Monday, September 17, 2012

The Salad Case: A Real One!

Workout: 20 min yoga + 30 min weights + 20ish min walking

Ok, to say that the last couple of weeks has been a descent into sugarland is an understatement. It's been accompanied by my lack of focus and disregard for needed sleep. Seriously, one week of no-sugar threw me into the wasteland and I need to pull myself out!

I have been working out at the gym, but kind of back to my pre-gym goals level since I haven't been taking advantage of the 6AM hour. That seriously changes this week, take a look at my goals:

I had the weirdest upper back pain this weekend and "google-learned" that it could be a pinched nerve due to the baby pushing up my rib cage. I will talk to my chiropractor about it this week, but doing some yoga stretches and icing it really helped me.

It made me realize how much I need yoga in my life and I'm really going to make it a priority during that 6AM hour, even if it's only for 20 minutes! I had originally planned to get some more walking cardio in, but I figure with the swimming and the long walks on the weekends I'm covered. I just need to keep up with my walking breaks during work.

Another thing I'll be working on is the NO-SUGAR ADDED days. I really need to focus on this. Sugar is a slippery slope for me and I need to watch it. I'll take it one day at a time and hopefully that will help :)

Plus, guess what - it looks like I've turned a "corner" and can add these babies back in.

I'm not doing the warm salad cases just yet, but I figure this is something :)

In the mix today:
  • romaine lettuce mix
  • cucumbers
  • baby carrots
  • olives
  • hummus
  • dressing I luv:
    • 2 parts canola oil
    • 1 part rice vinegar
    • dash of flaxseed
I paired it with half a pita bread, I need my carbs. I have NO idea how some friends can go without any carbs for their lunch salads!

How are you making this week healthier?

ADios :)