I woke up this morning and my body is protesting any movement that is faster than that of a turtle pace. I felt like a 90 year old walking to the bathroom and it took my body a few minutes to warm up, but I tell you, I slept like a baby last night!
Yesterday was a challenging Monday and by the time I was leaving work I had Z.E.R.O desire to go to the gym. I was coming up with all sorts of reasons and excuses in my head and I even set out to get “buy in” from a couple friends and my mom. I got on the skytrain and was making peace with my lame decision until I remembered….Oct 4….5K. So as much as I was resistant, off to the gym I went. I did about 40 mins on the elliptical before one of my favorite treadmills became available. Yes, there were other treadmills in the sea of about 30 to choose from, but I have 3 that I like to use. In hindsight 40mins of sweating to the fat burning program probably not the smartest idea because by the time it came to the running I was tired.
I am currently walking 4 mins, run/jog 1 min for 5 intervals. I just finished my second interval and out of no where I started to cry. So I walked and jogged and cried for about 10mins. The girl on the treadmill next to me (running comfortably at 10 mph) asked if I was ok and I told her I was perfectly fine, that I had no idea what was going on. She smiled and said “Running is 100% mental. It brings up sh*t that you had no idea was there. Your brain will give out long before your body will. Just keep running girl.” So that is what I did for 4 intervals. I was drenched in sweat and as hard as I tried I could not get to the 5th interval so I finished, knowing next time I will not do 40mins of cardio before hand.
Food and eating yesterday wasn’t really a challenge, that was the easy part. Although I was quite hungry after my run I did end up eating an extra 100 calorie snack. I have a new FAVORITE breakfast, I can not stop making and eating. I swear it is because of the sprinkles! Everything taste better with sprinkles….plus it tastes like birthday cake. Click here for the recipe. The only change I make to it is that I remove the sweetener and use unsweetened coconut milk. The other night I used chocolate protein powder and chocolate coconut milk….yup chocolate birthday cake! I made this the first time using Vega One and it was not so tasty and an odd green color. Don’t get me wrong, I love Vega and use it in all my smoothie, but in recipes it has never worked for me. Some may be ok with that odd color and taste, but I defiantly was not. I am not allowed whey protein so I have found a delicious rice protein powder that makes these oats a more enjoyable color and more delicious. A lot of the time I will add fresh cut of fruit on the top. If you are looking for a delicious breakfast option this comes with 5 stars from me!
Stay tuned for tomorrow to find out what trouble my big mouth got me into this morning!