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legcramps - Friday Dec 04, 2020

Weight: 0.0

DAILY RECAP:

December 3 - gym workout; burned 364 calories.


FOOD JOURNAL:

December 3 - toast with pb, coffee (200); chicken with potatoes and veggies (450); orange (80); chicken burger with fries (900); snack mix (250). 1,880 calories.


Feeling okay today, happy it's Friday. I have a slight headache but think it is just from stressing over my cousin coming with all that furniture. Tried to make some space for it, but I really don't know where it will all go. Also don't want to deal with it right now, but I suppose that's life isn't it?! I tried to say "maybe not a good idea for you to visit me during pandemic" but I am ****e at saying "no" to people, so here we are.

Making ribs with potatoes, quinoa and salad for supper tonight. I haven't had ribs in a long time so looking forward to it!

 

bearcountrygg on 12/04/2020:
I'm bad at saying no too........I get it!


Horn_of_plenty on 12/04/2020:
so sorry about all this furniture coming into your place with troubles on where to put it! lol, your cousin is probably SO HAPPY to get it out of their own house!!!! maybe if the furniture is in some better condition than yours, you can swap yours out or sell it on fb marketplace or something?

it can be difficult to say no, i totally understand.


grannyannie on 12/05/2020:
I'm bad at saying no but when it comes to this virus, I can say no. Not risking it.


Donkey on 12/05/2020:
I'm sittin' here trying to figure out what word you meant by ****e. LOL!

I think anything with moving is stressful, even if it's just moving in/out some furniture. You'll be so glad and relieved once it's over.

legcramps on 12/07/2020:
Haha! The british word for poop; I thought it would pass the inspection, but apparently not!


Maria7 on 12/05/2020:
Chicken with potatoes and veggies sounds good.


Horn_of_plenty on 12/05/2020:
me too, i wasn't sure about that word either, the one that donkey is questioning!

legcramps on 12/07/2020:
S&H*I(T!E

LOL



legcramps - Thursday Dec 03, 2020

Weight: 0.0

DAILY RECAP:

December 1 - Bike 60 minutes; burned 340 calories.

December 2 - REST; ortho appointment.


FOOD JOURNAL:

December 1 - toast with pb, coffee (200); cupcake, pepperoni sticks, crackers (950); chicken, rice, veggies (550); freezie (70). 1,770 calories.

December 2 - oatmeal, coffee (200); edo chicken teriyaki (550); hot dog (350); chicken fingers with fries (750); kit kat ice cream bar (200). 2,050 calories.


Still not on a great track with nutrition. Working on it. I don't even know why I had that ice cream, I didn't want it but ate it anyways.

Very busy week, starting with the late meeting on Monday, then Tuesday my water heater started leaking AND the pilot light went out so no hot showers for us. Wednesday I had my ortho appointment for my ankle - recommended sports therapy so will have to make an initial appointment for that and see when I can get started. We got back late last night after a very full day. Today the plumber is coming to replace my water heater, then this evening I work a shift at the gym. Tomorrow my cousin is arriving with some furniture for my house (some of my grandma's stuff is being gifted to me). They will leave on Saturday after breakfast, then I will go to BFs for the rest of the weekend to wrap gifts and get our Christmas cards done.

This month will fly by if it stays this busy...

Jacky82020 on 12/03/2020:
Oh, water heater problems are the worse! Had one die once and piss all over the floor in its final moments.

legcramps on 12/03/2020:
Wasn't a huge issue at all... basement is unfinished so a little water dried up fast and all is good!


grannyannie on 12/03/2020:
That's a pain that your water heater went.

