I started the cold morning with a cup of coffee with 1/2 c. 1% milk and 1 t. sugar....
and a 2.21 mile walk, where I was greeted by this beautiful sunrise...
I'm training for the Little Rock Marathon and today the schedule called for a cross-training day - as this is a recovery week. I was really hoping to get a little strength training in at home by doing Jillian Michaels' No More Trouble Zones. But I spent too much time over my cup of coffee and opted to use the remaining time to go outside for a walk. I always seem to choose cardio over strength training and I really need to get back to the lifting some weights. Never fear, I'll be doing the video first thing Friday morning! I excited about tomorrow's Turkey Trot. My first Turkey Trot and first 4 mile race. This is a race for fun. Word is that 10,000 folks do this race and that it gets pretty crowded. Beforehand, I'll run 2 miles so that I get the full 6 miles that is on my schedule. And before the race start, the running group will meet up - and it is always great to see folks from the running group.
Today was challenging eating wise. Definitely felt hungry, needed to add a little to my afternoon snack, but I stuck to my calorie target. I left work around 12:30pm, got my car registered, which required an emissions test and a trip to the DMV. As I was out and driving around, I couldn't help but notice all the fast food restaurants. Thankfully, I'm not a fast food fan, so I resisted the urge...And doing laundry this evening kept me out of eating trouble!
I tend to eat the same things over and over again. So I'll spare you the repetitive photography...
Here are my eats for the day:
Breakfast: Nature's Path Instant Maple Nut Hot Oatmeal, 1/2 c. frozen blueberries with a generous sprinkle of cinnamon
Mid-morning snack: banana and low-sodium V8
Lunch: oops, no veggies! Turkey sandwich (with 1.5 T light miracle whip and 3 oz low-sodium turkey), a Frigo low fat string cheese, and an apple.
Afternoon snack: Clif Z chocolate chip bar and a little something more...1/4 oz of blue cheese and 5 Kashi Honey Sesame crackers - I just had to have a "taste" of cheese and crackers.
Dinner: Tomatoes with balsamic vinegar (I adore tomatoes)
And 1 c. basmati rice (left over from last night) and one link of a smoked mozzarella with artichokes & garlic chicken sausage that I picked up at Costco. It was so yummy...I warmed the sausage in a non-stick fry pan and the cheese melted...oh so good!
And a small peppermint patty. I had planned on eating two clementines...but I guess I needed a taste of chocolate instead...which means I didn't get the recommended servings of fruit and veggies for the day!
My food game plan for tomorrow...well, I should have one because even with a 6 mile run, I can't eat whatever I want. I'm going to hope to come in around 2700 calories for the day. This sounds a lot, but did you know that the average Thanksgiving Day dinner is 3000 calories? So I'm hoping to stick to my usal eats before Thanksgiving and make sure that I only splurge on quality food...wish me luck!
Eats: 1489 calories (18% Protein, 63% Protein, 19% fat)
Workout: 2.21 mile walk