Woke up to cooler weather this morning, so thought I would do a 5 mile run. My legs are actually a bit stiff from yesterday’s strength workout, and I won’t even talk about my upper body and abs (thank you plank!).
Preworkout snacky: Mini wheat bagel.
My goal was to finish in under 55 minutes. Did 3 miles pretty easy, then realized it wasn’t so cool after all and the sun was out. Actually, it wasn’t all that hot, but it was still kind of humid. I took a water stop after 3 miles then proceeded with the last 2. My time was much faster for the last 2 miles as I pushed it to come in under 55 minutes, as I was not going to make it based on my time after 3 miles. However, I managed to finish in 54:33!
I was soggy when I got home. I am getting so tired of having to wash my exercise stuff every day – I need to buy some more things! I just love jogging in my trisuit, though – best.purchase.ever.
I saw John had some coconut out for his waffles, which gave me an idea for breakfast:
- 40 grams oat bran
- dash of coconut extract
- small banana
- 20 dark chocolate chips
- 2 tsp peanut butter
- sprinkle of unsweetened, toasted coconut.
Tasterrific! Those chocolate chips were 1/2 of a serving (which is 1 tablespoon), so about 35 calories. That is almost 2 calories per chip. Pretty scary, huh? Love them, though!
Got right to work. Lots of files today. I have to say that I do not like my backup account very much. The account rules are almost the opposite of my main account, so I have to really slow down to do those files.
Stopped for a yummy lunch:
Fried egg sandwich on a toasted Arnold sandwich thin spread with Laughing cow. Nummy!
Props to Glamour for putting this woman inside their magazine:
Isn’t she fabulous?? This is what real people look like, and it is so refreshing to see someone ‘normal’ grace the pages of a magazine dedicated to glamour! And how happy does she look? This photo got such a positive response, that I can only hope that it becomes the norm and not just an attempt at creating a buzz. I’d almost (maybe) buy the magazine if it didn’t go against my too-much-paper ideals. Annoyance factor that she is considered plus size….. at size 12.
What we need is for teen magazines to start putting pictures of real women and girls in their issues to help stop eating disorders and body dysmorphia before it starts!
It almost gives me hope.
Back to the food now! I made the most yummy salad for dinner:
Grilled chicken with a chopped apple and some feta cheese on a spring mix base. Dressing was a POM wonderful vinagrette that I have made before. This was fresh and yummy. Sort of my home take on a fuji apple salad from Panera.
Football is on tonight! WooHoo! I may bake some biscotti and play with a new recipe to hopefully post tomorrow.
Question: Would you rather see real woman in magazines and on TV, or do you like to escape reality when you read or view the tube?