I am going to whine for a bit. I’m sorry.
Today I tried sprinting. It didn’t go very well. Of course, I got frustrated and quit after my (slow) 1 mile sprint. I think I gave up before I even went running because I haven’t lost any weight.
(Yes, I took a picture of my phone because I’m not techno-savvy!)
So you can see my frustration. I’ve burned 5200 calories in a little over a week and haven’t lost any weight. I know – I’m building muscle but it’s still frustrating. I couldn’t even run 1 mile without stopping (dying) about two weeks ago. Now I can run 5 miles and I’m sad because I haven’t lost weight. How silly am I?
So, after trudging home like a sweaty reject, I decided that the diet has to change if I want to lose weight. Instead of feasting on carbs, I went to the store and bought a lot of veggies and made a big ol salad!
After scarfing his pancakes last night, my husband suggested that my “fruit syrup” could be used as a salad dressing. I rolled my eyes at the time, but it seemed like a good idea today!
Summery Sweet Salad Dressing
1 cup peaches
1/2 cup strawberries
1/2 cup raspberries
optional 2 tsp strawberry almond milk yogurt
1 tsp red wine vinegar
1 tsp balsamic vinegar
Blend together and enjoy!
My salad consists of the following:
a lot of spinach
some carrot shreds
a handful of cherry tomatoes, cut in half
half an avocado, sliced in long strips
a handful of almonds, chopped
To cut the avocado into long strips, cut it in half length-wise then make thin slices and scoop out with a spoon!
Here is your salad-inspo for the day!
Now, instead of wallowing around the house, I am going to go for a fun run – because it’s fun and I love to run. I’m going to keep the following quote in mind (I found it on twitter so I’m not sure who said this):
When asked: “Why do you run?”
Reply: “Because I can’t fly.”
Have a wonderful day – and if you’re not having a great day, it’s time to turn that frown upside down, kid!