Daily Archives: August 9, 2012

Switching Up the Lunchtime Routine

Spin class was about half full today, not sure if that surprised me or not. I had no expectations about Rachel the instructor, even after picking Jen’s brain. A few minutes before class, a tough but cute looking lady came entered in black pants, a black top and a pink bandana on. Almost reminded me of badass Matthew McConaughey.

 

I Wish I Was the One Running Behind Matthew 😉

The first track she put on reminded me of something at a rage, Slipknot? It was awful and not my taste at all. After the second song came on, which was pretty similar, I thought that maybe this genre of music would be motivating, but as class wore on, it just wasn’t. We did a lot of hill climbs in position three, my LEAST favorite. My arms were burning, and at times I wanted to take it easy and rest a little on my forearms but I quickly reminded myself that I was here to get better and get my ass kicked, not to take it easy.

While the instructor was really nice, she wasn’t extremely motivating like Eve was on Monday. I only took this class because the evening class was canceled and I really didn’t want to wait until Monday for another fitness class.

My legs are burning badly and I’m exhausted, so tonight I’m just going to take it easy and not go for a 2 mile-ish run. Listening to the body. 🙂

My stomach grumbled during the tail end of class, so I was excited to shower and doll up as quickly as I could so I could attack my lunch. Even though it’s not Paleo because of the bread, it doesn’t bother me. So far today I have eaten strictly Paleo, and I want to go into this starting off eating 70% Paleo and working my way up to a more strict Paleo lifestyle. I refuse to say diet, it’s a lifestyle choice.

Turkey, Ham & Greens Sandwich

  • 2 slices of Sara Lee Low Sodium Turkey
  • 1 slice of Sara Lee Low Sodium Ham
  • Handful of Spinach
  • Handful of Alfalfa Sprouts
  • Squirt of Mustard

 

A Not So Paleo Lunch

 

Delicious in the mouth.

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Scramble Yo Eggs

This morning I was more than exhausted. I think my legs are asking for a day off from running, but I just don’t like the idea of that. I’m thinking maybe today I won’t go for a run after work and give the legs a break. Since all fitness classes were cancelled tonight because of the Cigna 5K Race, I decided to sign up for the lunch time spin class. Boot camp was a no-go on Tuesday so I’ve been wanting to take a class before  next week.

Morning Workout

  • 3.1 mile run, post- run stretching
  • 50 crunches and 50 side-to-side crunches
  • 25 reverse crunches
  • 2 sets of 13 standing side crunches with 8 lb. dumbbells
  • 15 stair push-ups

I was absolutely famished by the time 8:50 rolled around and didn’t want to wait an hour until my normal breakfast time, so I dug into this amazing concoction I put together last night.

I revamped yesterday’s breakfast by adding in grilled chicken, and boy was it better! It tasted so similar to Lo-Mein, I think it’s because instead of whisking the eggs together before putting the egg mixture in the pan, I cracked the eggs into it and then scrambled it all with the other ingredients. So amazing!

Chicken Veggie Scramble

  • Cut up grilled chicken
  • 1 egg and 2 egg whites
  • Handful of spinach
  • Spaghetti squash
  • ¼ cup diced sweet potatoes from yesterday

Healthy Breakfast

See you after spin class!

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First Date Jitters

Yesterday I simply didn’t have enough time to post a blog, so here’s a little recap.

Afternoon Workout

  • 2 mile run
  • 5 minutes rowing, level 6
  • 7 minutes stair climber, 24 floors
  • 2 sets of 25 medicine ball sit-ups
  • Stretching

 

After work, I flew home, fed the pup and let him play outside for a bit before I jumped in the shower and got ready for date night! First dates always terrify me. Whenever I don’t have a date or I’m not talking to someone, I instantly want a date, but whenever I have a date lined up, I don’t want to go. I think it’s just the first date jitters of hoping that person will like you.

The date was so much fun! We ended up going to Jillians, a really fun sports bar that has a deck overlooking the Merrimack River, with seating, a bar and billiards inside. We ended up playing two games of pool and had a few beers before I had to get home to the dog. So glad I went, plus he wore boat shoes, which just about makes me lose control.

 

Oh hello you tattooed sexy beast

 

Nothing sexier than a man in boat shoes!

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