Good Evening! Don’t you miss good old R&B songs sometimes? I used to love Brian McKnight, Boyz II Men, and all of those oldies. My post title has to do with something else (explained later on), but it made me a bit nostalgic 🙂
I’m pretty boring and eat pretty much the same thing every single morning. A package of oatmeal from BetterOats + a large scoop of almond butter + a spoonful of chia seeds. All I had left in the jar at my desk was the hard-to-get layer on the bottom, so I threw in my oatmeal to get it all out.
I stopped by Thao’s office to pick up the BIC band that I ordered with her. On the way back, I picked up a veggie-loaded Chipotle burrito bowl that I ate in 2 parts because it was so huge! Take a look!
Since I ate such a huge 2-part lunch, I decided to keep it pretty light for dinner. I ended up putting together a yummy salad (that does not look so yummy in my camera phone photos) of spinach, diced tomato, crumbled salmon burger, and goat cheese.
Workout + Refresh
I decided to join Maly for a run through Wash Park after work, and we ended up completing around 3.5 miles. I felt really good in my new shoes, but we cut the run a bit short because the sun was going down rapidly, and this genius (me) forgot how cold it can get when the sun starts setting and only wore a tank top. [When you’re in the sun during the fall/winters in CO, it’s actually quite warm due to elevation, but as soon as you’re in the shade or the sun goes down, grab some layers. Our run started around 60 degrees and ended closer to 40…brrr.] Needless to say, I was freezing and was the only idiot dressed incorrectly for the weather. I still have “running newb” plastered across my face.
I’ve been needing to reassess my eating habits and start back at square one (ie. counting 80% of my calories). Since I picked up running about 3 weeks ago, I allowed myself a free for all with eating, especially extra carbs, and I’m really feeling it. I already eat a bit of carbs because I am one of those Asians who has to have rice or something carb-y every day, but I was increasing my uptake of refined, heavenly carbs as seen here and here.
Maybe if I was an elite marathoner or something, this would be cool to do. Sadly, I am not. So I’ve had to reevaluate my caloric expenditure and readjust my intake. Just when I thought I had this junk figured out, my slightly tighter clothes and unhappily bloated belly told me otherwise. I’ve been skimping out on the veggies lately, and it’s time I restocked my stash and fed my body right.
While at the grocery store restocking said veggies, there was a sale on my favorite BetterOats oatmeal (88 cents!) and Fage yogurt ($1!), so I went a bit bonkers. Photo does not show all of the boxes that were purchased, BUT they were only 88 cents! I mean, how could I not stock up when I know I’ll eat them? Also, if you have not tried the 2% Fage or Chobani, you’re missing out! The calorie difference in nominal, and the texture is unbeatable. Do yourself a favor and buy some.
I’m going to attempt to get a reasonable amount of sleep in tonight, so have a great night!
Question: Have you recently hit a plateau in your weight loss/training? What did you do to get over it?