Bonjour mes amies!
Last night before bed I decided I was going to go for a run this morning, so I set my alarm for 5:30 am. This morning when it went off I thought “Meh. Boo to running,” shut it off immediately, and rolled over.
But then something happened. I started to feel a little bit guilty about not running. I kept thinking about how great it would feel to get home from work this evening and have my run already taken care of.
I went back and forth in my head, but the more I thought about it, the more I wanted to do it. I forced myself out of bed and into my running clothes.
And then I looked outside and saw that it was raining. I decided no. I didn’t want to run in the rain. So I went back into my bedroom and crawled back into my nice warm bed.
But the same feelings kept creeping back, and I involuntarily started thinking about all my favourite workout mantras “I don’t have to run, I GET to run,” “I don’t have to run fast…” “I’ve never regretted a workout,” etc.
Five minutes later I was up again, and five minutes after that, I was outside running on the sidewalk.
It took me a while to get out there, but I did it!
Surprisingly enough, after I started running I felt awesome! My run almost felt easy. And because of the rain it was actually almost cool outside, which was a huge relief compared to the sauna-like outdoor running conditions lately. I completed 4.5k and felt so proud of myself!
Proud of myself and extremely shweaty (please ignore my greaseball hair. It’s first thing in the morning.)
Do you ever have an inner struggle with yourself to get your workout done?
I loved my little banana burger for breakfast so much yesterday that I repeated it again this morning.
Just as good as yesterday! That almond butter is killer, I’m telling ya!
For lunch I decided it was time to try Carba Nada pasta, sent to me by the beautiful Dawn at Blonde on a Mission.
I cooked the pasta and topped it with Prego pasta sauce last night, so at work I just needed to heat that puppy up in the microwave (some baby carrots on the side rounded out my meal).
I am in love! This pasta is amazing! And actually, I liked it so much I repeated it for dinna.
Topped with Prego once again, along with some parmesan cheese, and a whole lotta broccoli filled the bottom of my pasta bowl!
Big fan of this pasta, right here.
I had some regular egg noddle pasta handy, so I did a little stat comparison. For the same amount, Carba Nada has 60 fewer calories, 4 more grams of protein, and 16 less grams of carbs. Not too shabby, my friends. Not too shabby at all. Ohh how I wish this was available in Canada, but I haven’t seen it anywhere. I guess I’m going to have to buck up and order it online.
Something else I wish was available in Canada…
As soon as I arrived home from work today I went straight for that almond butter, stuck my finger in the jar, and then stuck my finger in my face. Amazing with a capital A and a capital MAZING. Cannot get enough.
Annnnnd I am out. Hope you all have le fab evening!