Monday, September 24, 2012
--> Water: 4 cups. I wasn't really feeling water yesterday, but I managed to get in 4 cups though.
--> Exercise: Identical to the water topic, I wasn't feeling exercise either. I pushed it off until I finally told myself that it needed to happen. I got in ST - Tone it Up Arm Routine, 30 bicycle crunches (with weight), and a combo ( 30 left lifts with reverse crunches). I also took a 2.08 mile walk in 32 minutes.
--> Weight: I woke up to 155.2 lbs! (Loss of 1 pound.)
--> Sleep: I went to bed at 10:30PM and woke up at 7:10 this morning.
--> Food: Breakfast consisted of a Luna Bar, 1 0z of peanuts, and my Breakfast Essentials with milk. Lunch was a cup of soup, two servings of watermelon, and my salad (with beans!). For dinner, we had leftovers of the zucchini, squash, onion, potato, and chicken oven dish. It was good; however, I went back for seconds. It's ok though. I will do better!
--> Vegetable/Fruit Servings: 8!
Finally, my first GOOD weekend in a long time. I drank water. I ate out once; I stuck to my guns when it came to food. I got in exercise both days!
Sunday, September 23, 2012
I was going to get on last night to do my check in for Friday, but I decided to spend some time with my love watching football instead.
Here's how Friday went:
--> Water: 8 cups!
--> Exercise: No formal exercise. Instead, my boyfriend and I went to the mall and walked there. We stopped in to Dick's Sporting Goods, and my boyfriend talked about getting back into the gym! Ahh, this made me SO happy. I'm worried about his health as he's very overweight. So, we've made a plan. Since money is tight, we are waiting until I get paid again and then we are going to go check out some of the gyms. Also, later on that night, he talked about eating healthier.
--> Weight: Since I did exercise on Thursday night, I woke up to 157.2lbs which was a .4lb gain.
--> Sleep: I went to bed around midnight and woke up at 9:30 AM.
--> Food: Breakfast and lunch were the same as usual. When snack time rolled around, I wasn't hungry, so I didn't eat it. We ate dinner at the mall. I had Chinese Beef and Vegetables. It was good!
--> Vegetables/Fruit: 8 servings.
Here's Saturday's recap:
--> Water: 8 cups! This is unusual as I struggle to get 4 in on the weekends.
--> Exercise: I got up around 8:30AM to get a run in. It was a tough run. I guess I wasn't feeling it, and my shins were killing me. However, I didn't quit. I finished when I was supposed to. I don't know the details from the run because I paused my Endomondo (running app) to cross the street, and I forgot to turn it back on! I also did a lot of walking when we went for our errands.
--> Weight: I guess the mall exercise worked because I was back down to 156.6 lbs.
--> Sleep: I stayed up to watch the football games, so I didn't get to bed until after mid-night, but I woke up at 9:30 this morning.
Breakfast - I didn't get to eat my fruit as we were rushing to get errands done. However, I drank my milk and ate my peanuts and Luna Bar.
Lunch - I had a salad (minus the beans), 1 cup of soup, and two servings of Mandarin oranges.
Dinner - The boyfriend made a wonderful meal from the oven - squash, zucchini, potatoes, onions, and chicken baked together over rice. So good! The only thing I am a little worried about is sodium, but I did my best. He's used to just seasoning everything, but now, he watches what he uses since I'm trying to watch my sodium. Oh! And I had a half glass of Mango Strawberry Moscato in my Gamecock glass! Go Gamecocks!
--> Vegetables/Fruits: about 7 servings.
So far, I am doing really well this weekend. When my boyfriend wanted to get food out, I chose to make my own food at home. I have stuck to doing what's best for me. I hope that today (Sunday) is another healthy day! Hope you all are enjoying your weekend!
Friday, September 21, 2012
Here's how Thursday went:
--> Water: 6 cups. (At least I met my goal.)
--> Exercise: I ended up taking a rest day. I just couldn't do it. Not only was I not feeling well, I had to be at my Mom's earlier than usual which didn't leave much time for a walk and shower. Boo.
