I always feel bad driving to the gym to exercise once I get there, especially when the weather is nice and sunny. We live 2.2 miles from our gym, so it’s just a little too far to travel to on foot regularly (although we do run there and back sometimes). I wanted to workout outside today, but we’re planning a run tomorrow and my surgery foot can only take so much pounding in one week. So as a compromise, I walked to the gym with a magazine (which took about 40 minutes), did about 20 minutes of cardio on the Stairmaster, met the husband at the gym entrance, who was exercising by foldable + adjustable bike, took over his bike and biked home while he ran. That way we both got some on-foot and some wheeled exercise. And it was so nice to be outside for most of it.
My sunny-side up breakfast held me over nicely. One of my pet peeves is when magazines say “This breakfast will keep you feeling full until lunch!” about something like oats with berries and a few nuts. Most of my breakfasts keep a growling stomach at bay until lunch, but very few keep me FULL. But the oat+egg combo did – the extra protein sat in my stomach all morning (which could also be a bad thing if I’m planning a mid-morning workout). But I didn’t really get hungry for lunch until 1:30 or so – 5 hours later. Nice!
I opened up my leftover salmon salad to have. I can’t believe this salad was packed so tightly that I got 2 filling meals out of it! Since I had less goodies and more lettuce, I used most of the pear dressing I saved from yesterday, and ate the other piece of salmon, which was about a 3 oz portion.
All mixed up –
Plus some watermelon –
Although I was full, I did have a few of those sun chip wannabes for a little carb crunch.
We may go to a wine tasting or rent a movie this afternoon. Not sure yet! I’m doing something new for dinner, so that should be fun 🙂