Monday, September 12, 2011

Afternoon Gym

by Meghann on September 12, 2011

Today I learned that afternoon gym is NOT the same as morning gym. More people, more teenagers, and more muscle men hogging the weights means a stressed out Meghann fighting for a spot on the floor. Not cool.

I tried to make up for my missed morning session with an impromtu visit to the gym after work. It took me a little longer than normal, but I finished NROLFW Stage 3A in a little less than an hour.

I couldn’t believe how many people were at the gym around 5:00pm, compared to 7:00am. For the first time in a while, I felt intimidated in the free weights area. It was as if the muscle boys were annoyed with my presence. I had to remind myself that it was probably all in my head and they didn’t care that I was there (besides when they asked if I was still using the bench that I had only sat up from seconds before – I was – or casually thumbed tapped as they waited on the set of 20lbs I was using).

I’m a morning gym person for a reason, but it was nice to have the afternoon gym option available when I need it.

Before heading to the gym I had a mini-trail mix of cocoa almonds, chopped dates, and a graham cracker crumbled.

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I started dinner almost as soon as I walked in the door.

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Major props to Derek for supplying the DogFish Punkin Ale <3

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While I supplied the food.

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Roasted Vegetables (zucchini, yellow squash, sweet potato, & red potato), Bean Balls (pinto beans, tofu, onion, cumin, fennel seeds, salt, pepper, flax seed, and bread crumbs – blended in a food processor and baked as little balls for 30 minutes at 415), Marinara Sauce, and Blue Cheese

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This dish is a fall favorite. I tend to get heavy on the marinara sauce when the seasons change. ๐Ÿ™‚

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For dessert I had a sliver of pumpkin cream cheese cake with a serving of mint chocolate chip ice cream.

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Currently there’s a mix of baseball and football on the tv – that’s my cue it’s time for bed.

Good Night!!!

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