I was back at the gym today. If you can believe it, I actually woke up anxious to go to the gym. Whodathunk that would ever happen?!? Haha! It may not ever happen again, but it happened today, by golly!
I put in a fair amount of time doing some stretches. I didn't hurry them today, as I sometimes do (or skip alltogether). I put some calming music on my iPod and just let myself relax while I stretched, which felt great. Then I got to it:
Stairclimber: 20 min @ 60 steps/min, 77 floors. I leaned on the machine a lot, though, and had to take a few 30 second breaks, so that felt pretty lame.
Eliptical (the "gazelle" one I really like!)
: 3 min. warm-up, then 40 min on heart rate setting, which increased resistance (only from 1 to 4. I hope to increase the resistance manually to go higher next time.) 3.75 miles. I kept reminding myself to keep my arms high and engaged on the handles. My favorite band, Blue October, helped me dig deep and power through!
Treadmill: 30 min @ 3.0 mph, 3.0 incline. 1.5 milesBreakfast:
Oatmeal with walnuts and fruitPre-workout:
Vega Vibrancy barLunch (late):
Salad with garbanzo beans & tofuSnacks while watching the Broncos beat the Steelers!:
Some baked sweet potato slices with ketchup
A few chips with guacamoleDinner:
Green protein smoothie
I ate too many calories today. Boo.
I'll do better tomorrow.