Elliptical dear… I kinda hate you, kay?
Hey guys! How’s everybody? Good, I hope.
So, yesterday I forgot to take photos of the rest of my meals. But here’s what I ate.
Lunch didn’t stay for long so at 4:30pm I was really hungry again. I had 5 mini toasts with strawberry jam and a small glass of milk;
Dinner was soup and a kiwi;
Caught up with some TV shows and went to bed at 11pm. It took a while to fall asleep though. I hate when that happens.
Today I woke up at 7am and prepared the breakfast.
Weetabix biscuit + coconut yogurt and a small banana.
This was good. I wasn’t full but felt satisfied.
Got ready and went to catch the train. GYM TIME!
I had a appointment with my PT and boy did I feel it this time. 15 minutes on the treadmill to warm up. Then strength training, which I definitely need. It wasn’t HORRIBLE, but I definitely struggled at times. The PT is cool though, encouraging and making me try harder. Cause god knows sometimes I just wanna get up and leave. Everytime I made a face because OH NOES NOT AGAIN he laughed and said “Don’t make that face! Come on!” But it’s really frustrating realizing that I’m not strong at all. I know, I know, that’s why I’m there… Doesn’t mean it doesn’t frustrate me. :p
Then elliptical. I LOATHE that thing. Really. Hate. It.
Let me explain… I’ve always had trouble breathing when I ran and did more demanding stuff. I can run, but not for long periods of time. At age 10 or 11 I was diagnosed with asthma and had an inhaler for when I needed it.
Now, as I’ve already said, I’ve never been one to exercise before, so I just didn’t need it. And stopped using it altogether. And the elliptical, man… It pushes me. And I CAN’T BREATHE. I couldn’t take it. I tried but after 5 minutes he said I could stop. He told me I have to keep trying and I will, even if it’s just those 5 minutes until I’m comfortable and then 7 minutes and then 10, etc. But I may have to see a doctor about it too because this is no way to live. 😐
We also work a lot on my posture because apparently I have really bad posture. Which sucks for my back and neck.
After an hour or so, we did some stretches and that was it.
Going up and down stairs was really funny after that. 😀 For other people, at least. Cause I was in pain, guys. :p
Anyway, after the shower, time to catch the train.
Resting my legs ihihi And listening to some music (Lily Allen) on my ancient mp3 player.
Came home, told my mom (who’s home this week! Tomorrow’s her birthday!) what I’d done at the gym and then we started preparing lunch. It was for the two of us + my brother. I suggested sweet potato fries (she suggested hamburgers). And so we prepared the sweet potato. Yep, we only had one and the thing was HUGE.
It took a while for them to be ready (45 minutes, I think). Meanwhile my stomach was making weird noises so I had an liiiittle apple.
You can’t see it there obviously but it was really small ahah
After the fries were done, my mom grilled the hamburgers and we had some leftover veggies from their dinner last night so we added those to the mix. Here’s the finished product.
This was the first time I had sweet potato fries and I must say I’m a fan! What do you usually add to your sweet potato fries? What seasoning? Let me know so I can try it next time!
That’s it for now friends. I’m going to talk with my brother, we’re trying to decide what gift we’re gonna buy for my mom’s birthday!