Painting, Eating, Power of
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
For the past few days, hubby and I were finding new ways to procrastinate getting the guest room ready for my sister to arrive on Monday from Germany. She will be staying for two weeks, and I actually have the time off (except for Black Friday, my boss didn't have enough people on for that day). So today was painting day. I picked a nice greenish color and got sweating painting. Come to find out, it actually can count as a workout, so that's what I did. And then I got hungry. Really, really REALLY hungry. I tracked my food, pre-tracked my snack, had "elevensies" and just didn't get enough. I figured, my body is trying to tell me something. Not feeding me is just not an option, I made myself a huge pot of ginger and chamomile tea, which went down easy and then I got hungrier. I felt like the Killer Plant from Little Shop of Horrors. "FEEEEED MEEEE". I took a long hard look at my food tracker, and decided, okay, if I just can't get enough, I will just make myself a huge portion of something healthy and eat it, so I will finally be quiet and content (think happy baby..... burp). So two cups of frozen spinach, a small can of diced no salt tomatoes, a cup of vegetable broth, a sprinkle of feta cheese, a tablespoon of whipped philadelphia cream cheese, some hot and spicy african spice mix and a cup of precooked whole wheat pasta. I ate to my heart's content and was actually full. After talking to my friend on the phone for a while, brought my dishes to the kitchen, where I passed by my Deck of Cards I keep there, in case I have a few minutes for a workout. I just posted a cardio option on my fridge.... so the "just do it" phrase from this morning popped into my head, and I grabbed the deck of cards, and followed the key. Hearts - Knee Raises, Diamonds - ChaChaCha, Spades - Front/Back Kicks, Clubs - Side Steps. I did almost the whole deck of cards within 10 minutes. So that's my story. It was a really weird day today, but I added plenty of exercise minutes, ate healthy (although like a horse) and got the guest room painted. I call this a success, right?