Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Coping mechanisms

Yesterday afternoon, I let anxiety get the best of me.  Several things happened at once that I had no control over, and I didn’t like how I was starting to react.  Instead of taking an angry nap or drowning my sorrows in calories, I took to the gym and felt AMAZING afterward.  There’s no workout quite like an angry workout!  I did 20 minutes on the elliptical and 12 on the recumbent bike (both with interval programs) and then 5 minutes hard and fast on the rowing machine.  It makes all the difference in the world if you crank up the tunes and try to match the beat.

For lunch yesterday, I made a flippin’ sweet salad.

salad

Baby greens, romaine, chicken, shredded cheddar, dried cranberries, and some random vinaigrette I found in the fridge…classy.

For dinner, I felt like doing something special-ish, so I got salmon and marinated it in POM Wonderful, Canadian maple syrup, balsamic vinegar, and garlic.  While that did its thang, I had a few crackers with Publix Cajun crab dip and some Riesling.

crackers, crab dip, riesling

Man, did that hit the spot – that dip is spicy!  An hour or so later, I threw the salmon on the grill along with some squash and onions, and I heated up leftover green beans on the side.

salmon, squash, onions, green beans

I had another glass of Riesling with dinner, and I felt it later…headache last night and blah feeling this morning.  I hate to admit it, but my body didn’t like the wine as much as my tongue did.  smile_embaressed

In other news, I’ve added a link to my Society Series pageJenny and I haven’t done much with it lately, but I’m always on the lookout for new links to post!  The latest entry comes from Kendra, and it asks, “can fat women be sexy?” (there’s a lot more to it, but that’s a quick and dirty synopsis).  This is a topic I’ve been wanting to write about lately, but I’m still trying to figure out how to say what I want about it.  So pop on over to Kendra’s page and join the conversation!