Gym day for me: YAY! Not eating before an intense 2 hour work out: STUPID!
I got up early this morning (6:30 am) so I could get some of my work for the dr. office done before I left for the gym. I worked for about 45 minutes until I started getting really sleepy so I got up and made myself a big to-go mug of coffee and drank that until time to leave for the gym. I was full from so much coffee that I wasn't really hungry and plus, I've been wanting to give working out before eating a try anyway...so off I went. (for those who don't know--I am an avid breakfast eater--haven't missed a breakfast in probably 10 years)
Well, it became apparent about 30 minutes into kickboxing that I was WAY weak and shaky. In my mind..I was all there and totally wanting to kick some butt...but...when I threw a punch or kicked my leg it was like the energy behind the swing had been drained out and I barely hit the bag. The impact of my kicks nearly knocked ME over instead of me knocking the bag over! HA! Wouldn't that be something--the headlines would read..."Girl knocks HERSELF out at local kickboxing class!"
Anyway, I was zonked after the class was over and I really wanted to just call it a day....but....I was meeting a lady in the gym parking lot to sell something from Craigs list so I had to stay for another hour and a half!!! So I used the 15 min. between kickboxing and Zumba to try to get my heartrate back into normal #'s (it was up around 180-190 all throughout the kickboxing class!) and get rehydrated.
When time for Zumba came, I actually felt quite better and really did give it a good effort. What really SUCKED is that I hung around so I could meet that lady and then she decided she didn't want to buy the item after all! Grrrr.... Oh well..at least I burned 873 calories in those 2 1/4 hours!
When I got home, I 'inhaled' some Light Progresso Sante Fe Chicken soup (160 cal) and 1/2 of a grilled cheese sandwhich and then got very nauseated. (ate WAYYY too fast) I took a quick shower and then laid around ALL the rest of the day!
Tonight was the kids school carnval and I was scheduled to work at the jupiter jump almost the entire evening. It was fun but by the time it got over at 8 pm, we were all starving--so we went out for Mexican. Matt and I shared fajitas and I only ate 1 tortilla. The rest of the onions, peppers and meat I just ate by themselves. Still, I know I probably had too many chips and salsa. I hated it that I "messed up" all that work I had done earlier in the day.....
Anyway, in all today, I learned that I should definintely eat before working out...especially if I'm gonna be up for 3 hours before I work out. I also learned that if we don't PLAN out our meals, we end up going out for something unhealthy and I don't do nearly as well.