Yes, day 4. Yes, I know I missed my update yesterday, and this means I’ll be docked a letter grade and it goes on my permanent record. Haha, teacher humor. Truth be told, I wasn’t feeling too hot last night, so I opted for some R&R and went to sleep early. You’ll get a double post today to make up for it!
So, to clarify, the following was actually two days ago. Here’s Day 4:
10:00a.m.: I started the day with my usual pre-Bikram routine! I had my PG Tips, but switched from cottage cheese to fat free Greek yogurt with 4 strawberries, a tablespoon of flax, a tablespoon of coco powder, and stevia. I served it up in a pretty glass bowl I made a few months ago. My entire breakfast was eaten from things I made, come to think of it. Neat!
10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Bikram yoga. I had a little more trouble with the balances today. I wonder why. Afterward, I scarfed down a banana bread Larabar, took a quick shower, and rushed to my Dermatologist appointment!
2:15 p.m.: Dermatologist appointment. The good news: no skin cancer! The better news: prescription strength Retinol to keep me looking beautiful and acne-free! The not-so-great news: I’m out $55.00. God, my insurance sucks.
3:30 p.m.: I got back to the house pretty hungry. I made an omelet, this time with four eggs, two whole and two whites (since I was very hungry and didn’t have enough eggs to do my usual). I picked a yellow squash from my garden, and threw slices of that, spinach, mushrooms, green onions, and 1/4 a cup of low fat mozzarella cheese in and garnished the plate with three strawberries.
4:44 p.m.: For my pre-work out snack i had an 1/8 cup of dark chocolate pomegranate seeds (sadly, the last of my pack) and 15 macadamia nuts.
5:30 p.m.: I was all geared up for my cardio+strength training class at the YMCA, only to arrive to find it canceled! I was sad, but not too sad since Ian had put on an adorable pouty “but i don’t want you to go” face before I left. Instead of the 1 hour 15 minute long class, I just did some weight room training. I started with 50 push ups (1 set of 20, 2 sets of 15) and sit-ups in the stretch room, and then moved to the big scary man weight room and did bicep curls, overhead presses, and squats (12 lbs, 3 sets of 10 for each), skull crushers (10 lbs, 3 sets of 10) and the hip adductor/abductor machines (60lbs/90lbs, 3 sets of 10) before heading back home.
6:30 p.m.: I decide to put on something nice and do my make-up. This doesn’t happen too often during the week for me anymore, so I made Ian take some pictures.
7:30 p.m.: Ian and I headed out to run some errands, and had to stop some place to eat. I announced that there was a Beyond Bread and a Fuddruckers at the corner, but before I could say I’d really prefer a healthy Beyond Bread salad, Ian started doing little mental cartwheels at the though of eating at Fuddruckers again and reliving his childhood. How could I say no? They have neat exotic meat burgers there that are free-range & antibiotic free, so it wasn’t going to be too bad for me. I originally wanted ostrich, but they were out! Instead I got a bun-less elk burger (which, according to their chart, was lean and savory) with Monterey Jack cheese, mushrooms, and guacamole, and split a side of sweet potato fries with Ian (though I probably ended up eating more like 2/3 of them. I ❤ sweet potato fries) with ketchup. I didn’t have my camera with me, so the best I could do was a blurry camera phone photo. I also ended up having a full glass of diet coke! Mostly because she charged me for a drink I didn’t ask for but I didn’t want to make a fuss about it. I almost NEVER drink soda, and it’s even rarer for me to drink diet. But I slurped down a whole glass of it with all it’s tasty chemically refined, cancer causing sweetness. Cancer never tasted so good.
12:00 a.m.: I made it through the night with no snacking! After that dinner, though, it’s hardly a victory. I got to bed a bit later than I would have liked, considering the early day I’d be having tomorrow…
Now, on to Day 5!
7:00 a.m.: Since Ian had to work at 8 a.m., I decided to wake up early with him and get Bikram out of the way so we could spend some time together later on. Once again, I had my usual, a cup of PG Tips with stevia and fat free milk and a cup of fat free cottage cheese with 5 strawberries and 1 TBSP ground flax. This time I could only manage three full glasses of water before class, which left me feeling a little less hydrated than normal.
9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.: Holy Bikram, was this a hard class! The combination of less water and less sleep made it difficult to get through. Usually I barely notice the heat, but today the heat seemed to be clinging to my every pore, my stomach hurt, and I had to pee throughout almost the entire class. Bleh.
11:30 a.m.: I felt better after a refreshing shower, and settled down with a snack/lunch of carrot sticks with 2 TBSP peanut butter and a low fat blue cheese wedge for dipping. I also munched on a garden tomato before running out to my dentist appointment.
1:00 p.m.: Dental Village has gotten some bad reviews, and I thought about getting a new dentist, but I’m glad I didn’t. They had a staff change, and the doctor I saw FINALLY acknowledged my chipped filling I’ve been telling them about for years. Now I’ve got another cavity in that tooth, probably because nobody ever listened to me and I always have mountains of food lodged in where the chip is. I’m schedule to get it filled tomorrow. That aside, I passed my dental exam with flying colors!
3:00 p.m.: Truly Nolan came to look at the HORRIBLE cricket infestation we’ve got. They’re going to treat it Friday, thankfully. After their very nice employee left, I made myself an extra big salad with romaine, 1/2 cucumber, 1 garden tomato, 1/3 an avocado, 1/3 cup shaved Parmesan cheese, artichoke hearts, 5 thin slices of deli turkey, and 2 TBSP of fat free balsamic vinaigrette.
5:30 p.m.: I had been excited about climbing, but started feeling sort of weird around 4. I ate a white chocolate macadamia nut Luna bar and laid down on the couch for a while, but still felt a little dizzy and nauseous. I took a little half hour nap and woke up still feeling off, but decided to suck it up and go to Rocks and Ropes anyway and just take it easy.
7:30-8:45 p.m.: I only climbed two easy walls at Rocks and Ropes, but I was glad I went out. On the 7+ I started on I actually knocked my glasses off and had to catch them while still holding on to the wall by wedging them between my arm and the rope! A little nerve wracking, to say the least.
10:30 p.m.: I was feeling a little better but hungry, so I had my usual late night junk food fix. I had my usual 2 1/2 TBSP of popcorn with 1/2 TBSP oil, but was still craving something sweet afterward, so I had a 1/2 cup of my fat free chocolate sorbet. I would have stopped there if Ian hadn’t brought out a big bowl of cookies and cream Blue Bunny ice cream, which I definitely ate my fair share of. Sigh.
12:00 a.m.: After a nice, relaxing night, I’m feeling much better, and get to sleep a little early so I can get plenty of sleep before tomorrow’s Bikram!