Today’s Workout: I’m annoyed…

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I got some really, REALLY annoying news at work that I won’t go into because I will get fired if I express just how pissed off I am, so taking it out on the desk peddler really helped. I didn’t feel particularly sore; or any more sore since I’m almost over the soreness from COVID. I didn’t feel like I’d pushed things too far. It was almost normal. I still don’t feel strong enough to be hopping on the treadmill just yet.

Next week, I think I’m going to break out my dumbbells and do more body weight workouts; focusing on my core. I’m not looking for six pack abs, I’d just like to be more fit overall. I want to be able to bear my midriff. I know people say I should wear whatever I want no matter what size I am but I won’t be comfortable or confident doing that now. If I’m gonna do it, I want to feel great doing it.

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Today’s Workouts: Moving around more

In addition to the desk bike, I had to pop over to the store to get the ingredients to make that steak sandwich again. The kid really liked it and avocados were on sale.

I thought that doing the bike and talking that walk would be too much but I was ok! And getting in those extra steps is always good. I just feel a little sore from the kettlebell yesterday and carrying the heavy grocery bag on my shoulder on the walk back. I saw some canned stuff on sale and the kid has been whining that I haven’t made meat sauce in awhile. So, I guess that’s how I’ll be spending my weekend.

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Today’s Workout: First one after COVID

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Rather than screw everything up and just jump on the treadmill, I’m restarting my workouts with some very easy pedaling with my desk bike. I took my time and was mindful of how I felt. I still have some body aches from COVID (and the fucking brain fog is so annoying) so, I’m not going to do anything that hurts. I’m not at the point where I can push back the pain.

I also stopped taking the Saxenda while I was sick. COVID can already mess with your digestion so I didn’t want to add the side effects of Saxenda on top of that. I restarted this week and my weight is still around the same place as before I stopped working out so, I’m hopeful I’ll be able to reach my goals this time.

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Today’s Workout: The bike for a bit

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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.

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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.

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Today’s Workout: I’m Okay!

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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.

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Today’s Workout: Hello carbs!

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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.

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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.

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Today’s Workout: I’m Weak

I used the Wirk Peddler today while I read through some manga I had on my desk (that I will be reviewing) and I am such a sucker for cute animal stories that I was tearing up while I read the volumes. It’s just so sweet!!!

Regardless, I went a little wild over the weekend and had a burger but I got back on track with my diet this week. I’m sure one burger didn’t destroy everything I did since my weight is about the same. Tomorrow, more kettlebell since I like working my muscles to get stronger and doing cardio every day is kinda boring; even with reading during it. What do I keep saying about it? “Golly gee, burned all those calories the same way as the other 4 times this week.”

I am impressed that I was able to go from 211 to 205 or so but after NYCC, I am not going to restrict my calories so much because there are things I just miss eating and it’s just no fun. I know it’s not supposed to be fun but it’s not supposed to be miserable.

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Today’s Workout: More Progress?

I weighed myself again today and I was 204.6 but I take that with(out) a grain of salt. That little tick downward was probably just water weight. Actually, if I think about it, all of what I’ve lost the last couple weeks is probably water weight. Hey, I’ll take it.

The big challenge is as of today, no more Saxenda. I’m probably going to be really grumpy… But I have plenty of coffee to act as a natural appetite suppressant.

This flavor was really good. I might try mixing this one with the cookies and cream one. I bet it’ll taste like pumpkin-flavored Oreos! But I’m a freak and I think chocolate and pumpkin taste good together. One of my favorite fall treats is the Trader Joe’s muffins baked with chocolate chips in them.

Maybe that will be the first thing I eat after NYCC is over.

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Today’s Workouts: Starting the day right

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Ahh, spooky season is upon us and I finally cracked open my Elvira Deadsled coffee. I have some other kinds I’m going to try soon, too.

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Since I had some meetings today, I used the peddler rather than just sit there. It’s easy to forget how long you’re peddling when there’s something else to pay attention to. It was a productive day; got a lot of work and side work done. My previous post was the cover to my current soon to be published work so I’m pretty happy about that.

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Since it’s the upper body that’s not fitting in that dress, I’m still working that area. This week is my period so I am super nervous on trying on the dress to see if I made more progress. I tend to horde a lot of water weight and even though I logically know this, it’s still going to feel like crap if it fits even worse.

In terms of what I ate today, it was just a repeat of yesterday. If the food is good, I can eat the leftovers for days. Tomorrow will probably be the same unless I break and get a burger or something.

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Today’s Workout: Long day

I managed to squeeze this in on a day where we were short staffed and I ended up helping this very nice man with his Google Docs for over an hour. While darting about helping other people. Good news is I helped him out and learned that you can merge Google Docs with an app. That’s pretty cool.

This was dinner after having a gyro platter for lunch (no pic, I forgot). I get my gyro platters with no dairy so it’s less calories; basically, it’s a salad with some lamb meat on the side.

Yup. I broke. I walked into the house after work and faceplanted right into my bed. My brain is fried and my body is tired. I need a treat or I’m gonna fall down. It’s just one and I have my kettlebell workout to do later. I’ll burn it off.

I also got in a walk during my lunch break; a quick 20 minutes and later I’ll do the kettlebell workout for 15 minutes. I think I need an extra stretching session to wind down more and get ready for work tomorrow. I am mentally so exhausted. And I’ve still been writing every day. I think I deserved that one beer.

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