Today I had the day off of work with all sorts of grand plans. I had about 6 recipes I planned on making and dividing and freezing as well as 2 workouts to make happen. Ideally, one in the morning and one in the later afternoon.
Days off for me don’t usually go the way I plan them. In fact, I am quite lazy on my days off. I like to stay in bed as long as possible, and when I DO wake up, I don’t go jumping out of bed. I like to linger in its cozy warmth. This is exactly how today went for me. In fact at about 10:30 AM I thought, “Oh no! I HAVE to get out of bed and go eat something or I am gonna have trouble getting 2500 calories in today!”
I then proceeded to continue reading my book and completely forgot about eating. Finally about 11:30 or so I remembered again and got right up and went and ate an apple with peanut butter.
At some point I got a little hungry again and for the first time in months actually ate a bowl of cereal. Cinnamon Oatmeal squares.
Soon I realize it is 1:15 and I am supposed to be going up to work to talk with a girl on her lunch break about a wine party we are planning on Saturday (although I am still not sure how this became MY party to plan-apparently I was present for a conversation that had me now a co-host). I found out tho I didn’t have to go after all, which was good, cuz I wasn’t even dressed let alone had a workout in yet.
I decided to make sure I had grocery list all together before I headed out to the gym. For whatever reason, this took forever, as I found more new recipes to try! In the meantime, I wrote a blog and read a blog or two.
Do you see how this day is shaping up?
My dad stopped by and I decided then was the IDEAL time to get out of here. Nothing motivates a quicker exit for me than him showing up. But that is another story for another blog at another time. I gathered my things and headed out to the gym. 5PM. No recipes cooked. No groceries bought. Barely any food intake. No workout in, although I am heading there…and now I am just pissed off (dad thing). So what do I do? I decide I NEED to consume some calories right now RIGHT before I workout…so I chose…the local fried chicken joint. No it wasn’t KFC. But it may as well have been.
Grrrr….why do I let him irk me so much. To his credit he didn’t even do anything wrong. I know this is my issue, not his at this point. (another blog though) Regardless though, I let my emotions run the decision and I made a really poor one! The only thing worse would be not owning it, which I almost left this little piece out of this post!
I proceeded to the gym where I began to redeem my day. I did the NuStep machine, walking inclines and the Octane.
From there I left, went and got my groceries and went back to the gym for workout #2.
There I rode the bike, did more walking inclines, the stair master and the Octane again.
In total I burned 1129 calories between the two workouts.
Now I am home. I have steel-cut oats ready for the weeks breakfasts. I have turkey meatloaf and chicken parmesan made…and tomorrow I will make a Gumbo and a Moroccan Chili and my Caribbean Stir fry…
THEN, I should be set to combat dumb urges!
Oh and the rest of my day eating? I was so hungry after my workout, but I started cooking and forgot to eat. I finally had a small turkey burger at about 10 PM.
So not good on calorie consumption today. Not to mention it is after midnight, and I am not in bed yet…Thank God Jenny is calling my butt in the morning!
Demond is gonna kill me!