Taught an early morning spin class
Ran 7 miles on the treadmill
I did a quick shoe change after my spin class before getting on the treadmill. Still sported the same sweaty outfit I wore on the bike though. Less laundry.
The run was tough. Certain days running 7 miles feels easy, but yesterday for some reason it was a struggle. My legs were darn sore from the hilly stroller run. It just wasn’t fun and I wanted to get off the treadmill after the first mile, but I stayed on there for the full 60 minutes. I had to catch up with Kelly and Michael. Ha. I ran 8:00 pace for the first 5 miles, 7:47 for the last two. Then I was done for the day.
Totally random, and I don’t really like to talk about weight on here, but I have had at least four people recently ask me if I’m expecting. Really? Yesterday a very nice lady in my class asked me if I “have some news”.
Um, no. I just put on a few holiday pounds and have been eating way too much kabocha squash topped with nut butter. Ha ha. I dislike the whole diastasis issue even more on days when people ask me that. I might have to start wearing my Spanx every day. And I will never ask someone if their expecting unless I am 100% sure they are.
Yesterday I had to take it easy after the morning workout. I could tell I was just tired physically and mentally and I’m trying really hard to be more in tune with listening to my body. It’s days like that when I usually don’t make the best decisions and not only let myself get all worked up with the bazillion things I have to do, but find myself eating my way through the day also.
Instead of falling into the trap, yesterday I decided to just focus on the things that had to be done. Things that could be put off for another day weren’t even on the radar.
I did end up begging the boys to watch a half hour or so of The Biggest Loser together. They love it because they get to see my best friend Bob (yeah, they know him, he’s on our refrigerator for goodness sakes) “tell people to put the weights down”. Joaquin especially likes it when “the lady cries on the treadmill”. Ha ha.
I also ate more squash.
Um, yeah, I almost went 24 hours without having any in the house.
We’ve been trying to eat together more as a family on nights when we’re all home. Last night, since we got some tortillas the other day from Mexamerica Foods, we did a little family fiesta.
The boys had some carnitas roll ups (the carnitas meat from Costco) with the flour tortillas.
See how I try to sneak in some broccoli slaw on their plates? He he.
STUFT Daddy had tacos, but I didn’t dare ask to take a picture of his dinner. I’m annoying enough with my picture taking as it is.
I had a huge plate of roasted spaghetti squash, broccoli slaw, non dairy kale chips, chicken, corn chips, tons of peppers and salsa and some guacamole.
Um, so the BEST decision of the day was this one.
Yep. I was in bed with this book at 9:25 pm.
I probably should’ve have stayed up and gotten work done, but I knew if I did that today was going to be rough and I would be tempted to fuel myself with sugar late at night. I just couldn’t do it. They say will power is harder late at night and I totally agree. Especially when you’re super tired.
So I went to bed instead.
this morning when my alarms went off
I was ready for the day.
Yep, best decision ever.
Is it Thursday already? Yikes.
Have a great day!
What was the best decision you made yesterday?
Do you have days when your workouts just feel way harder than usual?
Do you think will power is harder at night?