So, it’s my birthday. It has been a quiet day, since we did my celebrating yesterday. I have had a quiet day, mostly to myself.
I got my workout done this morning, and another this evening. So, I met my goal of 4 for the weekend. Yay me!! This way if I have to work late every single night, I will still get 9 workouts for the week done. I didn’t kick myself for not getting 10 workouts last week, but I wanted to give myself the best chance of doing it this week by getting 4 done on the weekend.
For lunch, I had a chicken skewer my daughters found at Costco. Fresh chicken breast marinated in something. I grilled it on my grill pan, along with some asparagus. I made some brown rice to go with it, and had some cantaloupe for dessert. All of that was less calories than I usually have in a meal when I have a Subway sandwich. I need to work on my brown rice and try to get more layers of flavor in it. I used Success boil in bag brown rice. I boiled it in chicken broth. I sautéed some shallots and garlic to add to it after it boiled, but it needed a little more seasoning. I really need to learn to make tasty, flavorful, low fat meals. So I am going to work on that. I guess if I added more seasonings to the broth, then it would have cooked in them and picked up a lot more flavor. The chicken skewer was good. The asparagus was pretty good, but could have used a little more seasoning too. I sprinkled it with salt, some garlic powder and a little crushed red pepper and cooked it on my grill pan. I sprayed it with a little non-stick spray before grilling it. It was good, but could have used a little more seasoning.
I am having some new pain today. I am hurting in my lower middle back. It is enough pain that it takes my breath away when I stand up and just reach out in front of me triggers it. It did not bother me to ride my bike, though. I don’t know if this is what caused the trigger of radiating pain yesterday. I am not getting around very well today. I had hoped I might be able to do a little walking tonight, but had to another workout on my bike. My armband doesn’t seem to pick up the bike workouts very well. I am not sure it is very accurate. I worked up a really good sweat. I did some bicep curls while I was pedaling (not the whole time). I am up to 13 mph pretty consistently and get about 6.5 miles in per workout.
I plan for this to be my best year yet. This is going to be a year where I overcome a lot of things that have plagued me for a lifetime. It should be a good one financially, since my boss says we will likely be working this much through at least February of next year when our big case goes to trial. I plan to put as much as I can in savings. I will be moving to a new era in my life – having an empty nest – and hope to be dating again later this year. (When I am going to find the time for that, I don’t know! Where I am moving should give me more opportunities to meet people.) I intend to leave all the insecurities and feelings of unworthiness behind this year. It is going to take some work, but I am ready. And, most of all, I am going to overcome a lot of physical struggles. I fully believe that.
I took some future comparison pictures today. I am going to look pretty good when I have the baby. (Just kidding! I will be glad to get rid of this belly. No wonder my back hurts!)
That's it for today. Have a great week!
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