I woke up this morning with a sore throat. I am really hoping that I don’t get sick but I am also feeling a bit tired so I think all bets may be off! Switching gears a bit, Adam and I made salmon burgers, broccoli, and wild rice for dinner. We both have a 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 minute commute each way so dinners definitely have to be easy and fast. Salmon burgers are one of our favorites…
We get our salmon burgers at Costco (I just love Costco). They are cooked right from the frozen state in a pan on the stove. I think the directions call for about 5 minutes on each side. I just tend to cook them until the smoke detector alarm goes off. Just kidding although we do have a pretty sensitive alarm that goes off almost every time that I cook on the stove. It doesn’t seem to go off for Adam though. Hmmm…
We paired the salmon burgers with a wild rice mix and broccoli florets. I think it was one of the best under 20 minute meals that I’ve had in a long time.
I had a couple of oranges and some cheese for a snack after dinner and went to bed feeling really good. I stayed up a bit later than I intended as I got sucked into a Real Housewives show. I should know better, by now, than to even turn them on!
As I mentioned earlier, I woke up this morning with a bit of a sore throat but I wasn’t feeling anything other than that so I decided to continue with my planned workout. This morning’s workout was another day of aerobic intervals followed by 30 minutes of strength training. The intervals were 2 minutes with my heart rate at 150 – 160, 2 minutes with my heart rate at 160 – 171 and then one minute with my heart rate at 171+.
I was definitely good with the intervals between the 150 – 160 and 160 – 170 but I struggled a bit getting my heart rate above 171. According to the online New Leaf program, I maxed out at 174 and averaged 163 for the workout. While it looks like I missed a lot of the high intervals below – I actually was hitting a heart rate of 171 – 172 for most of the high intervals which is okay but I probably should have pushed a little higher. All in all, I am pretty pleased with this workout … it was tough and I felt much better / stronger than I did over the past few workouts. Maybe having a sore throat actually helps?
I followed my cardio up with 30 minutes of weights. For some reason, the weights were more challenging today than they typically are. I think maybe I was tired from the cardio workout. I am thinking about potentially separating the cardio / strength training workouts so that I do one in the morning and one in the evening. I haven’t completely decided though – so if anyone has advice or thoughts – I’d love to hear!
Today is going to be a good day… the power of positive thought! :)