Today’s Workout: A nice session.


More desk peddler for today. I had a webinar and doing the peddler made it bearable. I haven’t been trying for long but I have already noticed my hip pain is lessened since I’ve been moving around more. I was really worried something was seriously wrong and I do plan to talk to my doctor about it anyway but I’m really happy about that.

I didn’t have time to make lunch and since the place across the street actually lowered their price on their salad (they’re still smaller than they used to be), I decided to get one of those. For dinner, I needed to use up the meat and veggies I was not going to use for Thanksgiving and the leftover rice. I doubt Uncle Roger would approve of my beef fried rice but I liked it and had plenty leftover for lunch tomorrow. All in all, not a bad day.

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Today’s Workout: Ultrahuman HIIT Beginner Day 1


Today I figured I have this stuff on my phone, I might as well us them to build up my strength. I like that there’s no equipment and I can do these quickly.

It was a rush but I managed to get my lunch prepped before work. That dinner salad needed to use up a bunch of cherry tomatoes before they went bad. I’ve been having an apple for breakfast and all that together was filling at the end of the day. I also did a little kettlebell on the side, despite just saying I like the workouts with no equipment. And I had a higher than average step count. Not a bad day at all. Tomorrow I’m gonna push a little harder.

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Today’s Workout: Back to it!


I am easing my way back into my workouts. Usually, after NYCC, I don’t do anything until my body is completely recovered. But, I am determined to hit my goals, build up some muscle, and get stronger. This was a quick session on the desk peddler and I’ve been doing some deep stretches. I think that’s why my body doesn’t feel as wrecked post con as it usually does. I’m sore but I don’t feel like I’m dying.

Unfortunately, not feeling wrecked doesn’t mean I’m not tired. I didn’t get up early enough to prep fancy stuff so, I tried my hand at ramen and veggies in the microwave. It was meh. I prefer the Itaki. And I like to balance out meals with noodles with a salad and since I paused the Saxenda (I did NOT want to be running for the bathroom at a convention where there are ALWAYS lines for the bathroom) I was starving around dinner time. This was a big salad and when you are that hungry and actually want a salad, it hits different. It was so good and made me so happy. All the greens are to help me get back on track after eating like absolute trash over NYCC weekend. I have some big plans to get creative with the food that’s already in the house as well as keeping my cardio around 30-40 minutes but having longer sessions with my resistance bands (which I forgot I owned). I know that’s not as good as using machines at a gym but I am absolutely broke and cannot afford a gym right now. I’m sure the bands will be just fine for now.

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Today’s Workout: Dragging


It feels silly to keep stopping short of a full hour but it was still a good workout. I zoned out during it, honestly. I am so tired.

Seeing as it’s PMS time, my sleep is all fucked up. Mornings are not the best in terms of prepping things. Breakfast has to be quick and easy since it’s so hard to get up and get going. Lunch was my usual and I was so tired towards dinner, I just heated up some leftover fries from the last time I ordered out. And even that seemed like a lot of work. As much as I love cooking, I just don’t have the energy for it all the time.

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Today’s Workout: Successful prepping


I’m working my way through PMS right now where I want to just eat everything in front of me. I’m always hungry so, I need to be as active as possible to balance that out. And when I say “hungry” I mean my stomach growling not just feeling a little snacky.

Now that it’s cooler, I have no problem putting the oven on. I made some salmon on Sunday and had plenty to use as leftovers for my lunch today. Usually with all that rice I’d be too full for a big dinner but nope. Since I felt like I was starving, I made myself a big salad with tuna for some filling protein. Even though I passed 1200 calories, I still felt hungry later on in the night. It’s super annoying to feel this out of control when my hormones are all over the place.

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Today’s Workout: It’s mine now.


A little shorter session on the bike today but I got a lot of work done on some interesting stuff for the library. Gotta make sure I stay productive at the day job.

I did get up early enough to not only make myself a nice breakfast but prep my lunch as well. Since my kid doesn’t want lunches from me, I decided to use the lunch boxes I bought for myself! I’m on a radishes kick again, apparently. For dinner, I only wanted to use what I already had in the house to save money on groceries. The cut of steak I used (I forgot) had too much fat on it for my Itaki. I used it over some pasta with diced tomatoes instead. I made the whole pack of pasta and packed the leftovers for tomorrow. Since all of this together was over a thousand calories, I felt a little overfull at the end of the day. I think pasta in general is too heavy for me right now.

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Today’s Workout: More time


I’m staying longer on the desk peddler thinking that perhaps it would shake something loose and the scale would start moving again. I’ve been thinking about doing more cardio once I get home but I do need some time for more body weight workouts and weight training; which I have mostly remembered to do every day. It may not be in an app but I do at least 50 crunches and 50 squats to get those muscles working.

I haven’t gotten back in the habit of waking up for a run on my late nights (I’m getting there, I just need to stop staying up late to write/edit) but I did sit and have lunch before I went to work. I made myself a salad after prepping my dinner for the itaki lunch box. I had one of those bars for breakfast so, the day wasn’t bad!

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Today’s Workout: Getting Frustrated


I know I usually get frustrated when the scale doesn’t move for awhile then after I’m annoyed it starts moving again (in the right direction) but yeah, No change in my weight for a long time now. I hope that changes soon but in the mean time, it’s super frustrating.

I’m still not in the proper habit of getting up early enough. I really need to get that going. It would be so much better if I made a breakfast instead of wolfing down some bar during my commute. Especially now that my OT days have started and I have a day less a week to do meal prep. I’m definitely gonna need to prep lunches so I can have time to have a leisurely morning.

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Today’s Workout: Ah well…


I fully intended to just do running for awhile but nah, it didn’t work out that way. I’m not too broken up about it. I’ll do it when I do it and that’s that. The desk peddler will have to do for now and I’m getting in more steps every day.


A friend of mine gave me some Kind bars and I knew they would be perfect for a quick breakfast. It was just the right amount for me to be hungry for my salad at lunch time but not be starving. I think the combination of radish and red onion was a little much but not bad! It was a very filling salad. For dinner, the child requested pasta and since I had a can of diced tomatoes, I threw together something quick. I probably should have shared the chicken I made with this but, I gave it all to my child. He said he was super hungry.

All in all, this was a good day. I still need to get in the habit of not hitting snooze so much and having time to make a real breakfast.

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Today’s Workout: Unexpectedly Spicy


Since I missed a day, I went a bit longer on the desk peddler today. Next week I’ll start running again and my period is coming so, I need to be active to help deal with soreness and cramping.

Since I’m trying to eat breakfast more often but don’t always have time to cook, I grabbed a pomegranate cherry toaster pastry from Trader Joe’s. Just one, I can’t eat two of them at once. For lunch it was my regular Itaki meal but as you can see from the little red spots in the dish, I also got one of those little pepper plants from Trader Joe’s and since it says it’s high on the Scoville scale, I just used one. And they are quite potent! Just the one went very will with the spices I already use to marinate the meat. When it gets cooler and I start making chili again, I’ll totally use these peppers in it. If I can keep the plant alive till then. I kill a lot of plants for a witch. For dinner I had a small portion of chips and salsa since I wasn’t hungry after the big lunch.

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