Despite a relaxing weekend and a caffeine induced jitter-fest, I was drained Monday. My original plan was to go on an easy recovery run after work then cook dinner. Instead, I drove straight home, plopped on the couch and ate leftover oyster chowder. Fail. Determined to break the funk, this morning I made a feast of a breakfast. Feast=anything more than a bowl of my usual oatmeal, FYI.
I am pretty sure my afternoon crash yesterday was a direct result of my coffee and teeny tiny lunch so the goal of today is to eat tons of good food and lots of water (I am not drinking nearly enough water these days). I know, I aim high with my goals. Lunch was a giant success:
Sausage (I told you I would be eating these for weeks), hummus, pita chips, more fruit, a sliver of almond coffee cake from a co-worker and a teeny serving of mint M&Ms.
I was so stuffed that I was unable to finish the hummus or chips and didn’t even touch the M&Ms. It’s like I don’t even recognize myself anymore.
We are meeting some of Matt’s co-workers this evening for a birthday celebration which means my workout needs to be super speedy with time to shower so that my first impression isn’t “Sweaty girl”. We have plenty of time for them to see that side of me…like the next time I meet them for drinks. On the schedule is cross training and since I am currently gymless, my pool is freezing and my bike tire is flat, I was drawing a blank about what I would do to get a quick sweat session. I work best with a plan and I wanted to make sure I got the most bang for my buck so last night I put together a 15 minute workout plan. I purposely made this a very up and down workout out (minus the last 5 minutes of abs on the floor) because of an article I read recently about how one’s ability to get off the floor is an indicator about how long they will live. And also, because of the Chumbawamba “Tubthumping” song which will now be stuck in your head all day because it is super catchy. Sorry, but not really, because that song is awesome.
There are tons of workouts like this floating around the blogosphere so if you hate this one I’m sure you can find a gazillion other options that you will like. I like these quick workouts because all you have to do is set your interval timer and go through the list. I’m all about mindless workouts. By the time you start hating life and thinking you can’t do one more burpee, it’s on to the next move. These are perfect for when you only have a few minutes or if you want to go through it a few times for some real muscle making.
I will leave you with a picture of my favorite co-worker slacking on the job today. Get to work, Ladybug.
Do you now have “Tubthumping” stuck in your head?
If you don’t then you most were pissing the 90′s away. Now go drink a whiskey drink.
Ok. I promise I am done with the Chumbawamba quotes.