Okay, here’s day #2. I started off lazy and not wanting to get out of bed. So, I stayed there until about 8:45am. I got up and got my coffee started. I knew I wanted to make it to the gym for my strength training workout (this week is the 2x4’s) and I knew I wanted to run outside before I did my workout inside. I wanted to leave my apartment to head to the gym around 9:45, so when the time was creeping up on 9:30, I popped my waffles in the toaster and mixed up my PB2. I ate real quick and then got dressed for the gym, strapping on my Garmin heartrate monitor strap, since I’d be doing the running first. Then, I grabbed my 2 water bottles (1 with Gatorade for the run and 1 with water for the gym) and headed out the door.
I arrived at the gym and got set up for my run. I ran a mile and a half out and then back to my car. When I got back to the car, exchanged my Gatorade bottle for my water bottle and grabbed my purse and headed into the gym. Today was just the 2x4’s so my workout only took me a little over 20 minutes to complete. It was biceps/forearms/legs/abs today. Between the run and the strength training, I had a calorie burn of over 500. YAY! If I had just done the gym without the run, I wouldn’t even have burned 200 because it’s the short workout week.
Next week, I’ll be doing 3x12’s at the gym, so I’ll only do a 2 mile run to start myself off when I arrive at the gym. The week after next, I’ll do a 1.5 mile run to start off my gym visits as it’ll be 4x25’s in the gym. I just did the math, if I stick to the running before my gym workouts, I will add 18 miles to my monthly mileage total…WOW! I like that. That will put me at a minimum of 132 miles for the month if I stick with it (which I fully intend to do)
On to my eating. I ate my usual multigrain waffles with PB2 and a banana for breakfast. When I got home from the gym, I had my protein powder with almond milk. Around 4:30pm, I ate my cottage cheese with peaches in light syrup. At around 6:30pm, I ate my 0% plain Greek yogurt with mixed fruit and granola (with 2 stevia packets). My bell peppers weren’t gross today, so I actually ate them…at about 8pm.
I had planned to go home and eat a grilled turkey burger patty with some avocado smooshed on top of it. However, my plans were foiled. When the night shift supervisor came in, she asked me if I would stay and work for her because she was short a person. I, of course, said yes. I just can’t say no to that extra $190 (after taxes). It means no running tomorrow, though. I’ll do tomorrow’s 8 mile run Thursday morning instead, then a little 3 mile run and the gym Friday morning and my 6.5 mile run (supposed to be Friday) on Saturday. It’ll all work out. So, instead of the grilled turkey burger patty with avocado for dinner, I’ll be getting either a roasted chicken half with veggies or meatloaf with veggies. I haven’t decided yet.