Salads get really old really fast for me if they don’t include a lot of different flavors and textures. Lettuce-only salads are not my friend.
But this little lady is!
Shameless Sadie picture, I know.
My salad included a myriad of colors and flavors which made it a success in my book!
In the mix:
- Iceberg lettuce
- Red pepper
- Sesame garlic tempeh
- Kraft light Asian sesame dressing
Who doesn’t love a lunch that is both pretty and delicious?
To Half or Not to Half?
As you probably gathered from my past few blog posts, I feel like I am in a bit of an exercise rut. Sure I’ve been going to the gym, but I’ve just been going through the motions and not really challenging myself. I’m motivated enough to get there, but have been struggling with pushing myself (mostly on cardio days).
With the help of a new playlist and reviewing some of my old favorite workouts, I’m definitely feeling more motivated to sweat it out. Initially I was planning on revisiting my old interval and plyometric workouts until late this morning when I received an email from a friend informing me about the First Watch half marathon in Sarasota, Florida on March 13.
I instantly felt a spark of enthusiasm. Is this what I need to push myself again and feel motivated?
Its been five months since I ran my last half marathon and I’ve been feeling the itch again. I’ve been going back and forth deciding whether or not to register.
I have three reasons I want to register:
- I love having a fitness goal
- The feeling of accomplishment after a big race (and even a long run) is amazing
- I think registering would help me break out of my exercise rut
But I have three things holding me back:
- I hate running in the cold
- I don’t like feeling like I have to run
- I would like to include more variety in my workouts
As you can see, the first two of the three things keeping me from signing up are pretty much the lamest excuses in the whole world.
Please weigh in… What do you think I should do? What would you do?