Wow. I am worn-out. Wake-up call was early this morning…3:30AM. I opted to open the Y this morning, so I could have a few hours off in the afternoon to spend outdoors with a friend.
Breakfast came at about 6:30. I could not hold off any past this.
I worked, worked, worked this morning….then needed my mid-morning snack. The shake usually holds me over for about 2 and a half hours tops. Past that time, I am almost always ready to munch on something else.
Mid-morning Snack ~
thinkThin Brownie Crunch Bar (a staple in my daily eats!)
I took off at around 11 to meet a friend who is home visiting for the week. We decided to spend our time power walking & talking ~ like we did yesterday. Today, I used my Map My Run app to track our mileage. We did 5.25 “power” miles exactly. Then, we pit-stopped at Cool Beans for lunch.
Lunch post power-walk ~
Mini Wheat BBQ Chicken Wrap, Small side salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette, Salt & Pepper Kettle Chips (left some of these on my plate)
The meal from Cool Beans tasted delicious. I kept wishing I could make myself wraps that tasted so good on a daily basis. Definitely hit. the. spot.
Once lunch ended, it was off to the grocery stores (yes, multiple stores because each store has specific things I use on a routine basis) to pick up some goods for the rest of the week. I needed to re-stock on quite a few items.
Fresh find today ~
Blurps! ~ I snacked on some of these this afternoon. YUM.
I managed to get in a quick (and short!) 3 mile RUN outdoors before having to head back to work this afternoon. I was more worn-out than I originally thought when I decided to attempt the run in the first place. I tried to run the miles as quickly as I could, but even that was not super quick. Oh well, it was still really enjoyable to spend time in the fresh air & sunshine.
So many familiar faces showed up at the Y tonight. I was able to chat with members a bit here and there, and it had me thinking on my drive home how THANKFUL I am that my life-path took an unexpected turn and I ventured down a different road that lead me to the Y.
Some days work is stressful, some days it is rather tiring, but what always remains is just how AMAZING the Y members are each day. They are why I LOVE my job. They are why I do not mind waking up early and leaving late. They keep me coming back day after day after day.
Tonight’s class line-up was CX Worx and Beginner Basics! CX was a GREAT core workout! It ranks at the top of my ‘Favorite Workout List’ right now! I love working my core with CX.
I had to nibble on a few Carrots with Hummus after class since my tummy was beginning to rumble. Then, it was off to Beginner Basics.
Beginner Basics is not a workout I benefit from physically, but it is my time to use my words to MOTIVATE & ENCOURAGE those who need it most. Most who attend the class also participated in my New Year, New You program; and, they are continuing to show great progress in their exercise & healthy eating habits. I am so impressed with them. And for me, that is very rewarding. One more thing I enjoy most about my job ~ helping individuals convert to healthy lifestyles. Out with the bad, in the with good. LOVE it.
Wheat Sandwich Thin with Grilled Chicken & BBQ + Asian Slaw, Lettuce, and Laughing Cow Light Swiss Cheese Wedge and Salt & Pepper Pistachios
Also enjoyed FRESH Green Beans with EVOO, Cracked Pepper, and Garlic Pepper Seasoning. YUM!!
Today was a LONG day. I am TIRED. Labeling today Tired Tuesday, but I do not mind that one bit. It was a day well spent.
How was your Tuesday? Did you get in a sweat session? What about the eating habits? Hope you are keeping them healthy!
Until next time ~