Monday, August 10, 2015

My streak ended

I hate that I can't complete this #workitout100 Challenge. I've been starting and stopping it for over a year now. The further along in days I get, the worse it hurts when I stop. I got up to Day 37 this time around and then just.stopped.working.out. 

For 3 days.




Last Tuesday was my last workout - and that was only a one mile leisurely walk after the "Night Out" event at Ft. Meade. Hubby and I went with mini-me. My son was busy finishing up his summer reading project which was due the next day.


When I dropped off his project at the school the next morning - this was right next to the office. I'm hoping they get this all cleared up before the students go back in 2 weeks!



Wednesday night the kids' dad kept them overnight so hubby and I had an impromptu date night. We went to the casino and dinner and stayed out way later than we usually do but we had a blast!

The next morning I didn't have such a great time trying to get into work. The metro had an early morning derailment and it of course was on the line that I take. There was no way around it - I was going to have to drive into DC which I HATE doing!

I waited until after rush hour so that commute was smooth. Coming home was awful though - it took me 2 hours to get home! The traffic is insane. I don't know how people do it each day. PLUS parking in my garage at work cost me $20 for the day!

Yes I needed GPS to get me out of the city!

Fortunately the next day metro was running semi-normal so I didn't have to drive again. I was able to sit back, in my normal metro delays and start reading a new book.


The kids agreed to go running with us on Saturday - IF we went in the afternoon - because they're teens and all they like to do is sleep their mornings away.

I don't like running in the heat but I did it for the children. They ran their 1 mile, I ran 2 miles and then I walked another mile around a track that hubby was running around doing intervals. He ended up doing about 4 miles.

The good thing is - my #workitout100 challenge streak began again 

#workitout100 Day 1

Hubby must have been feeling adventurous because after our run he volunteered to start showing the kids some basic driving.



I on the other hand am not as adventurous and chose to sit in a gazebo and observe from the sidelines ie. out of the car.


Sunday I squeezed in a 20 minute Jessica Smith strength training workout followed by 10 minutes of a FitStar App Abs workout.

#workitout100 Day 2

I actually meal planned and power cooked for the week so hubby and I will be eating nice and healthy dinners for the week.

Last night I made a Spinach Artichoke Chicken recipe from Hungry Girl. It was an old recipe that I had printed off awhile ago. When I tried to link to it I realized she had taken it off of her website and now it's in one of her books.

Basically this is the before:

I doubled the recipe and it took almost twice the time to cook so we ended up eating dinner really late.

The chicken was good but there was just "too much healthiness on the plate" hubby said. (I did serve it with a whole grain/spinach mix.)


Tonight stuffed peppers are on the menu - AFTER my workout!

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