In response to Day 10, “Update your readers over a cup of coffee”
If we were having coffee right now… I would tell you that as of a few weeks ago, I started eating in a healthier way, buying more “veggie” type products from the local health food store and making more smoothies for breakfast. Since I suffer from high blood pressure and my goal is to reduce my medication to as low a dosage as possible, eating healthier is one of several steps towards better health.
Granted, prepackaged frozen foods usually contain more sodium but the items I purchased below aren’t bad on the sodium spectrum:
By the way, the black bean burger tastes so good that when I served them to some unknowing victims, no one knew that the burgers were meatless. They are heavenly! You should try them if you can find them.
If we were having coffee right now… I would tell you that I actually paid a stranger good money to put me through HELL twice this past week. I would explain to you that I joined a 6 week twice a week bootcamp fitness group and that I would love for you to join me so that we can commiserate together about how horribly difficult it is to keep up. Well, maybe it wouldn’t be difficult for you to keep up. But I need someone to complain to about how, after that first class, my legs turned to Jello and then I could no longer feel them at all.
As I am writing this now, I’m still not sure how I actually made it back to my car.
The morning after, I could barely raise my leg to get out of the shower and when I made the mistake of holding onto the towel bar to give myself a little balance, this is what happened:
Fantastic! (*sarcasm*). Yet another repair to add to my “honey-do-it-myself” list.
If we were having coffee right now… I would tell you that no matter how old you are, “cliques” will always exist and that you really shouldn’t care about “fitting in” too much – just “do” you. Sometimes it is much more amusing to be on the outskirts so that you can observe how people behave when they don’t realize that you are watching.
Having gotten to bootcamp session #1 early, I had the privilege of observing all the different gaggles, ranging from the “younger mommies chit chatting about their kids”, the “older mommies chit chatting about their kids”, the “I’ve-spent-a-lot-of-my-salary-on-plastic-surgery“, to the “I-don’t-know-anyone-here-and-will-pretend-to-play-on-my-cell-to-look-distracted”, the “I’m-only-here-because-I-need-to-lose-weight-so-don’t-remind-me-okay?” and the “Could-we-get-the-f***-started-because-I-know-this-isn’t-going-to-be pretty” group.
Just to let you know, I considered myself as part of those last two groups.
If we were having coffee right now… I would tell you that if I hadn’t felt like throwing up halfway through that first class, I would have smirked at Ms. Skinny Minny next to me who couldn’t even nod a “hello” and who was also having a hard time keeping up,though she had boasted to someone else about how in shape she was. Mind you, one benefit of that “throwing up” feeling is that it eliminated any and all thought of snacking from my thoughts later that night.
And if we were having coffee right now… I would tell you that I am determined to stay the course of a more physically healthy approach to the way I do things by adding my Xbox fitness programs into the mix over the next 6 weeks…
But uhh, starting tomorrow since I’ve regained most of the feeling in my arms and legs.
So, anyway, what’s new in your life?
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