Thursday, November 01, 2012
-Run a 10k without stopping (6.2 miles)
****I ran 7 consecutive miles and also did an 8 mile run with 2 rests in the middle!
-Log 14 miles per week (walking or running)
**** I have been consistently doing 14 or more miles per week!
-Exercise outside at least 1x per week
**** Fall is my favorite season, so I've been doing as much outdoor activities as possible
-Do ab exercises for 10 minutes 3x per week
**** I did well with this initially, but waned off for some reason. My abs need help!
-Do pushups 3x per week, working up to 30 consecutive real pushups (no knees)
**** I really don't like doing pushups. I really need to work on this
- Lift weights at home at least 1x per week
**** Did really well initially, but have at least gotten in a good amount of ST at the gym. This was more to occupy myself instead of snacking...
-Stay within calorie ranges 5 days per week
**** Very disappointed with my eating the past 2 months. Need to work on this
- No eating after 10pm (only because I know I'm not hungry, I'm just snacky)
**** I did well during the week and then spiraled out of control on the weekends. Definitely need to work on unnecessary snacking...
Log 14 miles, not to include walking
Do 450 pushups total for the month
Allow myself to have up to four "treats" per week (not 1 per day, or 10 per special occasion)
Dedicate at least 1 day per week to a hardcore abs session (workout ideas welcome!)
I have simplified my goals and have made very specific targets to reach. I am definitely a numbers person, and like having measurable goals to track. I turn 26 this month and want to look better and feel better about myself than I did last year.
Monday, October 22, 2012
The bad news: I’ve been really lax (ok, just terrible) with my eating lately. I’m back to my terrible habit of checking my tracker, seeing another 300 calories until I get to my max and then eating until I get there (or over!). Eek! Why am I doing this?? I also had 3 “celebratory” days this past week- concert on Monday, visiting friends in Richmond Friday and my sister came over Saturday. All 3 resulted in extra calories due to alcohol and late night munchies. Another reason going to bed by 11 every night is a good idea!
The good news: I’ve been exercising regularly. I haven’t been as good about my 5x weekly pushups and my 3x weekly 10 minutes of abs that I set a goal for, but did abs 2x and pushups 3x. I have also been keeping up with my running. I drove to Wiliamsburg Friday afternoon to meet my husband for a run after work. IT WAS AWESOME! I miss running in a city where you can run in any direction without going to the end of a street and turning around. I liked it so much that I did it again on Sunday. I had planned to do a 4 mile run, but found my mojo around mile 3.5 and ended up doing 8 miles! This was my longest distance to date, although I did take 2 walk breaks, so it wasn’t a solid run. Either way, I was proud!
Plan for this week:
Monday: Abs and legs at home (maybe a video too?)
Tuesday: 3 mile run at the park
Wednesday: Abs, arms
Thursday: 4 mile run at the gym, Abs
Friday: leaving to go camping!
Sunday: riding in the car… (maybe do a run before everyone wakes up?)
Monday, October 08, 2012
Well I woke up at 7:40 this morning. That may sound early to some, but I am supposed to be at work by 7:30... Needless to say, I shot out of bed like a rocket, got ready and was out the door in 5 minutes. I was worried about being late because my boss freaks out easily, but one of my coworkers though we had the day off today and hasn't yet arrived, so that is probably my saving grace. Thanks Jay!
I want to do a recap and reflection of last week in terms of goals. Starting off with the good news first:
I KILLED IT with running last week! 17 miles total! I ran Sunday, Monday, Thursday and Friday. I also have some new music on my running mix, so I was excited to test it out on Friday.
I did pushups on 4 days, and abs on 3 days.
I also stayed within my calorie range on 6/7 days. I did not eat after 10pm on 6/7 days.
Not so good stuff:
I did not lift weights at home during the week.
I overate on Saturday. And over-drank. And overate. and over-drank some more. and overate and over-drank past 10pm.
I went to Taste of DC with a friend for her birthday. Now that we live so far apart, we don't get to hang out nearly as often as we used to. I didn't do too bad at the event (some yogurt, mac and cheese, a cupcake and 2 mini cannolis). Had I stopped munching there, I would have been fine for the day. After we got back to her house, we did some party prep. I ended up eating a lot of chips that night and more sweets! Like 5 cookies and the most monster sized piece of chocolate cake!
I'm not sure what happened to my brain... I did, however, manage to remember to switch up drinking wine and seltzer water so I didn't drink nearly as much as I could have. I think the fact that the party mainly took place in her kitchen was my downfall with the eating. and the whole "it's a party and I can do whatever I want" attitude I get sometimes.
I definitely feel "puffy" from all of my bad eating over the weekend. My plan was to get a run in yesterday, but I ended up staying at my friend's house until about 3. By the time I got home, I was getting my self ready for the week, showering, packing lunch, ironing, cleaning etc. It was also like 20 degrees colder outside than it was on Saturday, so my motivation was gone. So no run...
Plans for this week:
Today- Run 4 miles at the gym after work. Do 10 minutes of abs and do upper body machines
Tuesday: Run 3 miles in the park, pushups, do a SP video
Wednesday: abs and arms at home, pushups
Thursday: Attempt a 6 mile run,
Friday: 3 mile run, lower body machines
Weekend: Active rest day and a 5 mile run the other day
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