Okay, so today may not have gone exactly as I had planned it to go. I knew that body was needing a day off, for recuperation after the workouts I had been giving it this week. That was deliberate. The restless night sleep going into today? Not so deliberate. This one think led to a sort of crash of my system, something I realize that I need to address better in the future.
I made certain to drink my two cups of coffee this morning, knowing the extra boost would be welcome. I had a breakfast of 1 cup fresh strawberry halves, and a toasted English muffin topped with light margarine. This was a great, healthy breakfast to start my day, after all, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I grabbed my water bottle and a baggie with a handful of raw, unsalted almonds to snack on while at work. Walking, pacing, dancing, and fidgeting at work let to that energy crash by noon, and I still had two hours to go. Did I stare longingly at the candies and chips that were displayed oh-so-nicely in front of me? Yes, I did. But ask me whether I made use of those empty, horrid little calories and the answer is a huge “NO!”
Short story long, by the time I was able to eat anything, it was nearly 5 hours later still, and my long empty stomach had bypassed the usual “whale sounds” in favor of demonic screaming. I took some shrimp out of the freezer, have it thawing as I write, but tided myself over with a lovely salad until my dinner is cooked. (I am trying to go light and easy tonight in advance of my meeting with Trainer J for a strength test in the morning) Dinner tonight will be whole wheat spaghetti, drizzled with olive oil, parmesan cheese, red chili flakes, and those shrimp pan seared for extra protein.
I hope you all are doing great, and I hope you start to leave comments on the site!
Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow me on twitter @mondaylove2013