Monday, July 10, 2017

Change fu*ckin sucks

Happy Monday, I like Mondays. I know a lot of people don't but I do. I think of it as my clean slate, my chance to get right this week what I didin't last week. So if there was a goal I fell short of last week, I sit down and go over what I did and where I can make some changes. That is why tracking helps. I track everything I eat, even the bad stuff so I know what happened if my weight stalled or I gained. I track what I did for workouts and if I ate strategically for them or not. So I know why I had energy or why I was lacking it. That part takes practice but simple tracking is pretty easy. Once you start doing that it makes a world of difference trust me.

So this morning I looked at what I did yesterday as I have a crazy goal this week that I am not going to and I saw what I could change and I did the same thing Saturday and it's working. Today I am going to add in a little something that could backfire but what the heck, ya gotta go for it right?
Anyways, my point is just look at this week as 7 chances to change just one thing. And I know it's hard, change fu*ckin sucks. I know because I have to constantly change things that I get used to and like. Like the heavy cream in my coffee that I have recently fallen in love with...gone as of Friday and the first day I could feel me resisting it. I was uncomfortable and annoyed that I couldn't have it, but today not so much. If you stay comfortable you don't grow, you stay the same. I don't know about you but I am so glad I didn't stay the old Phyllis because I'd more than likely be hungover or still drinking right now...yes at 9:30 in the morning, chain smoking a pack of cigarettes and fake smiling my way through the day instead of feeling real joy, and having a real life.  So pick one thing this week and get rid of it, or find a healthier substitution and go for it. Happy Monday, Carpe diem πŸ’›

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Sunday meal prep fun :D

One of my favorite things to do on Sunday's now..well.....besides take a nap 😊 is roasting veggies.
It's become my fav way to meal prep them because it's easy, they taste soooo good and i can do several days worth at the same time.
Tip: cook then slightly below your desired texture so when you heat them up they don't get soggyπŸ˜‹
Roasted Asparagus and Cauliflower/Broccoli Preparation
Heat oven to 400°F.
Arrange asparagus spears on a baking sheet, drizzle with 2 tsp. olive oil for every 10-15 spears and season with Himalayan salt if desired.
On a baking sheet, place cauliflower florets or broccoli drizzle with 1 tsp. olive oil for every 3/4 cups of veggies and a dash of ground cumin and Himalayan sea salt.
Place the baking sheet in the oven for 20 minutes or until vegetables are tender crisp.
Remove from oven and set aside to cool for 20 minutes.
I usually can't wait that long and I start eating them right away. Not recommended with asparagus cuz you'll burn your mouth. Lol

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Can you believe it's July

Can you believe it's July already? How far are you from your goals? What do you need to do to get there? The beginning of the month always makes me think goals. The great thing about July is it's a longer month so you get a few extra days to reach them. What would you like to accomplish this month? Now is the time to think about that and to come up with a plan.

My goal is to work on a really good speed workout that I like, that is actually working. I want to run the run leg of my triathlon in September faster. I want to break into a consistent 10-11 minute mile.
I created my own speed workout that worked for my half marathon. I ran it almost half an hour faster than the first year. So I'm going to use that as a gage to make one for my next tri. I really slacked on my speed training for this race coming up next week (the Peachtree Road race) so I'm not sure how thats gonna go.

My pace has been shit the last couple of runs. I don't know if it's my diet or poor sleep lately or what. I'm hoping my pre-race donuts 🍩🍩 will help. Lol. That's my race ritual, I get to eat two donuts before my races,  3 before marathons and triathlons πŸ˜ƒ I tell people I do it for the glycogen stores which is partially true but it's also a treat for participating in something like that. Plus who doesn't love donuts or sugar in some form or another?
Anyways, enough of my ramblings. I need to go to bed. I'm exhausted. Goodnight πŸ‘‹πŸΎπŸ˜΄πŸ’›