The power of a good sweaty workout

Wow, guys – looks like many of you have lost things like I did. It was really nice to read that some of you were able to find them at a later date, and most of you have put it behind them. I liked Jesse‘s comment when she said that the only thing she’s not upset about losing is weight. Hilarious! Life moves on I guess, even without some pretty earrings :)

Yesterday was a really nice day. Seriously, Fridays are my absolute favorite days of the week. Even the work day seems to fly by because I know there is something really fun at the end of it all – the weekend. Yeah! Actually I have to work this weekend because I still haven’t finished my project and so does Adam, but whatever… we enjoyed our Friday night 😀

I also had a really great workout during lunch which I swear just cleansed me inside out. I haven’t done speed work in a while, so I decided to do an indoor workout – 8×400 intervals + some lifting. The interval work was tough but man, did I feel like a rock star after finishing! I warmed up at 6.8 mph for 1/2 mile, then started on the interval work. First fast one was at 8.0, recovered at 6.7, then 8.2 (recovered at 6.5), 8.4 (recovery at 6.3), then I stayed at 8.5 intervals with recovery between 6.5 and 4.5 (those were the last 2… I was getting tired!). Sweaty mess = proud Elina :mrgreen: Since I skipped my strength class on Thursday, I finished with about 25 minutes of random chest, back, bicep, tricep and lower body moves. Oh yeah, there was also some serious ab work. I didn’t like feeling out of shape during the Wednesday abs class. I’m bringing that 6 pack back (haha, did I even ever have a 6-pack?). Anyways, this really reminded me of how strong and healthy I am, and put all those guilty feelings over yesterday’s chocolate banana bread putting to rest. A great workout is pretty powerful, isn’t it? Onto…

FOOD

Breakfast: oikos with 1/2 apple, 1/2 peach, 1/2 plum + Kashi Golean cereal and nutty topping

IMG_7091

I cut the fruit all the same size and covered in yogurt I didn’t know what was coming next. It was kind of fun :)

IMG_7093

Mid-morning/pre-workout snack: 1/2 FFL english muffin with 1/2 mashed banana

IMG_7095

Lunch: Mexican wraps with laughing cow cheese, black bean dip, tomatoes, avocado and cabbage

IMG_7098

I’m not very good at making wraps… these babies were falling apart 😳

IMG_7100

Mid-afternoon snack: 1/2 Sencha green tea bar

IMG_7101

IMG_7102

I liked it! Lots of nuts and seeds, but the most unique thing was that the bar was almost perfumed. I think it’s the tea. Yum :)

And then we went out to dinner. Somebody is standing over my head, telling me we have to leave, so I’ll do a separate post about our night out. Hope you have a lovely Saturday! 😀

Related Posts with Thumbnails

2 comments to The power of a good sweaty workout

Categories

A sample text widget

Etiam pulvinar consectetur dolor sed malesuada. Ut convallis euismod dolor nec pretium. Nunc ut tristique massa.

Nam sodales mi vitae dolor ullamcorper et vulputate enim accumsan. Morbi orci magna, tincidunt vitae molestie nec, molestie at mi. Nulla nulla lorem, suscipit in posuere in, interdum non magna.