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Strenght Training Firsts

Super exhausted today and not a 100% sure why. Perhaps it’s the heat wave we are experiencing? NYC in 95 degree heat is no fun, especially the subways which smell awful. People stink in this heat. It’s no fun to ride up next to them. This heat wave isn’t scheduled to break until Monday, and I will welcome the drop to a chilly eighty something degrees. I do cold much better than heat these days.

Yesterday I did my first strength training work out, which I modified from a post I read on Tina’s blog.

Sets: 2
Reps: 12
Weight: 10lb hand weights
– Push-ups
– Upright Rows
– Shoulder Press
– Hammer Curls
– Dips

When I was done pumping iron, I stuck with Carrots n’ Cake for a cardio workout that I also modified to my needs:
– 00:00 – 05:00: 6.3 mph
– 05:00 – 07:00: 6.5 mph
– 07:00 – 09:00: 6.6 mph
– 09:00 – 11:00: 6.7 mph
– 11:00 – 16:00: 6.8 mph
– 16:00 – 18:00: 6.0 mph
– 18:00 – 21:00: 6.5 mph
– 21:00 – 22:00: 6.7 mph
– 22:00 – 23:00: 7.5 mph
– 23:00 – 24:00: 6.5 mph
– 24:00 – 25:00: 7.5 mph
– 25:00 – 30:00: 3.6 mph (cool down walk)

I was an exhausted, sweaty mess after my work out. I did find the strength to go for falafel, though. Yum.
The night ended as all good weeknights do: a trip to the dog park with my boys, reading a little from a great book, and watching some Parks & Recreation.

Let’s hope I get my energy back up for Pilates tonight!

Sleepiness, Ice Skating, and Red Velvet Cake

I am le tired today. Extremely tired. I slept decent last night – 7 hours, people! – but I am still so very sleepy. I almost sprang for cup of coffee number 2, but restraint because of past coffee addictions and poured myself a cup of tea. Hopefully it will do the trick. I think this sleepiness has to do with the flip-flop weather conditions we’ve experienced over the last few days. Yesterday was glorious and in the 40’s, today feels like 17 with the wind chill. I am so ready for spring!

Still, Valentine’s Day Night 2 was fabbity-fab (I say things like this when I am tired, excuse me). As I mentioned, as per tradition I plan Valentine’s Day and Chris does our anniversary, which is coming up later in the month. I think I did a pretty good job with the Valentine’s Day planning. Forget all the men running around NYC yesterday with bouquets and Victoria Secret bags, this girl was in charge. Chris and I met at Bryant Park to go ice skating. It was all cute and romantic waiting for him by the fountain. I bought a Daily Candy deal, so we had a cut the line pass. We went in past the long line, strapped on our skates, and hit the ice. It was my first time ice skating in NYC, and something I wanted to do for some time. Bryant Park’s ice skating rink is in a great location as it is surrounded by tall buildings that wink at you in the dark. There was a large screen outside the rink that was playing The Cutting Edge which was a nice touch. The rink was pretty crowded, and at times Chris and I felt pretty old with all those damn high school kids messing around, but we still got a good skate on. We even got to take time out to enjoy a cup of hot chocolate!

Sorry for the blurriness - I was ice skating.

After we left, we stopped at Lucky Burger to grab dinner. I gobbled down my Veggie Burger so fast that I forgot to take a picture! We also split some fries that I was so hungry for that I willing burnt the top of my mouth. Ice skating works up an appetite!I enjoyed these lamps at Lucky Burger.

When we got home, we ended Valentine’s Day the best way we could think of: cuddled in bed with Hadley, eating Red Velvet Cake, and catching up on Modern Family and How I Met Your Mother. Romantic? Sure, why not.

Obviously, this past weekend I have been in celebration mood and not diet/healthy lifestyle mode. Time to start eating right again starting today! As long as I don’t fall asleep in my lemon tea …