Ok, so I think I might make it my new routine to work out at 4 a.m. twice a week. Initially I had thought I’d force myself to do it 3 days in a row, but I really think it’s better I make that my day off. That means I’m going to have to work out on the weekend. I generally make Sunday my day off. However, perhaps I don’t need to do my same routine. Maybe I’ll start taking a class on that day or something.
I did walk a little today. I’m not sure how far, but walking the streets of the city counts as physical activity, especially the way I walk. I’m definitely one of those people who dodge around bodies, stalking my way through the concrete. I’m really not a stroller, especially when I’m down there. There are just so many people, and unless you’re behind someone who is also walking fast, it can feel like you’re trapped.
Although I didn’t work out I certainly ate! Breakfast was a soy latte and a power bar. Later I had some raw almonds for a snack. I had a delicious salad about 2 hours ago, contain chickpeas, avocado, peas, and tofu. I did get a small bag of chips-yes, again! I also let them put dressing and croutons on it. Yikes!
I admit, my resolve to eat clean is breaking down. I’m getting into the mentality that gets me into trouble-basically, it’s okay to eat what I want if I don’t eat a lot. You know, my mind is all quantity instead of quality, and that’s probably not a good way to think.
Many reasons pop into my head about why I shouldn’t make a big deal about this. I’m making some money now, but not enough where I want to spend what I make on food. I know, isn’t that bananas! I’ll spend my money on protein powders, makeup, Hail Merry snacks, and things like that, but food to actually cook with?
I’m not making excuses-just being honest. I don’t want to spend much (if any) of my free time cooking. I really don’t. My free time is for writing, working out, meditating, seeing my family & friends, and making sure my place doesn’t turn into a rat nest. Ha! As I write this my sink is filled with dishes and I have a bulk of laundry sitting in the hamper.
The only solution I can find to this problem is eat more raw food. Raw carrots, broccoli, fruits- things I just need to wash and put in my mouth.
On the plus side of things, because I’m not buying dressing or chips my taste for them has changed a bit. Don’t get me wrong, I still loooove my ranch dressing. But the idea of eating it to the extent I did before is rather repulsive. I think this is a really good thing, for my goal was not to cut these things out of my life entirely, but rather get my consumption of foods containing preservatives under control. I was putting dressing on everything last month, and I mean everything!! Ok, not breakfast foods, but I don’t eat a lot of breakfast foods to start with.
Ok, I need to pluck my eyebrows and do my nails before I hit the sack. Can you believe I’m already in my PJ’s? It’s not even 8:O’Clock!