Work and Bowling!

I won’t say I’m getting used to the 5:30 am wake up call, but I’ve surprisingly been feeling good/awake at 6 am when I’m in the middle of a workout. Today I went to Body Pump! While I do cardio most of the time, I’m not as consistent when it comes to lifting. Ever since I stopped playing soccer, I haven’t had a consistent regimen, but I’m now looking to do something about it. Body Pump is nice because it is focused more on lighter weight and more reps; however, after doing some reading and research online (and also from prior experience lifting), I’m realizing I should probably do more “power lifting.” I’m not looking to become a power lifter, but I am looking to become a faster runner and for that I need to do exercises that require me to build both my strength and power/explosiveness. Since lifting, particularly power lifting, is less reps, but heavier weight, you really have to use your muscles to explode upwards into a clean and press, for example, or squat. I have a personal training session tomorrow and I’m hoping I can convey to the personal trainer what my goals are and set up a regimen for lifting/explosive exercises. This doesn’t mean I won’t ever do Body Pump ever again, but I’m going to try switching things up a bit and see how it goes! I’m sure I’ll still find myself doing a body pump class within the next couple weeks anyways since it’s so fun!

I bought oats at the store the other day, but hadn’t made oatmeal yet. Last night, I had this genius idea to make overnight oats. It’s probably be the easiest way to make oatmeal and it’s yummy! I used the recipe on KathEats and used ⅓ oats, ⅓ plain nonfat Greek yogurt, ½ cup almond milk, ½ teaspoon of chia seeds, and honey! I also added ½ banana to the oatmeal in the morning 🙂 I ate my oats and a peach on my way to work!

For lunch, we had Panera brought to us again! This time we had a half sandwich with a half salad combo, still with chips and cookie. I had the smoked turkey half sandwich. I only ate half of the bread because I wasn’t feeling the white bread and also secretly because I was more into the idea of chips and a cookie…whoopsies haha. I ate the salad with only a minor amount of dressing and the chips and half of the cookie (ate the other half as a snack in the mid afternoon).
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My dinner tonight isn’t much healthier than the chips and cookie. That happens sometimes at company events, especially when it’s Happy Hour! We are headed to a bowling alley in Boston for a night of socializing, bowling, appetizers, pizza and drinks! I’ll do my best to find the healthiest options possible 🙂 There seem to be some good options! But I won’t say no to the pizza. I haven’t decided yet if I want to eat it yet with beer or wine. I know pizza and beer is a good combo, but now that I’ve gotten more into wine, I may want a glass of wine…I guess I’ll have to see what kinds they are serving! This will be a fun way to basically end my first week of work 🙂 I’m excited to get to know my co-workers better! And also to bowl! I wouldn’t say I’m a very good bowler but I find it fun and can get a little competitive with myself haha.

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What are you going tonight? Hopefully something fun!

Happy almost Friday!

– Alessa

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