6 easy miles today and I’ll be doing a kettlebell workout this afternoon. I’ve also been doing a lot of stretching and little supplemental exercises this week (calf raises, hip strengtheners, etc) every single day to try and stretch and strengthen my lower legs which are feeling a bit tight post-run lately. I think it’s working but we’ll see how the next few weeks go!
I had a hard time picking what flavor I wanted after my run yesterday. I went with Maple Bacon this time. Salted Caramel is my favorite and Coconut is amazing in shakes. The White Chocolate Pretzel isn’t my favorite and is really hard to spread so I silently judge it for that.
My newest thing is topping my breakfast oatmeal with these:
It’s pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, flaxseed, and chia seeds seasoned and roasted. If you can’t read them, one bag is Asian-inspired with garlic, soy sauce, ginger, etc and the other is maple and spicy chili. They’re also super yummy if you just need a handful or two of a healthy snack to tide you over between meals. I’m in love with them so I have to actually measure out my portion or else I’ll eat like half a bag and 6 million calories of seeds.
So it’s been 17 days since I’ve had pizza. Yes, I counted. So obviously, I felt I earned some and had delicious pizza last night.
I’d just like to say that I know a lot of runners don’t understand that I’ll eat an entire pizza in a sitting or whatnot. For me personally, it doesn’t do anything to hurt my performance or how I feel. I don’t feel sluggish or heavy even five minutes after I eat and I can run first thing in the morning and I don’t feel any different than I do after weeks of healthy eating. Even when I eat pretty terribly like I did over the holidays, my body doesn’t change, my weight doesn’t fluctuate, and I don’t notice any difference in my appearance. I wouldn’t eat the way I do if I felt it affected me negatively even slightly, but I’ve never noticed any negative consequences, so I don’t feel weird about eating giant portions of tacos or pizza or whatnot. That being said, I’m working on eating healthier *in general* because of the long term benefits of healthier eating and incorporating more vegetables and such into my diet. I will still eat giant bowls of pasta and large pizzas, just not as often. I’m trying to get more protein in my diet as well and it’s REALLY hard to do that if you’re eating pasta every night 😉
With that in mind, I got my CSA box yesterday and planned out this week’s meals once I saw the ingredients:
How about you, do you plan your meals in advance?
Do you eat healthily? 80/20? 50/50? Despite how it looks, I’m about 50/50. I eat healthy breakfast and lunch every day and healthy dinners 2-3 times a week. The other 4 dinners are anything goes 😉