Happy Thursday and the start of my weekend! I managed to consume a fair amount of dark chocolate chips last night. 🙄 It was one of those evenings where I couldn’t seem to make myself stop. So, I got up for a treadmill run today. I ate a toasted waffle with a bit of jam on it before heading to the gym. Then it was 5 miles! I decided to have a little fun (??) and push out of my comfort zone a bit.
Mile 1: Gradual increase from 4 to 5 mph.
Mile 2: Upped to 5.5 mph.
Mile 3: At 3.5 miles, I started increasing the speed on the treadmill by .1 after each minute, so that I was up to 6 mph by mile 4.
Mile 4: Spent 1/2 a mile at 6 mph and then did the same trick to increase by .1 after each minute to get to 6.5 mph by mile 5.
Mile 5: Here was my challenge. I stayed at 6.5 for a couple minutes to get comfortable, then increased by .1 each minute to 7mph! I stayed at 7 mph for 1 minute and then backed down to 6 mph and finished out the mile. Then cool down.
Funny how when you go at 7 mph and back down to 6, it seems so much easier. This made the time go by really fast, too.
Since we got cheated out of bagels yesterday (thanks mother nature!), we decided to go this morning! I picked John up and had my multigrain. Sure makes it feel like Wednesday to me.
Had a hard time staying focused at work. Ever have days like that? Just kind of blah and knowing it’s my last work day of the week. Plus, my sister’s elderly cat passed away today and I feel very bad for her.
Wanted something comforting for lunch, so I decided on protein pancakes. Topped with mashed banana and a tablespoon of maple syrup.
Sure was good…. I love nice filling lunches. Lunch always seems to be the meal that doesn’t stick with my very long. Not sure why that is.
John won football picks *again* this week (stupid Ravens!!! 👿 ) and he decided on Chinese. We went to an inexpensive little takeout place that has brown rice. What else do you do when waiting for your food? Take pictures!
Love the neon lighting
Now this is a bowl of broccoli I could get seriously into!
My meal was teryaki chicken. Hello sodium bloat! It was actually a little m’eh.
My stirfry last night was much better. Sometimes I love eating out and other times I am very disappointed.
Ornament of the day:
Mr Grinch! I love this ornament. Of course, it is my favorite Christmas special, too 😀
I am so glad it is my weekend!
Question: When was the last time you stepped out of your comfort zone?