Since I challenged everyone to “Every day do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow,” I took my own advice and attended a kickbox cardio class. Now, I don’t normally (i.e. EVER) take aerobic dance-y classes because I’m pretty uncoordinated, but I was feeling inspired.

The verdict? Mehhh. It was a non-run day in my training schedule, so I was due for some light cardio…. my according to my heart rate monitor I only burned 275 calories in the 50 minute class! If I had ran for 50 minutes, I would’ve scorched at least 500 calories. I just didn’t feel the burn (and I LIKE the burn) as I normally do.

But, I’ll admit, the jabs and kicks and punches were FUN, and I bet my legs will be sore from the lunges and shuffles! I also did 15 minutes on the elliptical before class. Here are my statistics:

  • Duration: 1 hr, 13 minutes
  • Time in Zone: 37 minutes
  • Average Heart Rate: 124 bpm
  • Maximum Heart Rate: 164 bpm
  • Calories Burned: 362

Introducing….. FUTURE HUSBAND!

There he is, folks! Isn’t he handsome? His real name is Kristien, and we’ve been dating for 4.5 years. He’s my best friend. Interesting facts about Future Husband: he was born in Reading, England; he was the National Prep School Champion of England for golf when he was 13 years old; he is studying to be an Physician of Oriental Medicine; and he freaks out when he sees roadkill.
I came home from the gym to a lovely dinner. Future Husband said I should describe the meal like this:

“Dinner consisted of tilapia seasoned with ginger, sesame seeds, a little butter, and dried parsley with a dash of pepper. On the side were roasted vegetables with garlic salt seasoning. The fish was moist, yet tender, with a flaky top due to the sesame seeds.”


He baked the fish at 375 for about 20 minutes. The fish was MOIST and delicious. He’s a great cook!

Future Husband also boiled some white rice. I had a little rice and tried to load up on the veggies. Everything was very flavorful, light, and delicious.


Snacks

After lunch, I had a few pieces of Dove Dark Chocolate.

After my meeting (which was kind of stressful), I needed a snack. I think the chocolate caused my blood sugar to drop. I had 1/2 cup of Grape Nuts, plain non-fat yogurt, and a sliced plum. This was a really nice combination!

Pre-Workout Snack
Before the gym, I had a banana with peanut butter…. I made little sandwiches because I was bored. šŸ™‚

I actually feel like I ate a little TOO much today (clearly), but that’s alright! I never beat myself up for overeating (especially on moderate overeating days like today). I figure–if you strive to be active and get balanced meals most days, a little extra every now and then isn’t a bad thing.

Olympics Update!
We just saw an interview with Michael Phelps and he said his nutritionist advised him to eat between 8,000 and 10,000 calories a DAY! His typical breakfast includes: three sandwiches of fried eggs, cheese, lettuce, tomato, fried onions, and mayo; one omelet; a bowl of grits; and three slices of French toast with powdered sugar…. washed down with three chocolate chip pancakes! DANG!

I hope everyone has a fabulous night! Sleep tight!

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