my gym pet peeves.

Hey urybody!!!!

Hope your Thursday is a flyin’ by and then before we know it Friday will be upon us!!!

Shall we start with my annoyance during spin class last night..well there were two things that annoyed me so lets roll through both…

numero uno. people should not wear sports bras with no shirts while at the gym. like seriously i really don’t care if you have the most ripped 6 pack in the whole history of the world, just don’t do it. it is obnoxious, showy, and kind of just makes me wanna smack you for being so cocky. and like seriously sometimes at the gym i get insanely sweaty, but i never just whip off my shirt haha maybe if it were like some extreme situation and i felt like i was going to pass out from being so hot and sweaty i would..but i am pretty sure that would NEVER happen because the gym is air conditioned homies!! gah just had to vent that one out.

numero dos. the spin instructor who teaches the 5:30 class i usually go to after work has been playing the same freaking cd for the past 3 weeks!!! like we do the same drills to the same music and i am literally about to go insane! like whip out a new cd homeboy…after all it is your job to teach spin aka you are getting paid to do it…so in my opinion not prepping new music for class is sort of like not doing half your job….anyone else feel me on this?! like i can see maybe every few weeks replaying a playlist…but not 3 weeks straight! that is approximately 6 spin classes i have gone to and heard the same music!!!

haha ok wow apparently i had a lot of anger built up inside of me today..glad i could get it all out! and please people comment and tell me i am not crazy for feeling this way about these things…or tell me i am crazy and then i will just get over it haha but either way, let me know your opinions!

Alrighty, so after spin last night I came home and was craving salmon and veggies! I had bought these frozen salmon patties a while back and figured they would still be good because I had frozen them…um yikes when cooked the salmon def tasted like it had freezer burn and was super dried out! i even tried topping it with some orange marmalade to help moisten it up..but no success! I ate like 3/4 of it and then just enjoyed my roasted zucchini and squash that i had made!

wednesday dinner

Then, this morning I got up early and got my workout on…

thursday workout

I actually have been pushing myself distance wise when I run because I want to do a half marathon soon, so today I felt like I really got a lot of bang for my buck aka worked hard for it being so early! haha

I expanded a little on this workout and ended up getting in almost an hour of running, with only 10 minutes of that being walking on an incline!

workout 2

And yes, that would be my handwriting…in case you were wondering what it looked like, which i am sure you were!

Then, breakfast was another smoothie! I am just loving my portable smoothie maker clearly!This smoothie had greek yogurt, almond milk, spinach, frozen mango, fresh strawberry, & 1/2 of a banana..topped once again with some homemade granola goodness!

thursday breakfast

Then, during my lunch break I hit up Nordy Rack once again…I just browsed the store yesterday and took in what I saw, then today I went back and got a couple of things that I decided I really did like! It’s always a good plan to sleep on it before buying clothes, at least for me it is! Keeps me from making impulse buys!

When I got back I was greeted with freshly baked cookies!!!

cookie

Yum, I devoured half of this before lunch and the other half after!

Lunch for me was a super yummy kale salad…

thursday lunch 1

It had strawberries, carrots, celery, feta, dried cherries, cinnamon almonds, and a honey/apple cider vinegar dressing…sooo good & fresh 🙂

Alrighty, I am off to finish up my last hour at work and then hit the grocery store before going to my little sister’s play tonight! Hope you all enjoy your evenings and I will see you back here tomorrow!

be thankful :)

 

 

One thing I have really been thinking about lately is how sometimes I tend to look at the negative in things and how I really want to stop doing this! It gets so easy for me to think about how many things in my life have not gone as I planned, yet in the end I have to constantly remember that everything happens for a reason.

Sure I never thought I was going to get an eating disorder and isolate myself away, yet it happened and it made me realize how strong I really am! Every day I am constantly battling those negative voices, yet all it takes is one moment to center myself and realize how much I have in my life to be thankful for!

I have a wonderful family, supportive friends, I was able to get a college education at a top university, I have a fantastic job in the field I want to pursue, I laugh every single day, I am in good health despite how much I put my body through, I have a roof over my head and food to eat, and there is just so much good in my life that I often take fore granted. So, today and this weekend and hopefully in any tough situations I hope to remember how much I have to be thankful for and use that as guidance to push me through life!

Anyways, to other topics beginning with my breakfast this morning…week 2 friday breakfast

Sun butter & berry overnight oats. All I can say is I love this breakfast, but my challenge for next week is to switch things up a little!!

I also completed spin class this morning at the gym! My nutritionist recommended I try some different classes and activities so on a whim I ended up doing spin and totally was reminded of how much I love it! I used to do it all the time in college, but since moving home it had sort of phased out. However, I think now I am going to try and make the Friday morning class when I can because the instructor was awesome and it was nice to add a new workout into the rotation!!

Lunch today is not pictured, but was a roasted veggie pizza! I went out to lunch today and as soon as I read that this pizza was topped with tomatoes, spinach, mushrooms, zucchini, peppers, onions, and tons of other veggies I was hooked! It satisfied my pizza craving and was meat free (since Fridays in Lent I can’t eat meat) and left me happy, full, and ready for the weekend!

Anyways I will be back Monday with my weekend recap so get ready for that and enjoy your weekends as well!!

little me

And you know I just had to throw in this old pic of me for good measure! haha good times as a kiddo!