Tag Archives: Eating

Day 19

8 Jun

I bet you know what’s coming..

TGIF!

A beach trip is planned for the weekend to Wrightsville Beach; 2 days and 1 night with girlfriends makes for the perfect vacay :).

Lately I’ve been dreaming about food (scrambled eggs to be exact). Intrigued, I decided to research what your dreams tell you and to see if I can solve this delicious habit of mine. According to Dream Moods Dictionary, if you’re eating in your dreams,

To dream that you are eating alone signifies loss, loneliness, and depression. You may feel rejected, excluded, and cut off from social/family ties. Eating may be a replacement for companionship and provide a form of comfort. Alternatively, eating alone reflects independent needs. Also consider the pun, “what’s eating you up?” in reference to anxiety that you may be feeling.

To dream that you are eating with others signifies harmony, intimacy, merriness, prosperous undertakings, personal gain, and/or joyous spirits.

To dream that you are overeating or not eating enough signifies a lack of spirituality and fulfillment in your waking life. Food can represent love, friendship, ambition, sex or pleasure in your life. Thus, food is a metaphor to fulfill and gratify your hunger for love and desires. If you are refusing to eat, then it indicates that you want to be more independent and not rely on others so much. If you dream that you are a picky eater, then it indicates that you are holding back something. If you are currently dieting in your waking life, then the dream may serve to compensate for the sustenance that you are lacking.

To dream that someone clears away the food before you finish eating foretells that you will have problems and issues from those beneath you or dependent upon you.

Interesting, eh? Whether or not it’s true, I’m one of those people who constantly and annoyingly asks “why, why, why”!

Scrambled, cheesy eggs for breakfast! Toasted and buttered bagel and a banana. Off to work early so I can leave early and prepare for the beach!

 Body Sculpt today wasn’t my fave. I’ve taken this class with this instructor at a different time (60 minutes compared to 45 minutes) and it was the same workout. The transitions between the exercises, sets, pace weren’t told enough in advance,  we did more reps on the right side than the left (pet-peeve X 10), and more functional exercises could have been incorporated than the ones we did (a plie squat instead of standing abductions-my opinion). It was still a decent class though and took the work out for me to complete my own weights workout! I think next week I’ll schedule a homemade (if you will) toning sesh that I make-up just to keep my bod guessin’.

Step was taught by the instructor who recognized me from RFW (I like her)! It was very different and a little cray-cray though; it seemed rather dismantled and I couldn’t keep up with the routine. Maybe I wasn’t putting 100% but I’m still glad she taught it and I took it! There’s always something to learn.

Lunch followed! More chicken salad with tomato slices instead of cuckes! Sweet potato crinkles and string cheese to compliment. 

Have a safe and relaxing weekend!

Cheat Days Done Right

13 Aug

We all deserve a treat every once in a while-everything in moderation, right? But we have to do it correctly; we don’t want these indulgences to reverse all of our hard work and sweatglisten we put in the gym! A lot of “health nuts” give themselves a cheat meal and/or day throughout the week or on the weekends, but there’s a fine line when that cheat meal becomes an all out binge sesh. Here are a couple of tips to cheating the right way while still sticking to an overall healthy yet decadent lifestyle:

  • think of a cheat meal/day as a “special” treat-they only happen once in a while, so savior each and every bite and realize that another cheater will be right around the corner(almost).
  • if you cheated earlier in the day, skip that extra serving or piece at the later meals and vice versa. always have a plan!
  • don’t forget your workouts! even if you take weekends off, going for a walk or even taking a yoga class is active recovery and may help with feelings of guilt.
  • keep in mind that coming back to your diet following your cheat meal/day will be tough. cheeseburgers, mashed potatoes, and pie are a lot more palatable than grilled chicken, brown rice, and steamed broccoli.
  • while “cheating” keep scraps, skins, bones, etc. in plain sight. seeing how much you’ve eaten will tell you when enough is enough (if your stomach hasn’t told you yet 🙂 ).
  • if liquor and socializing are involved,watch portions. we often get ahead of ourselves when conversation is flowing and drinks are pouring!
As long as you plan you’re cheat meal/day in advanced, you’ll be prepared  to do it right. After, you might even be more inclined to get back on track to your regular healthy diet. Some experts believe that eating a cheat meal will keep your metabolism stimulated by eating something you don’t normally eat. Whatever the case may be, allowing these indulgences is perfectly aye-okay by me (as I’m doing it right now with a Gigi’s cupcake in hand) :).
Happy Cheating!