Sunday, January 08, 2012
So, yesterday I was so annoyed about the car and the McDonalds that I didn't mention anything about the wedding. It was beautiful! The bride was gorgeous and cried pretty much the whole time. It was really sweet. Very religious ceremony with a lot of prayer. I thought the minister was really cool though because every time there was a prayer he asked that those who don't pray just think good thoughts about the couple and their future. I like that kind of understanding, especially as an atheist. However if the next wedding I go to isn't mine I may scream (5.5 years together, it is my freakin' turn already).
Today I worked. It was quiet and boring. My workmate told me that he would shout me a coffee tomorrow if I went for a run after work, so I did that. 45 minutes around the block, walking up the hills and running on the downhill and flat bits.
On track for my eating sticker for today, and already got my exercise sticker. Seriously, this is a good system. I am more excited to get home and put a sticker in my diary than to enter something into my tracker (which is usually depressing, coz you never burn as many calories as you think). And I found some other stickers so I am mixing up the stars with other cool ones.
Saturday, January 07, 2012
Today did not go as planned. About an hour out of Auckland the car was handling funny and making noises. We pulled into a car place and found out that we needed 4 new tires ($$$) and it would take an hour. Crap. So we ended up in Tauranga 10 minutes before the wedding, instead of an hour before. Lunch was skipped and we ended up with McDonalds for lunch while driving home. Lunch totalled 600cal (chicken burger, small fries and a diet sprite). Car snacking was minimal and we stopped for a fruit smoothie instead of coffee.
I would say with a small dinner I would be within my calories. So, you guys decide. Star or no star? I DID have McDonalds.
Friday, January 06, 2012
Apparently, you have to hold a stretch for 14 seconds, minimum, before it has any impact. 14 seconds is how long it takes for your muscles to relax. I was told this yesterday by my boss who used to study sports and nutrition, and thought I would try it after my run. Couldn't hurt, right?
Well it worked. I held each stretch for a count of 20 and this morning I have nearly no pain in my legs. Usually I struggle to walk up and down my stairs, but this morning I just walked on up the stairs.
I knew that you had to hold a stretch for a while, but never really did it until I was told WHY you need to stretch for so long, and exactly how to you need to hold it for.
Hope this helps someone!
Friday, January 06, 2012
Or a 2 starfish kinda day. Coz thats all I can find in the emotions. Come on spark, give us a gold star!
Ate well. Had a more filling breakfast which held me over longer. Smoothies are quick and delish, but not filling. Wish I could have dairy; yogurt would probably make it stick to my ribs a bit more. Dinner was a bit bad, but I didn't cook it, and kinda have to go with the flow. It was crumbed chicken, which had been panfried, but I left as much of a crumbed bit as I could and tucked into the veggies.
I got my ass off the bed (I hang out in my room a lot) and went for a walk around the block with a few running bursts in there. Took a very hilly route so I walked uphill and jogged the flat and downhill bits. Compromise. It makes the world go round.
So, in short, I got 2 stars!
Tomorrow I am going to Tauranga (about 3 hours away) for a wedding. So, 6 hours in the car. Hope to get some walking done in Tauranga though, as I think that walking is the best way to see a new town. I have only been to Tauranga once, and I was like 9, so it is more or less a new town. I have to research lunch places so that I can find a healthy option. Don't want to be caught off guard! Also need to stop in at the supermarket and get some nice, healthy car snacks!
Thursday, January 05, 2012
I went out for dinner with my girlfriend tonight. I prepared. I ate light all day because I knew that I would go a little nuts at dinner. I ended up ordering a half portion (YAY for half portions!) of linguine with calamari in a tomato sauce. The half portion was the perfect size, and I ate every bite. Then the dessert menu came around. We were going to share but couldn't agree on what to have, so I had a whole dessert. I enjoyed, savoured and LEFT SOME BEHIND. I was done, so I didn't force myself to finish the whole thing. YAAAAY. I'd say that gets me a star, no?
So to recap:
B- Smoothie ("Thats not breakfast!", my workmate exclaimed. I reminded him that a cigerette wasn't lunch. Yeah, that shut him up!)
S- Muesli bar
L- Pita with hummus, smoked chicken and feta (this made all my workmates say "yuuuuum, what is that"?!). I toasted it and the feta went all melty.
S - Wonton soup
D - The pasta, and then dessert
I think I did well so I am giving myself a star. No exercise star, I have been out all day :( Will try for a a walk tomorrow!
P.S I gave myself an exercise star yesterday. I walked to my massage (thanks mum!) and then walked the long way home, for a total of 25 minutes walking. Not at pace, but still better than driving the 500m up the road!!
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