It’s only been four days since Alexia’s Summer Lovin’ Challenge started and I have to say… I am kind of sucking on my goal progress!
Since I’ve started training for a long distance race again, I can feel myself slipping back into the ‘all or nothing’ eating mentality I had when I was at my worst point in binge eating. The longer my runs get over the weekends, the more I feel like I can eat.
I don’t like thinking like this for two reasons.
One- I don’t want to feel as though I’ve ‘earned’ my food. I eat dessert every day, regardless of whether or not I’ve exercised or not. It’s usually not somethings particularly high calorie or decadent, but I keep my portions in check and I don’t feel guilty about eating something. Lately, after my long runs, I’ve not been paying attention to my portion size and I eat past the point of fullness just because I feel like I ‘can.’
Two- Because I don’t pay attention to my portions, I end up eating way more than necessary, and because I have the ‘all or nothing’ mentality, I figure that I’ve already blown my day and continue to eat more. As someone prone to binge eating, this is not a good thing!
I woke up this morning reminding myself that all is not shot to hell. I want to get back on track, and it’s not too late to do so!
To remind myself of my goals, I wrote them down and plan to put them on the wall next to my bed.
I also wrote down my training plan for this week and posted it under my goals.
I think a countdown until my next race will help keep me motivated, too. Only two more weeks- ahhhhhh!
Getting back on track with healthy eating is made easier when your green smoothies taste like ice cream.
The consistency was a tad watery for my liking, but it was delicious- just a banana, vanilla protein powder, and spinach.
Dinner was simple, healthy, and just what I was in the mood for.
I sauteed some tofu and broccoli until nice and brown and covered it all in this a-ma-zing sauce from Trader Joe’s.
Star of the show!
My sister made brown rice, and although I’m not a huge fan of rice, I fancied it up a bit to suit my tastes.
Spicy Lemon Rice
- 3/4 cup brown rice, cooked
- 1 tsp curry powder
- 1 tsp turmeric
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp coriander
- Juice of half a lemon
- Pretty simple- put it all in a bowl and mix!
I am positive any vegetable would taste good covered in curry sauce.
Deeeeelicious. Since I refuse to ever give up dessert, I think I hear a bowl of chocolate tofu mousse calling my name!
What do you do to get yourself back on track with healthy eating or exercise?