Yesterday turned out to be a good day. I made it to bed without eating, AND I slept through the night. I couldn't believe it when I woke up and realized it was time to get up and I hadn't gotten up and eaten before. I was surprised and STOKED. Excellent way to start the morning!
I got up and had egg whites, whole wheat toast and a banana to get me going. After I ate, I read messages here on SP and futzed around for a few minutes before heading out to the gym. Then it was time to go and kick my own butt. And I did.
First I started with walking, as usual. I walked for 10 minutes. Then I got on the recumbent bike. I decided I was gonna try HIIT on the recumbent bike and see how it went. I did 20 seconds super fast, 40 seconds recovery. I did it for 10 minutes. And WOW was it a stellar workout! My heart rate stayed up and I felt like an exercise beast at the end. So two thumbs up to that! I had been wanting to try HIIT but I don't think I'm ready to try jogging or running yet, so the recumbent bike was the perfect way to do it.
Then it was time for strength training. I did 24 minutes today, hitting almost all the machines. The last machine I did was the leg press, and it took all I had in me to push it up that last time. So I guess I'm doing it right. I was absolutely exhausted when I was finished with my 54 minutes total of working out. But the sense of accomplishment, wow!
Then I came home and recovered for a while. Drank lots of water and rested for a few minutes. Then I woke dh up so we could go get a new microwave. Ours died last night and I cannot abide a house without a microwave. So we braved the snow and crappy weather and headed to Walmart to get one. Between that and a few other things we needed, we walked out $130 lighter, but it's all good because now I have a functional microwave!
The lack of microwave interfered with my lunch plans. As in... I can't cook without a microwave. I mean, I CAN, I know I could have cooked the instant rice and steamed the veggies on the stove... but meh. I've been doing really well with cooking at home for the most part, but I drew the line at doing it without a microwave. So we had Greek, but I had healthy Greek. A chicken feta sub, no sauce, and a cup of chicken soup. It was really good, really filling and not high in calories. So I figure that's a pretty big win.
Dinner was a veggie burger and pickles and a salad. It was not satisfying. I don't know what I'm in the mood for, but that wasn't it. I ate it, though, and I wasn't hungry anymore when I was finished, so I guess that's the important part. I haven't had my nighttime snack yet. I've been messing with my new iPod and lost track of time... otherwise known as being occupied long enough that food wasn't the only thing on my mind and I wasn't counting the seconds til snack time. But I'm about to have it now. I'm gonna have blackberries with cottage cheese and whole grain toast.
So... tomorrow is the day! My first swimming lesson! I'm really excited, but nervous. I don't know what to expect. I don't know how crowded the community center is on the weekends, I don't know what sorts of people will be in my class, and I don't know what my instructor will be like. A lot of unknowns for me, and I don't like unknowns. But I am excited. I have my gym bag all packed and waiting for me. All I gotta do is get up and eat, and then get dressed and head over there. Fingers crossed that it goes well!
And now I'm gonna catch up on some blogs. Hope everyone is enjoying their Friday evening!