Before I get into the post, can I tell you that one of my more ridiculous pet peeves is my irritation over how Shania Twain talks during, like, all her songs' instrumental sections...drives me NUTS. JUST LET THEM PLAY. There is no need, Shania. See - it gets me all caps-lock shouty. I'll admit to enjoying a few of her songs, but UGH, whenever she starts talking it just....ERGH. I guess that's kind of a 90s pop music thing though - Britney, Backstreet Boys, Mandy Moore all did it. But I didn't like when they did it either. *Love Always, Mandy* heh.
On to the regularly scheduled post!
Well well well. The math doesn’t lie, I'm supposin'. I totally jogged a full mile today. A mile. All at one time. I am so proud of myself. Thanks to everyone for confirming this for me – I seriously was afraid it was too good to be true, even though I saw the display and did the exact same math that you all did!
I never thought I would think I could find a comfortable jog pace. But that’s exactly what 4.8 was, even as I was doing it. It felt comfortable. I never ever in a million years thought that I would have a pace at which jogging would be COMFORTABLE;
And then to do a whole mile! Plus a little extra. I just…I jogged a mile today. And I wasn’t dying at the end, either. I don’t want to go and say I could have done a lot more, because I just don’t know but…it was well within my capabilities to run a mile. I never would have thought such a thing, at least not at this point.
Lest you think a mile was the end of the workout, let me continue!
After the miracle mile (ha) I did 4 machines (and some of them have more than one move involved so I’m doing three sets, but two or three times), then did some jump rope and abs stuff then more jump rope, then 4.5 minutes on the treadmill at 3.5mph and an incline of SEVEN. That got the ol’ heart rate up! Then I did two more machines…and then I got bored and went home. :-P
It was a rainy and gloomy day but you got all smiles from me :-D
Water - 116oz! Boom.
In other news, I totally got in the Christmas spirit today...I know, I know, it's not even Thanksgiving yet. But I couldn't help it! I rocked some peppermint hot chocolate and a newly created Christmas playlist complete with:
O Holy Night - NSync (I love their version and I'm not ashamed to admit it)
All I Want for Christmas is You - Mariah Carey
Christmas in Hollis - Run DMC
Jingle Bell Rock - Neil Diamond
Here Comes Santa Claus - Doris Day
Sleigh Ride - Ella Fitzgerald
Baby It's Cold Outside - Leon Redbone and Zooey Deschanel (Elf Soundtrack - can't wait til that movie is on TV all the time!)
Winter Wonderland - Phantom Planet
Skating - Vince Guaraldi (from A Charlie Brown Christmas)
...and many others!
*glass/cup of milk
*egg sandwich: 1 LCL wedge, egg subst, ketchup, 1/8 of an avocado sliced, toasted arnold’s thin
*half of a gala apple sliced
*sandwich: roasted red pepper, spinach, tzatziki sauce, toasted arnold’s thin
*bowl of Tastybite’s Madras Lentils soup
*peppermint hot chocolate (using peppermint tea and Swiss Miss Sensible Sweets Diet Cocoa)
*half a large sweet potato, mashed with salt and pepper and a few sprays of I Can’t Believe Yada Yada butter spray
*cup of veggie crunches (plus a few more…gotta stop reaching back into the bag, argh!)