Oh man, okay so it looks like yesterday was one of those 20% days where I fail at something… posting on this blog! Luckily I did not fail on the ’31 Changes in 31 Days’ thing. Only day 8? That would be tragic!
Yesterday was day 7, Try to Eat an All-in-One Meal. By the way, if you’re confused about what I’m doing, click here to read about my VegNews New Year’s challenge
My all-in-one meal yesterday was kind of a repeat of the past couple of days… more quinoa:
Plus a Tandoor vegetable samosa
Okay, so maybe not the most clever thing (and certainly not the “massaged kale salad” that VegNews recommend– btw, wth is a massaged kale salad? Do I have to rub down my kale?), but it worked. Yesterday was super busy, and today will be busy as well!
Yesterday I also hit the gym, but it was all cardio yesterday (plus some crunches) because today was my first ever boot camp class!!! Hooray! And oh my gosh, did it kick my BUTT!! We started off freaking running the STAIRS– there were at least 10 sets of stairs!! I finished about 7 before I was absolutely dead… it wasn’t that my legs were hurting, they’re not hurting at all, but the cardio absolutely killed me! I really need to improve that More stair running for me!
Today we also did:
- 25 inchworms
- 50 back extensions (ow!)
- 50 scissor crunches
- 50 deadlifts
- 30 push ups
- 50 rows
- 50 crunches
And then I did a plank for 30 seconds… owwie! Cross your fingers I can amp it up when I go again on Thursday!
Today’s challenge from VegNews is: Get spicy. Luckily, I made more of Happy Herbivore’s Mexican Dip, and there’s a healthy dash of chili pepper plus a jalapeno, so it is plenty spicy for me! I plan on eating it on a burrito today for lunch, before class.
Due to the fact that the boiler in our apartment complex broke (and was broken for 4 days, DURING A SNOWSTORM), so there was NO heat when it was 15 degrees outside, I have a tiny cold (sore throat, runny nose.) Thanks a lot, living in a crappy apartment. Oh, to be a poor grad student! So I’m going to try to eat healthy and filling:
Breakfast: two slices toast with peanut butter and banana, orange juice
Lunch: Happy Herbivore’s Mexican Dip with lettuce and tomato, side of water or milk
Dinner: Finishing up the rest of the quinoa, making more sauteed broccoli with garlic
Snacks: Apple at class, strawberries and blueberries mixed with yogurt for dessert
Question for you all: Seriously, what is massaged kale?? Also, have you ever done a boot camp class, or had to run stairs? Any tips on how I can survive this cardio butt-kicking?