Daily Archives: August 18, 2009

Hot in herrrrrre

Sweet Jebus it’s hot here. Not to be a complainer, but it’s like 40C (104F) outside and it’s even hotter in my apartment. I can’t handle it. It’s also making me incredibly tired, lazy and cranky. How am I supposed to pack in this?

Oh! And you guys have moved around a lot! Kinda made me feel better, thanks :)

I was feeling a little ill this morning after a sweaty night’s sleep, but I still got up and went to the gym. It was a pretty low energy workout.

15 minutes on the elliptical, increasing resistance every 2 minutes

Single-arm dumbbell snatch:
3 sets @ 20 lbs x 8

Lunge w/ rear foot elevated:
2 sets @ 10 lbs ea x 8 ea (I had to cut this short, I got an intense pain in my inner thigh that was really worrisome)

Incline push-up:
2 sets @ bw x 8

Tricep dip:
1 set @ bw x 8

Hip bridge:
3 sets @ bw x 15

Prone jackkinfe:
3 sets @ bw x 8

1 set @ 90 sec

Side plank:
1 set @ 30 sec each side

15 minutes on elliptical, 1 minute sprints, 2 minutes recovery

Duration: 55 minutes

Kind of a random workout for me. That thigh pain is a result of my last bike ride. I think I may have strained something, so I’ll just have to remember to take it easy until it has time to heal.

I came home and had some oatmeal.


Wait! That doesn’t look right! :P It’s the last of my frozen steel cut oats.


That’s more like it :) It is beyond me why I had a hankering for hot oats on such a warm morning. This was positively delicious though. I chased it down with a mocha protein shake.

Just iced coffee, chocolate protein powder and ice. Sometimes the simpler mixes are the most delicious.

[insert lots of work here]

I don’t think I’ve ever enjoyed my wonderful, air conditioned office so much!

Supper was 100% made in the microwave.

Fake purple sweet potato slices and a Sol veggie burger. Normally I cook veggie burgers on the stovetop, but not tonight!

Chris stopped by for a little bit. He had a cold beer and I had a popsicle.


Then I retreated to the balcony for the rest of the evening. Some balcony eats:


Frozen deep chocolate vitamuffin with PB and a peach. What can I say, I love my vitamuffins unthawed!

I picked up a basket of Ontario peaches after work today. My gosh, soooo sweet and juicy!!


It’s getting dark out, and the skeeters are starting to emerge. Time to head back into the sauna apartment. I was hoping to do a bike ride tomorrow, but my wonky thigh + excessive heat is going to make that a no-go. Instead, I’m going to do a little living room bikram yoga in the morning ;) Who needs a heated studio when you’ve got a top floor apartment!

Question of that day: What are your best beat the heat tips? I’ve been using cold compresses that have been pretty helpful, but I need all the tips I can get!

See ya tomorrow for Waffle Wednesday!


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 477 other followers