This post is quite the opposite of my last one….
Now that the holidays are over 🙁 I’m back on track with my workouts. 🙂
Last night, I bared the cold to make it across the street to my apartment gym. (I’m so pathetic in the winter- I hate the cold!) I did 30 minutes on the elliptical and a circuit workout that I created in my head as I went. Check out my first workout sequence with Frosty:
The key to this workout for me was to up the ante. And by that, I mean up the weights. I used 15 lb weights for my bicep curls where I would usually use 12 lbs. (I’m not a doctor or trainer so definitely go at your own pace.)
After the gym, I came home, showered, unpacked/organized, and made lunch for the next day. I had a giant handful of peanuts before my workout that made my stomach think I didn’t need a real dinner so I wasn’t even hungry after the gym. While making lunch, I snacked on some peppers and popcorn mix anyways. 😉
I’m still low on groceries (with all of the travelling) and so I pulled together some turkey, cheese, avocado (so impressed at the life span of avocados!), mustard, red pepper flakes and black pepper into a corn tortilla. I don’t have any wheat wraps so I’ve been using these corn tortillas and although they aren’t bad, they don’t go very well with lunch wraps. Definitely edible but not the best. It’s funny how your taste buds adapt to eat just about anything when you are living on your own.
Following my somewhat relaxing evening, I woke up this morning and went to the gym for a 30 minute cardio sesh. I actually felt good this morning and think that I may switch back to mostly morning workouts because it really helps jump start my day.
Question of the day: Do you ever find yourself not hungry during a traditional meal time? If so, do you eat anyways or just skip it until you are actually hungry?
Happy New Year! 2013 is here and I think the only noticeable difference for me is having to remember to write 2013 instead of 2012. It will probably take me until 2014 to write 2013.
Lee and I started our New Year’s Eve celebrations at his parents house for dinner. His Mom is a great cook and she always has desserts too. 🙂
For dessert, we had chocolate pound cake with the world’s best ice cream, Haagen Dazs Caramel Cone. I was too busy indulging to take a photo apparently!
After dinner, Lee and I headed downtown to celebrate with some friends.
We got to our friend Tim’s place and it was all I could do to stay away from this table…
Those are cookie dough cupcakes in the container. I
went running distracted myself from this table and managed to eat just a couple peppermint cookies later in the evening. There’s something about being around a lot of people that makes it easier to stay away from eating every single cupcake eating a bunch of desserts. Plus it was time to go out and ring in the New Year.
If you’re ever in Lynchburg, Robin Alexander’s is a great place to go for dinner or drinks. I think Bethany would agree with me. 🙂
The next day, on New Year’s Day, we relaxed.
Lee made us a late morning breakfast and we had a low-key day. (Lee and I are usually more active and like running together but his ACL is still in recovery.) This was probably my first New Year’s Day that I didn’t work out since I was a child. Even though I don’t set resolutions, like workout 5 times a week, I still like to jump start the first day of the year in a healthy way. Since a workout wasn’t in the cards for Lee, I just enjoyed the time we had together. I plan to hit the gym this evening after work though for sure!
So when having a lazy day, go all out. We did just that and went to dinner at a Mexican restaurant. We ate chips and dip and I got the half size version of the chicken fajitas and they were great.
Talk about an unusual New Year’s meal! Since we didn’t exactly eat healthy or work out, I decided to skip desserts. Say what? I had to feel productive in some part of the day, so I went a whole day without sweets. Go me! 😉
How was everyone’s New Year’s Eve and Day? Did anyone eat black eyed peas for dinner?