Today was another one of those days where I plan to go to the gym and then get distracted for hours. This means that working out gets pushed back, and lunch gets pushed back, and so on. I’ve got precious few days left until school (i.e. real life) starts again though, so I’m enjoying the unstructured time!
I had to go to the co-op for a few things this morning so I extended my walk a couple of blocks to The Spot for coffee.
Grande iced toddy with skim milk. The caffeine was supposed to power me through my work out on an empty stomach – I’m, perhaps, a bit gun-shy from yesterday – but I messed around so long that I finally had to cave and eat breakfast.
Toast with Smart Balance and Crofter’s Strawberry Spread.
I never ever eat toast for some reason, but I really enjoyed this.
My right leg (my tendonitis leg) had a bit of a twinge in it all morning so I planned a treadmill interval workout that would allow me to get in the amount of time I wanted without too much impact on my legs. Since I knew it was going to be a longer work out I put a packet of Cherry Lime Propel (thanks, BlogHer) into my water.
Thumbs up, Propel! This tasted great and I have to believe it played a role in the fact that it took me forever to get hungry this afternoon.
My treadmill work out –
- 6 minutes walking, warm up
- 20 sets of intervals – 2minutes running/2minutes walking (40minutes total)
- 4minutes walking, cool down
In the end that added up to 50minutes; 4.13miles. I finished things up at the gym with 10minutes of abs work and stretching.
When I did finally get hungry in this afternoon I made myself a protein packed lunch –
Broccoli, eggplant, and cole slaw mix sautéed in some homemade peanut sauce.
To drink (in addition to h2o, of course!) was a Zevia Ginger Ale.
I’ve worked with Zevia before, and while nothing can replace my Cherry Coke Zero love, I’m a big fan. Soda with no sugar or chemicals? I’d say that’s pretty perfect for an addict enthusiast like me! Zevia was recently featured in Oprah’s magazine so they sent me some free samples to celebrate. I’ll be doing a giveaway later on too.
The ginger ale was yummy, just like “regular” ginger ale but a little less sweet. And it didn’t have that awful spice aftertaste that some brands get.
What is your favorite flavor/brand of soda. My very, very favorite thing on Earth is fountain diet coke (with ice and a straw) with a shot of cherry coke!