I recently read the following quotation:
"The hardest step for a runner is the first one out of the front door."
It is SO true. Convincing yourself to get out there and do it is the hardest part. The rest is easy in comparison.
I didn't get as many runs as I should have in last week. This week I am going to remember that quotation when I don't feel like getting up an hour earlier at the crack of dawn or trying to fit a run in after the kids have gone to sleep at night. If I am going to lose as much as I want to by June I've got to ramp up the workouts! I did lose 2 more pounds towards my goal.
SONG THAT KEPT ME RUNNING THIS WEEK: "Part of Me" - Katy Perry. This song is such a good one to run to. It is very inspirational.
RANDOM TIP OF THE WEEK: Post some inspiration for yourself where you will see it when it counts. On the fridge. By your exercise equipment etc. Whether it be an inspiring quotation, a picture of what you would like to look like, or a picture of a bathing suit reminding you that summer is around the corner etc.
Roasted Cauliflower w/ Garbanzo Beans & Olives
6 servings. 1 serving = 2/3 cup.
Cauliflower florets chopped from one large head (about 1 pound)
Approx. 22 green Spanish olives, pitted and halved
8-10 garlic cloves halved
1 (15-ounce) can garbanzo beans (chickpeas), rinsed and drained
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon smoked paprika (a favorite spice of mine!!!)
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons fresh parsley leaves
Preheat the oven to 450°. Combine first 4 ingredients on a cooking sheet covered in tinfoil. Drizzle with oil; sprinkle the spices. Toss well to coat - I use my hands. Bake at 450° for 20-22 minutes or until cauliflower is browned but still firm, stirring after 10 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley.
182 Calories, 10g Fat, 17g Carbohydrates , 4g Fiber, 4g Protein, 4pp+