5K Friday, and other stuff

 

Happy Friday evening!

I have to admit I’ve had Windows Live Writer opened all day, intending to write a post, but just didn’t have any inspiration (or motivation) until now.

I started the morning off with a big bowl of oats – boring, so I didn’t take a picture. 

I spent the morning trying to decide if I wanted to go to a Weight Watchers meeting or not.  I have decided to get the monthly pass again, which includes meetings and e-tools. I’ve been having a rough time sticking to the program and getting the scale to move in the correct direction since my last meeting.  So back I go.

I decided I’ll wait until next week, and hopefully get a bit closer to the number I was at my last meeting.

Then I hit the gym for a much needed, soul-cleansing workout. It would have been a perfect morning for an outdoor run, but I really just wanted to zone out on the treadmill.

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I set the treadmill at 5.5 (about 10:50 pace) and ran. I planned on doing 3 miles, but I kept going and ended up running a little over 3.3 miles. And I had a realization about 2.5 miles in – it was actually easy! I mean, really easy! I wasn’t struggling to keep up, I wasn’t grasping for breath, and I was really enjoying myself.  It was my best run in weeks, and exactly what I needed. I was in a pretty depressed, self-deprecating mood this morning.

Then I came home and was STARVING!

I heated up some leftover spaghetti squash from last night, topped with some onion & garlic pasta sauce.

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And a big salad –crispy lettuce, 1/2 an avocado, 1/2 a red bell pepper, a little sprinkle of low-fat feta, and some red wine vinegar & olive oil. It was delish.

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Then, the doorbell rang. And this was waiting for me.

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What is it, you ask?

This! I’ve been looking for a book of strength exercises for a while now, and haven’t seen anything I like. Until Fitnessista talked about it a few days ago on her blog (which is great, btw). I went to my local Waldenbooks – sadly, we have no large bookstore in town – and they only had the Men’s Health version. I’m sure it’s pretty similar, but I wanted the one geared towards women.  Fortunately Amazon had it even cheaper than Borders, so I ordered it.

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It’s broken into chapters by body part, and you can see there’s a good number of pages dedicated to each one. There’s even some workout plans already laid out in the back, as well as cardio workouts and some nutrition info.

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There are full-color photos of each exercise, as well as great descriptions  – it’ll be hard to mess any of these up!

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Hope you’re all having a great start to the weekend!!!

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