I guess I spoke too soon because as soon as I walked out my front door, I realized that the roads were in no condition for running. Apparently, yesterday’s thaw froze overnight, which left the roads looking quite treacherous.
Running outside was a no go. Or should I say a ”˜snow’ go? 😉
With the marathon right around the corner, there was no way that I was going to risk an injury, so I took my workout inside.
At the gym, I hopped on the treadmill, set it to a 9-minute/mile pace, and ran. No fancy stuff. Just a nice easy run. I covered 3.25 miles in 30 minutes while vegging out to the Price Is Right on TV. (P.S. When did Drew Carey get so thin!?)
Before I left for the gym, I snacked on a piece of whole wheat bread with almond butter spread on top. I hate running/exercising on an empty stomach, so I made sure to have a little something in there.
After the gym, I stretched, showered, played with the pug, and then started to make lunch, which was a mix of my favorite foods. Love that!
I had an egg white sandwich with hot sauce on half of a Iggy’s roll. (I used the microwave method to make the egg white patty.)
On the side, I had some roasted broccoli.
And a peanut butter and banana yogurt sundae, which is now my newest obsession. It’s just Greek yogurt with banana slices and melted peanut butter on top. It’s fantastic! Dessert-like, but not too sweet.
I also drank half of a GT Kombucha Synergy in Guava Goodness flavor.
After lunch, I wrestled with my sugar cravings. I wanted a cupcake (or cookie or blondie), but I opted for a Vanilla CrÃ¨me Soft Chew instead. It wasn’t nearly as fun, but it sort of tasted like vanilla frosting!
Now, I’m sipping on a mug of Eggnogg’n tea. So far, so good. I don’t want to jinx myself, but I think the craving has passed.
In no way am I over my sugar issues, but they’re much easier to deal with this week than last. It’s a constant struggle, but here’s what’s working for me:
- Delaying sweets until after dinner. This is all mind over matter for me. Once I start with the treats, I can’t stop, so this is the best option for me.
- Eating ”˜real’ meals. Taking a minute or two to plan my meals has made all of the difference. I’m really trying to take Rachel’s advice and incorporate whole grains, fruits/veggies, and lean protein into all of my meals. Having all of these elements together in one meal really satisfies me, which makes my sugar cravings less intense.
- Blogging my meals and snacks. I got really lazy documenting my meals and snacks on CNC, but recommitting to it forces me to create well-balanced meals, which ultimately helps with my sugar cravings.
- Keeping busy. I’m still working on this one, but I’ve realized when I am busy, I don’t think as much about sweets.
Time to take the pug for a walk and then Mal and I are making a really good dinner tonight!
See ya! 😎