The One About Goodbyes, Links, and Labels

I don’t know who or why or how, but I finally woke up on the right side of the bed this morning. I’ve been a buzzing, productive little hummingbird all day.

First up, dinner last night WAS very good.


Some weird Italian concoction I threw together. Ground beef, zucchini, onion, tomato, and Italian herbs. Never mind the messy plate, Squish was pulling off zucchini chunks before the pic.

Then I got my butt out of bed and to the gym. I missed the last couple of days so I did both Chest/Back and Arms.

W/U 10 min on the elliptical
Bench Press – 3×10 @ 35 lb dumbbells
Lat Pull – 2×10 @ 30 lbs, 1×10 @ 35 lbs
Bent-over rows, 3×10 @ 20 lbs
Bicep curl – 3×10 @ 15 lbs
Shoulder press – 3×10 @ 15 lbs (my right shoulder has been bothering me, so I went down in weight so I won’t injure it)
Bench dips – 3×10 @ bodyweight
Stretch & cool down

I had to get into work early today, so I packed both bfast and lunch to eat there.


Bfast – 2 hb eggs & mixed baby greens with evoo
Lunch -leftover Italian beef thingy from last night, carrots & AB

I found a LOT of inspiring posts on the Internets today. Which gives me a lot to talk about. Because I like to talk. That’s kind of why I have a blog.

First off, my dear bestie Alexis moved to Boston this week, of all places. Great timing, eh? I miss her terribly, and I can’t imagine being on a plane to start a new life, thinking about my new apartment and starting my new job tomorrow, then getting the news that such a horrible thing happened in my new home. She’s a tough cookie, and talks about taking care of yourself, especially during traumatic events. Miss you, friend!

Next, as I have mentioned, I am schedule to run a half marathon in June. So Melissa’s post scares the crap out of me. Apparently, research indicates that steady-state cardio (working out at 65% of your max heart rate) disables proper thyroid functionality and actually makes you fatter. All of those elliptical and treadmill jockeys are really hurting themselves. Oops. I guess I’ll be walking/sprinting the SF Marathon. Okay, not really, but I will be tweaking my (nonexistant) training plan and lifting a lot more heavy things.

Finally, Lindsay at The Lean Green Bean Blog’s post about not labeling her diet was sooooo good. I love these posts that instantly get my brain swirling back and forth. I could write a really long post on my reactions to diet labels. But no one really cares, so here’s my shorthand: On one hand, diet names/labels are good for people that need to follow a strict regime, like gluten-free for celiacs or being vegetarian for religious reasons. On the other hand, if you don’t have medical dietary restrictions and just make certain choices out of preference, then labels are sort of misleading and annoying when the Food Police come after you (“you’re vegetarian? Then why are you eating bacon?”). Fun stuff to think about.

What’s been getting your brain going lately?

4 thoughts on “The One About Goodbyes, Links, and Labels

  1. I read Mel’s post today too, yep as a runner it kinda scared me too. i’ll be re-working my runs around that. Must be a day for thought and insightful blog reading…I did that too 🙂

  2. My brain is currently full of trying to figure out where y motivation went. Haha this first week of Whole30 is tough! I too loved Lindsay’s post sea very open and honest and it makes me really like her all the more! I’m a walker/ sprinter or as I call it interval runner 🙂

    • Ugh, motivation loss is the worst. It’s all 100% you, and no one can help you with it. Hang in there with W30, I’m re-starting my month here to get back on track. Thanks for stopping by!

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