My brother had left a comment on one of my posts here mentioning Crossfit. I checked out the website, it looks awesome. And there is a gym here in my town (although I'm a little sketched out about exercising in front of people) it looks worth maybe visiting at some point. But I am such a weakling twiglet that I would feel strange going into any gym. But like I said, it's worth a visit anyhow. I actually have a friend who does this stuff and he seems to love it, he posts stuff on Facebook about it. Here is the Crossfit promo video, this pumped me up, I'm so excited to try this stuff...
Thanks Mikie for the suggestion, I can't wait to try it!
Back again in the same night, like how I said it might happen. I was late with my last post but I just exercised this evening so I'm posting another update for this evening's events. I will try to make a post for every time that I exercise or have some interesting food info to mention. I might actually number the titles only for each time I exercise though, just to sort of keep track of how much actual physical work I've done to improve myself. And then all the food is understood and I will talk about it as I go along.
Let me continue on the food note since it's on the tip of my mind right now. So, like I said before, I had that delicious POM shake, but I also had a couple small pancakes with that for "brunch" (since I got up late again). It was a nice breakfast. Then I got hungry again around 2pm, so I made an interesting little snack. I was craving almonds and honey again, so I tried to figure out what I could use to hold them in order for me to eat them in a minimally-messy way. I wanted to avoid more starch but I couldn't help it. So I figured I would use a bagel, only half. So I toasted half a bagel and I also decided to spread some Tofutti cream cheese on it to help hold the toppings on better and to give me a bit more protein (And let me just sat the Tofutti products, especially the ice cream, are very tasty). Then I drizzled some honey and then sprinkled on the raw almond slices. It was very yummy! I wish I had taken a picture but I was too hungry and it was too delicious for me to stop eating it.
So anyway, after a while, I wrote the previous post you saw, and then I got ready to go outside to help my dad shovel snow. But then I was hungry, yet again, and I knew that if I didn't do something about it at that very moment then the hunger would only get worse as I shovel. So I inhaled a banana, drank a bunch of water, and a little bit of blueberry juice to mask the banana flavor (yeah, I really don't like bananas, but they are quick so I still eat them), and then I was off to the winter wonderland.
This is where the exercise first came in today. There was plenty of upper-body exercise with all that shoveling, at least, for a little newb weakling like me. There was a lot of lifting with the arms and twisting with the abdomen. It was good. When we had finished for the night I went back in and rode the bike for about ten minutes. I was already tired and I was starting to get really hungry again, so I didn't want to get myself dizzy.
Food again! For dinner we had some yummy burritos that had pinto beans, lettuce, red peppers, salsa, and I'm pretty sure mom put pineapple in them too (I'm not a huge fan of pineapple either, but then I just figure that I'm a picky eater so I just need to suck it up anyhow). These ingredients were all nicely packaged in some wheat tortillas. Usually, when we make burritos at home we just put refried beans and cheese in them, so it was nice to put a different variety of stuff together this time. I personally don't really like a lot of mexican food, unfortunately, but these burritos we had tonight were not too bad, especially with some sliced avocado on top. But I think I ate too much. I had two stuffed but average size burritos with some cooked broccoli on the side but I guess it was too much all at once. I had a major food baby. I didn't feel the need to really eat anything again until now, right before bedtime, which I know is bad, but I hate going to bed feeling hungry.
Well anyways, that's all the rest of the day for ya. I might exercise tomorrow again, we'll see. I guess it depends on whether I can get out of bed at all. I'm expecting to feel somewhat stiff tomorrow since I had a nice evening of fresh air and snow-shoveling. But I'm sure that the call of my precious food will most definitely get me out of bed if nothing else...
These are the notes from your average couch-potato that is simply trying to fix it before it breaks!