Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Tuesday, my Hump Day

This morning was a bit of a late start for me.  I was planning on going swimming but I slept through the alarm.  When I did get up I realised my ankle wasn't hurting.  YAY!  I jumped in the shower, and after about 2 minutes in the hot water my ankle started to ache.  BOOOOO....  I got Ross to drive me to work so I had time to ice my ankle before heading off.

Breakfast was the usual, oats with rice milk, nuts & honey.



Work was busy today, to the point that I missed morning tea.  Now that NEVER happens!  I was doing well with the Pepsi Max thing, but then my boss went to get everyone morning tea as a congrats for an award we won last week.  Because I am being good and said no to the donuts on offer, he bought me a 600ml Diet Coke.  But hey, it's better than a dount.

Lunch was Cruskits with cottage cheese followed by blueberries & a banana with vanilla yogurt - which is my 2 servings of fruit.


 



Afternoon tea, which I don't always have, was my morning tea, 2 Salada Lites with cheese.



Since I didn't have the bike I had to walk home.  Ross has gone to a friends for dinner and was going to his Mums for a while first so I was on my own.  It is about a 35 minute walk.  I took off and my ankle was feeling okay.  After 5 minutes it was hurting.  Not good.  I changed footpaths and it felt ok again.  The path I was walking on was sloping to the right, and the slope was enough to cause some pain in my foot.  By the time I got to the park, although it was still a little sore, I decided I could try running.

Note to self - running with a backpack loose on your bag is awful...

I lasted 30 seconds.  It was swishing from side to side and banging against my back.  So I tightened the arm straps and pulled out the tummy strap and did it up tight.  Next run, only 60 seconds before I started to feel pulling down my left hamstring.  Third run, 60 seconds before I felt it in my ankle.  Time to stop.  But, I gave it a shot.  I stuck to my exercise contract (thank you Em and Swayerm for co-signing it) and now I feel good that I did my best.

So now I know, the ankle is related to the hamstring and hip issues which is related to my back.  At least I now have a fix.  I will see the Chiropractor again soon.

I got home and ate a vegemite sandwich




With my foot up with my makeshift ice pack while I watched the days highlights of the Tour Down Under. 



After the Tour it was time to find something to eat.  It was just me so I wanted something quick.  I looked in the fridge.  Tofu and lots of green veggies (I seem to have eaten all the other coloured veggies).  OK, tofu and veg stirfry. 

 

To the tofu I added garlic, spring onion, spinach, bok choy, capsicum, broccoli, snow peas and mushrooms, and mixed in some oregano, parsley & hoi sin sauce.  I was planning on serving it with rice noodles, until I saw it all together and realised how much I had cut up.  So I just had it as is and it was delicious!  And incredibly filling.  Calories for today are spot on.

Tomorrow is my last day of work for the week.  YAY!

xox

4 comments:

Emz said...

Hey Kylie!

Which vanilla yoghurt do you use?? I'm trying to find a new yoghurt which I like that isn't too bad on calories.. I can't stand the diet ones anymore :( :(


WELL DONE for trying the running :) You gave it a go and that's the main thing. It sounds like it's definitely all connected and you need to rest it and see the chiro! And I've tried running with a backpack loose on my back too - TERRIBLE!!! I learnt pretty quickly to tighten the straps as far as they'll go :P

Do you work 3 days a week? Or do you have Thurs/Fri off this week? I have tomorrow and Thurs off - YAY :D

Em xo

Kylie said...

Hi Em

I have Yoplait Forme French Vanilla. I don;t actually like yogurt, but this one is quite yum.

I normally work a 5 day week, but I have taken a few days off for the Tour and my niece is coming to stay. I can;t wait!

xox

swayerm said...

Owh, Jealous.... I only have Friday off!!
And I am going to be nowhere near a computer for at least 3 days over the weekend... how am I going to get my blogging fix???

Emz said...

Ahh that sounds great, Kylie! Enjoy it! :)

Eeek Swayerm... you poor thing!!!