You will have to bear with me, I am watching Good Eats while writing this post. Y’all know my love for Alton Brown.
I eventually dragged my lazy butt to the gym yesterday, after a lot of back and forth as to whether or not I wanted to go. I ended up going after telling myself I would do my speed work on a 0% incline to make it a little easier. Boy! Was it easier!
Duration: 50 minutes
Max HR: 160
Avg HR: 140
I didn’t even round up, I just happened to get all even numbers! Here’s what I did for speeds:
2 minutes @ 3.5 mph
3 minutes @ 4.0 mph
5 minutes @ 5.7 mph
10 minutes @ 1 minute intervals of 5.7 mph and 6.0 mph
10 minutes @ 1 minute intervals of 5.9 mph and 6.2 mph
10 minutes @ 1 minutes intervals of 6.1 mph and 6.4 mpg
5 minutes @ 5.7 mph
3 minutes @ 3.7 mph
2 minutes @ 3.2 mph
I probably could have gone faster, especially since there was no incline, but meh. I’m just happy I did it!
Haha, Alton Brown just went on a spiel about how he doesn’t trust oven temperatures. He says get a thermometer so you know the real temp!
Um.. moving on…
I had the last of the cheesy mango pilaf for dinner after my run. Still crazy delicious after sitting in the fridge for a few days.
I wasn’t feeling my usual bedtime snack last night, but I still wanted to have a little something. Specifically, cereal. Sometimes you just gotta give in to what the tummy wants! Luckily, I just bought a box of Barbara’s Cinnamon Puffins that I had yet to eat as an actual bowl of cereal (rather than just munching on, like I’ve been doing).
I also had a great early morning breakfast today!
I mixed 3/4 cup muesli, 3/4 cup yogurt, 1/4 cup almond milk, leftover baked apples and left it in the fridge overnight. Best muesli yet!! It was probably because of the baked apples, but the texture was really thick and filling too.
Oh my, Mr. Brown just shoved a huge piece of cake into a glass of milk. That was unnecessary.
Ahem. So I finally found my love for the chocolate chip Clif bar this morning. Still makes me want chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream though.
I love Clif bars, but I have sooo many of them in my house right now. I have to stop buying them just because they are on sale…
I used my leftover salad from last night to make a pita for lunch.
I paired this with a little extra hit of protein – 1/2 cup egg whites.
I’m also happy to report that I haven’t tracked my calories in two weeks! It started as a little weekend break, and then my computer broke, and I just never bothered getting back into it again. I actually weighed and measured myself yesterday (something I rarely do) and I haven’t gained any weight or inches since I stopped counting calories. That definitely makes me more confident that I can be successful at maintaining my weight without analyzing every bit of food that enters my mouth. I still do the counts in my head (probably something I’ll always do) and I’ve been doing up the calculations on “new foods” (ie the cookies I baked). So far, I’m optimistic that I’ve found a comfortable way of eating and being active that will keep me at my “happy weight” forever
Speaking of being active, I forgot to check the pool schedule before making today a “swim day.” Apparently it’s closed for a meet. Darnit!! That always happens!! So I’m swapping today’s swim day with Monday’s weight lifting day. I’ve been feeling a little nostalgic for New Rules of Lifting for Women, so I think I may do one of the workouts from the book.
Oh, and my first day on my “real job” went great. I got my schedule for the next month and it’s a a good mix of day and evening shifts with reporting and working the news desk (I’m sort of like the “swing person,” they stick me where they need me). Plus, I’ll be getting two days off in a row each week!! I haven’t had that since my weekends off in high school!!! My boss stopped in and asked me if today felt any different. I said “no,” but it kind of did
Okee, the squat rack beckons… Enjoy your Saturday!