Sadly Saturday was not a sleep in day. We had to get things moving bright and early, so clearly a sunrise java run was in the cards.
After meeting with our (now confirmed) wedding photographer we hit up the 23rd St/7th Ave Whole Foods. It was only 11, but Kyle signed us BOTH up for a joint training session with his trainer at 2 pm and I needed to give my tummy digesting time.
Whole Foods’ Mediterranean hot bar was calling to me in a MAYJ way! Oh how I love falafel! I had the entire pita with a couple of fried balls
Do you SEE the ridic volume of hummus in that bin? It was the perfect consistency so I went a ‘lil overboard. Thick like buttah!
I was feeling the Mediterranean chow, as if THAT’S new? But ended up eating WAY more than I wanted to pre-gym. This is one of the reasons I can’t commit to a certain time of gym action. How do I know if my stomach will be cooperating? How do I know if I will have energy at the scheduled training time? I was definitely uncomfortable with the change (and probably not the most graceful in coping with it – sorry Kyle!). But I had limited options.
Either I had to eat earlier than I wanted, despite my lack of hunger, to digest my lunch in time, or not eat at all before exercising, and risk having zero energy. Well, since improper fueling is NOT my thang, I ended up going with the first option, and was miserable the entire workout.
It was important to me to NOT look like a pansy in front of Kyle’s trainer, so I wanted to have high energy for his military-meets-Jillian routines…but UNFORTUNATELY that backfired and I felt full and slow.
Don’t worry – I still killed it, and he had NO clue how blah I felt. I’m no punk! Even though I was SO scared to go, it was actually REALLY fun!! Kyle knew how bored I was with my gym routines (and lacking the inspiration to properly prep for my half marathon)…apparently I whined about it long enough to get a reaction…
So last week he told his trainer that he would be bringing me to their next session. EEK! Plateau NO MO’. After 30 minutes with him focusing on abs, arms, and cardio circuit training, I ran 4 miles on the treadmill.
I hope this fire he lit in me results in a permanent change in my usual exercise seshes.
After the workout I spent 20 minutes trying to open my locker. I was so high on endorphins, but that all came crashing down when I couldn’t for the LIFE of me remember my locker code. After a Tyra Banks style deliberation period, I finally resigned to have them cut open my lock. Doh! Memory FAIL.
I finished off my falafel and hummus for dinner, and then made ANOTHER Mediterranean meal of chickpeas, quinoa, and shredded carrots.
It was such a great concert. I met Katie right before the boys went on to perform. Nothing like screaming introductions back and forth over the opening band, right? I can’t wait to hang out more. Ari and the band were definitely awesome. Laura and I loved “Losers” the best. SO FUN!
After the concert we went to Lolita for some more drinks and met up with more friends…(yadda yadda yadda) we didn’t get home until 2:30 AM. Well done team!