Day 26: 1 day and counting…

1 day till Measure Progress Day! Oh man oh man oh man. I am so nervous. My main goal for today: to not sabotage myself and have a big eat day. I’m not against big eat days as long as they don’t happen often, because in an 80/20 life you don’t need to be perfect 100% of the time. But I know I will be emotionally better off tomorrow morning if the last day before measurements was the best possible.

Briefly, on the fitness front: HIIT intervals are HARD. Holy mother of Elvis. I only did 20 minutes of intervals on the recumbent bike and my arms were dripping sweat onto the floor. HIIT stands for High Intensity Interval Training and it’s exactly what it sounds like: doing one activity, switch off between give-it-all-you’ve-got and active recovery (keep moving but GO SLOW and catch your breath). 30 seconds has never felt so long as in a high intensity interval… or as short as in a recovery interval.

In other news, BF and I are going to San Francisco this weekend for a mini break. I’m pretty happy about this. The last time I was there was about a year ago, and I was still recuperating from my broken leg — I was still in a boot! Couldn’t walk much. This time there will be lots of walking (and pictures) (but no hike, per se). I will post my progress tomorrow morning and then probably not post again until Monday. Things on the agenda: visit the market, have dinner at Fish & Farm, visit Alcatraz, relax, be dorky and touristy. I’m sure we’ll do other stuff too. We’ll see how it goes. 🙂 I will try to eat well but I’m not going to go crazy about it — it’s only a couple days, and I want to enjoy it. And that’s okay, because I believe in 80/20 living!

Fitness today
HIIT intervals (stationary bike), 20 mins, 4.89 miles (also, I decided not to include bike miles in my Miles to Mordor — I really want it to be about increasing the amount I walk, and bike miles throw the numbers.)

Food today
Pre-workout: 1 kind bar
Post-workout: 3 eggs scrambled in 1/2 tsp butter, 2 slices Dave’s killer bread, leftover Hollandaise (1 1/2 Tbsp maybe?)
Lunch: leftover jerk chicken (1 1/2 chicken thighs with skin on)
Snack: Greek yogurt, drizzle maple syrup, 1 Tbsp nut/seed “granola”
Dinner: salad (lettuce, onion, bell pepper, carrot, ground beef, pistachios, balsamic vinaigrette, blue cheese, pear)

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