Friday, November 30, 2012
I'm on the home stretch. 5 weeks, 4 days and 13 hours until I leave. Not that I'm counting. Or excited. No... Not me
So, while I make my plans for my 3 week adventure my mind wanders to the issue of food, exercise, my weight, and the USA. I know that the states has a bad food reputation. And I am going to be eating out every day for 22 days. So, how am I planning on NOT gaining 30lb while I am away?
My first week will be in hostels, and both hostels have a 'make your own eggs' bar, as well as toast, cereal and fruit, for breakfast. I figure 2 eggs, a piece of toast and 2 pieces of fruit will be a good breakfast. After that I am staying where ever my tour stays, but breakfast is included most days. If not my plan B is finding a supermarket for some yogurt and fruit.
I am staying in central city locations, so I hope I will have a lot of options when it comes to food!
I am walking a lot. I plan on taking public transport and foot power as much as possible. I am on a tight budget, so anything else is out! I hope to fit in some ST (bodyweight stuff) every 2-3 days. Although I am in a hostel, so who knows where I will do it... I'll work it out!
Any tips from the americans out there? Any places to watch out for that have lower calories options? Any must eat places in San Fran, Seattle, or LA (the places I am doing on my own?)
Monday, November 26, 2012
I never thought I would love exercise this much. Ever. I always hated it as a kid, and now I can't get enough. I am working out six days a week, and I look forward to every workout. Yesterday I went for a run. 5k, a distance I haven't done in months. It was hot, so I took walking breaks and didn't push it too much. Still shaved 3 minutes off my last time on the same route! Today was boxing day. I went earlier and did a short strength workout before the boxing class. So I hurt now, but at the time i was happy!
It is getting SO HOT here! Yesterday and today I was sweating buckets. Like, running down my face and into my eyes. Makes me feel good, ya know, getting a sweat on, but I know that it is just the heat and not my effort
Saturday, November 24, 2012
After working for the past 6 days in a row (WOW! 1xboxing, 2xboot camp, 3xweights) I took today as a rest day. I was also tired from supervising the school disco last night. I had a boogie, acted as crowd control (quickest way to get 100+ kids to be quiet? Get on a microphone and say "be quiet"!), and walked around making sure the kids were OK. So today I didn't exercise, but I kept active.
The morning started with curtain shopping. The curtains in my room were 20 years old, so it was time for an upgrade. We found some nice silvery coloured ones on sale, and put them up this morning. We'll need to take them off to hem them, but for now they are fine. Putting up curtains is hard work! It doesn't sound like hard work, but it really is! After that I had a massage. OK, I got to relax for that! After that I raced to coffee with a friend, did some shopping ($10 OPI nail polish, score!) and started my report writing. 4.5 done, 18.5 to go!
The scale has been bothering me lately. 71.5kg. Every. Freaking. Morning. It is driving me nuts. I know I have to wait and it will sort itself out, but, seriously, I hate working so hard and not getting anywhere. If I were going over my calories by heaps (I'm sometimes over by 50-100) I would understand, but I'm not.
And that's my life. Coming up is heaps of planning and report writing!
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Excuse the self portrait on the ipad, the just been to the gym attire, and the no make up look.
Show off, party of one
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Monday is boxing day. Gosh, I love hitting things. I pushed myself and got a good sweat on. I had awful chocolate cravings yesterday. Terrible. I went over my calories a little because I stopped resisting. I don't have those days often, so I will live. Maybe I get PMS cravings even though I don't get a period?
I had boot camp tonight. Fun, as always. The trainer played a game with shuttle cocks, and as you can imagine, the 'cock' jokes were flying. So, so funny. The poor trainer was really regretting not having a game with another prop to collect. I think I overdid it, and my quad hurts tonight. Icing it and gonna see how I feel tomorrow.
I have been starving all day today! I can't get enough food! I have eaten nearly 1900 calories and I am still hungry! I was too high on fat, a little low on carbs, so maybe that is why? Or maybe I am hungry because I am kicking the exercise up a notch? I have changed my goals to reflect my new exercise level, but my range only changed by 30 calories, so that was no help...
I'm on strike tomorrow afternoon. My first strike, how exciting. It is a stop work meeting that all NZ teachers are encouraged to attend, so off I go to...do... union stuff!
My trip is now fully booked. I just need to start saving some spending money!! And pay off credit cards. And get a second job so I can actually afford this holiday!
And thats me!
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