Another chilly morning, but that doesn't doom us to hibernation! Does anyone here have an employer that sponsers a workout room? Our hospital gives steeply discounted memberships to the gym. Makes sense that the place that fosters so many of our bad habits ought to help us correct a few of them lol. Another facility I used to work at had a walking program - participants took a "virtual tour" travelling across country as they logged miles. An area in the ground floor was marked with distances so people could walk on lunch times and keep track of miles.
I confess I am running on low sleep d/t late night dancing
, but will get to the gym after work for some cardio work (anyone who sees me here before 5:30 is free to call me on it!)
(Side to MelD - I tried power yoga a couple of times - I was too much of a wuss lol.)
Are you thinking about the upcoming week? You've got work, maybe spouse and kids to get out of the house, meals to plan... Is there any way to decrease your stress and thereby decrease your fatigue and inclination to make excuses not to treat yourself right? My biggest struggle has been meal planning. I'm glad Jevan brought up the recipe idea. It seems like if we don't start to make dietary modifications, then we are shortchanging ourselves in our fitness efforts. Take a few minutes to consider what's in your fridge, freezer and pantry to help you eat a little healthier this week.
Here's a favorite recipe of mine that is made the night or morning before (actually only needs to hours to chill but can sit longer.) If you like Mexican flavors, this is great.
Tomato black bean salsa
3 medium tomatoes (can sub (1) 1 pound can diced tomatoes)
(1) 1 pound can black beans, rinsed and drained
3/4 c fresh or frozen corn
1/2 c finely chopped red onion (I use white!)
1/2 c chopped roasted red pepper
1 jalepeno pepper, finely chopped (optional!)
1/2 tablespoon dried or 2 tblsp minced fresh cilantro or parsley
1/4 c lime juice
1 garlic clove, minced (or equivalent amount of that jarred garlic - great stuff!)
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground coriander (I never have this and don't miss it when I leave it out
Just mix all together and chill in bowl in fridge for at least two hours. I have it with baked chips, or make some brown rice and serve it with the rice in a tortilla. Great warm weather meal!
Have a great day - don't forget to check in and encourage your friends here!
"A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort."
Herm Albright (1876 - 1944)