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Wednesday night change-up

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Normally on Wednesdays I do the following:
nap after class, Zumba at 1730, quick shower and change to head to Bible Study (get there around 1855), get home around 2030, do my Ct5K workout, shower, change, bed.

But today...the afternoon nap didn't work out so well. Zumba was rough because today is the full force of profuse bleeding (if you get my drift)...but I still burned 980 calories, and I stayed to do the two songs of abs (which, by the way, are killing me from Core on Mon & Tues). And because of profuse bleeding, my cravings were in full swing--for KOREAN food. So I called up my local boy friend D'Andre (down the hall from me), and said we should go grab Korean (he doesn't have a car here). So I got the bulgogi, and ate lots of kimchee cucumbers, and didn't even TOUCH the white rice!

Needless to say, it's 2045, I haven't done my Ct5K (and it won't get done tonight...) AND I went over my calories for the day. But, on the plus side, I only had ONE sweet thing, my 90 calorie ice cream snickers bar. Totally not Primal/Paleo... but it's okay. You gotta give sometimes. But I am all about getting at least 7 hrs of sleep, so after this blog, I'm peacing off the computer to catch some much needed Zzs.

One cool thing, even though I'm bleeding profusely and hence am normally bloated and retaining water weight, it doesn't seem to be the case this time. Today on the scale I was still 159 (good since last month I was 165 when it was "this time."). I'm excited to hop into the Bod Pod next week and see how much muscle/fat I am.

Night night!

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ALPINESALLIE 8/25/2011 11:29AM

    That's awesome Bren! Sometimes I think you have to just know your body and if it means cutting workouts short or splurging on something sweet - then so be it. Knowing your body and not stressing about it are the best things you can do in my opinion. I am the same way whenever that time of the month comes - bloated, cranky, just want to be a blob-ness. At least you did something though, that is great! Keep up the good work! And like 6 lbs in a month is amazing! So already you are doing an awesome job!

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Well, at least I didn't wait a year to post this time :)

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

I kind of wanted to wait until Sep 2011, and then I could say that I only write blogs in September :) But I opted not to.

Just dropping in. Saying for the world to read... that my goal is to stick with my calories (even on the weekends!), continue my cardio workouts, and add some strength training to tone my arms...

and I love fitness classes :)

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ALPINESALLIE 8/24/2011 3:39PM

    Haha, yes, I just started taking advantage of my blog thingy on here too since one of the books I'm reading says that blogging/journaling is one of the best things for you to get emotions out there rather then bottling them up.... and it's kinda nice on this site I think rather than a separate blog or something. Either way, thank you for writing any way cause it's always nice to hear from you!

Sticking with calories is really really really really really really the hardest part for me in healthy lifestyle stuff, so I wish you the best of luck and empowerment. I can walk/run for hours and hours, but I love my food! I've been trying the Master your metabolism diet and it is kinda nice cause you get to eat something every 4 hours, but it is also kinda sucky because that something is organic, small portioned, and not anything like what I'm actually craving (i.e. cupcakes, cookies, oreos, doughnuts, chips & salsa, or something else with LARD in it.)

I'm on the arm boat too! I bought some 5lb weights to see what I can do to strengthen them up - what exercises are you doing? Any recommendations?

And Have fun at ZUMBA! Hugs & Loves!

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CHOCOLATECHILD 8/23/2011 10:06PM

    LOL. Well, maybe you can aim for ten months next time :) You can do it! (although I understand why weekends might be hard :( & fitness classes are a really nice break from the routine - although I decided not to join a Zumba class today (as a completely uncoordinated individual, I consider Zumba the big leagues). Keep Sparking!

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Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Well yesterday when I got off shift after the mid, I got to work out and run some errands. Then I went home, and slept until about noon to 9. Today didn't work out so well since I had an appt at 1030 but needed to stop by to see the oral surgeon beforehand. I was going to try and workout after work before heading up to Tripler, but alas was at work until 9, and knew if I was going to get parking or anything, I needed to go straight up to Tripler, when I then realized I left my CAC at work. Needless to say, I'll be leaving for work early tonight, so I can get through the gate. *SIGH*

Woke up around 5, couldn't really sleep more (~5.5 hrs sleep), made some minestrone soup with portugese sausage, and was going to head out to prayer, but started to get tired again. Opted to stay home, let grandma take care of the kid, and lay down. I'll hopefully be in dream land soon. Guess my workout today didn't really pan out. Sadly...

Hopefully tomorrow after work will be better, and I get home at a decent time, to sleep at a decent time, and then get to Wed Night Bible Study, and rest before going back to work. Only 3 more mid-shifts and then back to days for a couple weeks. Yay! :)

Until tomorrow...
Love Jesus!


It's been a while

Monday, September 06, 2010

But I need to get back on track. Not just because I'm back to seeing my nutritionist, but how long am I going to put on this facade of being healthy, but still stuck at 170lbs?!

This is it... Working Out, Eating well... Starts

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BRENDARK 9/7/2010 4:12AM

    Thank you! After this post, I went out and did my jog/walk workout... and today after my mid-shift I did 45 min on the elliptical... feeling better! :)

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CYCLINGSANDY 9/6/2010 5:09AM

    Yes, you do not need to put off until tomorrow what you can do today! Get up and move it! I think I will too.

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Another day...

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Today was quite the physical day.. and this will be a short blog. I need to read some hw before I go to bed, because tomorrow I need to sleep at 6pmish, to prep for my first DAY shift at work (start at 0345). :D

Anyway, kayaking for about an hour in the ocean-what a stinkin workout!
Then did my timed 1.5miles today-shaved off 23 seconds from last week! Praise GOD!
19 Sep: 2:35, 2:43, 2:45, 2:47, 2:47, 2:27 = 16:07
13 Sep: 2:45, 2:51, 2:50, 2:47, 2:47, 2:28 = 16:30

Then I got home and realized today is my first plyox day... holy smokes. I did 1.5 sets and 1) was pooped and 2) needed to start some hw, so I called it quits. I figured, today was a good workout and it's ok to shave off 30min from plyo :) there's always next week.

Okidokey. HW time. Toodles!

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ALBA06 9/20/2009 5:02AM

  awesome you really had quite the workout. sometimes it feels good to push ourselves a little more than usual. emoticon best wishes on your new shift work and school. you go, melissa

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