So yesterday was a bit of a bust. My boyfriend didn’t get the keys until 7:30, and frankly, I was exhausted. I got home at 4, was grumpy, and put myself to bed, hoping to grab a half hour nap. Fast forward to 5pm…. the time I was hoping to be eating already!!@!! Boyfriend had pool at 6:00, and it’s important to me, that I feed him before he goes. So that bumped supper to like 5:45. And I was no less grumpy post-nap. I went to sleep in my teacher clothes, and put on sweat pants when I woke up. No sugar, cold turkey…. sucks. It sucks a lot. And I can’t even boast that I had 0 sugar yesterday. I made Cranberry/Almond/Spinach/Coconut milk chicken, and we all know dehydrated cranberries are not real fruit, but it was a clean meal, and the only sugar I had that didn’t come directly from eating a fruit or veggie, so I figure I’m ok on that front.
That’s ok. Today I feel great! I’m bouncing off the walls with energy. Possibly due to the nice big brekkie I had (leftovers from last night). Mmmmmmm – nothing beats a big bowl o’chicken first thing in the morning, with the coconut milk? YUM. Plus it’s seasoned with ginger and cinnamon, which clearly indicates it’s alright to eat for breakfast. Now I kinda wanna make a big batch, and reserve it completely for breakfast, beats oats anyday! OH. I had coffee. Which I barely had any of during Christmas break…. Maybe that’s why I’m typing at an astounding speed!?
Lunch was this:
Life continues to provide me with inspiration to get fit. Like my parking spot this morning. EEK. I’m so tired of parking and then being like…. “am I too fat to get out?”
So, gym after work, and then a nice quinoa veggie dish for me! Boyfriend will be happy I encouraged him to get a couple of steaks for this week.
GYM —– Well. It’s a little disappointing. Super tiny, but what did I expect for $300 for a couple? When I got there, there was an older man and woman already there (like 65ish?). I don’t think they’re accustomed to sharing gym space. The gentleman was doing bicep curls, and other exercises in the squat rack….. Did not see him do a single squat, and the squat rack was the only place with a bar that I could do an inverted row 😦 His lady friend was doing a circuit, which OK, normally you’re the only one there…. but I went to do step ups, and the only place was the one bench that wasn’t attached to a back rest or any kind of weight machine…. and I ask her if I can use “her” bench. “I guess so…. I’ll have to move my weights”. She was literally walking around and chatting with the man, and just left her dumbbells sitting there. I get it, you might be between circuits on your rest period, but you’re not the only one there. I did a minimal workout (see below) and then 2 more people showed up….. Grrrr. I’ll try to take pictures if there’s nobody there the next time I go. Might try to go tomorrow, since I didn’t finish a workout today, though I was dripping down the back of my neck, so I did get something accomplished!
So here’s how my workout went. On the left is what I was supposed to do, and on the right was what actually got finished:
10 Inverted Rows —> 10 assisted pull ups (pretty sure I maxed out at 10)
10 Bodyweight Lunge —> 20 Bodyweight lunges (oops, didn’t look at the sheet carefully enough)
10 Close Grip Pushup —> 10 close grip pushups on knees
20 Step Ups —> 16 step ups on a weight bench (OH GOD THAT’S HIGH!)
10 Reverse Crunches —> 10 Reverse crunches
:30 Jump Rope —> Counted 60 jumps instead, because I didn’t have my timer/phone out.
3 1 Round s with 1 minute rest in between rounds
Ok, going to the gym was terrifying. I didn’t want to do anything in front of people. And trying to do a circuit with 4 other people there, eff me.
Oh well, at least I came home and had a DELICIOUS dinner!
I might try to go to the gym tomorrow, or go on Thursday at lunch (I’m subbing am only…. then working a night shift at the hospital. FUN)
Anywho, that’s enough from me for now! Peace out 🙂