Oh boy. I feel (almost) like a new woman today!
I shared yesterday that while under the weather, I went two full days without drinking ANY coffee. That has NEVER happened since I started drinking coffee 10+ years ago. Never. Ever.
Today I woke up feeling better (despite not sleeping well last night) and went to Starbucks. I bought two venti Americanos and drove home to drink them while I grinding through some work.
I was feeling prettttty wired after the first one, so of course I drank the second one.
Halfway through the second one, I was pretty well convinced that I’m a super hero. I glanced up at my book case and thought, “I totally get how people can see through things. I might have x-ray vision right now. In fact, I believe I can fly. With only partial effort.”
I danced like a strung-out muppet, while driving, all the way to gym.
My girl Ella from On Air with Ella texted me:
That was right after my workout. I walked into the gym and after taking it easy yesterday, my coach said, “Hey! How are you feeling?”
I proceeded to explain the above situation at the speed of a Micromachines commerical. If you aren’t familiar with the 80s and 90s Micromachines commericals, you’ll enjoy a laugh (or at least a smile) by watching.
I was ready to crush my workout and I feel like I did!
Push Jerks (95/65) (This is a push jerk, if you’re unsure)
I used 75 lbs for the push jerks, which was challenging in just the right way, especially since I’m a little sore from yesterday’s bench press.
I definitely wanted to take breaks and catch my breath, but it’s such a fast-paced workout I told myself to keep pushing, not stop and leave it all on the floor.
100% effort today! Yeah!
On the food front:
I avoid dairy most of the time. I can handle it in small doses but that’s about it. I used to consume dairy (cheese, cream, yogurt) daily but now I maybe have it a couple times a month.
Today was one of those days. Here’s why:
a) it sounded good and most things still don’t sound good to my recovering tummy
b) I’ve eaten so little over the past few days that I wanted a palatable way to get in a solid amount of energy
Here’s what I did: I got a small container of hormone free greek yogurt & added a small amount of cacao powder, a small handful of cashews & a tablespoon of dried cranberries.
Oh it was goooooood. This is for sure not something I’ll eat every day or even once a month, but it made me happy today!
And that was my post-workout lunch.
Around 6pm I made dinner: a stirfry of cauliflower rice with ground turkey, tomatoes, garlic and spinach. The simple 4-step process for this 10-minute meal will be up on my Instagram stories for the next 24-hours.
Here’s to sweet dreams and a wonderful weekend! I’m off to the beach but I’ll be back for an update on Monday!