I got my bike!! Details later… first the important stuff: food.
Woke up at 8am with no alarm. This seems to be the time my body naturally wakes itself up when I go to bed around 10 or 11pm. That way its not too hard to wake up at 6:30 or 7am for the gym. Also, I think I require a lot more sleep than the average person! I was NEVER able to do an all-nighter in college and the latest I ever stayed up (doing work) was 2am. I seriously cannot function on less than 6 hours of sleep, I don’t know how some of my classmates did it!! Cuh-ray-zeee.
I had no set plans for a workout and ended up sitting in bed on the computer for 30 minutes until I was inspired to get up. I really enjoyed not having a plan in mind, that way I wasn’t disappointed or left feeling like a failure when I couldn’t live up to my own expectations. No pressure! I am continuously anxious about graduate school acceptance (should be coming in the mail any day!) so I decided to go where I go when I’m feeling anxious or upset: the pool. Deep down, I still have the heart of a competitive swimmer.
Before I swim, as opposed to any other form of cardio, I can eat almost anything and my stomach is fine, so I had a small breakfast instead of a “snack”.
Clearly I was not starving. I got to the pool and a senior (high-school age) group was doing a practice so I got into the lane next to them. It really made me miss the good old days of swimming! I think it surprised them all when I could keep up with them. Just because I’m bigger than the typical swimmer does not mean I flounder around!! It makes me feel kind of proud to still be able to swim fairly well. I ended up swimming for 40 minutes and doing only 2200 m, but that is all I really felt like doing. Again, no pressure.
Came home not starving but needing a snack after my light breakfast, so I had a bowl of cereal.
I completely forgot that I could have used my new almond milk in this until uploading the picture! I think the refrigerator swallowed it last night because if I had seen it I would have remembered. Oh well.
After some Olympic action and other morning activities, I busted out the tempeh for lunch. I was inspired by this recipe from one of my favorite blogs, No Meat Athlete. It is a great resource for a newbie vegetarian like me. Since I had heard that the tempeh had a taste that was “love it or hate it” or one that “grows on you”, I wanted to use a recipe instead of making up something on my own and hating it. I’m so glad I used inspiration from that recipe because I loved my lunch!
After I let the tempeh sit in its sauce for a few minutes, I threw together a healthy quesadilla that was FANTASTIC. I would have liked it in a wrap, but my tortillas weren’t wrap size (they’re the baby tortillas) so I didn’t want to mess it up and have it look sloppy. I added 1/2 slice reduced fat white cheddar since there wasn’t a ton of bleu cheese left and you need cheese to make a quesadilla stick to itself (I lived in Mexico, I’m the quesadilla authority).
For those that want to know, here’s a definition of tempeh. I got TJ’s Organic 3 grain that has soy, millet, and something else I can’t recall at the moment… I think I could really like this stuff. Had a great, meaty texture that I’ve been secretly missing.
Then I went to pick up my BIKE!!! Mona let me borrow her SUV so I could get it (getting my bike rack on Monday). After I got it, I took it to the local bike shop so I could get a helmet. They ended up taking a look at the bike and recommending a “tune-up” or their basic maintenance package. They recommended this for used bikes (got it off Craigslist whoop whoop!) and I am more than willing to pay money for my personal safety. They’re going to adjust it to me (my height and preferences). Sadly I didn’t snap a picture before I left it there for its sleepover, but it should be ready around Tuesday. You’ll just have to wait. And, OF COURSE, I named him. I name everything, and everything is always a male. I know, I’m weird. Anyways, he is a Mongoose brand bike, so I have dubbed him “Rikki Tikki Tavi” in honor of childhood memories of my brother & I (10 pts if you get the reference).
Got home from my bike excitement and had a simple snack.
Now I’m going to read or something. I like the having nothing pressing to do part of an adult Saturday. Really don’t miss the Saturday homework crunch of college!