Friday, June 29, 2012
For some reason I feel like I am going on vacation this weekend (I'm not :( So many coworkers/ clients are that I have that countdown 'till the end of the day excited for something feeling. Either way, it's Friday!
I'm heading to my mom's house after work today. And I am also picking up Jimi's birthday present along the way (his birthday is on the 4th). I got him this:
His current tool box is like a glorified lunch box (not exaggerating).
Anyways... I ate 1 less snack today, but did have 1/2 scoop of Muscle Milk to keep my protein up (gotta get those points in the 100 Days of Summer Challenge!). I already planned out most of my food/ alcohol intake for the night so I don't go over for calories (let's be honest- it's the wine!). And we'll have yummy dinner with tons of freggies from my grandpa's garden.
Tomorrow, I'm going to see the movie Ted with Jimi and some friends. We're grilling out for dinner at our house beforehand. And I'll be that jerk who brings my own popcorn from home.... no butter!
Sunday, I have the entire day open! I haven't had a day of my weekend open in a VERY long time. I have some pinterest projects I want to get to and some sewing I need to do (oh NBD, pants are too big now...)
Also, anyone who has cut back on drinking....
Have you taken up anything in it's place? I find that I drink a lot of diet tonic and lime to avoid drinking alcohol, especially in social situations. I still look like I'm drinking, but I'm not. Everyone knows I'm not, so I'm not really I'm hiding it. I need to find something to do with my hands and something to drink that's not diet soda. I don't drink soda besides this tonic...
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
I was sitting here thinking of ways to skip going to the gym today (It's nice outside, I need to return something at the mall, I need to return my library book, wash my car, etc). And then I checked out the challenges today for the 100 Days of Summer 2012 Challenge group.
"Power it Up: Increase the duration or intensity of your workout today. Give yourself a challenge!"
And there you have it. One little line worth 10 points (I don't ever get in the top 3, but I still like to participate) and on I will go! I plan to try out a new piece of cardio equipment (the gazelle glider thing), do my bodyrock exercise of the day, and maybe go for a walk because it really is so nice outside today. Thanks for the motivation!
Monday, June 25, 2012
Well my weekends went well and I don't have any guilty feelings over any of my food or beverage intake. Friday night, I had 2 small glasses of wine and read the end of The Hunger Games book (yes, I'm behind the times).
Saturday, I didn't give myself enough time to go for a run in the morning before I left. I sat in DC traffic FOREVER! When I got to DC, we spent the afternoon at the rooftop pool at the hotel. I felt confident in my bathing suit, which was awesome!
We went to 2 bars and ended up staying at the 2nd one for the rest of the night. I drank quite a bit, but also danced a ton. It was a bachelorette party, so I don't feel bad about drinking more than I usually would.
We had awesome brunch at vinoteca (bottomless mimosas!?!) then headed back home.
All in all, pretty good weekend! I only knew the bride, so I was unsure of how the weekend was going to go, but I definitely had a good time!
I'm excited for the last week of the June bodyrock challenge! I really want to take measurements to see what the difference is (and I have been running 3x per week!). I have decided that I may be in maintenance mode. I don't really have a goal weight (fine where I'm at), but definitely want to tone up.
Anyways, I hope everyone had a great weekend and is ready for Monday!
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
I'm not sure why/ how I always end up feeling like I failed with my exercise/ health plans over the weekends. I ran a mile in 7:47 Monday afternoon (new fastest time EVER!) and ran 2 miles yesterday with a average time of just under 9:25 per mile (also fastest time ever for 2 miles!). Oh, and today is weigh-in day and I lost a pound! I cheated and weighed myself yesterday (ok, so I weight myself every day) and said pound was lost then too!.
I'm going to get dinner with my mom tonight (at a Mexican restaurant, dun dun dun) so I can meet with her to borrow some dresses from my sister for this coming weekend. Hopefully the momentum I have right now will steer me away from the chips!
And I have the bodyrock exercise to do afterwards- majorly full belly + bodyrock sound like a recipe for a disaster. Another good reason to eat in moderation (and not drink because it is a weekday).
Also, more plans for the weekend (I swear I'm really not that cool- plans every weekend is a fluke!) that could possibly lead to over-indulging. I'm going to a bachelorette party in DC including dinner, bar-hopping and then brunch the next morning. Did I mention we all have to wear matching tank tops? I'm not sure how getting dressed up and the tank tops is going to work out...
Anyways, sorry for the mopey post Monday. I really was feeling down about my eating over the weekend. Seeing progress on the scale makes me think about how much more progress I would have if I kept my weekends more balanced. I'm planning extra gym time Friday after work, a run Saturday morning before I leave for DC and, depending on traffic, a walk Sunday afternoon when I get home. Hopefully, the guilt will be non-existent with the extra workouts!
And.... TODAY IS THE FIRST DAY OF SUMMER! Definitely feeling in on the east coast- upper 80s and 90s for the rest of the week, lows in the mid-70s at night. No more windows open for us!
Monday, June 18, 2012
Definitely had a great time over the weekends catching up with my friend at her party. I mostly ate the cut up veggies I brought and the fat free sour cream dip to dip them in. I also ate a fair sized portion of a trifle (pound cake, fresh fruit, pudding and whipped cream) which was awesome. I did have 2 little shooters, but they were in a shot glasses, so they weren't so bad. I did drink 5 beers though. I arrived at 6:30 and didn't go to sleep until 2:30am (very late for this lame-o!) so I spaced them out pretty well. I did wake up and have another portion of the trifle for breakfast though... And I went for a walk
Saturday, I met my husband over at my dad's house. We went to the shooting range for awhile. We were going to go out for kabobs, and then decided to go out for mexican food instead. I ate an enormous amount of chips and salsa, but opted for the vegetarian fajitas for dinner instead of my usual quesadilla, burrito and tostada combo. It was so good! Zucchini, squash, onions, peppers, broccoli and cauliflower served with the regular fajita toppings (no cheese). So I went over my calorie range again.
Yesterday was Father's Day. We had planned on grilling a bunch of foods. We did chicken, brussels sprouts, asparagus, onions and peppers, ribs, burgers and hotdogs (I don't eat red meat- or whatever hotdogs are made of). doing well calorie-wise until I ate a big piece of pineapple upside down cake.
Which brings me to my next point... (ok, so first point since the rest was just a recap)
I need to decide if I am okay with indulging on the weekends when I hang out with friends and family. I hate the guilty feelings I have every Sunday and Monday. I really didn't drink too much and made better choices at 2 parties and out to dinner. My only slip-ups were desserts, which I don't have on a regular basis. Is it really that bad to have desserts on occasion? I do know the portion size of my desserts were larger than they could have been.
I guess I'm on the fence about whether I think I am ruining my weekday efforts by indulging on some weekends. On one hand, I am not a very large person, nor do I have much, if any, weight to lose. On the other hand, I had previously been smaller and with some effort, I can get to be a much healthier, toned version of me.
Frustrating... Insight anyone?
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