Unlike my previous run, this workout felt like it would never end. You know those days where everything just seems to crawl; that was my workout today. It’s not that I didn’t want to do it or didn’t feel like I accomplished something; time just felt warped and like it was taking a lifetime to get this done. I guess it was just one of those sessions.
As for my food for the day, it was all leftovers from what I’ve already posted. I was hoping for a salad for dinner but Misfits Market has been putting off my order all week and I’m out of salad type stuff. I’ve already emailed them to ask what the heck is going on. I’m the type of person that’s not gonna go all Karen and demand a refund; I just want to know what the problem is and how it can get solved. It’d be cool if they gave me a credit but I’m not going to harass them for one. I’m sure these people are just trying to do their jobs and hit a snag.
For some reason, Zombies Run kept crashing on me during my workout. After the third time, I just gave up and let Google Fit handle it. When I started, my knee was aching but after my warmup I was able to keep a relaxed pace for the rest of the run. The time passed pretty quickly, considering I didn’t have the mission to listen to. I’ll try again later in the week. Maybe they’ll roll out an update.
Since I had the day off, I decided on beef ribs for lunch. I know people usually make complicated meals with these but, I literally just cook them on my grill pan with garlic powder, salt, and pepper. I don’t eat them often since they’re expensive but I felt like I needed a treat.
The second meal was complicated. Of course the weather randomly decides to get super warm when I need to use the oven for hours… I haven’t made spaghetti and meatballs in a long time and I’ve been meaning to use up the ground beef and pork I have. The portion in that bowl was WAY too much for me and I’m gonna end up finishing it off for lunch tomorrow and I have so much sauce left that dinner is gonna be easy for the rest of the week. I will have to add something green to this. I have some baby broccoli floating around that I bet would go great with this.
I just didn’t have time for the treadmill since I worked late so, the desk peddler was my cardio for the day. I biked while I was catching up on some reviews (which I will be posting over the next few days).
I also made some sable fish and brought the leftovers for lunch at work.
I know I shouldn’t be eating too much rice but the jasmine rice was the perfect companion to the baked baby broccoli. And this type of fish does have a bunch of omega 3’s to help with my bad cholesterol. I just seasoned it with some garlic powder and thyme. I got the baby broccoli from Misfits Market at a decent price and the meal was good enough for me to make it again. I have a few more filets of sable fish left from Butcher Box.
Next week, I’ll probably get back on the treadmill and I’m trying to save up for some adjustable weights to use. The kettlebell I have is only 8 pounds and I would like to lift a little heavier next year. I doubt you can get ripped with only an 8 pound weight.
It’s been awhile since I posted my weight and I am now down to 204.2 with a total loss of 27.8 pounds. I am so, SO close to getting out of the 200 club! I also spent a little time going through some older clothes in my closet and I am very close to being able to wear them again. So, all this work is paying off! I know I’m not the most consistent with my workouts or completely virtuous with my food, but this is still working for me and I’m super excited to see how much more I lose in the coming months!
Ah, the wheel continues to turn. I didn’t workout today or anything, I just enjoyed the day and lit a candle for the ancestors. I did make the chicken stew from this book:
And it’s one of my favorites to make. I haven’t had much motivation to make traditional recipes lately and it felt good to get back into it again. I also made a cake from a pumpkin mix that I forgot to take a picture of before the kid and I nibbled on it.
I’m not shocked at all that drones are in the story now. In fact, I can think of a few situations where they could have used a drone to make things easier.
That aside, as you can tell I’m not going very fast on these runs. I’m more power walking than anything just until I’m used to running again. I could tell my knee not feeling up to snuff at the start but once I got going, I was fine. It was also one of those runs that I needed to talk myself into. I just keep telling myself that I’ll feel worse if I don’t do it than if I just suck it up and do it.
My diet has been pretty boring lately so, no pictures of food this time.
I need to keep myself from messing with my phone during a run because Zombies Run crashed while I was checking messages. I have to keep the phone in my hand so the accelerometer counts my steps but when my notifications go off, I keep trying to check them or at least take the time to dismiss them. Then I end up checking an email real quick, make sure the other apps I have are tracking my steps (I have apps that give me points for steps and I turn them in for gift cards), and this time it crashed my mission. I was able to resume it but that’s a little annoying.
After my run, I went out to get my prescriptions and if the nice lady hadn’t asked me if I wanted a flu shot, I probably would have forgotten like I have the past few years. My sore arm is going to make tomorrow’s weight training interesting but I’m not going to skip it. Perhaps I’ll just shorten the workout so it doesn’t hurt so bad.
Speaking of sore, I didn’t feel as sore after my run this time. I must be getting back into form. I was hoping it wouldn’t take long but I’m not going to jump into hour-long runs anytime soon. 30 minutes seems just enough for me to get my heart rate up and still have time to do other things once I’m done. Perhaps when I’m making more money with my writing, I’ll do longer runs.
I thought I was gonna be all cute and have a greasy burger lunch and just eat a healthy dinner but the burger was crap. Totally not worth the money or effort to eat it. The cucumber I sliced up for dinner was more satisfying. At least I know not to order from there again.
As for the workout, the kettle bell workout for 30 minutes is a hard session. My hands were shaking once I was done but in a good way. I don’t feel like I pushed myself too far or hurt myself. I feel like I should focus on my abs more but the upper body stuff makes me feel like I’m getting stronger. I can tell I’m able to do more reps than before. Not that I plan in doing any super heavy lifting but, it still feels nice.
Yup! I’m back on the treadmill and doing Zombies Run! I’m not doing any kind of program or anything; just warming up for 5 minutes, a VERY easy jog for 20 minutes, then 5 minutes to cool down. I know weight loss and getting stronger isn’t all about the cardio but; I enjoy running and I’ll work on getting in more weights. I know I need to get my steps up and this is a really easy way to do it.
Don’t judge my excessive garlic. I like it.
I know my doctor wanted me to take fish oil but I am still trying to eat more fish overall. I baked some salmon and using the seasoning packet from some ramen, I seasoned the fish and the noodles under that fish. I split it between me and the kid so it was less salt and calories overall. I would have had some green veggies with this but my Misfits Market delivery with what veggies I could use never came.
Am I cursed to not get Misfits Market deliveries on days when I’m off work? Because it doesn’t happen often but the two times Misfits Market hasn’t delivered when promised, I’ve been off work…
Anyway, I feel great getting on the treadmill again and enjoying the Zombies Run story. Still trying to figure out how to balance the right amount of cardio and weights around my job and… Everything else. But I’m sure I’ll get there.
More peddler today but the main star is trying out salmon in the electric lunch box.
The last time I tried putting salmon in this thing, I put the salmon in the fridge to marinate, didn’t remember how long I’d had it in there, figured it’d be fine if I cooked it enough, and ended up spending the next day bent over the toilet heaving my guts out. That was years ago and I still was afraid to see how this was going to turn out. But, luckily this was fine. And it was filling and delicious.
I still think beef and chicken are the best for this type of recipe. Maybe lemon would be better with the fish instead of soy sauce but my all time favorite is sliced or cubed beef with broccoli instead of bok choy. The noodles are fun but not necessary. I used Black Garlic Oil ramen but only half the block and half the seasoning because the soy sauce is already salty; I don’t need the ramen seasoning on top of that.
The next few days I’m gonna be taking it easy and enjoying the parts of the weekend I don’t have to work. I’m still pondering if I want to do NaNoWriMo this year or what I would even write about. All the series I have are short stories except for the First Brood series and I already started book 4. That would be cheating to start a challenge with a few thousand words already written. Maybe I’ll have a lightbulb moment over the next couple weeks.