Things I Need to Say

by Holly on January 13, 2010

in breakfast,dinner,lunch,workouts

My memory is a funny thing.

I can remember people’s middle names, quotes from early 90’s TV shows (ahem, SBTB), what someone wore last week and who dated who then married who before divorcing who in the celeb world of gossip (in other words, things that don’t really matter) like it’s my job.

However, when it comes to things like what I did this past weekend, where did I put my wallet, basic information (i.e. my pin number – which I completely forgot one summer) and important dates I need to remember, I am the worst.  And Alzheimer’s runs in my family, so you know things ain’t gettin’ any better.

Before I forget that I need to say them, here I go with a list of things I need to say…

  • Migraines are no fun. I have suffered from them for awhile, but they have really been flaring up this week.  I woke up in such severe pain and nauseausness this morning, I barely ate 3 pita chips, downed 1/2 cup coffee + 2 Ibuprofen and went back to bed.  When I awoke two hours later, I did feel better and luckily was able to eat this entire bowl of Banana Oats.

1/2 cup oats
1/2 cup water + 1/2 cup organic skim milk
pinch of salt
1 smashed naner
1/2 tbsp. maple syrup
cinnamon
peanut butter
1 tbsp. ground flax

  • Deep tissue massages, however, are lots of fun. I splurged on one last night (like almost $100 – eek!), but it was completely worth it.  Apparently, my upper back was tighter and had more knots than my masseuse had ever seen (I am not proud of that fact). After the hour-long massage, I literally felt like a new person.  Lighter, happier and relaxed. And I read in bed for the FIRST TIME without getting a headache!
  • Don’t judge fruit (or a book) by its cover. This black-eyed orange was THE BEST ORANGE I HAVE EVER HAD.  Yes, that’s what I said.

  • Pumpkin pie hummus tastes exactly like pumpkin pie filling. No joke.  Eaten with Stacy’s multigrain pita chips…the essence of Thanksgiving can be enjoyed all year round.

  • Crudites (a.k.a. veggies) + salsa = one fabtastic combination. Also, two cups carrots & celery with 1/2 cup salsa = all your recommended veggie servings for the day. Score.

  • It took me until college to realize crudites just meant raw veggies (like you would see on a veggie platter). Hey, I never claimed to be classy people…

  • I haven’t worked out in over a week. I’ve shared with some of you my horribly unmotivated attitude as of late.  Literally, the thought of working out (even yoga!) is just not appealing to me.  Luckily, I eat pretty well so I am not really worried about gaining weight/becoming unhealthy, but I need to gym for my own sanity!  HELP ME!
  • This is the best sandwich ever. Yeah, I told you last post it was only a matter of time before I used this phrase again, but it is so true.  Here’s what we have tonight…

2 small sprouted grain tortillas
1 slice pepperjack cheese (halved)
1 steamed sweet potato
2 tsp. cilantro pesto
1 egg + 1 egg white + spinach + red onion + garlic
(cooked in EVOO)

  • I am going to attempt to start Jillian Michaels 30-Day Shred tonight + do some yoga. Don’t hold it against me if I don’t, but please keep me accountable.  Is that an oxymoron?  Hmmmm….
  • HAPPY 19th BIRTHDAY TO THE ONE AND ONLY HOMEGIRL! I raise my water bottle Courvoisier in cheers to you!

What is your middle name? Tell me, and I will literally remember it forever.

How do you deal with exercise ruts? Do you beat yourself up?  Do you cut yourself some slack?  Do you buy new gym clothes to motivate yourself? Spill the deets.

{ 18 comments }

Kate January 14, 2010 at 11:55 am

bah! i’m about 90 percent certain that I shared an office with the chica pictured in the photo of you in college. wtf?!?!

Katie January 14, 2010 at 12:54 pm

Aw, sorry about the headaches, glad the massage worked for you. I’m afraid of massages, even though I love being touched…hair cuts, pedicures, making my kids play with my hair, etc.

Mid Name: Elizabeth
Exercise rut: I’m my own Jillian Michaels, I just tell myself to suck-it-up and do it. I never regret it, but I have been known to cry during a workout because I hated it so much (that’s why I stopped lifting weights)

Naomi(onefitfoodie) January 14, 2010 at 1:04 pm

there are weeks that I am very unmotivated BUT working in a gym motives me in itself. I am a trainer and my job is to motivate so when i see people come in here each an everyday and work so hard, that makes me work harder! its a win-win :)

love that pic of you!! its SO cute!

NEED to try the pumpkin pie hummus!!

Lara (Thinspired) January 14, 2010 at 1:09 pm

Hey girl!
I love this post. Classy indeed…I just call ’em raw veggies to be rebellious ;)
So sorry about the migraines. I get them too, always on the left side of my head. Freaks me out.
I am the exact same way with the knots in my shoulders. They are BAD. It always takes the masseuses breath away when they feel them. In fact, typing this is making me think that I deserve a deep-tissue massage, too!
My middle name. Well, I just changed it from my birth name to my maiden name…so the name on my facebook account is actually my entire legal name. Do you remember what it is? ;) Hehe.

emily (a nutritionist eats) January 14, 2010 at 1:14 pm

Good for you for getting the massage – I always struggle with things like that but it is necessary! (and sounded very necessary for you!)

