I soooo was not ready to leave my bed this morning.
Even Maddie was missing her usual early morning flair. Instead of encouraging me to get up this morning with tons of kisses once the alarm goes food, she simply got up walked to the other side of the bed and rolled her eye before promptly adjusting herself in a comfy position.
For the first time in a while I hit snooze and followed Maddie’s actions. Sometimes those 9 minutes make a huge difference.
Mondays are my well deserved rest days from running and somehow have turned into my DVD mornings. This morning I did Jillian Michael’s No More Trouble Zones.
I’m awful at strength training on my own, so having someone yell at me on a DVD with what to do always helps. Without any guidance I always get so lost with two weights in my hand. 🙂
Breakfast was a grand bowl of cereal.
- 1/2 cup Kashi Go lean
- 1/2 cup Kashi H2H
- 1/4 cup Meg’s Crunchy Granola Mix
- Plain Oikos
- Almond Butter
I was really wanting Almond Butter this morning and an extra spoonful may have made it straight from the jar to my mouth. 😉
Help Derek Gain…
Since Derek started running a few days a week he has experienced an unintentional 10 lb weight loss. This is something he is not too happy about.
Derek is already a pretty trim guy and doesn’t want to risk losing anymore. On our run yesterday we were discussing his eating habits and what could help reverse the effect. I gave him a few suggestions, but honestly my head is so wrapped around habits for losing weight and maintaining that I fell short giving advice for gaining. Which is where I need your help.
Does anyone have any healthy suggestions to keep Derek from losing anymore weight as he continues to run?
Here is Derek’s current weekday eating plan.
Breakfast – Granola Bar on the way out the door
Lunch – Maybe another granola bar, most of the time too busy at work to eat anything at all.
Dinner – Big bowl of Pasta on most nights or other boxed meal
Trust me I’ve already got onto him for this. I told him he needs to eat a large breakfast and not rely on granola bars. I suggested oatmeal and eggs. We also got in a big argument on how important lunch is. I cringe every time he tells me he skips lunch almost every day and then waits until almost 9:00pm to eat dinner! I suggested a peanut butter sandwich that would take not even 5 minutes to eat. I also suggested adding protein to his dinner such as steak or such.
Please let me know if you have any further suggestions to keep Derek from whittling away.