Sunday, October 27, 2013
Well... I have managed to overbook myself. I mean REALLY overbook myself. I have agreed to work 10/28-10/31 then again starting 11/2-11/9 then again 11/11-11/14.
I agreed to be my co-worker's daughter's coach for Battle of the Books, but no one has even really showed any interest in it. I don't even know if they read the books. I know I haven't. I shouldn't have agreed to do it because I am just stretched too thin right now.
I have to cook for my work lunches and dinners and I am not quite sure when I will find time to do that, work all of these extra days, do my household chores, pc fit, x-biking (spinning) and everything else I have to do.
I can't back out of any of it now, so I am going to have to get it figured out.
Thursday, October 24, 2013
It was cold and nasty this morning when I left work. I was tired, and honestly just wants to go home, turn on my electric blanket and snuggle in bed. Then I remembered earlier in the week, I got the brilliant idea to sign up for a 6:00 am X-Bike class. (X-bike is my gym's version of spinning. Here is a blog on the difference if you care to read jannaskeepingitreal.wordpress.com/20
Anyway, I got changed and left work in the cold and rain to head to the gym. I walked into the studio and was happy to see a lot of the people from my gym's PC Fit class. One of my classmates (Jane) helped me get my bike set up, and Phyllis (the instructor) gave me a quick rundown, and told me just to focus on getting familiar with the equipment, and I need not worry about standing and doing everything for this workout. She told me it would take a few times for me to catch on.
I sat front and center so I could see everything she was doing. As we went along, it felt a lot like my bike. I took the warm up period to play around a little bit, and honestly after the warm up I was pretty comfortable with it.
I got right into it. I found that it was a lot like trail riding. I got an awesome workout! By the time class was done, my legs burned and I was literally drenched in sweat. It was awesome! I think I have found yet another addiction at the gym!
I am going to have to do a little juggling, and maybe even take a PC Fit and an X-bike class in the same day (hours apart) but I would really like to add a class or two a week. It is a great total body workout, and I think it will really help me with my cardio endurance.
In other news... I posted this picture to Facebook today
and my grandmother comments
" Please honey not too much off!!You look great but we worry about you!!"
I am in the best shape of my life, I live a very healthy, active lifestyle and they worry about me?
I don't think she gets it. I am not sure exactly how I am going to "get sick" from working out, eating clean and being active... I would think I would have "gotten sick" from being an overweight smoker?
I love my Grandmother, I really, truly do, but I wish that she would understand that this is good for me!
Anyway, I hope all of my Sparkies have an awesome day!
Sunday, October 20, 2013
I went shopping, and didn't spend as much as I thought. In fact, it didn't cost me any more (or less) than what I would have normally spent.
I have my first few days menu planned out - but it still needs some tweaking. There are not enough calories, but there is a lot of food.
Egg sandwich on whole wheat toast (ham, egg, cheese)
3oz of round steak
apple w/ string cheese
greek yogurt w/ mixed berries
Actually, when I break it down, there isn't anything special there. That is pretty much what I would normally eat. Now, there is some debate about ham... for now, I am going to keep this one. I like it, and I am currently looking for a brand without added sugar. Boars Head looks like a good choice.
I went through my house and got rid of the majority of processed foods that I will not be eating. I left anything he would eat as he thinks I am daft and will not willingly participate in my clean eating venture. I packed his lunch last night for work today with the following...
1 little debbie fancy cake
1 single serve bag of chips
1 pack of chips a hoy
peanut butter m&ms, peppermint patties and kit kats.
Basically it is the lunch we all wanted in second grade. For dinner he has requested my special Mac and Cheese. Back in my "fat days" this was a staple. Basically it is mac and cheese made with whole milk and velveeta cheese, topped with ritz crackers and butter. Not healthy at all, but rather tasty.
I will also be making chili which will be clean. He will eat it with no problems or issues. I would really like him to get on board, but he doesn't want to, so I won't make him.
I have also sat and evaluated what is considered clean and what is not. I am on board with just about everything but wine. I will still be enjoying my wine. I am willing to give up just about everything but the wine.
I have also decided that I am going to stop buying boneless, skinless chicken breasts, and start buying bone in split breasts. It is cheaper, and generally, I don't think they are "enhanced" with some weird solution. I think I may also buy some chicken thighs as well.
Anyway, I suppose I should get to work.
Have a super Sunday everyone!
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
I've decided that I am going to work on eating clean. I am fairly clean as is, but I am ready to take it to the next level. I have been reading up on it, and have been doing a lot of research, and think I have a pretty good idea of that is going to work for me. Here are some ideas that I have come up with
-Overnight oatmeal or just regular oats with fruit, pumpkin or whatever else added
- Eggs in various form with whole wheat toast
- Protein pancaked (made from oats, cottage cheese and egg whites)
- Greek yogurt parfait w/ fruit and oats
- wraps w/ carrots
- meat w/ steamed veggies and sweet potato
- whole wheat pasta w/ meatballs and salad
- Greek yogurt w/ fruit
- fruit in general paired with a string cheese
- Larabar/Kind Bar
This is a very basic outline. As I learn more, read more and explore more, the menus are going to grow. I am really hoping that by doing this, it helps me not only maintain my loss, but also help improve my performance.
I've already cleaned out the cabinets, and have a donation bag ready for the food bank. I am going to the store tomorrow for the weekly groceries, so I am going to make sure to get a goo start. There are some things left, but I am going to finish them up over the weekend. I can't really donate the frozen dinners, and I on't want them to go to waste.
Anyway, I bought this awesome new sweater at Sears
I bought a few other things too, but those are going to be future blogs!
Today, i was at the mall, and I was hungry and the food court was calling my name. The best pizza in the world was only a few feet away from me, and as my stomach rumbled... I walked right past it, and went to Buckle and bought a new shirt.
Buckle is a trendy store that I always wanted to shop at but never could. I can now, so I went and bought an uber cool shirt just to remind myself that nothing, and I mean NOTHING tastes as good as fit and thin feel!
I hope everyone had a wonderful Wednesday!
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