Friday, June 28, 2013
Some are making chips with it, some are eating raw, and when I saw it in the produce aisle today, I wondered why I thought it was something it was not. They put it in the wonton soup when I buy Chinese cuisine.
AND so, I bought fresh Kale today.
One recipe suggested sauteing the Kale in garlic-olive oil. I have both: garlic and olive oil.
I used the Kale as the salad base, and added white asparagus, Japanese eggplant, as well as sweet peppers and yellow grape tomatoes. I added sea salt and pepper for seasoning and texture.
Perhaps, I will try Kale chips at some point.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
With that said, it was great to be back in the water!!!
I need to do this to be committed to my training-- funny how that happens. We have an appointment we go!!!
Today, my shoulders are saying.... yeah, I haven't swum... but in a good way.
Still concerned about the limited range of motion in my Left Shoulder and arm..... but I am not letting this stop me.
And I definitely could feel my hamstring on the kicking drills. I have to keep up the strengthening work! More one-legged squats and step-ups, as well as some other stuff!!!
I am glad to be back in the pool!
Sunday, June 23, 2013
My Fitness Pal.... measures exercise and food and water intake. Great for me to track what I am eating-- it creates accountability. You know for the human factor-- how many pieces of dark chocolate did I just eat?-- or I just ate the whole bag of pita chips? Which is good..... but honestly, I hate it. I hate having to think of measuring everything, or worrying about how many raspberries I actually ate, was it a cup or was it more, or exactly how much spinach did I put in my omelette? The result-- I am sure my calories are off by several hundred daily-- either way..... too much or too little.
And so, I have STOPPED counting calories. It is funny as I logged on to write this, I found this article: When is a calorie not a calorie? The author shares insights about what I am sharing now.
I have learning to listen to my body. I am learning to eat like a child again-- in other words, a bite will satisfy, it is OK to leave food on the plate, and let my body decide what it wants or needs. Our bodies are pretty smart-- the problem is we have been teaching/learning bad things and telling our body to be quiet.
Monday, June 17, 2013
Off the bandwagon. I lost my vision. I lost sight of the goal.
In the midst of stress and tough decisions, I left my goals fall to,the wayside. I fell off the track.
Today, I pick myself back up and continue my journey. I have reissued a 30-day challenge. I am looking at my entire lifestyle.....what I want as opposed to what I am doing. AND how I plan to get there.
The first step: Downsizing. I have a lot of stuff-- from clothes, to bags, to shoes to books to stuff. Many of the clothes I have kept to return to wearing as I lose the weight. I will not be tossing those. I have many t-shirts from events and races-- I train in those. I plan to keep storage for my totes for shipping and packing-- overflow of office storage (my apartment is small) and seasonal stuff-- summer/winter clothing, as well as summer furniture. I have eliminated a dresser from my bedroom. The size of my space increases as I am eliminating clutter.
The second step: Putting fitness in my lifestyle. I have been teaching a lot of spin classes and coaching. I have found that spin is taking away from my running and other training. While spin is an income, it needs to be second to the other priorities I have.
-I plan on taking evening walks after dinner.
-I will train (including rest) everyday. I am tired of being on the sidelines.
-I will be ready to run with my team in August.
*i want to be that person who can go for a hike, random run, or swim..... Because I want to.
And I don't want to feel self-conscious doing it.
And the next steps will continue building along the way. Join me?