Sometimes I wonder why I even bother setting an alarm clock when my internal alarm clock automatically wakes me up at least 20 minutes earlier. Plus, I always forget to turn off my alarm, meaning that shimmy shimmy cocoa what? (or something like that…) is likely to be blasting on my Blackberry while I’m already out of bed and washing my face. Certain family members get rather annoyed when they hear a song from 2000 repeatedly blasting at 6am. Oops. I guess I fear that the one day I don’t set my alarm will be the one day that I oversleep.
I was actually thankful to have the spare time this morning because I was able to make breakfast, clean the kitchen, wrap a present, and respond to a few emails before I had to leave for work. As soon as I arrived to babysit, I immediately went upstairs to get part of my workout completed.
While watching The Today Show, I finished two miles of intervals on the treadmill then biked 6.5 miles. This morning, I realized that I haven’t done much weight lifting lately, simply because I prefer to take my workout outdoors in the summer. It’s also inconvenient for me to get to my gym, so I just work with what I can instead. In the end, all that matters is that I’m doing some form of exercise.
In the afternoon, I came home for about two hours before heading to my second job of the day. I wanted to watch the episode of Pretty Little Liars that I missed last night, but knew that I would become sluggish if I laid on the sofa, especially since the weather was gloomy today. To avoid the inevitable laziness, I hopped on the treadmill at my house and completed another 2.75 miles. Again, I did intervals, but kept it on the easy side. I’m planning on doing a post this week that will discuss intervals on the treadmill, so stay tuned!
Thankfully, I finished working relatively early tonight and made it back home by 7pm. My stomach was grumbling for dinner, so I made a simple meal: parmesan chicken. Would you believe that my version contains a mere five grams of fat? You certainly can’t get that at Macaroni Grill. I ate broccoli on the side for some greens and had a small bowl of frozen mango chunks for dessert (they are so good!).
My eyes are feeling heavy so it’s bed time for me!
P.S. In case you didn’t see, I extended the giveaway for the crystallized slap watch!