For me, feeling “guilty” about eating something unhealthy often just leads to more unhealthy choices. And while I definitely want to maintain my weight loss, I know that a few weeks of not thinking as much about what I’m eating won’t erase all my hard work and is a nice reprieve for my mind.
I haven’t been running as much because of the cold (excuses, excuses), and I know that’s a part of the reason I feel “off track.” I have a 15K this weekend that I haven’t really trained for in the past few weeks. I’m still going to run it, but I really need to get some longer races on the calendar to prepare for and motivate me. I’m waiting to hear about the NYC Half-Marathon lottery tomorrow, and I have another race on my mind…I’ll make a decision soon and announce it here!
This is a project I’ve been working on for a few months, and I’m glad it launched! Tina from Carrots ‘n’ Cake will be moderatingÂ the tab. I love when I can mix my work and personal life! (I first met Tina when a group of bloggers went to watch Caitlin of Healthy Tipping Point/Operation Beautiful on the Today Show.) She’s as awesome in person as she is on her blog, so I’m glad to be working with her!
I’m starting to get a little sick of the work cafeteria, but they redeemed themselves with vegetarian egg rolls today, so I decided to have a little bit of everything but go heavier on the veggies.
The other day, Ashley tagged me in a little blogger survey. Now that I’m a little more athletic and not being afraid of getting tagged out, I guess I can play.
1. What is your favorite brunch recipe?
I’m so on to Ashley in this one. She’s hosting a brunch and crowdsourcing recipes.
My favorite brunch recipe is a mimosa. Four parts champagne, one teeny tiny splash of orange juice poured over a sliced strawberry.
2. What has been your best blog related memory?
It may be cheesy, but hands-down, my best blog-related memory was attending the Healthy Living Summit. I was introduced to a ton of new blogs and strengthened friendships with people I’d never met but already considered close friends. Â
3. What is your favorite blog post?
My marathon post! Two years ago, I never would have thought I’d be able to run a marathon. But I did! The support I got from my blogging friends, my IRL friends and my family was absolutely amazing. I really just wanted my marathon post to be as many exclamation points as I could fit on a page, but I don’t know if you guys would have been able to understand that. So I translated the exclamation points to words.
I’m proud of how I wrote that post (um, I reread it at least once a week) as well as the actual experience. Spending that weekend with Meghann, Kelly and Bobbi was such a fun weekend that I will never, ever forget.
4. If you could travel anywhere today, where would you go?
I said the other day I wanted to go to Greece, maybe on my honeymoon one day. (Leslie totally stole that from me. ;)) So I think I will save Greece for my honeymoon. I think I would go back to Hawaii and explore the other islands I didn’t see while there.
5. What is the one thing you always have in your pantry?
Brown rice, olive oil and balsamic vinegar. When I was losing weight, I cut out a lot of wheat (bread, pasta), so brown rice was my default carb, and I guess old habits die hard.
6. What is your favorite type of workout?
Running. Hands down. I can’t get a great workout and zone out in any other workout the way I can running. And only biking can I cover more ground. My favorite in-gym workout is a strength/conditioning class like 30/60/90.