TGIF! I seriously can’t believe it is Friday. This week flew by, in a good way.
The weather here in Southeast Michigan has been a roller coaster. One day its 85 degrees and the next its raining and 40. It’s been horrible for my mood and my allergies. Yesterday it got dark all of a sudden, started pouring rain and then stopped 5 minutes later. I guess that’s what happens with summer thunderstroms, but it makes me just want to curl up in a ball and watch a movie on the couch. I wonder what I’ll be doing this weekend?!
Let’s dive into how I fueld my body yesterday. Side note: I normally don’t look at food as fuel, but rather as a delicious event that fills my soul.
BREAKFAST – A quick and easy breakfast is always on my mind. So, a banana and a granola bar is definitely a constant choice.
I know I’ve said that these granola bars are really small, but I bought them and need to finish them.
LUNCH – One of the positive of working form home on certain days is being able to make what I want for lunch. I was in the mood for some cheese, so I made a cheese quesadilla in a whole wheat tortilla, a side of light sour cream and strawberries. It was surprisingly filling.
I kept working throughout the afternoon and then it was time for a snack.
SNACK – Some yummy cottage cheese.
In hindsight, this wasn’t a good choice for me. About an hour after eating this, I headed to the gym for some fitness. I had it in my mind that I would do some cardio on the elliptical and then weights. Well, my body had other insights.
I got on the elliptical (side note: the woman next to me was wearing a top that was mesh in the back and no bra….) and after about 3 minutes my stomach started cramping up like you wouldn’t believe. I wanted to push through it, but after 20 minutes, I just couldn’t keep going. I got off and did some stretching. It wasn’t a great work out, but I had to listen to my body. I had a thought that I was lactose-intolerent because of this, but I’m not sure. Do you run into these issues?
DINNER – I sat on the couch for an hour before it was dinner time. I wasn’t really hungry, but knew I’d be starving if I didn’t eat. So…tacos! Talk about a Mexican day.
I made a taco salad with romaine lettuce, ground chuck, 2 crispy taco shells, a few cherry tomatoes, 2 dollops of sour cream and some cheese. It was delicious. I love how the shells add crunch to the salad. It’s much needed.