Yesterday at lunch I couldn't do 5.5 miles...my legs were achy and it was humid outside. So I did 3.5 miles and then walked home from the subway stop (about 1.5 miles) instead of taking the bus. I needed to go to the grocery store anyways and get more spinach for my salad lunches so I stopped by the store on my walk home. So yeah for me for getting in a little extra exercise last night! My leg muscles are sore, sore, sore this morning so I'm taking today as a rest day from running. I may do a short walk at lunch but I'll see how hot it is outside.
Last night I had such a great NSV...typically about an hour after dinner my mouth wants something sweet or my tummy is still a little hungry so I'll have a small snack. Well, last night I was making Stephen his dessert (a whole wheat english muffin with peanut butter) and looked through the cabinets for something for my dessert. I stopped for a second, thought about it, and realized that I wasn't hungry and didn't want anything sweet so I decided to not eat something. I am very much a "habitual" eater...meaning I like to eat my meals and snacks at the same times every day. So it was big for me to realize that if I wasn't hungry and wasn't craving anything then I shouldn't eat just because it's a habit. So yea me!
Activity: Rest Day--nothing planned but may do a short walk at lunch
Breakfast: 1/3 cup oatmeal with 1/3 cup dried cherries, small banana, 2 Tbsp flax seed, 1 Tbsp cashew butter, 5 tsp. brown sugar and cinnamon, Starbucks Venti Skinny Vanilla Latte
Snack: 1 plum, 1 pear, Chobani yogurt--probably won't eat this snack since I'm not running at lunch and don't need the extra fuel
Lunch: 3 cups spinach, peppers and cucumbers with 2 tbsp. light sun dried tomato salad dressing, 2 laughing cow wedges, 1 serving Annie's Whole Wheat bunnies, 1/4 cantaloupe
Dinner: Whole wheat pasta with pesto and leftover Spinach and Cheese Chicken, salad and veggies (probably peas but maybe asparagus)