I hope I’ve set the tone for my week so far. I haven’t done the math, but I think the eating’s been good, I did have moments of need to shove sweets in my mouth, but I came prepared and I think I’ve done well. I have a bit of anger from a situation that I’m waiting to blow over (I get angry sometimes and it’s not like a scary hulk thing, but it effects me physically, my chest gets tight I want to cry and all of that). So I’ve decided I will harness this negativity in my chest and turn it into fuel for my workouts. I really wish today was a kickboxing day, I’m sure I would be icing my shins right not if it were. It was a boxing day and our instructor did a lot of drills not a lot of hitting but that was fine with me. If I had more time I would have gone for a 5 minute run just for the extra push. Have any of you been able to turn bad moods into workout fuel?
I had a craving for black beans, but I have a hard time accepting the sodium levels in the canned beans, although they are super easy to use. So I soaked some beans and made them last night. I will be trying them for the first time tonight – I hope they’re good. I have vegetarian tendencies so there’s no meat in it except for the beef seasoning (No MSG – that crack is in everything). I just but in colors (red, yellow and green) peppers, grape tomatoes (it’s what we had) and cilantro. And I’ll have that with Trader Joe’s Brown rice and a piece of chicken breast that was marinated in Mojo sauce and grilled on the foremen. I’m getting full just talking about it. Oh crap and avocado, but I think I’m over my daily fat allowance, so maybe no avocado with it tonight. Scratch that just looked it up, I have 16 grams left for the day, but I’m over in protein and carbs (as always). YAY avocado!
I’m also going to try my hand at making some hummus if I don’t get home too late. I just don’t understand why there’s fat in pureed beans. Hopefully I can get away with little to no olive oil and still have something I want to eat. I’ll keep you posted on that.
I am going to the gym again this evening because it’s still a running day. I think I will push myself and do week 5 day 2. I remember when I first did it. I was walking out of the locker room saw the short list – run 8 min, walk 5 run 8 and I remember thinking, sweet I only have to run twice. And I shall think the same again. Just 2 runs and I’m golden, not even going to think about crazy as hell week 5 day 3 run 20…sweet I just have to run once. I did do it once and I was super proud and I can do it again, apparently on Wednesday. The race is coming up so, here we go.
I went running, an 8 minutes run, a 5 minute walk then an 8 minutes run. That second run was a bit harder. I wanted to give up, slow down and press the pause button, but more than that I wanted to it to be true when I wrote in my blog that I DID IT! I DID IT! I think my knee might be a little less than pleased and I have a hot water bottle (kickin’ it old school) on it because I want to go to kickboxing today and participate. I think I may stop by CVS and get a knee brace and see how that works for me because Wednesday is another run day and apparently just a 20 minute run, a run I’m considering skipping and revisiting when I feel 100%. But I did push myself because I was afraid my calories burned and distance would fall short from Fridays and I was not having that. Maybe I’ll push my speed to 5.6 and just keep increasing. I remember when I was barely pushing 4.0.
After my run I popped into the evening yoga class, which makes me feel just really not flexible at all, so by the time I showered and made it home I just wanted to go to bed so I had a sweet potato that was left over from Sunday’s dinner and a slice of Trader Joe’s high fiber whole wheat bread and a tablespoon of low sodium peanut butter and called it a night. So no word on these beans and no hummus was made.