Monday, August 13, 2012
First and foremost about my weekend, my niece was born Saturday afternoon!
Well this did not really go as planned. I spent about 3 hours in the car on Friday afternoon going to pick up our race packets for the 8k Saturday morning. I hate traffic and driving in general, so that totally could have derailed me! I ended up catching up on the bodyrock challenge by doing Thursday and Friday's workouts after I got home and felt much better.
Saturday was race day. We signed up for the Armed Forces YMCA 8k mud run (Team name: My Name is Mud!). Well it really should have been called 8k sand run- I'm estimating that 4 of the 4.97 miles was running in sand! Holy crap was that hard! We finished 78/109 of the couples teams, with a time of 1:05. After the race, everyone jumped in the bay to wash off and enjoy the live band, beer and pizza afterward. I think this is where my day took a weird turn. 3 slices of pizza and 2 (16oz) beers. At 10am...
After visiting my SIL and BIL in the hospital to see the baby, we ended up going to a Mexican restaurant. We were just going to get a drink and share chips and dip. I ate almost 1 entire basket of chips by myself. And we had cheese and beans. I felt like I ate more than I would have if I'd ordered dinner instead! I was on the fence about going, but Jimi wanted to go so I gave in. I even said aloud that I was running out of my calorie allotment after the beer and pizza at 10am. But I still went and gorged myself. And then we went home and watched Dexter and split a bottle of wine... Not my best shining moments...
Sunday was my mom's birthday. We picked blueberries and went to my grandma's house for dinner. I did okay. Definitely over my calories though. I ate a lot of candy (why???), and more than a few crackers and cheese. And half of my piece of cheesecake. I think I had gotten back into the "I already ruined my eating over the weekend so why the hell not" mode. I did drink a lot of seltzer and saved myself from drinking a ton of wine. I had 2ish glasses total over 4 hours- not too bad.
This morning, I definitely feel bloated. I drank way too much, ate way too much and ate crap. Oh, I also didn't drink enough water the entire weekend. Me! The one who drinks enough water for 2 people on a regular day!
Well, it's Monday. We have a trail run planned for after work today and we've committed to doing to lovingfit exercise on the August Challenge today.
Monday, August 06, 2012
-Walk after lunch 3x/week
-Run 2 miles without stopping (at least once!)
-Log 12 miles per week (walking or running)
-Track food EVERY DAY- even if it's bad
-Burn 1100 calories per week though exercise
-Do July challenge M-F
-Tackle these house projects- sand and stain buffet, organize 2nd br closet and organize pantry!
July was a VERY busy month for me. I didn't work 1 full week without having to take time off for trips etc. I did walk after lunch at least 3x per week. And I ran 2 continuous miles! I logged 12 miles per week for the first 2 weeks, then waned off after that. I tracked food when I was in town, but didn't track when I didn't have access to the computer. Unfortunately, these we also the times of higher consumption :( And I didn't do the rest of my goals list either.
I haven't beaten myself up over it. I was busy. I got a lot of walking, swimming and hiking in, although I totally fell off of my running and bodyrock exercise schedules. I thought about my food choices more as I was making them, which is a plus. I drank more than I wanted to this month, but we kept having exciting things come up! (I know, no excuse). Anyways... it's August, which is a new month to get back into my regular schedule. I have an 8k mud run on Saturday, nothing the following weekend (!!!) and a wedding the weekend after that.
-Run 3 miles without stopping (at least once!)
-Log 12 miles per week (walking or running)
-Track food EVERY DAY- even if it's bad
-Get more variety for breakfast and lunch at work 2x week (stole this from ERICADAWN1986)
-Do August bodyrock challenge M-F
-Do 30 consecutive real pushups (no knees)
-Tackle these house projects- sand and stain buffet and organize pantry
Thursday, August 02, 2012
We're leaving later tonight (after traffic) to go to the beach for the weekend! My mom's best friend is in town from California and we've been doing lots of fun east coast activities. We're staying at my friend's beach house for the weekend.
