Monday, June 6, 2011

The Salad Case: Radishes?

Workout: 45 min Strengthen Upper Body Core Flow Class Yoga

To me, Sunday nights are the nights where I've been known to fret about what I'll wear this week, what dinners I'll make and the upcoming workouts that I need to schedule.

For as long as I can remember, I've been in search of the "perfect" weekly workout routine. Maybe I should do 2 cardio + 2 weights + 2 yoga sessions? How about 3 + 2 + 1? What if I don't feel like running on Saturdays, is it ok if I only workout during the week? On and on, and on I'd go.

It was even worse when I was trying to loose weight. I would tell myself that I would only have to work really, really hard for 6-8 weeks then I'd be able to taper off and not have to do 1 hour of cardio 4 days a week. In most cases, I'd probably go M, T, W and by Th I'd start thinking I needed a break. That break would more often than not go on until next Monday morning with my new plan ready to go.

I finally realized that there is no need to treat my planning sessions with such severity. After all, it's just a plan FOR THE FOLLOWING WEEK and you have to be flexible because, after all, who wants to follow the same workout schedule for the rest of their life?

I'm also learning I need to plan activities that are realistic and that I enjoy doing. If I plan for a 1.5 hr tempo run in the middle of the week, chances are it ain't happening! I would even bet $$$ on it!

That's why I tried to be more realistic with my goals this week. In my opinion:

45 min yoga > nothing
25 min run + weights > nothing
30 min run > nothing

20 min walk > nothing

The point is to get your body movin'. On days where I somehow can't muster enough energy to get up in the AM, I plan on getting an extra walk in.

Tell me bloggies, how do you deal with setting up and following through with your workout plans?

Moving right along, today's Salad Case

  • Roasted Veggies: eggplant, yellow squash, radishes, green peppers, carrots
  • 2 handfuls of spinach
  • 1/4 avocado
  • 1 packet tuna
I do believe that roasting can make any veggie taste better! The case today: radishes. My dad loves 'em, I do not. Since I'm trying to add more color to my salad, I tried roasting them and absolutely loved them. I am a radish convert!

Are there any veggies you don't like? Got a special way of "dressing" them up?