Ahhhhh.... the scale.
Isn't it funny that sometimes you can be almost obsessive about the scale - weighing yourself multiple times a day, and other times you can avoid it for a month.
I weigh myself once a day (sometimes more) when I am eating healthy, working out consistently and I really look forward to it.
Now that the consistent workouts have subsided until my calf muscle is healed (a few more weeks of physical therapy and I will be back up and running!)..... I avoid the scale like the plague. I haven't weighed myself in around 2 weeks. I am terrified to!
Logic says when you can't workout consistently and want to lose (or even don't want to gain) weight you should eat a very healthy calorie restricted diet. Logic however doesn't hold true for me. Physically I crave higher calorie foods when I am not exercising consistently. I haven't been terrible, but I haven't been great.
Here's what I am doing this point forward...I am going to weigh myself weekly. No matter if I am working out like a maniac or still on the bench. Every week at the end of each post, I will show my positive or negative results (no matter what... yikes!).
Next post will be plus or minus my last weight which was -20 from my starting weight in July. Have a great Halloween weekend everyone!
SONG THAT KEPT ME (THINKING ABOUT) RUNNING THIS WEEK: "Raise Your Glass" Pink - can't wait to run to this in a few weeks!
RANDOM TIP OF THE WEEK: If you are having trouble avoiding some of the Halloween candy here's a tip. If you want a piece allow yourself one (a mini one) but make yourself do 10 push-ups after that piece and whenever you have a piece. It might make you think twice about the amount you eat!
THIS WEEK'S RECIPES: Bonus! You get 2 recipes this week since some followers requested a roasted cauliflower recipe :)
1. Bulgar Salad with White Beans & Artichokes
This salad is so delicious. This combined with last week's recipe makes me think that maybe I could be a vegetarian.... that's how good it is! Never a vegan though, as I like cheese and greek yogurt too much. And who I am kidding, I do love a good burger... but this is super delicious nevertheless!
5 servings (serving size: 1 cup)
- 1 1/4 cups bulgar, rinsed and drained
- 2 1/2 cups water
- 1/3 cup chopped fresh mint
- 1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley
- 1/4 cup minced red onion
- 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 (15-ounce) can navy beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 (14-ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
Combine bulgar and 2 1/2 cups water in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 30 minutes or until tender and liquid is absorbed.
Combine cooked bulgar, mint, and the remaining ingredients in a large bowl, stirring well. Cover and store in the refrigerator. Approximately 200 calories and 6.5 grams of fat per serving.
2. Roasted Cauliflower with Paprika
I've made roasted cauliflower 3 times over the past few weeks and this was my favorite of the recipes and it's SUPER simple.
1.5 tablespoons of olive oil
1.5 teaspoons of paprika
Course salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 450. Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil. Spread cauliflower on foil. Sprink with oil and paprika; toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper. Roast until tender and lightly browned, 20 to 25 minutes. NOTE: Toss once.