B - 1 1/2 eggs scrambled in tons of bacon fat and drippings. 4 pieces bacon
L - Grilled chicken thigh, broccoli. Good sized mixed green salad w/ conventional (but local) balsamic vinegar and oil dressing. Mixed berries.
D - Bunches of mixed green salad w/ taco meat, shredded cheese and salsa.
Snacks - 1 tiny piece of Gooey Butter Cake at work - maybe the size of a domino. Did have about a cup of chocolate milk at bed time. 1 piece of sugarless gum at work.
Walked the kids 2.5 blocks to Friday mass, then rode my bike the rest of the way to work.
Another day of walking around doing final review of hotel rooms. Boring and on my feet all day. While I know sitting all day is awful, I think standing around looking at ceilings with little actual walking can be just as bad. My back started aching by the end of the day.
Lead another Spinning class today. Really don't like doing 3 per week. Would be much happier with two.
Rode home, kids balked on Hispanic Fest for dinner so we went to the Balloon Glow instead. We all got a nice walk - 1.5 miles rount trip maybe? - too and from the car.
Fooled around on the internet and now going to bed.
I distinctly remember other Spinning instructors trying to do classes where you would get your heart rate pegged right at the beginning of class and try to keep it there the whole time. I remember one yelling about making transitions between exercises and trying to not let your heart rate go down. I never quite got that since it's nothing like real riding (even most racing). But now after a Primal transition, I find myself even more actively trying to not do that. Different exercises, different muscle groups, different heart rates. I'm trying (the best I can) to hit strength, endurance, speed.... trying to cover as many bases as possible.
For me personally though, riding in general and Spinning in particular have become just parts in a much more overall focus. Now I feel like I'm getting much more out of my cross fit with St. Louis Primal meet up, circuit training (body weight and some dumbbell kettel bell exercises with an emphasis on core and stability) at the Y, and my own made up body weight routines (pull ups, push ups, planks, burpees, etc.) Just would like to get a little more running in. Especially with Warrior Dash coming up.