I realized this morning that another day of rest was in order for my legs. Though they feel 100 times better then yesterday, I would rather hold off another day of running then push them too hard and risk an injury. A smart runner is a safe runner.
So instead of running I woke up to Power Yoga #2 courtesy of yogadownload.com. I am really becoming obsessed with their 20 minute downloads. Its the perfect amount of time to stretch me out and get me ready in the morning.
For Day #2 of Cereal Free Week I went the egg Sandwich route.
I had about 2 egg whites and 1 full egg that I cooked via the microwave. I then sandwiched that between an Arnolds Thin with a slather of Pumpkin Butter for a tinge of sweetness.
Since I can not begin a morning with fruit I had a wonderful fruit salad on the side. In the fruit salad I had Grapes, Strawberries, Kiwi, Vanilla Chobani, and Lemon Curd.
That extra bit of Lemon Curd really makes a difference with the fruit salad. it adds a light citrus touch that just makes all of the different flavors in each fruit pop.
I really enjoyed my breakfast, but I had to admit I was really craving my cereal this morning. I guess the body just wants what the body wants some times. 🙂
Yesterday I received an interesting comment from a reader, Emily, regarding Intuitive eating. She said…..
I have a question for you. Have you ever read Intuitive Eating? You seem to be living the principals of that book!! Do you consider yourself an intuitive eater? If so, how do you think you became that way? With work or do you think you’ve always been like that? I think if you’ve never actually counted calories or done a diet like South Beach, you’re likely to be truly an intuitive eater because the book says we are born intuitive eaters, but because we feel the need to diet and then succomb to those diet “rules,” that’s how we lose that ability to listen to our hunger signals and stop eating when we’re full. I’d be very interested to hear any thoughts you have on this issue!
To which my response was….
Interesting comment Emily. I have heard of that book, but never read it. I am honestly really bad at reading books with concepts like that, I am much better at reading books that have plots with happy endings…lol
I do try to eat intuitively and not restrict myself in any way and that’s where I found success with weight loss and maintaining. I have always been good at listening to my body and never really much of a snacker, the problem with my past was that I ate junk. Now I eat food that includes veggies and isn’t fried or comes from a drive through window. I don’t believe in diet rules because they just don’t seem like much fun to me. If we put all these restrictions on our food, then we’re bound to drive ourselves crazy and will either starve ourselves into a slow metabolism or start thinking just because something says Fat Free or Diet that its good for you when its not. I guess it helps that I have never been in a ‘diet’ in my life. Maybe that’s the secret?
I thought this topic would make for interesting comment discussion. Do you consider yourself an intuitive eat?.. or are you a eater who has to obey a set of rules to stay on track? I would love to know everyones thoughts.