I struggled all day with the should I, or should I not work out today question. I really did not feel like going to work out today. I figured it could be a rest day. It was over 90 degrees in the DC area today. My cross fit box has no air conditioning. It gets hot. I started working out at 6:30 pm, well because I can’t wake up to go at 6 am. I used to be an early morning work out person. Not any more. I like sleep. I sleep well past my alarm designated wake up time. I rush to get dressed, and run out the door to get to work. Mornings are not my friend.
After contemplating all day with the should I or should I not work out today question, I ended up going to cross fit. The funny thing is that if I had this thought just a few days ago the answer would have been, of course go home. But today I had a tiny burst of extra energy that told me to go work it out. I figured if I went home I would be restless, working out is fun, so I went to have fun.
Today was not a bad day. My junk food cravings were less, and I felt full most of the day. I actually didn’t even have my afternoon crash feeling of needing a nap. Maybe there is something to this meatless living thing.
I am still working on meals to prepare and trying to decide what to eat. I joined a group for the 30 day vegan challenge on Facebook so I could see how other people live this lifestyle. I created a new pinterest board for Vegan/Vegetarian dishes so I can gain ideas for breakfast and dinner recipes. Meal planning is going to be the key! I know if I start to feel hungry my chances for success will decrease dramatically. I wish I had my own personal chef, if I dream it into existence maybe it will come. For now, it is self meal preparation for me. Day 3 done.
What I ate today:
Breakfast: Kale, spinach, strawberry, blueberry, banana smoothie
Whole grain toast with almond butter
Lunch: Spring/spinach mix salad, garbanzo beans, olives, peppers, onions
Snack: Mixed strawberry, blueberry, cherries, handful of almonds
Pre workout: Apple
Dinner: Spinach, eggplant, mushroom, onion, pepper, basil pesto, quesadilla (no cheese), low carb, organic wheat tortilla.
Cross fit Metcon:
18 min AMRAP
Overhead walking lunge 45/25
12 box jump overs 24/20