Posts Tagged ‘Morning Star Veggie Burger’
On Thursday I headed to workout class and knew I was feeling good. It was COLD outside compared to the heat wave we had this summer but it felt great. You know that great weather when you can wear shorts and a hoodie? You may sweat a little or you may be a little cold but in the end you’ll feel great? It was that kind of day. So for Crossfit/Rowing class I was with Kari and we did a kick butt workout
5 min warm up on the rowers then we had 1:30min to complete the following exercises and we did that three times each exercise
- -20 Burpees
- -15 Kipping Pull-Cups
- 25- Bench Jumps
- 10- Olympic bar squat curl presses
It was TOUGH. The burpees for example were nearly impossible to finish in 1:30min but we both made it through the entire workout! After the workout I mentioned to my mom that she looked like she was dressed and ready to go for a run. I was THRILLED that she said YES! Then Kari asked us where we were going so I knew she was in too! So the three of us headed out to Buckeye Woods park (a different path than I have been running) to do a few miles!
My mom and Kari were AWESOME. They just ran through the first mile like it was nothing and I was so proud and impressed by both of them! They turned around at the first mile and headed back for 2 miles total and I kept going to get in a little more than an extra mile. Doesn’t hurt to do another 5K right?
This run was great because I was feeling like I was really starting to get it ya know? Like I could tell my form was good, my breathing was spot on, and I was challenging my body without pushing it to an unhealthy limit. Plus, I was able to run with my mom and a great friend so that made it all that more enjoyable!! I am looking forward to maybe doing a little bit more of that in the next few weeks! I think both my mom and Kari enjoyed it as much as I did!
Went home after the run and Tim and I hadn’t really thought about dinner much. We finally decided on veggie burgers which meant an impressive veggie burger salad for me! I made guacamole for it and also added on cookies mushrooms, 2 pieces of lean bacon, and tomatoes. It was just as tasty as it looks!!
No rain on Thursday morning so that meant RUNNING. I woke up and was feeling really off. My belly hurt a little bit and my body just didn’t feel right. I had fallen asleep on the couch the night before, which I never do, so I should have known that today would feel weird. Honestly, I think was like hung over from our girls night! I did have a few glasses of wine but I didn’t think it was anything drastic but apparently my body can’t handle that kind of activity on a Wednesday night (must have to save that for Fridays and Saturdays) because my body was just mad at me. Regardless of what my belly was telling me I did get dressed and headed out w/ Tim to go for a run. That is when things got ugly.
Literally as soon as I picked up the pace from the walking we were doing I knew it was going to be a rough day. About a mile in my stomach just hurt, I had a cramp, my breathing was off, and my legs were tired. It seemed like no part of me wanted this run to happen. I tried to run through it but eventually ended up walking most of it with random bursts of runs in there to get the 2.5 miles done. While he didn’t say it out loud I think Tim was grateful for my dysfunctional body because I didn’t see him running ahead or anything!
I guess it was just one of those days where you realize you can’t always do exactly what you want to do. In my head I wanted to run 10 miles but every other part of me told me I couldn’t do it. When I got back I did tell Tim that I was disappointed in myself but he reminded me that I should be proud that I got out of bed and did the best I could. I mean I may not have been running but I wasn’t lying in bed doing nothing. I probably would have felt a whole lot worse if I hadn’t pushed myself to at least get out there and be active. So that made me feel a little better and then I felt a lot better when I realized I would have a second chance at moving my body during CrossFit/Rowing class that evening.
The day went by about as good as the morning. I was just in a serious slump and everything seemed to make me feel off all day long. The good news about that is because I felt off I was less chatty than usual and my to-do list shrunk by like 10 items! Amazing how much you can get accomplished when you are socializing! So that was the good news part of my day but the rest was just so-so. Not terrible but nothing impressive or fun to write home about (or write on here rather) so there you have the work day. I had some leftovers for lunch which prolly contributed to the less than impressive day of work haha.
I was happy to go to workout class but very tired. My mom noticed this right away and I think attempted to take it easy on me. It was a pretty arm intensive workout class which I was grateful for… for multiple reasons. 1. I was too tired to make it all cardio and crazy 2. I need wedding arms and they just aren’t there yet 3. It didn’t take much thought because I was pretty familiar with the moves so my brain didn’t have to turn all of the way on. So we did the following exercises for 45 second on, 10 seconds off 3 times around
- - Box jumps
- - Sit ups with kettle bell
- - Lunges with the medicine ball over your head
- - Squat Cleans w/ medicine ball
- - Dead lift
- - Kickbacks
- - Bicep Curls
- - Push-ups
It was a tough sweaty workout and exactly what I needed! After that I headed home to figure out what the heck I was going to make for dinner. I’m sure your not surprised to hear that was another off thing for me!
I finally decided on steaming a bag of edamame for dinner and then realized that just wouldn’t be enough. So after that realization I went back to my trusty friend the veggie burger salad. I microwave’d my Morning Star Veggie Burger (which Tim thought was weird since I had a grill and a George Foreman) and placed it on top of a bed of romaine lettuce. I added in slices of tomatoes, cookies mushroom and hot peppers. Then I topped the burger off with a smashed up avocado to serve as some tasty sauce for my meal. I was totally satisfied with myself and realized that a not to fancy dinner turned out to be pretty impressive.
Went to bed by 9… yep I am getting old. So overall not a bad ending to my weird not terrible but not great day!