Talk to me about your choice in peanut butter…I stood in the aisle at the commissary this morning (it opens at 7:00) trying to figure out why the natural stuff with the oil floating on top is supposed to be better than Jif or Skippy (both now have all natural varieties). The calories are the same, the fat is the same, the sugar is a little higher but not that much. I like the flavor of Jif (my primary preference) or Skippy better than the other. Should I suck it up & go with the oil floating on top?
I am going to be spending some time today figuring out my nutrition plan for the next two weeks. I am really struggling with craving & eating bread. I guess I’m not the type that craves carbs rather than chocolate during PMS. I have to tackle this. I’m having a bad reaction to the cravings…eating it & gaining weight. Not good.
I also am rethinking my egg/tortilla for my ride to the gym. It’s too heavy for before a workout so I’m thinking of still having one but after. I’m thinking that I could prepare a yogurt smoothie for my bullet & drink that on my morning ride. I’ve ¾ c yogurt, ½ c mixed fruit, a little sugar-free vanilla syrup & maybe ½ c myoplex lite/advantedge to water it down. On the other hand once I start using the Lavash bread I might not have the carb cravings I’m having currently (I wanted to use up all of the tortillas before opening the Lavash bread—they’re gone now).
I’m considering putting together a “yoga/stretch bag” for my office. I have plenty of time to get in a good hard weight & cardio workout but am finding my time to stretch is limited & rushed. I just want to have a good stretch & think the only time I’m going to be able to get that in is going to be at lunch. My thought is to change, take a brisk walk around the block & then come in for a good 20/30 minute stretch. I have Cathe’s Stretch Max & a couple of yoga cds that I can put on my iPhone or even bring my laptop in. The light exercise at lunch time might also energize me to get through the rest of the day—not to mention burn a few more calories.
The weight gain I’ve had over the last few days tells me that I might need to postpone my comp until August. I’m still going to keep an open mind about July but don’t want to set myself up for failure either. I have a minimum of 18 lbs to lose as I sit right now. I could lose it but I probably won’t. I wish I dropped weight like Wendy. LOL
My workout today included the functional workout that Wendy gave me in January 2009, up & back box jumps on the steps in this picture, followed by 5 miles on the recumbent bike at level 9 for 22 minutes & 34 seconds. My heart rate averaged 135. I have decided that this ride wasn’t such a bad one because I worked hard doing the functional & those box jumps.
To be honest I started the functional half-heartedly. It was the first time I did it alone in a very long time & I really didn’t want to do it. I determined to do it with full effort & I am glad I did. I worked really hard. It will pay off.