My Sunday was not very exciting, so I apologize in advance. I woke up and made breakfast for me and Bear and then dove into homework, as per usual. I also did a little food prep to get the week started.
Cut up and bagged my veggies for lunches, cut up more veggies to make steaming them quick for dinner, baked some sweet potatoes, made turkey meatballs (one of my faves and go-to meals) and some hard boiled eggs.
I am NOT gifted at all when it comes to hard boiling eggs, so I was so happy to find a recipe to make them in the oven! Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes and then put them immediately into ice water for 10 minutes to stop them from cooking. It worked! And they were delicious!
Sunday group exercises classes start at 3, so I set an alarm for 2:30 so I’d leave on time. When my alarm went off I hadn’t even finished 1/2 of my to-do list, so I accepted the fact that the gym just wasn’t going to happen. I even changed and went into the garage like I was going to leave, but felt so guilty about not finishing my homework (mom, why did you have to teach me to be so responsible?!!?) that I turned around and went back inside.
I’ve been doing a lot of cardio and really feeling it in my knees. Not a bad pain, just a tired and slightly over-used pain. So I decided to ice them for a bit today. I used to have to ice after every run, but now I’m just doing it when I feel like I should.
And because the night just wouldn’t be complete without dessert:
Two of my favorite things. Enjoy life anything and dark chocolate Silk almond milk.
One thing that’s really kept me going with my 365 days of health challenge is being motivated by others and, as cheesy as it sounds, quotes that I find. Here are a few of my favorites:
This is one that my husband encourages all the time. I tend to pick out the negative things rather than seeing the positive, which upsets me even more. Thinking positive thoughts encourages me to push harder through tough workouts and when I’m feeling blah.
Putting my heart into everything that I do also keeps me going. If I wasn’t putting my all into making myself healthy and focusing on my fitness goals there is no way I would be able to get up at 4:45am most mornings.
This one I love even though I’ve never ran a marathon. As a runner I can only imagine how it feels pushing through the last few miles of a long race.
Regardless of what it is, it’s important to find the one thing that keeps you motivated to reach your health and fitness goals. Here’s to starting the week off right!