I turned 35 recently. So naturally, I feel fat. I don’t know what on earth has happened, but things have changed. Barely a month ago I was a lean mean half-marathon running machine, and now, well, let’s just say subway stairs are daunting.
What to do? Desperate times call for desperate measures. I am now on a health kick. It’s been about an hour so far. I already feel great. What have I done? Well I started off strong, that’s what. I came home from the gym tonight – yes I went to the gym (and not just to take a steam, thank you very much…score one for the health nut) and next I made myself dinner. The latter is not an unusual occurrence. What I cooked, however, was. I made salmon fajitas. It was crazy healthy. Listen to this:
Salmon seasoned with cumin and chili pepper, sauteed (maybe not so healthy) in a little olive oil. I also sauteed some onions, garlic and red peppers – note the use of lots of vegetables and one of the healthiest proteins one can eat. I mixed chopped tomatoes with onion, cilantro, garlic, salt, pepper, and lime zest. This was my salsa. I made brown rice and organic refried beans. I served it all on a multi-grain (oh yeah) tortilla. Rather than a Corona…mmmm, Corona…I mixed some pomegranate juice with Pellegrino.
So pretty darn healthy, right? I don’t know if this will cure me of my non-working out of late sins, but it’s a step in the right direction. If that fails, I will continue down the path of two sets of pants. I now have several pants that no longer fit. I mean, I can squeeze them on, but my office does not welcome indecent exposure, so I dare not try that route. Rather, I just bought a few new pairs of pants a size bigger. Voila! I feel thinner already. Amazing what a new size will do to make you feel thinner.
This is all very superficial, I know. But so what. It’s my blog and I’ll bitch if I want to 🙂