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And now, on to the random part of this post...
Have you ever had one of those days when you felt like you could gnaw your arm off? Wednesday was like that for me, and I don't know if it was the combination of an intense workout late in the afternoon on Tuesday, plus just barely hitting 1200 calories eaten for the day, and then another hard workout on Wednesday morning, but I was STARVING for most of the day! I started the day with half a protein bar before my workout, then I had my vanilla protein powder blended with some frozen fruit, then a few hours later I had two tablespoons of natural peanut butter on a whole wheat 100 calorie English muffin, then I had my Greek yogurt/cereal/dried cranberries combination, and finally an Attune dark chocolate probiotic bar (basically a healthy candy bar - thanks, Lori, for turning me onto these!). I drank a ton of water throughout all of this eating - you'd think I would have been filled up, but boy did it take me a while! Later on I had half of a big turkey and avocado sandwich and a banana for dinner. Plus my two Dove Promises, which I have back under control, thanks to their car banishment. I felt like I ate all day long.
I finally broke down and bought myself a new pair of workout pants, after trying on a bunch of them over the last couple of weeks. The pair I liked above and beyond everything was a "slim fit" Nike capri - it really held all of my jiggly bits firmly in place. What was hard was spending that kind of money - Nike ain't cheap - but I rationalized that I wear these things at least three times a week for my workouts, plus a couple of extra times when I go running, so I should get what I really liked. Still, it was hard...especially after repairing my dumb car window. But I didn't spend money on a new sports bra - I tried on pretty much everything in our one sporting goods store and they didn't perform any better than the two-bra layering system I'm currently using. So I'm going to save my money and buy what I consider to quite possibly be the world's ugliest sports bra...the Enell. I hear it really, really works. And shoot, it's not like I will be parading around without a shirt over it, so in the interest of no bouncing I will give it a try. Between the new workout pants which are made of a compression-type fabric and the bra, it would appear I don't like to jiggle. My dream workout outfit would be a total body compression suit - think they make one?
I am getting excited about running a 5K! There are two coming up in my area and I'm going to do both. I have a date with my running buddy, Jeri, for tomorrow after I am done with work - we have plans to run/walk the 5K distance to see how we do. A bunch of people from my workout place are going to run the second 5K on March 7, and Kelly from Happy Texans is planning on coming up here to run it with us - how fun is that?!? I also found a shirt that would be perfect for me to wear for these races:
All I want to do is finish the 5K - so I think this shirt is says it all!