Hi friends! I realize that my posts this past week have mainly consisted of Blend & Fitness Meet & Tweet recaps. Sometimes, that’s just the way it goes; especially due to the way the past two weeks have gone for me, so I hope you don’t mind!
Ever since I got sick, I’ve been thrown off from my healthy eating and exercise routine. Why is it so hard to get back into it? It’s always an excuse such as work, social events, or time. I don’t have an excuse, really. I’ve just been lazy about it, but I’ve also been putting a lot more time into studying.
I had an “everything is blowing up in my face” moment last week and realized that I really need to get cracking on finishing up and getting my personal training certificate. The more I get into it, the more I realize that it is truly what I want to do, despite my recent doubts.
It’s all about pacing myself and not feeling forced to study everyday. An hour a day, or any time that I can fit in is better than none at all.
Being that I found my motivation in that department, I sought out for a motivation in the exercise department. Done and done.
Tonight, I’ll be attending a free trial CrossFit class.
I actually don’t know how good of an idea this is because I see myself getting hooked and I’m not about to pay $250 per month. There is a Living Social deal for $50 for a month so I may purchase that to at least help boost my motivation! Anyway, I’m super excited and I’ll let you guys know how it goes!
On the healthy eating front, I’ve been quite inconsistent. I’ve had my fair share of take out and unhealthy meals mixed in with healthy snacks and healthy breakfasts. Between being sick, travelling to Colorado for Blend, social events, Joe being sick this week, working 32 hours in a matter of 2.5 days (yes, a 15 hour day on Sunday at the restaurant); I just can’t seem to get back on track.
A few weeks ago, Suzanne contacted me to see if I’d be interested in trying out the new Special K Granola Bars. I accepted and a few days later was greeted by two full boxes!
The flavor offerings are dark chocolate and chocolately peanut butter.
Surprisingly, I enjoyed the dark chocolate more even though I’m a huge peanut butter fan.
The stats are pretty good.
With 4g. protein, 4g. of fiber, 110 calories, and only 7g. of sugar, these are alright in my book. The ingredient list is a bit long and includes ‘hydrogenated and/or partially hydrogenated palm kernel’, which was about half way down the list. But in the long run, it’s a lot better than my other snack options lately.
An unnecessary loaded cup of fro-yo
Having healthier options around helps in getting me back on track. Although I usually need more than 110 calories for a snack, these bars are a great option for me to bring to work. I can easily snack on this in between running around the restaurant like a chicken with it’s head cut off. It’s just the right size to help tide me over until I am able to eat a meal without making me feel full.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t keep me from finishing an entire container of these in 24 hours (with Joe’s help, of course)!
But that’s besides the point!
So far today I’ve been super productive!
- 2.5 hours of restaurant book keeping work
- 2 hours of studying
- blogging (yeah!)
- CrossFit (okay, happening in 2 hours, but still!)
Happy hump day!