Skip to main content

Spinning, Overthinking and Eating Leftovers

Spinning & Overthinking 
Today was a pretty typical Wednesday. Jason got up at 5am for swim, I did not. Instead, I hit up spin at lunch. Jason actually went with me today too! I really do look forward to my noon workouts. Even if I'm feeling sluggish, I know that going will really help boost my energy and mood.

Sometimes I think the key to getting workouts done and maintaining routine is just getting yourself going. Don't think about it too much, just get in there and get started. Overthinking causes us to question ourselves too much sometimes.

I know that when I get too much inside my head, that's when my runs tend to falter. I start to question my ability to make it a certain distance or speed. I start to notice those little aches or pains and they suddenly seem way out of proportion. So then I'm so focussed on discomfort, that I stop myself short. And I don't mean pain as in an injury, I just mean being out of a comfort zone kind of thing. Working out shouldn't feel easy peasy. You should feel like you're doing something right?

Sometimes I even question my weight selection or strength and don't give myself enough credit. In other words, I undermine my own efforts. I opt for fewer reps or lighter weights rather than just going for it. So what if I only get 6 out of 8 reps, at least that's trying.

What do you think? Do you notice a difference when you start to overthink something, get too inside your own head?

Oh, back to workout...I did a quick chest workout before spin class:
Chest flye into chest press - 3x8
Incline chest press - 3x10
Pushups with toes on bench - TF

Leftovers?
Speaking of overthinking, I tend to also overthink dinners way too often. I will literally start thinking about dinner first thing in the morning. I go over what I have in the fridge or freezer. I think about what sounds best, what new creation I might come up with.

Why can't I just go with something nice and simple? That can be just as tasty right? So, tonight, I'm going the easy route. I know what you're thinking, "riiiiggghhhttt...."

But I did it. I didn't cook. I made SOOOO much Balsamic Dijon Veggie Pasta Salad yesterday, that I made the executive decision to finish that off before making more leftovers. I can't seem to grasp the concept of cooking for two. When one squash would work, I use two.
It definitely didn't look as pretty the 2nd time around though

Do you over do it in the kitchen making enough to feed an army when it's only a few people? This is great if you are a leftover person. I, however, am not a big fan. But, tonight, I'm making an exception to my crazy crazy rule. 

Daily To-Enjoy List:
  • Spin class
  • No cooking
  • Reading before bed

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Love in Photos

In honor of Valentine's Day - Love in Photos Husband Family and Furbabies Friends Even if you're not a fan of Valentine's Day - I hope you have a wonderful day and remember the loves in your life.

Plantar Fasciitis Woes & Way to Go Wednesday Shout Outs

I wanted to thank everyone again for your many congratulations on completing and getting a PR at my recent half marathon . The support and words mean so much to me. My legs feel absolutely fine after the race. I could have run yesterday if it weren't for my left foot. So right now I'm trying to heal my left foot. I mentioned that I've been having problems with plantar fasciitis in that foot and that it was the cause of much pain during the race. Since the race, I've been unable to walk on it very well. Lots of hobbling going on. I've been icing it and trying to keep it elevated. But, I noticed that it's started to get some bruising, not horrible, but worrisome. Not sure if it's better or worse for it to be discolored vs red and swollen. However, this could be indicitive of a tear. But, my bigger concern with the bruising is that indication that there's been bleeding. Being on Xarelto for the blood clot means my blood doesn't clot very well the

Hump Day and More Pineapples

Full-Body Workout  I'll readily admit that getting up this morning was quite painful and almost didn't happen. I forced myself out of bed though not exactly excited about tackling a full-body Pyramid workout. Sort of daunting at 5 am really. I did the warm up from Shock Cardio Cardio Core Circuit (cardio only premix) then hit the weights. It was a pyramid up only so I increased my starting weight. I topped it all off with the first 2 1/2 drills from the cardio workout. I ran short on time and was basically spent. Squats into Plie Squats Step Ups (seriously hate these especially at 5:30 am) Incline Chest Flyes into Chest Press Pullovers into DB Underhand Rows Step Ups (freaking again) Static Lunges Overhead DB Press into Lateral Raises Deadlifts Kickbacks into Overhead Extensions Hammer Curls into Alternating Curls Calf Raises I am so excited to report that my new cross-trainers and running shoes arrived today. Can't wait to test both of them out. I waited way way way too