Have you noticed a pattern this week of finding it difficult to wake up in the morning? I’ve found I need another weekend just to fully recover from this time change!
Not sure why I still haven’t changed the clock in my bedroom yet, but waking up and seeing 4:30 every morning has not been easy this week. I need to remember to change that clock (or I should say figure out how to change that darn clock) or I’m afraid my brain will never get use to this whole daylight savings time thing.
I managed to press snooze for the fourth day in a row this week and once again made it out the door later than planned. 🙁
This morning I had plans of a speed session on the treadmill and a swim in the pool, but when I got to the gym a quarter after 6:00 I knew there wouldn’t be time. Instead I stuck with the 30 minute speed session and did a quick watered down version of Sarah’s lower body strength plan.
Even with cutting the swim, I was still a tad late to work. Oh well. Maybe I just need to start setting my alarm 10 minutes earlier until my body gets used to the change of time?
I was more than ready for breakfast when I got to my desk this morning.
I<3 my breakfast chiller!!
My cereal portion contained
- 1/2 cup Kashi Honey Sunshine
- 1/2 cup Shredded Wheat
- 1/2 cup Honey Puffs
- One Lucky Duck Cocoa Crispies
Fresh cut strawberries
I assembled and ate my breakfast while chatting with a co-worker. I think I impressed him with my nifty bowl. 😉
A dark chocolate nut cluster may have made it in my mouth after breakfast as well. Whose to say? 😉
There has been some debate on the blog recently concerning how many calories I take in during the day. I’ve never been one to count calories and I wouldn’t even know where to start.
I thought about trying to count the calories in my breakfast, but without knowing the exact amount of strawberries or yogurt I’m not sure I could have an accurate count. I pretty much gave up trying as soon as I started.
Calorie counting is not for me, instead of focusing on calories on a daily basis I focus on making sure I get all the nutrients my body needs in a day. I aim for lots of fruit and veggies, healthy fats, some protein and a hefty amount of carbs with some sweets thrown in there for fun.
I am not perfect. Some days I eat more, some days I eat less, but I know in the end it balances itself out. The way I eat works for me and it has helped me maintain my weight loss for 2 years and fueled me through three marathons and will take me through my upcoming 50k in a couple of weeks.
Maybe one day I will do a week of calorie counting just to see where I stand, but for now I just don’t have the time. 🙂
*edited to add – the calorie counting would be to make sure I’m eating enough calories, not to see if I’m eating too much. Sorry if that wasn’t explained.