Nothing feels or tastes better than something I have earned. I believe that if you want to play hard, you first have to work hard. This goes for food and pleasure. I can easily throw down multiple cookies and brownies in one sitting, but I have to earn them first. Earning my cookies helps with the lack of self control to stop after one cookie .
Sunday was run day or maybe you would call it fun day, but after working 4am-11pm it was a run day, not a fun day. I knew the run needed to be done, so I grabbed my partner in crime and off we went for our 5mile house to house run. The run felt good, I was tired from the workday, but I maintained a 10:39 pace which surprised me at the end of the run. I say “I maintained” because Manfriend can easily run 2 minutes faster than a 10:00 minute pace, but he kindly runs like a sloth with me (lovee.)
The main thought that kept me going during this run was, “I have macaroni and cheese with baked beans, broccoli, spinach and brussels waiting for me.”
I tried hard to convince myself it would be OK to mix the beans on top of the mac, but I wanted to hold the power of creating the best bite, bite by bite. The best bites contain a little bit of everything.
Moments before this meal was ready, something else was ready.
Brownies..from a box. 9/10 times these kinds of brownies will make me anxious and I wont eat them. Since I ran the 5 miles, I allowed myself to have one..or two..or three. These boxed brownies contain hydrogenated oils which I am against, but I worked..so I let myself play.
The next day was yoga/spin class date night. I worked 5am-2pm, came home, and quickly got ready for the gym date. By the time spin class started I was feeling the effects of the day. My body was sore, tired, and I felt sick from a lack of good nutrients throughout the day. I suckered through the class knowing that today I would have a complete rest day. A rest from work and a rest from working out.
I am currently sitting in Starbucks enjoying coffee and blogging with the soothing sounds of people typing, talking, and laughing. Yesterday I worked, today I play.
Smile for the picture random girl in glasses.
Before arriving at Starbs, I enjoyed my first bowl of oatmeal in months. I’ve been off the oat train for a LONG time, but I think I may be back on board.
The best kinds of oats are soaked in berry juice.
In random news, the couple sitting next to me in Starbs are obviously on a first date. They are in their 50′s and discussing past dating history. The woman thinks she dated a sociopath, he cheated on her, lied to her, been to jail. The man said he was in a relationship for a year and they broke up 4 times before he called it quits. They both have kids, and are sitting with their legs spread open. I think they are a match made in heaven.
Manfriend has done the unthinkable…
He is no longer a bearded dragon, he is now a barefaced koala. Widdle baby face.
Do you agree with my work hard play hard ideas? EARN that shiat!
How do you feel about boxed bake goods? They scare me..but on occasion I will splurge. Boxed meals I feel the same way. Macncheese doesn’t count.
How do you like your oats? Berrified, cinnimini monstered, dried fruited.