So I am now determined to up my mileage and really go for a new (VERY BIG TO ME) goal!! As I stated in my weekly goals, I am going to start a 10K training program…
I am still deciding what program is best for me. I was going to go for the Nike+ training; however, that plan is for people who are already running 10-12 miles a week….I am not. I know there are some really good programs, so while I see which is the best fit, I am going to spend my week like this: 5K Monday (check AND with a new PR of a 9:28/mi)!! Another 5K Wednesday (tomorrow) and then as close to 8K as I can get on Saturday!! Let’s see how I hold up….
I am seriously hoping the guts are feeling better tomorrow, because I have another case of the ‘Tuesdays”! I am not sure what is going on, but really this should not happen (extreme gut ache and bloat) this frequently!! Either way, I lost my mind for about 45 minutes tonight and got a little carried away….I ate a little homemade veggie pizza (grilled), a Coffee Crisp bar from Canada and then a couple bites of James’ mac and cheese.
I am here to admit that the worst time for me, when it comes to NON-intuitive eating, is when I am stressed! Today, I was more than stressed. I was a little teary, emotional, and overwhelmed most of the day. There is SO much going on that I am having a hard time filtering everything so that I don’t get caught up in stuff that can really be pushed aside. It is annoying, but anxiety is a close family friend. It has been hanging around for years, it acts like a best friend, when really it is kryptonite. I just need to figure out a way to kick it out the door once and for all!!
Okay, that is out of the way…let us look at some of the goodies I have been eating!!! So first up, I tried a new way to eat my quinoa! I know I mentioned I wanted flavor, SO I decided to make ‘Taco Quinoa”. Taco Rice is very popular over here, but I don’t want the rice! I made up my quinoa, and warmed up my ‘Morning Star Beef Crumbles’…
Yay for all natural, non-beef crumbles!! I mixed in a little taco seasoning with the crumbles before putting it on top of the quinoa. I added tomato, spinach, and 1T part-skim mozzarella! I threw a little salsa on top, just for a little extra flavor….OH, YES!!!! This was YUMMY!!!
Next, I wanted to do a nice sweet version of quinoa so I whipped out the pineapple and decided to use up some leftover grilled chicken! I used the magic bullet to mix up 1/3c pineapple, 1.5tsp brown sugar, 2 tsp soy sauce, and a pinch of salt. I mixed it up into a puree and poured it over the chicken which was layered over the quinoa…Success #2!!!!
Then I let the Hub take over to make a nice Mahi Mahi dish for me! He grilled up the fish and made a delicious tomato/mango/red onion salsa to go on top!! I loved the sweet of the mango mixed with the zing of the red onion!! I have never had mango salsa before….yes, I am serious!!
We served that with a little corn and some Spanish rice. I was not really feeling the rice, so I only ate a tiny bit. This was so good, I think I commented on each and every bite!!! So there are some yummy eats that I have been enjoying with a side order of stress….the food tasted better than the stress 😉
So now, I am going to just read a bit and try to get a good rest so I can do my 2nd 5K run this week. Going to aim for the same time since it will be outside (Monday was on the treadmill) and I am just going to use it as a way to shake off all of the craziness that is trying to take me down 🙂
What kind of things stress you out? Are you able to let things roll off back or do you stew for a bit? Which yummy meal looks the best to you??