Monday, October 01, 2012
Water: 2 cups.
Exercise: I decided to take a rest day because Saturday night, my lower half of my body was tired and achy from my run.
Food: Bad day. Let's just say, what didn't I eat?
Vegetable/Fruit Servings: None.
Yesterday wasn't a good day at all. I took a rest day which I needed, but for some reason, rest days are terrible in the way of food especially if they are on the weekends.
Also, I think I did a little emotional eating yesterday. Reasons: I didn't hit my weight goal for September, my boyfriend and I had a little fight, and honestly, I think I'm depressed. It's been cloudy here for a couple of days, and it's really playing with my mood. Also, although I am VERY grateful for a job right now, I HATE it. I'm so bored. It's not where I want to be; I dread getting up in the morning. I would look for a new job, but the new museum will be opening next March, and that's really where I think I want to work, so I am hoping for a job offer soon. It's a tough decision. I'm not even 100% sure she'll even offer me a job, but I want to be available if she does. Lastly, I'm not 100% happy with my relationship. There's just a lot of stress and issues.
I've been dealing with these things for several months now, and I've been trying so hard to be thankful for what I have, but sometimes, depression pulls me back in. I know I would probably benefit from seeing a counselor, but I don't have any money to do that. So, I guess I will continue to deal with these issues on my own.
Anyways, enough of that. I will be working on new goals for October and some collages of positive, healthy things to keep me on track. I will probably post those later today, or I will post them with tomorrow's check in.
Thanks for listening.
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Water: Only 6 cups.
Exercise: I got an early run in yesterday morning. I did 3.12 miles in 43 minutes which I think is a PR for me. I also volunteered for the museum yesterday, so I had to walk to the event site from my car. Plus, I had to crank the penny press yesterday:
I got in another workout when making the squished pennies yesterday. This penny press is new, so the hand crank was pretty difficult. I had fun thought.
These were the designs that were offered.
Food: I didn't have a good day in this area. Breakfast was my only good meal: Luna Bar, almonds, and Breakfast Essentials with milk. I didn't get to eat lunch until almost 4pm because I was asked to stay longer at the museum event. I was there from 11;45AM - 3:15PM. So, by the time I got home, I ate three tacos from Taco Bell which is the healthiest option there and works for my calories. However, I didn't get hungry for dinner until 10:30PM, and I didn't have anything quick to fix, so I went to McDonald's. I ate a double cheeseburger and a medium fries. I will say this: I did well because usually, I get two burgers, a large fry, and soda. (I didn't get a soda!) So, not the best day nutritionally, but I could have done worse.
Vegetable/Fruit Servings: 0.
I'm thankful for a new day, and I plan to do much better today!
Friday, September 28, 2012
Water: 8 cups!
Exercise: I did 38 minutes of videos yesterday. Let's see: 12-minute seated core workout, 9-minute seated arm & shoulder workout, and 11-minute seated cardio workout. I also did half of the 12-minute low-impact cardio; my shins were hurting after this, so I probably won't do this one again.
Weight: So, I've decided to weigh myself whenever. I'm kind of getting tired of weighing myself every day. At first, I like it because it made me accountable, but now, much like tracking food, it can be a pain. So, the only day that I "need" to weigh in is on the last day of the month. If I want to weigh in every morning, I can. If not, then I won't. Very simple. It worked really well early, but honestly, I'm starting to love my body regardless of the number. Plus, something tells me that maybe my body is happy where it's at. I'm not sure. If that's the case, I'm happy to stay at 155lbs. All I want is to be happy, healthy, and toned.
Food: Breakfast, lunch, and snack were the same. Last night, Mom and I went to Moe's. I had two tacos with ground beef, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and cheese (seemed like too much cheese). Also, I had one serving of chips and salsa.
Vegetable/Fruit Servings: 10.
My boyfriend and I are going to check out a gym after work today. With the shin splints, I seem to be bored with my workouts at home, so I am hoping that a gym membership will get me excited about new exercises - group classes, ST machines, etc.
Also, last night, I noticed that my calves were pretty tight. I stretched, foam rolled, and iced. However, any suggestions on helping with the tightness? Or what about stretching ideas?
Hope everyone has a happy, healthy weekend!
Thursday, September 27, 2012
--> Water: 8 cups!
--> Exercise: Confession - I went for a run last night. However, instead of my usual route, I ran on the beach.
It was a tough run because my legs weren't used to the sand (I run on asphalt), but I was glad I took it. Why? My shins didn't hurt nearly as bad as they did Monday. In fact, during my run, they felt great! However, once I got to the asphalt to walk back to the car, they started hurting. So, I went home, stretched, foam rolled, and iced really well. I don't have another run scheduled until Saturday morning, so I'm going to find some other exercises to do that don't involve my legs. Plus, I'm going to foam roll, stretch, and ice at least twice a day.
--> Weight: 155.2 lbs.
--> Sleep: I slept so much better last night. 7.5 hours!
--> Food: Breakfast and lunch were the same as usual. For dinner, I had Subway - BLT on wheat and apples.
--> Vegetable/Fruit Servings: 8.
Any suggestions for fitness that doesn't use the legs? I'd really like to workout but give my calves a rest.
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