Today I feel much, much better than I did yesterday and exponentially better than the day before! I think a night of Benadryl-induced sleep was just what I needed.
After a full, long day at work yesterday (I arrived home at 6:00; don’t feel too bad for me ;-)) Andrew and I made a curry dish using a bottle of Thai Kitchen’s Green Curry 10-Minute Simmer Sauce. It is not an especially pretty dish, but it was quick, easy, and very tasty:
First we browned some ground chicken in coconut oil, then added the simmer sauce, sliced green peppers, baby corn, water chestnuts, bamboo shoots, and bean sprouts. After it simmered for the full ten minutes, we tasted it and decided it needed ginger and some chili garlic sauce to give it more heat. We then served it over our leftover brown rice. Delicious, and easy (Are you noticing a trend? “Easy” has been our meal theme lately; I’m hoping to break out of that soon. :))
After dinner we made our way to yoga at our gym. Oh man, I had a bad case of the giggles throughout the whole class! “Bring your right foot beside your left hip, cross your left leg over your right leg, make sure your sitting bones are completely on the floor, and lean forward and touch your forehead to your thigh.” Whaat?? “Now take your toes in your hands, and straighten your legs.” Yeah… that’s not happening. But I will definitely laugh at Andrew (and myself) as we try. 😉
Now that I am feeling better, I am itching to do some more intense workouts–they have been missing from my routine the last few weeks. First, I was taking it easy in the week leading up to the 10k, then I was recovering from the 10k, then I had a busy week and minimized my workouts, and then I had another busy week… Four weeks later, I’ve stayed fit with a lot of walking and yoga, but haven’t had a really good, sweaty workout and am feeling a bit “bleh” physically.
So, I am setting a new workout plan for the coming weeks (well, I’m really just rewriting what has worked for me in the past as a means of recommitting to it. :)) As always, it will allow plenty of flexibility:
Monday: Running- 30-45 minutes
Tuesday: Weight Circuits- 30 minutes (Jillian Michaels DVD), Walking/Elliptical
Wednesday: AM–Running-speed work (intervals, tempo, etc.) PM–Yoga
Thursday: Weights- 30 minutes
Friday: Long Run- 60+ minutes
Sunday: Anything/Just Move- 30 minutes
It definitely helps me to have a plan in place. I am looking forward to sweating again 🙂
I apologize for the very scattered post; it’s just that kind of week!
What does your weekly exercise routine look like? Do you ever get the giggles during yoga?
I am so not flexible, I’d be laughing my ass off – my only exercise would be my stomach muscles from laughing!
I am doing a strength app today at lunch – I like it because I never know exactly what I am getting myself into!
Haha, yep… I am not flexible at all! I’m hoping that doing yoga weekly will improve that. The strength app sounds great… always good to change things up!
Oh I`m all for easy when it comes to dinners. If it can be healthy too, that`s a bonus, not an actual requirement after 6 pm!
Flexible? I`m hypermobile i.e too darned flexible.
My weekly exercise routine is in danger of dying if I don`t step out there and pound pavement today.
Haha yep… as much as I love to cook, there are some nights (especially on busy weeks) that easy is the way to go. I am jealous of your flexibility!
I had a plan… and then I started making excuses & now, it’s pretty much been pushed aside. I think it’s about time to make a new plan and/or recommit. Thanks for the motivation 🙂
Ahh, yeah, it’s so easy to come up with excuses everyday. I do it too! My biggest downfall is when I say, “I’ll workout this afternoon.” Usually if I put it off until later in the day, it’s just not going to happen!
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