Don’t you just love staying up late because you’re reading such a good book? That’s what I did Friday night after Michael went to sleep and then Saturday morning I slept in late. I felt like I could have slept for another few hours too, but I had too much stuff to do Saturday so I got up. The sunshine from Friday was gone and in it’s place was pouring rain. Not really how I wanted to spend my Saturday! I went to the gym and lost myself on the treadmill. I ran a decent 4 miles with some intervals and felt really good about m y run.
I went back to my old weight routine with the plated machines–a bit weary of kicking my butt with the free weights like last weekend! I was sore and limping for days. But because I liked doing the free weights so much I gave in and tried the last weekend’s routine again–with LESS weight! I grabbed the 8 pound free weights and did some squats and Sumo Squats with Lateral Raise and Single Leg Arm Curls.
I finished up with a bunch of ab work–something I’ve been neglecting too much lately. It’s funny because all week I’ve been bumming out about my stomach. I felt like I’d gained 50 pounds in just my stomach area. I felt frustrated, I was stressed I couldn’t weigh myself. It all just converged into a big bummer this week. It’s amazing what HAVOC hormones can cause! I was feeling a little better on Saturday working out and doing the ab work helped my brain too.
Calories Burned: 781
For lunch Michael and I made turkey burgers. It hit the spot after such an intense workout! I had a serving of Trader Joe’s White Cheddar Popcorn as my side. The burger was excellent.
Despite the good lunch, I felt like I was dragging ass all afternoon. I had a ton of stuff to do before some friends came over for an early dinner and drinks. I went to Trader Joe’s and the grocery store and then Michael and I started making the pizzas for dinner. All I wanted to do was take a nap! What is going on with me? I’m never this run down. The pizzas turned out EXCELLENT!
The secret is definitely minced garlic in the olive oil and grated Parmesan cheese on the crust. We did half pepperoni and black olives and half artichoke hearts with feta cheese. I used fresh basil from our garden too!
The next pizza was basil and sliced tomatoes and then sausage and peppers. The pizzas were a hit and they were delicious. I was glad the pizzas turned out so well for our friends. They headed off after dinner and Michael and I just chilled for the rest of the night. Being lazy and watching TV was a nice way to end the evening.
QUESTION: How do you like to spend your downtime?