Happy New Year! Welcome, 2014.
I am hoping everyone had a safe and enjoyable New Year’s Eve last night. Minus my lack of sleep (I got about a 1 hour cat-nap in total), my evening with the Y kiddos went well. Flew by, actually. I napped from about 1:30 – 2:45am, then woke to work and keep the other Staff member company. I was so productive from 2:45am until stopping to make breakfast for the kids around 7:00am. Still trying to figure out how I managed to not fall asleep at my desk, but…I was bright eyed & chugging away for a consecutive 4 hours. That is what peace & quiet with no interruptions brings you…Quality Productiveness.
I paid the price for NO sleep when I arrived home this morning. I was tired…oh, and hungry. I decided I would eat a bit of breakfast then hit the sack for a long nap.
New Year’s Breakfast ~
English Muffin with Earth Balance PB & SF Jelly (took this to eat last night, but only had enough time to snack on my sweet potato & banana). I lived on this meal in college – had it once a day, routinely.
After breakfast, it was nap time. I got in a good 3 hours and then tossed & turned for one more hour before getting up. It is January 1st, people!! and I was not about to skip the gym on the first day of the New Year. I changed into my gym clothes and headed back to the Y for a ‘cardio-less’ workout. CX Worx (thank goodness for core workouts) and Upper/Lower Body gym machines. Not exactly my idea of a great January 1st workout, but…it is what I am capable of currently. Did you get in a SWEAT session today to start your year off with healthy habits?
After the gym, I needed a snack:
Zone Perfect: Mint Chocolate (Yes, I am addicted to these yummy bars.)
Dinner this evening ~
Romaine Lettuce, Onion, Broccoli Slaw, Craisens, Pepper, Reserve Blend Cheese
1/2 of this bowl of Chicken Tortilla Soup (see below)
Tonight after dinner, I had a dominating SWEET Tooth. Yuck. My guess is that it stems from not having a THRIVE Shake this morning, plus being all messed up on my sleep schedule. Ever since I started drinking THRIVE, I do not experience cravings near like I used to. If you have ever lacked sleep (pulled an all-nighter) then you have likely experienced how your body begins having cravings because it is in search of energy.
I was tired & not in a good mood this evening (because I am still lacking in sleep from last night = bad attitude), so I decided just to give in to my craving for something sweet. I told you, I have slip-ups too…& here is one of them:
Home-made Chocolate Mint Pattie – similar to a York, but BETTER (it was made & given to me as a Christmas gift from a girl who KNOWS what she is doing in the kitchen!!)
It tasted very yummy & definitely hit the spot. Not exactly what I should have been putting in my mouth being that it is the start to a fresh, new year; however, the whole day has been an ‘off’ one, so I am making my FRESH START to the NEW YEAR begin tomorrow!
I cannot wait until tomorrow: Thursday means back to normal routine with work and group exercise classes, back to my morning THRIVE shake, back to normal sleep patterns, and…BACK to YOGA!! I am planning on getting back to yoga in the morning and doing as much as I can – I doubt I will be able to do any standing balance exercises on my right side. But, at least I will get to try out my new yoga mat. Yay!
It is now 2014, people…so let us make HEALTHY FOOD choices at each meal & hit the GYM routinely for some great SWEAT-SESSIONS. Make goals & then make them happen, got it?
Until next time ~