Friday, March 19, 2010

Snap Out Of It…

Hello my loves! I am so sorry for being MIA but I was not feeling like myself for the last couple of days and instead of being a Debbie Downer on my blog, I decided to just take a step back. Thankfully I snapped out of it and I feel much better.

This morning I woke up and had a Banana before heading to the park.

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My feet and legs have been in pain ever since last Saturday when I walked a mile in my Ugg boots but I could not take one more rest day without going crazy. I honestly think that NOT working out had something to do with my bad mood for the past couple of days. I headed to the track and tried to run but it was so painful so I had to mix it up with walking. I ended up only doing 2 miles run/walk in 25 minutes and a nice looooong 10 minute stretch and burned 423 Calories. I then came home and continued to stretch with my Foam Roller for another 20 minutes and burned an additional 137 Calories.

GREEN MONSTER CHALLENGE

I decided since the weather is getting warmer, I will start a Green Monster Challenge. For 1 month I will replace at least one meal with a Green Monster.  I was going to wait until Sunday to start the challenge but why wait?

This morning for Breakfast I had a Green Monster made with Spinach, Strawberries, Peanut Butter, Chocolate Light Muscle Milk, Coffee, and Splenda.

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Do you want to join the Challenge????

Lent update

I am not sure if some of you guys remember but I gave up Protein Cookie Dough I MISS YOU! and Meat for Lent. I am happy to say that it has been one month since I have touched either of these things. Not eating meat has been easy for me especially since I finally saw Food, Inc last week and it just put everything in perspective for me. I don’t want to say that I will NEVER eat meat again because I don’t know what the future has in store for me but for now, I am enjoying this lifestyle. I know there will be a time when I probably will want a piece of steak or a cheeseburger but that will not be an every day occurrence.

I am off to ice my legs and feet! Have a great day loves….

“You are not the body nor the soul. You are that which animates both. You are that which animates the entire Universe….”

Namaste…

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23 comments :

  1. I'm glad you are feeling better and not Debbie Downer this am! I slept in today hoping it would improve my mood. I feel a little better so now I'm going to stretch lots and prepare for a run.

    I need to invest in some protein powder so I can make my green monsters more filling!

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  2. yay glad you are feeling back to your normal self! I get in those funks esp if I go more than 3 days stright with no exercise, I know that that is the cause of my crabby mood!!

    love the green monster challenge and also love the addition of coffee in there! :) yummmmm

    have an awesome friday and start to teh weekend girl!

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  3. sorry you've had a rough few days... I think everyone can relate to needing a break.Not exercising drives me loopy.

    I don't do green monsters but SO PROUD OF YOU FOR STICKING WITH THE NO-DOUGH!!!!!!

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  4. I was feeling quite rough for a few days, last time I went to the gym.

    Which is why I now avoid those horrible places, full of fit, healthy, active people. Yukk!

    No pain, no gain! What moron thought that one up. lol.

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  5. I'm glad to see you are feeling better! Even if you were a debbie downer on the blog, I'd still love ya! I love the green monster challenge-it sounds like a fun thing!

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  6. I was wondering where you were...

    Damn UGGS!!

    Have a good weekend chica!

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  7. COngrats on the Lent success. Glad to hear you are in more positive spirits. Enjoy your weekend.

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  8. wow such a deep quote! love it! GLAD you are feeling better! i usually blame freakin HORMONES when that happens!

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  9. great challenge! i almost always have a protein shake once a day, usually with spinach. i can totally take on this challenge with you :) love your blog, too! HOORAY for #FF :) xoxo

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  10. Ugh. I have down days too, and they are no fun. They are usually made up with an "UP" day soon following. Do you get that way too? I do find that exercise really helps. I don't think it's placebo either. There really are neurotransmitters and endorphins that get released when we workout, and they are so helpful.

    I will JOIN you in your Green Monster Challenge. haha, I do it everyday anyway! Of course I always have some granola or something else with it. The green monster just doesn't cut it.

    Have a great weekend Mari. Soon you will be able to have your beloved Protein Cookie Dough :) SO SOOOOON.

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  11. That's so wonderful that you've been able to abstain from meat for a month, and have found the process pretty easy! Good for you! I've done green smoothie "fasts/cleanses" where I'll take a day to only eat green smoothies (like 5 or so in a day). I always feel really energized and good the next day. So good luck with your challenge!

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  12. God love you for giving up meat! That's a toughie!

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  13. When I'm in a funk I don't really want to blog either. I'm glad you're feeling better and are back to blogging!

    Your smoothie looks delish! I am finally craving them again since the weather is getting nice!

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  14. Love your view on eating meat :)

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  15. I'm glad you snapped out of it! I missed you. Very much.

    I go crazy when I can't work out. The week that I actually couldn't right after I got injured...I became homicidal. Seriously.

    Yay for sticking to your Lent resolution! That is awesome. You are a better Catholic than I ever was.

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  16. I missed you! Sometimes you need a mental and physical break. I like the idea of a Green Monster challenge! I have had one everyday for the past 4, and I am learning to like them more and more each day.

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  17. I'm sorry your legs are feeling poopy!

    Last year I did a similar green monster challenge and should do it again, but my blender is on it's last leg. Hmm... if I get a new blender with in the next few days I'm totally in!

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  18. MARI! Feel better soon! And if you wanna be a Debbie Downer...email me anytime!!! I'll listen to you moan and groan and bitch ALL you want! Promise!

    oh, and guess what? hahaha we talked about you today...Amanda and I both agreed that you are freaking FABULOUS! Ah! I wanna meet your gorgeous self again! Summer, perhaps? :-)

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  20. I so miss you, really, I have like no life lately, I went to the movies and walked around a bit last night, otherwise I am always home in school or working.

    :( I am sorry you have been feeling down, me too. and overwhelmed. It is ok to be debbie downer sometimes, we all are. I am here if you need me.
    Jen

    “You are not the body nor the soul. You are that which animates both. You are that which animates the entire Universe….”

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  21. Hope you're feeling better! Totally healthy to step away from the blogging for a bit.

    Congratulations (haha, is that the right thing to say?) on being so diligent on your Lent practices. :)

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  22. I totally had a few days like that a couple weeks ago. Glad you feel better!

    I want to join the green monster challenge! I had one for breakfast today and I feel great.

    Great job on Lent!

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  23. I've heard so many great things about green monsters! I am still on the hunt for a failproof recipe that I will hopefully enjoy on my first sip!

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