The day started off pretty good. I woke up early and did an easy mile run, and let me tell you, I didn’t want to run this morning. At all. I was tired. I have to work tonight, and it’ll be a full 24 hours before I get to go back to bed. That alone made me REALLY not want to get up. I’m a little sore from kicking butt (ha) yesterday with my 5k. I came up with nine thousand reasons to just stay in bed until my children got up. But then I realized, at most, I’d only get about another 20 minutes of lying in bed. I know me. I wouldn’t have gone back to sleep. I would have stayed under the covers regretting that I wasn’t up getting a bit of exercise before it was too late, just waiting for the tell tell signs that my little ones were stirring.
So, out of bed and out the door I went. Both of my children were already awake, and I let my husband care for them. I was taking 15 minutes for myself. I was not a champion runner today. My feet were dragging, my hips were sore, my brain was just not in it today. I ended up running 2/3 of my mile and walked the rest. I didn’t even walk as briskly as I normally would. I was a little crabby as I was running. That being said, I was glad I was out there pounding the pavement this morning. Afterwards, I was in really good spirits. Still sore, still tired, but no longer crabby. I came home to two smile faces and a still sleepy hubby. I dressed my children, and made scrambled egg whites (10 calories per egg white) and low fat/calorie mini donuts (32 calories per donut) for breakfast. I punched all my info into MyFitnessPal and calculated that I was still at a negative for calorie intake for the day. Woohoo! I still had 1400 calories I could chow down on.
Well. I chowed down. My oldest really wanted to eat lunch at a “bakery”. He wanted a sandwich with cheese and pickles and french fries and a drink. Four and a half year olds are cute. We had a few errands to run and then had lunch. I dined on a hamburger that really wasn’t as tasty as the place boasted it to be and a large helping of french fries. Total that up…just under 800 calories. I knew ordering my meal I was not ordering something low calorie. I didn’t care too much since I was at a net zero for my total calories for the day. But, jeez. That’s a lot of calories in a single sitting. I still have 600 until midnight, then I get to reset. Again, that was a lot of calories for a single setting.
My plan for the rest of the day includes drinking a lot of water, make something lower calorie for dinner tonight, and opting for a diet soda when I need my 10pm caffeine boost at work. But for now, my daughter is napping, my son is content to watch a movie, and I’m entering a carb coma, so I think I’ll take a little rest on the couch before work. Maybe I’ll have crazy calorie burning dreams. 🙂