Friday, March 06, 2009
Day 2 - No diet pepsi. Still no headaches and no real cravings. Weekends are harder all the way around, so we'll see how I do tomorrow.
Week 2, Day 3 - Pushups. Man! Those pushups are hard! And they keep expecting me to do more than I did in week 1! Some people...jeez! My progress test will be tomorrow. My goal is to stay in the same column as I am now. That's a lot of pushups!!
One of the trainers at my gym mentioned a 5k that just happens to be next weekend. I started thinking that maybe I should sign up. Then I wondered if I could run a 5k, no stopping. In my head I can, but in my head I could also do 24 pushups two weeks ago. (My head was WRONG!!!) Tonight, I decided to do a running workout instead of elliptical. The plan was to run for a full 30 minutes or 3.1 miles, whichever came first. At 30 minutes, I had around three quarters to half a mile to go, so I kept going. Ended up doing the 3.1 in 33.5 minutes. Not as good as I wanted, but at least I did it!
Son's birthday party is tomorrow, so I'd better go bake the cake. With him having celiac, the days of buying a cake at the bakery are long gone. *sigh* Oh well, this chocolate cake tastes just like chocolate cake! YUM!
Thursday, March 05, 2009
...and no headaches. Odd. I'm not complaining, but I was expecting to need some sort of pain killers to get through the day. I was also expecting stronger cravings than I had. In fact, I had no cravings. I did drink more tea than normal (and more water) so I had caffeine. I'm not silly enough, however, to think that it's smooth sailing from here on out. We'll see how tomorrow goes.
Wednesday, March 04, 2009
Woke up today sore, but not from my work out. I slept wrong and my neck has a kink in it. Still does! When I got home from work, my daughter reminded me that we had a conference at her school at 6:00 (it was 5:56!). Luckily it was a student-led conference and she's a fairly good student, so no huge issue that we were late. We were there almost an hour, so I started dinner an hour late.
My eyes started crossing half way through making dinner. Still tired now, but not quite ready for bed. I'll go sit on the couch and veg for a little bit. Then I'll be ready for bed!
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!
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