Saturday, January 15, 2011

Who would've guessed?

Well, yesterday's post conveniently failed to mention that I did not work out on Friday morning as I had planned. I felt terrible about all day, and I just wanted to pretend it ever happened. That I had never said I was going to run 20 minutes ad lift weights. I felt like a failure, big time.

Fast forward to last night, I was just sitting there thinking what would make me feel better at the end of tomorrow? What type of person did I want to be tomorrow?

Well, among other things, I want to be the type of person that runs, works out, eats healthy and sets an example for her little bebe. How would I get there, though? Well I could take it one day at a time, I thought.

I started visualizing a perfect Saturday, my Papa is really into the power of visualization and I guess he's onto something there! I thought I'd get up, run 4 miles and be ready to go by the time baby Brielle woke up.

You see, one of the new-mommy guilt trips for me is thinking that I have to spend all my extra free time with her. I feel guilty when I'm away and not working, basically. So it kinda mighta have become an excuse!

But, if I run before she wakes up then I don't have to feel any of the guilt and I'll probably be a lot happier Mommy, too!

Well, guess what? I got up and ran 4 miles :) Woo-hoo! It probably helped that she slept through the night, but still, I felt great afterward. I ran and got ready before she even woke up and it made me feel great all day.

I made some egg, spinach & bacon on whole-wheat tortillas and enjoyed my cup o'joe sans the biscotti. It was tough, but I got through it and focused on the coffee as my treat!

Then we got ready, dropped off my car since it needed new tires and headed out to do some light errands. We also went to the International Bakery (I'm obsessed, I know) for lunch. They had the best muffelatta sandwich and creamy chicken soup that I've had in years! Makes me want to look up some recipes right now!

After we got home I snacked on some edamame & papaya. Warning: there will be many related papaya posts because Hubby doesn't like it and I bought way too much!

For Dinner, I made use of the eggplant leftovers and made a salad with romaine, spinach, eggplant carrots & roast beef.

I made my own honey mustard dressing which was great. Here is the recipe:
  • 1 T rice vinegar
  • 1 T honey
  • 1 T canola oil
  • 1 T mustard
  • 1 t Dijon mustard
It was yummy!
After cleaning out my fridge earlier in the day, I decided to use that ricotta cheese in a yummy, chocolatey way!

I basically just combined the following ingredients in my Bullet blender and enjoyed.

  • 1/4 ricotta cheese
  • 1 T cocoa
  • 1 T sugar
  • dash of cream
  • 1/4 t cherry vanilla extract.

The flavors really blended well, but it may have been a little dry and probably would have been better chilled. I think next time I may blend it with some bananas or actual cherries. Yum!

Hope you're having a wonderful weekend and here's to the power of positive thinking!


Kimberly said... Best Blogger Tips

Great job on getting out for your run! Your dessert is also quite interesting... I might have to try that!

cynthiasolc said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks, the run felt greeeat!

As for the dessert, Richard said it was edible. I thought it was yummy. Definitely try it with some banana or something to give some more creaminess!