I wished him a happy birthday at 4am this morning!!
And at 5:12 my alarm went off. I must have slept well, though, because I was dreaming wild dreams when I woke up. That’s usually a sign that I’ve gotten enough.
I arrived at the gym around 5:45 and didn’t really feel like getting on the machines. Luckily it was Wednesday and I remember I used to go to athletic conditioning on Wednesdays, so I hopped over to the aerobics room and joined the class, which went from 6-7. HOLY MOLY!! What a great workout I got. I can’t remember why I stopped going to the class, but it’s been over a year since I’ve been there. The same people were still there, same instructor. It’s like I’ve been missing out over the year! I think I get burned out going to classes every week so I’m going to make this an every other week goal. We did sprints, squats, shuffles, dips, suicides, back springs, jacks, jump rope, curls, lunges, squats and LOTS of jumping. My legs are very tired!! In the 1 hour class I burned 430 calories with an average HR of 143 and a max of 181 (<– must have been during a sprint)
I think Wednesday will also be my cereal day to use up some of our stock. I made a big ‘ol bowl this morning (and I have to say it was so nice not to have to do any dishes!)
I tried to make it as “oatmeal like” as possible. What I love about oatmeal and hate about cereal is the eating process. I usually eat cereal really fast and there’s not much variation in the bowl. So today’s bowl was a mix of lots of things:
- ~1/2 a cup of warmed milk
- ~1 cup Quaker Oatmeal Squares
- ~1/3 cup TJ’s high fiber worms
- 1 small banana
- 2 tbsp wheatberries
- ~4 walnut halves
- A few sugared peanuts
- Spoonful Barney Butter
That’s probably over 500 calories – this bowl better keep me full!! I do feel full now, but in a very different way than with oats. I think it’s the difference in type of fiber.
+ chai tea
The husband has a welcome party for when he gets home from work!!
(FYI, his nickname and the name that I call him 99% of the time is Kanz, which stems from Freshman year Psych class when we learned about the Bonobo Kanzi, who had “advanced linguistic aptitude” and he did a great gorilla impression after class (thanks to his furry arms 🙂 ). It stuck.) I gave my gift to him last night: tickets to see a Comedy Central taping of comedian Jon Reep on February 7! We haven’t seen Jon Reep before, but he won Last Comic Standing and it should be a fun night.
Happy birthday also to SAM, ANNA, and JENNER!!!!!!!!!
Off to start my long day!