|I'm on the top just left of the middle. Priscilla, our trainer, is on the bottom row on the far left.|
Sunday morning I got up and cooked a pot of oatmeal in preparation for my platelets donation. The last time I gave blood I ended up feeling pretty ill due to (methinks) not eating enough. So I was going to eat a hearty breakfast before I headed out! I made the oats with half milk, half water, cinnamon, a tablespoon of chopped walnuts, 1.5 teaspoons of Splenda brown sugar blend and a half a tablespoon of light margarine. I added a tablespoon of raisins and for some reason it just didn't set well with me so I picked them out. It was soooooooooo good! I love brown sugar, cinnamon and walnut combinations! Donating platelets was an interesting experience. I could feel the life slowly draining out of me and I was freezing the whole time! Even in a sweater, my jacket and a blanket laid over me! And my arm was resting on a pillow with a heating pad in it. I kept getting these tingly tremors that would go all the way down to my legs and last for a few seconds then go away. It was very bizarre! The lady that was monitoring me gave me a calcium chew, but they kept coming! Luckily it wasn't painful, just very strange feeling. I spent the afternoon working on getting a playlist together for when I hopefully start instructing. I decided to just go for it, I don't want to give myself time to doubt and get nervous. I've learned the only way I will ever get anywhere in life is to not only steadily pursue my goals, but to fling myself thrashing and screaming at the ones that are out of my comfort zone because when in doubt, Lealah loses. I am my own worst enemy (refer to Rules and Random Tips #11).
Food has been decent lately. I've been on a cereal kick. I absolutely love me some cereal. In fact, cereal used to be a binge food for me and I have to be pretty careful to not over do it when I get that craving. My mix of choice lately has been a handful of frosted blueberry mini wheats, a handful full of Kashi Cinnamon Harvest shredded wheats and a handful of Kashi Go Lean Crisp. That shit is deeeeeeeeeeeelicious! My boyfriend thinks I'm a nut for mixing my cereals, but there's something about the slightly unhealthy frosted mini wheats being eaten with the Kashi cereals that just sings to my heart! If I choose not to mix cereals, I usually throw half a chopped up banana in the mix. I don't even really miss things like Fruit Loops or Cocoa Pebbles. And I'm also newly hooked on Breeze Unsweetened Coconut Almond Milk. Oh. My. Gosh. If you ever thought you would never be able to handle non-dairy milks, you have got to try that stuff. I <3 it! Anyway, I've found that if I opt for the healthier cereals (full of protein and fiber!), they work great as a workout fuel in the afternoons and/or for breakfasts. Dinners we've been eating are: Mexican shredded chicken in tacos, over rice or over salad with sauteed veggies; home made ground turkey, veggie and orzo soup; Arabic food; Mushroom Chicken over rice and veggies filled in wherever possible. I was graciously bad last night, however; we went to Arby's. Instead of getting one of the 800 calorie Market Fresh sandwiches though, I got a Beef and Cheddar sandwich and a small curly fry. I haven't counted yet, but I'm sure it's about 800 calories anyway, but I really wanted some curly fries so I opted for the less calorie ridden sandwich.
Today was uneventful, although I have to say my butt and shoulders are SO sore. The calorie burn from the training wasn't what I had hoped, but I definitely worked my body! When I got home tonight, I
I was going to proof read my post last night, but I set my tablet down for a few minutes and passed out, so here we are a day late!