I’m feeling so much better! I got a nice sweaty workout in this morning. It was really different than anything I’ve ever done! I had wanted to go running because I was in the mood to really sweat and release some stress, but it was raining… and I really shouldn’t be running at all- I just don’t have the knees for it. So I went to the gym, but I was kind of bummed about just doing the elliptical, when I peaked into a studio room and saw that a class was about to start called Urban Rebounding. People had mini trampolines in front of them and small weights. An older woman saw me peaking in. She said, “You have to join us, its so much fun!” I was a little scared, but I said to myself, “If she can do it, so can I!”
Well, it was awesome. I haven’t been on a trampoline since I was a little kid, and I probably looked ridiculous, but the class was so much fun and such a great workout. We were jumping, kicking, jabbing, stepping (and I was huffing and puffing) for 45 minutes straight. We then did 15 minutes of abs and weights. By the end of the class, I was drenched in sweat and felt a lot of my stress melt away.
This just showed me that its never too late to try something new and, more importantly, I shouldn’t worry about making a fool of myself in front of other people while doing so. Who cares? That kind of thinking just prevents me from having fun and experiencing new things!
So, back to food. Before the gym, I had a kids cliff bar.
After the gym, I picked up a few groceries from Trader Joe’s and made a light lunch.
Tuna, a slice of whole wheat bread, lots of raw veggies, and some pineapple. It hit the spot.
I used my new McClure’s relish for the tuna. It was out-of-this world- salty, not sweet, like pickles!
I love tuna. I had it a lot as a kid so I guess it’s a “comfort food” for me. I always make it with lemon, mayo, mustard, salt, pepper, relish, and a little onion.
This afternoon I did some work at a coffee shop and had an iced Chai tea with soy milk.
When I got home, I made a snack of TJ’s crackers and a few slices of Applegate Farms turkey bologna. This was a great combo- the complex carbs + protein were very satisfying and filled me right up. I had a few more than what is pictured.
Now I’m just relaxing before I have to do a little more work. Its just me for dinner tonight and I’m going to make a delicious meal with a special something I picked up at TJ’s today! See you later for a recap!