What a difference the temperature can make! Walking home, from work, was a pleasure last night. I ended up taking a later train so that I could stay at work and finish a few things up. I may do that again soon because that train was WAY less crowded with virtually no pushing and shoving. Plus as an added bonus it was a double decker train. I love those! They are cleaner, more comfy and generally seem less crowded.
As soon as I got home, we put dinner on. We had Tilapia, cauliflower, and noodles. As a result, my plate looks like a lot of white… I never used to enjoy Tilapia but over the past few months I’ve come to really like it. I especially like it with a touch of lemon pepper on it. I seriously think I could eat lemon pepper by the bucket full. I’ve started putting it on everything – as if it was salt. I guess it kinda is.
I’m still trying to eat more during the day and not too hungry at night as a result… but I knew that I needed more food. So, I ended up snacking on some fruit, a Bagel thin, and some Babybel cheese. I need to start bringing some of those snacks earlier in the day. I think that will be my goal for next week. One healthy step at a time!
My work out for today was another tough one. I’m definitely liking the variety that the New Leaf program is giving me. I am also feeling like it is really pushing me, which I probably needed. I know that one of the common complaints from others who have tried it is that they have had to work out at lower intensities for longer whereas I am the opposite – shorter workouts for higher intensities. Anyway, today was 70 minutes of intervals (including 10 minutes of warm up / cool down) followed by 30 minutes of strength training. You can see the workout below. The intervals were 2 minutes at 150 – 160 bpm, followed by 2 minutes at 160 – 171 bpm, and then 1 minute with my heart rate between 171 and 183.
When I looked at the workout last night, I really had no idea how I was going to hit that higher heart rate. I sort of figured I’d build up in the last minute of the interval before it but exactly how … I just wasn’t sure. You can see from the results below that I still really struggled with getting to the correct interval at the correct time but I generally hit the pattern. I think this was an improvement over Monday and I am sure this workout will repeat over the next 10 weeks so I’ll get a chance to try again. I did add an extra two minutes of cool down to the workout as I really felt like I needed a bit more time to bring my heart rate back down.