Monday, April 11, 2011
How did you do with your B2W challenge to amp it up this past week??
better with food, still addicted to cardio and majorly crappy on ST
It's April!!! Spring is springing in *most* places by now and it's time to breathe in that sweet smell of spring cleaning and fresh starts.
Yes! It is finally Spring in MN. love love love it
Step One: Forgive yourself for anything less than stellar you have done as of late.
Step Two: Pick a spot in your house that has obviously got winter depression written all over it, and spruce it up/clean it out/open the windows/wipe it down/wash it/dust it- whatever needs doing to it to get rid of that heavy grey winter neglect.
Backyard: raked, weeded, pulled out dead stuff, now you can see the pretty bright green starting to poke out. Got anew bird feeder, sand for the sandbox and a T-ball set for my daughter. We played and played outside. She doesn't understand why the birds won't come when she is screaming for them: ""Hey birdies! I got ya some fooooood!"
Step Three: Get Enthusiastic! Losing weight and getting healthy should be a joyful journey- not one filled with self-hatred and disappointment. Find something you would kinda like to do- and build it up into something you CAN'T WAIT to do. Use your mind to motivate yourself.
Step Four: Fuel yourself wisely. Use this weekend to prove to yourself that you know how to use food.
Done! I went to a birthday party on Saturday night and I stayed away from the food table. Drank a little wine and played Xbox Kinnect dance thingamajig. Can I count that as cardio???
On Sunday we had family and friends over to grill. My husband did some beer can roast chickens and then secretly made me chicken breasts, no skin. what a honey. And for beans and rice he used brown rice! He is my bestest.
Step Five: SHINE. Go out there and get sweaty and stinky and disgusting and shine with uncontainable pride in yourself.
I ran on Sat again. woot! woot! And I actually did some ST. Not a lot. but some.
Unfortunately, I overdid everything a little this weekend and now I have mastitis. I missed my favorite class this morning and can't stop thinking about it. I'm going to take a personal day tomorrow. I need some rest. And a haircut and some gym time.
Monday, April 04, 2011
I posted this in the exercise forum, but I thought this may get some responses too.
I started to have shin pain 2 months ago. I have gotten new shoes, stretched more regularly and have gradually increased runs. This weekend I iced them and was extra careful. I am really trying to become a runner, but the pain is a problem.
At this point, my assumption is that it must be my form. Any suggestions? Or resources? Any help is appreciated!
Sunday, April 03, 2011
1. Report! What did you accomplish last week and what (if any) moment made you proudest- or was the hardest for you to conquer?
It is finally Spring here. I went for a short run on Thursday. I ran the whole time. Huge step in the right direction for me!
2. OMNOM! How was your eating this week? Did you do pretty well, or at least figure out what's going to be your biggest temptation for awhile?
It was a good week, with one little blip. I slipped and was tempted by fat free, sugar free pudding when I had a chocolate craving. Stupid Jello. I broke my "if I can't pronounce an ingredient, don't eat it" rule. On the bright side: yesterday I made carrot ginger curry soup. delish! And some vegan banana bars to eat throughout the week. I've found a few good whole foodie blogs and am loving trying the recipes.
3. Analyze! go to this link: www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/nutrition_food
_chart.asp and change the top right so it shows you 7 days- pick any time period- check out your nutrition report and make some decisions. (Good or bad)
I didn't do this because I am not tracking food right now. I feel like I have a pretty good grasp of nutrition. I am working on mindful eating. Eat real food. Food is fuel. Eat when you're hungry. Stop when you're full. That's my plan. I'm not great at it, but am getting better.
4. Do! Today is the first day of the new month. Exercise is mandatory unless you killed yourself yesterday and have DOMS to death.
Amazing weekend of exercise!
Fri: 60 min bodystep and 20 min walk
Sat: 30 min run and 50 min ST (No More Trouble Zones)
Sun: 30 min run and 60 min bodystep
5. Laugh! As much as possible and enjoy your weekends. Break a sweat. Stretch out your muscles so your next workout is enjoyable (just like you wash your workout clothes before you wear them a gain- stretch out your muscles and drink water to 'rinse them out' lol). Get enough sleep and drink water!
Big date night out on Saturday. We got dressed up, I felt sexy and sassy! and and we went to a new restaurant downtown. My husband knew the executive chef so they sent us amazing apps: roasted peppers, mussels with apples and a cheese plate. I enjoyed my bites and made sure my husband ate most of it. Dinner was good and the lavender infused apple tart with honey ice cream was worth every single calorie! We had a blast. We didn't talk about the kids the whole time. It was a real date and so good for us.
Now the 4 of us +dog are cuddled on the couch watching Monsters Inc. I feel cheesy for saying it, but I couldn't be happier. Life is good. And I stretched and guzzled water.
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