I learned a long time ago that if I am laying awake in the middle of the night for more than an hour, I might as well get up and get something done. I never got a chance to sit and post yesterday so I think this is the perfect opportunity.
I had a new breakfast! It was really good and kept me full for hours and hours. All the way until almost 1pm!
First a banana
and then about an hour later
Dannon Oikos in Key Lime and 1/2 a Thomas Bagel Thin with 1 tbsp. Sunbutter.
Two things that I loved about this breakfast.
1. I LOVE the “traditional” version of Greek yogurt. Traditional as in not fat-free. It is only 40 more calories and while it does have more fat in it, it’s healthy fat. I think this is why I stayed full for so long yesterday. I got a lot of healthy fats in early. The key lime flavor was divine and the consistency was much thicker and creamier. It was like dessert.
2. I am in-love with Sunbutter. In-love as in I spread the measured tablespoon on my bread and then almost always, ok always, get a little extra from the side and lick it right off the knife. And you better believe I am licking that measuring spoon clean.
I absolutely did not want to go workout yesterday. I had several things I needed to take care of yesterday morning and lost track of time. I like to get to the gym by 9:30am but yesterday it was almost 11am before I got there and it just threw me off all together. I told myself to just do at least 30 min. the elliptical. The hardest part sometimes is to just get going. If I can do that much, I start to get a little mojo going and will do a full hour. Sometimes 45min then some strength training. That was not the case yesterday. I could not WAIT to get off that thing. So 30 min it was. I also knew if I didn’t start my week off with a workout, it would set a negative tone for the entire week. So, it wasn’t great, but at least it was something & better than nothing.
I had a few more errands to run, so I got those done after my short workout and then went home for some lunch. While I was prepping, I had 1/2 cup of Goldfish <—- need to be careful with these, they are a major trigger food for me. Who can resist those cute little things?
Turkey and reduced-fat Provolone on a Thomas bagel thin, pressed in my Panini maker.
Salad w/ 1 cup baby spinach, 1/2 cup cucumbers, 1/2 cup red and green bell peppers, 2 tbsp. peanuts and 1 tbsp. light vinaigrette.
I ended up not eating the apple.
My afternoon was pretty uneventful, I did get to finally get my hair trimmed though. I was *thisclose* to getting it cut pretty short, well, short for me. But I told her how I was feeling and she made it look 100% better without cutting 4 inches off!
Speaking of hair issues. On Saturday, I did something strange. I put mayonnaise in my hair as a deep conditioning treatment. I have always been curious about it. People swear by it. But I don’t like mayonnaise and never have it on hand so therefore have never tried it. I had some left over from a broccoli salad I made a while back and just before I was going to throw it out, I had the bright idea to try it out in my hair!
THIS is what I used. Mayonnaise AND olive oil? Perfect hair conditioning combo.
The results? It was awesome. I am not sure if I prefer straight olive oil. I like the mayo because it was MUCH less messy. It seemed to make my hands really soft too. I think I will try it a few more times to see how regular treatments work. Luke was really freaked out by the fact that I was putting mayo in my hair. When I showed him how soft and shiny it was after I had washed and blown it out, and that it in fact did not smell like mayonnaise, he was mesmerized. I can’t even describe the looks he gave me. I don’t need words from the child, his facial expressions say it all. Oh darling, you don’t know the half of it.…this is just a sample of the crazy things women do to be beautiful.
Dinner was lackluster. The past few nights I have been in an in between zone of not hungry but could/should eat something otherwise I will be starving at bedtime.
Two pieces of Cinnamon Swirl protein bread w/ 1 tsp. JIF natural PB on top of each. I didn’t eat the yogurt. I am looking forward to it for breakfast though!
I have another full day in store for me tomorrow so I better at least TRY to go back to sleep. If not, I’ll just have a date with Katniss Everdeen.