I loved the things all of you would say to your past selves! Thanks for the comments on my photos, too. There is always mixed feeling of shame and embarrassment in putting those up there. …
Saturday morning and out to breakfast! We took my folks out as a thank you for when we were on the cruise and they watched Pixie and the house for us. They have not been to Maude’s kitchen, so that is where we took them. I love Maude’s!
I had my usual cheese omelet!
It was weird eating here before working out, as we have only come here on a gym workout day. I actually was showered 😀
John got a short stack of blueberry pancakes. Fluffy white things, so good, but dense.
He could only eat half of these.
I thought these shakers were pretty cute.
Thanks Mom and Dad!
We then spent some time at their house looking at photo albums and laughing at my mullet in highschool from the 80s. 😯 Needed to let breakfast digest for a couple hours before hitting the gym for my run!
I have never been to the gym on a Saturday afternoon. It was full of preeners
Busted out 6 miles today:
I would not recommend a breakfast like the above on a longer run day. I was getting a little bit of heartburn, which is really rare for me.
Segue to this FAQ:
I was wondering what you have to eat pre-workout? This is just me, and it has taken a lot of playing around to find my comfort level of food for workouts. I exercise pretty much exclusively in the mornings because my work day starts at 10 am, and I don’t always know what time I will finish. On run days, I eat a bigger snack – usually around 150 to 200 calories prior to going to the gym. This is either accomplished with a bar of some sort (balance or Luna) or 1/2 a bagel/toast with PB. Yogurt smoothies are also really good. On days where I don’t run, but do lifting, I tend to eat about 100 calories of dates with nut butter. If I have eaten a heavy dinner or had a late snack where I go to bed full, I won’t always eat a pre-workout snack on my lighter days. I have not found that much difference if I eat or not at those times. Otherwise, the snack gives me the energy I need to get through a longer workout.
If I exercise later in the day, I don’t bother eating a pre-workout snack as I have been already eating during the daytime.
After my run, I came home and had a snack:
Then a shower and some game playing:
I do like video games, but don’t get to play them as much as I used to!
And John made me this (yes, it is on the floor…):
It’s been a lazy day 😀 and I love it! It’s also been a really weird eating day. I never really ate lunch because of the big breakfast, but had a few snacks. I am craving carbs like crazy (yesterday, too). I think it is PMS, but irregardless, I am giving my body what it is wanting today. So, I kind of felt like oats for dinner!
Isn’t that weird? But it totally hit the spot. I would rather give in to the cravings sometimes rather than eat way more calories trying to eat my way around it if I can’t get satisfied. Know what I mean?
Question: Do you give your body what it craves or do you work around it?