Wow, it has been a long day! I woke up bright and early at 5am thinking of 20 different reasons I should go back to bed. But, I just put one foot in front of the other and went to get my coffee.
Orange and my usual smoothie.
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
- 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
- 1 scoop EAS Lean 15 protein powder
- 1 tbsp. chia seed.
I got some frozen peaches today at the grocery store soooooo, hopefully a new smoothie concoction will arise!
I was still incredibly sore from my workout on Monday. I am not sure why. Maybe because I took 3 days off from working out, maybe because I pushed myself a little harder because it was easier this time around. I don’t know, but….it still hurts to sit, stand & walk….I knew a few things this morning. 1- the last thing I wanted to do was workout. 2- I knew working out today was not a choice because I am most likely only going to be able to get 3 workouts in this week, and today was one of them. 3- the best cure for sore muscles is to do the same workout you did that made you walk like Frankenstein in the first place. 4- I knew that if I went to the gym, I would definitely be phoning it in on the elliptical at a level 8 for the entire 30-45 min. I needed someone to kick my tail. Jeremy mentioned he wanted to try Bob’s workout so I knew immediately that’s what I wanted to do. I have to admit, I was concerned about Jeremy’s well-being during this workout. He can curl 55lb dumbbells and bench press 225….but the man can’t spend 10 min in the treadmill without looking like he is about to die. I told him over and over…..please don’t over do it….set your weights down during the jump squats…..take a breather if you need to. Well, I was very proud of him for getting through the entire workout AND doing pretty much all of it. I can’t say the same for myself the first time I did it. As for me, today was the first day I didn’t immediately regret the decision and feel like I was going to die half way through. I even did the very last jump squats, something I have never been able to do before. I am SO glad I did this workout again today. When I started, I didn’t want to workout, I felt sluggish, sleepy, sore and a was having a little bit of exercise guilt for not wanting to workout. Afterwards I felt revitalized, refreshed and tired but full of energy! Plus I had worked some of the soreness out. I am still sore but not as bad. I am sure I will be sore again in the morning….I am not kidding you, it is no joke!
I started out with just one teaspoon of peanut butter which turned into 3 teaspoons….and then had a Gala apple.
Baked Sweet Potato with Best Life Buttery Spray, 1 tsp. Ideal Brown Sugar Blend, Van De Camps Parchment Bake Garlic Butter Tilapia, Annie’s PB&J granola bar
I am not sure what possessed me to throw this together, but it was REALLY delicious.
1 cup fresh strawberries, 1 cup watermelon, 2 tbsp. reduced-fat feta cheese.
a few hours later…..another PB&J granola bar
Turkey and reduced-fat Swiss cheese with light Miracle Whip and Dijon mustard on a Thomas’ whole wheat bagel thin.
I didn’t get home from the grocery store until about 6:30 and arrived way too hungry. It took me a while to settle on what I REALLY wanted….but this was perfect. Can’t go wrong with a plain Jane sandwich! After dinner I had 1 cup of Honey Bunches of Oats dry.
I am really looking forward to tomorrow. It’s Aidan’s last day of school. They are having a picnic & Jeremy and I are having our last date for a while. We are going to see The Avengers and I am not sure what else. But that’s one of the things I love most about our dates, we can go anywhere. Browse Barnes & Noble, have coffee or lunch and solve the world’s problems, have an entire conversation, reconnecting after the long week. It’s the simple things I love the most.