Ramp Up… August 23, 2006 at 10:40 am

Last night’s group meeting was OK. I like our Psycho-Analyst. I do think he is a bit nuts to be living across the sound, but I suspect he needs to be as far away from his patients as possible. I hope he doesn’t have any “Monk’s.” I don’t exactly understand why the meetings are required, however it isn’t bad hearing about others experiences. Mayhaps that is the point. Social reinforcement.

Last night I got home and premade some more stir fry. This time I cooked the meat and only partially cooked the veggies. I figured the reheating would make them a little more softer. Nuke and puke! 😉 A friend suggested a basil chicken recipe and I formulated my own hot and spicey concoction. More garlic, habnero, and red pepper with cilantro. My mouth is watering just thinking about it. Now the only real question is if I have it for lunch or dinner. Tough life eh? I also purchased a 20/20 Lifestyles Muffin at the bistro for my snack this afternoon. Who says that muffins are only for breakfast? I really wonder what they are made out of. I am not supposed to have grains, so it must be something exotic. Me trying these is a twice repeated “request” of the dietician.

I also really love the Soy Nuts that I am aloud to have. Mighty Mo Munchies is the brand that the Pro Club sells. These rock. I like all the flavors. The Cajun is probably my favorite, but all are a good tasty snack that is very filling. I like these way more better than the shakes.

Check em out:

Mighty Mo Munchies

Today’s cardio was FUN. I knew my trainer was going to have a bunch of killer exercises for me to do, so I only did 30 minutes on the Elliptical and 20 minutes on the Endless Stairway. The cool thing is that I HAD to ramp up the levels and speed on them to get my heart rate to an acceptable level! It continues to feel good to do the cardio in the mornings.


2 Responses to “Ramp Up…”

  1. Hey!  You sound good!  Glad to hear your once again enjoying starting your days with exercise . . . like we used to do in the old cycling days.

  2. I miss the rides in the morning too…  This year for me weather wise is winding down, but next year there is a lot of hope and I could very well be in decent shape again.  I now truly understand why I wasn’t able to keep it up before.   I always had pretty good energy when we were riding (I ain’t the athlete you are, however!).  Knowing the impact of the apnea on my energy levels now lets me see exactly WHY I started getting tired and not having the momentum to keep the energy expenditure up.  I chose to use my energy on work and the really caught up to me in more than one way.  I am very lucky to be in a position to change and get myself back to a place I want to be.