I just realized that my wedding is five months away, not six. My father also just pointed out that we’re getting married at 6pm, not 6:30 like I’d been saying. Oops on both accounts! So, I have five months to whip myself (and Jason) into tip-top shape. Now, how the hell am I going to do that?
I don’t like counting calories. It’s just a pain and something I’m really not willing to do. I’ve gone back and forth with it before and I realized that while it does work, I prefer to think of my food as food instead of as numbers. But, I could probably tell you how many calories are in just about anything. Not saying that’s necessarily a good thing, but basically I know when I’m eating more than I should be and for the most part, I’m not surprised by the calorie count in anything that I’m eating.
I’ve been thinking about it and figured out that my problem is definitely the evening. I am totally fine during the day. Then I get home and almost immediately go to the kitchen. For whatever reason, I equate coming home for the evening with eating. This needs to change. My other problem is after dinner. I get peckish and well, peck.
Those are my two biggest problems and I need to fix them. So this is what I am going to do. I am going to allow myself a snack when I get home. BUT, it’s going to be a pre-portioned snack. I am not going to have a taste of this and a taste of that. An egg, some nuts, a 1/2 cup of yogurt, those are fine. Then after dinner, I am going to allow myself to have one dessert. One. Not a 1/2 cup of ice cream that somehow turns into 2 cups. If I am really hungry after that, I will eat fruit.
Sounds easy on paper (screen?) but we’ll have to see how it works.
Also, since my training plan only has me running three days a week, I plan to devote two days a week to strength training. Or one to yoga and one to lifting weights. In the past, my body has responded very well to strength training, it just has always fallen by the wayside when I’ve been training for a race, which seems to be often.
So, that’s that.
In other news, where did this come from?
If you guessed the wallet and time suck that is Target, you’re right. Although in hindsight, I would have gotten a nicer on; this was only $15 and I can tell. So, did it help my photo predicament? Well, here’s dinner.
I took about 30 pictures before I got one that was clear. This tripod did not really help with the camera shake, but maybe I didn’t have everything screwed on as tight as it could have been. I messed with the settings a lot but still am not getting the quality of picture that I’m trying for. The lighting in my dining room is awful though and I’m sure that’s part of it. So, what was dinner, you ask?
I took a can of Trader Joe’s marinated bean salad (why yes, that is a giant strawberry behind the can of beans)
and mixed it with some couscous and spinach and stuffed it inside of a big pepper that had been microwaved for two minutes. Then I crumbled some goat cheese on top and microwaved it for a minute. Pretty good! I have a lot of the bean/couscous mixture leftover which will make a nice lunch or dinner for Jason. For full disclosure, I also had an apple muffin (homemade) and some pomegranate seeds.
I’m supposed to do a 6 mile tempo run tonight. Right now I am lying on the couch under the guise that I am digesting.