Meanwhile I was able to get to the gym today. I am still coughing with a bit of a
stuffy nose so I had the intention to take it easy. Instead of my normal 25 minutes, level 8 on the bike I planned to do 20 minutes, level 5. I figured my body is still recovering from whatever I have, plus I did that long run yesterday. But sometimes I'm my own worst enemy. I got on the bike and as I entered the time I just felt compelled to do my normal routine. So I did. And it was fine. I was definitely pushing myself at some points but it didn't feel terribly difficult. For the record, I know this was probably foolish and I should have done the lesser but what can I say, being obsessive has its downside.
After the bike I did back/biceps/core. The big news is that I was able to do 4 pull-ups on my first set! Woot!!! And I did 3 on the second set! Progress. This is up from doing two sets of 3 and 2 respectively. As you may recall I'm working toward a goal of doing 3 sets of 8. Yeah, it's going to be a long road but I know I'll get there eventually, just like I did with the pushups.
Which reminds me, I met a woman at the gym today, Robin. We were hurrying back into our clothes after our workouts and talking about how hard it is to get a good workout in such a short amount of time. She admired some of the stuff I do in that it works multiple things at once. So of course I gave her my email address (and blog) and encouraged her to email me. I love sharing the fitness love. If you're reading this Robin, Hi!. If you think it's odd I'm writing about you just be glad I didn't ask to snap a picture with you for this post :) Us bloggers are crazed picture takers.
Which then brings me to my food intake today. I have pictures. Breakfast was my standard coffee, TJs FF vanilla creamer, and a bowl of Special K Protein Plus with 1% milk. I was feeling very hungry at snack time (around 10am) so I had this:
|Fage 0% Greek Yogurt, plain, with a sliced banana stirred in|
|Salad, roasted veggies, 1/2 slice of veg lasagna, roasted chicken breast, a few bites of noodles, bowl of veggie soup.|
As far as the the rest of my food day goes, not sure what I'm going to make for dinner. Since the holidays I've been thrown off my menu-making routine and I can feel the difference. I just dread the What's for Dinner question. I actually signed up for a year of weekly menus but I'm not finding it all that helpful. I have to tweak it based on our tastes and what the kids can/will eat so I still end up having to sit down and write out a menu and shopping list. It does give me a nice jumping off point but so far I seem to use only 2-3 of their recommended meals.