Monday, October 13, 2014

Take A Spin

Hey y’all.  I’m going to be a bit lazy this week.  I’ve only got a couple things.  I had a great week last week.  If I gave myself a B- for the first week of October then I want to give myself a solid A- for last week.  Sorry, I’ve been grading until my eyes bleed so that’s the only parameters in which my mind works right now.  Midterms are due which is why I don’t have much.  I still haven’t weighed and I think it’s helping.  I’m motivated and doing well.  Also, with the exception of a little cheat meal binge, I’ve been eating so much less on the weekends.  I can’t wait to see what the scale shows on October 24th.

I have a confession to make, y’all.  I like canned chicken.  I know that people sneer their nose at it but if you’re an avid reader of this blog you know I eat it all the time.  I don’t really care if you like it or not.  It’s cheap, low in calories and the best thing is, it’s already cooked so I use it frequently.  If you hate it, feel free to cook chicken and use that.  Another tip that I learned from my mom is that you can use the pre-made rotisserie chickens you can get at the grocery store for recipes like chicken salad and it’s delicious! All I did this week was make a lean buffalo chicken grilled cheese.  I mixed a whole can of the chicken, a tablespoon of ranch, hot sauce and garlic powder and added it in between two pieces of bread.  I put a piece of 45 calorie thin-sliced cheese on each side for extra cheesiness.  I always use non-stick spray for my grilled sandwiches to save on a ton of calories that you would consume from butter or oil.  This filling little treat takes less than five minutes to make and if you add enough hot sauce it packs quite a punch.  This is a quick and easy lunch that I highly recommend.

Warning: this post is likely to contain way more information than you need or want.  As I’ve stated, I joined a gym and I’ve been attending different classes in addition to my weekly run.  When I was in college, I did a spin class.  I swore that I would never, ever, under any circumstances take another spin class.  The reason is that when I sit on the seat it feels like I’m straddling a cinder block spiked with thumb tacks.  I couldn’t walk right for two weeks.  Random people asked if I went horseback riding.  I was a bit heftier then and I’m in pretty decent shape now so I reluctantly decided to give it another shot this morning.  Y’all.  I sat down earlier this afternoon and let out a small whimper derived from the immense pain I felt in all private regions below.  While I was doing the spin class this morning I kept re-adjusting, trying to find a comfortable spot but it never happened.  My squirming only made it worse because everything from my tailbone to the bottom of my belly hurts.  I imagine I looked pretty ridiculous sticking my butt up high to try to find a position that didn’t feel like I was in a terrorist interrogation situation.  What really sucks is that the workout I got in spin class was amazing.  Your heart rate gets up there and you work pretty much every muscle.  I don’t see how I can do it again without at least five sanitary napkins, one of those donut pillows you get after having a hemorrhoid removed and some sort of tissue to wipe my tears.  If there’s anyone out there with tips on how your hoo-ha can survive a spin class, I’m open to suggestions.  I really liked the actual workout I just can’t focus and I definitely can’t handle the pain during or after.

I went to a pumpkin carving party yesterday afternoon and Ian and I produced a pumpkin spiderman that we are pretty proud was a team effort. I can't describe how happy I am it is Halloween season y'all.  This is by far my favorite time of the year.  Alabama squeaked by this week and they have another tough one at home on Saturday.  Roll Tide as always, y'all! Until next week...

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