Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Sweaty Workout and WIAW

I barely made it through today. Honestly, this week has been one of the most stressful I've encountered in a long time, maybe ever. As I told my coworker today, we are really earning our vacation next week.

I think one of the toughest things about today was the lack of a good, sweaty workout. I completed my Boot Camp workout this morning (4:30 is very early), but it was the easiest so far, and my heart wasn't really in it. I wanted some cardio, but by the time I finished the weights I had to shower and get ready. I brought some workout clothes to school in hopes of finding time between after-school meetings, but it didn't happen. Alas, no sweaty workout for me today.

Yesterday, on the other hand, I created a challenging, speed-focused workout. It was only 30 minutes and fit perfectly after work and before our fancy dinner.

I know it looks a bit complicated, like you would be constantly changing pace, but that's the point of intervals, right? Obviously, you can customize it any way you like. For more of a challenge, try jogging during the recovery periods; for a lighter workout, slow down all the running. I actually really like super short intervals because it feels like the time goes by super fast.

Today, I'm not especially proud of my meals. As I mentioned, this week has pushed my limits in terms of stress and time demands at work, and I didn't plan very well for today's food at work. I was at school from 7:15 am until 8:45 pm, so I should have brought a LOT more food with me. Sadly, here's my WIAW for the second day of spring.

6:30 am - Breakfast
Bell pepper and spinach omelet and one slice of honey whole wheat bread with butter
Recycled photo, but you get the idea

12:30 pm - Lunch (you know it's a rough day when I miss my morning snack - that NEVER happens!)

Scrumptious batch of overnight oats - in a peanut butter jar!

1:15 pm - 1 cup of carrots

5:45 pm - Dinner?
2 homemade whole wheat muffins

I told you it wasn't a good food day

8:45 pm - Snack on the way home

9:45 pm - 3 ounces of blueberries

10:15 pm - Dessert
Ice cream with chocolate-covered pretzel stick

So there you go. It was a terrible day, meal-wise, and I'm lucky I even managed to get my 5 fruits and vegetables in there. I came home starving, which probably explains the mini-breakdown I made my husband deal with.

I can only hope tomorrow will be better. I'm particularly excited for some well-rounded meals and hard core cardio tomorrow.

I hope your day was much better than mine!

1 comment:

  1. It happens! The GREAT thing about tomorrow is, it's a new day! Shrug off today & go out & run the heck out of your miles tomorrow! Just remember, "when your legs get tired, run with your heart"!

    Next time you're up this way, give me a ring if you need a running partner!
    ~Kellie Harkins