So, I’d really love to be motivating and enthusiastic and tell you that resuming your exercise routine after a booze/food filled hiatus is great and wonderful but today’s workout was SO hard! I ran 2 1/2 miles outside and then hit the gym for some abs and the whole time I was huffing and puffing and not having fun. It’s funny how out of shape you feel when you are used to working out daily and then take a week off. Of course I’ve been sick so I was going easy on myself and alternating between walking and running but I kept having cramps in my side the whole time. 🙁 I do feel better now that I have exercised though although I feel a bit worn out. I’m still sort of hacking and sneezing so I’m not in the clear from this nasty cold yet. And now poor Ryan is sick at home as well!
Anyways, before I went out on the run I had half a small banana with some almond butter and then when I returned (sweaty and victorious) I toasted one of my new Rudi’s Honey Sweet Whole Wheat bagels for breakfast. I spread some almond butter on half, jam on the other half and had a yogurt and strawberries as well. These bagels are perfectly portioned at 130 calories each and I feel like they are larger than the “mini bagels” that were really popular a couple months ago. I never felt satisfied after eating a mini-bagel but these are really delicious and hearty for only being 130 calories.
Chef Erin brought me samples of her favorite coffee that you can only buy in Melbourne! mmm!! I’ve heard great things about this coffee and was NOT disappointed this morning. It’s dark and delicious with no bitterness.
Like I said last night, I packed a sandwich today for lunch with chicken leftovers. I used two slices of whole wheat bread, a little dijon mustard, a slice of provolone cheese, some lettuce and chicken. I also packed a peach and some grapes and almonds for a snack later
Back to the grind!