But first a recap of Day One:
Hitting the road to Actionville from Waynesvegas at 3:30 AM set my diet up for failure. At the same time, that Chick-Fil-A chicken biscuit tasted SO FREAKING GOOD! I arrived home in time to slurp down ramen at lunch. Clearly, not grocery shopping before leaving town for a week is a "damned if ya do, damned if ya don't." ordeal. Had I gone, I likely would've come home to some stale food. By not coming, I came home to, well...ramen!
Running on only a couple hours sleep, a 6 hour drive, and a half day in the office working on an IT crisis (did I mention I'm not in IT?) put me too zonked to do the yoga podcast I originally planned on. However, I did manage a stroll around the grocery store for some healthy fixins and wound up with this little ditty for dinner and it was deeeelish!
In case you cannot tell, this is a pita pizza: an 8" whole wheat pita topped with a tbsp of veggie medley spaghetti sauce, sliced mushroom, sliced green bell pepper, sliced red onion, and a tbsp of Italian cheeses. The Italian greens on the side were spritzed twice each with olive oil and lemon juice and coated with a 1/2 tbsp of pesto, topped with a 1/2 tbsp of Italian cheeses. Definitely a much healthier (and equally as yummy) take on the real deal.
And as for Day Two:
After 8 hours of wonderful and much needed sleep, I spent 30 minutes convincing myself to go for a 3 mile run. My shins and ankles are still hating me for it. I believe that means it's time for new shoes. Hoping I can hold out for a couple more weeks without killing my stems!
Breakfast consisted of half of a whole wheat pita stuffed with 2 egg whites, cheese, sliced bell pepper, sliced tomato, sliced onion, and 2 pieces of bacon. Pretty yummy stuff, I won't lie. Taco Tuesday at lunch was a mostly a win with two soft tacos on wheat tortillas filled with beans, light cheese and sour cream, and onions. Of course I am sure the chips and sweet tea cancelled out much healthiness (as pointed out by the gent who too my order). Dinner was a half can of orange tomato harvest soup and a grilled cheese and tomato on whole wheat extra fiber bread.
After dinner, I was sure I was done for the night...but then Rudolph came on--you know, that irresistible claymation Christmas Classic? Immediately, I was craving cookies. I threw a batch in the oven to bake and had two, washed down with a glass of unsweetened almond milk. In my opinion, this is not terrible. However, I've e-mailed my food log to my super fit and clean eating guru friends who will likely tell me just how wrong I am. Perhaps the lack of vino for the past three days will cancel it out? Maybe? Hopefully?
Either way, it only gives me something else to work off tomorrow AM. Currently, I'm debating between the park plyometrics routine I worked up or the yoga podcast I missed yesterday. Both are all over body killers and I just cannot decide which sort of torture I'd prefer the most for Day 3. Decisions, decisions...