Food I’ve Been Eating (and workouts and mini-goal update)

Workouts 

The past couple of weeks, I’ve been absolutely killed by Sgt Nate –  boy, have I been sore! I did make it to yoga twice in the past two weeks, though! Mini goal achieved! I’ve also gone to a few Lithe classes, and I finally ran a few times. I’m running the 15K Hot Chocolate run in 4.5 weeks, but it’s been so cold that I haven’t really been running. Okay, so I’m a baby when it comes to the cold. But it snowed yesterday. In March. And it’s 24 degrees. Let’s just hope for my sake that the weather takes a turn for the better soon, and I’m able to get some good running in, since I’m approximately 35 miles behind schedule.

cupcakes

I took all last weekend off from working out, went to Maryland to visit some friends, and we spent Saturday in line at Georgetown Cupcake. We did some shopping and other things too, but the cupcakes – they are pretty delicious. I bought two – and definitely ate the second one Monday morning pre-snow-day-workout. (They don’t make good pre-workout fuel. Shocking, right?!)

I wanted a sweaty, hard workout that didn’t take forever, so I headed over to Sweat in my neighborhood  – I had to burn off that cupcake after all.

My Workout: 

  • 25 minutes on the treadmill – working with speed intervals. Changed speed every 1/4 mile. (I think mine went something like this: 5.5 MPH, 6.0, 6.5, 6.0, 6.5, 6.0, 6.5, 6.0, 5.8, 6.2)
  • 15 minute circuit – 1 min each, repeat 3 times
    • Pushups
    • Situps with kettlebell overhead press
    • TRX squat jumps
    • Single Arm Kettebell Row- 30 sec L, 30 sec R
    • Rest

I was pretty wiped by the end and though I wanted to keep the 6.0-6.5 MPH going, I just couldn’t. I was having some asthma-like breathing problems, which is no fun when your chest hurts. (Don’t worry, I got my prescription refilled today. It’s all allergy related.)  I did a little over 2.5 miles on the treadmill when all said and done. My legs were even sore today! 

Food I’ve Eaten (and made myself!)

I have *not* been eating the best these days. But I have not been eating the worst, either. It’s all about balance, right? I am tracking my food on MyFitnessPal again, though. For the most part, it has been going all right. Here are some things I’ve been eating.

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Avocado, Tomato, Basil, Balsamic Bruschetta!

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Thai Red Curry with Chickpeas and Vegetables (I am eating it with quinoa!) Inspired by: http://pinchofyum.com/5-ingredient-coconut-curry

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Quinoa Flax Bread (from Whole Foods) with avocado, tomato, and egg, inspired by: http://www.phillymag.com/be-well-philly/2014/03/03/make-open-face-breakfast-sandwich-hummus-tomato-poached-egg/

 

I also made my own hummus tonight, following this recipe! It is delicious – and I definitely cut my finger open while doing so, but seriously! Just like I’m never buying mayo again –  I’m now officially never buying hummus again.

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Mini Goal of the week: I. have. to. run.  (even if it’s 24 degrees, but hopefully it will be warmer.)

 

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