Day 170: This afternoon all I wanted was to go on a long walk with Mike through Washington Park for my workout. We walked hand-in-hand for 45 minutes while dodging park geese and talking about life. Then something strange happened: I became motivated to do more. We watched runner after runner after runner, jogging by us with their music blasting in their ears. I wanted that.
We came home and I changed into my run gear and slipped out the door and back towards the park for 5.4 miles. Paula Abdul sang her heart out and I ran my legs to exhaustion. Thanks to my fellow runners who continue to inspire my sweat every single day.
I had a reader write in and ask me to include what I eat/drink on a daily basis to stay energized. I loved that someone was that interested in how I fuel myself and it also made me wonder how I feel about broadcasting my not so perfect diet on the web. Below is my food journal for today (which happens to be a decent day of eating), but this is not how I always eat. I listen to my body, I allow my cravings to have what they want and I eat (almost) everything in moderation. It’s a big change from what my eating patterns used to be and still light-years from what I would truly want my diet to look like.
Breakfast: Steel cut oats, flax-seed meal, banana and a cup of coffee with almond milk
Snack: Carrots and a handful of pretzels
Lunch: A tofu burger with low-fat cheese, cantaloupe
Snack: Granola bar and more cantaloupe
Dinner: Smoothie with 3 cups spinach, 2 scoops protein powder, 4 huge strawberries, frozen mango
Desert: bowl of vanilla yogurt
Drinks: 7 glasses of water and one glass of almond milk
My eating is a continuing battle and ALWAYS a work in progress. I have had an ugly past ridden with eating disorders, body image issues and consistent pain that revolved around food. After seeking my own coach for the problems I had, I began coaching others on how to get through their own eating struggles to find freedom and peace. It’s hard work, but each client reminds me over and over again of how rewarding the dedication to ending their food battle can be.
Jeesh, so long story short? I am going to start adding some all-star recipes in with my blog. Have any you love? Send them my way, firstname.lastname@example.org My fiance would appreciate it 🙂