Considering I just ran 13.1 miles one week ago, I'm surprisingly not-too-pleased with the shape/size/appearance of my body lately. For some reason, I gained almost 10 lbs the week and a half before the race. NO idea what was going on there. Nothing had changed in regard to my eating, and I highly doubt my tapering/reduced mileage could do that much damage. I chalked it up to water weight and PMS and tried to ignore it as best I could.
Things didn't improve when I got to Austin, but that's probably because I was eating out 3 times/day every day and eating lots of melted cheese (aka queso). Since returning to NYC, I've decided enough is enough. I'm tired of feeling bloated and overstuffed, and I'm also going to return to my beloved Tuesday Night Happy Hour. In order to help get back on track, Roomie 1 and I headed to Trader Joe's to stock up on some health eats. I got TONS of fruits and veggies: bananas, clementines, 3 BAGS of brussels sprouts...
I have a couple of lunches and dinners scheduled this week, but aside from that, I plan to stick to light lunches, homecooked dinners and absurd amounts of fruits and veggies. My body needs it!
I'm also having a hard time adjusting to a complete lack of training schedule. I had a rather painful two mile run on Thursday night and did Jillian Michaels' SHRED dvd yesterday. I want to step up my game and include a great deal more strength training than when I was training for the Half. Today (Sunday) I plan on hitting the Chelsea Equinox for some weights and a (hopefully much more pleasant) run. Bonsoir, mes amies!
What are your favorite healthy go-to meals? How do you fit in your fruits/veggies?