Saturday, April 02, 2011
Absolutely insane week at work but still a spark success
I didn't have time to cook last Sunday for the week so I bought alot of prepared vegan dishes from Whole Foods. But by the time I got home from work or school I was famished and didn't always make the right decisions.
I have been drinking alot of smoothies for breakfast though. A sparkfriend has been posting her wonderful smoothie recipes daily in her blog so I was trying them out. Now I'm addicted. I actually feel a difference on the mornings that are too hectic to make them. I find that I'm more sluggish and I get hungry faster during the morning if I don't get my smoothie in. I never would have thought that I would put kale in a smoothie but she has opened my eyes to a whole green smoothie world and I'm loving it!
I had a chance to workout with my trainer friend at lunchtime twice this week which I didn't think was possible with all the craziness at work. I am so grateful for him, he pushes me way beyond what I think my limits are and way past the point I'd push myself yet I always seem to do it which leaves me with a great sense of achievement.
I found another yoga studio that I love that is close to my job, so now I have one near my home and near work, so I can attend class no matter where I am. After nearly 3 months of not attending a yoga class, I feel like I'm starting over from scratch and I've lost some of my flexibility but it was a wonderful feeling getting back to it. I vow never to go that long without yoga again ( even if I have to do it at my desk!)
I lost one pound this week. I was disappointed with the lack of movement on the scale this morning but every pound down is a success. I know that I have to make better food choices this coming week.
Goals for next week
I will be cooking again tomorrow for the week and packing my lunches everyday, which I didn't get to do last week. I wish there was a way I could pack my blender and just make smoothies. Hmm I could make smoothies for the entire office.
I'm pretty sure that work should be calmer this week (then again I think that every week and something always blows up!) I should be able to make it to the gym with my friend during lunch 3 times this week.
I'm planning on making it to yoga class Monday, Tuesday and Friday evenings, I'd go every night but I'm in class Wednesday and Thursday. I'll be taking my first Hot Yoga class this week, I'll come back and let you all know how it went.
Have a great week everyone, thanks for reading
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Why is it vacation weeks go by so fast? I had a great time in Tampa, weather was outstanding! 80+ degrees everyday, beautiful sunny days with a light gulf breeze. Went to see the Yankees in spring training, wonderful stadium felt so close to the field and I got some great pictures!
Eating? UGH! I did try to behave, I couldn't find any vegan (or vegetarian) items on any of the menus so I stuck with chicken and turkey when possible.
Needless to say, I gained weight almost 3 pounds! And I feel horrible, very sluggish and run down. I spent most of today just laying around, doing some laundry and grocery shopping for the week.
I plan to get right back on the horse, I have all the things I need to spend tomorrow cooking my vegan meals for the upcoming week. I look forward to eating better and feeling better because this stinks!
Workouts? Well besides walking around Tampa and Clearwater there were no workouts either. I guess that's why they call it vacation, the only sweating I did was laying in the sun next to the pool with drink in hand.
Well vacation is over, back to reality. Looking for great results this week!!
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Phew! And what a week it was, you know how crazy it is the week before your vacation!
I would have to say I ate 95% vegan this week, I prepared all of my meals again on Sunday which is working out really well for me. I plan to do this every Sunday, it's actually alot easier getting it all done in one day then cooking every night. It takes about 3-4 hours each Sunday but as long as I have no other important plans it's worth giving up a Sunday afternoon.
I worked out 4 times this week, I really want to pick up the pace here a bit and get to 250 fitness minutes per week. I did the Jillian Michaels 6 week 6 pack workout, some cardio on the elliptical machine and worked out with my personal trainer buddy who really puts the burn on! He doesn't let me slack off or catch my breath for a second during the hour we are together, which is great but then I am so sore the next day that I don't do any exercise. But....it's working!
Lost another 1.4 pounds this week (and it's that TOM), that's a total of 5.2 pounds in two weeks!!! My goal for the month was 8 pounds, I think I may need to increase this. Of course I am going on vacation for 4 days but I plan to get my workouts in and eat as good as I can. Probably won't be 100% vegan but it will still be vegetarian since I have the digestive issues.
Best part of my week.... I went clothes shopping to get some new capri's for vacation and I'm back to single digit pant size!! So happy I did a little dance in the dressing room.
Not to lose momentum while on vacation
Lose 10 pounds by March 31st
Increase fitness minutes to 250 per week which would give me 1000 for the month
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