Happy Sunday! John had to work early this morning so I woke up with him so I could get to the gym early for a looong session. I woke up a few times in the night and felt a little nauseous and still felt it this morning but figured I’d see what I could get done at the gym. I hadn’t had anything fried in a long time before my calamari last night, so I know it was from that. Still worth it 🙂 The first mile and a half of my run I was feeling horrible, but I had such a good playlist I just kept going. I did an interval workout and covered 4 miles in 39:39 that went between 6.3MPH-7.0MPH and between 1%-3% incline .I LOVE interval workouts! Makes the time go by so much faster, and it is so challenging. I’ve gotten really into the speed sessions and find steady-state cardio boring now. I’m working on incorporating more hill/incline work because I hate hills, but they are super beneficial in getting faster. I was a sweaty, sexy mess after those intervals.
I had so much energy pent up, and it probably has to do with the carbylicious desserts from last night 🙂 I jumped on the elliptical for 20 minutes of intervals on levels 6, 10, and 12. My legs were on FIYAAAAAH! I hate the elliptical, but I might be able to incorporate a few 20 minute sessions in my life for some extra cardio and because it really helps my knee. I went to the weight room and wanted to cry because I hate weights and have no idea what I’m doing. I did some moves that I know from 30 Day Shred with 7.5 pound dumbbells, and some ab work for a total of about 15-20 minutes. This is big for me because I avoid all strength training/ ab work/ things that would get me into better shape than just running all the time. The truth is I love how my body feels when I do strength training more consistently, so I’m going to get back into 30 Day Shred since my favorite trainer in the world (my besttttt buddy babe Brenda!) can’t work out with me and kick my butt like I need. She is amazing with weights and I love working out with her when we can, but unfortunately we have crazy schedules and many many train stops are between us. I also ordered Jillian Michael’s yoga meltdown from Amazon today so I’m going to give that a whirl too for some arm and core definition. After this amateur weight session, I felt like I wanted to run more! I went back up to the cardio room, threw myself into a 6.5 MPH run and my knee started KILLING me 😦 I knew I was about to overdo it, so I very reluctantly stopped running. It’s only been 2 weeks and I took it so easy, but I’m just dying for my longer runs. I sucked it up and walked the 2 miles back to my apartment instead of taking the subway. It’s a GORGEOUS, chilly fall day! On my way I passed a random cheap grocery store and just checked to see if they had pumpkin…
THEY DID! I bought 2 of these fat cans and a can of fat-free reddi whip and flew home. I hadn’t eaten since dinner last night and wasn’t hungry at all while I was at the gym… I ate enough at dinner to last me at least a day! Now I was hungry. When it comes to lunch and dinner, I always want the same few things and can make a decision easily. For breakfast, I want 90 things and can’t choose. So I have them all, in little portions 🙂 I had 4 egg whites, a whole wheat sandwich thin with this awesome mixed nut butter I bought at Chelsea Market last night, sliced banana, and a little breakfast dessert of pumpkin, sugar-free pancake syrup, fat-free reddi whip and cinnamon.
All this goodness for about 400 calories. Much better than a brunch of probably over 1,000 calories! The mixed nut butter is pretty good. It’s very salty and chunky. I miss my Trader Joe’s creamy peanut butter and will be stocking up on it later. I love Trader Joe’s & Whole Foods probably more than a person should love grocery stores. I also love having errands to run and just walking to all of them in the city, which is what the rest of my day is going to consist of. I’m going to make a post later about my must-haves at the store and how to eat healthy on a small budget. It can be done! 🙂