This is a 4 part post:
Fat is a wonderful thing. Why? It keeps me full. During the cleanse I noticed that when I ate a salad or dinner that was just lean meat and veggies, I was lacking something; I didn't feel full. I remember eating one salad that was loaded with healthy fats. It had avocado and olives. But I forgot!
Yesterday I made a salad with tons of leafy greens and grilled chicken. But I loaded this one up with olives, avocado, and walnuts. This salad kept me full for hours!
Fat is a good thing!
And I have started to love Mango. I guess I was always so intimidated by it because I didn't grow up with it and cutting one was a huge mystery. Well now that I know how to peel and cut one properly, they make the BEST smoothies!!!
Cut up banana
One scoop of vanilla whey protein
Last night I hit the pool. My form has been sucking lately. My balance has gone all out of whack, my arm recovery has become VERY poor, and my speed in the pool has been dropping. So I remedied that. Holding a 1:30/100 pace has been a struggle suddenly. So After 1700 yards of balance and arm recovery drills, I did a 3 x 100 set. My times? 1:24, 1:24, 1:23 while holding a zone 3/4 pace. BAM! I couldn't believe the clock!
So if you ever need a nice confidence builder in the pool after feeling like you have been sucking water lately, do a bunch of drills THEN hit the intervals.
Finally, I felt like I did something noble. Part of me thinks it was stupid, but I find there is NOTHING worse than having a guilty conscience. I guess my parents did a good job raising me?
This was very similar to finding that no-ID wallet on the street filled with many Benjamin Franklins. What do you do? Do you keep the money or do you turn it in? In my case, it was payday and I checked my bank account and found a LOT more money in there than I was expecting. Hey! Look! Its that suitcase of cash that I talked about in yesterday's post! I can quit my job and become a fulltime triathlete! Well, it wasn't THAT much money, but it was a nice chunk that would have paid for a nice vacation.
So I logged onto our internal HR web-site to see the on-line image of the check. It was valid. Made out to me, etc with my employee number on it. Looks double valid! Extra paycheck! Woo hoo! But I knew this was too good to be true. So I went to our payroll guy and told him the situation (even he probably thought I was in idiot!). Turns out the check was cut to me in error.
I felt better! Yeah, a little disappointed that Feb 3rd isn't that "other" Christmas, but I felt better since I didn't want this to show up as an ugly stain months later, or even worse, fall on our payroll guy.
I gave the money back.