Today was one of those days that when the alarm went off at 4:30, I really questioned my sanity. This whole early gym thing is definitely not easy!
I questioned my sanity even more when I had this full conversation with myself in my head:
- Peppy Fitness Kelly: “Psst. Hey Kelly, stop hitting snooze, it’s time to get up and hit the gym!”
- Lazy Kelly: “Yeah, about that…..I was really thinki-”
- Peppy Fitness Kelly: “Oh, no you don’t! Put those sneakers on and get ready to sweat!”
- Lazy Kelly: “Ugh, is it really that bad to just take a rest day today?”
- Peppy Fitness Kelly: “Just ask yourself this- do you think you’ll regret working out today? I think not!!”
- Lazy Kelly: “I hate you” <rolls out of bed>
And that’s how it’s done, for those of you that always ask me, “how do you get up so early?” It’s a constant battle, but sometimes you just have to suck it up and get out of bed.
As usual, once I was dressed and out the door I felt totally awake. I got to the gym around 5:00 and hopped on the adaptive motion trainer for 35 minutes, cranking the resistance way up so I got a good workout. I followed my cardio with some strength training on a couple leg machines and some stretching.
The only downside to my cardio today was that the TV remote thingy wasn’t working, so instead of watching news like I usually do, I got stuck watching an infomercial on this contraption that sucks your hair inside and curls it for you. None of that pesky wrist-twisting action of normal curlers! Infomercials have really opened my eyes to how utterly miserable women are until an ex-celebrity gives them a makeover.
Anyway, once I got home I was starving! Last night’s dinner was some leftover pasta tossed with a whole bunch of veggies in our house that I’m trying to use before they go bad.
Today’s breakfast looked very similar: eggs with mushrooms, onion, tomatoes, spinach, and feta. I had it with a slice of toast and some green juice.
Now I’m off for a busy day at work and another relaxing evening at home tonight. I just bought 2 books and 3 magazines arrived in the mail this week so I have a major dilemma on my hands about how to allocate my reading time. Nerd problems.
I also need to find a good dessert recipe, because last night this happened out of desperation:
It was actually really satisfying, but I’d like to make something a bit more official. If you haven’t checked out Becky’s recipes over at her blog, Olives ‘n Wine, she’s pretty much the queen of chocolate & peanut butter desserts, so I may be heading over there for some inspiration today.
Anyway, gotta run. I’ll catch up with you later!!
Any good chocolate/peanut butter recipes I could try? Links are welcome!
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