When Dinner Doesn’t Go The Way I Want It To
Dinner last night was a bust. Apparently there were no shrimp to be had in the town of Anchorage. Unfortunately we settled on a take-and-bake pizza from Costco.
I know, I know.
That’s two, count ’em two, unhealthy dinners in as many days. Don’t think I didn’t notice.
I have two options here 1) beat myself up over it and chastise myself at the gym or 2) accept it and move on.
I am planning on going with option 2.
I have learned from past experience that when I dwell on eating indiscretions and punish myself with a really difficult workout I end up resenting the gym and resenting myself.
In danger of using a cliche, it is a vicious cycle.
I have accepted it for what it is and I will do my best not to waste one more second worrying about it.
I stress ‘do my best.’
Breakfast this morning was my usual slice of peanut butter toast as well as a this delightful bowl of overnight oats:
Feast your eyes on that! Just knowing that I have some overnight oats just a few steps away in the fridge makes getting out of bed in the morning a little bit easier.
To this batch I added honey, blueberries, strawberries and rice milk. It was a great way to start the day.
For a Saturday morning the gym certainly was a happening place. I am not sure why there were so many people there this morning — perhaps the Olympics have inspired people to get fit! Nothing wrong with that, I say.
I started my workout with 50 minutes on the treadmill. I didn’t do intervals but I did vary the speed every five minutes to keep myself entertained (HGTV helped a lot too — ain’t no shame in my game.)
Here is what I did on the treadmill:
0-5 walking warm up
5-10 run 6.0
10-15 run 6.4
15-20 run 6.2
20-25 run 6.6
25-30 walk 4.0
30-35 run 7.0
35-40 run 7.4
40-45 run 7.2
45-50 run 7.6
I certainly was huffing and puffing during those last 15 or so minutes.
After that I did 1 dead hang pullup and 5 (!) kipping pullups.
I finished up with a circuit workout that went a little something like this:
AMRAP in 20 minutes of the following:
Skaters with Single Leg Jump 10 each leg
Kettle Bell Swings 15
Toes to Bar 5
Walking Pushups 1 pass
Air Squats 20
Plank to Pike on Exercise Ball 10
This circuit was brutal but I managed to complete 3 rounds.
Both Joe and I were ravenous by the time we left the gym so we stopped at Subway (“Eat Fresh”) before we ran the days errands.
6-inch turkey on wheat with provolone cheese, lettuce, pickles, onions, yellow peppers, mustard and pepper. Always a win!
Dinner tonight will certainly be amaze-balls! We managed to find shrimp while we were out today so at this very moment Joe is stuffing them with jalapenos and a little cheese. Next he will wrap them in bacon, skewer them and then put them on the grill. A friend suggested we grill them this way so hopefully they turn out well.
The rest of dinner is sure to be great also — more on that later tonight or tomorrow.