Hellohello! Just finished watching a movie featuring this man:
However, neither are as ruggedly handsome as this man:
Where were we??
Ohyes. I’m here to ramble about food.
I had to bring oatmeal back into my life this morning. An empty jar of nut butter demands it.
I previously pretty much scraped this puppy clean, so I added a little dollop of peanut butter and nutella on top for good measure.
And then I reeeeeally scraped it clean.
This image always entertains me. It looks like I ate a whole jar of almond butter with a spoon.
Not that I’m above that or anything ;)
Just so we’re clear, I’m not off the bacon yet either.
Someone *coughmymothercough* enjoyed themselves a little too much at a beer festival last night. She woke up craving a bacon sandwich, which in turn filled the house with the aroma of bacon. It’s a smell that can’t be denied once unleashed. I went straight to the bacon stash when doing up my lunch, adding an egg, mayo, tomato and lettuce between two pieces of ezekiel bread. Heaven.
I traded in my lifting workout today for a long walk with the dog. My body wasn’t too keen on yet another day of intense exercise, and the sunshine looked pretty darn inviting. Archie and I were out for about 45 minutes. He did really well this time, but still collapsed once we got home.
You’d think I had a death wish for this poodle. But I swear, it’s for his own good!
I was quite chipper after the walk. I’ve taken to listening to podcasts while on these jaunts. Today’s was Jillian Michaels’ show of course. She was talking about NEAT.
For the record, the poodle is alive. He’s sleeping at my feet, twitching from puppy dreams :)
Made my new favourite snack again this afternoon!
5 tbsp soy protein powder + 2 tbsp hot chocolate mix + 1 tbsp coconut.
Mixed up with almond milk until everything is dissolved.
It’s like ice cream, but better. Which is easy for me to say, because I don’t like ice cream ;)
Supper was a… you guessed it! Big salad!
The family went over to the step-grandparent’s place for Chinese food. The thought of it made my stomach turn, so I opted to stay home and eat salad while watching Gossip Girl.
It was a good choice. Have you seen the season finale!?!? Holy dramz. The dressing for this salad is White Bean & Grilled Red Pepper dip. Protein is tofu, base is kale and romaine and the “fun” is shredded swiss cheese. Solid.
Final May Goal Check-In:
Strength train three times a week, with a focus in muscular power. I only got two lifting workouts in this week. But the hard labour I did at the cottage counts for something… Right??
Run twice a week, increasing my mileage by 10% each week. Yay! I ran twice this week and my foot is pain-free! I did 2 miles on the treadmill then 6 miles outdoors.
Stop buying dairy, eating it only when out or when it’s “a must.” The only dairy I had this week (as in previous weeks) was one serving of hard cheese a day. I really like it on top of my salads, and I wasn’t ready to give that up.
Stay away from refined sugars, again eating only for special occasions. Failfailfail. Did you see that Nutella up there? I think this may make for a better short-term goal like Lori did. Doing this for a whole month is a long time for me.
Add and organize content, new recipes, workouts, and revised pages and categories. Hmm… I haven’t done anything new to the blog since I checked in last! Boo.
Improve my organization. Make lists, finish them, know what needs to be done, when. I organized my belongings and travel plans this past week, so that’s a plus. I still have a lot to do though.
Spend time with my family. Happy to not just be hanging out with my family, but my step-families as well (I have one on each side – including five step siblings!)
Enjoy and soak up every single minute. Now that my departure date is getting closer, it’s becoming harder not to get ahead of myself. So long as I have everything in place, whatever will happen in the future will happen. I need to enjoy right now :)
Overall, I feel pretty good about this month’s goals. I don’t think I hit both of my fitness ones in one week. But I was doing other activities instead, which is better than nothing.
As for my food goals, I will not be continuing them. I will keep an eye on my refined sugar, but I’m just not at a point right no where I can experiment by cutting it out completely. I fully expect to eat desserts when I go to Banff next week. I also didn’t notice a huge difference without dairy. I think I may allow one serving of yogurt or cottage cheese a day on top of the hard cheese. So two servings of dairy a day. My tummy will be able to handle that. I think it was the 5 servings I was having before that was the problem.
There will definitely be a few more blog updates before I start travelling. I also really enjoyed paying attention to my life goals this month. So many moments are now etched in my memory because I took a second to be still and absorb them. Bliss :)
Questions of the Day:
1. How did you make out on your goals for this month?
2. Who’s your Hollywood crush? Robert Redford circa 1973-1976. Yes, I have eras for my crushes.