Thanks to some tummy troubles, my appetite has been a little off today. I’m pretty sure I probably have my super-duper sugar intake as of late, plus the joys of being a lady to thank for today’s discomfort. Ahh well…life goes on!
Along with my cereal & mug-o-joe, I also brought a perfectly ripe banana, which I snacked on mid-morning.
By the time lunch rolled around, I really didn’t have too much of an appetite, yet I could feel my stomach grumbling…does anyone else ever get that feeling? It’s a weird one!
Carrot sticks, red peppers, & grape tomatoes…all of which are on their last leg.
And an also-sad-looking pear which, despite it’s rather “homely” appearance, tasted quite fantastic.
By the time I got home from work, all I really wanted to do was curl up on the couch in a ball while watching TV. However, something was telling me that I should really try to get moving. I weighed the pros and cons of skipping the workout, and of course, the cons totally outweighed the pros…it was a simple case of me just being lazy.
So I threw on the workout clothes, grabbed my iPod, and hopped onto the treadmill. I wasn’t feelin’ any HIIT workouts today, so I decided to just go for a steady, 3-mile run.
Now, steady for me is never one set speed. No matter what, I just cannot run at one speed. Even if it’s just a matter of varying the speeds from 6.0 – 7.5, I still have to do it. Here’s an example, which is what I did today:
By alternating my speeds every 2 minutes, it gives me mini goals of something to work towards. For me, it makes the time go by much quicker! Maybe it will do the same for you?!?
I was definitely glad that I got up and moving, because it helped a little with the tummy troubles and eventually got my appetite nice and ready for dinner. On the menu tonight?
Turkey & Cheese Panini!
I first coated the bread slices with some Eggplant Garlic Spread, and then topped it off with deli turkey and some fontina cheese that I picked up at the grocery store this weekend.
I’d never bought fontina cheese before, but I can certainly say this will not be the last time! Fontina is absolutely perfect for melting on panini sandwiches…just look at that oozing cheese!
A little added veggie bulk…
I’m feeling I may need a little lovin’ from a special man later this evening…
His name is Gingerbread.
Question for the Evening:
How do you usually vary your treadmill runs/walks? Do you stay at one pace, or do you like to vary your speed?