Happy Thursday folks! I woke up today and sprung out of bed thinking it was Friday… you can imagine my disappointment when I realized it was Thursday. Oh well, at least its not Wednesday!
I seriously contemplated not going to the gym after realizing it was Thursday. All I wanted to do was head back into my cozy bed. However, I gave myself a pep-talk and since I was already awake, to the gym I went!
At the gym I did 7 miles in 66 minutes. I alternated between three minutes at a pace of 6.6 mph and two minutes at 6.2 mph; the intervals keep me from getting too bored! The run this morning was a little tough. My hypothesis? Not enough almond butter yesterday- more specifically- last night!
Since I am not training for a race at this time, I have decided I am going to not push myself as hard as I have been. You probably have noticed many of my runs range from the 5-10 mile range, which at this point, isn’t necessary.
Moving forward, I plan on doing two short runs (4-5 miles) and one long run (7 miles) a week. I will also accompany this with yoga, ellipitical and the 30 Day Shred two days a week.
Today, I did however run 7 miles due to another weekend of potential splurging. Tonight we are going to happy hour with Jodi and Luke, tomorrow night is ‘deep dish pizza’ night (most likely) in our household, Saturday I have the pedal pub and Sunday we are going out to eat for Mike’s dad’s birthday. Due to all of these extremely fun shenanigans, I needed the extra burn.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m a-okay with gaining a few pounds, because at the end of the day, it all evens out. But since my body has been having a workout with all of the extra ‘good eats’ lately ;), I thought I would help it out this morning!
To re-fuel, I had a bagel: half with almond butter and half with chocolate chip cookie dough peanut butter (sounds really out there, but I promise it is good!). On the side, I had a baggie of dried fruit, nuts and chocolate chips.
Since we still haven’t been to the grocery store, we are running low on lunch options. Today I did the best that I could; a turkey sammie with cheddar cheese and mustard, a banana and some whole-grain Ritz crackers. I need to head over to Tina’s site to read up more on the NuVal system. I wonder how these crackers would rate on the NuVal scale?
Melissa, I love the concept of this system. Can’t wait to read up on it! Did any of you read Tina’s post on this?
Naner’s getting brown already. But I like mine kind of mushy. LOL.
What is your go to breakfast? Are you a front loader or a back loader with your calories?
I am a back loader. I like big dinners and have to have dessert every.single.night. I am starting to get bored with my morning eats though. Any ideas for a smaller sized breakfast that will hold me over and pack a punch? Lunch ideas are also welcome!
Have a wonderul day my friends!