I’ve tried to be a good sport about this heat wave. I’m thankful to work indoors, and to have central air at my house, and working a/c in my car (which is more than a lot of people have, I know).

All that being said, though – Ive had enough. It’s too hot outside to live (although apparently my dog doesn’t understand that concept, and still wants to BE outside) and the gym is a sweltering 85 degrees every.damn.day.

Enough already!!!

/temper tantrum over 🙂

Citrucel on the way to work 7:45 a.m.

Breakfast 8:45 a.m.

‘Nother bowl (last bowl) of Total Raisin Bran with my last banana. It was tasty, but a little too sugary on the raisins for me. I do love my cereal though.I’ve tried to become a green monster or oatmeal convert…but I just love my cereal so much! 🙁

Snack 10:45 a.m.

I pulled out a string cheese to munch on, and discovered the packaging was open. Sad. I threw it away. 🙁

Lunch 12:15 p.m.

It looks a little weird, admittedly. It’s a whole (huge) sweet potato, cooked using Kath’s low and slow method, with a leftover lean beef burger from the weekend. The heat has kind of been draining my appetite, and that’s all that sounded good.


Snack 3:45 p.m.

A quickly devoured Kashi Dark Chocolate Coconut granola bar and lots of water –  despite hydrating up for my workouts, Ive been having trouble with nausea afterwards from the heat. 🙁

Exercise 4:45 p.m.

It’s way too hot to do this speed workout outside. It’s nearly too hot to do it inside. And I bet I looked like a maniac constantly switching around. Oh well 🙂

5m warmup (I’m using the elliptical instead of running, because I don’t run anymore. So I did all of the ‘running’ aspects on the elliptical at various speeds/resistances)

45s sprint

1m jog

30s burpees

30s tricep dips

1m jog

30s walking lunges with knee lift

30s tuck jump

1m jog

30s sprint

30s tricep dip

2m jog

45s sprint

45s jump squats

45s mountain climbers

2m jog or walk (easy)

1m sprint

30s tricep dip

30s pushups

30s burpees

5m jog (easy)

5 minutes on the treadmill to get my heart to stop leaping out of my chest…

And lots of stretching and wiping the sweat off everything – including me. By the time I got to pushups I almost fell flat on my face b/c my hands were slippery and I didn’t realize it. LOL

50 minutes at the gym = 393 calories burned

And  A LOT of water consumed!

I ended up slowing the circuits down (above) to account for the heat and humidity in the gym. It’s supposed to be a workout – not death!

Headed home and prepped all my schtuff (food, clothes, gym clothes)for tomorrow, then made dinner…

Dinner 7:30 p.m.

Old Bay seasoned mahi mahi filets, wild rice and garlic green beans


After dinner I took the pup for a walk (since she’s insane and loves this weather…I kept it short for MY sake, though!) and then came home and watered my garden….just enough to keep it from wilting in the mid-day heat!

The weathermen claim the heat wave is breaking tomorrow/Saturday…I hope so! 🙂

Finshing off the evening with a chocolate yogurt. Nom.


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