First, some running. Yeah, I said it. I would run 5 minutes at 6 MPH - 10 minute miles are pretty good for me. AND, it didn't kill me; it was actually a pretty good pace. FOUR minutes in, the fire alarm goes off. Seriously. I ran out. I guess that counts.
When I got back, I did the rest of the workout: pretty basic things. Nothing was too difficult to learn.
I really have been looking forward to step classes with Julie ever since I quit my job.
I almost turned around when I saw the other Julie. Okay, I dislike the step format she teaches; it's the format introduced by the franchise - they face you and squats and lunges are never really squats and lunges because you it goes to fast to do a proper one. I'm a stickler for proper form. Plus, this wasn't my Julie who is honest-to-goodness one of the best instructors ever.
Ugh, I plowed through anyways then did yoga. That lifted my spirits a little. I've been building arm muscles and can do my chaturanga dandasana/push-ups, basically lowering down my body with a slow tricep push-up. Pretty awesome right?
(image from Women's Health)
I came home and ate since all I had before was a Shakeology. For lunch, I pan fried a trout sausage and had some green beans with lemon dijon dressing.
After a nap and a super scary moving nightmare, mom and I headed to the West Asheville Tailgate. We bought some plain Jane goat cheese that I'm going to try to flavor this time around. Usually, I just eat it all before I figure out what I want to put in it. Mom had some fresh juice and I bought a gluten-free chocolate date cake from Local 338. I'm so glad they were there with their deliciousness again this week. I had a bite - see?
I took mom to Earth Fare for their Tuesday good ole supper, or something like that, of prime rib, mashed potatoes, and asparagus. Of course, I didn't eat that. Instead, I picked up a ton of library books to look at tonight.
Some are for browsing, some are for reading. I'm excited.
Speaking of books, I read The Eat-Clean Diet Stripped last night and came away with the following:
- What proteins are best, particularly fish
- That a cooler is essential
- Eat 6 meals a day and format my food planning this way:
- No dairy
- No soy
- Take a probiotic
Fun links for ya today:
- Samoa popsicles feed my recent coconut obsession
- I bought some honey dew today and then saw this recipe for frozen mojito melons
- I have zucchini and besides rolls and zucchini pasta, I wanted to make chocolate-zucchini cake but croquettes fritters sound good too.
- I'll have to try some of these smoothies when I get to LA
- I have a can of red bean paste, rice flour, and sesame seeds: sesame seed balls.
- This PB banana chocolate chip cookie satisfies everything I want in a cookie... and it's microwaveable!