Saturday, June 2, 2012

Day 39: Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger

For those of you who like Daft Punk, you're welcome for Day 39's title. For those of you who have no idea what I'm talking about, here:

This is a great song to workout to, so if you like it, give it a dload. ;)

I woke up much later than I usually do today! I didn't get up till 10! The old me would have been OK with this, but I was actually pretty irritated with myself because I wanted to get my workout done before noon. I originally intended to hit the hike & bike again, but then I remembered that today was the Spindletop Spin, so that meant that the Hike & Bike was probably crowded with volunteers and "real" cyclists. I might actually try to join this event and bike one of those routes next year! I need to get a helmet first, though. Biking on the road really scares me, so I'll have to work up the courage to do this. I can't keep living in fear, right?

Since I rose so late, I decided to go ahead and make lunch. I bought a bunch of mustard greens last weekend, so I wanted to make Sinigang ng hipon (Sinigang with shrimp). Sinigang is kind of like a Filipino gumbo, I guess...but way less complicated. You don't have to make a roux or let it simmer for hours. Well, at least not the way I was taught to make it, haha! I guess mine is "instant" sinigang then. I just buy some tamarind soup mix packets from the Asian Food Mart, boil the mix in some water, and add the shrimp and vegetables once the water's boiling.

Shrimp, mustard greens, and okra! 
I enjoyed lunch with some Jason Mraz.

Mr. Mraz approves. haha
After I digested for about an hour, I hit the gym! I chose "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger" for today's post title because I upped my workout quite a bit today! I worked out for an hour on the elliptical and then I did another 20 minute workout from!

According to this, I burned 524 calories in 1 hour.
I did 7,876 strides!
I downloaded Jason Mraz's new album Love is a Four Letter Word and Eric Hutchinson's Sounds Like This (Live) album today, and their music definitely made the hour go by quickly and painlessly. I always appreciate musical artists who actually write their own music, put real thought into their lyrics, and play their own instruments!

After my 20 minute sworkit workout, I had to hit the showers. My knees were sweating! Haha!

OOH, and I've been meaning to post a pic of my shiny new weighing scale! The cool thing about it is that I can take pics of my weight now without the camera adding any weight to the scale. It doesn't add any pounds again until you step off then back on. I feel like this can let me be as honest as possible with you guys, too. (Not that I had been lying with my old scale, I promise!)

I also wanted to show that I lost a couple of pounds. ;)
After my shower, I was STARVING. I chopped up some romaine and had some chicken breast pieces for supper tonight. I drizzled it with an Italian vinaigrette dressing. A variety of melons was for dessert. I was still feeling a bit hungry, so I ate 1 slice of wheat bread with peanut butter and a speck of honey as well.

And that, my friends, was my Saturday. I am now doing laundry and watching the 25th Anniversary Les Miserables concert. Am I a nerd or what? haha! Tomorrow is youth mass, so I must sleep early to be in Fannett in the morning!

Day 40 tomorrow already!? Woah!