Hope your ankle is 100% soon.

legcramps on 12/03/2020:
Thank you, problem is in the ligaments now so probably won't be seeing 100% anytime soon!


bearcountrygg on 12/03/2020:
We don't appreciate hot water until we don't have it anymore.....

legcramps on 12/03/2020:
For sure, wasn't a huge issue at all... we boiled our water for washing up and it was fine!


grannyannie on 12/03/2020:
When we lived in Uganda for 2 years we had no hot water at all, ever. Tepid water for dishes and cold water in the shower. Never took a long shower!

legcramps on 12/03/2020:
Yeah, I've had my share of cold(er) showers in my past, most often while travelling in other countries! We made do with some boiled water in a bowl.


Jacky82020 on 12/03/2020:
That’s great, Legs! We needed a big shop vac to get rid of all the water

legcramps on 12/03/2020:
I have a small one I did use, then the surface moisture dried up overnight (it's really dry up here in the north!)


Horn_of_plenty on 12/03/2020:
OMG...i hope the hot water is fixed ASAP as it's cold by you, way up north!

next, for me, healthy eating happens step by step. i hope you enjoyed the ice cream.

i have actually had some desserts in the past and even lately some pies for people's bdays where i've said to myself, "the last bite wasn't as good as the first!" or "i could have stopped at the first bite."...i'm still also not good at saying no or stopping before finishing a dessert once i start. hopefully it was a small container of ice cream! :)

legcramps on 12/04/2020:
I have a furnace to keep the house warm, but yes - hot water is also nice to have LOL.

It was one of those chocolate covered ice cream pops, so it wasn't a huge serving but I still ate it all and probably only actually enjoyed the first bite!



legcramps - Tuesday Dec 01, 2020

Weight: 0.0

DAILY RECAP:

November 30 - REST


FOOD JOURNAL:

November 30 - toast with pb, coffee (200); toast with pb, two cupcakes (700); two slices pizza (800); ice cream (250). UGH. 1,950 calories.


Absolutely nothing nutritious about yesterday's meals! LOL, I didn't even think about it much until I wrote it down this morning. Going to have to balance that out with today's meals! Thinking about slow cooker chicken, rice and veggies for supper. Yum.

I am a little stressed; tried to unwind on the weekend by putting up decorations, but I guess it only placated me. I have some family members going through some things, some related to covid, some related to other losses we've experienced in the last year. BF and I have been trying to work out what Christmas will look like and how we will be able to see his kids. Work environment is definitely more stressful right now and I have a lot on my plate. But really, REALLY trying to stay positive! I want to stop talking about all the negatives so much, because NEGATIVE breeds more NEGATIVE.

So I got some good sleep last night - I was able to take an extra hour to stay home because my meeting last night lasted over three hours - and spent a good chunk of my extra time at home this morning drinking coffee and hanging out with myself. I came to work ready for the day!

Jacky82020 on 12/01/2020:
Great nutritional meal! Love my crockpot. Those Christmas decorations will cheer you up some.


grannyannie on 12/01/2020:
I hope if anyone in your family has Covid they have mild cases! Xmas is difficult for everybody. My sister will be alone in her house doing zoom with her kids and grandkids.

This has been the year from hell for many of us.


grannyannie on 12/01/2020:
Stress eating is known to all of us!


bearcountrygg on 12/01/2020:
YAYYY...Hanging out with yourself!!!! I LOVE IT!!!


Horn_of_plenty on 12/01/2020:
So sorry you are feeling all of these stresses right now. You are not alone. the Covid cases are on the rise and just about everyone has had enough.

I'm glad you were able to relax a little this morning. maybe that is what you need, in smaller doses, right now :)

keep up the positive mentality, take rests as you can.


Donkey on 12/02/2020:
(((hugs)))

A 3 hour meeting??? UGH! At least it allowed you to take a little extra time for yourself the following day.

You've got the right approach to handling the stress. Even if you're not feeling it, things like decorating and taking time with/for yourself do help. That is, you still reap benefits from these activities, even if it's hard to feel the joy.

Perhaps try to do a little extra something nice for yourself each day? Foot massage, nice hand cream, paint nails, homemade face mask are examples.

Most important, sleep. I feel that sleep is so important when stressed.

