Ladies and Gentlemen, Allergy season has arrived… If any of you have mold allergies like I do, you probably noticed the air feeling a little thicker. I woke up with a swollen face, black eyes, and clogged ears. All of this didn’t damper me; I woke up not too sore, in fact, I was feeling pretty good; it was going to be a great day!
Breakfast: No problem. I trained my 9am, and then I headed to the elliptical at 10 to do my cardio. How soon I forget about cardio and allergies; they just don’t go hand in hand. For those who are lucky enough to not have allergy problems, I will give you an analogy. Trying to breathe this time of year is like trying to breathe through a coffee filter. Very little air appears to get to the lungs. Now imagine this at a faster pace. That would be me trying to suck in every ounce of oxygen possible while doing cardio. I’m supposed to get my heart rate up to 151-156 for 30 minutes. Today, I couldn’t get it up to 147. My heart was doing fine; it was my lungs that were ready to throw the white flag and surrender. My legs weren’t thrilled either by any means, but they cooperated. I felt bad about not being able to get my heart rate up, so after my 30 minutes on the elliptical, I casually walked on the treadmill for 15 minutes.
I’ve sure noticed my appetite growing. I’m always hungry. And I can inhale food like it’s going through a straw. It’s my own little magic trick… Now ya see it, and now ya don’t! I’ve been on the move all day, but it was this evening that the clouds parted and a ray of light came down on me when I heard four wonderful words come out of Pirtle’s mouth: “You can have spaghetti.” WHAT? Were my ears so clogged that I was hearing things? Oh no, it was true… Pirtle told me I could have my 4oz of meat with whole wheat pasta and pasta sauce… WELL YOU KNOW ME, I ALWAYS listen to my authorities so I flew down to Dierbergs and picked up some ground beef (extra lean). I measured and weighed everything out just to be extra careful. Oh how lovely it tasted… This is one meal I didn’t hoover down. I took my precious time. IN FACT, I couldn’t even eat all of it, I was full! I think I shall end on that good note for the night. It’s been a pretty long week, and after I train at 10am tomorrow, I meet with Matt at 11 to workout. I’m sure this good mood thing will carry over to our session. It may even freak him out to see a big smile on my face. Ah well, it’ll be good to mess with his head a little bit… After all, he did beat me with a weighted bar yesterday. J