My legs felt tired almost as soon as I started and I only finished the workout out of sheer force of will. I stretched really well when I was done, but I could tell I had lost quite a bit of leg strength while I wasn't workout out.
Despite the epic fail last night, I was determined to run this morning. I put on my running clothes and headed out, but I only made it 1.5 miles before I got a terrible cramp in my side that pretty much stopped me in my tracks. On top of that, I weighed myself this morning and had gained weight even though I made sure to stay within my calorie budget all week. Epic fail.
To be fair, I've eaten a lot of things I normally wouldn't even though I counted the calories for all of them. For starters I spent most of last week chugging diet coke and eating extra snacks like pretzels that I normally wouldn't keep in the house. While I was able to walk to and from classes last week, I still wasn't allowed to go to the gym or run and I think not being able to burn calories the way I normally do with my workouts really affected my ability to lose, or at least maintain, my weight.
This week I'm going to focus on eating a little cleaner than I have for the past few weeks. With the exception of my four exams, I will be spending most of my time at home studying so I will have a lot more control of what kinds of foods will be in my environment and the times that I eat. I started with lunch today.
A purple sweet potato, Trader Joe's Chili Lime chicken with a little sweet chili sauce, and cantaloupe. I had never had a purple sweet potato before but wanted to try one, so I was really excited when I saw them in the store. I put mine in the crockpot for around 3 hours on high like I do with all my baked potatoes. The purple sweet potato has a slightly different flavor than a regular sweet potato, but it was delicious with butter and a little splenda. Plus, I'm not gonna lie. The color is kind of awesome :)