Tuesday, January 10, 2012
It's the first almost full week of exercise plan 2012 into full effect. Today I did my measurements again so that I can keep track of what's going on. My weight has been jumping up and down 3 pounds. So the measurements are just for today, always changing though.
1.6 pounds down
Waist 1 inch down
Hips 1 inch down
Thigh: .5 inch down
Upper arm: .5 inch down
Waist to hip ratio: .04 down
Body fat%: .55 down
Chest: 1 inch down
I happy that things are going down, so I'll stick with what I'm doing for another week. It's always good to switch things up if nothing is happening because the body gets into the swing and doesn't make a loss.
Monday, January 09, 2012
Hello Everyone! Hopefully this week has started out wonderfully for you and that you are capturing many wonderful memories this week. It has been a gorgeous Monday full of sunshine and chirping birds outside my office window. There is nothing like listening to nature as I work writing away.
I was inspired by the sunshine seeping through our windows today and couldn't help but enjoy a little piece of the day. So, I took the furry baby out for a walk in a small neighborhood in our city. At first she was probably thinking about calling PETA for animal cruelty from owners that take them from their warm puppy beds to the outdoors. But, she got used to the weather and then absolutely fell in love with the sunshine. By the end we were both wagging our tails (if I had one that is). We walked about 1.25 miles in total and man was it needed. Then this evening when the husband got home we went for a 4 mile run that turned into a 2 mile run. His knee is hurting him for some reason so we ended up cutting the run short and walking back 2 miles instead. Either way we got a good workout.
Earlier in the day I took to my new beloved exercise ball. Do you have one? I love mine!!! It came with a large sheet of workouts to do engaging all parts of the body. I did just about all of them today and oh boy was I hurting! Haha I am healed now but I had to minimize the reps per workout each. Next time will be better though.
Breakfast: Oatmeal with raw sugar, cinnamon and coffee.
Lunch: Artisan Lettuce with homemade vegan pepperoni bites, sliced tomato and a little hummus sprinkled with flaxseed. Part of a jazz apple.
Snack: Popcorn - yum!!! It's Crimson Jewel (red) popcorn - so much fun!
Dinner: Brown rice mixed with hijiki, roasted red beets, carrots and onions, a little cubed tofu, and finally a nice helping of steamed cabbage, collard leaves, beet greens, garlic and a few capers. So much food but really tasty!
Snack: Undecided just yet but I have about 200-300 calories left to go today.
Monday, January 09, 2012
As you have noticed, I don't really like to turn on my laptop on the weekends. It's my one fight for a relaxing weekend. I know if I turn it on, I will most likely start looking at something that deals with work and I get hooked. So most of the time you will not see me on the weekends, I hope you don't think I've gone on a run and never come back. I'm still here.
This weekend was amazing! The weather was unlike any other January I remember. We have unseasonably warm weather and I will never complain about that. Usually we have a few feet of snow but in 2012, nope that's not the case. Hooray! That only meant one thing, the furry baby got her dream come true and has been enjoying 2-3 mile walks in the afternoons. She loves it! She may be less than 10 pounds but the girl has some unknown strength and power when it comes to walking. So, that's what we did. The husband, furry baby and I went on a walk on Friday and Saturday for workouts. It wasn't what I had hoped for as in running, but it was a great workout and really uplifting to see the sunshine. On Sunday the husband wanted to get to the art museum so we spent three hours walking/standing looking at amazing art pieces. Boy were we tired after, our feet were killing us. I guess for me it was because I wore heals instead of my normal everyday wear of running shoes at the gym.
As far as food, I am ashamed I found a bag of Holiday Skittles. I ate them like candy, oh wait that's what they are... I'm saddened that I haven't worked completely through my urge to finish of something in our cabinets - I have an issue with overeating. I'm working on it though and it probably could have been much worse. I went through the kitchen this weekend looking for candy and other junk food to send off with the husband to work. That way, I won't have the temptations in the household for me to eat. That's my little trick, no junk food in the house so that I won't eat it. If we want a little something, we go out and grab an individual sized something and eat it right then. Unfortunately this bag was from our holiday trips to the family hometown.
Other than overeating the entire weekend (boy was I hungry all the time), I am happy that we got a little workout in and felt the wonderful sunshine.
Here are some motivational things I love today:
Thursday, January 05, 2012
Today was a little bit harder to stick to my calorie intake requirements. I'm thinking the constant workout has come harder after the holidays than normal. We took a whole week off from running over Christmas and now I'm feeling it with extra hunger and a little fatigue. It's okay, I'll continue to make myself reach my goals and then I will be happier in the end. After all, it's mental most of the time in my case.
Today's Breakfast: Vegan Hot Dog Scramble (I use Trader Joe's hot dogs since they are fat free and vegan) Also had some Red Rose Tea with soy milk and a little raw sugar and an orange.
Lunch: Felt really hungry and sluggish so I went ahead and had a bowl of leftover cheezy pasta bake. I love tomatoes! I forgot to take a photo but if you want to see it, look at meal in photos on Monday 1/2/12.
Dinner: We went shopping for more fruits and veggies so time was spare. I got home from the gym, took a shower and then was off with the hubby to the store. I wanted to eat everything in the produce aisle, yum! Maybe we purchased a little more than normal due to our hunger, oops. But, came home and made Boca Spicy Chickenless Patties to place on top of some "artisan lettuce" with a diced tomato and half a pretzel bun. It was great but I have to eat something else to fulfill my daily calorie count. Grrr
Seeing that it was a grocery shopping day, I didn't get to work out as much as I usually do. But seeing that I am tired today, I guess that is okay. Gotta listen to the body. I ran 3-4 miles (I lost my information when I had to get off to change a tv - grrr).
I watch food network when I work out, is that wired? Some people were laughing that they were working out and then watching food shows that they couldn't eat the contents. I was shocked because these shows just make me run harder and then I know what to cook at night afterward.
What's your favorite thing to watch while working out?
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