Saturday, April 20, 2013

Disappointment

My day hasn't been going all that well.  Last night was my first workout after finishing an antibiotic that prevented me from exercising because one of the side effects is tendonitis.  It was my first workout in almost two weeks and it was really tough.


My legs felt tired almost as soon as I started and I only finished the workout out of sheer force of will.  I stretched really well when I was done, but I could tell I had lost quite a bit of leg strength while I wasn't workout out.  

Despite the epic fail last night, I was determined to run this morning.  I put on my running clothes and headed out, but I only made it 1.5 miles before I got a terrible cramp in my side that pretty much stopped me in my tracks.  On top of that, I weighed myself this morning and had gained weight even though I made sure to stay within my calorie budget all week.  Epic fail.


To be fair, I've eaten a lot of things I normally wouldn't even though I counted the calories for all of them.  For starters I spent most of last week chugging diet coke and eating extra snacks like pretzels that I normally wouldn't keep in the house.  While I was able to walk to and from classes last week, I still wasn't allowed to go to the gym or run and I think not being able to burn calories the way I normally do with my workouts really affected my ability to lose, or at least maintain, my weight.  

This week I'm going to focus on eating a little cleaner than I have for the past few weeks.  With the exception of my four exams, I will be spending most of my time at home studying so I will have a lot more control of what kinds of foods will be in my environment and the times that I eat.  I started with lunch today.



A purple sweet potato, Trader Joe's Chili Lime chicken with a little sweet chili sauce, and cantaloupe.  I had never had a purple sweet potato before but wanted to try one, so I was really excited when I saw them in the store.  I put mine in the crockpot for around 3 hours on high like I do with all my baked potatoes.  The purple sweet potato has a slightly different flavor than a regular sweet potato, but it was delicious with butter and a little splenda.  Plus, I'm not gonna lie. The color is kind of awesome :)

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