rest up. You deserve it after such an amazing feat.

Tamara said...

One thing that I would like to do is reach out and try to make some new friends. But I'm held back by fear that everyone is busy enough with their own lives. So I guess my fear is of rejection.

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

I want to sign up for another 5k. The last time I signed up for one I didn't listen to my body and severely injured my ankle (which has been injured many times, including surgery). But I think I'm smarter now, and I can do it without pushing too hard...

You truly are an inspiration, Marisa!

Roni said...

That panini is making me droooool. lol

Marisa (Trim The Fat) said...

Diane - thank you so much for saying that:)

Naomi - Yum, turkey would be great!

lk - you're right, it is quite sweet!

Joanna - Me, too!

findingahealthybalance - yes! And so many great combos to make!

theskinnyplate - thank you :D

Tamara - I can relate; I feel the same way sometimes.

Andrea@WN - I know you can do it! And probably without a police escort - lol! Thank you for your kind words :]

Roni - thanks! I think the pesto really made it!

fittingbackin said...

I'm glad you're feeling better!! OH now I want sweet potatoes! Love. Lately i've been wanting to buy a bike and start riding; and start playing tennis again...(I think it's the move to the suburbs talking.) I don't know why I won't just do it! I keep putting it off... maybe this weekend!

Joanna Sutter (Fitness & Spice) said...

Ok, I love that sugar cookie tea. It's seasonal though, right? Does this mean it's back on the shelves?!

alljag said...

Don't you just love the Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride tea??? :) You feel like you are being bad - and there's zero calories! :)