I am determine to wear heels. I have sensitive feet and don’t like to force myself to wear or do things that are unnecessarily uncomfortable, but heels are cute and I’m sick of flats. Work is a great place to practice because there is walking and standing, but not like when I was teaching where there was a threat of having to chase students on the playground. I’ve gotten better walking and not having my feet hurt by practicing in boots. By spring and summer, I’ll be wearing wedges and regular heels like a pro. Or so is the hope!

Meals for the day began with a hard-boiled egg and babybel cheese that fueled me through my workout.

 I started with five minutes on the bike to warm and wake up as I was feeling a bit sleepy and overwhelmed by the buzzing of all the treadmills. Once I got going, I felt a lot better and started with  two sets of dumbbell exercises at ten reps a piece. I hopped on the treadmill for a mile run and felt great! My next two set of dumbbell exercises were at eight reps with slightly higher weight. My next mile run was still feeling good- note, good music can get you through anything. I finished my strength training workout with two sets of six reps at my highest weight. My shoulders were feeling the burn as I hopped on the treadmill for a final mile. I was definitely tired, but energized by the end.

I whipped up some French toast for my breakfast by throwing in pumpkin, egg, almond milk, and cinnamon. It was excellent topped with peanut butter, jelly, and toasted coconut. A bowl of fruit finished the meal.

 

Lunch was a delicious salad filled with different colors and tastes. My usual salad contains baby spinach, peppers, carrots, celery, cucumber, tomatoes, and feta. This one also had half a grilled chicken breast and beans for a punch of protein. I had a baggie  of that delicious popcorn to go along with it.

  

Dinner was a delectable meal made by my sister Lauren and her fiancé Nick. Called “chicken and pasta” it’s a recipe made famous by his mother. After all these years of hearing about his favorite meal, I finally got to try it and it did not disappoint. Roasted Brussels sprouts with a little olive oil, maple syrup, salt and pepper sprinkled on top was an added veggie. I also made a Caesar salad to accompany things.

  

One of my habits for my spring cleaning eating plan is not having seconds. This does not mean that I have more on my initial plate, but that I am certain to really enjoy and savor what I am eating and better listen to my body’s signals. Obviously if I was still hungry, I would have more, but so far, I’ve found myself more satisfied by less servings. Feeling good with all these wedding events nearing! Not to mention the nicer weather and bathing suit season.

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