Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Ready For The World

I felt great this morning!  The fresh start of a new month coupled with a little extra sleep had me ready for the world.  The first thing on my mind was GET TO THE GYM.  Just ditching exercise for a few days had made me so unhappy!

Since big daughter was feeling better (still kept her home for one more day), I was able to slip out for a quick stint at the gym.  I jumped right on the elliptical and cranked it out for 45 minutes.  It felt great!  My whole mood changed and I felt ready to be back on track!  On a side note, my dizziness has gotten a lot better, so I’m going to get back to my regular exercise routines (including running – I can’t wait! <------still can’t believe I say that!) and see what happens.  I can always scale back if it acts up again.

I wasn’t very hungry this morning.  It makes me wonder if it’s my body’s way of getting me back to a normal eating pattern.  Funny, if we listen, I guess the body does it’s job! 

I grabbed a Chobani yogurt before I left and ate it in the car after my workout…before driving, Mom …

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I had planned on eating something else a little later in the morning, but it got close to lunch time , so I just went right to it.  I went with a simple turkey wrap with dijon mustard and a good handful of broccoli slaw for a little different twist.  POPchips and apple on the side made this a super crunchy lunch…

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The afternoon was a bit of a challenge.  Bowls of candy seemed to  beckon to me (I am packing them up now!), but I planned a big snack to combat the evil sugar soldiers…

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It kept me busy for a while, so I was able to pretend I didn’t see forget about the candy:)

Dinner was a precursor to Thanksgiving.  Roasted turkey breast, mushroom gravy, roasted potatoes and green beans…

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So delicious!

Okay, it’s a complete MIRACLE that I was even able to post this as I have been extremely distracted by little daughter who has basically been doing a three act play in front of me, jumping around like a crazy person, grilling me with a hundred and fifty-two questions about where stuff is and pretty much torturing our dog by dressing him up in random things found in my closet.  Time to go!!!

Have a great day, everyone!  Oh, and THANK YOU SO MUCH for all of your supportive comments on yesterday’s post!  We can ALL do this together!

Off to get the duct tape…kidding…kidding :)

14 comments:

Heather said...

And THAT is what I miss when I don't exercise. As much as I dislike the act of running, it makes me feel good after. I think it's also a self-competition thing for me.

PS....YAY! You got back on track. Probably wasn't easy, but you did it. :)

Marcelle said...

Do you eat all that in one day???

Marisa (Trim The Fat) said...

Marcelle - yep, and sometimes more ;)

TJ said...

I can't wait for Thanksgiving dinner! I could eat that meal each night, but other family members say once a year is enough. lol

Good job on getting back on track! :)

Tamara said...

Marissa I thought of you this morning when I got up and decided that today would be a good day. Had a run in with the Halloween candy last night (I don't want to talk about it... LOL) but I remembered that you were able to jump right back on the horse and so will I!

That wrap looked delicious btw! I love broccoli slaw. Good idea!

Marisa (Trim The Fat) said...

Tamara - That is SO AWESOME!!!! Every good choice we make is one step closer to being where we want to be - healthy..fit..strong! You go, girl! BTW, so glad you like the breakfast cookie!

Yum Yucky said...

Okay, so this post makes me want an open-faced turkey sammie. YUM!!

Graze With Me said...

Youe dinner looks so good, I love mushrooms. I also roasted some potatoes last night - yummy!

katecooks said...

i love your positive energy in this post! that broccoli slaw addition is delicious, mmm. love that in wraps. and for the record, you ate clean as a whistle and not that much food to boot :)

Bethy said...

I love your blog..I am just starting on the journey to lose 100 pounds..would love to include you in my blog roll...is that ok?

Lillian @ LHGM said...

Your "Thanksgiving" dinner looks yummy and it's totally making me want some mushrooms! I'm still doing terribly at hauling myself to the gym, even though i *know* that when I go it makes me feel so so so great. Congrats on a great, joyful day - they're always so wonderful!

Nicci@NiftyEats said...

I can't wait to start eating Thanksgiving food...love it! Dinner looks yummy.

Reen said...

Oh, no, not the DUCT TAPE!

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

I'm glad you had a good day and that your dizziness is getting better! And how awesome is it that you are looking forward to running again!!! :)