Oh Friday, how I've missed you so -- I did accomplish my mission of "social hiatus" this week and I'm feeling quite well rested, although my body is tired.
Why? Because I've had a few great workouts this week -- nothing super fancy, but I got it done.
Last night was a workout I was particularly proud of -- I headed to the basement, conquering the cold, and threw some laundry in... while the laundry spun away, I climbed on the treadmill and worked it -- then the BOSU ball for kettleball squats, curls, and other arm exercises.
I slept like a baby, and today? YOWSA, I am sore.
Of course, my legs were already sore -- because on Tuesday, I climbed 15 flights of stairs at work. Yep, you heard me right. I didn't have the energy to hit the gym / basement before work, and we bowl on Tuesday nights. I was determined to get to green on my gruve and burn a few calories - so I started hiking.
I keep a pair of running shoes at my desk, so I threw those on and started at the lower level... climbed one flight, walked the circumfrence of the floor, then up another flight, walked the circumfrence, so on and so forth until I hit floor 15... which is a very fancy floor where all our execs sit.
Clearly I didn't belong there - in my running shoes and t-shirt - so I skedaddled pretty quick... walked down the stairs to 8, then took the elevator to 2 where I walked through the rotunda unti going back up to my "home" on he third floor.
The whole thing took about 25 minutes, and it was a great little workout because although it burned a nice chunk of calories and got my HR up, it never got me to the point of sweating (important since I was going right back to my desk!), and as soon as my HR would go up a bit from walking the stairs, it would go right back down when I walked the floor.
I stepped on the scale this morning for the first time in a couple of weeks. Sigh.
The good - I've maintained down to the tenth of a pound since a few weeks ago.
The bad - I've maintained down to the tenth of a pound since a few weeks ago.
The ugly - It's time to get serious about this (again) if I want to feel good about my body again...
I woke up this morning already excited to come home at the end of the day and enjoy my home and my weekend!
Update on the Pantry Challenge - my wednesday night dinner plans got all fouled up because the chicken I was going to roast was still rock solid when I got home from work. Thus, my plans last night (leftovers) were somewhat screwed up. I did treat myself to some sushi on Wednesday night for dinner, but last night was a dinner from my own fridge and pantry: lean cuisine, leftover veggies, and a roll.
B: breakfast sandwich (5)
L: chowder, baked tortilla chips, veggies w/ hummus, pudding cup (10)
D: depends on where the evening takes us...
Off and running,