I did it. I kept my word to myself; I said that by taking Friday off meant I was trading-in a weekend day to accomplish my 3-mile run. It sucked though. It was one of those runs where, at no point did I catch my stride or get into it. UGH. To make it worse, at about 2.1 miles in, my pinky finger caught the string attached to the emergency magnet and the treadmill came to a stop. I told myself not to get mad, restarted it, with the new goal of .9 miles to go. Needless to say, I wasn't certain what my time was, because I was paying closer attention to the distance. Approximately 6-7 minutes later, it happened again. This time, I was livid. I jogged for a few minutes more, to make sure I reached the 3 miles, and stomped back to my apartment, cursing the chaffing on my inner thighs. Note to self: step further away from the front of the machine to avoid this effing problem. On a more positive note, I bought some new workout pants to help with the chaffing.
Breakfast: home-made frittata - ground venison, red onion, green pepper, egg white.
Snack: nothing. BAD.
Lunch: home-made venison bean soup (the venison needed to be eaten) - cannellini beans, black-eyed peas, lentils, ground venison, McCormick's Italian Chicken Slow Cooker Seasoning packet (I'll use it however I want!), water. This was so tasty.
Mid-afternoon snack: Nothing. BAD.
Dinner: frozen yogurt with coconut, strawberries, kiwi, pineapple, and almonds.
Evening snack: more venison bean soup.
H2o intake: maybe 30 oz. BAD.
Workout: 3mi run.
Here's what I've noticed:
1. I don't drink enough water. This is a huge problem. What I'm going to do to fix this is carry a bottle w/oz. marked on it and set alarms on my phone to drink "x" amount of water.
2. I eat out too much. Whoa. I noticed this after beginning this blog. This needs to slow down a LOT. I need to redirect some of this money into Whey protein, workout clothes, activities w/Steve, etc.
3. My portion size...could be taken down.
4. I'm not sticking to my needed protein. To gain lean muscle, I need to eat lean protein.
It's late, but I'm going to go prepare my lunch and snacks for tomorrow, make Steve's lunch, take my vitamins, and get in bed.