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!
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 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.
I kinda took it easy on the desk peddler today as I could still feel some soreness from last weekend. For lunch I just had the same salad as last night but I had some fun with dinner.
I noticed the diced tomatoes were building up in the fridge so I cooked some tri color vegetable pasta, chopped up garlic and onion, sauteed them in olive oil and added the tomatoes. Simmer for a bit with some of the pasta water and top with some shredded Parmesan! You may feel like those onions aren’t cooked enough but I like my veggies crunchy. I kinda miss the garlic scrapes from Misfits Market but they haven’t had those in stock again.
It’s been awhile since I made pasta at home and it was super filling. I’m glad I split my old portion into two so I have lunch for tomorrow. It’s my late night so, I have to bring two meals. I plan to experiment a little… Cross your fingers I don’t make myself sick… Again.
I’m still hurting from NYCC so, walking was my workout for the day. I had a doctor’s appointment to go over the results of my last blood tests and while the lab did email me the results, it was good to hear the doctor go over them with me as she wasn’t as dire as I’d assumed looking at them myself.
My good cholesterol is fantastic but my bad cholesterol is creeping up which, since so many of my other numbers were so good (aside for some low vitamins), my doctor recommended I start taking omega-3 supplements. I used my lunch break to get myself a tuna sandwich (there’s a great place near my job that has a lemon tuna salad with no mayo and it’s delicious) and stop by the grocery store to pick up some sardines, mackerel, and salmon. I figure the pills will help but it’s always better to get nutrients from food instead.
Since I started Saxenda, I have been eating less fish because I’ve been eating less in general. Very often, lunch fills me up enough that I don’t feel the need for dinner. That means I’m not firing up the oven to bake any fish. Especially in the summer. The only other way I get fish is tuna in my salads; which I only buy when it’s on sale. Even the sardines and mackerel I bought were on sale.
Now, it’s been so long since I’ve eaten sardines, I didn’t put much in my salad for dinner in case my palate changed and they’re gross now. Luckily, this wasn’t the case and this was my dinner. That’s lemon pepper on there instead of straight up salt.
I portioned out another bit of this for lunch tomorrow and hopefully I’ll get back on my regular workouts after one more day of resting.