My first thought upon waking this morning was, "Why can't I feel my legs?"
We met with our personal trainer, Christina, yesterday for our first REAL workout. I hate her……No let me rephrase that…..I REALLY dislike her….
After the workout I realized just how out of shape I really am. Horrifying! We worked out every muscle possible, I drank two 20 oz bottles of water during and after my workout. Now, I feel like my whole body is made of jello. The good think is that, I figure, if it hurts this much…..It MUST be working and I'm also looking forward to next week.
We did more of a boot-camp style set of exercises that kept us in constant motion. After about 10 minutes into it, I was almost out…..BUT, I kept going. I pushed myself as hard as I knew my body could handle, and after another 5 minutes, I got a second wind and kept it moving. Toward the end of our session we moved indoors(away from the hot, dreary warehouse that we did the bulk of our exercise in). I think the bright light paired with the AC gave us all an extra bit of energy….we did some AB and Core workouts, stretched, and it was all over. Just in time too, because my alarm(to let me know that I needed to leave to pick up my daughter) had gone off 5 minutes before. My plan after the workout was to run the short distance to our other suite, grab my belongings, and get my little one. When I got outside, I could barely lift my legs, needless to say, running was out of the question. So a quick walk, grab and go…then off I went.
Overall….I do feel really good though. I'm doing what is necessary for me to reach my goals.
Today, I ran into some real hurdles regarding my diet. First off, I had an early morning meeting with a new vendor of ours. They were planning to show up a bit early to setup for training with our customer service group. I planned ahead on this one. The training was scheduled for 8:30AM, they'd show up at 8. I left my home SUPER early(7AM), dropped my daughter off at daycare, and got to work at 7:40AM. This gave me enough time to enjoy my breakfast and get ready for the vendor. They showed up at 7:45AM and I have to say that threw me off a bit.
I then(with their help), loaded the boxes with the training materials into my car, drove to our other suite, unpacked the boxes and left them to get setup. At this point it was about 8AM, I'd been up for 2 hours without a bite to eat. My legs were wobbly from yesterday's workout and I was STARVING. I quickly made myself some oatmeal and enjoyed it. My meeting and training were a success.
After training, I had a lunch date with our vendor. Now eating out was tricky. After looking over the whole menu 80 times over, I decided on Chicken Marsala with linguine(no alfredo sauce). I thought I made a great decision….until the meal arrived. The massive chicken breast arrived in it's own plate floating in gravy and mushrooms. So, I cut it in half and removed it from the gravy, then enjoyed it with about a quarter of the linguine they brought me.
After the meeting…..the company closed up shop a bit early and were treated to a movie! I got my little one from daycare a little earlier than usual and off we went to the movies. THIS was a test in itself. The smell of popcorn and the various ads for M&M's were difficult to contend with. I simply ignored the sign that says no outside food, packed along some carrots, a coke zero, my chocolate square, and animal crackers(for my daughter)…..then enjoyed the movie. My daughter didn't pose too many threats to my diet and enjoyed a square of chocolate herself.
All in all…..I think I did well, considering the busy day I had.