Angharad January 14, 2010 at 1:24 pm

Sorry you’ve been migraine-ful :(
I ADORE the photograph of you in your full glory. Beaut.
Middle name: Ceinwen (not joking)
Ruts: Either I accept it for what it is or I set myself some sort of “get yourself back on the wagon” challenge. But take it easy.
Hearts xx

Traci January 14, 2010 at 1:38 pm

This is me holding YOU accountable. Get to the gym, go to yoga, just move your body. Your mind with thank you!
If work is busy I have resorted to setting an alarm on my computer to make me shut down and get to Yoga! Just do it. Today. As they say at the Bikram studio, it’s never a bad idea just to show up. Oh and take care of that head…Migraine=no fun at all! Hugs…

janetha ann benson January 14, 2010 at 1:49 pm

further proof that we are, in fact, soul mates. my memory is the EXACT same as you described yours! it is the worst!

sorry about the headache nonsense. that blows. and YES i just typed “blogs” and had to edit. hahahaha

ive never had a massage! i have a cert. for one i need to use. sounds nice.

cilantro pesto?!?!

you know mine ;)

deal with a rut? ah.. i just talk myself into going. but i never beat myself up. ruts are ok.

i love you HOLLY ANNE!

Gina January 14, 2010 at 2:25 pm

I’m totally commenting twice, but I just saw this and thought of you! I’m watching the Travel Channel and they have this course called, “Travel Channel Academy” about being a travel journalist! You should sign up! :-)

BroccoliHut January 14, 2010 at 2:34 pm

Pumpkin pie hummus?! Sign me up!
Middle name? Whitney.
When I get out of my exercise groove, I make new playlists on my iPod, change up my running route, or (if I am at the gym) make sure there ‘s something good on TV:)

Lizzy January 14, 2010 at 2:56 pm

girl i feel ya on being unmotivated as of late when it comes to working out. i did tho, make it to the gym on wednesday morning so thats a mega plus for me! it was our school gym so i actually had to come early believe it or not! But dont even worry, the way i see it is its winter out there, and no one wants to work out!

o ps. my middle name. MARIE! :)

xoxox

Katharina January 14, 2010 at 3:12 pm

My middle name is Johanna :D As for exercise ruts, do something that you usually enjoy and keep doing it – even schedule a time that works best for you. It helps when it’s a sunny day too :D Having a friend to do yoga with or do that shred tape would be some motivation because it just makes it funner. Love you girl!

p.s. PLEASE come visit FL when I’m there and we can hit up all the Italian bakeries. My mom’s friend said to be careful because that one is owned by a mafia lol.

Megan (The Runner's Kitchen) January 14, 2010 at 3:52 pm

Ahh, all morning I’ve been looking up info about Banff, Canada instead of doing real work. Excited!

I wish I had more advice when it comes to exercise funks – I’m kind of in one of my own right now. Was I really doing 16 mile runs a few weeks ago? Uhhh, all I want to do now is hibernate and eat chocolate. Perhaps you can recruit a friend to go running/meet at a yoga class. If I know someone else is counting on me, I’m less likely to bail! Try not to stress too much – sometimes you just need some exercise downtime. I bet once the weather begins to warm up, you’ll get your mojo back :-)

And my middle name is Irene!! Named after the maternity nurse that birthed me, hehe.

Jessica January 14, 2010 at 4:02 pm

So that picture of you getting DOWNN is hilarious!!!!!!!!!! Please come party with me at Arizonaaaaaa. Afterwards, we’ll fly to CA and i’ll introduce you to my brothaaa ;)

Oh, and same here! I didn’t know “crudites” meant veggies + dip until last Thanksgiving….my bro’s wife was like, “jess wanna set up the crudites?”…and i was alllllll: “WHATTTTT!? That sounds too fancy/hard for me!!!!” hahahahha–i’m a joke.

But agreed! You DO eat so well, so this lack in exercise ain’t no thanggg!!! You’ll get back in the mood, soon enough!! :-D xoxoxox

Jessica January 14, 2010 at 4:03 pm

Oh!! And my middle name’s Amanda :)

Nicole @ Geek Turned Athlete January 14, 2010 at 4:16 pm

Girl, I’m so sorry about your migraines! I suffer from them too, so I literally feel your pain! I’m also sorry about the exercise rut! I had one after my wedding, and buying new clothes does work. Hanging out with people who work out all the time also works. Maybe the fact that yoga might calm your stress and in turn your migraines might be a motivation as well. Good luck, chica!!

Brooke January 15, 2010 at 10:38 pm

I am leaving a comment on this post but it regards your last 3 posts..

So firstly, my middle name is Kiernan (irish, holla) and TANKS FOR DA BDAY SHOUTOUT!! :D

I love your bit about acceptance and accepting the bod and everything. It has been on my mind tonight/since I hit puberty and after this break I realized my biggest 2010 resolution is to be and look and act as CONFIDENT as ever before.

AND, YOUR EMO OUTFIT MADE MY LIFE!!!!!!!!

LOVE YOU FOREVER!

Bekah January 19, 2010 at 9:07 pm

My name’s Bekah (middle name Leigh btw), and I’m waaay behind on blogs. Lol. ;) Get reader for like 6 comments on old posts all from me in your inbox.

Oh and I give you major props on treating yourself to a massage. We all need it.

Hahaha that picture. Made me giggle. As for crudite? You and Susan know the way to my heart- carrots+salsa! Seriously, the best snack ever.

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