Friday, April 03, 2009
Today I was at a conference all afternoon. My eating today was not all that great; I stayed within my calorie ranges, but the portabella mushroom sandwich I had was only mediocre, and I had to stop and get something to eat on the way home (a 2+ hour drive). I ended up going to McDonalds and getting a hamburger and small fries. Ugh. Didn't realize how good I had it at home with all my fresh food and homemade meals. The lack of fresh food today made my stomach a little upset. I guess I won't ever take it for granted that my fiance likes to cook at home and get good ingredients!
I tucked in my shirt today. I *never* tuck in my shirt. Wore a belt and looked pretty sharp. My suit fit today! I don't think it even fit right when I bought it; I think my legs looked like sausages the day I bought it. It was like a whole new outfit today without spending any more money.
Tonight when I got home I went swimming. Decided to do my online stuff *after* the swim. Otherwise, I think I would have gotten wrapped up in it and not bothered to swim. Did 1/2 an hour of non-stop swimming. When I got home, I ordered a new swim suit. Mine is about 10 years old and the rear is starting to get mighty thin. Don't think the trainers want to see my butt hanging out of my suit in the pool. While I was at it, I also ordered a fun new Keith Haring water bottle from Sigg. It was a little pricey, but it's really cute and it's something that I will use every day.
I need to get some sleep... tomorrow morning is Group Run #2 for 5K training. I have been working on my running all week so I'm looking forward to seeing what my progress looks like tomorrow. It's also weigh-in day! Tonight I got on the scale just to see what it looked like, and it read that I lost another pound. that means I am finally out of the 160s! Wahoo! I'm waiting to record until tomorrow, though, because maybe it will be even lower. But then again, maybe it will be the same. Either way, I feel pretty good about this week.
Thursday, April 02, 2009
Wow. Today I took a sick day, and I had no structure to my day. I could feel myself eating because I was bored. With no schedule, I could eat whenever I felt the urge to get up and go to the fridge. I didn't go crazy with calories, I still entered everything, but I *know* this is going to be a problem when school is out for the summer. I suppose it's good I figured it out today, after only one day of bored-ness instead of two weeks into the summer after eating myself into a stupor. I should have worked on my Visual Motivation today.
I did get outside to walk today, though. It was warm and the air felt good. I can not wait for the weather to be consistently nice.
Tomorrow I go to a conference all day; the lunch choices were not all that wonderful, but I picked a portobella (sp?) mushroom sandwich that shouldn't be too bad. My drink will be water. Last night I was at school for a really long time for rehearsals, and I ended up eating a giant hoagie. Slight guilt, but it was really freakin' good. I entered it in the calorie counter. Yikes! No more hoagies for a very very very long time.
Off to practice for a musical...
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
I had a half day today for a doctor's appointment. When I got home, it was SO beautiful outside that I decided to take a little run. The loop around my development is a half mile, and it has lots of hills. I figured it would be good for the heart to do a little hill running. I ran around the loop three times and only took about a 25 foot walking break in between each lap. Every time I thought I needed to stop, I just talked myself through it. I'm looking forward to the calories burning away.
Tonight is leg night at the gym. I think I'll do some weight training first, and then maybe do a little swimming. I *really* need to get my heart stronger. My legs could handle the running just fine, but my heart felt like it was going to burst at the end of my last lap. I wonder how long it takes to get the heart into shape...
Put on a pair of pants today that were snug last year, and now they are loose.
Sunday, March 29, 2009
This afternoon I went to the gym and decided to run. I ran a mile - without stopping. I was so excited! I just kept going and going and going...
A thunderstorm is coming, it looks weird outside. I guess we need the rain. I changed my fitness information on the tracker, and my calorie allowance went up because of it. This week's challenge is making sure that I meet my nutrition goals each day.
I haven't lost any weight since last weigh-in but I'm not disappointed. How weird. Other things are changing, though, so I think that's why I don't mind so much about the weight.
Off to have some water.
Saturday, March 28, 2009
This morning I started training for my first 5K. The group met at the gym and ran two half-mile segments. The loop we ran was up a huge hill. It ended up that we ran up the hill 4 times. BUT, I didn't stop running/jogging. I did it! I was so excited. That was my first time running outside. For such a long time I have only been challenging myself mentally (taking classes) and artistically (playing in a musical) but I have never challenged myself physically. This 5K training is something totally new for me. This whole healthy lifestyle thing is making me realize that although it's important to be mentally fit, it's also important to be physically fit. Neither one is more important than the other. Since I am getting fit both ways, I notice a huge difference in my attitude. My confidence is higher, and I am generally a more positive person. I have to keep this in mind every time I think I want to eat a cake. I am a much happier person when I am fit.
For lunch, my fiance grilled pork spare ribs. MMM. Even though they were really fatty, I only ate one. It did not kill my day, and I wasn't going to let it. My choices in food are SOOOO much better than they used to be. The calories in the rib were worth it. Would the calories in a giant bowl of ice cream have been worth it? Probably not.
I took the cover off the deck furniture, and we sat outside and ate. I LOVE Spring. I'm doing some cleaning today, airing out some rooms. Today is going to be a busy day!
I need to adjust my fitness and nutrition levels today. I stepped up the cardio quite a bit the last two weeks.
I felt a muscle in my calf today.
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