(((hugs)))



legcramps - Monday Nov 30, 2020

Weight: 0.0

DAILY RECAP:

November 24 - bike ride 60 minutes; burned 467 calories.

November 25 - REST

November 26 - REST

November 27 - bike ride 60 minutes; burned 523 calories / short upper body workout; burned 135 calories.

November 28 - REST

November 29 - gym workout; burned 362 calories.


FOOD JOURNAL:

November 24 - oatmeal, coffee (200); rice bowl (550); snack mix, coke zero (250); beef taco leftovers (750); freezie (70). 1,820 calories.

November 25 - oatmeal, coffee (200); salmon, rice and veggies (550); snack mix (250); A&W (950); ice cream (250). 2,200 calories.

November 26 - toast with pb, two eggs, coffee (400); rice with veggies and mozzarella (500); snack mix, coke zero (250); wok box orange chicken (950). 2,100 calories. 

November 27 - toast with pb, coffee (200); salmon, rice and veggies (550); snack mix, coke zero (500); pork, rice and veggies (550). 1,800 calories.

November 28 - toast, hashbrowns, bacon, two eggs (750); snack mix, coke zero (500); chicken, rice and veggies (550). 1,800 calories.

November 29 - toast, bacon, two eggs, peanut butter (650); snack mix, coke zero (500); vanilla cupcake (300); subway turkey (750); freezie (70). 2,270 calories.


My eating has gotten away on me recently; too much snacking. Trying to reel that in now that i'm back at home from spending the weekend with BF. I also spent more time off my feet than usual over the last week, trying to give my ankle some recovery time.

It wasn't hard, though. Wednesday I had an evening meeting and then met up with BF. Thursday I worked at the gym in the evening and then met up with BF afterwards so I didn't stay to workout. And on Saturday we spent the whole day putting up Christmas lights and decorations and had a social distance visit with BF's sister for a couple of hours. So I was distracted enough to not think about working out, otherwise i'm sure it wouldn't have turned out that way.

I didn't get a lot of sleep last night, so I am feeling really exhausted this morning and it has not put me in a good mood at all. I also have a meeting this evening that I am not looking forward to; I know they will be leaning hard on me as they always do, and I am just not in the mood for it! December is always a really busy month for me at work, and it always seems to also be the time where other people need more help than usual. It's very frustrating, as I feel like they expect me to be able to do everything for them along with everything I normally do, along with all the new processes that are implemented in December for varying reasons. Along with the pandemic, this is really feeling quite impossible.

Jacky82020 on 11/30/2020:
You’re doing a great job with all the exercise! Wish I had a reliable way of measuring burned calories, but nothing seems to work for me except the treadmill counter. I’d weigh 75 pounds if there were any truth to the Fitbit counter. It’s only good on steps in my case. Terrible on heart rate. The sleep data became useless after a while, if it was ever of value. Feel I have no control over it. So meaningless. But that’s me. Know others like all the metrics.


bearcountrygg on 11/30/2020:
Tis the season for eating....it will pass though...we all go through it. Hope the meeting goes better than you expect.


Horn_of_plenty on 11/30/2020:
Despite the fact you say it's been difficult, overall your eating and activities are quite nice! i love the decorating you did with your BF, too!

Also, proud of you for doing a little less phys activity so that you can heal. you are still up and doing things..like the decorating...so that is nice.

good luck at your meeting today...what my good friend and I always say is, events like a meeting or other stressful things do not last forever, it will pass! then you can take a nice, restful, fresh breath of air!


Donkey on 11/30/2020:
Sounds like you're rather stressed. And not getting enough sleep sure doesn't help. Hopefully, though, you'll sleep well tonight.

I definitely understand about being very busy at work, being pulled in all directions. I wish I was the type that could just stay as cool as a cucumber and go with it.



legcramps - Tuesday Nov 24, 2020

Weight: 0.0

DAILY RECAP:

November 20 - gym workout; burned 495 calories.

November 21 - REST.

