Getting to goal, one choice at a time …
Sorry I didn’t write a post last night. I just wasn’t feeling up to it.
I wanted to sneak in a workout after work since I didn’t do one beforehand, so I threw on a sports bra and shorts, pulled out my phone and fired up the RipDeck app for another shot. This was at nearly midnight, mind you, after an after-work snack.
The good news is I made it through all the cards … and worked up a sweat. I had no idea I could get such a good sheen of perspiration going by doing a few situps, squats, pushups and jumping jacks.
A few? The app tells me I did 54 of each. It took 17:25, starting at 11:51 p.m. I snapped that photo as proof, then sat down for my nightly blogging session … but the minute I stopped moving, every last bit of energy fled. Even reaching over to grab my computer and sit it on my lap was too much work. I just wanted to lie in bed and sleep.
That leads me to the first thing I know for sure: Doing all 36 cards of a RipDeck workout is too much for me at the moment. I think I’ll try to keep it to 20 or so for the time being.
The second thing I know for sure: The treadmill does make a wee bit of difference in C25K success.
By the time I woke up at 10 this morning, I felt much better. Sufficiently recovered from last night’s overexertion, I got dressed to run — on the fancy treadmill at my place.
Now I’m not saying it was easy by any means. It still felt like those 5-minute stretches took twice that long to complete. But I did it, and it seemed just a tiny bit easier today. (As in, I didn’t want to curl up in a ball and die when I was done.)
Seeing that readout makes me proud, for sure.
One more Week 4 workout, then it’s on to the dreaded Week 5. I’m pretty sure that’s where the first 20-minute-straight run comes in, right?
After my walk/run, I whipped up a bowl of low-carb mac & cheese for lunch. The Boyfriend has been talking about his Kraft mac & cheese all weekend, so I had to make some for myself that I could eat: Shiritaki noodles with a creamy, decadent, homemade cheese sauce. I threw in some spinach to boost its nutrition profile and some pepperoni to beef up the protein count.
Thanks, HungryGirl, for introducing me to tofu shiritaki noodles. Another thing I know for sure: They make a fine substitute in things like mac & cheese.
On the side, I had a homemade Thai iced tea. Love those things. I’m seriously considering making a pitcher to keep in the fridge so I can pour it whenever I want it. Right now, I have to actually remember to make a serving tea the night before so it has time to cool.
I should also modify that Thai tea recipe to include a packet of Splenda. I add it more often than not.
Hmm. Guess that’s actually three things I know for sure. Oh well — I’m a journalist, not a mathematician. We aren’t known for our numerical prowess.
What one thing do you know for sure?
Share it with me in the comments. One lucky commenter will win a box of Thai Iced Tea bags from my stash. I’ll accept comments on the post through Friday and announce the giveaway winner Saturday morning, so I can get to the Post Office before I run out of money.