…I got up early…and went to the gym!! yaiiiieeeee me!! (shhhh….don’t tell anyone I was supposed to go yesterday…)

I wish I could convince my body to do this all the time. Morning workouts are the best!! Now that I’m not regularly driving DBF to work in the mornings, I can’t seem to convince myself to get out of bed. I thought it would pass, but it was getting worse. Let’s hope today is the start of good things to come.

– 5 min warmup
– (discovered the random hills setting thanks to my trainer) – so 5 min speed walking, then 5 mins running, then 5 more mins speed walking
– 5 min fast paced walking cooldown

– 10 minutes random, moderate speed
– threw in a few 30 seconds sprints just to keep the heart rate up (and I’m working on rebuilding lung capacity AGAIN)

New Strength Training Routine
(I’ll write this out later)

Stationary Bike:
– 10 minutes random, moderate speed


(This adds a ladybug sticker to my calendar for the Summer Challenge, plus 8.8km to my personal activity challenge.)

Yesterday’s menu started out good….healthy sandwich, yummy cucumber & sour cream salad, turkey burgers and spinach salad for dinner. Then we decided to celebrate DBF getting his promotion yesterday…with freaking Blizzards! Argh. What was that? 5 days into my no-Blizzard plan. Booooooooo. (Maybe that’s what motivated me to get my ass out of bed this morning?)

Today’s menu (and I’m determined to stick to it!):

– pre-gym: 1/2 Larabar
– post-gym: 1/2 Larabar
– coffee
– Liberte Svelte no fat Moka yogurt w/ raspberries & sprinkle of All-Bran
– chopped tomatoes & cukes, marinated in Newman’s Own Italian dressing (1 tbsp), mixed with spinach & 1/4 cup part skim mozza
– baby carrots, 1/2 toasted ww pita, 2 tbsp hummus
– potentially a tall no-fat vanilla latte while out this afternoon (going for a mani/pedi with a friend)
– Kashi granola bar in my purse in case I get snacky
– dinner out: Hamachi House: sushi!!
– then out to see Sex and the City!!! (maybe share some popcorn, but I AM NOT GETTING MY OWN!)