Monday, April 1, 2013

Monday Mix Tape

Weekend Wrap Up
I made it through Easter without touching a single piece of candy! What is it about Easter candy that's extra appealing? I think it's because as kids in my family, we had to give up candy for Lent then we would gorge on it on Easter Sunday. It was always such a treat but combine that with parents who smoked (this was the 70's and they didn't know any better yet!) and it was a long and nauseating trip home from Grandma's!

Saturday was a gorgeous day and my sister and I had plans to attend a yoga event at the W Hotel. Our favorite instructor was teaching a 75 minute class and then we got drinks and snacks at the hotel bar. There was about 150 people and it was one of the best classes I've ever done.
The gorgeous view
The other gorgeous view :)
This is my instructor Astrid. I know I never stop talking about her but she has totally changed my life!
Sunday was my day off after 8 days in a row of workouts so we decided on a late brunch. This was my Easter treat- fresh grapefruit juice, tequila and Grand Marnier! It was absolutely necessary as I was headed home to get my taxes together for the accountant.

I love being self employed until tax time. It wasn't too bad - I was pretty organized this year!

What are you eating?
People keep asking this so I'm going to make it a regular topic! I still eat a protein shake for breakfast and today I tried a new strawberry version with frozen strawberries and greek yogurt. Not sure if my nutritionist will be okay with me continuing to do a meal replacement but I'm just not really a breakfast person - the shake seems to be a good solution.

Seafood is still my favorite - I eat a lot of tuna, salmon, crabcakes, etc. I still eat a lot of chicken and just tried a little filet mignon over the weekend. It was delicious but it filled me up really fast. Maybe too fast. I ate about an ounce and a half.

I feel completely normal when I eat out which was unexpected. I thought servers would question me ordering so little and not finishing it but that's not really not the case. Sometimes I get mussels and can eat about 10 then give the rest to the table. Brunch was a simple scramble of eggs, chicken sausage and avocado with a side of black beans. I ate half and gave the biscuit to my husband.  

Yesterdays mid-day cocktail caused an afternoon battle with carbs. It scared me a little to have cravings since I haven't really had any but that's the price I paid for the drink! I ended up eating a Kashi blueberry waffle and it did the trick.  Rice cakes are the closest we get to carbs in our house - except for the waffles which are a new purchase. I hope this was an isolated incident and the waffles don't become a problem - otherwise they will have to go!

Off and running!
Thursday was my first run since Thanksgiving. Being the person that I am, I couldn't just ease back in so I set out to do a 5k to see how much work I had ahead of me. It was exhilarating to run again. It was a million times easier since losing the weight and inches of a toddler. I even ran up hills I would have never attempted in the past. I ended up only a minute short of my personal best 5k which is 49:55. I felt awesome - my quads not so much! I had to skip weight training on Friday and go to yoga instead - even that was iffy! Tomorrow we will do it all again. Since my surgeon doesn't want me overdoing it on the cardio, I'm REALLY going to try to keep it slow, easy and fun!

Have a happy, healthy week everyone!!


  1. Holy crap - not one piece! That is amazeballs!

  2. Wow, you really jumped right back into running - nice going!!!

  3. You are very inspiring, Tina! After reading your article, I realized I've already skipped several days of workouts. You can really see difficult things in a light way. Losing weight is really a struggle for me. Thanks for the motivation!

  4. Congratulations on the 5K! I am so impressed with how dedicated you are to exercise. I really appreciate you sharing your learning experiences and how food affects you now. It's a constant learning experience for me, too.

  5. You looks so wonderful!! I am really happy for you :)