I just got back from the gym for the first time in what felt like ages. Details to come.

This morning started off to be quite the lazy morning. I love those, and it was nice to have my darling hubby still there when I woke up this morning. He’s a restaurant manager, and since he has to open a lot, most of the time, I either don’t see him at night OR he’s already gone when I get up in the morning. This weekend, though, he was off yesterday and today, meaning we had some time together last night, and then again all day today! I love when that happens.

Of course, since I was in a hurry to get home to him yesterday afternoon AND I was out of bananas, I didn’t stop at the store on the way home. All of this to say, no green smoothie this morning. I did, however, have an almond butter sandwich on Ezekiel bread. I found a loaf in the freezer. Score! It made an unusual breakfast, and yet, somehow it hit the spot.

Then he headed out to mow the yard, and I got ready to hit the gym. I’ve said that I want April to be the month that I get back on track with exercise, but I let the first few days come and go without doing anything, so it was time to put my money where my mouth is.

That said, I just got back from a great workout on the elliptical. It seemed like an easy way to get myself started back.

Time: 30:05

Average Heart Rate: 155

Max Heart Rate:167

Calories burnt: 352

When I pulled up to the gym, they were crazy busy, and I circled once just to see if there was a machine free. Luckily, there were 2 when I got in, even though they filled up quickly. I managed to grab one of them and cranked up the music. At first, I’m not going to lie, it sucked. About 5 minutes in, I wanted to just stop there, but I told myself that I had to get in at least half of the 30 I had planned. By the time I got to 10, I was feeling pretty freakin sweet. I probably could have kept going past the 30, but there was this voice in the back of my head telling me that I needed to ease back in. After all, there’s no sense in rushing in, burning out or pushing more than I should, and ending up not going for a while because of it. My goal here is long term- I want this to become a regular habit, like brushing my teeth. I wouldn’t brush my teeth for 2 hours, and then not do it again for a month. That’s just as ridiculous as working out for an hour, and then not going again for a month. It’s about patterns, and I’m having to retrain my brain here on so many things, but I feel a shift in the right direction.

Well, I guess that’s about all I’ve got to say about that. Now it’s time to shower up, and then spend the rest of a lovely Saturday with my amazing hubby! TGIS!

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This will be a really quick, pictureless post because my poor, exhausted hubby is wanting me to go on to bed, but I have a couple of things I need to put down somewhere first.

Breakfast smoothie:

  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup almond breeze
  • spinach
  • kale
  • 1.5 tbsp peanut butter

Lunch:

Wrap:

  • whole wheat tortilla
  • hummus
  • meatless chicken
  • spinach
  • tomato
  • 5 mushroom slices

and some baby carrots and hummus with that.

Snack:

Clif chocolate brownie z bar

Dinner:

Some sort of healthy choice frozen dinner. It was adequate. 270 calories, not too untasty… all in all, it is what it is.

Also, I went back to the gym tonight, so here’s the rundown:

Time: 30 on the elliptical, 7 on the treadmill

Calories burnt: I’m not entirely sure, since I forgot to turn on the heart rate monitor before I started. Smart, eh. I think it was somewhere around 400, going by what it showed at the end. Not too shabby

Post workout snack: a banana and peanut butter

And on that note, I’m off to bed!