November 22 - gym workout; burned 546 calories.

November 23 - indoor bike ride; burned 481 calories.


FOOD JOURNAL:

November 20 - oatmeal, coffee (200); rice bowl (400); protein bar (250); wok box chicken teriyaki (750); freezie (70). 1,670 calories.

November 21 - protein waffle, coffee, two eggs (400); snack mix (250); coke zero, cheesies (250); beef tacos (850); ice cream (250). 2,000 calories.

November 22 - toast, coffee, two eggs (400); snack mix (250); coke zero, cheesies (250); salmon, rice, veggies (650); snack mix (250). 1,800 calories.

November 23 - oatmeal, coffee (200); leftover wok box (550); snack mix (250); leftover wok box (550); freezie (70); snack mix, coke zero (250). 1,870 calories.


I don't remember when I weighed myself last; I think it was a few weeks ago. Anyways I lost another three pounds, so it seems to be levelling off now which is okay with me. A few more pounds would be great, but I won't bet the farm on it.

So the last few weeks have been rough on my foot. I've basically returned to my regularly scheduled fitness level, albeit excepting a few things that I still cannot/should not do. It may have been too much too soon, as i've been experiencing a bit of pain throughout the areas of my previously broken ankle.

My conondrum now may seem quite silly to you: Every part of my brain says "scale back on the exercise" and yet I can't do it.

I can't, for so many reasons; because it's the only thing right now that I have that is a distraction from having to live in a world where so much chaos and aggression exists. I can't because when I don't, I look for other ways to fill my time and walking back and forth to the fridge is one of them. Alcohol is another. I can't because I feel so much anxiety and worry and self-doubt - and the part of the day when I exercise is the ONE part of my day where I don't have to feel any particular way about myself, where complete exhaustion is preferable over EVERYTHING else that could or has happened that day.

So there you have it. I should. But I can't.

To counter-balance the above rant, let me praise my light therapy box once more. I need to get more sleep than I am, but even through all the sleepless parts of my nights, through all the anxieties of the day, I am still getting up in the morning feeling like I can get through it. I am still waking up READY. Since I have been using the light box, i've had a grand total of 2 headaches, that's it! This morning because I went to sleep very late I thought I would snooze once, but within minutes I was awake and ready to get out of bed after the first alarm. It is still BLOWING MY MIND LOL.

Jacky82020 on 11/24/2020:
Oh, I know exactly how you feel about not letting up on exercising. I am in the same position with my knee. Can’t get in to see the doc until 12/7 and I remain 99% confident he will say nothing to be done other than rest it. Been jumping on the exercise bike the minute I get up (ok, bit of an exaggeration. I pee, weigh myself & grab coffee) for many years and it seems really weird laying back down in bed with my little dog boys. Not going near the treadmill etc.


grannyannie on 11/24/2020:
I know how you feel too. I feel so much better when I consistently work out. I had the shoulder problem for a long time and couldn't do upper body stuff for ages. Hated it!

But you don't want permanent damage either.

The light box sounds great!


Horn_of_plenty on 11/25/2020:
It is SO HARD to do the right thing when exercise is what makes you, YOU!

i will give the one tip i think could help: to take part in an app for meditation. also, i was using an app that actually tells bedtime (or anytime) stories. you learn a little from them. some were silly but most i'd learn a word or two...or i'd learn more about a subject.

i'd try to take time listening to stories.

also, can you do the "arm cardio" - that machine i told you about.


Donkey on 11/25/2020:
I completely understand the exercise struggle. I have no words of advice or wisdom. But I do know that you DON'T want to re-injure yourself, so I guess make that the most important thought in the forefront. (?)


Maria7 on 11/26/2020:
Happy Thanksgiving and congrats on your new lower number! Have a good day.


