Thursday, February 18, 2010
Isn't it amazing that being one of the smartest animals on earth again and again we continue to make the same mistake and not truly learn from this mistake? Yesterday I was feeling pumped the entire day, more than normal but was probably do to the energizing veggies that entered my mouth. Gotta love nutrient packed foods that not only taste wonderful but are also low in calories! Anyways, so I was feeling a little down because again I was falling behind on my calorie intake for the day. Some of you may be screaming at me, and wishing to switch the page, however it is true, my body just doesn't seem to get hungry as often as before I started to eat healthier. But yeah, so I was trying to get in some more calories and decided that I was going to eat some Ika (a dried squid variety from Japan) and an apple to add some more calories and nutrition. At this time, I did look at the clock and felt that I didn't really care what time it was and ate these two things without feeling guilty.
Bundled up good and walked to the gym - only about 5-7 minutes. Can't believe it is really that cold outside! My eyes instantly water each time I walk to the gym, amazingly no one has ever stopped me even after seeing me "crying" while walking down the street. So I got to the gym and a treadmill was thankfully open. It was then that I started to feel a little under the weather - tiny moments of nausea occurred. Knowing that i just walked through what I like to call the "arctic breeze", I was determined to get my buns on that treadmill and run. About .10 into the run and I started to feel the tiny cramps and cold sweats. Even though I wasn't planning on running my 10K distance today, I was planning on running at least 5K. But, at last, I knew that wasn't going to happen at this point in time. I ran one mile and I was totally knackered!
Tried the bike - thought it would be a nice change of pace to sit and exercise. Nope, didn't work- ten minutes into the bike routine set at level 5 of 12 I couldn't make it anymore. So, I went to the weight lifting to take it a little easier on myself. That part was fine and got through about 10-20 minutes of it. Then my husband finally made it to the gym and I decided that I would try the treadmill again. Nope, really not going to happen again - not unless the lady nearby biking didn't mind seeing the rainbow of veggies and fruits that I ate the entire day. So, walked .5 of a mile at 5-7% incline and convinced the hubster to end it there.
Lesson learned - do not eat an apple or any food within one-two hours before going to the gym for an intensive exercise. I'm feeling good now but oh I hope I learned from my mistake this time.
Please remember it is the season of Lent.