Wednesday, October 01, 2008
I wake up certain mornings, weigh myself, then come back to my room and on my dresser I have a book in which I write down the date and my current weight (read off my wonky home scale)
Today was no different, and this is what I wrote for the date: November 1st! LOL
What the? Am I seriously losing it? Where did my FAVORITE month of October go?
I am getting so amped up for halloween too! It's on a Friday this year... wonder if I can persuade Collin to join me in donning a costume and going out somewhere!
(I dressing up, especially when WIGS and face paint are involved!) haha!
Anyways, last night was Day 1 of 4 of my Nutrition and Wellness course. We basically talked about the legalities associated with giving people nutrition (or any) advice and having valid insurance to do such things! We mostly covered just the WELLNESS section of the course, so I didn't learn anything new yet.
It's weird taking this course from the position that I'm at NOW... because I was the client (to my nutritionist) a mere 5 months ago so I've just recently had to experience all these stages of change so I completely understand how and why WELLNESS plays a HUGE part in the nutrition/weight loss & management equation. (I think a lot of the participants in this course were a little surprised that we haven't talked about food yet!) This course is actually ment to give us the tools to become a nutrition COACH and COUNCELLOR, which requires knowing much more then simply how to put together a balanced nutrition plan!!!
This week has been really bad for meals for me. I did not have time on the weekend to cook up my rice and chicken breast like I usually do, and since I'm in my course Tuesday and Thursday, I've had no time to cook and not being home has also made eating proper meals tough! I am trying my best, and so far I am happy with my choices... but bringing your lunch to work makes life so much easier. For me the question "What's for lunch?" if I'm at work, leads to "Let's check out the food court!!!" and then all bets are off! LOL Today I made a good choice and had a grilled turkey wrap from Jugo Juice and yesterday I got a 6" Turkey breast sub from Subway... both not the worst choices I could have made, but both choices are a lot higher in sodium then my usual Chicken breast, rice and salad!
Oh well... it's only one week. I am sure I'll survive and do that much better next week!
I ran my 6.5 km loop today (4 miles) in 33 minutes! I'm getting really good at this running thing! It's weird that I ran in such a good time because when I started the run, I felt SO SLOOWWW . I even remember hitting the halfway point and telling myself "Pick it up!" so I tried but I couldn't maintain it, so fell back to my original pace. However I felt like a running machine this morning... just running for the sake of running. My body was "in the zone" and nothing could knock me out of it! Perhaps it was this that allowed me to get 'er done in such a quick time!? I don't know! But I do know I need to do that more often cause it sure is a great way to start the day!
(PS. I wore different shoes running today, I didn't have knee discomfort for the first 25 minutes, then after that it was very slight! think I will be buying a brand new pair of actual running shoes soon!)
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
I don't know what possesed me to buy these things in the first place... mini flavored rice cakes?... does that even SOUND appetizing? Ugh, not really!
I decided to crack the bag of dill pickle flavored (my FAVORITE flavor of chips!) ones last night and I told myself I would only eat 1/2 a serving (which was 4 crackers, according to the nutritional info on the bag)
GAH... about 20 crackers later I decided to close the bag and get my a$$ up to bed!
Why did I need 20 dill pickle flavored rice cakes before bed?
I think I would have been better off having 1 full dill pickle, since I KNOW it was the flavor I was craving!
DAMN, snack foods are terrible! Now I get why they've created those "100 calorie packs"... for people like me who get carried away with a BIG BAG of carbolicious goodness in their face!
And what's worse, is that I bought 3 bags of the puffed crap!
I know... it won't happen again! Promise! They aren't good enough to justify eating on my regular days, and they definitely aren't BAD enough to justify eating on my cheat days either! LOL
Just say NO to snack food! LOL
Well, unless they are in a bowl, portioned out... no more snack foods straight out of the bag/box/container! BAD NEWS for me, regaining control NOW!
Back to buisness! I teach Spin class today... but I really want to weight train! (I actually really enjoy weights again, now that I've got my strength back up!) Yesterday as I was teaching my tai-bo class I was checking out my shoulders and arms in the mirrors... and DAMN, I'm pleased with what I see!
Tomorrow is ARMS training with Wendy and I am so looking forward to it already!
Monday, September 29, 2008
My nutrition course starts this Tuesday night (6:00-9:30)... I'm really quite excited about it! I feel like I know so much already, even just by reading the text book! I can't wait to learn even more from the instructor!
I am considering buying a pair of LandRollers www.landrollers.com to replace my old rollerblades (I ended up returning the white pair, they had a really crappy brake!)
Has anyone ever seen these in REAL LIFE? The dog whisperer, Ceaser Milan uses them to exercise his dogs! They seem like they would be right UP my alley! Off-road roller blading, HECK YA! I have tried to rollerblade on grass and up hills before with my old blades, but they are just not cut out for that!
I got the BEST compliment today from one of the girls in my training group (one of the Fitness Competition girls)... she said I'm literally MELTING away, and that every week she sees me change! She said she can hardly believe her eyes! WOW! So, it's not just Wendy stroking my ego.. it's the truth! (I mean, I know since I've started training with Wendy and adding heavy weight training session to my workout routine, I have lost about 6 or 7 pounds, but I thought it was just ME who could notice it!) I need to take my measurements soon too, I bet those numbers will be even more impressive!
So, YAY... I'm feeling GREAT today!
How about you?
Feel free to tell me here!
Friday, September 26, 2008
Today at 4:00pm my belly ache began! And continued till about 8:00pm!
I know I did it to myself!
Today was my "EAT" day (that's how I lovingly refer to my cheat day sometimes) and it was obvious to me that my food timing was WAY OFF, especially since I had a hard TRAINING session planned for this afternoon!
I happended to eat my Arby's lunch (mistake #1) late around 2pm (mistake #2)! I had my regularly scheduled training session today at 2:30... hmmm... 30 minutes isn't a lot of time to digest all that CRAP (literally) and woah... it really WASN'T enough time! (maybe it would have been ok if i twas just a regular training session, but today Wendy put us through the ringer! (Seriously... I was completely BEAT near the end of our 45 minute session! ...Which is weird because the session was mostly geared to challenge our cardio... considering my background, I probably should have been better able to handle it!)
I think my lunch wanted out, using the WRONG door! LOL I had some seriously burning lungs and I was a little scared that I actually WOULD puke during the session (It was THAT intense!) but somehow the feeling subsided and we concluded with a short leg machine circuit. I needed that to catch my breath! LOL
(SIDE NOTE: something I noticed today, was that the next girl after me on every machine I used would have to lower the stack weight! )
And after the session, is when the stomache ache ensued!
I even cancelled my plans tonight because I was NOT feeling good enough to sit in a restaurant for many hours! BOOO!
Why does cheat day always manage to bite me in the ass???
Back to clean eating tomorrow! I can't wait! :)
OH ya... I also got a pair of clear pagent shoes from one of the other Fitness Comp girls today (she ordered them too large, but they fit me like a glove so I bought them off her)
So, I'll start practicing posing, and take some pictures soon! Keep a look out in my gallery for them! :)
Friday, September 26, 2008
I found a quote on-line today that I had to re-read it a couple times before I caught the depth of it's meaning.
"Always do what you want and say what you feel,
because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. "
~ Dr. Seuss
I love it! Who knew Dr. Suess was SO PROFOUND!
My nutrition course starts next Tuesday! Already??? YAY! I am so STOKED for this! I am such a SPONGE for nutrition knowledge right now... I have definitely found my NEW passion!!!
TGIF everyone, and have a wonderful weekend with your friends and family!
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