I don’t know about you, but I am really struggling with getting back into the swing after my awesome best first married Christmas vacation!!! Today particularly was not looking too bright since it’s the first real full week back at work. You’ll never believe how I made the best of it. Actually, you will because you read my blog.
To add insult to injury, I didn’t get to go home for lunch today because Kevin had a meeting over lunch. Boo. But then…. a plan formed in my mind to jailbreak out of that place and get some exercise in!
And the weather cooperated!! I power walked/jogged it in half work/half workout attire. I can’t quite bring myself to be like the real business power walkers who wear running shoes with their regular outfit. I did a quick change into yoga pants!
I picked up the little rascal along the way.
My lunchtime quickie workout: 2.67 miles power walked/jogged + 12 flights of stairs.
I was okay until I hit the stairs. Those left me a little sweaty!! Of course, I had to run into my boss’s boss in the break room right after I changed into my work clothes. He was trying to make small talk with me and my face was just sweating profusely. I know it had to have looked like I was afraid to make eye contact, but I was just trying to angle my sweaty face away from him!! And I am just so bad at small talk anyways. Why talk when you could both just stand there and wait for the microwaves to beep? Haha.
Gym workout: 4.31 miles @ 9:31 pace while watching Jeopardy! (the cute Dan won again!!) and 1.69 miles @ 7:29 pace. I ate a tiny little piece of toast before the gym. That was a mistake. I thought the blandest of foods wouldn’t bother my stomach. Wrong. I need to eat at least an hour before the gym.
I think it tasted more delicious because I prepared the whole thing last night, and all I had to do tonight after the gym was stick in the oven. That was awesome.
Just so you can see all the layers. This time I didn’t have any green beans, but I just used all the vegetables in the crisper.
Pineapple Upside Down Cake is one of those desserts you can generally make from what you have in your pantry! Of course, I had to try to make a lighter version… in ramekins. Hello, portion control!
I even had maraschino cherries leftover from the White Chocolate Cherry Almond Cookies!
Skinny Mini Pineapple Upside Down Cakes (adapted from Eat Yourself Skinny)
Do you ever squeeze in workouts over lunch? I would’ve been happier full out running because the weather was so glorious, but I was trying to keep my sweating under control. I saw a LOT of walkers in the park.
What food have you found that doesn’t bother your stomach before exercise? I really try to plan ahead, I really do. But what’s a girl to do if she is STARVING and about to hit the gym for an hour +?
A bonus: What Friends episode does the shepherd’s pie remind you of?
It tastes like feet!