I forced myself to the gym and took an extra long time changing into my workout clothing. I told myself that I had a nice comfy bed waiting for me at home when I was finished.
I did a 5 minute warm up on the treadmill and knew that the next 20 minutes were going to be pure hell. I did 10 sprints, but my body wasn't happy about. I even had to recover at an 8:45 pace for the last few.
Then I did not listen to my body and did intervals on the stairs. I wanted to try to go for 11 minutes this week. Didn't happen. Got to 9.5 minutes and stopped.
I moved into the weight room to finish off Wednesday HIIT day with tabatas and made the mistake of sitting down.
I suffered through 3 rounds of tabatas, did some plank work and then found the most magical toy that exists.
I get the biggest knots in my right shoulder. It has to do with horrible posture and probably really bad running form. But this little guy actually worked it to a point where I could no longer really feel it. Boyfriend works on it every night he's home and still hasn't gotten it to the point this lovely little ball did.
That's the face of pure bliss!
A couple of days ago I read about jicama chips. I had never thought to bake jicama, so I thought this was totally genius. I am obsessed with crunchy food. I eat carrots whole, sugar snap peas disappear in my presence, and my grapes have to be crunchy. These sounded right up my alley and I finally found jicama at the store. So I made them the moment I got home.
I am pretty sure I ate half of the entire jicama and am slowly fading into a jicama coma. If you can overdose on this stuff, I am pretty sure I did. And I don't regret a bite. I also had real food. I got creative and topped a leftover burger from last night with an egg. And sopped up the yolk with more jicama.
Don't be tricked by the "mild" on that salsa. It was the only salsa in the fridge, but I made sure my jicama was extra spicy to make up for it.
Tomorrow we get to learn about Adaptive PE, so we get to move class outside and play games. I am very excited about this.
What do you do to talk yourself into working out when you really don't want to?
Do you like spicy food?