I snacked on one Biscoff cookie on the plane and some more almonds. I got to the Detroit airport around 9:30AM and had 3 hours until my next flight. I was at the end of the C gates and realized from the map that all my best food choices were at the end of the A gates. I did a lot of walking in the airport yesterday! Detroit's A terminal is the second longest in the world, it's 1 mile from end to end. I walked that 1 mile plus about 1 more mile getting to and from A. I'm glad I was able to get some light exercise in. I treated myself to half a protein bar and a soy latte when I got to the A terminal while I scoped my food choices. I went with Asian because I knew I was low on protein and could get tofu.
I was able to sit and have a nice, slow, delicious sushi lunch with miso soup, 1 piece of tofu nigiri, and a veggie roll that had mushrooms, carrot, asparagus, avocado, lettuce & cucumber. It was a great bowl of miso and one of the best veggie rolls I've had. I was super happy (although not happy about having to eat lunch at 11:15AM!).
|BBQ tempeh dinner, yum!|
When I got to the house I was exhausted but I knew I wanted to get in some type of exercise. My Dad's old bike was collecting dust in the shed so I pulled it out, inflated the tires, and took a 20 minute bike ride around our neighborhood. I estimate that I rode at least 4 miles. I wish I'd thought to use my Runtastic app to track it, I will if I ride again while I'm here. The ride inspired me to put more effort into finding bikes for Carly and I when I get home. I was going to swim after and my Dad got right in. I chose the lame method and tried to walk slowly down each step but the pool was so cold and in the shade! I did jump in but couldn't stay in and swim. I'm hoping to try swimming again tomorrow afternoon when the pool is in the sun.
|Cheesing for the camera in my giant helmet while I try not to crash!|
Today I wanted to do some strength training when I got up. I wish I could go to the gym but I had to settle for what I could do at the house. My Mom has 3lb dumbbells so I did some light arm exercises to warm up, then I tried a strength/cardio circuit workout I printed out from Women's Health. It took 8 minutes and was very leg focused, so I spent another 12 minutes doing 1 minute intervals of my favorite exercises from Jillian Michaels and Pilates. I was sweating and kept my heart rate up for 20 minutes, so I feel good about it. We're about to head to Saratoga for the day. We're going to walk around downtown for awhile, have lunch at a place I found with a special vegan menu, and then probably go to the casino since it's supposed to storm this afternoon. If it's not storming when we get home I might go for another bike ride!
Random food pic:
|Monday night's dinner: vegan burger, sauteed cauliflower and side salads|