Monday, September 12, 2011

The Salad Case: A rut!

Workout: 30 min Jackier Warner Circuit + 20 min interval run

To say I've been in a workout rut is an understatement! Seriously, between the stomach and actual flu I have not wanted to go near a set of weights, much less the dreaded treadmill!!! What's a gal to do?

Just do it!

Nike had it right!!! It felt so good to get this workout in, I just hope I can remember this feeling the next time I'm tempted to not set my alarm!

Like I've said before, I think the whole nutrition deal boils down to the little tiny choices you make each day.  For instance, I didn't feel like cooking last night, but we decided on paninis and chips. Simple enough for a Sunday, right?

We headed to the store for some supplies and who knew our health food store didn't carry Doritos? Apparently, RC did! We tried these chips instead.

They were pretty good too, plus I could actually understand their ingredient list. I guess choosing where/when to shop actually makes a difference!

Then, as I was making the panini's  I started prepping my salad case for the upcoming week and I said to myself, "Self, why not add a salad to our dinners?" Self listened and the salad added some crunch and loads of flavor which led to a big decrease in total chips consumed - double score!

To avoid another rut of the "warm salad" kind, I went with an actual cold salad. I wanted to switch it up a bit, plus there was no roasting involved!

In this week's case went:

  • couple of handfuls of romaine lettuce
  • shredded carrots and zuchinni
  • cucumbers
  • tomatoes
  • feta cheese
  • garlic olive oil dressing:
    • 1 part white vinegar
    • 2 parts olive oil
    • dash of McCormick's garlic & herbs seasoning
    • 1/2 lemon
Getting yourself out of a rut is not so bad after all!

How do you deal with ruts?