It had been 7 days since I ran or did weights at the gym. Wednesday since I had the day off I made my way to the gym and was pleasantly surprised to find it pretty barren. I wasn’t sure how my body would hold up to trying to run because of the flare-up of leg/knee pain last week. In fact, I wasn’t sure if I’d be physically able to snowshoe over the weekend because I was in so much pain. Luckily my weekend trip wasn’t ruined and Michael and I had two good days of snowshoeing.
Tuesday morning I had a great swim and yesterday I tested my body out on the treadmill. I had a few aches and pains in my ankle but for the most part I was able to run 3 miles without any other discomfort. That was a good sign for me.
After my run I hit the weights. Since I’d taken a week off from them my upper body was not up to par. The weight machines I normally use were a bit of struggle. I pushed myself though and got back into my routine.
Snowshoeing is a fantastic workout but since we didn’t use poles while we hiked we missed out on the upper body workout. If you want to see a killer snowshoeing workout, check out this girl’s website: Trail Snail.
I completed my weight lifting (about 40 minutes worth) and noticed that I even struggled with the ab exercises. That’ll show me to take a week off! Ouch!
Calories Burned: 652
It felt great to not be rushed during my workout. What would be your perfect schedule? I wish my work schedule was 10-4pm Monday-Friday. Of course that would be considered full time wages. 🙂 Then I could sleep in, work out when the gym isn’t crowded and mosey on into work at 10am.
My lunch was KILLER! I took the leftover pulled pork from my dinner at Iorio and made it into an amazing pulled pork sandwich.
The sandwich was outstanding! The flavor was great, it was so yummy I wanted to eat 10 more sandwiches. It’s not often that a leftover from a restaurant is good the next day but re-imagining it into a sandwich was a good move.
This lunch has inspired me to make my OWN pulled pork! Last night we had 90 minute massages. It was so wonderful. I had not realized how sore I was until my therapist started working out the various lumps in my body.
I had huge knots in my calves, my glutes and hips and tons in my back! Ouch! As he worked the knots out I jumped probably several inches off the massage table! Ooof….Something cute: Fat Kitty decided to jump onto the massage table. He curled up next to me on the table purring. It was pretty cute. Then when I had my face in the massage donut thing, Fat Kitty would stand on his hind-legs and poke his head through the hole at me.
It seemed like a lot of people felt like I did–like Jodi was just a whiner that didn’t want to do the work to lose weight. It will be interesting to see if they follow-up with her later in the show.
Another thing I liked about the show was how the people go home after 30 days to continue their weight loss journey. One of my biggest complaints about Biggest Loser is that it’s unrealistic for 99% of the population. If you’re like me you have a full time job, friends, hobbies, loved ones, pets and I can’t leave my job and all of those things for months to live on the Biggest Loser compound to workout 6 hours a day with a trainer! Nope, I have to FIND TIME in my schedule to work out. I have to figure out how to eat healthy on my own.
A comment Jodi made that I wanted to respond to was her opinion that she didn’t want a skinny, Barbie Doll personal trainer who had never been fat. I totally felt that way too! When I was 250 pounds I didn’t want some skinny Barbie Doll telling me how to lose weight and have willpower! I probably would have punched her out if she had! It’s insulting.
In fact, I would much rather have a chubby personal trainer who is also struggling because then they know how hard it is. Losing weight IS a struggle–and keeping it off is even harder work!
QUESTION: What is a recipe that you “re-imagined” and made better?