Rest Days and Recen Eats.

It’s been two days of no running for me after my speed workout. My legs have been feeling SORE.

After that trip to IKEA, I knew a running on Thursday morning was not happening. I needed to rest.  And so I decided to use my rest day that day. I found this image on Instagram and it describes exactly how I felt.

For reasons that I could not control, I had to go to bed a 11 pm last night, which is late for me. I still woke up this morning and attempted to run. Even though I felt less tired, my quads were beyond sore. with every foot strike, I could feel so much pain in my legs. So I just stopped and decided to walk instead.

I walked for 30 minutes which is better than nothing, but I guess I won’t be able to call this week a 6-days of running week. It’s fine, I’ll try again next week.

On the other hand, I’m pretty proud of myself with my healthy eating throughout the week. It’s not that I’m completely unhealthy with my food but usually I’m lazy to cook, and boyfriend is a bad influence because of his infinite love for pizza and french fries.

I don’t like to call any food a bad food, but I can say I’ve been eating more nourishing foods this week. Breakfast for example, have been composed by eggs and toast, or eggs and oats.

I like my oats cold. I don’t do them the night before. I just poor some fruit, almond milk, honey, and that’s my natural version of cereal.

This particular combination of eggs and oats really make me feel fuller for longer.

Lunches have been salads made of spinach, strawberries, balsamic glaze, tuna, and parmesan cheese.

Or the same salad accompanied with a tuna sandwich, no mayo included.

Next goal when it comes to my eating is try to cut down a little bit on sugar. Sugar intake has been high this week and I know that is because I need to eat more protein, healthy fats, and fibers.

Eating proteins is the very hard for me, and that’s why I don’t count macros. Sometimes I’m 20 grams away of hitting my daily goal and all I want is a bowl of cereal, chips, or any other source of simple carbs.

What do you struggle the most when it comes to your eating?

What is your favorite breakfast?

Have you ever used the Sport Legs as a supplement for sore muscles? does it really work?

I’ve been considering to use it for sometime now, but would like to hear some opinions first.

 

 

6 Comments

  1. My favorite breakfast, although probably not very healthy, is from a restaurant near my parents house. It was a skillet with chorizo, hashbrowns, scrambled eggs, jalapeno pepper and cheese. So good and it’s probably a good thing I don’t live near the place.

    Have a great day 🙂

  2. Looks like a great day of eats! I struggle the most with snacking – I sometimes mindlessly snack, even when I’m not hungry. I also don’t consume enough fats (I get plenty of carbs/protein) so I’m trying to work on those things!

    My fav breakfast is probably oatmeal with fruit 🙂

    • Nathaly Abrahan

      I also struggle with snacking. One thing I do to avoid it is adding more fats to my main meals and it works most of the time. I’m one of those weird people who likes to have have three big meals a day instead of six smaller meals. Just because I think it’s easier for my digestion, and smaller meals will never make me feel satisfied.

      Hope you have a wonderful day, Marina 🙂

  3. My biggest nutritional challenge is to avoid the candy jars at work. I am addicted to chocolate. I can admit it! I also love eating peanut M&Ms (in the candy jars at work) and sometimes my stomach just doesn’t enjoy it as much as my mind did. Hard to stop!

    • Nathaly Abrahan

      I know! Sugar is a total challenge for me too! I’ve been doing major efforts to avoid dessert these days but nothing seems to work. At this point I’m wondering myself if it really worths the struggle.

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