I totally forgot about cold weather. Thank you, Texas, for providing me a year and a half of warmth. I find it funny that it actually never snowed when I lived there, but they get snow a month after I leave. And “snow” to them is a light dusting that closes down the city, so really it would have been cool for it to happen and gotten a day off work, but I can live without below 32 degree temperatures.
Anyway, here in St. Louis I get regular midwest weather, and parking my car in the driveway means I get regular midwest frost. I totally forgot about having to let your car warm up and the frost melt off before you can actually drive. I’m glad I left early for spin class (and I’m also glad I have a huge bright green puffer coat with a fur hood to keep me warm while I wait in the car.) Driving like this would not be safe.
SO yes, I went to spin Tuesday morning! I woke up and made my usual oatmeal with almond butter for breakfast, got a little work done (why did I get billed $4,000 from a school I don’t go to?), and then let my car warm up before driving to spin.
And you’ve probably realized that I AM able to still go to my family’s gym! WOO!
9:30 is a super fun time to work out because it’s right after all the moms have dropped their kids off at school. Me at the moms. Many of them super crazy fit, also. They must wonder what I’m doing there.
I’d never had this instructor before and she KICKED MY BUTT. Probably the hardest spin class I’ve ever been to. We’d do a track of sprints, then I’d think we would take it easy with some slow hills, but NOPE! A hill with…SPRINTS! I was dying, but in a great way. I almost thanked her after class, but then I didn’t know if she would take “that was the HARDEST CLASS I HAVE EVER BEEN TO” in a good or bad way, so I didn’t.
On the way home I chatted with Lauren, who was on her drive to her exciting new adventure in Chicago! I love her.
The afternoonw as shower–>lunch ( egg white, hummus, and spinach sandwich with veggies and an apple. Loving that sandwich combo lately.)
Dentist–> Luna Bar snack–>some work –>pick up mom since she is getting her car serviced (= garage spot for me = no frost tomorrow!) –>make dinner.
I forced my family to use up leftovers and dig into the freezer instead of buying something new. You have heard how much I like cleaning out the freezer, and I’m determined to actually use the stuff we have in there! We had:
- Leftover wild rice mixed with dried cherries, toasted walnuts and cherry balsamic dressing.
- Grilled chicken from the freezer
- Sweet potatoes that I had in the pantry
- Brussel Sprouts
- Bread from the freezer
- Leftover crescent/cheese/chicken thing
And we all made mish-moshes of what we wanted, mine on a bed of mixed greens.
I also had some chocolate pudding and banana for dessert. And then did a little more computer work before bed. Each day is different still, since I’ve got so many little projects going on. I’m loving it though!
- What’s the hardest workout class you’ve ever done?