Yesterday I woke up tired and grumpy (the usual). I made an iced coffee and tried to wake up. Steph made breakfast; bacon and eggs, and I steamed some spinach. Yum!
After, we went for a walk, but I felt kind of off and lightheaded, so I came back home to get some things done. (Which totally meant I sat online and read and did all the things I shouldn’t be doing.)
Finally, I realized that I hadn’t really eaten since breakfast so I made a protein shake.
For dinner, I had grilled chicken with tomatoes and feta on a bed of steamed spinach and a baked sweet potato. Once again, I got really full by the end of the meal and wasn’t able to finish my potato. Weird. Usually I have no problems eating all my food.
Of course this meant I was starving the second I wanted to go to bed. In fact, I tried to get to sleep earlier since I had to be up REALLY early today, but ended up listening to the first inning of the Sox game.
I slept really poorly and woke up every few hours. I hate that. Any night I don’t have to be up early, I sleep really well. If I know I need to be up at a certain time, I wake up every 2 hours.
I had to get up early and go to a physio appointment for my knee. It’s been hurting a lot more lately so I made an appointment to have it looked at. Appointments for 8:30am should be outlawed. (Yes, I know I sound entitled and whiny, but really, I am NOT at my best on little sleep and at half eight in the morning.)
The physio checked over my knee and found that there was a slight muscle imbalance. I’m to do some exercices for the next 2 weeks and go back and see how I am doing. I can totally feel it in my knee right now. It is pretty sore.
After the appointment I was planning on getting coffee and going to the office, but I knew when I couldn’t get out of bed that that was not going to happen. I came back home and went back to sleep.
When I finally (was rudely woken by the Royal mail) woke up I was tired and cranky. (Shocking.) I made a protein shake with added coffee to wake up.
Steph made me a spinach and cheddar omelette for breakfast. It was SO good.
I was tired and cranky, but I dragged myself off to the gym. We walked there, and stopped for coffee. I had an iced whole milk latte. I added a little cinnamon to it. I am having such a hard time without adding 600 splenda/stevia packets to it. I love my coffee creamy and sweet!
Today was another StrongLifts day. I really struggled on the bench press, which is odd, because it is usually my best lift. I think I could have used more calories/carbs before I went to the gym. I was seriously lacking in energy.
After the gym, we ran a few errands and I took the subway home. My knee had had enough activity for the day!
I was so excited to get home because I was STARVING. I ate a Fage yogurt cup with a little honey and made a protein shake.
Dinner has been spaced out. I had a salad and some steamed brussel sprouts so far. I was planning on having some chicken, but once again, I’ve lost my appetite. I have a wicked headache, so I might just call it a night.
I need to go to the office tomorrow to take care of some things before Monday’s conference, so hopefully I will get a good night’s sleep tonight!
Questions of the day:
Do you have a “bad” day if you don’t sleep well? Are you a morning person?