Hi Y’all! I hope everyone had a nice weekend. Mine was pretty awesome! I was productive but I also got to relax and have fun. I had a minor hiccup with some Mexican food on Friday that put a damper on the perfect streak I was on. It kind of had a domino effect on the rest of the weekend but it wasn’t a complete disaster. I’m back on today. Hopefully you’ll remember that I decided not to weigh until February 2nd. My first goal of the year is to get the holiday weight off so I’m really hoping to do that.
I am back to the Hungry Girl cookbook for inspiration right now because, in my opinion, she is the best at maximizing the amount of food you can have while keeping it low in calories and fat. She likes something called “Egg Mugs” which are made with Egg Beaters as a base. They are always super low in calories and even though Egg Beaters aren’t AMAZING alone, you can definitely spice them up. This one adds Morning Star crumbles. These are soy crumbles meant to imitate ground beef. Much like the fake eggs, this fake meat isn’t all that until you add some spices and kick it up a notch. I’ll probably use them again for the recipe next week. After adding cheese, salsa, chips and taco seasoning, this Egg Mug turned out pretty well.
I think I revealed that I will be running in a half marathon on March 8th. I’m still training for it and it’s pretty difficult. I’m using the 21K runner app that gives you exact instructions every day. It includes walking and rest days. Essentially, there are shorter runs throughout the week and then once a week, there’s a really long run. The first few weeks, I had to run for 60 minutes once a week. Running for a solid hour is not easy and it wears me out so it makes me nervous about running 13.1 miles but I am learning how to pace myself more, breathe and I’m trying to stay focused. This week, my long run is going to be bumped up to 66 minutes so it will be even more difficult. I am confident in my ability to do it but I need to make sure to stay on track and not get discouraged when one running session is harder than another. I am extremely dedicated to exercise and I have accomplished so many goals the past few years so I think I can do this one too! I hope you all have an awesome week/weekend! Bye!
“And we can’t stop
And we won’t stop
We run things, things don’t run we
Don’t take nothing from nobody
It’s our party we can do what we want
It’s our party we can say what we want
It’s our party we can love who we want
We can kiss who we wantWe can sing what we want…” We Can’t Stop-Miley Cyrus