The breaking news for today is how freaking sore I am from yesterday’s workout. My low back is soooooo sore from the dead lifts. It requires major effort and groans to bend over today. I didn’t think the pushups were that bad when I was doing them but my chest is screaming at me now. Needless to say, it’s a rest day over here. I can’t even think about doing any kind of physical activity more than walking. It took an act of god for me to lift myself out of bed this morning!
I don’t remember the last time I was this sore. Call me crazy but I love it. 😛
Now, let’s catch up on some recent eats and workouts.
Lunch Tuesday was the leftover quinoa with black beans and chicken on top of spinach with pepper jack, salsa, sour cream and hot sauce. I will definitely be making this combination again. It was so good and filling.
I ended up running a speedy 3 miles on the treadmill before I left work yesterday. The full-on soreness had not set in at this point. I was naive about what I would wake up to in the morning.
I arrived home around 7:30 after teaching a quick yoga lesson and I was starving. I bought an eggplant at Trader Joe’s last week and needed to use it or it was going to have to be trashed. I love eggplant and didn’t want it to go to waste so I got creative with what I had on hand. I diced the eggplant and sautéed it in olive oil then served it over spinach cheese ravioli and topped it all with marinara and shredded parmesan. This dinner was ready in under 15 minutes. So easy!
I had to be at Metro at 6:30 this morning but ran home around 8 to make some oatmeal and check on Sullie (the joys of living 5 minutes from work!). I dumped my oatmeal in a jar to take back to eat at my desk. Banana oatmeal topped with peanut butter and Crofter’s.
I only made it two days with no open-faced sandwich. Hey, it’s improvement! My lunch featured the leftover eggplant with hummus, spinach and a mix of cheddar/gruyere and feta on top. The eggplant was a really nice change from my normal veggie burger/tofu/tempeh open-faced sandwich.
I’m off to walk the pup and then teaching yoga tonight at Y2.
When was the last time you were REALLY sore?