Hello! Hope you are all having a good day! My lunch is doggy inspired. I know you are thinking, “What the heck is she talking about?” A few days ago I got this picture e-mailed to my from my bestie May.
That is her dog Stolki licking an Amy’s can clean! My fur-nephew is just like his Auntie Ali, loves him some Amy’s. The caption of the photo was, ” Hmmmm…he reminds me of somone…” 😉 After seeing that picture I though, “Wow, I love that soup! I haven’t had Amy’s black bean soup in ages.” So can you guess what was for lunch today?
I had a can of Amy’s black bean soup. On the side I had some fresh fruit: cantaloupe (on sale this week !!!), blueberries and strawberries.
There was also a serving of kashi crackers and a laughing cow cheese wedge.
This lunch was filling and balanced! I loved it, especially the fresh fruit!
In Other News:
I am having an “off week”, and I wanted to talk about it and it’s affect on me openly. Fact: I have not worked out since Saturday. Saturday’s workout was less than great too! Remember my bad run? At the beginning of the week, my hamstrings were incredibly sore! Like I had a hard time walking if I was sitting down for a while sore. So, I listened to my body and rested. Yesterday, I had an issue that bought me a visit to the ER. Today, I am feeling tired, uncomfortable and not willing to get to the gym and workout.
I know I should rest because my body has been telling me all week that it is not well, but sometimes it is hard. Mentally, I am happier and feel better when I work out and am moving. But, physically I don’t feel like I want to/should be doing that. I will be honest, taking 4 days off (and seeing the possibility of it being more) does not make me feel great. Although these off weeks barely ever happen to me (once every 6 months or so) this is a struggle for me- just being honest. How do you feel about “off weeks”? Do they happen to you often? Do you struggle with them, or welcome them? Do you ever feel the physical and mental battle during off weeks?