Protein & Tuna…

Photo2Sleep, all I want to do is sleep. I feel like I am getting all my days messed up with these daily posts! I wake up, get ready for work and type the post for yesterday before leaving for work, but sometimes I have so much to say about what has already happened in the 45 mins I have been awake that I get confused and forget that I have to wait till tomorrow to share it, because today ya’ll are reading about yesterday! Oi, it is to early for this today, my Keurig is making a weird sound as I am making my coffee for the commute to work and that has my worry mode in overdrive, because me without coffee…..I can’t even think #coffeeforlife!

Yesterday was a great day! I lugged all of my gym stuff to work with me in the morning and because of the late day the day before my boss let me peace out just before 2! It was super sunny and GOREGOUS outside. I was that annoying person on the bus humming. I got to the gym and there was hardly anyone there. I killed my cardio session and decided that I was going to do some upper body….stood there for about 5 mins feeling like a fish out of water. Quickly went to Pinterest, grabbed an upper body workout and went to town. In between I threw in some planks and that was when I noticed the voice inside my head going to town. I am not as strong as I used to be, you are using 10lbs weights, when you used to use 15’s or 20’s. You can only hold the plank for 30 seconds, you used to be able to hold a minute. You know that little drill sergeant that lives in everyone’s head that is always reminding you about how good or bad you are. How you can or can’t do something……an annoying little sucker it is. I just kept reminding myself that being there is what counts. Being in the gym, moving and working the muscles is what matters.

I left the gym feeling so pumped, I was so full of energy. Working out really is the best anti depressant. I grabbed some fruit, veggies and coconut milk and this is where things took a turn. Having my big gym bag and two heavy bags of groceries I decided to cheat and take the bus up the hill. Now….anyone who lives in New Westminster, BC knows that this is acceptable because it has A LOT of hills and some of them are quite steep, well….there was an accident after the first stop. I could sit and wait, but the litre of water I drank at the gym and my thawing frozen fruit had a different plan. I got off the bus and began the climb and the walk. I believe there was one or two text messages that went out to my friends and family about loving them because I was going to die. I made it and then this is where mistake number two happened. I had so many points left to eat in the day, I am always normally left with points, but I still had 27. So, I opted for a protein smoothie and a tuna melt, that was the mistake. That combination did not sit well in my digestive system at all. Have you ever experienced burping up a chocolate protein smoothie with tuna, yeah…it is worse than it sounds, take my word for it.

I have some sore muscles in my body this morning that are protesting excessive movement so…let’s see what today brings!

Down & Dirty 30 – Day 5


Love my attempt at a “duck face” in the upper right photo *facepalm*

Oh sweet sweet Jesus I made it through the week! Yesterday (Day 5) was a bit dicey for me. My body has been letting me know its displeasure with the amount of exercise, and having 4 days off from work…in the morning I quickly realized the structure that works provides….I need to plan WAY better when left to know own devices!

Day 5’s exercise was going to be nothing but 45 minutes of yoga, but a friend of mine phoned and invited me to the gym he works at and I had to say yes! I kept it pretty straight forward, did me a cross country program on the treadmill and did some weights and core exercises with my upper body. I got my sweat on on the treadmill and quickly realized that I am a bit of a fish out of water when it comes to weights. I have relied on Emilia or Taren when it came to weights. So I quickly went through the catalog of upper body moves they have had me to do and did my best to remember the basics I’ve heard them say and managed to wake up this morning with some pretty sore muscles despite feeling like I didn’t do that much. I was tickled pink to get over 10K on the ol’ Fitbit because with the state of my legs I was a little unsure of how that was going to go! I am also quite delighted that I managed to rack up 53 activity points for the week in my Weight Watchers app! That was simply thanks to syncing my Fitbit to it and adding in the exercise that I did that Fitbit didn’t register. Yay me! I have come realize that I love working out! I love the feeling of accomplishment afterwards.

One thing I quickly learnt yesterday….when leaving the house….must bring snacks or be prepared! I found myself out and about, quite hungry and also quite nervous as I didn’t want to “cheat.” I quickly remembered that the Weight Watchers app has a restaurant finder that lists points of items on the menu and quickly managed to find a Subway! It was a good lesson to learn and learnt it early on. I also realized that with some free time I found myself in the kitchen going through the cupboards. I was lucky enough to catch myself each time and quickly grabbed some water and distracted myself with other things like reading. I am still become well acquainted with the role that food as played in my life and feeling like I am waking up!

I am off to weigh in at Weight Watchers this morning and am both nervous and excited. This blogging daily takes quite a bit of time and preparation and as much as I love it……this girl needs a day off! I have a “cheat meal” planned today that I will not apologize for but I promise you I am not throwing the baby out with the bath water! I will be back Monday morning with a recap of my weigh in and how my weekend has panned out!