Ahhh, it was yet another glorious day around these parts. Mid 20’s and clear blue skies. Felt like a summer day!
I loved reading through everyone’s goals for May. One of the reasons why I keep doing it! Here is just a snippet for inspiration ;)
- Kristin: “Run at least 20 times… that is 5x a week! I am officially in race training”
- April: “My new goals are to STRETCH!!”
- Morgan: “my goals are to relax and enjoy the little moments. I spend a lot of time thinking about my future but I don’t live in the moment very much. I need to change this!”
- Julie: “My May goals are no beef or bread. I’m also working hard on Weight Watchers and trying to lose 5 pounds.”
So now when I check in every week this month you can keep me updated on how it’s going! I think I’ll make Sunday check-in days again. Seems to be the only day of the week I can remember…
Once again I am putting my ugliest photos at the top of the post. Probably not the best blogging technique ;)
Last night, I microwaved 3/4 cup egg whites in a mug, then added blueberry jam and peanut butter.
I was up at 6am with a growling tummy. It required a special remedy.
I can’t believe I’ve never thought of it before, but I added a splash of vanilla extract to my coffee today – delightful!
Thankfully, I don’t drink regular cow’s milk or cream, so reducing my dairy consumption should not affect my coffee consumption. I normally just use a splash of almond milk. Cow’s milk has always made me squeamish :\
Then it was off to Body Step! I went to the big gym again and it was beyond stellar. My heart rate skyrocketed because I was pushing myself to the max. It’s such a motivating class. I credit it entirely to the instructors – they bring it out of me!
Except in the case of salads. I’d say they’re on par here ;)
I’m trading in my usual romaine lettuce for dark leafy greens to make up for some of the calcium I’m missing out on without the usual dairy. I’ll also add a little more tofu, almonds and sardines which are all notably high in calcium as well. And of course, I take a daily calcium supplement! There’s tons of conflicting research out there about calcium absorption. Unfortunately, it’s an issue that’s been highly politicized.
After lunch, I took the pooch out for his walk in the sunshine. It was hot out!
I had full plans of eating up my cupboards this week, but I just couldn’t do it. I caved and bought fresh produce
Steamed green beans + broccoli, topped with 2 whole eggs that were scrambled with smoked salmon, capers and honey mustard. Scrambled eggs + mustard may be my new favourite thing. Awesome pairing!!
I was supposed to meet a friend to practice for my personal training practical – but the gym was closed! I dropped her off at home, and intended to drive back to my place. But I drove right past the turn off to my neighbourhood and kept driving.
I drove across the river to the other side of town, and kept driving.
I rolled my window all the way down and turned up Death Cab For Cutie’s Narrow Stairs album.
In the two years that I’ve been driving, I’ve never just driven. I’ve always been on a mission, a deadline, somewhere to be.
I had no clue where I was going tonight, but that didn’t stress me out. Instead I relished in the scent in the air and the feel of it on my face. It was fantastic.
It’s helps that I live in a gorgeous river valley. I may be sick of this city, but that river definitely stole my heart.
I effortlessly found my way back home and hour later. I took the dog out for another evening stroll. Again, soaking up every minute. Day 2 of my May Goals, and I’m already reaping the benefits.
Finished the night off with some Averie inspired protein popcorn. Microwave popcorn tossed with a little water and chocolate protein powder. Another fabulous treat :)
I am off to go cuddle up in bed and read magazines. Busybusy day tomorrow packing up!
Questions of the Day:
1. Nut butter – smooth or crunchy? Flavoured or natural? I’m back and forth, but I think I like crunchy best. Definitely natural.
2. What moment recently made you stop and take heed? Tonight, I walked up the hill and looked over the river as the sun was setting. And the smell of freshly cut grass coming in through my car window!