Thursday, January 13, 2011
I should have brought headphones . . .
I didnt intend for today to be very eventful.
I set my alarm for 7 am, as I had to be at work by 8:30. Ended up getting ready in record time, making breakfast to take with me & got to work early (which is a feat for me). Work went by remarkably fast & before I knew it, it was break time & I got to nom one of the last bowls of my awesome vegan "chicken" noodle soup I made Sunday. Then as soon as I went back it seemed like time for me to head home.
I've had a bag of whole grain quinoa sitting in my cabinet for, lets just say, a long time. I've been slightly intimidated by it & kind of lost as to what to use it in. But tonight, I made it! I made up a small batch to have with my Mandarin Orange Gardein "chicken," with a salad on the side. Definitely an awesome meal I'll want to repeat & not too hefty on the calories.
Hanging at home as i was finishing my dinner, my friend Mackenzie called & we decided to go to Club Fitness tonight & sign up for a membership. Its something we'd talked about for a few weeks now, but we had delayed due to snow/meeting up at the right time/downright procrastination. They have several locations within a few miles of my home, one across the street from where I work & have 24 hour access through the week at most of them. Its super convenient & affordable to boot!
Ladies & Gentlemen, for the first time in my life, I joined a gym!
After an hour or so of awkwardness & paperwork we had our key cards & got to explore the place. I am gym-retarded so I dont know what anything is called besides a treadmill, but we worked out for about an hour between 2 bike machines, the treadmill, a short stint on the elliptical & a bit of light weights. According to the machines I burned at least 250 calories!
I am so stoked right now. Im full of zest & energy & I'm super optimistic about this. If my legs are still attached to my body tomorrow, I'm considering stopping by after work. We'll see how I feel?
Time to end this & stop ignoring Mackenzie & the movie we're watching. Thanks for reading & if you're one of the many people who have commented, messaged, texted or talked to me about my first post, words can't express how encouraged & loved you've all made me feel.