Saturday, March 1, 2014

March Is Here, Gluten-Free Brownies, Back To Working Out

Today is the first day of March, and this is what it looks like outside. You might not be able to see it in the photo, but it's snowing.... again! I'm trying really hard to keep a positive attitude, but I'm SOOOO ready for spring to hurry up and get here. I'm taking heart in the fact that today is the FIRST DAY OF MARCH! Spring has to be right around the corner. 

Jamie Eason
I got back into my workout routine this week after taking last week off. My body just needed a break, and it was worth it. It felt really good to start my days off in the gym again. I decided to repeat Jamie Eason's Live Fit 12 week program. I've done this a few times, and I love the gradual, steady progression of difficulty.

I found another cleaned-up desert recipe and made it last Sunday. These Dark Chocolate Cake Brownies are SO good! I shared them with some co-workers, and they went on and on about how good they are, never guessing they're gluten free and sugar free. I ate one of these brownies after almost every lunch this week. I love being able to have desert without feeling bad about putting junk in my body.

The week was full of long days and ended with a massive headache on Friday. I don't get headaches very often, and I can't remember the last time I had one as bad as the one I came home with yesterday. I can guess a few things that might have contributed to it. Sometimes I get so caught up in the busy-ness of the day and forget to eat. Then my body starts screaming at me - one way or another. Then I eat whatever is easiest and quickest to put in my mouth. That's one thing that happened on Friday that I'm sure contributed to my afternoon and evening misery. I'm going to spend some time tomorrow planning meals and snacks to keep on hand while I'm working next week.

I'll end this post on a fun, cute note. A couple of days ago my hubby and doggies were lovingly missing me, waiting for me to get home from work. I love my family!