The Good: I finished Working It Out by Abby Rike. A-M-A-Z-I-N-G book is all I can say. I posted an excerpt from the last chapter in the book in my post below. This book had me from the very first paragraph. "I am standing on the side of the road. It's as though my feet are planted in the ground, planted in cement. And I'm just waiting. No one will tell me anything. The dreaded scene that lies around the curve ahead remains a mystery for now as I'm frozen in place, standing like a statue at the defining moment of my life--eerily controlled while the life and love I'd cherished slips from my grasp. The intense combination of the red, white, and blue lights from the multitude of emergency vehicles penetrates my vision so severely I am overwhelmed by the visual assault. These are the lights that embody emergency, rescue, and often tragedy. Only this tragedy-my tragedy-has left us with no one to rescue." (pg 1, Working It Out) WOW! What a book and what a perspective she gives on life and how to live after such an incredible life altering event.
I also stepped on the scale this morning to check to see if I had lost any weight...it's looking good so far... :) I think turning 25 is going to be a lot sweeter (with no calories) than I thought it was going to be! I can't wait to post on Monday!!
The Bad: I woke up in the middle of the night with a terrible sore throat. This explains exactly why I have been feeling blah this week and not having my usual energy. My body is weak and I feel like all I want to do is lay in bed. I started pumping my body with vitamins to hopefully knock this thing out. I am pretty sure it is just allergies and not strep. Thank goodness! I hope I will get over this very soon so I can get back to my daily workout that I have been missing this week. You know that I don't feel good when I skipped my favorite Zumba class tonight!
The Ugly: I ended up getting a Chargrilled Chicken Sandwhich (300 cals) from Chick-fila tonight for dinner because I didn't feel up to cooking anything. This morning, when I had more energy, I thought I was going to make a rockin' Cinco de Mayo recipe, Steak Fajitas, but that didn't pan out because I felt so bad when I got home. I plan to make this recipe this weekend though! I did end up making some quick sweet potato fries to go with my sandwhich which helped but I do hate eating fast food now!