After work this morning, I made a stop at Trader Joe’s for the first time since being in Philadelphia. Boy, do those guys know how to market their products. Everything is funkily yet clearly labelled, and looks so appealing! Plus, they have tons of fresh, healthy options, that aren’t as expensive as Whole Foods. (Although I love Whole Foods, it is so ginormous in size, and expensive, I get so overwhelmed!)
I went in with a list and did a pretty good job of sticking to it, considering I was absolutely starving going in. I even broke into a box of Kashi GoLean Crunch while shopping in the store. Oops.
Aside from my snack of GoLean Crunch, I also had some carrots and hummus, and frozen mango for lunch. Very odd combo, and not something I would usually recommend, but I guess that’s what happens when you eat and unpack groceries at the same time!
I then digested and took some time to read my new eBook that I borrowed online, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling.
I picked up this book in Barnes and Noble the other day while browsing, and although I hate to admit it, I was attracted to the book because of its bright pink cover. After reading a few pages, I was sold, and new I’d have to find it in the library.
My workout for the day took me inside to the treadmill. Although I’m all for going outside to workout when it’s sunny, I really didn’t feel like battling the heat today. I was inspired by a post by Popsugar Fitness that I stumbled upon when looking for a Kale and Quinoa salad recipe. The link to the recipe and workout can be found here, but I altered the pace a little bit to make it look something like this:
- Warm up: 0:00-6:30 @ 7-8 mph
- Hills: 6:30-7:30 @ 15%, 7 mph (I originally tried it at 8, and could only keep it for about 20 seconds before realizing I didn’t want to fall off the back of the treadmill)
- 7:30-8:30 @ 1.5%, 7 mph
- 8:30-9:30 @ 10%, 8 mph
- 9:30-10:30 @ 1.5%, 8 mph
- 10:30-11:30 @ 5%, 9 mph
- 11:30-14:30 @ 1.5 % 8 mph
- 14:30-16:30 @ 1.5%, 3.5 mph
- Sprints: 16:30-17:30 @ 1.5%, 10.5 mph
- 17:30-18:15 @ 1.5%, 3.0 mph
- 18:15-19:00 @ 1.5%, 10.5 mph
- 19:00-19:30 @ 1.5%, 3.0 mph
- 19:30-20:00 @ 1.5%, 11 mph
- 20:00-21:00 @ 1.5%, 3 mph
- Endurance: 21:00-22:00 @ 1.5%, 8 mph
- 22:00-23:00 @ 1.5%, 8.5 mph
- 23:00-24:00 @ 1.5%, 9:0 mph
- 24:00-25:00 @ 1.5%, 9.5 mph
- 25:00-26:00 @ 1.5%, 10 mph
- 26:00-30:00 @ 1.5%, 8 mph
Afterwards, I jogged down to Insomnia Cookies, to pick up a gift for a dinner party I attended.
Are you a college student? Do you study late at night, and get the munchies, but don’t want something heavy like a sandwich or pizza? If yes, Insomnia Cookies is for you. Created by a college student for college students, Insomnia Cookies has now been turned into a large franchise with locations all over the east coast! Thought this couldn’t get any better? They deliver.
I took these babies on the train with me, and they smelled fantastic. The way all the other passengers were looking at me, I could have been holding gold, or the Stanley Cup.
Luckily they made it safe and sound to their destination in one piece 🙂 Well, almost.
Ook time to hit the hay! I might try and get in a 30 minute treadmill session tomorrow morning before work if I’m feeling up to it. I know it will make me feel a lot more productive, and it then won’t be hanging over my head!