I woke up this morning and I was tired. Tired from being stressed, my body was sore and tired from training and most importantly, I was tired of being sad, anxious and in the middle of one massive pity party. That’s not me.
I made my breakfast and as I was sipping my smoothie I started to feel better. I decided that today is the day that things were going to get better, because I was going to make them better. And so I did.
I had wanted to start running today but while I’m feeling better than I did when I woke up, I wasn’t up for a run on the treadmill. I had temporarily decided to do yoga instead, but I really wanted to run so i busted out the rebounder and decided to do a 30 minute no impact run on there. I have recently come up with an idea to watch YouTube videos of my favorite fighter(s) to help inspire me while I do my cardio. It really works because while I find running incredibly tedious and boring, that 30 minutes flew by. I feel really good that I finally started again. I’ll probably do another 30 minutes tomorrow and then run on the treadmill for a few minutes to warm up for my training session on Thursday. I’ll take it from there.
Good meals on tap for today.
For breakfast, a PINA COLADA GREEN SMOOTHIE!!!!! Yes, I went there!
Pina Colada Green Smoothie
Blend the following:
1 cup frozen pineapple
1 small or 1/2 of a large banana
1-2 tbsp unsweetened coconut chips (the thick sliced dried coconut)
2 cups spinach
1 cup favorite plant milk (I used unsweetened vanilla almond milk)
Lunch was a HUGE, amazing chopped salad. This one has mesclun greens, carrot, cucumber, sun dried tomatoes, mixed sprouts (broccoli, clover and mustard) and some avocado. Dressed with balsamic vinaigrette. Holy yum! This thing was super filling too. I was starving when I made it and now I’m super stuffed (I’m typing this up after lunch and before work).
Continuing the citrus love by bringing another orange for my afternoon snack today.
For dinner I’m bringing my standard stuffed grape leaves, hummus, cucumber and carrot dinner plate.
I guess it really is mind over matter. I just need to make sure that I stay positive and do what I need to do to make sure that I stay happy which includes enjoying the little time that I have to myself. I think this means getting a massage soon. My sister in law goes to a place that is great and inexpensive. I think I’ll treat myself to one this weekend.
Hope you all enjoy your day! Thanks for all of your support over the past few days, I really appreciate all of you so much.