confessions are in bold.
if i didn’t have to go to work every day, i would wake up no earlier than 10 AM.
i struggle to wake up on time evvvvery day. i wish i could be hypnotized to be a morning person. maybe i could give the hypnotist from the movie “office space” a call. he seemed to know what he was doing.
i only took photos of one meal today.
my breakfast was an egg white scramble with mushrooms, onions and bell peppers. my afternoon snack was cottage cheese and a cookie. in case you wondered.
this was my lunch:
half of a turkey sandwich on wheat with avocado, mustard, tomatoes, olives, lettuce and sprouts.
such a waste of paper and plastic. and a waste of money. that bag of veggies? $2.15. and the sandwich? $3.49. lame. (but delicious, none the less.)
i can’t seem to find the motivation to take breakfast and lunch photos lately.
that is why they are lacking. i am sure my breakfast and lunch blogging spunk will return, but in case you wondered why i rarely blog about those meals these days.. that is why.
i have been eating out entirely too much lately.
while it is tasty, it isn’t good for my wallet or my waistline. or my sanity. eating out too much drives me crazy and i would rather do it for fun every so often rather than daily for convenience. plus i can feel the sodium pumping through my body and my fingers don’t like it. i need to get on top of meal planning and make a grocery store run. instead, i am blogging. go figure.
i have made three batches of cookies in the past week and have eaten well over 20 cookies myself.
batch #1: a failed attempt at mama pea’s balls.
they were still delicious.
batch #2: a successful attempt at mama pea’s balls.
they *somehow* slipped the camera’s eye (tricky cookies!) so i stole her photo. and while i debated not giving her credit, i guess i probably should
batch #3: holly’s vegan pumpkin molasses cookies. i made these last year. they are AMAZING. marshall requested them last night. i blame him.
i have eaten four already. since last night.
i am really not OK with the amount of sugar i have been consuming lately.
it started with the foodbuzz festival and it just never stopped. while everything has tasted great, have had really bad headaches mid-day and i have been grabbing sweets left and right. for me, that is a sure sign of too much sugar. i am throwing this out there for accountability sake, because maybe next time i will think twice about eating 5 cookies in an hour.
i didn’t go to the gym friday, saturday or sunday.
but guess what? i went today. and THAT, my friends, is all that matters.
20 minute HIIT on treadmill:
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i finished the workout off with 20 minutes at a 15% incline. i would walk at 3 MPH for 5 minutes and jog at 4 MPH for 2 minutes while reading my new issue of oxygen magazine.
total workout: 40 minutes max HR: 175 average HR: 145 calories burned: 310
that workout was harder than it should have been.
i haven’t been serious about working out lately. my leniency has shown through in my performance. the HIIT workout above is one i do all the time with ease. when it gave me a side ache today, i got a little discouraged and realized i need to focus on consistency so my cardiovascular health doesn’t suffer.
i skipped out on the jazz game tonight.
we had tickets to go to the game and i told marshall to take his grandpa. sure, it sounds like i was just giving up my ticket as a nice gesture.. but really, i just wanted to work out, blog, grocery shop and hang at home. plus, because marshall is at the game, i don’t have to watch monday night football. thankyouverymuch.
i will probably eat oatmeal for dinner.
i didn’t have it for breakfast today.. so i kind of miss it. and it is cold outside. that’s my logic. plus, it should keep me away from holly’s cookies. maybe.
my clothes are still in a heap on my bedroom floor.
but on the upside, my bed has clean sheets, my kitchen is spotless and my spare bedroom went from looking like this:
so progress has been made. but you may notice a huge heap of shoes in the middle of the floor.
yeah. about those. i need to get rid of them. size 6 for anyone who wants a pair! you pay for shipping and they are yours.
i registered marshall & myself for a turkey trot 5k on thanksgiving.
marshall doesn’t exactly work out. like, ever. and i haven’t run outside in months. this should be a treat!
in other news, i decided to call my ex boyfriend because it is his birthday today. we dated for five or six years on and off. that’s the guy i owned mable with. we aren’t exactly friends but we keep in touch from time to time, so i called him. i try to be nice like that. his phone went to voicemail and so i decided to message his sister on facebook to have her wish him a happy birthday from me. well, long story short i discovered than he is in jail. again. for, like, the 80th time.
while that really doesn’t mean much to any of you.. it did cause me to do a lot of reflecting of my relationships passed.
and that brings me to my final confession of the night.
i am real glad i married marshall. mister right.
what is your confession of the day?
xo. janetha g.
p.s. the winner of the swag giveaway is entry #34: Lauren Brown! congrats—send me your address and i will ship your swag out. thanks for playing, everyone.
p.s.s. i am serious about the shoe thing.