I must first start off by talking about how awesome I think Stephen Colbert is. I have always been a fan, but after his week of shows in Iraq, I have become much more of a fan. You can watch the series of shows at Colbert Nation and I really recommend them. While he is funny and satirical, there is true meaning to his points. Also, I was touched by some of the things that were said by guests as well as Stephen during the shows. This was his final sign-off: “I want to thank the troops here and around the world. I am rarely at a loss for words but when I think about all you have sacrificed for these six years it really seems insufficient to say thank you and really inappropriate to say holy sh*t. So I’ll just say what I hope you can all say soon, honey, I’m coming home.”
In other news, I went to the gym this morning and cranked out another 3.5 miles. I did a brief leg workout afterwards and skipped swimming. I was pretty dehydrated so I cut the workout short so that I could relax a little and re-hydrate and eat breakfast. Ever since the whole “you drink too much water” statement was made I have been paranoid about drinking water. Now I realize that I can drink water as long as I have a balanced diet to balance out the water with nutrients. I drank plenty of water today and am feeling much better about it. I have my Nalgene bottle beside me as I type. Tomorrow morning I am hoping to go for a long swim and forego strength training until the evening. I can do some yoga flows and push-ups and will be ok.
Still the same meals happening for the most part. I had a Kashi Mango Black Beans and Rice microwave meal and some blueberries for lunch. For a snack, I enjoyed some soy vanilla yogurt with more blueberries :). Tonight for dinner, I made a small spinach, mushroom, blackberry, cauliflower, green olive, honey dijon dressing salad and some Ezekiel bread with jam and almond butter. I seriously hope to be cooking this weekend to share more foods and recipes with the blogosphere. Until then why don’t you mosey on over to Wing-It Vegan and enter to win an awesome Healthy Chef 4 in 1 appliance!