Happy Tuesday! Okay, so it’s nothing to get too excited about. But Tuesday means Biggest Loser and Glee, right?
I am very conflicted when it comes to BL. On one hand, I feel for the contestants and want them to succeed. But on the other hand, they are losing weight so fast, and in such a controlled environment, it’s no wonder that many of them gain back weight when the show is over and the pressure is off.
So onto the real stuff.
Breakfast today was a packet of Quaker Instant High Fiber Cinnamon Swirl when I woke up at 6 and a medium banana around 8. This kept me so full until lunch. Oatmeal really is amazing, and I can’t believe I waited to long into this whole weight loss thing to start eating it regularly.
On Tuesday I have an hour long lunch – twice as long as usual. I’m a traveling teacher, and often teach music lessons in very odd places. The building I’m in on Tuesdays has me teaching on the stage in the gym – where the students eat lunch. It’s obviously way too noisy to teach with 200 screaming kids, so I get extra lunch.
Lunch today seemed so huge when I spread it all out on the table. It consisted of:
1 cup Campbell’s Tomato Garden soup (delicious, by the way)
3/4 cup Chobani greek yogurt, plain nonfat
1 cup frozen mixed berries (they weren’t frozen by lunchtime)
1/2 cup Fiber One original
1 cup strawberries
There are no pictures because I get funny looks taking pictures of my lunch in the teachers lounge.
This was so filling. I honestly wasn’t that hungry when I got in the car at 3:30 and headed to the gym – but I had my Fuji apple anyway. And in case you were wondering, Fuji’s are my favorite. Sweet, crisp, juicy. I think I could eat one everyday. Oh wait…
I worked with my trainer today – did a bunch of squats and lunges, then some abs. All I know is I’ll be sore in the morning.
Then I hopped on the treadmill and ran 2 miles. The first mile was at a steady 5.8 mph. Then I thought “why not do some intervals?” So the second mile alternated between 5.8 and 6.8, 1 minute each. Whew! I thought about sticking around for kickboxing (which I love) but I was wiped out.