Maria7 on 11/27/2020:
Hope you are having a good day.



legcramps - Friday Nov 20, 2020

Weight: 0.0

DAILY RECAP:

November 19 - gym workout; burned 298 calories...ACTIVE RECOVERY


FOOD JOURNAL:

November 19 - coffee, oatmeal (200); meatballs with rice (550); protein bar (250); chicken burger with fries (900); freezie (70). 1,970 calories.


Well, my first coaching session participant cancelled on me when I was already at the gym getting ready for him, so that freed up an hour of my time... I was just going to check the computer or clean the equipment, but then decided to do an active recovery workout (essentially, I walked around the gym doing random exercises that didn't really affect my heartrate much LOL). I did try to choose exercises that superset each other, and ended up doing six different upper body movements plus some stair climbing. It was a fine recovery workout.

Second session was lots of fun to coach and everyone seemed to be in a great mood - w hich was the complete opposite at my day job so it was nice to end the night with some laughter.

Drove back home in a snowstorm, but everyone slowed down a bit and it was fine - even though it took a few extra minutes to get home, I arrived safe and sound.

And now it's Friday! I've been waiting for this day all week and i'm looking forward to enjoying a weekend at home.

grannyannie on 11/20/2020:
I'm horrible at driving in snow. Thankfull rarely get it here. But you'd think I'd be great at it since I learned to drive in Michigan!


Horn_of_plenty on 11/20/2020:
great hour active recovery during your freed-up gym time!!

yeah, i also get nervous driving in the snow....does everyone have snow tires by you?


Donkey on 11/21/2020:
I'm not very good at driving in the snow. It doesn't help that I drive a hybrid Prius, which is absolutely NO GOOD when there is the slightest amount of moisture on the ground. So I save a lot of money on fuel, but take my life into my own hands if it rains or snows. Seems fair.



legcramps - Thursday Nov 19, 2020

Weight: 0.0

DAILY RECAP:

November 17 - indoor bike ride 45 minutes; burned 382 calories. 

November 18 - gym workout; burned 435 calories.


FOOD JOURNAL:

November 17 - oatmeal, coffee (200); leftover rice bowl (250) and leftover slice of pizza (250); snack mix (250); meatballs and rice (550) toast with becel (280); freezie (70). 1,850 calories.

November 18 - oatmeal, coffee (200); meatballs and rice (350) toast with becel (140); protein bar (250); salted almonds (350); meatballs and rice (550); freezie (140). 1,980 calories.


Working a shift at the gym tonight. I have people in both sessions I coach, so it will be busy for the full three hours therefore I will likely take a rest day from exercise today. 

Spent a few minutes after waking up listening to the birds however I might need to lower the volume because the first chirps are almost shocking to the system LOL. I can literally FEEL my mood brightening as I sit underneath my light box while I eat my breakfast. So far, this has been an amazing process of discovery! I only hope it provides the same results three weeks in.

I haven't weighed myself since I posted that I lost four pounds, I think it's been a few weeks so hopefully I will remember to do this when i'm at the gym. I don't have a scale at home. It doesn't really matter as normally I "measure" based on how I feel, but I might weigh-in just for the heck of it. I have been flip-flopping between feeling good about my body and feeling not-so-good about it. On the not-so-good days, I try to shrug it off and move on. I know the feeling is fleeting and will pass. Forward movement is all I can ask of myself.

I am still working through my nutrition course and the textbook is getting quite scientific now. It's taking me much longer to get through the chapters, but I don't have a deadline so i'm just getting at it when I can, and if I have to re-read things, I do. I have an enormous notebook that is half full of notes already too; it's been helpful for me for retention purposes. As I go through it, I am trying to adopt some of the theories into my daily life. Creating AWARENESS in my food choices. Being consistent in my daily routines - eating breakfast, getting in a workout of some type or active recovery, developing a habit of conscious food choice, etc. It is hard to create habits and easy to break them!

Jacky82020 on 11/19/2020:
I can’t get past my habit of daily weigh ins. First thing I do every AM is cross the hall to take a pee and the scale is right there. So is my iPad and the scale’s a Fitbit that connects to the iPad app.


grannyannie on 11/19/2020:
I've broken the habit of daily weigh ins. I do it about twice a month now.


grannyannie on 11/19/2020:
Sounds like the nutrition course is a great idea!


