I started thinking about what to make for dinner right after I had lunch. (What? You don’t do that?!) I knew that I had a bag of bulger wheat and that I wanted to make something with it. When I think of bulger, I think of tabbouleh but I did not want to stop at the grocery store, so I made do with what I had on hand. Not sure what you would call this but it was decent.
I made one serving of bulger. While it was cooking, I sauteed a serving of shrimp and some hearts of palm in 1 tsp olive oil. I seasoned everything with oregano, parsley and red pepper flakes. I combined the shrimp mixture with the bulger and mixed mixed some feta, a squirt of lemon juice and a 1 tsp of red wine vingear. Then I Franked it, of course.
A side note, see those Brussels Sprouts in the background. Tres Nasty. These were the steam in the bag kind of Brussels and they were not good. Fresh Brussels > frozen Brussels. I actually threw the majority away. Bleh.
I haven’t read all of the Clean Eating book yet, but I can see that I am familiar with a lot of the principles already. That’s what makes it more frustrating. You know how magazines always say things like, “Just drink water instead of soda and you’ll lose 10 pounds in a year!” I always think what you already do that?! It’s kind of the same thing here. Almost. I don’t know if I’d say that I eat clean. Okay, I wouldn’t say that. But I eat pretty healthy. So what this book is telling me to do isn’t exactly shocking to me. Or my body. If I went from eating burgers and fries to salmon and brown rice, I’m sure I’d see major results, but what if I already eat the salmon? Anyway, I’m trying. I did have a diet coke today, but other than that, everything else I ate was clean.
I have a 7-mile tempo run to do tonight and I don’t want to! It’s cold out and I’m sleepy and 7 miles on the treadmill sucks. But I told myself that I have to at least do 4 miles. If I do 4, I can do the other 3 on Friday. In most cases, once I get to 4 miles, I feel like I might as well do the rest. How do you motivate yourself to go the gym when you don’t want to?
Edited to add – I only did 2 miles. I felt kind of pukey. I think that I didn’t give myself enough time to digest my dinner. So now I have the other 5 to do on Friday. (I have dinner plans tomorrow).