The sun is shining, it is warmer than average, and my day started out on a good note, and I will be sure it stays on that path.
I went to a great event this morning co-sponsored by the STOP Obesity Alliance and the National Eating Disorders Association. I have a lot to say about it, so I will hold off until Monday.
First, my heel is still bothering me. I have found that starting the day on the stationary bike does help. I think it loosens the muscles without putting any pressure on the heel. I have an appointment with a podiatrist Monday morning and hopefully I will get some good news then, or at least a better plan of attack. I'm scheduled to run the Scotland Run 10K in the park tomorrow for which I will go pick up my number this afternoon, but I'm not sure if I can actually do it. I don't want to make it worse. I was really hoping this would be cleared up by now. I need to run! This beautiful weather makes it even more frustrating.
Yesterday afternoon I hit up the gym for strength training. I did a few a couple things I don't usually do, so it was a nice change up. Variety is the key to life, even when it comes to food and fitness! I finished my workout with a little more time on the bike and a date with the foam roller! Stats are at the end.
After the workout I came home to make a delicious and nutritious lunch - an open face sandwich on whole grain bread with hummus and hard boiled eggs (1 egg, 2 whites), cooked eggplant and wax beans (low in sodium, high in Vitamin C, folate, and iron) and an apple. I've realized lately that hummus can be combined with a wide variety of foods with great results.
For dinner last night, I slightly adapted a recipe in the latest issue of the Food Network Magazine. This salad sounded fantastic and I had to try it. I decided to make it our main dish however, rather than a side dish and added roman beans to add some fiber and meatiness. Since it was just for the two of us, I figured one head of escarole would be enough, and that was a mistake. The volume decreases quite a bit after boiling. Nevertheless, we had enough food to fill us up, as I also boiled a few of the small potatoes left from the farmers market and made a small batch of homemade pita chips. The salad was great and loaded with healthy ingredients, but it was definitely the most time consuming salad I have ever made! With that in mind, I do think I will try it again because the combination of textures, flavors and the simple ingredients made it stand out from the typical salad. Plus, I love feta cheese!!
My weekend TV picks:
Friday: 9pm Eastern - Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution is on tonight.
Saturday: 6:07pm Eastern - Michigan State v Butler NCAA Final Four game
The weather is going to be great this weekend (at least in some parts) - how are you going to enjoy it? (and don't forget the sunblock!)
Workout Stats -
3x10 of each: leg extensions, leg curls, ab machine assisted crunches, lat pull down, bicep curls, overhead extended arm side bend (from SELF)
lots of stretching