TGIF!! I don’t understand how some of you work 9-5 Monday to Friday. It’s tuckering me out!! My shifts usually vary in time, but I’m doing a more normal schedule this week so I can go away this weekend. The anticipation probably isn’t helping either!
No early a.m. workout today, was saving my energy for a bike ride after work in some sunny weather! Yup! The sun has finally come out. Jeez, about time!!
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup water
- 2 tbsp soy protein powder
- yogurt with stevia and vanilla etract
- Some cereal remains (fibre worms!)
My morning snack featured more yogurt in the form of yapple sauce.
It kinda looks like baby food, but it’s got a major yum factor! Yogurt, apple sauce, cinnamon, stevia and muesli.
Lunch was a good ole’ turkey and tzatziki pita with a naval orange.
This is one of those meal combos that I never tally up the calories in my head for (it’s actually happening less and less these days!). But sometimes, it can come in handy, especially when a meal turns out to be too low in calories. This lunch clocked in at under 300 calories, which for me, is way to low for a meal. I didn’t realize it until I was getting serious hunger pains two hours later. I just assumed I would accidentally eat more calories when I stopped calorie counting, but that hasn’t always been the case! Guess the pendulum swings both ways…
I had some afternoon reporting to do, so I inhaled my new favourite PowerBar when I got back to the office.
These usually fill me up, but I was too hungry for just a bar at this point. When I came home, I had a pretty substantial pre-bike snack.
As well as half a kiwi.
Now, onto the bike ride. Chris and I made plans to head out together. We actually haven’t been biking together since my first time out. I only wanted to do an hour, since I still feel like I’m in a bit of a “recovery week.” But we ended up going off my favourite route, and biking for an hour and 45 minutes. Ugh. I mean, it would have been wonderful if that’s what I (and my poor muscles) had been planning for. But I was not digging it.
After an hour into it, we got to this gas station that I knew was still a ways from my place. I sort of broke down and freaked out on the side of the road. I guess not the way most people would react, but sometimes my nerves and anxiety get the best of me. I wanted a fun and short bike outing, and instead I was on the never-ending one (and running low on water to boot!)
Anyways, in the end, it was still a good ride. It was warm and sunny, and the route we discovered was a pretty good one – 40k in total. We didn’t go that fast either. I don’t think my body is quite ready to push it yet anyways, just need a couple more days
Supper was late and well needed!!
Bowl o’ protein for the quads!
- 1/2 block tofu, crumbled
- red and green pepper
- cumin, curry and chili powder
- scrambled egg
Then Chris magically showed up again wanting nachos. He ended up biking almost three hours total today including the distance between mine and his place! Crazy boy… He got a well-deserved mountain of chicken nachos.
I also drank half a blueberry beer.
I gave the other half to Chris. You know, to balance his meal out with a little fruit
Well that’s all from me today! I’m seriously falling asleep as I type this. That bike ride took what little energy I had left!!
Can I just say it again? TGIF! I’m going to two cottages this weekend. I’m so excited!! I haven’t had a weekend off in over two months! It will hopefully involve:
- swimming in jellyfish-free waters
- eating fresh sea food
- penny candy
- reading lots of magazines
- running on some new and fun trails
- spending time with my mom and the extended fam
What will your weekend involve?