Playing catch up during a stressful week

Been wondering where I disappeared to this week? I could tell you a lot of different things, but I’ll tell you the truth. I’ve just been tired and stressed about some life things going on. I’ve literally have just been working out, teaching my cycle classes and working my butt off. I wish blogging was my full time job and paid all the bills, but it doesn’t. Sometimes the blog gets put on the back burner when life gets in the way.

So here are just a few things I’ve been up to this week:

My cycle class double whammy today! Taught my two cycle classes and now I'm ready for lunch! #fitness #fitfluential
This week everyone seemed to be having problems at the gym. I ended up teaching two cycle classes on Tuesday and Thursday! I don’t have a problem helping the team out at all, but it left my tired! I was trying to keep up with my regular workout routine too but I was just left feeling exhausted. Plus, I’ve been a little stressed too which takes a toll on the body. I was trying to deal with everything as best as I could. Yesterday, I crashed on the couch when I got off work and only work up to eat dinner and then I went back to sleep.

Big thanks to @cabotcheese for the free stuff! Can't wait to cook up some healthy meals with this stuff!
When I got home on Wednesday there was a package waiting for me. I had no idea what it was but I opened it up and it was cheese from Cabot Creamery! I’m not a huge cheese eater but I am trying to incorporate it back into the my diet. A little bit of fat never hurt anyone. It’s the going overboard that gets people into problems.

So last night Willie made his pizza crust and I put some of the light cheese on my pizza. I hope to make some recipes with the buttload of cheese in my possession! It was really good on the pizza though. I really really enjoyed it but I couldn’t really enjoy it because I was tired. LOL!

Biggest #strawberries I've ever seen! #breakfast #fruit what are u eating for breakfast?
This morning for breakfast I was cutting the strawberries but I noticed these were the biggest strawberries I had ever seen! I just picked up a pack of strawberries in my delirious and didn’t know how they were that big. I’m not complaining though because I love strawberries. I eat them everyday in my oatmeal!

Also, I’ve been grabbing for salty things this week. I hate that. I’ve been reaching for pretzels because I have a lot of them on hand. But I know I would be eating pop chips or nuts or anything salty if I had it in house. I don’t know what’s going on with my salt cravings this week. I did notice last weekend during the relay I could have been salt deficient a little. I’ve been doing lots of reading about being a salty sweater so I’m trying to find some solutions to this “problem.” I really don’t want to be one of those people downing salt packets during a race.

Someone recently sent me an e-mail to ask me what I do about being snackish for certain things. My biggest advice to all the snackers is to just have it. BUT just have one! If you’re craving a cookie, just have a little piece of a cookie. The desire for the food is usually diminished with every bite so if you keep eating it you’re not really getting the same feeling. So feel free to have a chip or a pretzel, but only one and drink some water. If you don’t, you’re likely to binge on it and you’ll probably end up with a horrible feeling. This way you can satisfy your urge and not overindulge.

I have posts planned for the weekend and I have something going on this weekend but I can’t talk about it right now. You’ll know soon enough but it’s not worth exploring right now.

What fruit will be invading your weekend? Grapefruit, strawberries, apples, blueberries? How will you incorporate fruit into your meals?