I am officially OVER this two week post-meet reset/recovery thing. Lifting "casually" a total of six times since my meet is messing with me and my happiness. I am not kidding you. Peaking was enough of a mental struggle as volume decreased greatly, and now this... I'm over it, over it. I feel myself being moody, distracted, and anxious, and I know that it is because my lifting life is all screwed up. Training hard is such a huge outlet and part of my daily life- it's honestly like a form of therapy for me, so when I say that I cannot wait for my new program and the pain that is going to come along with it after all this time, I mean it.
If you couldn't tell, today was another non-training day. Tomorrow, I get to lift. I made an egg white and spinach sandwich on cinnamon raisin Ezekiel bread for breakfast and ate it as I watched Mike lift.
I was back to my chocolate protein oats after yesterday's snickerdoodle mistake!
I slipped out at prep time for an iced coffee and a car wash. It is always such a strange feeling being out in the real world during the school day. Anyone else feel like they are imprisoned at work during the day? I think this might apply to teachers more than people with other jobs, but it's like once you're in the building, you're in. You cannot just pop out for a minute to grab lunch, run to the post office, or do other really quick little adulting things that I imagine people in other professions can probably do without thinking much about it. It was nice- I was only gone 15 minutes, but it was a lovely 15 minutes.
I had a spinach and cucumber salad at lunchtime, along with some Craisins.
I came home from school and got to work replacing the hinges on the front, side, and garage doors. Everything is starting to come together! The kitchen painting job should be all done on Sunday, and then we can put things back together!!!! I had some peanut butter and jelly on Magic Pop for a snack.
For dinner, I had a buffalo chicken burger on a Joseph's pita and a spinach salad. It was the perfect meal for a hot night! The condiments are reduced sugar ketchup, regular mustard, and roasted garlic Bolthouse yogurt dressing. Condiments are one of those things that can completely sabotage your diet and cause you to greatly underestimate how many calories you are actually taking in, but these are excellent and diet friendly ones. The drink is Vitamin Water Zero Shine (thanks Aunt Debbie for sending me a ton of these!)
Chocolate casein milkshake in a bowl... Did you know that Mike actually hates chocolate anything??? I don't get it- chocolate flavored things are my number one choice. He's a vanilla guy which I think is the most boring thing ever and I would never ever choose it purposely.
I had some more peanut butter and my vitamins and I am about ready to sleep now! I am quite excited to train in the morning and finish up this nonsense program ;) Have a great night!