As you may recall, I signed up for Tina's Best Body Bootcamp again this round. Somehow, we're already on week five! It has been a great way for me to mix up my strength routines. I have the cardio thing pretty much covered between running and cycling, but I like to mix it up a lot in the weight arena.
It's always fun to open the workout on a Mon/Wed/Fri morning to see what kind of exercises we're going to do. What's nice about the eight week long bootcamp, is that every two weeks the workouts change so you don't get bored and your muscles continue to be challenged.
This Friday's workout includes a fun exercise that I tried for the first time last Friday - push ups with froggers! Go ahead, try them. I couldn't do them as fast as the girl in the video for 45 sec straight, but I could tell they were workin'!
In addition to bootcamp, I decided that for the month of May, I'm really going to focus on eating when I'm hungry. This may sound like a no brainer, but after several cycles of marathon training, my eating habits are on autopilot - breakfast, morning snack, lunch, afternoon snack, craving sugar, sometimes munching while making dinner, dinner, craving dessert.
This type of eating was perfectly acceptable when I was running 40+ miles a week plus cross training, but it's simply not needed with my current training. I do think it's important to listen to your body and know what it's asking for (i.e. Some days I'm really craving meat or bagels. I usually take that as a sign that my body is asking for more protein or carbohydrates). Of course, if I'm craving ice cream every night, that's not always a legit need my body has.
What I've noticed the last few days is that at work, I often want a morning snack, but don't necessarily need it. Instead, I'm trying to keep my water glass full or grab another cup of tea. And of course, if I'm hungry, I'll eat! Another thing - if I come home hangry after a workout, it's likely I'll eat a big snack because I need food ASAP and then not need as much dinner.
For whatever reason, I'm lacking all desire to be creative in the kitchen so we're eating a lot of the same. Spaghetti with veg, rice and bean bowls, burritos, blah. Lately, I've been wanting to make homemade pad Thai so I really should get to the store and pick up the ingredients. I'd also like to incorporate a little more fish into our diet.
UP: We finally ordered our wedding invitations!
Down: Now for the whole addressing thing... Excuse me while I practice my calligraphy skills.
Currently reading: Wild, Tearing through it. Can't believe I waited so long to start it. And yes, now I want to go hike the Pacific Crest Trail, maybe for just a few days.
I'm in search of some new summer sandals. Do you have a pair you're eyeing? Your random thought of the day? Mine is that I'm in need of a pedicure in a bad way.