Friday, November 07, 2014
An unplanned rest day meant that I had to do 2 workouts on Friday. Well, I didn't HAVE to but I like to do 3 weights workouts and 2 cardio a week.
I headed to the gym after work and hit the weights. Squats, deadlifts, overhead press, and pull ups. Then straight to the group fitness room for GRIT class. The instructor decided to try to kill us. Seriously. I actually can't remember what most of the class entailed but I can tell you about the last 5 minutes; 5 burpees, 5 sprints, for a minute. Then after a quick rest it was 4 burpees, 4 sprints. You can probably see where this is going. I. Nearly. Died. And all the cardio queens made it looks SO easy. I was really struggling. The woman next to me wasn't having an easy time either and we ended up having an unspoken friendship for those 5 minutes. We kept up with each other and stuck together. We never said a word to each other, but we both knew that the other person was there. Afterwards we high 5ed. It was nice having someone to stick with for those awful 5 minutes!
I left absolutely exhausted and drenched in sweat! There is nothing like a hard workout. I even managed to cook a healthy dinner afterwards. We had a chicken stirfry with a TONNE of kale that I had managed to forget about. It needed to be eaten last night so it all went in!
Today I am well rested. I had over 10 hours of sleep last night. I was so tired that I was in bed by 8. I'm using my energy for good! I made a big batch of zucchini fritters and have frozen them. I've got a casserole in the slow cooker ready to be frozen. Dinner tonight is a spag bol that will have lots of leftovers so they will be (have you already guessed?) frozen. I want to have a heap of healthy meals in the freezer for nights when I don't want to cook, or when I don't have enough leftovers for lunch. I am making hay while the sun is shining, people!