Horn_of_plenty on 11/19/2020:
my birds were also TOO LOUD! i know EXACTLY what you mean! hahaha but the light is so nice, so much better than having to get up in a pitch-black room!

speaking of breakfast and routines, i'd be DOOMED without eating breakfast!

share with us anything interesting you learn from the nutrition book.

legcramps on 11/20/2020:
LOL don't get me wrong I love the birds but yeah - I guess it IS an alarm though!

I will definitely share more from the nutrition course - I just need to understand it myself first hahaha.


Donkey on 11/20/2020:
Your food journal seems so effortless. When I was writing stuff down, it seemed complicated and overwhelming. But it was the same format pretty much that you have.

legcramps on 11/20/2020:
I've stopped writing in a paper journal, so this is the only place I am recording it. It's an estimate now, I only check certain foods for calories that I don't regularly eat and wouldn't know the calorie count for. So you're right - it IS effortless. And does keep me relatively accountable when I know I am recording it for other people to see.



legcramps - Tuesday Nov 17, 2020

Weight: 0.0

DAILY RECAP:

November 16 - Gym workout; burned 370 calories.


FOOD JOURNAL:

November 16 - coffee, oatmeal (200); leftover pizza (650); 1/2 rice bowl (200); salted almonds (250); 1/2 turkey sandwich (300); snack mix (250); freezie (70). 1,720 calories.


So I was finally able to use my dawn simulator this morning. Granted, I also set the alarm on my phone just in case I did something wrong again. So I had both going off this morning.

When my phone alarm went off, I rolled over to 'snooze' it as i've been in the habit of doing since starting to wake up in the dark, but as soon as I opened my eyes I was like, 'oh' because the dawn simulator had already brightened up the room. And then almost as soon as I turned off the alarm on my phone, the birds started chirping through the simulator which was so nice to hear.

I got a second light as part of my purchase (it was a kit that I ordered), so after I got out of bed (pretty much five minutes after listening to the birds chirping), I made my breakfast and sat underneath the second light for about 20 more minutes.

Today, my headache didn't start raging again until almost 3:00 p.m.

Today, my spirits have been better than at any time in the last month.

Definitely going to give it a good few weeks before I officially decide if it's helping, but you can probably imagine the stark relief I felt being headache-free for the majority of the day.

I even had a good day at work!

thinkpositive on 11/17/2020:
Hope that you continue to improve. Sounds like the light purchase was a smart one!


Horn_of_plenty on 11/18/2020:
It's soooo great to hear you are feeling better than you have in awhile. I used to use my daylight simulator alarm clock also and, yes, it was nice to not wake up in a pitch black room...it did help me a bit. i would also sometimes use two alarms while working since i sometimes had problems with the simulator clock!


Jacky82020 on 11/18/2020:
Dawn simulator sounds like it’s doing its job!


Donkey on 11/19/2020:
Oh wow! That's really cool how that light works!



legcramps - Monday Nov 16, 2020

Weight: 0.0

DAILY RECAP:

November 13 - Gym workout; burned 321 calories.

November 14 - Gym workout; burned 335 calories.

November 15 - REST.


FOOD JOURNAL:

November 13 - coffee, oatmeal (200); wok box leftovers (650); banana (100); salted almonds (250); rice, ginger beef and chicken (650); freezie (70). 1,920 calories.

November 14 - coffee, toast with peanut butter, two eggs (550); chocolate chip cookies (250); pizza (750); rice, chicken (250); potato chips (250). 2,050 calories.

November 15 - coffee, chocolate chip cookies (250); burger with fries (950); wok box leftovers (750); freezie (70). 2,020 calories.


I got my dawn simulator on Friday, but I haven't been able to try it yet. Last night I thought I had it set up, but I forgot to turn on the "alarm" so it didn't work this morning. Will try again tonight!

