The goals were written, the alarm was set and Monday morning started off in a healthy way! I also discovered how to make a second username on instagram so all of my health/food pictures don’t go to my friends so be prepared for a lot of new photos!
I ran 2 miles (in the rain, I might add) in 18 minutes. I made a breakfast salad (2 scrambled eggs and egg whites, over spinach with tomatoes, avocado, and chicken topped with Tessemae’s Lemon Chesapeake). Salad for breakfast was actually really good! I also had a glass of Meta-D, Tone It Up’s metabolism boosting morning drink.
I weighed myself this morning and while I don’t want to place a lot of emphasis on the scale, I’ve been feeling a little thicker lately and the numbers on the scale have climbed a few notches over the past few months.
The meal numbers correspond with the Tone It Up meal plan which suggests eating 5 times a day. I actually ate the almonds with leftover Cheesy Garlic and Herb Sausage and Brussels Sprouts for lunch. I had a Larabar after work and was saving an apple before heading to Crossfit, but we had a baseball themed work meeting with a ton of snacks. I avoided root beer and crackers jacks by having a few peanuts.
My lower back has been bothering me so I worked on some extra foam rolling and stretching and took it easy on the lifts. The Rx was 65#, I would have wanted to do 75#, but I only did 45#. We did a Tabata workout with Power Snatches, Sit-Ups, Push Presses, and Planks. I actually did a Push Jerk because it felt better on my back. My score was the lowest number of reps in a given round: 5, 10, 6. I came home to a delicious dinner: grilled steak, baked sweet potato fries, and steamed broccoli. Of course I wanted something after dinner so I had a handful of Dark Chocolate Covered Blueberries (which turned into 3 handfuls) and half a cup of cinnamon tea.
I was close to meeting my goal – I wish I hadn’t had the chocolate covered blueberries, but at this point they are no longer in the house which means they won’t be temping me the rest of the week.