Wednesday, April 13, 2011


When you're on reserve we have what we call Airport Ready, or "airport appreciation," I am pretty sure I mentioned in a previous blog. On Sunday I was LUCKY enough to get "airport appreciation" from 6am-noon. Being quite certain it would be a boring day of sitting around the airport, looking forward to having time to work on my bid for next month & tour our new digs in the new terminal, I only packed enough food for the day pretty much, with the exception of my supply of oatmeal & a few packs of miso soup.

Wouldn't you know, just as I'm pulling into the parking lot about 5:30am that scheduling calls me to tell me they've assigned me a trip! As much as I want to fly, I was a little bummed! A two-day trip to JFK. My faaaavorite. I head in & check in, meet my crew and we head to the gate. What I thought was nagging allergies turned out to quite obviously be a cold mid-air. UGH. This leads to a total downward spiral in my eating for the day. In order to keep myself awake I am munching down on sugary and salty snack alike. ALONG with my celery and pb pretzels. UGH. Total fail for the day & to top it off when we finally arrived at JFK I felt miserable & retreated to my room skipping my workout making some miso & going STRAIGHT to bed. I felt pretty guilty for missing my workout & gorging the way I did on Sunday. So Monday was a little better. I ate much healthier but it didn't stop me from having not one, but TWO of the extra 1st class cheesecake bites. (If only you could try them, you would understand!) I still wasn't feeling to hot, but after we landed & I made my drive back home I forced myself to stop in at the gym since I was feeling a bit better after getting a ton of sleep. I got a 6 mile run in & some weights. Redemption. Well, a little anyway.

All in all, I'd say it wasn't a very good eating couple of days & I missed a workout day. But I am back at it & didn't let it turn into an ugly downward spiral. It is hard when you slip up to not lose focus but with a marathon & bikini season in the near future, I can't afford any lengthy downward spirals. Yesterday I was back at the gym, got in a 4 mile interval run & then hit the weights again & today I will head back again. Eating well is always easier at home, so my usual oatmeal, chicken, salad, apples, bananas. But don't get me wrong, I layed out in the sun yesterday afternoon & enjoyed an ice cold beer. It's all about being wise and making choices, it was that beer, or some PB pretzels for my afternoon snack. I chose the beer yesterday :) Then I made sure to work it off at the gym & ate well all day to help make it more acceptable!

Tonight I am going to try to make the Tone It Up Tilapia Citrus Ceviche, I LOVE LOVE LOVE ceviche & haven't had a chance to give this recipe a try, I will let you know how it goes!

Tone It Up's Tilapia Citrus Ceviche!

Alright guys, happy hump day! Please share any healthy ideas/tricks with me if you have them! XO

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