Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Fitness Center Rants, Sprints and Low Carb Day Eats

First, some fitness center rants:
  • locker rooms should not be hot. It's not fun to start sweating while I'm toweling off after my shower. 
  • Patrons should clean up after themselves. Throw away your water bottle, put your towel in the basket.
  • Don't hog the benches in the locker room. I don't know why more people can't share.
Rant over.

I love that I can walk to the fitness center. It's the best way to warmup. Today we were back to sprints. 20 seconds on and 40 seconds to recover for 10 minutes. It was awesomely HARD. I'm pretty sure when I did these the first low carb day, my elliptical was not working properly because it was kind of easy. 

Today's intervals sort of went like this:

1-3 - that wasn't so bad!
4-6 - oh boy, my legs are burning
7-8 - (willing timer to move faster) 18, 19, 20!
9-10 - I think I might pass out...

My legs were so toasted that I did the 30 minute cool down on the treadmill. Like I said, awesomely hard. 

Back at the apartment, I made time to work on those trigger points with my foam roller and the stick. I forgot to mention that anytime you do these, you should stretch after. I love that part.

What I ate on low carb day

Breakfast: scrambled eggs, pb&j rice cake, coffee
The best tasting meal is the one you have after a good workout. This is just one of my faves. I almost didn't have the rice cake because I was worried about the carbs in the pb&j, but then I realized how crazy that sounded.

Lunch: chocolate protein shake, turkey slices
The shake was disappointing having more carbs than protein. It's my own fault because I didn't do my homework before hand and just assumed it was good because it said protein on the packet. Lesson learned.

Snack: celery and pb, water
I guess I needed something a little crunchy.

Dinner: chicken breast and green beans, salad
I love my salads, even more with cheese and Ranch dressing. Avoiding dairy is part of this program, but I just had to. At least there were less carbs than the shake at lunch!

I think I did pretty well today. Under 50g of carbs, but also under in total calories. I wish I knew if that was a big deal or not.

What are your fitness center rants?
Do you prefer the foam roller or the stick?

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