Yahoo! The end of my work week! But, I should back up to the start of the day.
Since it has finally stopped raining and was to be warm today, I wanted to run outside, so that meant the early breakfast and planting my butt to work early. I made a variation on the custard oats.
This bowl was made with 1/2 cup of unsweetened applesauce added to the cooking water, a boatload of cinnamon, and then the egg whites when almost done.
Topped with toasted pecans. This was good, but either the apple was too subtle or it wasn’t quite sweet enough. Worth playing around with in the future, though.
About 1/2 hour before my run, I had a snack of 1/2 of an Arnold Sucralose Sandwich thin spread with a tablespoon of Naturally Nutty.
Um yum! Then I headed out for a hill run. I haven’t done the hill run in a while, so it was high time! The first steep hill didn’t feel so bad. I remember when I used to huff and puff up the hill. Now I just huff. Then I tacked on an extra loop, just to go a little longer. Distance – 3.75 miles and sunny! I got my sweat on, too.
I was ready for lunch when I got back, where I tried a protein crepe. I mixed 1/2 scoop of rice protein powder with 1 egg and 2 egg whites and put in a large pan and cooked like a crepe. I folded it over some feta cheese.
It was a good idea, but didn’t execute well. It ended up tough. I think it would be better with less protein powder (or whey instead) and maybe as as sweet version. The best part of lunch was this!
I hardly ever eat bananas straight up and I am not really sure why.
Regarding the title of this post, I have read a few blogs recently that have talked about how self-conscious they are about exercising in public. Some of these people don’t because of this feeling, some people still do it, and some people change what they are doing or stop until the people have gone on. Most of you have seen my running gear in warm weather – it doesn’t leave a whole lot to guess at. Does it make me self-conscious? Yes! I am self-conscious. However, I don’t let that stop me. I can’t control what someone is thinking, so why would I let their (perceived) thoughts stop me from being healthy? I am certainly not out being all sweaty and in spandex to entertain anyone. I think in general, very few people have negative thoughts when seeing someone exercise. Those that do have them probably have their own issues with self-esteem. So get out there and do it!
Phew… soapbox put away now, and the latte machine is out! John was gone this afternoon, so I had to make my own today 😯
With an Attune bar!! It’s been a while since I had one of my addictions.
John asked if I wanted to go for a bike ride after work. We were trying to decide on biking for dinner or yogurt. I was leaning towards dinner, but didn’t want pizza. After puzzling for a while, we decided to bike to our regular pizza place, but I opted for a turkey wrap on wheat instead of pizza:
There are roasted peppers in this wrap, but you just can’t see them. With a side salad:
Felt good about that choice. Not to mention the 290 calories I burned biking 10 miles! I am going to make a supreme effort to keep myself in control this weekend. Particularly on Friday, because those are really one of my worst days of the week. Saturday we have a ~ 40 mile bike ride planned, so I can eat more that day, but don’t want to go overboard. I should be okay for Easter dinner at my sister’s house, unless she has mini PB cups there…..
Evening snack as I write this post:
Drizzled with a little maple cream – oh yeah!
Question: Are you self-conscious when exercising?