My child has decided to stop sleeping through the night, waking up at 11:30 and somewhere between 3-4:30 every day. I know this isn't horrible, but after getting used to her 12 hour stints, it really just sucks, especially when you're trying to get up to go to the gym at 5 in the morning. Needless to say, the combination of effed up sleep and overall grossness, my first gym excursion this week didn't happen until 5:30 this evening.
Night gym is pretty great. When Vegs and I used to go to Gold's we would go around 7:30 and that was too late for me, I have a hard time sleeping when I get all amped up on exercise that late, but 5:30 I think might just work. I was worried about my energy level, but I did just fine, in fact, I did better than fine, I did awesome.
I had intended to do a full hour, but ended up having to drive up to my parents' house to console my mom who was a bit of a wreck after my little brother leaving for China today, so I only got in my C25K workout, but I did the whole thing--no stopping, no slowing down, 7 minute running intervals. I felt like a badass. Tomorrow's workout has a 20 minute run in it. I'm a little nervous, but if I can do it, I know I will feel cool as hell. After today, I think I have a chance.
The main struggle I'm having right now is that I'm so slow. 13:20 mile is practically walking. I'm proud of myself for being able to keep going, and in fact, I usually go too fast and can't keep up the pace. This is the speed where it's just easy enough that I can actually have endurance, but fast enough that I'm jogging. I'm not going to work on speed until I can do the last week's workouts, but I definitely plan on improving it.
I had big plans to give up sugar and wheat today. I did well all day long until I showed up at my parents' and my little sister had made vegan sugar cookies (her vegan baking is out of control. I'm glad I don't live closer for the sheer fact that I would be having super-amazing vegan treats all day every day) that taste exactly like Granny B's, but she makes an orange buttercream frosting. Amazing.
I made a vegan Caesar dressing today. Not nearly briny enough for my liking (But I had run out of caper juice), but still pretty good in a salad. I also like that its base is tofu, so it's got a pretty decent protein level, which means that salad keeps you full for a long time.
I have mastered the tofu scramble at this point, and am more than happy to eat it over a plate of sauteed veg in the morning. If I can stay away from cookies, I might just have a chance at eating a much lower-carb diet (it was so incredibly hard to stay away from my precious Dave's today).