Regarding my workout. WOW! I really do feel the healthier eating is doing the job. I felt great during my workout but surprisingly VERY great afterwards! Of course, I wasn't concerned this time about going a particular amount of miles or at a particular fast pace (nutrition was the focus) so that may have played a role, too. Anyway, my longest BRICK workout ever (2.5 hours bike/2 hour run) was fantastic!
I can see results already - and so can others! I'm surprised it's working as fast as it is. But, I guess this is what my body has been waiting for all these years!
This coming week is going to be a challenge for me in many ways. I'm going to be very busy the first part of the week packing and preparing for my trip home and then the trip itself. It's going to be a long weekend of celebrations (my niece is graduating from high school). And, if the celebration food was all I had to consider that would be great. But, many of my poor eating habits have been handed down through the generations. So, when I'm with my family I tend to normally eat more and feel I have to "detox" my body when I come back home. I don't want it to be that way this time. My mom has graciously offered to help me out by buying some healthier options and by agreeing to not cover my meat or veggies in any kind of sauce or cheese while I'm there!
Yesterday I made a turkey. That's right - an entire turkey! It smelled like Thanksgiving in my house! The reason I made the turkey was so I could always have a protein waiting in my fridge for me! I don't eat a lot of meat and my variety of chicken, chicken, and chicken was getting old VERY fast! I remember about 15 years ago when I did Weight Watchers I got so tired of chicken that I didn't eat it for YEARS after! I still sometimes have a problem eating it. Sad, I know. Anyway, because I know my schedule is going to be crazy busy this week I have also made a fresh fruit salad that I hope will last more than a day in my house! All I did was throw a bunch of fruit together, added some nuts and then squeeze some lemon juice over it. I've never eaten it with lemon juice on it before but as I was making it the taste of the lemon with the apples was really yummy. Now, if I can just figure out how to count the "blocks" for the Zone I'd be okay!
Here's hoping for a great week!
2 green apples
approx 1/2 cup blueberries
approx 1/2 cup blackberries
approx 1.5 cup strawberries
approx 2/3 cup pecans
approx 1 tbsp lemon juice
Red Bell Peppers
Turkey w/sunflower seeds, golden raisins and approx 1 tbsp of olive oil and balsamic vinegar and a pinch of salt.
NOTE: This salad was pretty dry. I was hoping to use dried cranberries instead of raisins but it needed something else (maybe more balsamic vinegar?) to make it more moist.