Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Exercise Blues

It is now officially Weekend Time for me! Long weekends are the best!!

Today I had school until 3:30, and then the plan was to come home, have a snack, and hits the streets for a run. Well, that is unfortunately not exactly what happened. I did, of course, have my snack…but the running part was not a success. I was feeling worn out and just not focused on what was important or what I “needed” to do. I hate when I lose focus like that because I always regret it later.

But, today is history and tomorrow is a brand new start and the perfect opportunity to get back on track with my training schedule for this week. I WILL get my run in tomorrow morning and I know I will feel much better. I really love exercise, running especially…but sometimes it is just hard to work up the energy to do it after a long day. This is something I want to work on. I am making a new goal to make exercise a more important priority in my life (while not letting it consume my life at the same time!).

For breakfast this morning, I had a bangin’ bowl of blueberry coconut oats:



This mixture contained:

  • 1/2 cup oatbran
  • 1/2 cup water, 1/2 cup skim milk
  • a couple scoops of cottage cheese
  • tbsp flax
  • a huge handful of frozen blueberries
  • pinch of salt, lots of cinnamon
  • topped with a sprinkle of unsweetened shredded coconut

Lunch was at the school cafeteria, where I had a sandwich with turkey, cheese, tomato, pickles, and mustard. I also had celery with peanut butter, and a carton of 1% milk

And then here was my afternoon snack:


A cracker platter (Triscuit thin crisps and Kashi original 7 grain) with a tbsp of Kroger natural peanut butter

Dinner was pretty simple..and I was actually not feeling very hungry, which resulted in this:


Baked tofu and cheesy steamed broccoli

It was simple and delish.

I also found this little guy:


A ricotta chocolate chip cookie! The perfect way to finish off a meal. :)

So thinking back to my new exercise goal, here is a question for you:

How do you motivate yourself to exercise?


  1. Blueberry coconut oats sound DELISH!!

    I'm glad you decided to listen to your body and take a break from running. Tomorrow morning is a new day like you said and you can start the day with a nice run.

    I try to motivate myself by remind myself that I always feel AMAZING after I work out. It's just the starting part that's difficult.


  2. those blueberry oats look incredible!
    sometimes it's definitely hard to be motivated, but i remind myself how good i'll feel when it's over!
    enjoy your day

  3. awesome oats!!!
    im glad you listened to your body - I always feel like crap anyways when I work out and know I should not have.

    LOVE the broccoli. best veggie ever

  4. Aw I'm sorry your body isn't being very cooperative right now! But it definitely needs to rest sometimes, so it's good you paid attention to it :) as for motivation - when I walk on the treadmill I like to bring a magazine to read...I dunno I just LOVE reading magazines so that motivates me...kinda weird, I know.

    Love, Meg!

    p.s. SO jealous of those oats - they look divine!