Archive for January 29, 2009

Training #2

First of all thank all of you who commented wishing my sister well.  It meant a lot to me and my family to have those nice comments.  You girls are all awesome!

My sister fainted again last night, but today she seems a little bit better.  I hope she shakes this flu fast.  I hate seeing her so miserable.

My pattern seems to be to forget to bring my camera to work on Thursdays.  So I’ll have to hurt your eyes with my incredibly bad pictures from my phone, sorry!!!

I was super forgetful today I completely forgot to bring my breakfast, so I had to improvise with what I had on hand at work.

I did remember to bring 2 clementines so to that I added 15 kashi crackers with the tiniest amount of peanut butter I had left.


It was pretty good even though I know greek yogurt would have been a million times better.

For a snack a couple hours later I had some pistachios.  These are by far my favorite nut.


For lunch I brought a salad with romaine lettuce, spinach, and chicken with my balsamic vinaigrette.


This was really good, but it didn’t do that great of job holding me over, it’s not my usual supersize salad.

So around 3 I had 2 prunes.


Katie asked me last time I had these where I got them.  They are made by Sunsweet and they are called “Sunsweet Ones,”  I’ve found them in my local grocer near all the dates, nuts, and other dried fruit near the produce.  I know they did have them at Costco for a short time as well.  You can buy them on the website and I think that price is very close if not less then what I paid at the store.

After work I came to eat and relax before my second appointment with my trainer. I decided a couple days ago it was time to have a Brinner (breakfast and dinner) again.  I had an egg with 3 pieces or turkey sausage and an Arnold Sandwich Thin.

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This was really great and definitely gave me the energy I needed to work out.

Today was mostly  an arms day which is probably my weakest muscle group.  It felt really good to work on them.  I also did a bunch of planks and other ab exercises.  The time flew by and even my trainer told me I was a complete different person this week as compared to last week.  I love the positive feedback, and I especially love that I can feel myself getting stronger day by day. 

Melanie left me a comment yesterday asking me if I felt weak at the gym and suggested I wasn’t getting enough fuel for my workout.  Yesterday was a very weird day for me and I think with all the stress from my sister being in the hospital squashed my appetite.  Melanie was definitely correct though I need to eat enough food to fuel my body for my workouts.

With Melanie’s comment yesterday it made me wonder, am I eating enough, am I eating too much?  It’s been almost a month now and I definitely feel better but I’m wondering if I’m eating the best I can.  I don’t know if I’ve ever made it clear on here before but any advice is welcome!  I’m still learning to listen to my body and to nourish it with whole foods, but if anyone has any suggestions feel free to leave them. 

Well tomorrow is Friday!  I’m so excited.  Andrew and I decided the other day we wanted to have a superbowl party, any suggestions for some healthy game day eats?

Hope you all have a lovely night and a great Friday!


January 29, 2009 at 10:01 pm 3 comments

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