Last night my running coach said something along the lines of:  “You’re almost done with training, you should start thinking about what you’re going to reward yourself with.  Perhaps some fancy new running gear.”

Well you don’t have to tell me twice!

Seriously, woman, why do you plant these ideas in my head?  It never would have occurred to me that I was deserving of a treat of some sort, but once you told me I was I really wanted my treat.

I have a confession to make: My name is Kim and I am a Lululemonaholic.

I try to keep my distance from their pretty stores, but they’re popping up all over New York City like weeds.  In fact, one popped up right in front of me when I was walking around during my lunch break today looking for it.  It’s crazy how that happens.

Inside it was glorious.  So much spandex, so many running tanks and yoga pants to choose from.  I love it.  I love it. I love it. I love it. I love it.

Oh, right, but that place is like the Gucci of workout gear.  It is so expensive.  The last time I splurged, I promised myself no more Lululemon for a while.  But it’s been a while.  Err, is five months a while?

I bought new stuff!  And it is beautiful and spandexy and made of cotton candy and unicorns…and I will be eating Cheerios for the next month.

Sigh, I think I’m love…

I broke them in today while doing my strength training workout, a 40-minute circuit training DVD.  This morning I wore my other Lulus for a 6am Spin class.

Here’s the food, which is pretty much exactly what I ate yesterday except for breakfast.  I never claimed to be original.

Breakfast

Shredded wheat with strawberries and almond milk

Snack

Almonds and a nectarine

Lunch

Leftover grilled veggies, grilled chicken and brown rice

Snack

Hard boiled egg
Hummus
Celery and baby carrots

Dinner

Garden Salad with oil and vinegar

Turkey chili

To be totally honest, the last couple of days have felt like I’ve been eating too much.  I’m not naturally a snacker, but I keep reading the importance of eating two snacks a day and how they should be balanced in their carbs to protein ratio, so I’ve been trying to master that idea.

I guess I’m not used to eating until I’m physically hungry, and this whole snacking regularly thing has pretty much kept me from ever feeling “hunger”. I’m not sure if that’s a good thing or a bad thing, but I’m experimenting with it.