So I find the hardest part about working out is dealing with the clock. It’s not that it’s hard to be on any given machine for 30 minutes… well, okay, done properly, it *is* hard, but you know what I mean. No, the hard part is that I can’t keep from looking down at the machine clock, and it doesn’t matter how hard I try not to look or how much time I think has passed, whenever I glance down, it’s been exactly 20 seconds (+/- 1)… this means in any given 30 minute activity, I will have glanced at that darn clock 90 times which makes the session seem… endless.
On the treadmill, I solved the issue by going at a steady pace and increasing the incline every five minutes. I cover the clock with a towel and just gauge the time by the lengths of the songs playing on my iphone. This works pretty darn well actually and has relieved the time-induced stress of that activity. The bike has been tougher as I change the resistance every 60 seconds to do intervals. This time I covered its clock with a towel and just hit the random button. Time flew by, but it wasn’t quite as intense a workout.
Everything was in the heart range, but… just a bit less intense. I’ll play around with the other program modes and see what I can find.
- Breakfast – Sunny Side Up omelette – 2 eggs, tomato, feta
- Lunch – Defrenched onion soup and greek salad
- Recovery snack – 1 windmill cookie and apple
- Dinner – Marie Calendar’s Salisbury steak with broccoli and cauliflower and roasted potatoes with a spinach salad a 1 glass of red wine
By defrenched, I mean cheese and croutons removed. The frozen dinner was actually pretty good and at only 410 calories is a friggin’ miracle for Marie. I don’t know how it happened, but it was nice. The wine was a cabernet sauvignon by Charles Shaw. Yep, actual Two Buck Chuck. The weird thing was that Two Buck Chuck now costs $2.99 (Trader Joe’s), and it was actually quite tasty! Of course, you have to buy it by the bottle, and I only drink a glass of wine like… maybe once a week, so I suspect most of it will end up down the drain (I don’t cook with it that often, either), but at only $2.99, how much can you complain, eh?