8 Days Out!

Greetings friends and donut lovers! I went on an entirely crazy rant last night about donuts, when hilariously enough TODAY is national donut day. I hope you went out and had a donut or 3 today, unless you’re a week out from your comp like I am. In that case, I hope you averted your eyes from social media and ate your cucumbers sliced in circles with the centers removed while pretending they were a delicious baked treat.

Speaking of cucumbers, I’ve been meaning to share this snack tip with you–try sprinkling cinnamon on your cucumber slices for a sweet treat. Trust me, I know it sounds gross and like i’ve lost my mind, but it really is good. A friend of mine does it with stevia and cinnamon, but I personally dislike that stevia aftertaste so I skip it. However, if you enjoy stevia, feel free to add.

I haven’t really talked a ton each day about how i’ve felt, what i’ve done, etc so I am going to start doing that now. Just a little blurb each day i’d like to call Mind, Body, and Cravings.

-Didn’t sleep well at all last night (around 3.5 hours) which left me feeling like a zombie this morning
-Energy was at an all time low, I felt nauseous and I had to fight back tears during my workout
-Talking to my friends, thinking about sleep on the weekend, and knowing i’m just over a week out helped perk me up and as the day went on, I started feeling better.
-Went back to the gym tonight for round 2. Not only did I survive, I killed it. My mind and heart were in my workout, so my body followed.
-Should I have listened to my body this morning and stayed in bed? To be honest, I’m not sure. I don’t think there’s a wrong or right answer. Staying in bed would not have meant I am not dedicated, but going doesn’t mean i’m obsessed either. The important thing for me is that I persevered and am able to end the day on a positive note.
-This evening I just really want a glass of red wine. The week has been especially trying on my mind and body and I would love to relax, put my feet up, and unwind with the familiar smooth sensation of a glass of shiraz washing over me. I opted for dandelion tea instead…not the same thing, but hey, a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do.
-I am currently snacking on roasted asparagus with a little bit of horseradish mustard. I love roasted asparagus and since giving up my beloved broccoli a week ago, I’ve begun to rely heavily on it for craving control.
I am now well hydrated, my post workout hunger has been satiated, and i’m almost finished my SAF Inspire entry. It’s been a long day–hell a long week, so i’m headed to bed. Here’s hoping tomorrow is a much easier day.