Back to the Gym
Sunday, February 28, 2016
Yup, I need to get back to the gym routine post-vacation.
And went yesterday. It always stuns me how FEW calories I burn on the elliptical for 30 minutes of vigorous effort at level 8: yesterday, about 265, pretty much a match for the intake calories on my breakfast eggwhite and veggie omelette! And then upper and lower body weights -- which I could most definitely feel afterwards. I had my XC ski clothes in the car, to meet DH for a ski afterwards: and we both bailed. Just too tired: plus the sun and sparkle were gone, the winds were blowing fiercely and the snow was slushy/icy, the kind you don't want to fall into one bit . . .
Probably a good decision, because it was still necessary to get to the grocery store!
Have made a big pot of butternutter soup this morning for this week's suppers: really easy vegan. Two bags of frozen butternut squash plus a can of diced tomatoes and some water, leftover celery and carrot and onion, lots of fresh ginger diced up and some chili flakes and curry powder: simmered, semi-pureed with the blender stick (gotta get a new one of these), with a final stir-in of chopped cilantro stems for colour plus a handful of peanuts and some peanut butter for protein. My taster bowl verdict: delish!!
OK then: busy week coming up with challenging stuff scheduled!
I am so enjoying the late winter cardinal sound early in the mornings -- very distinctive indicator that spring is coming!!