Hey!! Sorry for not posting last night! When you see how my night ended up, you’ll be glad I didn’t
I started off yesterday morning with a pumpkin b-fast cookie:
After that, I went to the base and played a little game I like to call Dude, where’s my car?
I parked by a running trail, ran two laps around (3 miles) to make sure I had a solid pace going (9 minute miles), then TOOK OFF!! I ran around the base for 1 hr 15 minutes—about 7.5 miles (and the time included a decent amount of stretching).
Now, keep in mind, this game is NOT to be played off base! Please don’t park your car in a random place and run around for an hour and then try to find it. I love this way of running when I’m on base because I never get bored and I know I’ll be safe the entire time.
After the glorious run, my knees were killing me from the cold, so I took a supahot shower, then did about 20 minutes of yoga stretches.
I also munched this Clif bar:
And had some much needed coffee:
A couple of hours later, my nana called me to see if I wanted to meet her and my tata for breakfast. I definitely went, but since I wasn’t too hungry, I ordered two egg whites, a fruit cup and more coffee:
We ran some errands, went shopping (!!!), then came home for snack.
I had some leftover greek salad:
And a pear (no pic!)
Later that night, I went to Guadalajara Grill with some friends. I started off with a GIGANTIC sangria:
Then we all took kamikaze shots:
By that time, I’d already had a sizable amount of chips and salsa (which they make FRESH at your table!! I loooove it), and my dinner arrived:
Camarones diabla with no rice and no cheese
It was soooooo good! By the time we left, I had finished my entire sangria, most of my meal and had taken quite a few dips into the chip bowl. I almost never have chips and salsa –when I’m with my family, I just order my own salsa and eat it with a spoon since chips are a little too addicting for me—so last night turned into an unintentional treat/drink night. Very worth it though
After our glorious Mexican feast, some of us went to see Marley and Me. Total sobfest. And I’m not just saying that because I was inebriated when I saw it.. I would have been balling my eyes out regardless. Don’t get me wrong, it was a great movie, especially if you like to leave the theatre with eyeliner dripping down your face. It was heartbreaking. I think I need to go see Twilight again to get over it Edward Cullen can cheer me up!
*Note: To further live up my “treat night” I had some kettle corn, too >;)
I got home, crawled into bed, and crashed out!
This morning, I woke up feeling like death, but wasn’t too sick to eat one of these:
I hit up the gym and took it easy by doing 40 minutes on the elliptical, then a 1 hr 15 min Pilates class. Stretching felt AMAZING after yesterday’s run!
I came home and went back to bed, until I had to go pick up my bro from work.
I made my favorite fries when we got back:
I’d missed those little guys!
I took my bro to the credit union, where he got the keys to his new Eclipse (whoo hoo!!!), then we came home to chill for a while.
I just munched one of these brown rice treats:
(the Glenny’s brand is WAY better)
and a “baked apple” (sprayed with nonstick spray, topped with cinnamon and microwaved for 2 minutes)
I’m not sure what we’re doing to rest of the night, or what dinner plans are yet… I’m hoping for Pei Wizzle (=Pei Wei)
I hope you all have a great night and I’ll see you tomorrow!
Today’s tip: Make the MOST of your weight workouts!! If you can easily do 15 reps of an exercise, it’s time to increase the weight. You should be really pushing yourself to finish the last few reps of each set. Don’t hurt yourself, of course, or sacrifice good form, but if you don’t need to really push yourself to finish the last few reps of each set, the weight is too light. Need help starting out?? Check out my workout page Another tip: pause for a second at the top of each rep… For example, if you’re doing a bicep curl, bring the weights up and hold them in place for 1-2 seconds before lowering. This will make your weight workouts more challenging and a LOT more efficient. Remember that change creates change. If you’re doing the same old thing and not seeing results, that’s exactly why! You know I’m cheering you on