Wednesday, March 05, 2014
Once again, I keep putting off blogging until I have something profound to say, which of course hasn't happened yet lol
So once again, here is my "this is what Christy's been up to" blog...
Last week was a bad week for workouts, but before that, I was working out on a decent schedule and most of the time, DH joined in, or we at least did the same video if we weren't going to see each other that day. Small victory!
I've started easing myself into testing out intermittent fasting. I did one day last week and have done two days this week. If anything, I'm proving to myself that I can easily get past the impulses to eat when I'm bored. I'm a big nighttime snacker and I have a hard time telling myself no, so it has worked out great so far. I'm hoping it is something I can do for the long term, or at least incorporate into my regular routine.
Also, remember when I posted something about the 30 day yoga challenge I found on youtube waaaay back in mid-December? Well, I finally finished it! I actually paused at the beginning of the year to do her 10 day yoga abs challenge, and then it took me the past 3 weeks to do the office yoga video that I had skipped. I pinned my favorite videos from the challenge on pinterest and have already done a few of them again.
In other news, DH turns the big 3-0 this year and we just booked out flights and hotel for Las Vegas! We're planning to have a bunch of friends fly out with us and have a fun-filled long weekend. His birthday also serves as a great future date by which I (and we) would like to see some freaking progress! His birthday is July 4, so we have almost exactly 4 months to work hard and hopefully have some killer abs to show for it :)
I'll be in Missouri next week for work, so I won't have my regular food or exercise plans. I usually use the hotel gym if they have one and do fitnessblender workouts in my room. I'm an afternoon exerciser, so I sometimes end up exercising after dinner since we usually go straight from the base to a restaurant (The day after daylight savings time starts is a bad time to switch to mornings lol). . Food is always a toss up as I am the most junior person on the trip, so I am at the mercy of a middle-aged Texan who does not share my eating habits.
I'm also running a 10k in about 3 weeks. Excited, but kind of scared, as I have not been training for it like I thought I would. I didn't run much getting into winter, so now my lungs feel like they're bleeding when I run outside when it's this cold. Definitely ready for anything warmer than this!
Well, that's my catch-up blog for ya :) Hope everyone has had a productive week. Do your best to resist the girl scout cookies- those little saleswomen are everywhere right now!
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Yeah, sing it like Usher lol
Ugh, I guess I'll start a the end of last week when everything was going well. I had commented to DH that all week I hadn't really had an appetite. That may be normal for some people, but I am one of those bottomless pit people. Always hungry. Anyhoo, I was at the very bottom of my calorie range every day for the week and exercised almost every day (thank you new garmin lol). I felt good, I felt in charge and I felt like I was in a good position to make good decisions over the long weekend when we had friends over. I went for a short run Saturday morning, showered, and then my friend came into town.
(cue Jaws music here)
I did so great this week, I can have a mimosa.
And pizza! Freaking delicious gourmet, homemade pizza!
And then some crappy 2am pizza!
And lots of wine!
And no exercise!
And I stopped tracking my food!
And here we are on Wednesday and not a lot has changed! I've blogged about this before, and others have commented they get into this mentality as well. The "oh, I'm doing so well, a little bit of fun won't hurt" mentality. The one that turns into the GET IN MY BELLY mentality.
So there. My confessions. Not the end of the world, but surely not how I want my world to be.
Step 1- Do some much needed yoga
Step 2- Track my food for today
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Stole this from IAMZBEE. Feel free to steal this and fill it out too!
A is for Age: 27
B is for Booze: Red wine (I've been into red blends lately)
C is for Car: Ford Focus (not cool, but gets good gas mileage lol)
D is for Dad's name: Salvatore
E is for Ego: Yeah, it's big. I'm working on that
F is for Favorite song or music: Always changing. (right now, lots of Lotus, Bassnectar, Primus, Beastie Boys)
G is for Goof off thing to do: Turning on lame pop music and dancing around the house when I'm home alone
H is for Hometown: Manassas, VA
I is for IQ: Not sure
J is for Jam or Jelly you like: Strawberry jam (or really, any homemade jam)
K is for Kids: 2 kitties, Samson and Delilah (they're almost 7)
L is for Living arrangement: renting
M is for Mom's name: Lisa
N is for Name of best friend: Jess and Kelli
O is for Observations: I'm pretty observant. DH would say annoyingly so.
P is for Phobias: I have an irrational fear of getting divorced in like 15 years (statistically, people who marry young will get divorced, and both of my parents have been divorced more than once)
Q is for Quote you like: "Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." -Dr. Seuss
R is for Relationship: married
S is for Siblings: 3 siblings- older brother and 2 younger sisters
T is for Talents: I'd say cooking. I can look in the fridge and throw something together and it usually tastes great.
U is for Unique trait: Never ran before (unless forced to in PE), but started in 2012 and ran a HM in 2013
V is for vegetable you love: carrots
W is for Worst traits: Always thinking that I'm right and being impatient
X- is for X-rays you've had: My finger got shut in the door when I was 1, so that was x-rayed, but not broken. All others were routine dental x-rays.
Y is for Yummy food you make: Chicken tortilla soup (always get requests for this for camping)
Z is for Zodiac sign: Sagittarius
Friday, January 17, 2014
I did not know Meg personally, but as a runner, her story hit home. Friends and family want to raise awareness of drunk driving, texting while driving and sharing the road with other users. This Saturday, January 18, 2014, no matter what your distance, no matter where you live, run for Meg.
Here's a link to the facebook event if you want to join in via social media. There is info on how to join in on the virtual run. Over 70,000 have joined in so far.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
I've actually had 2 partial blogs written during the past 2 weeks, and ended up scrapping them. I keep waiting until I have something profound to say, and yet here I am giving you all the usual 'this is what Christy's been up to lately' blog.
-I'm trying to get back into tracking my food. I've tracked everything this week, which is a huge improvement.
- I got an entry to a 10k as a Christmas gift this year! Race is March 29th. My mom also registered for the race (she is not a runner [yet], but has started training for it)
-My GPS watch/HRM just came in the mail!! I ended up getting the Garmin Forerunner 210. Plan to test it out after work today :)
-I've been doing a lot of yoga, but I need to work on getting some more intense exercises in.
-My little sister has been over a few times recently and we've done some workouts together. She is the sporty one in the family, but is never a jerk if she is breathing normal and I have to pause the video :)
I've been trying to use January to establish a routine for myself. So far, I've been planning a day in advance, but want to get an actual routine established (like abs this day, run this day, establish a weekly meal plan, some sort of plan to keep the house in decent shape and an actual plan of action for getting a new job). I've been struggling with this, and I think I'm overwhelming myself.
So anyways, that's where I'm at. Working on my goals for the year and trying to get my footing to make it all happen.
Any tips to not go crazy while job hunting? (like apply for a certain # each week, or spend a certain amount of time per week or just do it etc.) We're open to moving just about anywhere (minus extreme temps or places that don't have mountains), so the world is pretty much wide open for us.
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