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day accomplished~~~

Posted Jan 27 2009 8:23pm
The title does not refer to my work (only managed to work 7 hours), but to my spontaneous challenge to myself in term of workout. I've never ran outside at winter because my nose hurts when I breath the cold air and because it's just uncomfortable to be outside when it's freezing. This afternoon after exhausted my willpower to work I felt needing a good workout, otherwise I won't have dinner again. So, I and Savannah went to the gym and did one hour of intervals on the treadmill.
1. 1 min of warm up
2. 5 sets of 3 min at 6 m/h and 1 min at 7 m/h
3. 10 min walking at 4.2 m/h with inclination 6
4. 5 sets of 3-4 min at 6 m/h and 1 min at 7 m/h
5. 5 min walking at 4.2 m/h with inclination 6
6. cool down
I was feeling great so I wonder what if I run back home instead of driving back. Once the idea crossed my mind I immediately decided to do it because I've never did it before and definitely not under this cold weather. Although it's a short distance run, only 10 min, it was enough to experience how's running under cold weather. This time for my surprise my nose didn't hurt, but my hands were freezing!!!!! and that hurt. But overall I was happy having challenged myself because I felt needing some kind of challenge, and being able to accomplish it is really good for self confidence. Here's my stat
Duration: 1 h 16 min
Average Heart Rate: 156
Maximum: 180
Calories burned: 543
wooooooo!!!! I haven't had that long cardio workout for ages!!!!! (6 months maybe?). How I missed the great feeling of a long run!!!

Back to eats!
Breakfast combo:
  • 1/4 cup old wessex (last of the bottle)
  • 1/3 cup oat bran
  • 1/3 cup almond breeze vanilla
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/2 apple (I eat the other half while cooking the oats)
  • 2 tbsp wheat berries
  • 2 tbsp cottage cheese
  • 1 tbsp flax meal
  • 1 spoon of Barney Butter
Needless to say it's satisfying and yummy~~~
Morning snack was a cup of powdered soy milk. For lunch I had leftover sauteed cabbage, rice and winter melon soup and I made a pizza-like omelet. First I made the omelet with one egg and 2 tbsp of egg white, add frozen spinach once it's almost done, then add some tomato sauce and mozzarella and broil for 5 min until cheese melt. I cut it in half and pile it. It's really good!! So simple but so yummy~


Dessert was fage +cinnamon. This afternoon I made a banana loaf because I had two veryyyyyy ripped banana and I don't think they'll survive for one more day. I used Kath's recipe with some minor modifications. Instead of using 2 cup of WW, I used 1 cup of WW, 1/2 cup oat bran and 1/2 cup of oats. I didn't have any nuts so I just skip that.
I had one piece right after it comes out from the oven. Before going to the gym I had another piece with PB......much better!!!
Back from the gym I was starving, so while dinner was cooking I had one small piece of tortilla with hummus and 1 cup of almond breeze vanilla with 1 tbsp of cocoa powder (to make my own almond breeze chocolate).
Dinner was chicken soup with black fungus and noodle. It's a classic winter meal in chinese cuisine. Very satisfying and nutritious to refuel what I've burned today. Dessert was some baked kabocha squash. (Running out of fage, need to go for groceries tomorrow!)
Two days of work during Thanksgiving weren't so hard for me (fortunately), it avoided me missing my family and bf all the time and of course, catching up with my research!
I know you guys are enjoying fully these special days with your loved ones! So happy for you, really!
Have a great evening!

Question: What was your latest challenge?
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