I’d say March was a pretty a good month. There were some ups and downs–some stress, some illnesses, but finishing March with an awesome vacation cleared all negative thoughts.
1. Try one new restaurant each month. This month: Pata-Negra YES!
2. Attempt running outside on the track at least once. YES!!!!
3. Really hunker down on portion sizes. I did my best.
4. Learn how to use the new Kitchenaid Mixer. NO.
I’m pretty happy with accomplishing #2. In fact, I did even better: instead of taking my slow jog out to the track to test the waters…I went FULL THROTTLE and ran twice while I was on vacation in Arizona. And it was a REAL run too. I ran 3.4 miles the first day at my old, pre-injury pace (about 10 minute miles) and the second run was a little over 3 miles at the same pace. With no injury. That fact alone means March was a total win.
I managed to go on vacation and still count my calories, try to be reasonable with portions, yet still enjoy myself. The only way to know for sure is this week’s Weigh-In. Of course, I have the Prednisone Debacle to factor in, as well.
1. Try one new restaurant each month. This month: Tasty and Son’s
2. Learn how to use the new Kitchenaid Mixer.
3. Lose 2 pounds.
4. Call my old personal trainer and try his Crossfit Gym at least once.
I’ve been in an 80’s kick lately. My workout music has been solely 80’s hits like Tears for Fears, Howard Jones, Echo and the Bunnymen and Journey. Good memories!
Wednesday before I went to the gym I ate my vanilla Greek Yogurt but added some pineapple chunks to it. I haven’t had a chance to buy some other snacks that my readers suggested for pre-workout fuel. I will tonight.
I hit the treadmill and ran my 3 miles or so. It was a good run, faster than usual, but towards the end of it I was mentally and physically just over it. I was ready for the run to be completed. I could tell I’d gotten a good run in because I was dripping (literally) in sweat.
Calories Burned: 726
On the way home I ate a post-workout snack. The verdict: I did not crash, I didn’t have the shakes and it curbed my hunger (a little bit but not sufficiently). The downside: the sugar made me feel a little nauseated. The search for snacks continue.
Dinner Wednesday night was a repeat of a really yummy recipe we tried not too long ago: Braised Chicken with Spring Vegetables.
Top Chef Finale! I won’t give any spoilers in case people haven’t seen it yet. But I will say that it was a GREAT episode and I was torn on who I wanted to win. The whole season I loved Richard Blais but the last few episodes I really started to like Mike too. It is such a good show.
QUESTION: Did you watch the Top Chef Finale? Thoughts? And what are your goals for April?