Sunday, December 30, 2012
I would do a play-by-play of how my planning for Christmas went, but I won't bore you. I am up 1 pound. I did 20 pushups on the 24th and no other exercise. And then I was sick for a few days. I went for a run today. That's what matters. (In my new running tights, new tank tops and new running pullover. And with my new fancy headphones!). Ok, I gave a mini play-by-play...
2012 New Year's Resolutions:
Get exercise 4x/week
Drink no more than 3x/week
Learn sign language
Save money for a vacation
Make dinner 4x/week
I made an honest attempt at each of my resolutions except to learn sign language. I have drastically reduced my use of "bad" words, usually exercise 4x per week, only drink for special occasions, saved up and went to Las Vegas/Grand Canyon for our anniversary and have been working on meal planning. I actually make something more than boxed mashed potatoes for myself for dinner when the hubby has to work at night.
PS- I kept this list in my wallet, which is why I still know what my resolutions were for 2012 :)
2013 New Year's Resolutions:
Pay off credit cards
Call a friend/family member 1x/week just to catch up
Run a 1/2 marathon
Make weekly meal plans
Find a new job
Run a total of 700 miles
So most of my goals aren't fitness related, but I don't have many over-arching fitness needs for the year. I have lots of tiny goals throughout the year to keep me motivated. Also, my goals aren't written as SMART goals, but most are. (ex: 700 miles- run 3-5 times each week, for an average of 13.5 miles per week to achieve 700 miles run for the year). Gossiping is just not nice (like saying swear words), and is something I just need to be conscious of until I can break myself of the habit.
On a side note, one of my friends posted a cute idea on facebook that I thought I'd share. It's a "good things jar." Every time something good happens during the year, write it down and put it in the jar. On New Year's Eve, open the jar a read about all of the good things that happened to you.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
I went off on my merry way back to my office after the potluck we had for lunch. We were leaving the food in the conference room until 2 for people to snack on (lots of crock pots, so no food safety worries).
Most of the lunch food items had beef or pork, so I had a small salad, some hummus, rice, veggies and 4 crackers. I was feeling pretty good, not too full and I'd made decent choices with the limited options I had. And then I had a cookie. And a chocolate chip muffin. And some friendship bread (which is like a loaf version of a muffin). And some chocolate.
And then I went to refill my water and ended up in the conference room for another cookie and some of the bread. And them when I went to get my hummus out of the conference room a few minutes ago, I had another cookie and a piece of chocolate.
WHAT THE HELL?? What happened to my game plan??
I am so full! This is exactly what we were talking about on Kylar Stern's blog with the need to keep stuffing yourself after you reach full. And then re-stuffing yourself to maintain full. I was "normal" after lunch and was actually proud of myself initially for not going overboard and getting seconds.
I would have to run over 9.5 miles (at 6.3mph) to even counteract enough of my calories to get it to a "normal" lunch for me (~300 calories). Yep. That means I ate over 1,000 calories between noon and 3:30 today. I don't even want to put on a tank top at the gym today...
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Another blog topic, and perfect timing. December seems to be when everyone is reevaluating their goals from 2012, some of which weren't achieved.
1. I am independent
2. I am strong
3. I am reliable
4. I am mindful of the things I put in my body
5. I am a runner
6. I am smart
7. I an very loyal to my close friends and family
8. I am a good cook
9. I am creative
10. I am persistent (aka stubborn, but this comes in handy sometimes :)
Your turn! Name 10 positive things about yourself.
Thursday, December 06, 2012
Some good things and some not-so-good things. The not-so-good first:
After a run about a month ago, I weighed in at the lowest weight I have since high school. I was so excited and really though I would get to my goal weight by January 1st. Well, I am up 5 pounds from there (aka 10 pounds from my goal weight). Honestly, with the little effort I have put into exercise and constantly going over my calories, it's no wonder why my weight is up.
I feel like I'm going into hibernation for the winter and I need to conserve my energy and fill myself up for the winter. I am not a bear! Why am I preparing myself for hibernation?
I've done my pushups every day so far for the month (yep, I've got guns now!)
We have been trying new recipes and planning well-rounded meals
My foot feels better!
I signed up for a 1/2 marathon
I also read a story about a guy who had been obese and lost a fair amount of weight. He ran 27 miles on his 27th birthday. And now I want to run 26.2 miles sometime while I'm 26! Richmond Marathon is at the beginning of November, so it is definitely doable if I get myself together and train.
Now that I've listed off so many good things, it sound really stupid that I have no motivation and was being whiny...
I think my 10 days off from running/exercise (still did the pushups!) really sapped the little motivation I had left. My sleep schedule has been kind of wacky and I definitely do not respond well to shorter days and cold weather (this flower needs sunshine!).
Today: upper body at the gym, 3.5 mile run on treadmill
Friday: stationary bike at gym (yeah, it's been over a year since I've been on it...), abs
Saturday: 5ish mile run (Richmond? Or Williamsburg?)
Sunday: rest/ yoga video or some other light exercise
Monday: 4 mile run, upper body
Tuesday: lower body, abs
Wednesday: 4 mile run
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