Happy Thursday! As I typed the title of this post, I realized it's been way too long since I've written a Triple Threat Thursday post. I've already started writing this one so you'll have to wait
with bated breath until next Thursday!
Today was fairly uneventful yet pretty busy! I started off the day with some coffee and a breakfast burrito. Into the whole wheat tortilla went one egg scrambled with an egg white, two strips of center cut bacon, reduced fat cheddar cheese and salsa. I had another juicy orange to go with the burrito.
After breakfast, my dad stopped by with my new-to-me hutch. A friend of mine was selling her grandmother's hutch and I have been looking for one for a while. It was meant to be! My dad had to make a slight adjustment to one of the shelves in order to fit my microwave. I spent the early afternoon filling the hutch with serving dishes as well as some pieces my grandmother passed on to me. I think I made a nice new home for the hutch!
Spring forward five hours and I realized I hadn't eaten since breakfast. I didn't have time for lunch since I needed to head to the auto body shop to get my repaired tire put on my car. So, I topped some dates with peanut butter to give me some energy for my workout. Yum! After a stop at the garage, I headed to the gym.
I had a pretty solid workout. I ended up hitting up the elliptical for 45 minutes. After about 20 minutes into the workout, a Tony Soprano looking guy got on the machine to my right. I finished up my workout but he was still going. As I took my headphones from my ears, the man said "You keep a good pace". I thanked him but what I really wanted to say was that I just wanted to make sure I was going faster than you! Hey, whatever pushes you to work harder is okay in my book!
After the elliptical, I did a quick speed workout on the treadmill. I warmed up by walking .10 miles. Then I alternated running .10 mile and walking .05 mile. I started out at 6.2 MPH and ended with 8.0 MPH for the last .15 miles. I finished the workout by walking at an incline of four. After stretching for a bit, I headed home to make dinner. I was famished!
Tonight's dinner was pretty random. I am heading to NJ on Saturday for a half marathon, so I am trying to use up all the leftovers in the fridge as well as any produce that won't last until I return. I ended up having some homemade refried beans topped with reduced fat cheddar, salsa and Greek yogurt. I made some sweet potato wedges and finished up the rest of the asparagus and Brussels. It definitely hit the spot! I will need something sweet later, so I may have a slice of Ezekiel bread with a schmear of cookie butter and some sliced strawberries.
It's 8:00 on Thursday so that means it's time for The Big Bang Theory! Good night!
What helps you to work harder?