A Case Of The BlahsPosted: January 24, 2013
Blah. That’s how I feel today. There’s no other way to explain it.
I don’t know if it’s the seriously cold (like, –10*) weather, or the monotony I’ve been feeling over the past couple of days, but I just feel drained – mentally and physically. I got to the gym this morning ready to workout, but halfway through I was feeling sluggish and hugely tired. I got through most of this back + core workout before calling it quits, but then I went home and promptly curled up in bed for about a half hour before I had to get ready for work.
Yesterday, my energy level was way down too, and it doesn’t seem to have gotten any better today. The work days this week have been dragging on, and by about mid-afternoon, I feel like I could seriously take a nap.
The weird part though is that once I get home after work, I feel totally alert and energized. All I’ve wanted to do at night is dance around my apartment to Kesha and Britney Spears and Blake Shelton (random, I know) while making dinner. It’s really weird and seemingly backwards.
The only thing I can think of is that I’m sort of bored in my routine and in need of a really good weekend. I’ve taken the past couple weekends easy, being sort of sick and all, but I think that this weekend I’m in need of something really fun to do to fight off this feeling that’s clearly making me a little crazy. I thought of a couple ideas for fun things to do yesterday, but I guess I’ll have to brainstorm about some others.
I think I’m getting a little bored in the gym too, so I might have to take some time to come up with a new plan this weekend as well. Yesterday, I did this biceps and chest workout, but when it came time for cardio, the blah feeling totally kicked in. I got on the treadmill but really wasn’t feeling it, so after ten minutes I hopped on the bike instead. I never ride the stationary bike, but my shins have been hurting lately, so it was actually a welcome relief. I did twenty minutes there and then finished up with some core and got the heck out.
On the food front, things haven’t really been any less monotonous around here either, which is probably another contributing factor to my blah feeling. Yesterday, I went with yet another two-egg, spinach, and green pepper scramble with pomegranate seeds on the side. (I swear my scrambles get greener every time I make them.)
For lunch, I had the second portion of the cilantro-lime chicken and peppers I made the other night with a few almonds. I think that maybe I didn’t get all of the chili powder out of the pan when I made my fajita chicken last week or something, because this chicken was sort of spicy, but that’s okay with me, obviously. (Note the color; I’m pretty sure lime juice and cilantro alone doesn’t make chicken that color, but chili powder would.)
Another fuji apple + crunchy almond butter for a snack, of course. (Do you see a pattern here? It’s all totally delicious, but no wonder I’m bored.)
Oh, and remember when I went through that phase where I would make this meal at least once a week? Well I think chicken + green beans has officially taken over that role. Surprisingly though, I’m actually not bored by it yet. Go figure.
I roasted up some asparagus and green beans in olive oil and black pepper and baked the chicken sprinkled with crushed red pepper. Drizzled it with honey at the end… but I’m sure you already saw all of that coming.
Hopefully I can find a way to snap out of this rut soon!!
What do you do when you find yourself in a rut?
Do you have anything fun planned for this weekend?