I am not sure what it is this week but I am just super tired! I’ve been going to bed earlier than normal but there seems to be just something in the air that is making me tired.
I got home last night and washed the dishes from the night before. I know this probably seems gross to many of you but I can’t deal with the dishes after dinner… anything that can go in the dishwasher does and the rest go into the sink to be cleaned the next day when I get home from work. Luckily, my fish pan was actually really pretty easy to clean.
Last night’s dinner was a Shrimp dish that I found on CookingLight. As I was making it, Adam said he thought it smelled really good and he was quite happy to see some crushed red pepper in the dish!
Overall, the dish was good. I definitely will be adding it to the list to make again. It was super simple and tasty … However, I would make a couple of changes the next time that I make the dish. First, I would cut back on the tomato sauce. It was a really good thing that the sauce was thick as there was A LOT of sauce. Don’t get me wrong, the sauce was really good but the ratio of sauce to shrimp was just not quite right. Second, I would probably add a bit more red pepper. Although, if I cut back on the sauce I may not really need to add pepper – just keep it the same.
After dinner, I ended up snacking on a few too many pretzels. I happen to love the salt on pretzels and normally I can really hold my own with salt but for some reason it has not been sitting well with me this week. I feel “puffy” and I woke up super super thirsty this morning. No more pretzels for me for a bit!
This mornings workout was another good one. I decided to mix it up again today and create another new workout for the Arc Trainer. Today, after the warm up I increased the resistance to 20 and did 2.5 minutes at a resistance of 20, then 19, 18, 17, 16, 15. I then increased the top resistance by 1 and dropped the lowest resistance. So, the next 12 minutes was 2.5 minutes for each resistance level – 21, 20, 19, 18, 17, and then 16. I kept cycling this way until I got to a top resistance of 25 and a bottom resistance of 20. Definitely a sweaty workout that felt good!
I could really feel it in my thighs as the resistance level went up! This was followed up by a bit of strength training… I increased my repetitions from 12 to 15 this week. I had to keep myself moving a bit faster to still finish within my time limit but it felt really good to be doing more!