It looks like we are in a covid surge at the moment, so it has been a little more stressful around here lately. We have been mandated to mask in all public spaces - which is what a lot of people were already doing anyways - and there are further restrictions with gatherings, etc. for the next month or so. I am still struggling with a headache, going on six days now. I just took a sudafed to see if that helps. I haven't been drinking enough water lately at all, so it might be stemming from that. Who knows!

Planning on another gym workout tonight and I have to pick up a couple of things after work today as well. Busy day, but hopefully will be able to relax this evening at home.

Jacky82020 on 11/16/2020:
Masks were mandated here 8 months ago. Getting old, but it will be a good year or so before the vaccines are widely distributed and it remains to be seen how many takers. I can see many blowing it off and killing the rest of us.

legcramps on 11/16/2020:
Yes, I agree. I'm so tired of the nay-sayers. I just don't want anymore people to die.


grannyannie on 11/16/2020:
We've been wearing masks here in Scotland for many months - can't recall when they were mandated.

My family is in Michigan and I know it's a hot spot now. My oldest granddaughter is in high school and she's back to home studies. The youngest is in school 2 days a week.

How do you like the dawn simulator?

legcramps on 11/16/2020:
I will be able to tell more in a few days once I figure out how to use it ;)


Donkey on 11/17/2020:
Ooo, do let us know about the dawn simulator!!!


Horn_of_plenty on 11/17/2020:
oh, i have a dawn simulator that also can include bird sounds...i should start to use it....i should start getting out of bed by 8am....uh huh. maybe i set it tonight.



legcramps - Friday Nov 13, 2020

Weight: 0.0

DAILY RECAP:

November 12 - Gym Workout; burned 333 calories.


 FOOD JOURNAL:

November 12 - oatmeal, coffee (200); banana (100); beef taco mix with rice (450); salted almonds (250); wok box chicken teriyaki (600); freezie (70). 1,670 calories.


Feeling pretty tired this week, but i've been pushing my workouts quite a bit so that might be why. I've also had a headache for the last couple of days that doesn't seem to go away with sleep, which is frustrating. I really need that dawn simulator. Maybe i'll check the mail today to see if it has arrived.

I had a lower calorie count for yesterday simply because I was too tired to continue eating. Working a full day and then being at the gym, I didn't get home until almost 9:00 p.m. last night and still needed to eat supper LOL. I'm glad I only committed to training people one night a week - how on earth did I ever do three nights a week before covid! I wish I had that energy again. Anyways, I guess I have delicious leftovers for today!

I did get a random workout in though; I warmed up on the stair climber, then did sets of squats with resistance, then bar hangs, and finished off with a quick kettlebell workout. My abdominal muscles are REALLY sore from the Remembrance Day workout on Wednesday, so the kettlebell workout pushed my limits a little bit LOL. Sometimes it's good for me to workout by myself - then no one hears how much I complain about the exercises that I CHOOSE FOR MYSELF! Haha.

I slightly regret that Remembrance Day workout, but am proud of myself for finishing it.

Probably heading to BFs after work today. Have a great weekend!

Jacky82020 on 11/13/2020:
You’re a personal trainer? Cool. Love the meme. lol


grannyannie on 11/13/2020:
Good menu and workout.

So far no bad luck today!


Maria7 on 11/13/2020:
Try to get some extra rest. Smiles.


horn_of_plenty on 11/13/2020:
Lol you are funny about working out by yourself so nobody hears your complaints !

When I was lifting the big milks on Wednesday, at times I was breathing out a little strong / sighing after giving it to people haha ....I would say to them, sorry!, it’s a lot of exercise ! Hahaha I didn’t mean to sigh and do that, but I caught myself doing it.


Donkey on 11/14/2020:
Funny, I've had similar symptoms this past week. Not COVID but not feeling 100%. I hope you get some good rest this weekend!



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