Yesterday was such a busy day that I decided to stay unplugged when I got home at 9pm. I sat out on my deck taking in the gorgeous night we were having instead. The day started off with a bowl of Wildroots cereal:
Since it’s been so hot this week (which I love), I haven’t really been feeling like eating much at all. Funny how the weather can affect one’s appetite. I’d much rather be outside than in the kitchen making big meals.
We had a meeting at work which sucked up the whole morning. It was a productive meeting, though, so it was well worth the time. Summer vacation and hours have been sorted out, schedules have been set. We’re good to go! Starting July 5 through to Aug 27 I’ll be working 30hrs/wk (as opposed to 35) and taking Monday’s off. Nice! I ate this blueberry muffin bar before going to the gym:
Didn’t taste like a muffin at all, but it was OK.
I decided on a programmed interval “course” on the treadmill yesterday. It actually worked out great! Each interval was about 2mins long and flipped between running at 6mph with a 5% incline and walking at 4mph with a 7% incline. I felt sufficiently sweaty when I was done and my ankles didn’t bother me at all so I think this is on that I’ll be putting in my workout rotation.
Time: 45 minutes
Avg Hr: 153
Max Hr: 172
Calories Torched: 432
Distance: 3.5 miles
Lunch was the last of the wheatberry salad I made Wednesday stuffed into a WW pita.
And a pack of almonds because I was still hungry!! And there was pineapple, too!
Dinner was fast, cool and easy! We had to leave the house by 5:30 to pick up our Jeep from the mechanic (needed an oil change) and get DS to his soccer game. I mixed a can of water packed tuna with some salad, sprinkled it with a bit of grated cheese and used multi grain chips to scoop it all up.
I found a coconut carob pecan oatmeal bar in the fridge for my sweet end: Soccer was a blast! DS just has SO much fun playing, even in the 30* heat. He did down a mega bottle of Gatorade, though. Gotta keep him hydrated. I didn’t get any good photos this time around, but I’ll be sure to do a better job of it next week so I can post some. I was hungry by the time we arrived home as it had been 4 hours since my smallish dinner. No picture, but I did eat a Dr. Kracker flatbread slathered with almond butter.
I finally got back into the mood for oats this morning! It’s been like, 4 days. LOL! I decided to make my dark chocolate cherry mocha oats:
I figure go big or go home, right? And I loved every second that this bowl lasted. YUM!
Work was busy, busy again so lunch snuck up on me. Not so fast that I didn’t have time to enjoy a WCMN Clif bar before going to the gym!
I stuck to my 4mph, 7% incline walk today….AND I caught the new video for a song featured on the Eclipse movie (Twilight) so I got me some Edward, too. Nice!
Time: 45 minutes
Avg Hr: 152
Max Hr: 167
Calories Torched: 418
Distance: 3.2 miles
DS is in a ball hockey tournament this weekend in the next town over so we had to leave the house by 5pm to get there on time. My hubby made a beer butt chicken on the BBQ so we had an early dinner before the game. I toasted an English muffin, spread some blackberry jam on it, topped it with chicken breast and goat cheese and dug in!
They play at the same rink again tomorrow at noon. I hope they’ve done something about the temperature in there! I’m going to unplug now and grab a bowl of cereal. Dinner was long ago! I’ll leave you with a few shots from the game.
Bye for now!!