My sleeping habits and appetite have been off lately. Not in a bad way necessarily, but just different. I feel like I go through phases. Maybe the constant changes are due to changes in my workouts and diet, but I could also assume that they are stress related.
I am able to stay up later on the weekends lately, rather than zonking out at 10pm like an old lady. I have been having a little bit easier of a time waking up early during the week for my workouts, too. But, I am ravenous by 11:30am and end up eating lunch super early. I don’t know what’s up, but overall I feel good, so I am not going to complain.
This morning I got in a full 30 minute ab workout. I missed doing that since I’ve either had boot camp or slept in and just did cardio the past few weeks. I followed up with 30 minutes on the elliptical and 15 minutes on the stairmaster. The stairmaster and I have acquainted quite nicely. It’s another option from running rather than just the elliptical, and it’s seriously a leg workout in itself. My calves and quads burn the whole time!
All week, I’ve been snacking on the homemade hummus and tabbouleh I made this weekend. They both came out pretty good if I do say so myself! Hummus is so easy — I’ll probably be making my own from now on, especially because now I have an entire tub of tahini to use! I’m excited to experiment with different flavors.
No, I am not home for lunch today. These pictures are recycled from Saturday. I immediately made myself a plate after preparing the two. I ate a whole wheat pita on the side, half toasted into pita chips and half soft, because I can’t make up my mind like that. I also mixed some of the hummus with goat cheese because it’s awesome.
Joe and I needed a re-stock on our Netrition supplies (ie. protein powder, shakes, etc.). When I was placing our order, I noticed that the PB2 peanut butter cracker thins I have been wanting to try were on sale. Why? Because the expiration date was October 1. Mmmm.. oh well! $1.99 for a 6 oz. bag? Count me in.
Right next to the free gym towel that always comes with my order. I can put that right on top of the other 16 in the bathroom.
Anyway, they’re pretty good. So far, I’ve tried them on top of a smoothie bowl and greek yogurt. Approved! I mean I rarely hate anything that involves peanut butter so that’s really not much of a surprise.
- Do your sleeping habits and appetite change frequently?
- How do you feel about expiration dates? (I normally am pretty lenient unless it’s dairy or something that can seriously make you sick.)