--> Weight: I weighed in at 156.8 lbs yesterday morning! Seeing this number really made me believe that I can achieve my monthly "weight" goal. I'm to be at 153 by the end of the month. If I don't make it, oh well. I just want to be closer than 160!
--> Sleep: My boyfriend is a HUGE NY Giants fan, so we stayed up until the game ended. Needless to say, it was after midnight that I finally got to sleep. I got about 6.5 hours; I slept good though!
--> Food (Not many pictures here):
Lunch - two servings of watermelon, salad (Iceberg lettuce, kidney beans, onion, bell peppers, 2 tbs of light Ranch, and tomato), Crystal Light, and a microwaveable meal. The meal was good, but a little too high in sodium for me.
Snack - Ranch mix (with Greek yogurt) and 1 red bell pepper.
Dinner - My Mom and I went to a Mexican restaurant. I did eat chips, salsa, and queso dip (darn!), but I did really well when I ordered. Since I knew I would be eating the chips and salsa, I had ONE crunchy beef taco and a side of refried beans. This is very unusual for me because usually, I get a HUGE thing of nachos, and I chow down on the chips. Not this time. I made a much better choice than I usually do, and I walked away full!
--> Vegetables/Fruit: About 10.
Another NSV was that when I joined my boyfriend at the bar to watch the game, I didn't order any soda, alcohol, or food. Part of me really wanted a Sprite (favorite!), but I said no. I was surprised!
I'm a little sad I didn't get exercise in but too much was going on. However, I'm proud of making better choices when I went out to eat.
I'm not sure if I will be posting this weekend. I really think I need to, but sometimes, there's just no time. My intentions are to blog this weekend, but we'll see. I may just do a big blog on Monday. Either way, hope every one has a happy, healthy weekend!
Thursday, September 20, 2012
--> Water: 8 cups!
--> Exercise: I went for a run yesterday. In 50 minutes, I walked/ran 3.65 miles (warm up & cool down were about five minutes each). My average speed was 13:38 min/mile. Slow but it's where I feel comfortable at. Right now, I am at 4 minute jog then 1 minute walk for seven sets. That increases on Saturday's run.
--> Weight: I forgot to weigh myself yesterday morning.
--> Sleep: I went to bed at 10PM although I had a tough time getting to sleep which isn't good. However, I finally got to sleep and woke up at 7AM.
Dinner. Not the healthiest but the boyfriend wanted something other than leftovers. So, I did the best I could. I told myself if I was still hungry after dinner, there's always watermelon! (I didn't eat any watermelon though.)
--> Vegetable/ Fruit Servings: About 10.
I was pretty proud of myself for the choices I made yesterday. Besides weekends, TOM is usually the time when I crave sodas, candy, and junk as well as I lounge on the couch because PMS is killing my butt. However, I kept up with the Motrin, and I was able to push through a beautiful, cool run. I felt better after the run. I'm hoping that since yesterday was such a success, I'm striving to make today one too as I'm not feeling the best right now. So far, so good.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
--> Water: 8 cups!
--> Exercise: I wasn't feeling exercising yesterday since TOM officially started. However, I did get in 21 minutes of a toning routine from Tone It Up. The "Back to School" routine was pretty hard, so I did it once through. I did their arms routine three times through. Instead of doing Zumba Wii, I decided to do Coach Nicole's 28 Day Bootcamp DVD - 22 minute Tone and Burn. For some reason, I don't like the Short Cardio Burst portion, but I really enjoyed the Tone and Burn section, so I will be doing this again.
--> Weight: I weighed in at 158.6 lbs yesterday morning. My goal is 153 lbs by the end of the month.
--> Sleep: Last night, I had a tough time getting to sleep. I'm not really sure why. Maybe my workout didn't wear me out. Not sure. I laid down at 11PM which is way past my bedtime (I was watching the season premier of NCIS: LA! Maybe that's why. Haha.) Anyways, I am hoping for a better night tonight.
--> Meditation: About ten minutes today. It felt good.
--> Vegetable/Fruit Servings: About 11.
Day 2 was a success!
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