Friday, January 27, 2012
That is a big deal because I didn't want to. I talked myself into a day off and was happy to take that day off. But then I sparked, read a few blogs and realised that I wasn't tired, I wasn''t due for a rest day and blaming a skipped workout on 'listening to my body' wasn't gonna fly if my body could work out. So I did. Toddled off to the gym and did my weights and 20 minutes on the bike at a 6-8 resistance (changed it up to keep things interesting). Got it done :)
I wrote a whole piece about how I ate badly today. But, really, it wasn't that bad! I had a good breakfast then met my best friend (fresh off a 10 hour flight from Japan) for lunch at a restaurant. We shared tapas. Then we burnt some calories speed shopping and expanding my 'teacher appropriate' wardrobe. Then I had a square of chocolate before I decided to go to the gym. Dinner was 2 tacos with lots of salad and I had an ice cream for dessert. Not the BEST of days, but nothing for me to be getting stressed over! AND I generally have found that a spike in calories for one day usually results in a loss the next days weigh in. So I shall stop stressing and just give myself a damn star.
Now, I need a vote. Yesterday I went for a walk for my fitness. I didn't exactly speed walk, so I'm wondering if I should count it as an active rest day? I think I should, since I didn't really get my heart rate up much. I mean I still count it as exercise, and gave myself a sticker, but I don't know if I should take my planned rest day tomorrow or not. Or should I just see how I feel?
Can y'all tell I'm in a worrying mood? I am worried about a lot of things (mainly money things) so I think I am projecting on to what I can control right now, which is myself.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Today I toddled off to the gym for my first day of strength work. And work I did. Built up quite a sweat in the weights area, before I went and did my cardio programme. Since the strength part is short (15 minutes) my trainer said that I could follow it with my cardio programme to make it worth my while coming to the gym. However, I may up my leg weights, since they felt a little easier. My arms burned, though!
The 'plan' (not that I have a plan, because it is easier to stick to a non-plan. Failure is too easy with a firm plan) is to do strength, followed by cardio, twice per week, and cardio another 2-3 times per week. Hopefully that will help the weight fall off a little easier :)
I went and set up my class today. I put up posters, did my seating plan, stocked my library corner and organised and planned. Then I came home and laminated resources. The fun life of a teacher, yes? Luckily a senior teacher was at school with me today to answer all my stupid questions and give me some tips. Everyone at the school is so nice and supportive which will really help in the coming weeks and months. I am having a day off teacher stuff tomorrow but heading back into school on Friday to finish most of the setting up!
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
I'm posting this because I am bored, and I like knowing what other people are eating because it gives me ideas. Maybe this will give someone dinner ideas?
Monday - Sesame chicken (Spark recipe) with brown rice and broccoli
Tuesday - Chicken stirfry with cabbage, bok choy, broccoli and carrot, served on singapore noodles with teriyaki sauce
Wednesday - Spaghetti and meatballs with pasta sauce - Make better with turkey or chicken meatballs! (Mine are just beef mince) Served with broccoli
Thursday - Slow cooker deviled sausages with steamed potatoes, silverbeet and broccoli
Friday - TACO NIGHT!!!!! Again, you could make it healthy with chicken or turkey mince, but we prefer beef
Saturday - Lamp chops with corn cobs and broccoli
Sunday - Slow cooker beef stew with potato and broccoli
Right, so from that we can all see the broccoli is on special for 98c a head at the moment. And I love broccoli! It is my favourite veggie!
I realise not all of these recipes are super healthy...and they aren't supposed to be. Deviled sausages are high in calories, so I only have 1 sausage and load up on the veggies. Tacos aren't awesome (well they taste awesome, but you know what I mean), so I have 2 and call it a treat dinner (it is Friday, after all!). And I load up the salads.
Anyways, that might give someone a dinner idea for the week!
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