I’m finally feeling better. I can breathe again (always a plus) and my head doesn’t feel like a wad of cotton is being crammed into it. My energy is coming back as well and I find myself amped to start working out – I mean really working out – again. I can’t wait to work up a good sweat and push myself hard.
This weekend we went off the Warrior Diet a little and had some “naughty” foods just for a change. We went to Kroll’s in Green Bay – which is where you go in Green Bay for awesome hamburgers and a taste of local history. It’s not healthy food by any means but it is fun and something you have to do every once in a while. The funny thing about eating that type of food nowadays is that I realize just how GREAT I feel when I am eating healthy and following the Warrior Diet. When I veer off it for even a day, I don’t feel nearly as clean, good, healthy or energetic. It’s a great test to see how far we’ve come and why we do NOT eat that food very often. (Not that we did before this but we’ve really ramped up our organic/healthy eating to the point where we really try to avoid all food that is processed.)
Most of our food is all fruit and vegetables – fresh as we can get it. Another reason I am overly anxious for summer – because we’ll have all the fresh vegetables we want from the Uncles’ garden. I can’t wait to help them this year. Last year was sort of a bust due to all the rain we got last summer.
Remember that plateau I hit – weight and measurement-wise? I think I broke through it. I am down another two pounds in two weeks (not a lot I know) but I haven’t been able to workout. I HAVE been eating healthy though. And my clothes are getting much looser. I am seeing more definition which is really exciting for me and really making me even more eager to dive back into my workouts.
We did our weekly grocery shopping this morning and now the fridge is full of all the fun things I plan to cook up this week. Fresh salad each night loaded full of flavor (cilantro, pepperoncini, black olives, carrots, sun-dried tomatoes, green peppers and radishes)
I’m thinking this week of making perhaps another Polenta Pie, Quinoa Pilaf, Vegetable Pasties, Samosas and a Stir Fry. I also bought a squash to bake with brown sugar, cinnamon and butter.
There are some things I do need to modify though – drink more tea and less coffee.
I noticed last week that my coffee intake is making me more irritable during the day and I do not like that at all. I bought some Kombucha tea from Festival Foods today. I really like the flavor of it. I like teas that I do NOT feel the need to add anything to. It’s a hard habit to break – drinking coffee. I have been drinking it since age three (not joking) and I love it. I love the smell, the earthy aroma and flavor of it. I cannot imagine giving it up completely but I do know I need to cut back. I seriously thought I would drink LESS with the Keurig coffeemaker we got for Christmas but instead, I have been drinking MORE. I have been enjoying all the different roasts Keurig has to offer and on the days we get our shipment of K-Cups – if it contains different blends from our usual order – I go crazy trying them all out. I know. I know. NOT healthy. So that is why I must cut back.
I will post my weekly kettlebell update at the end of this week. Being sick and being up north a couple weeks ago has kept me from really focusing on my workouts. I did get a good one in on Friday. I’ll get back to my progress updates and continue on as I had been doing. I haven’t quit or given up or anything like that. I’ve just been sick.
Other than that, it’s been a nice, quiet weekend. And although we are supposed to have rain all week, I am optimistic about it. This is true April weather. April showers bring May flowers, so they say. The snow has already gone down quite a bit in our yard and once again, I can see the grass again which is very nice! I’m looking forward to watching “Black Swan” tonight after our pumpkin goes to sleep and then, there is the new week. Hoping that I will FINALLY get some writing done – with limited interruptions – unless it means playing some Mario Brothers with my daughter – which I am always game for!
Happy April! Happy week! 😀