Food and fitness-wise, I hadn't planned to have to deal with a lot of my trigger foods in the house. My sisters are now coming too, so there will be tons of bread, chips, etc lying around. Luckily, my little sister is the athlete of the family! I asked her to bring running clothes so we could get some morning runs in before we head to the beach. I don't usually run with her, so hopefully I will be embarrassed to stop and run further than usual. I'm running in an 8k mud run next weekend, and need to be running longer than 3 miles!
I've packed healthy breakfast, lunch and snack items, so hopefully that will help keep me in check. We are probably going out to dinner 1 of the nights, and I will probably go over my limits (the place we had my wedding catered from is at the beach... BEST FOOD EVER!).
I am also making a plan to not start drinking during the day just because I am at the beach. I brought tons of seltzer and limes so I can still feel like I'm having an "exciting" drink.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Well I'm back from vacation! We left Tuesday night and drove until we got to the campsite in NH (arrived at 7am). We were just outside of Lincoln, NH. This was my first camping experience where it was a 10 minute drive to get to gas/ice/food etc. We usually camp in remote areas, so it was kind of weird. Another weird thing about NH is all of the chipmunks! They were so cute!
I didn't eat very well over the camping portion of the trip. I attribute this to a severe lack of sleep and the fact that I hadn't seen my best friend in almost a year. I ate things like boxed mac n cheese and poptarts and fruity snacks (aka things we NEVER have at home!). We hiked up to a waterfall near the campsite (6.75mi round trip). The water up there is so much colder than river water in VA.
On Friday, we drove to Boston. Traffic was ridiculous! We got off the highway and ended up in a 4 lane wide roundabout with no lane markings! Needless to say, we went around it twice trying to get out onto the right road. I was crying laughing and Jimi was mad. Either way, welcome to Boston! We stayed at a hotel in Cambridge right across the water. We did a lot of walking to get to bars/restaurants/site-seeing etc. We did take the subway to the Sam Adams Brewery for a tour Saturday morning, which was awesome! We followed most of the freedom trail, stopped in a few shops, had lunch in a park, drank Sam Adams beer that you can't get in VA, and took touristy pictures. All in all, it was a fun trip. I don't think I'll be doing another road trip anytime soon though. I love my friends, but that was a lot of constant hanging out!
I havenít had an official workout since before we left for the trip. We did 2 hikes and walked around the city a lot. Itís so hard to get back into the swing of things! I am also eating a lot more out of boredom. I think using some of my time as gym time will allow me to get some workout in and also curb my insatiable appetite!
I plan on getting a run in at the gym tomorrow and resuming the bodyrock challenge. I have a little over 2 weeks until the 8k mud run Jimi and I signed up for! My mom's best friend is flying in from CA tomorrow for 2 weeks, so I have a lot more hanging out, not-normal schedule ahead of me. We're picking blueberries on Satruday and going to a few wineries on Sunday. I haven't seen her since I was 5, so I'm pretty excited too!
Monday, July 16, 2012
Super busy this week. I'm not gonna lie, I technically have time to get a workout in today, but I'm too excited about our trip to do anything but get our stuff together!
Jimi got out of work for tomorrow night, so we're leaving right when we get home. We're driving to DC to pick up my 2 best friends (1 flew in from Portland!) and we're heading up to New Hampshire to go camping! After 2 days of camping, we're driving to Boston to drop my Portland friend off for her brother's wedding. The rest of us are staying the weekend in Boston. We plan to check out the museum of fine arts, sam adams brewery, harpoon brewery, the MIT museum, Boston public garden etc. It's going to be awesome!
So yeah, I'm jumping off the spark wagon until Monday. We plan to do a lot of hiking and swimming in New Hampshire and a lot of walking in Boston. I don't have a smart phone, so I'm not even going to attempt to log food/exercise while I'm gone.
I did all the shopping and food prep for the trip and definitely packed a lot of healthy foods (and some not so healthy foods requested by others, but I don't know anyone who has died from poptarts or mac n cheese :) And I packed seltzer to cut down on my alcohol consumption.
Time to put all of my spark knowledge to the test!
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