Okay, so I'm kind of cheating because I want to make a sidenote to tell you how wonderful my afternoon of running around with FH was!!!! We never get to spend any time together anymore because he is suer busy with work and the house - it was awesome. Funny how excited I am that I got to run errands with him today. I'm sure that will change eventually.... But, onto bigger and better (okay not really) things!
Part 1: Listen to your body
I made a mistake today. I did not listen to my body.. at ALL! When I woke up this morning, I thought, "hmmm I really don't feel like working out. My hip hurts and I'm just not feeling it."
Unfortunately, I did not listen to my body. My run = horrible. Let me count the ways it was terrible for you:
- It was hot and humid at 4 pm when I decided to go
- My legs would not move as fast as my mind wanted them to go
- My right hip hurt bad
- My body felt "unbalanced" - kind of like my right side ws being weighed down, so I ended up lopsided and my left side had to overcompensate.
I have been getting better about listening to my body when I feel like I should just take a rest day. Unfortunately, I get super antsy, very uncomfortable, and overly anxious if I don't work out (except for Sundays - I never work out on Sundays). Last week, I listened. Sure enough, the next day I did a great 15 mile bike ride because I was rested!! This week, not so much. I'm going to pay for it tomorrow though. Whatever workout I had planned will either: a)not be happening or b) be painful.
Part 2: Food and Flowers
As I mentioned earlier today if I don't work out, I am always super hungry. Well, going for that run sure didn't stop me. I snacked so much today... almonds, raisins, crunchmaster gluten-free crackers (crack in a box - I can't give them up!), hummus, and raspberries. No, I am not joking. No, they are not pictured due to the fact that I was too busy shoveling as much food into my face as I possibly could.
So after my run, I decided to make a delicious dinner of tofu a la Emily. I made tofu her way a couple of weeks ago, and I will never turn back. Along side: baked sweet potato fries and brussel sprouts.
I only made it an hour after dinner before I needed my snack - apple, raisins, and a peanut butter spoon. I always have peanut butter in the morning and at night. It helps to keep me full until the morning! I think that's my excuse for: "I really like peanut butter and would like to eat it 10x a day!"