What is it about sitting for extended periods of time that makes you so tired? You know, things like long car rides, cramped flights, meetings and trainings? I sat in CPR/First Aid/Oxygen/AED re-certification for a little over four hours yesterday and it absolutely wiped me out for the rest of the day. Although we had a personable and efficient instructor, I still emerged from the training grumpy and hungry.
Pre-training breakfast was overnight oats in an almost empty (seriously almost empty – I had to add more PB on top!) peanut butter jar. The overnight mixture was oats, plain Greek yogurt, bananas, blueberries, raspberries, dried cranberries, cinnamon, chia seeds and almond milk. Extra peanut butter and Crofter’s on top.
A very late post-training lunch was a big salad with spinach, a Trader Joe’s Masala Burger, apples, avocado, dried cranberries, carrots and feta. Topped with a honey dijon balsamic vinaigrette. I love these veggie burgers – especially on salads. They’re slightly spicy and very flavorful.
I had a short break to catch up on work email before I had to head over to Y2 to teach the Monday evening hot class. I downed two mugs of hot tea (the best afternoon warm up when it’s chilly outside!) and tried to be as productive as possible. Things have been so crazy lately that I have to be very disciplined with my time. I know I’ve said this in several posts but I am really ready to be able to focus more on one thing and not be so all over the place all the time. It will be a very nice change of pace and hopefully allow me some room to breathe (and practice yoga again!).
Class was such a wonderful way to end the day but the icing on the cake was coming home to have dinner already prepared. My parents packaged up leftover beef stew and noodles (and banana pudding!) so dinner was as simple as heating leftovers and grabbing some green beans out of the freezer. Now, the only thing that would have made it better would’ve been to have my parents here to eat it with me! 🙂
I was hoping to get some cardio in after class but I just could not convince myself to do it. I had already taught BodyPump early and figured that would just have to be enough for the day. Dinner and relaxing sounded too good. I’ve been embracing rest and cutting back on cardio/running since I’ve been so overly active during the days. I know it’s just a cycle and once things even out a bit more I will be back to my normal workouts and yoga practices.
How do you juggle busy periods of life and working out?