Sweat it Out:
50 minute hilly walk
Foam rolling and stretching
Foam rolling was SO necessary today. Every time I go to sit down my legs SCREAM at me. Who says you can’t get a good strength training session at home?
I got a lot of great feedback when I posted this picture on Facebook last nigh:
And yes, it tasted as delicious as it looked. I tried something last night that I have never tried before: Roasting chickpeas. This will definitely be something I will be doing again.
I used a recipe from Mama Pea, and the roasted chickpeas are a great base for any toppings you desire. I used tomatoes, black olives, and avocado on top of the roasted chickpeas and bib lettuce. They were kind of like taco’s, so yummy.
Dinner had to come together quickly because I had a Dr.’s appt yesterday to get my Thyroid checked. I can’t remember the last time I had it tested and although I think it will be about the same it’s good to have it tested.
I also had an interesting talk with the Dr about how my thyroid effects weight loss. He said that as long as I am taking my thyroid replacement hormone I should have no problems. He also said that I shouldn’t rely on my pill to make me lose weight. I made sure to clarify to him that I in no way expect there to be a “magic pill” that will shed all of my weight I need to lose, and I know the only way to lose it is with hard work, dedication, diet, and exercise.
He then told me that he could not tell me how happy it made him that I made that statement because a lot of his patients who need to lose weight never make that realization. I love when I make my Dr. happy!
Getting the Support you need
Finally! The sports bra’s that I ordered online have gotten sorted out, and I have the right sizes! The number one thing I realize when getting a new SB is how bad the old one was. It inspired me so much that I broke down and bought new regular bra’s as well. I am like a new woman.
I have worked out the last couple of days with the new SB and I have nothing but good things to say about it. For me, being plus sized, finding a bra is one of the hardest things about being overweight. You can’t just go to your nearest Victoria’s Secret and pick a bra out of the bin box at their semi-annual sale. I am also pretty chesty and have come to the conclusion that I will NEVER be able to wear the cute little spaghetti strap yoga bras that offer no support. Even regular Nike sports bra’s create the super attractive “uniboob” that makes it fun to workout with. The hub’s went running with me about a week ago and after seeing how unsupportive my bra was, he was very supportive about getting me a new one.
Ok, enough about my chest. If you are plus-sized and want a good supportive bra I bought this one from the Lane Bryant website:
It was made for Lane Bryant by Reebok, and it has a great lift and separate feature, and feels more like a regular bra than a constrictive sports bra.
Welp, that’s all I got for you guys today! Have a great Thursday!
What feature do you look for in a good sports bra?
Ever tried roasting chickpeas?