Thursday, June 21, 2012
I guess I can say I'm back on track. Kinda XD
I didn't eat anything yesterday after having that caramel icepresso and the hazelnut dessert from Second Cup. I drank a lot of water, felt a little hungry, but decided not to eat before going to bed (I usually eat a lot in the evenings for some reason, it's when I feel the most hungry).
Got up at 5:45 this morning feeling full of energy! It's weird, because even though I read for almost an hour before going to bed at 9:30 - relaxed and all - it took me a while to fall asleep because people were being noisy either in their apartments or outside (the windows have been wide open for a week because of the weather) and I didn't feel too tired because of the extra 45 minutes of sleep I got in the morning. I guess I fell asleep around 10, 10:15. But I was okay this morning. I did my whole cardio, but I DID change the speed from 8 mph to 7.5 mph after 3 minutes because I already felt nauseous and sore. I was able to do the whole thing at 7.5 without feeling on the merge of dying. Crazy how a .5 mph difference can really affect your workout! I think I'll up by .1 mph every time I go until I reach 8mph and feel COMFORTABLE yet WORKING at this speed.
I did my whole strenght training without looking at a clock or my iPod once, so I wouldn't stress myself. But today was program 2 (I have two programs that I alternate) and it always goes way better than program 1, it's less tiring and the exercises don't take as much time as the ones in program 1. AH WELL. I arrived home at 7:10, took a shower, ate breakfast, and had plenty of time to get prepared and talk with Fred.
I was in training all day at work, and I do mean ALL DAY. From 8:30 to noon, and from 1 to 4:30. UGH. I was really tired and not focused anymore at the end -_- ah well I gotta do it! There was a lot of traffic going back home and I saw somewhere that the highway I drive on to get home will be in construction until NOVEMBER. KILL ME. Instead of 3 ways there's only one available and it's messy at 5 with everyone coming out of work. Ah well I'm never in a hurry because I'm close home, I usually just have good music blasting and having some me time singing at the top of my lungs while people laugh at me. XD
After supper my sister asked me if I wanted to go swimming with her and her boyfriend, and I agreed and I swam for 30 minutes. I haven't done much of the evening after that, just relaxing, reading, doing some chores and packing my lunch...
Adjusting to a new schedule is hard. Yes, it is. Waking up early, exercising before work, and then I'm mostly bored in the evenings. I have a lot to do, actually - a huge pile of books and magazines to read, some texts to criticize and comment, plus there's this website I'm working on, my blog, I could go for a walk... but I mostly just sit around not knowing what to do. I'm guessing I'm still in adjustment phase and it'll come later.
Going to bed at 9:30 already feels "normal", even though most of the time I feel like it's not right since the sky is still clear outside and not dark yet! XD but the only time I had trouble falling asleep was yesterday, and I didn't roll around in bed for hours, just half an hour.
The main problem is still food. I asked Fred to go buy some stuff after his Maths class yesterday night, at the grocery store, so I'd have something to pack for lunch because all I had was some fruits and my main meal, no snacks. So he got us granola bars and veggies, but I'm tired of eating the same thing over and over again - carrots, celery, granola bars, fruits. Anyone's got suggestions for snacks and lunch sides? (Keep in mind I'm vegan!) I try to not buy transformed products, the only ones I'm allowing for myself are granola bars, soy milk and spreads like peanut butter. So what awesome veggie haven't I thought of for snacks, or maybe you have an idea of something I could add to feel fuller and to add a little twist to my days XD