This weekend, I went to the movies for the first time in ages and it was so fun! On Friday night, I went and saw Wanderlust and was pleasantly surprised. I had heard mixed reviews, but I really liked it and found myself laughing a lot throughout the entire movie. The one thing I will warn you about is there is a lot of full frontal nudity – especially male – so prepare yourself if you do decide to go see it so you’re not caught as off guard as I was! Unfortunately, the male nudity didn’t include Paul Rudd, who I find absolutely hysterical and really made the movie for me. Maybe next time!
The whole point of going to the movies on Friday (besides the fact that, you know, I like to go) was so I could get up Saturday morning and do my 11-12 mile run. When I woke up though, even after getting a great nights sleep and not drinking a sip of alcohol the night before, the last thing on earth I wanted to do was go run that far. I battled in my head for a little while, but decided to instead run (a half a mile) to the gym, do 30 minutes of intervals on the stairmaster, and then do a full body strength training routine plus lots of stretching afterwards.
I was really proud of myself for not skipping the gym all together even though I didn’t feel up for what was on my schedule, because I tend to be very all or nothing about many things in life. That said, I feel extremely undertrained for the half marathon that is somehow already this coming Saturday (!!!), but more on that later this week.
I am trying to use this week to eat really clean and abstain from drinking any alcohol until after the half. I want to really focus on drinking a lot of water, getting a lot of sleep, and eating a very whole food/unprocessed diet so that I get myself in as good of condition as I can be for the half. Here’s what’s on my menu for this week:
|Monday||Savory Oats, banana||Smashed Kidney Bean Wrap w/salad + greek yogurt||cottage cheese w/pineapple||Eggs + Toast (post WW meeting)|
|Tuesday||English Muffin w/PB + Banana||Turkey Wrap w/salad||Greek yogurt + grapefruit||Curried Tofu Burgers w/steamed veggies|
|Wednesday||Oatmeal w/cottage cheese||Curried Tofu Burger + veggies over greens||Banana mashed w/greek yogurt + stevia||Chicken Sausage w/pasta + sauce|
|Thursday||Whole Wheat Waffles w/pb + banana||Leftover chicken sausage w/pasta||Popcorn + grapefruit||Spicy Lentil Tacos|
|Friday||Savory Oats w/Spinach + Cheese||Spicy Lentil Taco Salad||Greek yogurt + grapefruit||TBD – carbs and no alcohol|