Food is FuelPosted: August 28, 2011
A little recap of my weekend!
Saturday Morning I did end up going on the Club 10k training run. It actually turned out to be my favorite run of the week! Our Female Club Captain Corinne is absolutely lovely 🙂 She ended up running with me the whole time and kept pushing me along and motivated. We started off with a 2k warm up jog, followed by 10k run & then a 2k warm down. I was pleased with the overall pace of the run definitely much faster then I had anticipated on doing. Funny thing is at the end of the run Corrine said to me I kept her going and that she was afraid that she was going to drop back. But honestly it was the other way round she really kept me on my toes! This is why I love having a running buddy, sub-consciously you keep each other going.
Breakfast Post-Run: Oats with Sultanas and Yogurt.
My mood picked up significantly after the run. I chilled for pretty much the rest of the morning and got ready for the BBQ Lunch with friends.
Lunch was great! I caught with some friends from elementary school. We just had the best time. I’m so glad I didn’t cancel and fake some sort of illness. I got over some fear foods Sausages! I ate it with a bread roll and all! I’d been avoiding this for so long. A weight was lifted of my shoulders 🙂 I keep needing to remind myself that my body needs a combination of fuels to keep it running at peak efficiency! Having not so good foods once in a while is fine. My relationship with food continues to change and I am much happier now then when I was constantly counting calories and exercising up to 4hrs a day.
Food is Fuel 🙂
As you can see from the above picture a few of my friends decided to butcher some of the sausages before consumption.
My Saturday evening ended with a few glasses of a nice crisp white wine and a lovely family dinner with close family friends. I was in charge of Dessert I made the only thing I personally think I make best. A Parfait of course…considering I have one of these with lunch everyday. I decided to try a different yogurt then what I use during the week. I went with Black Swan Vanilla Bean flavored Greek Style Yogurt and layered that with crushed Almond Biscotti and finished off with Cream Cheese!
Moving on to Sunday. I woke up early but didn’t end up working out till after 7am, mega late workout for me. I only ended up doing 45mins of Intervals on the Stationary Bike. This was still a more intense workout then I had planned…I was just going to cruise along in my comfort zone.
Post Workout: Apple Slices, Orange Slices, Banana with PB&J
Today was very much a bludgy day. I hit the shops mid morning to replenish my diminishing food supplies. Food shopping always perks me up.
Lunch: Oats with some Mixed Spice, Mixed Berries, Vanilla Protein Powder & a crushed Almond Biscotti
Afternoon Snacks: Ants on a Log 😉 haha I felt like such a little child prepping this.
Challenges for the upcoming weeks:
- Develop a Glass Half Full Attitude
- Try and do One New Thing Each Week
- Engage with the World Around Me