I was itching to get to the gym first thing! Although, we had some nice family time over the Thanksgiving break, it was good to send everyone off to their appropriate locations and get back to my routine.
I was hungry right off the bat, too, so I made up a Yogurt Bowl before heading out. In the mix…
- 1 cup plain nonfat Chobani (it’s baaaaack!)
- 1 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 packet NuNaturals Stevia
- 5 sliced strawberries
- 1 tsp. shredded coconut
It was so rich tasting; the cocoa powder mixed into the yogurt made it seem like frosting! Mmm…dessert for breakfast. It’s a good thing :)
I pumped it out on the elliptical for 35 minutes, then hit the circuit weights for an upper body workout. I decided , for the month of December, to mix up my workout. I’m going to run 3 days a week – T, TH, Sat, do a cardio mix with weights 3 days – M, W, F and take Sundays off. I think this will be a better plan for me. More consistent running ( my marathon running neighbor told me he hated my “every other week running plan” – LOL!) and a nice mix of cardio and weights on the other days. I think that will keep it fresh and fun!
After the gym, I ran errands in the nasty, cold rain and finally made it home to eat LUNCH! My stomach was way past growling. I did notice the growl at the 3 hour mark again, so that seems to be the magic number these past few days. I reminded myself not to grab anything and start shoveling. Instead, I heated up some leftover Individual Turkey Pot Pies…
Halleluia for leftovers!
Later, I couldn’t shake the damp coldness, so I made a cup of French press…
For a special treat, we went to dinner with the in-laws at a new local restaurant. It’s owned by the family of the husband’s best friend and opened for business today. I was in the mood for a big greek salad…
I’m not usually a fan of stuffed grape leaves, but the ones on my plate were delicious and very rich, so I only ate one and passed the rest to the husband and FIL. Sadly, my salad was supposed to have grilled chicken on it, but it didn’t make it to the plate on time, so I had it on the side.
I wasn’t completely satisfied (taste-wise) after this meal, but I had eaten enough and was okay with it after everything settled.
I used a little “pep talkin” while scooping some ice cream for the daughters when we got home. I knew I didn’t need it. But I sure did feel like I wanted it!
*hit replay in my head*
I will not let food control me. I have the ability to eat just what I need.
Somehow repeating that over and over took all pressure off. It was almost a sense of relief. Like, oh yeah, I can say “no” and it’s okay. Niiiiice :)
Today is the last day to enter the Campbell’s Soup Giveaway!
Have a great day, everyone!