Hope your Saturday as been going well. It has a been a dreary one for the entire day here. YUCK. So un-motivating when you look outdoors! Yet, so productive for me indoors…with work things, anyways. Since I took off on Friday, I spent most of today playing catch-up at the Y.
Saturday started off with CX Worx + Circuit Training classes. Both GREAT workouts. By the time I finished circuit, my tummy was RUMBLING because I had not taken time to eat anything before classes. I whipped up my THRIVE shake in record time after I finished teaching!
Above is my Rachel Ray Lunch Bag that I carry all my shake ingredients & other items in to the Y. This has been a very useful gift given to me by my sister a couple years back. Use it ALL.THE.TIME.
Work flew by again today. Busy times at the Y. The Y itself was not very busy…but I was! I was ‘Productive Polly’ today & told myself that if I stayed focused, I could quit in time to get in a run before leaving. Success. I was able to close up shop at around 3:15 to hit the treadmill. Felt so good to warm up (even though I did bring in a space heater to place at my feet under my desk & I usually cover up with a blanket while I sit there, so I actually kept rather warm today!)
Lunch at the Y ~ easy snacking items:
* Pistachios (1 Serving — Salt & Pepper)
* Target Brand Zone Bar: Mint Chocolate
I had a crazy craving for PB when I got home from work/run. I was so bummed when I remembered that I had used up the last of my Earth Balance PB (ugh! – I looked in the cabinet where I usually keep my PB & let out a huge sigh. Seriously. I was NOT happy. Grounded Health Foods Store will definitely be getting a visit from me tomorrow).
I resorted to the next best thing. Powerballs that I had made which CONTAIN my Earth Balance PB. They did the trick. I ate 3 of them, each at about 75 calories I would stay. Did I mention I was HUNGRY after the run?
The treadmill time was very enjoyable. I was ZONED-IN to my music & ZONED-OUT to most everything around me. I was listening to my CX music and was focused on learning the new CX 13 routine; therefore, I was doing moves & counting in my head during my entire run…Makes the time fly by!!
How I felt post-run. Felt AWESOME!! & in definite need of a shower.
Dinner menu for tonight will likely be:
A Sweet Tater
And, perhaps some grilled chicken to accompany it. I will keep you posted.
Enjoy your Saturday night & if you are attending any holiday festivities, remember that little ‘m’ word known as MODERATION! ~ for food & drinks!
Until next time ~