This weekend I cam across some Pasta Slim, aka as tofu noodles with spinach. I have been devouring these making yummy pasta sides with tomato sauce and turkey meatballs.
Alongside my famous pita bread, jelly and string cheese!
Of course, more fall foods...egg whites an pumpkin with sugar free maple syrup and pumpkin topped on top of oat bran with protein powder and Cinnamon.
My anxiety has been running on high this week and it is only Tuesday! First of all, I have a jam packed week. Tomorrow I have to leave my house by 6 am to travel an hour and a half away to do some standard writing for school assessments. Thursday I took a personal day to get our engagement photos done, exciting yes...but I had to take two days off in a row which means twice the work when I return on Friday. When I used to live five minutes away from my school, it was easier to pop in and out and catch up on things...now that I live forty minutes away, it is much harder and I have to get to work earlier and stay much later. On top of this I have so many little things that I need to do in the meantime and I am finding it impossible to get them in...like get my loan added to my car title (but the darn place closes at 4 and I don't get off work until 4) !
With my regular day to day crazy schedule anxiety comes my workout anxiety. My Achilles tendon is really starting to act up again. My last run was last Thursday, 3.5 miles. Friday I did the elliptical/cycle for an hour which the same followed on Saturday. I noticed it was a little stiff both days, but by Sunday (no activity at all on Sunday) it was even more stiff and a little sore. Monday I woke up and it felt decent, did my 40 min elliptical and 10 min cycle, and man did it stiffen up immediately. I even started to notice pain in my calf!! So....it is back to the pool and off my feet with lots of icing. But....Murphey's Law, of all times my local pool is closed for major repairs! I am one determined girl, so today I moved my workouts until the afternoon and traveled to another local YMCA by my work to swim/lift. Now having to do this is going to be a pain in the arse if you know what I mean, and extra 20 minutes out of my way. Our pool is supposed to be fixed any day now, so I am crossing my fingers. Yes, I could just not work out at all...but I would rather drive the extra 20 minutes just to get in my endorphin high.
I was surprised how much anxiety changing my routine caused, actually a little pathetic. The entire day I was worried about becoming too tired to get a good workout in, not making it home until after 7, etc. This is something I really, and I mean really need to work on...breaking my routine is not the end of the world, life goes on and things can be done in different ways.
What is something you need to work on about yourself?