Custom Alarm ClockPosted: July 15, 2012
I totally have to get an alarm clock that says “GET UP! YOU’LL FEEL FINE WITHIN TEN MINUTES!!” when it goes off.
All I wanted to do today was sleep in, even though I’d planned to get my workout in first thing this morning. Granted, I’ve worked 7 days in a row this week, but I just kept hitting snooze again and again and again. That’s what you’re supposed to do on Sunday mornings!
What finally got me out of bed was the promise to myself that if I just got my strength workout in, I could do the cardio part after work. The thing is, once I got up and going, I felt great and wanted to do the cardio portion right then! But unfortunately, I was running out of time, so I had to shorten the original plan, which was a total bummer. If I could’ve just convinced myself how I’d feel once I got started then I would’ve have no problem getting up at the scheduled time. UGH!
Don’t you wish you could just bottle that feeling and drink it as soon as your alarm goes off so you’re immediately ready to jump out of bed, get your sneakers on, and hop to it? Yeah, me too. But until then, I’ll just be trying my hardest to remember how it feels and remind myself of that every time I feel like hitting snooze. Either that, or I’ll record myself a little friendly reminded to go off as the alarm clock on my phone… Can you do that?
Today was a chest workout, although I’m not sure I loved it. I kind of rushed through it once I realized I wanted to get cardio in also, so I might have to just do it a little more slowly, or it may have to be tweaked, but here’s what it looked like anyway:
3×15 Bent arm pullovers
3×12 Dumbbell bench press
3×10 Straight arm pullovers
3×10 as many push ups as you can do
For the cardio portion, I decided on a 20-minute TurboFire HIIT class, which had us doing a warmup, a cooldown, and 7 one-minute HIIT routines in between.
For breakfast, I had another yogurt bowl with plain Chobani, Kashi GoLean Crunch (I’m getting low!), strawberries, blueberries, and an extra punch of flavor in the form of a few dark chocolate chips. (And I really do mean “a few,” not the pile I had on last night’s dessert, I promise.)
For lunch, we stopped by a deli/market right near the warehouse, which was pretty cool. They had lots of homemade goodies, plus a bunch of different sandwiches made with Boar’s Head meats. We heard from some of the local employees that they have amazing soups, but unfortunately there weren’t any made today.
I ordered a sandwich made with chicken, lettuce, tomatoes, and honey mustard (nixed the cheese + bacon) on wheat bread, with a 100-calorie pack of almonds and a pickle on the side.
I’ll just go ahead and admit that I’ve never had honey mustard, but I think I might want to add it to the list of foods I used to not like I’d never tried but always saidI didn’t like. There was kind of a lot of it on this particular sandwich, but it does add a nice low-calorie punch of flavor!
We had a long afternoon at work, and I snacked on an orange and some trail mix – saved all the M&Ms for last, of course – to hold me over until dinner.
We’re finally out of work now, so it’s time to scrounge up some dinner. Food on the road is getting really old, really fast – I miss my kitchen!! But I do have some delicious looking leftovers from last night, so we’ll see what happens.
Hope you all had a great weekend!! (Wait, it is the weekend, right?)
What gets you out of bed in the morning?
Do you like working out in the morning or at night?