You know how yesterday I said I was exhausted? I’m still exhausted. But today it is for an incredibly different reason…
…I was in the gym at 10.30am and then I went to Pilates at 5.30pm!
I know, two workouts in a day – practically unheard of on this blog 😛
If I’d started a blog in late springtime last year this would have been very different, I was working most days of the week, I often did light cardio and strength on the same day. I loved working out, I had a great stamina, and I’d found ways of exercising that didn’t irritate my back or hips (much).
I was feeling great, I was mostly happy with my body. I relaxed my exercising throughout my exams and when Tom was back and I was free of exams, I had better things to do really!
Then came uni.
And we all know the rest!
But any, enough of that tangent. Today, whilst I am fairly sore, I feel so proud of myself.
I’ve managed to achieve 45 mins of cardio AND 1 hour and 30 mins of Pilates. To be honest, I can ignore the pain, I feel GREAT.
Breakfast was a banana, I know some people like bananas after workouts but I quite like them as pre-workout fuel.
The usual weetabix mush with some frozen strawberries and blueberries. Frozen fruit isn’t a patch on fresh fruit but it does have its own positives. I love the cold burst of flavour and the way it slowly softens into the milk. It’s also pretty nice to have a variety of fruits which would normally be out of season!
The rest of the morning was spent working on my bed and as a consequence lunch never really materialised. I ended up just having little snacks here and there. A hand full of chili thins, some celery sticks dipped in taramasalata (all my healthy fats right there!), some more fruit…
I was due to meet some girls from my Old English seminar in the library this afternoon, we have a presentation to give on Thursday. I was a little early so I nipped into the library cafe to grab a mini brownie. They’re delicious, much lighter than any I’ve ever tasted, with large chocolate chunks in them. They’re really diddy but they’re a lovely treat.
Presentation prepped so a quick dash home to grab my things for pilates and then I was off again. Like a said, a busy day!
Dinner when I came back ended up being pretty decent despite the kitchen being an absolute tip and dirty pots and pans all over the surfaces. Urgh.
Pan-fried mushrooms in chilli and garlic, mixed in with a handful of tomato and red pepper tortelloni, served with a sprinkle of Parmesan. Pretty darn tasty if I do say so myself 😛
One thing that did perk me up was this:
The middle one I bought on Monday, we’re studying them this week for my Modern Lit module, they’ve been most interesting to read. The other two arrived today in the post from Amazon. I bought them second-hand for only £3.50 in total (delivery included) and they’re almost good as new! Very impressed. They’re just light reads that I’ve heard good things about so I thought I’d give them a go. I’m quite looking forward to reading them 🙂
Anyway I’m off to bed, 9am tomorrow!
Do you sometimes exercise twice a day?
Are you a pilates or yoga fan? I’ve completely fallen in love with pilates!
Any new reads worth mentioning?