don’t ruin a good today because of a bad yesterday.

It has already been quite a week and we’re only halfway through.  Phew.  I have had so many work meetings this week, the weekend will be well deserved.  As I said in my last post, my nutrition over the weekend was abhorrent, but my motivating quote for this week was:   image3

More recently, I have been becoming more aware of how I can control my feelings and emotions.  Yes, there are always outside variables that will try and get you down, but ultimately, it is your choice.  Take today for example.  I am a time management freak.  I schedule everything and hate when people are running late.  I had a meeting at work that went from being an hour and a half to being over three hours.  As the clock ticked past, I grew more and more anxious and upset.  Then, I took a minute to stop and think.  Why was I feeling this way?  It didn’t really matter what time the meeting ended in the grand scheme of things and I would get what I needed to get done, done.  After thinking this through, I immediately felt better.  No one and no thing can make you feel bad, angry, mad, stressed etc. unless you make it.

I have gotten back on track with my workouts and my eats and I’m feeling good.  Today’s workout was 5 miles with the last one sprinting every 30 seconds.  It was really refreshing and I felt so powerful.  I’ve also decided to start doing Yoga with Adriene‘s 30 Days of Yoga challenge.  I know I definitely need to stretch more and dedicate some more time to getting in tune with my body, so I will gladly dedicate the 30 minutes or so to yoga-ing it out.  Adriene makes it so fun and she’s got a great spirit.  Plus, it’s free, so you can’t hate that.  If you are a runner or do any really physical exercise, it’s always a good idea to spend some time stretching.  This will help ease muscle pain and increase flexibility which can aid in performance further down the road.

But more important than yoga, SUMMER IS COMING WHICH MEANS ZUCCHINI SEASON IS ALMOST HERE.  I love love love zucchinis and find them incredibly versatile.  So, when I found out that you could make noodles out of them.  I was so game.

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I picked up a vegetable spiralizer off of amazon for $13 and went to the grocery store and got a massive zucchini for only $1.  It was game time.

I quickly sauteed some onions and mushrooms, spiralized the zucchini and added it to the onion and mushroom mixture just for a couple of minutes so they got tender and added some sauce.  In a separate pan, I browned some ground turkey.  I compiled everything in a large bowl, gave it a stir and topped with parmesan.  No complaints whatsoever.  Highly recommended.

-sj

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