Friday, January 13, 2012
You all know the stage. You are doing well, eating right, exercising and you think " this has to end soon". You start to doubt yourself and your ability to keep this up for much longer. Negative self talk sets in.
Yeah thats where I am.
BUT the thing is I really am doing so well!! And I am happy. And enjoying myself. BUT I have failed many, many, many times before, so why on earth would this time be different? Why should I be sure that I won't fail this time. You know what I mean? Anyone? Yes?
Anywho, low blood sugar or something, so that may not have made sense. Ah well.
Today was good. Again. Went to the gym for half an hour after work. Just did 10 min on each of the xtrainer, bike and recumbent bike. Ate really well too. Tuna and rice for lunch, snacked on dried apples, dried broad beans, pretzels, hummus and bagel bites. Sounds like a lot of food but they were all in snack sized packs, so about 100cal per snack, with the beans being more because I ate heaps. They are yummy!
Tomorrow is my second to last day at my job. I will go for a walk after work and then take Sunday as a rest day.
Monday I have an appointment with a personal trainer at the gym to get a strength programme and a tour of the machines. For free. LOVE my gym.
And thats the end of my disjointed little blog entry. Gah!
Thursday, January 12, 2012
but I like keeping the habit!
I went to the gym for 33 min. Yep. 20 on the xtrainer, 10 on the recumbent and 3 on the treadmill before I got bored and decided to leave. I'm not a treadmill person; I much prefer to run outside. I went around 8pm and the gym was nearly empty. Only 2 other people there and they were mainly in the weights room. The whole cardio room was mine as far as the eye could see!! When the guys did come and use the cardio machines they really stank, so I was pleased their cardio time was brief!
Today I discovered a new snack. Dried broad beans with a spicey coating. Amazing, low calorie, filling and a good amount of protein (which I need to feel full). And it is totally a serving of veggies. Score!
AND OMG SYSTEM OF A DOWN JUST ANNOUNCED AN AUCKLAND SHOW. The teenage angst in me really wants to go, but the sensible teacher knows that it will be too loud and too late and probably on a school night. Gah, I wanna goooooo!
And that is all
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
OK, so I'm blogged about my willpower with my xmas chocolate (essentially I have made a box last from about the 2nd. I'm now down to the flavours I don't like much and probably won't eat). I haven't told you about the graduation chocolate.
That is my gradution cake. I threw myself a huge shindig when I graduated and every good party needs cake. So I got myself a cake. That top bit? The flat part? Yeah, that is solid chocolate covered in icing. Yes. I know. That is a lot of chocolate. It has been broken up and is in containers. And we are eating it, but only a little at a time. Now, that is willpower!
Today I went to the gym. 20 minutes on the xtrainer and 25 minutes on the recumbent bike. While watching Gilmore Girls. Thats just how I roll! I have had a bit of chocolate today, but am still getting my star because I haven't gone overboard and otherwise I have eaten really well.
Tomorrow I have to work, but will try for a walk after work!
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
If found please don't return to me!
I got a pleasant surprise when I got on the scales this morning, a smaller number! I weighed on the 2nd, and the scale said 87.3. This morning it said 85.2. YAAAAAAY!
Went for a walk/run this afternoon. Don't know how long, I think about 40 minutes.
Good eating day. Feeling snacky this evening (not hungry) so I have brushed my teeth early. The eating shop has shut for the night!
Pretty boring day. Went food shopping and got my lunches and snacks for the week (parents supply dinner). I have a lot of soup, it all seemed to be on special. Since it has been raining a lot I have been craving the hot goodness of soup so everything worked out. I am now fully stocked! I also got microwave rice to go with the cans of tuna I got last week. I also got snacks like muesli bars, individiual bags of pretzals and bagel bites. Should keep me going and stop me feeling the need to buy my lunches, which is expensive, and I have limited options.
Tomorrow will bring the gym. Russell is putting season one of Gilmore Girls on my ipod so I have some entertainment at the gym. I was supposed to go to spinning this morning but I slept though it! My alarm went off and my angel (Russell) turned it off, gave me a kiss and told me to go back to sleep. I slept for another 3 hours, so I must have needed the extra zzzzzz's!
And thats all, folks!
Monday, January 09, 2012
So, last night I got 4 hours sleep. You see, I have this problem. I am slightly (OK, very) co-dependant. I can only get to sleep if Russell is in bed, but awake. Since I usually get up earlier than him this is not a problem. He watches TV, I fall asleep and he goes to sleep a little later. But some nights he is tired and goes to sleep first. And I just can't go to sleep. It is weird. Eventually I'm exhusted and finally fall asleep. When I need to be up early for work and don't get to sleep until nearly 2am I end up getting less sleep than I need.
Needless to say I had 2 coffees to stay awake today (I drink soy mochas, so the have a lot of calories). However, I ate well, so I still got a sticker. I also didn't go to the gym because I got 4 hours of sleep.
Tomorrow will be better! I am off to the gym in the morning (gonna try and catch a spinning class) and then I will be busy organising the millions of resources I have inherited from my mother in law (angel). I will also be going shopping since I am out of healthy food.
4 more days at my job. I am really sad to be leaving, but excited for my next adventure!
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