Monday, August 23, 2010

Foggy Monday

Question for those who are reading this blog: Do you ever find yourself totally out of it on a Monday morning? Like no matter what you do to get your booty back in gear after the weekend, you still feel like a space cadet? Do you ever skip your workout? This pretty much sums up my Monday.

I haven't worked out in DAYS! Five ... er six to be exact. I didn't do it today, either. I haven't missed exercising like this since before I started this blog in mid-June. Talk about a slip up. This time, though, I'm ready to get back on the horse, whereas as in the past I most likely stopped working out altogether ... or at least until my next half-committed effort. Girl Scout's Honor, Tuesday is my day!

For breakfast, I had some sliced bananas on a multi-grain sandwich thin from Arnold. I'm liking these a lot and have enjoyed my switch from Cybros. But I also love the Cybros brand. But's nice to change things up once in a while, right?

I also has some plain Siggi's yogurt with fresh raspberries. I did add a teaspoon of honey to the mix, too, as I needed some extra flavor. And you'd think with my morning iced latte, that'd do the trick in getting me out of a Monday fog.

Lunch saw the last of Chef Meg's Tomato Soup (via SparkPeople). I'm telling you, if you're looking for a change in your regular tomato soup, this version is absolutely fabulous. I know it's summer and with the weather being so darn humid lately, you might ask yourself, "Do I really want hot soup right now?" This recipe fits, trust me. It's not like having chili in July, haha.

I also paired up my soup with some raw veggies and a tablespoon of Roasted Red Pepper Hummus from Athenos. Later on, I also had some of Lucerne's part-skim mozzarella string cheese.

I spent much of the afternoon getting through laundry and other Internet duties. Come dinnertime, I had my head down in preparing our grocery list and meals for the week. We didn't do our regular Sunday grocery shop since we were tired from the weekend, thus we resorted to one of our regular Plan B ideas with Rising Moon Ravioli. But before enjoying our Garlic & Roasted Veggies selection, I snacked on a homemade blueberry muffin that I made last week. I couldn't resist.

Anyhow, we added a herb salad with cucumber and carrots, plus some BelGioioso Parmesan Cheese, to our ravioli menu. Yum!

Tell me, how do you beat those foggy days? Thanks a mil for reading Fighting the Pudge.


  1. well, I love simple meal just like yours even I don't have Blue Monday problems! ^_^ Hope you're having a fabulous day, Mac!
    Cheers, kristy

  2. Aww thanks Kristy! I like "Blue Monday problems" better. Much more in line with one of my very favorite bands, New Order :)

    I hope YOU are having a fabulous day! Loooove your recipes for homemade jam!

  3. Even if you had an exercise slip-up, you seem to be really sticking to your healthy meal plan! Good job!

  4. This sounds a little hippy-ish, but on Mondays (especially if I've had a rough-and-tumble weekend) I like to go raw (with the exception of a full pot of coffee). because it takes a lot of work and energy for bodies to digest cooked foods, I find that when I eat fewer of them on these blue Mondays I have more energy. Raw days usually amount to lots of fruit for breakfast, or maybe a frozen banana and raw almond smoothie, and lots of greens, vegetable, and avocados throughout the day. With all the great summer produce, gazpacho is a nice addition, too. Usually a raw Monday is enough to set me straight for the week and help me feel more like a person when I would otherwise just want to crawl back into bed. Though, sometimes it's nice to enjoy lazy Mondays and just commit sloth :)

  5. Not hippie-ish at all, Linda! All very good advice and I love eating raw. I am going to try it the next time I feel a blue Monday coming on. You rock, thanks so much for the suggestion!

    PS... the frozen banana and raw almond smoothie sounds GREAT! I need to find a recipe.