Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Day the Second

Confession 1: I ate some chocolate dipped peanuts last night, which is definitely NOT low-carb. It's not even low-fat. It's just better for me all around if I don't have that stuff in the house. Jason has a whole pile of candies on the coffee table in the family room from Christmas, including the M&Ms I gave him out of my stocking because I didn't want the temptation (I did, however, hold onto the Ghiradelli squares to savor one at a time at some future dates. I'm not that generous).

I'm not really beating myself up about it. Overall, yesterday was a good day, and compared to the weeks leading up to it, it was downright stellar.

Confession 2: I didn't make it to the strength training class this morning. I was tired and it was 10 degrees outside when I woke up. Again, not freaking out. I figure I'm still adjusting to the time change from Utah and I felt tired enough that I knew it would be best to just stay in bed. So I did.

Tomorrow, however, I need to get back into it for reals. Tomorrow I'll do some cardio. Probably elliptical, since the idea of getting in a pool right now isn't super appealing. I need to work back up to this, but my plan is that in a couple of weeks, when I get on the elliptical, it will only be to do HIIT workouts.

Food for today:
Breakfast: Eggs
Lunch: Burrito belly from the Mexican place down the street
Afternoon snack: dry roasted almonds or Larabar (haven't decided yet)
Dinner: Homemade chicken soup experiment (I threw a bunch of stuff into the crock pot and I'm hoping it tastes good. Chicken breasts, Aidell's chicken and apple sausage, onions, garlic, diced tomatoes, tarragon, Kosher salt, chicken broth. In related news, I need to get to the store and buy vegetables, pronto.)


abby said...

What HIIT combo do you use on the elliptical? I've been trying to figure out a way to make it more exciting.

Kelly said...

I haven't done it in awhile, but previously I've done a 5 minute warm up, 6-8 sets of 1 minute at max/2 minutes rest, and 5 minute cool down. It usually leaves me sweaty and exhausted, but then I get a huge surge of endorphins.