Alright, so I lied about being back on track. BUT, it was because I left my camera cord at work, and I was unable to upload photos when I got home because my computer does not have a little memory card slot. Boo.
So I left you yesterday informing you about my attempt to go to the gym! Now, if you don’t know, my knee started to hurt exactly 2 weeks from today. It began in the middle of a run, and stupid me, continued to run. Bad move. I have not fully exercised or ran in the past two weeks with the exception of Exercise TV and Jillian Michael’s Wii game. So yesterday was a bit of a turning point when I hit the gym on my lunch break. I conquered this bad boy.
I started out slow, and while I felt some discomfort I decided to push on because it was not getting any worse. I only had time and energy for 20 minutes, but as soon as I hopped off, it felt the same as when I started! My big fear was that it would begin to feel much worse. Given this, I am attempting another round at the gym tonight!! Oh I would give anything to be back and running again!
Oh and when I got home I wanted to do some ab work, so once again, I took to Exercise TV. I decided to give Kim Kardashian’s workout a try. HA. This was funny. It was funny because Kim pretty much wears this and looks slammin’ the entire workout. So not what normal people look like.
So this was not a terribly difficult exercise (although I do feel it in my obliques today—YES) maybe it’s because I had to use Pillars of the Earth and The Wine Bible as “free weights.” Yes, I am classy like that.
So ANYWAY, for breakfast this morning I had a green monster! I forgot how much I missed these babies. I haven’t had one in almost 2 weeks!!! It was beyond amazing and contained the following:
- bunches of spinach (packed to the brim i tell you)
- unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- scoop of Better N’ Peanut Butter
- scoop of chocolate protein powder
- 1 tsp. of flax
- half a banana
Okay here’s where I need help from you all! As you know, I am deeply obsessed/in love with Greek yogurt. And I eat it far too often. I want to branch out with my snacks, and also be more exciting for YOU all. So if you have any ideas of snack ideas that are portable (i.e. I can bring them to work), please feel free to contact me!!
On that note….
Yes. I know. I’m sorry. But it was so good.
Lunch came rather quickly, and I wasn’t all that hungry, but that didn’t stop me from eating, no did it?
Leftover Hungry Girl chili from last week with a Wasa high fiber cracker! Nom nom. This chili is seriously SO good, and its completely vegetarian. I will post this recipe soon, I promise!!!
Eric came back from Germany to find Wasa crackers in the cabinet and he about flipped out. I guess they are EVERYWHERE in Germany and he ate them all the time. And then he finds them in our pantry? I guess we are just meant to be. 🙂
Snacky-poo was an apple. My appetite has not been the same for the past few days. I guess that’s what NOT working out will do to a girl. Oh and check out how horribly lopsided it is. It’s like the Charlie Brown Christmas Tree of apples.
Speaking of, I am off to hit the gym! I may attempt a HIIT workout, BUT I have a feeling it may hurt too much and may just hop on the elliptical.
Have you all ever had a lower body injury that required time off from running? If so, what did you do??