Okay, ladies and gents- we’ve hit mid-week and I want to update you on my progress, thus far because I know how easy it is to get discouraged by Wednesday!
Let’s start with my Monday. I must say, my day at work went by pretty quickly, thanks to all your wonderful feedback! I really do appreciate it Monday is always the toughest day for me to workout. I know that doesn’t make any sense because for some reason Monday seems like the “get back on track” day and you’re always more motivated, but for me Mondays just suck. All around suck. After work, I took an “accidental” nap and woke up around 7:30 – try getting in the mood after that! Well, thanks to you guys (because I have to practice what I preach,) I went into “robo-mode” and got my butt to the gym!
I jumped on the elliptical because for me, that’s the easiest way to get cardio in when I’m not in the mood. I did about 40 minutes and then suddenly I got this urge to get on the “dreadmill” and run. I know! Crazy right? I completed 3 miles in 37 minutes with a few minutes walking in the beginning and end- I’d say that’s pretty great for my first 3 mile run since July! All -in -all, I went from having no energy to busting out an hour and twenty minutes of cardio! The point here – peeps- is that sometimes the hardest part of all this is just getting out the door which is why I strongly suggest the “robo-mode.”
Tuesdays are Zumba days! I love Zumba. It’s such a great form of cardio- mainly because it’s fun and goes by quickly! Plus, sometimes you need to just switch it up. Who likes to run on the dreadmill every single day – boring!!! Anyway, when I got home from work yesterday I was pretty hungry and didn’t have much time to make something healthy so I opted for this:
Home-made Greek yogurt made with 2% milk btw – I don’t believe in fat-free (fat is not the devil, sugar is) with frozen blueberries, almonds and Kashi Go Lean Crunch. This meal has a perfect balance of fats, carbs and protein and it’s de-licious! It gave me just enough energy to last through Zumba! I’m not gonna lie though – I did get hungry after the gym so when I got home I had a spoon of peanut butter
Tonight I plan to do 3 mile run again – as I’m trying to get into the groove for the 5K next week (which I haven’t signed up for, note to self: register tomorrow.) I think I’ll try and do it outside instead of on the dreadmill so that I get a more accurate time because it’s much harder to run outside. Plus, this weather is amazing and won’t last long so we must take advantage!
It’s only Wednesday, so if you didn’t do so well these past few days you have PLENTY of time to make it up the rest of the week. Turn on that robo-mode and get out the door – no excuses!!!!
PS: I have been making my Power Protein Pancake – pumpkin style- every day this week! I can’t get enough! I also substituted oats instead of oat bran and noticed that it comes out fluffier.. try it