Tuesday, March 03, 2009
For being early in the month, I have a lot I want to tell y'all!
First, I made a new recipe for the family tonight. They like my "regular" chili, so I thought I would make White Chili. Basically, white beans, onions, chilies and chicken. That's it. Simple and easy and sounded yummy. I made som GF corn bread to go with it (cos I was craving corn bread!). My son, who likes EVERYTHING, almost puked on his first bite. My hubby ate a serving but gave it a no vote (new recipes don't become permanent without all yes votes) and my daughter had one spoonful. She said it was allright, but too spicy. So, guess who has chili for leftovers for awhile?!? Good thing there is room in the freezer! Told DH that he and the kids needed to come up with a healthy dinner entree recipe now. I'm tired of finding new things just to have no one like them.
Second, I made a HUGE decision today. I've decided to stop drinking Diet Pepsi. It is the only soda I drink and I'm sure I drink more of it than I should. Today I had a one liter bottle with lunch and a can of DP during a meeting. I would have had another can with dinner, but decided I'd better start cutting back now so the headaches won't be so bad in the future (I hope!). I have two more one liter bottles in the fridge. My plan is to drink them for the next two days and then quit cold turkey on Thursday. If I'm cranky at the end of the week, you'll know why!
Third, I convinced my daughter that she should come with me to the gym. Softball starts soon and she's playing up a level. I told her that she isn't going to be ready to play if she doesn't start getting some physical activity in. She rode the bike for a full half hour. Not a great work out the way she did it, but at least she was there. Since much of the running in SB is in sprints, I decided we should do sprints on the treadmill after our workout. Please note that I am 5'1" (on a good day) and my 12-year old daughter is 5'6" and growing. I started her "sprinting" at 5.0. What a joke!! She barely had to move to go that speed. So we bumped it to 6.0, then 6.5, then 8.0. She decided she wanted to do one more sprint and bumped it to 10.0 and she still wasn't really sprinting!! We are so going to the track on Saturday and sprinting 1/4 laps. That girl can have some speed if she works on it just a little bit. Oh, the best part, she asked if we were going back to the gym tomorrow!! Yay!!
Last (and sorry for the length of this blog. Told you I had a lot to say!!) Working on the 100 pushup thing. One of the guys at work did his initial test yesterday. One has done only one workout. The lady I dragged into the challenge is one day behind where she should be (not bad) and my other friend (yep, I have two!) decided to join and did her initial test today! So cool to see how many people are getting in on this challenge. Thanks for the idea ZIRCADIA!!
Okay, I'm done. Need to go finish my book so I can go to sleep. C ya on the flip side!
Sunday, March 01, 2009
Week 2, Day 1 of the 100 push up challenge. First two sets were 14 pushups each! After my first set of 14, I realized that one short week ago, I was struggling to get 14 pushups (my initial test was 18). And here I was doing SETS of 14 each!!! WOW!!
Of course, my arms are still rubber from the remaining sets. But that's okay, because they are starting to be chiseled rubber! Ya baby!!
Saturday, February 28, 2009
I already went over on my calories two days this week (Sunday - Saturday), so I was planning to stay in today. Of course, breakfast was two pieces of pizza (640 calories) so my work was cut out for me. However, I kept busy with the library, laundry and grocery shopping (at four different stores!) and then reading. After supper, I still had 32 calories left. Woo Hoo!!! I even ran my nutrition report to help signal my brain and the world that I was done eating!
And then it happened. The sugar cookies my DH brought home started their siren call. I tried to ignore them. I even thought about having my kids tie me to the couch so I couldn't go to them! I caved. And then, I apparently thought I was still hungry, so I had a couple of servings of tortilla chips. Even now, my tummy is trying to trick my into eating. I should go to bed, but I have a load of laundry in the dryer (almost dry) and one in the washer. I will try reading and drinking water until the laundry is done. Then it's off to dreamland and dancing with sugar cookies.
Friday, February 27, 2009
Today was day 3 of week one toward my goal of 100 push ups. Dang! The first two days, I was able to do all of the pushups plus more than the minimum on the maximum set. Today, I got to #13, started to push back up (last one, I can do it!!!!). No, I couldn't. Collapse!! My arms are still rubbery!
I'm still determined to make it to the 100 push ups. I'll definitely know that I earned it!!
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