- intervals: 9 x 400; alternating between 400 meters on @ level 8.5 (about 7 min. mile pace) and 400 meters off @ level 6.0 (about 10 min. mile pace)
- total distance: approx. 4.5 miles
- calories burned: approx. 600
- weights: 30 bicep curls, 30 tricep curls, 10 dead lifts, 20 shoulder presses, 30 upright rows, 50 sit-ups
you'll notice that the distance and calories are just estimates- that's because after doing one set of 3 intervals, i hopped off the treadmill for a quick water break, and did that again after a second set of 3 intervals. the treadmill re-set itself, so i didn't have an exact total when i was done with my workout :(
this is where a heart rate monitor would really come in handy! do you use a heart rate monitor while working out? if so, which one? i'm eyeing the Garmin Forerunner 405 which i hear is great for calculating pace and distance, which is what i am really interested in more than calories burned, although it wouldn't necessarily be bad to know that either. i have a feeling i burn a lot less calories than i think!
i really don't love eating before i workout in the morning, unless i have a long run or a race, but i did start feeling a little depleted mid-way through the workout this morning. i guess maybe having something small before i leave the house might not be a bad idea...
today's eats were pretty good, although there were some repeats from yesterday (i tend to make the same thing for lunch, and sometimes the same thing for breakfast, for a few days, or every day, during the week because it's easier to shop for and plan meals that way- then the next week i switch to something else!).
breakfast was ALMOST the same as yesterday, but with a twist. i had 1 packet of trader joe's maple brown sugar oatmeal, made with 1/2 c. water. 1/2 c. skim milk, and 1 banana. i also added 1 packet of justin's organic honey peanut butter on top- yum! the peanut butter really added to the meal and made it extra special, and really filling!
i had been wanting to try justin's for a while, and finally bought some packets when i stopped at whole foods the other day. this might be my new addiction! and i love the individual serving size- it's still more than enough nut butter, but not too much (sometimes i just can't help taking a tiny drop more when i'm scooping from a jar!).
i also had an iced coffee with a few splashes of silk chocolate soy milk, and 1 packet of stevia.
i drank about 2/3 of the cup- it tastes a little like an iced mocha with the chocolate soy milk.
lunch was the same as yesterday- one garden burger veggie burger topped with one slice soy cheese, tomato, and mustard on 1 slice sprouted wheatberry bread. and strawberries on the side! no pic today- i was hungry and ate half of my lunch before i realized i forgot to take a picture.
for a snack, i had one fudge graham zone bar. i know these aren't the best bars out there, in terms of them being as natural as some other bars, but i do like them. i try not to eat them all the time, but they're really filling, so they're great if you're going to have a lot of time between meals. also- they totally satisfy if you're looking for a sweet snack/candy- which i sometimes crave in the afternoon at work. i feel like it's a better choice instead of hitting the m&m jar, which would still leave me hungry.
i did have the cliff z bar the other day, which also felt like a sweet treat, so maybe that could be a better option than the zone bar in the future...
dinner was good- 1 trader joe's sweet italian chicken sausage, asparagus, tomato and mushrooms sauteed with garlic and non-stick cooking spray, and 1 big scoop of a Near East whole grain rice blend.
and for desert, 2 more tj's mini ice cream mouthfuls- thank goodness they were the last 2 in the box!
and finally, i save the best for last- it's time for matty the cat to make his debut on the blog! i just couldn't help myself...
i'm sure there will be many more pics of this crazy kitty to come :)
alright, off to watch the amazing race finale from sunday- goodnight!