No Worries

I’m so enjoying the beginning of spring. When this time of year rolls around, I want country music, roasted veggies, fresh fruit, and drinks with little umbrellas. Oh, and plenty of sun!

Alas, it’s raining this morning, so I wore a bright pink top to try to get some cheer in.

Today started out well. Breakfast was a spinach shake (2.5 tbsp chocolate PB2, 1c almond milk, 4 c organic spinach, 1 frozen banana) and I just had a banana for a snack. This is the time of year when I get super busy at work for about two weeks. Last time this happened, I lived off of gross protein bars. I’m aiming to do things differently this time around. We loaded up on bananas, microwaveable spicy lentil pouches, black beans, and spinach this past weekend… I don’t mind eating a can of cooked black beans (I’ve heard it’s best to rinse then after cooking to get a lot of the salt off) topped with 2 tbsp sour cream for dinner. It’s certainly better than fast food, and for ~400 calories total, packs a good amount of nutrition.

Lunch today should be the same salad as always (chickpeas, edamame, 1 tbsp balsamic dressing + balsamic vinegar drizzled over, arugula, 2 tbsp nuts, and maybe blue cheese if I’m feeling adventurous.)

I biked for 45 minutes on Saturday night, but didn’t get in any exercise yesterday (save maybe 1.5 miles of walking.) I’m hoping to at least get some more walking in today.

I have learned that, so long as I keep my calories in line, the scale stays in line, too. (Miracle of miracles – ha.) So, I may not weigh myself as frequently anymore – I’m slowly letting go of that. If I start eating poorly again, I’ll definitely weigh in daily. But for now… I’m just focusing on food. It’s okay for my weight to bounce around between 124.8 and 126.8… that’s quite a pleasant range for me to be in. (And it’s a weight I haven’t seen since I was ten years old – no lie.)

Even in the time crunch – it is really, really nice to wake up and know that the clothes in my closet are going to FIT, and they’re going to look halfway decent. It is such a relief to know that I don’t have to worry about squeezing into my pants.

Happy Monday, everyone!

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