I woke up late yesterday morning.  My alarm went off at 6 as usual.  I was awake, but turned off the alarm and decided to give myself another couple minutes.  It was perfect, all toasty and snuggling with Tony under our down comforter.  The next thing I knew it was 6:45!  Too late to go to the gym.  A week ago I would have just put my head back down.

But its no excuses time.  I knew I had enough time to do the strength and core routine (which I mixed up with Saturday, so I’ll fix that today).  I ended up doing hip adduction by doing this routine – it really is a core strength workout because you have to balance on the one leg.  I didn’t use a chair though! šŸ˜€

I also can’t do tricep dips – I am just not that flexible for some reason.  So I did tricep kick backs using my 4 pound weighted ball, and then did supermans for core.  But there was no time for cardio.

Breakfast was a rerun of the almond pancakes with strawberry syrup, although this time I reduced the amount of coconut milk by half and doubled the strawberries – no new picture because I hit the ground running when I got to work.  Just imagine a lot more strawberries!

I still had to do cardio.  I went on weather.com and it said it was 40 degrees but felt like 32.  I was prepared though!  I had a long sleeve shirt, jacket and hat on – I ended up running a 5k, but in 1:3:1 intervals.  Walking for 1 minute, jogging for 3 minutes and then sprinting for 1 minute, and repeated until I was done.  It felt good not to be so sweaty because it was so chilly!

It almost felt like it could snow!  Wouldn’t you know about an hour after I got back from my run, it was all sun and blue skies!  I was happy to have finished my run though!

I forgot to bring my camera to work, so no picture of lunch – I ended up taking 3/4 cup of my paleo chili and mixing it with 3 ounces of the banana pepper beef – super filling and delicious!

I talked to Tony in the afternoon and asked him if he had a taste for anything – we decided on chicken wings.  I stopped at my local store on the way home, only to find out that they had no fresh wings, only a 4 pound bag of frozen ones – no thanks.  On to Plan B!  Hooters Shrimp!  I altered the recipe by reducing the amount of flour (probably 1/8 cup for all the shrimp – which I know is not Paleo but I read that almond flour doesn’t stick) so I am not going to sweat the 1/16 of a cup of flour on my shrimp.  I also dipped the shrimp into egg whites instead of the egg/milk combo.

So this is the last week at WW that I will actually look at my WI.  This first week I just wanted to see what the difference was between the WW scale and my Zero Scale.  My official Zero Scale WI is on Monday.

I have to say, I am a tad disappointed – I cut out all alcohol, no pop, grains and dairy.  I worked out 55 minutes every day but Wednesday.  But then I thought, I have upped my strength training, so I am sure that has something to do with it.  All I know is I don’t ever want to see a a 16_ on my WW card again. šŸ˜€

So here’s to another week of healthy eating – I am working on my menu.  Check out this new link to me (thanks Robin for pointing it out to me!).  Think of it as a Tastespotting for Paleo – FastPaleo.

What’s going on this weekend with you??  Have a great Saturday!  It’s 10:00 and I already went to the gym for my 55 minute workout – woot!  Glad tomorrow is a rest day – I had to do lunges today and my quads are on fire. šŸ˜€