Wednesday started out just like any other Wednesday but in the middle of the day I was thinking a lot and came up with a whole new train of thought on my exercising than I have been in the past few weeks. Anyway, more on that later… back to food! For breakfast this morning, I had yet another fabulous breakfast cookie. I was seriously looking forward to this breakfast cookie since I went to bed, definitely a reason to get out of bed in the morning 🙂 My breakfast cookie was the same as yesterday: 1/2 cup oats, 1/2 banana, 1/4 scoop protein powder, cinnamon, and mighty maple. I put it in the fridge before I went to bed and when I woke up it was happily waiting for me 🙂 Mmm.. delicious!
I went to yoga class at 12 yesterday afternoon. Noon is definitely an awkward time for me for a yoga class, so I held off lunch until afterward. Yoga+a full tummy never mix! I didn’t want to be starving during the middle of class though so I snacked on 1/3 of a banana with some barney butter about an hour before class. I haven’t deeply practiced yoga for a few weeks and I could definitely tell. My hips were so tight! After class it felt like I was walking on 2 foreign sticks, not my legs!! They felt so funky.. Anyway, I went to a gentle yoga class today for my first yoga class back which was a really good choice, it focused mostly on flexibility. On the way home from yoga class, I was stopped at a stoplight so I did a little thinking… I enjoy yoga so much. After every yoga class, I feel so accomplished and good about myself. So, why was I doing all this strength training when I don’t enjoy it? I mean yeah, maybe it could give me six pack abs but in my opinion, I am perfectly content with my somewhat toned tummy and it’s really not worth it to me to do something that I don’t enjoy. Life is just too short ya know? I would much rather go to a yoga class, that I love going to, than spending some quality time with gym machines. I would rather be running/walking in the nature, shaking my booty at zumba, or spending time with myself doing yoga. But, that’s just me… and then it got me thinking even more… Why do I tell my body what it needs instead of listening to what it needs? I find myself saying oh.. haleigh, you need to eat “this” for lunch today! But, is that what my body needs that day? I don’t know.. because I am not listening.. I mean sure, I listen to my body way more now than I did 2 years ago when I existed on 100 calorie packs and HFCS infused granola bars.. but still, I am really going to try and focus on listening to my body in the next few days. Anyway, a lot of thinking in 5 minutes at a stoplight! haha…. so, after yoga class I really tried to listen to my body. I wasn’t that hungry even though it was after 1 o’clock so I waited for awhile to see what happened. Usually, this would stress me out, just not knowing what I was going to eat for lunch but it didn’t today. About 30 minutes later I felt a little hungry so I made myself a salad. Romaine, spinach, tomato and edamame.. instead of vinaigrette I tossed some cottage cheese in the salad. It was light and refreshing.
After the salad, I listened again.. was I full? still hungry? Well, I was satisfied.. not hungry or full, okay.. so I stopped there. About an hour later my tummy started to feel empty so I had a slice of Ezekiel toast w/some pumpkin butter. Mmmm.. warm, bread. Definitely hit the spot! Anyway, sorry for the super long rambling.. I will get on with it now, I was just speaking my mind!
Still listening.. I had a fruit platter for an afternoon snack, just some tasteless strawberries and yummy grapes:
We went to Barnes and Noble Wednesday evening to look around and pick up a book that Hans needs for his job. When we got back it was getting pretty late so I didn’t feel like cooking. So, I had a veggie burger on a whole wheat english muffin w/some spinach, goat cheese, tomatoes… and ketchup!! No burger is complete without ketchup 🙂
I had some cottage cheese on the side:
I am proud to say that I have successfully gotten through “No Sugar After Dinner Week” Day 5*lol I changed the name, I have been calling it Crap Free Week* And I am even more happy to say that I had no sugar cravings after dinner. This is the first time since I started this whole ordeal that I have honestly not wanted any dessert, Awesome! I hope it’s sunny and warm where you are. I am off to go enjoy the weather!
Edited to add: I just found out that I get to go on a weekend trip to Italy when I am on my trip abroad!!! EEEeee… I am so excited!