Hi friends! Hope you’re having a good week so far!
Mine has been a little busy and unfortunately, blogging isn’t my top priority. I’m finding it a little hard to fit everything in lately and am trying to get back on track with my workouts, which have been lacking. I think the main thing for me would be to get back into early a.m. workouts but it’s been hard.
I’m also struggling with maintaining my blood sugar levels. I don’t talk about it much on here but I’m a Type 1 Diabetic. For some reason my blood glucose levels have been dropping really low quite frequently and it is not fun! I get really shaky and my energy levels drop until I can raise my sugar levels (by eating or drinking some carbohydrates). It seems to be happening in the afternoon, which is when I would be working out lately. I even had to leave the gym early yesterday because of low blood sugar levels.
When I experience a “low” it’s really hard to make healthy choices. I want to just grab the first thing I see so I’m really making an effort to eat some fruit or something healthy, and then sit and wait for it to bring my levels back up…rather than shoveling junk food into my mouth until I feel better. I really just need to figure out why I’m having these low spells, though. But that takes time that I don’t have.
Enough of that, let’s move on to greener pastures. Or purple lilac bushes anyway.
I love the smell of lilacs and can’t wait until these open! It’s one of my favorite things about spring.
I changed into my running clothes after work but I was too shaky to go anywhere. So I ate a banana instead and started on dinner. A few handfuls of grapes and some chips were also consumed. I’m working on it.
Once I was done putting dinner together I felt a little better. Reid was running a little late so I laced up my running shoes and headed out for a quick 2.25 mile loop. It was pretty warm but it felt great to move my legs. I still need new shoes, though. I didn’t use my Garmin so I’m not sure of my time. I just enjoyed the smell of lilacs and the fact that I’m even able to run…diabetes is nothing compared to other things people go through!
Random weird lighting on my face…I was too sweaty to take any more!
For dinner I used this recipe for Orange Roasted Chicken from Recipeaholic and it was delicious! Super easy to make and very moist. I think I would add some red pepper flakes if I make it again, just for a little kick. I think I say that about a lot of recipes!
Served with steamed broccoli and rice pilaf (from a box).
I’ll most likely have one of these Yasso frozen greek yogurt bars for dessert…I picked them up last week and they are awesome! And only 70 calories each! Perfection in a box.
American Idol finale tonight!
Scotty or Lauren?
I haven’t been following it closely this year but I’m going to go with Lauren!