Time for some photos:
This afternoon, when I went out to take a short walk, which I needed so bad — I almost fell asleep at my desk — I realized how beautiful my surroundings actually are. It’s a shame I’m on the back side of the building. The view from our office window is a brick wall. Not so inspiring.
But when I went out for my walk, to get some air, I saw the beauty on the other side of the building. Of course I knew it was there before… I’m not a complete idiot. But I kind of seem to forget about it.
I definitely need to get out more during the work day! Why waste all that beauty by staying inside all day?
I keep ‘forgetting’ to bring lunch to the office. Which means today I ended up with a large lunch from the office restaurant. A bagel with cream cheese and smoked salmon, topped with a slice of cucumber and a slice of hard boiled egg. Combined with a banana and a glass of milk.
It’s a good thing that not only did I not have time to prepare lunch this morning, I also didn’t have time to cook myself a proper filling breakfast (read: a big bowl of oatmeal) before heading off to work. I did have a small peanut butter sandwich for breakfast, but I felt kind of hungry when it was time for my lunch break. And apart from the bagel (235 calories, and a lot of simple carbohydrates… auch!) this lunch was not that bad – health wise. Bananas are a great source of fiber, vitamin C, potassium and manganese, and the milk and the salmon provided the necessary protein.
As you can see I’m finally using Instagram (I don’t own an iPhone, so I wasn’t able to before). Still working on my photography skills I’m afraid. Pictures look great on my phone, but after uploading: not so much. Will do better next time!
Nutrition Facts: 537 calories | 84g carbs | 12g fat | 25g protein
Today I finally managed to get my butt to the gym. I’ve had a terrible cold the last three weeks and there was just no way I was able to do intense workouts. I did a ‘little’ walking, but that was about it. So I was so happy today I felt well enough to do a more intense treadmill workout after 15 minutes of working my abs, followed by 3×10 reps on the Triceps Press machine. I found this workout on Julie’s blog Peanut Butter Fingers:
Since I didn’t have the energy to do my usual HIIT workout I thought it a good idea to to some walking. But as Julie says: “Incline walking is no joke!” I’ll keep this one for future reference. I definitely will be walking on incline more often!