I can’t even begin to explain how difficult it was to get out of bed with the EARLY am alarm Sad smile.  This weekend was much too wonderful and I HATED knowing I had to get back to work.  On top of that, I only got about 5 hours of sleep because I stayed up finishing Room.  My brain spent the rest of the night trying to analyze and take in the whole story…But, I managed to get out of bed anyways, and I’m not sure there’s a better way to get in the work mood than to break an intense sweat right before…

I had a half a banana, some orange juice, and half a Cookies ‘n Cream Luna bar before spin this morning.



Workout: Power Intervals

Warm up

Stage 1: @ 75 rpm

2 mins then increase resistance

1:30 then increase and stand

1 min then increase (still standing)

30 sec then increase (still standing)

15 sec  (still standing)

Sit, then repeat all segments a total of 4x, no rests in between each segment starts at higher resistance than previous one

3 min recovery

Stage 2: @ 75 rpm and a higher resistance than Stage 1 started at

75 sec then increase resistance

60 sec then increase and stand

45 sec then increase (still standing)

30 sec then increase (still standing)

15 sec  (still standing)

Sit, then repeat all segments a total of 3x, no rests in between each segment starts at higher resistance than previous one

Cool down

Totals: ~500 cals, 15.1 miles, 55:43 time

For as sluggish as I felt during class this morning, I was pretty impressed with my overall stats today. It’s SO hard to make myself get up on a Monday morning, but boy is it worth it to start the week off like that… especially with Thanksgiving right behind me Smile

I got to work and sat down with some coffee + milk, the other half of the banana, and a PB&J with Flaxseed that I had packed last night.  I just bought some new bread, Rudi’s 7-Grain with Flax, and I wanted to try it out at some point today.  It’s LOADED with seeds, different grains, and is slightly smaller than the usual slice of bread I buy, but it literally held me over for about 3.5 hours (and tastes delicious)!!  When I made this last night, I spread peanut butter on both slices of bread before I put the jelly on… which makes an overnight sandwich NOT soggy when you eat it the next day Smile.


break 2

I was so busy this morning that I didn’t have a mid-morning snack Surprised smile… but I realized that I wasn’t terribly hungry. The sandwich held me for a looong time today… but it did make me have a slightly earlier lunch:


Side salad: spinach, cucumber, sesame seeds, and Newman’s Own Light Balsamic Vinaigrette… and apple (because most days aren’t complete without an apple OR peanut butter!), and a turkey, cheese, and Dijon mustard wrap on a whole wheat tortilla.

It was about… oh.. 25 degrees outside around lunchtime so I bundled up like a sissy school girl braved the cold and took a short (but really really fast) 20 minute walk.  I then came back with an intensely bright red face, marched STRAIGHT into the break room, and made myself some Tazo Tea!  It. Was. Freaking. COLD!


Work stayed busy all day Sad smile.. but a few hours later I was able to take a break sneak away and cram some food down my face before a meeting.  I munched on FSTG Olive chips, salsa, and some hummus.  I bought some salsa a few weeks ago, and it got buried in the back of the pantry.. fail.  I LOVE chips and salsa and haven’t had it in ages!!  this was devoured in less than 3 minutes because of my meeting, which became a stomach ache due to eating it too fast.  Fail again!

chips n salsa

And as I’m writing this, I’m actually STARVING!  I think I ate a bit too light today, so I’m guessing tonight’s dinner is going to be quite… huge!! To start that dinner, I’m breaking all the rules of food and eating dessert FIRST Smile.


A teeny “slice” of pumpkin pie, and some pieces of cookies that Brittany was kind enough to bring over from her holiday baking frenzy: Bacon Chocolate Chip, Toffee Snickerdoodles, and Pumpkin Pie Pillows.  To size these up, the little Toffee Snickerdoodle cookie was only about 1.5” in diameter Smile.  But, omygoodness delicious!  Now I need some dinner to offset the oncoming sugar rush!

I’m planning on some Christmas shopping tonight too – definitely need to hit up some Cyber Monday Deals here (books, games, movies!?!). 


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