Positive Affirmations

I love listening to the Intuitive Eating CDs. Today they talked about switching some of the things you tell yourself with more positive thoughts. One of them was: Old thought: "I need a diet and specific meal plan to lose weight" New thought: "I know my body will return to it's best weight if I listen to my hunger and satiety cues, eat satisfying foods and stop using food to … [Read more...]

10, 9, 8, 7…

Someecards... so funny!             Only 10 days until my wedding! Raise your hand if you're excited stressed out! Raise your hand if you can't take a clear picture... sorry it's blurry. It's probably for the best as I just got back from my run.                 I realized this morning that I only have 10 … [Read more...]

By Cereal I Mean Cookies

I had to pick up a few things from TJ"s after work. I have been eyeing this cereal for a while now.  But didn't want to get it because the nutritional info is not too good - Very high in calories for 3/4c serving. Who eats 3/4c cereal? Not this girl! I caved and bought it to try. I had a few handfuls on the way home. Then, when I got home I had a little in a cup with milk. It … [Read more...]

Four dollar hummus

After a whole week off it's hard to get back into the swing of things. I got up early and ran 6 miles with a few hill repeats. Actually, it didn't feel too early since I was on Eastern time when I left FL yesterday. I was about to make oatmeal since I hadn't had it in so long when I realized that I really wanted a yogurt/cereal bowl. I piled yogurt, banana, blueberries, Flax … [Read more...]

One last dip

We were able to squeeze in one last dip in the pool before we had to leave Florida.  It was a great trip overall, but the timing could have been better. I have a very LONG list of wedding and work tasks waiting for me in California! But, we couldn't have changed the timing because the trip is part of Ben's family's timeshare that they have this week each year.  … [Read more...]

Wrap it up

I'm wrapping up my Florida get away today. Our flight leaves at 4pm, but we have to leave for the airport around 1pm :( I started my last day on Marco Island with a run around the place. This time I went in a new direction to explore. I hate that the humidity doesn't dry up your sweat like dry weather does. I felt like I was running in my own filth. Gross. When I got back I … [Read more...]

Rain be gone

After two hours of downpours it finally stopped raining and we went down to the beach. The Bride and Groom Challenge game was fun. I learned the name of Ben's childhood best friend that he's never mentioned and he learned that I would rather be President of the United States over President of a fortune 500 company :)             While we played I … [Read more...]

Rained out

Coming from California I don't see rain much. So, the rain in Maryland and today in Florida has me water logged! I don't know if you can tell, but it is storming here. Ben and I wanted to go outside and play tennis, but it was lightning pretty bad, so we had to play racquetball. Still fun! The weather channel here was saying lightning is the single biggest weather related … [Read more...]

Not Yogurtland

After dinner we went down to watch the sunset. I need to stop and smell the flowers more and I appreciate when I'm forced :)  I also took a nice walk while talking to my mom on the phone.         I needed ice cream tonight (it's been a long week) so we went to Cold Stone. Wrong. I got a Sinless Sweet Cream with ginger cookies and PB cup. I don't know … [Read more...]

Dress the part

Good day from sunny Florida! I woke up and ran 6 miles in the humidity - not easy when you're not used to it! I brought soy milk for cereal. These are the individual juice box style ones - get for travel! I mixed Honey Bunches of Oats with Peaches mixed with flax. Later I had some grapes. Probably 5x what is here. What can I say? I like 'em. Ben and I played tennis in the … [Read more...]

Flights and flights

I was going to go for a short run this morning, but it was cold and rainy in Maryland so I opted for Plan B - walking up and down the stairs in the hotel. It was only 3 flights up so I just went up and down repeatedly for about 30  minutes. Then I did 20 minutes of yoga from yogadownloads :) After I did flights of stairs I got on another flight for my trip to Florida. … [Read more...]

Found it!

We kept hearing about the fabulous walking paths all around Columbia, but could not find them yesterday. Finally this morning I found a small path and ran around for bit. I'm slowly getting caught up on sleep, but time changes are hard for me! We stayed at an Extended Stay place last night so I was able to make oatmeal in the microwave! I was craving oats really bad yesterday … [Read more...]

Hand over the veggies!

The only bad thing about traveling is the lack of access to fresh produce! I love traveling, but I hate that you have to eat out the whole time. I try to plan ahead, so I don't just live off crap, but sometimes you can't avoid it! This morning I ran 4 miles. My legs are still tired so I cut it early and went back to the room to do 20 minutes of yoga :) Yogadownloads is … [Read more...]

R.E.R. Does Princeton

After a l-o-n-g day of travels I finally made it to Princeton! We stopped on the way from the airport at Panera. That made me happy :) After a tour of the campus at 11pm and a snack we went to bed around 2am.         Then, I woke up at 6:30am to give myself a running tour of the area. Apparently my Garmin doesn't understand that this California girl was on the east coast … [Read more...]

Take a breath

I'm typing this post in the plane on the way to Atlanta for a layover before I finally make it to NJ. This morning was crazy, but that's pretty much the theme of my life right now. I tried to accomplish as much as I could before going out of town, but still wasn't able to do it all. As I was running this morning, I thought "I just feel like I can't breath." And that wasn't … [Read more...]

Observe and report

After a night that started out like this... I barely got any sleep last night! Beverages and dancing! Ben's away so I played with my friends! Oh, and some of this... I have to admit that I was not a very healthy blogger last night :( Sorry. But, life is short and my dancing days won't be around forever!    Drinking means I do not make wise food choices. Noted.   I just … [Read more...]