Good Morning! I hope you all had great weekends. Mine was nice and I got a lot of cleaning done which for some reason always makes me feel good! I just feel less stressed and cluttered!
Lately I have been in a bit of funk lately. I think it’s because I have less than 3 weeks left at my current job before the big move and I am just so not motivated to do much when I am in the office…I can’t start a new wellness program or class because well, I’ll be gone! So I’ve just been feeling quite bored. I’m also not teaching any Group Exercise classes (I usually teach 3-5 per week) since I didn’t schedule myself for summer months as I will be leaving. I feel a bit useless! But, I just gotta suck it up!
With feeling funky I also feel very uninspired with my workouts and recipes. Man, I am a ball of fun today, aren’t I? 😉
Although I’m feelin’ funky, I did have a very nice meet up with my friend Tina at a yummy Mexican Restaurant. I forgot my camera at work all weekend, so no pictures. I hate when I do that! Tina and I live a good few hours a part so when we meet we only get to spend an hour or two together before we each have to drive all the way home. But, it’s worth it and it’s nice to meet a blogger in person!
For lunch at the Mexican Restaurant, I got the shrimp quesadilla. It was good, but a bit on the greasy side. I think my favorite part of the meal were the refried beans and the chips n’ salsa!
The meet up was nice but unfortunately this is the last meet up we will have for a while as I am moving back to Ohio from Georgia. But, I hope our paths will cross again soon some day!
After this morning’s 2 mile walk with the dogs, I got cookin’ in the kitchen. Lately I’ve been enjoying bigger and more heartier breakfasts. Since my job is only 0.5 miles away, I have a lot of time to cook in the morning (although my breakfasts never take more than 10 minutes).
I cooked up a similar breakfast to Friday’s breakfast burrito, except this time I had an english muffin on the side instead of the wrap. I’m loving the combination of eggs, cheese, beans, and broccoli! It helps me get a serving of veggies in too, which can be a challenge for me.
My breakfast included:
- 1 whole egg
- 2 egg whites
- shredded mozzarella cheese ( about 1/4 c)*
- Broccoli (about 1 c)*
- Black beans (about 1/4 c)*
- Light whole grain english muffin
- Fresh strawberries (1 c)*
*Note: rough estimate, I don’t measure!
To drink I had a big glass of water and some black coffee. It all hit the spot!
I kept my workout to cardio only today. I did 30 minutes on the arc trainer, 10 minutes of incline walking on the treadmill, and 5 minutes on the recumbent bike. I felt my IT band getting really tight (I have had issues with this for a long time which hinders me from running, unfortunately), so I brought out the ol’ foam roller.
I rolled my IT band and hip area for a few minutes, which feels like a very hard massage, but it helps loosen things up!
What are some strategies you use when you want to get out of a “funk”?
Do you foam roll?