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!