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Still Getting Stronger…But Eating Weaker

Funny!  I never made it to the spin class a few weeks ago.  I picked up my girlfriend and drove to the gym and then realized she’d forgotten her ID!  BUT…I did come home and hit up our little apartment complex’s gym.  And I’ve been going pretty strong since!  I’m proud to report I’ve been going to the gym 3 times a week since.  Yay!  Tomorrow (if I make it!) will be my first week of hitting the gym up 4 times in one week.

Run, run, run!

Run, run, run!

In food news, I’ve been lazy and haven’t uploaded any photos of my eats.  And to be honest, the working out combined with my courseload this semester, has really screwed up my good intentions.  I’ve been eating vegan, but a lot of cooked food.  I am feeling ok with this, but a little guilty and a little bloaty…

…well, maybe a lot bloaty.  I know I need to get back on the bandwagon here soon and I will.  But right now I want to focus on what I’m doing well, and that’s making it to the gym and getting good grades.  Oh and posting here, if not regularly, fairly often!

Here’s some eye candy:

L.L. Bean PoodleDoesn't Bishop look like he could be in the pages of their catalog?

L.L. Bean Poodle
Doesn’t Bishop look like he could be in the pages of their catalog?

My Resolutions

It must’ve been something about 2012, but I was definitely NOT into blogging last year.  Maybe it was the moving from Chicago to Denver to Ohio.  Or maybe it was the fact that I finally got into grad school and it was HARD.  Maybe it was my time-consuming addiction to TNT reruns like The Mentalist, Bones, and Castle.  Whatever it was, I was DEFINITELY NOT into blogging.

But, if the date of this post is any clue, one of my new year’s resolutions is to get back in the saddle again!   And I’m starting tonight.  So let’s see…what’s been going on recently?  The holidays were not the best time for me in terms of sticking to my diet.  In fact, the LT and I have been complaining to each other for the past week or so.  It goes something like this:

Me: Uuugh!

LT: What is it, babe?

Me: I feel like a wildebeest.  I’ve been eating so awfully.  I’m all bloat-y and don’t even want to look at my skinny jeans.

LT: Well, the last time I worked out was 2 months ago.  I think I’m gonna return those Christmas jeans you got me for the husky-size.  I can’t even remember when we last had salads for dinner.  Speaking of…can we have vegan corn dogs with some of that awesome Sweet Baby Ray’s Honey Mustard tonight?

Me: Mmmmmm.  Great idea.

So you can tell that our hearts are in the right place, but we just haven’t been motivated.  We need a meal- and workout-plan makeover/motivator sesh.  My master plan is to blog about some of our progress here and that will help keep me accountable.  And if I’m doing it; he’ll do it, too.

So for tomorrow, the plan is get a brisk walk in, in the morning with the LT.  And then maybe a little bit of lifting in the gym.  I don’t want to psych myself out by going too hard too fast.

So here are some of my resolutions:

  1. Workout more
  2. Eat more raw foods
  3. Start fencing lessons (yes, I want to learn to handle an epee!)
  4. Dress up at least once a week
  5. Learn to sew (I got a sewing machine from the LT for my birthday this past year)
  6. Go to bed earlier (like before 11pm!)

I’m getting started on the workout tomorrow and the bedtime piece now.  Toodles…but till later, below are some pics of some of the raw munchies we actually DID manage to sneak in over the holidays.

Addicted to Veggies No Pasta Pasta Salad

Addicted to Veggies No Pasta Pasta Salad

Raw Pizza with Cashew Nut Cheeze

Raw Pizza with Cashew Nut Cheeze

Green Juice and Cacao Mylkshake

Green Juice and Cacao Mylkshake

Raw "Roasted" Veggie Tart

Addicted to Veggies Raw “Roasted” Veggie Tartlet

Raw Sunflower Butter

Raw Crunchy Almond Butter