Sunday, May 26, 2013
Birthday success, on Friday I went on a hike alone. It was one of the steeper hikes with narrow balance bridges and rivers to cross. When I got to the top there was a huge waterfall, I read and journaled and for the first time in a while I felt like I completed something. I could have turned around and went back at anytime. Snakes, bees, balancing on rocks, did I mention I hated hiking? I just knew I needed to push myself to do something. Nothing but me and God time.
I got home and made a pavlova for my b-day cake!
Saturday I went to the beach, it was a 4 hour drive there, a one hour search for parking, and a 4 hour drive back for 2 hours of letting the waves rush over me. There's something about being in the water that I love, I didn't wanna leave. I'm not that great of a swimmer.
Today I got lunch with friends from college. The best part about this week was that I didn't have to work. As much as the paycheck kinda comes in handy a little, I got to enjoy my weekend like most others do, I got to be spontaneous, free and relax. It was my first time since November when I took the job that I had 3 days off in a row. It was amazing.
Tomorrow I go back to work with a great schedule this week. Lets see who shops on Memorial Day. :-P
Sunday, May 19, 2013
This week I really did nothing. I mean I did my 10 minutes of walking each day and worked, but I didn't work out, I didn't run. I even ate peanut butter snickers. I lost 5 lbs. Quite perplexing. I also lost about 9 inches since week 1 of BLC.
I didn't run or exercise because I didn't want to worsen my cough and/or get people sick at the gym. I didn't really miss it because I really needed to rest this week. I felt like my ears were gonna blow up all week. I'm still coughing, and my throat still feels off from coughing so heavily all week.
This Friday is my Birthday, and I have no idea what I'm doing. The idea of taking a road trip and winding up somewhere in the US sounds very relaxing, however I have a wedding the next morning. I don't wanna just go out to eat with someone either. I'd spend the week in the city the wedding is at, but I don't wanna ask someone if I can stay with them. Camping seems like a nice idea, hiking up a mountain that I struggled with in 2011. But then again, quitting my job and moving away sounds nice too. Suggestions welcome below:
Sunday, May 12, 2013
I has sick. :-(
My midday weight was 283.6, so I think my morning weight would have been lower. I've calculated snickers peanut butter squares into my calorie count and that makes me happy.
My throat is incredibly sore. This week I do the official "Week 1" of my 5k training, even though I've done pre req weeks that I made up the past few weeks to get ready for the training.
My birthday is in 12 days.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
This week is about visual motivation. Today I made my new Spark wallpaper. Illustrator and hand rendered type. I included a blog excerpt from my first 5k, my notorious persevere lingo, "run faster" ect...
Sunday, April 28, 2013
This week I did a modified version of couch to 5k, The Spark People running plan is only 5 weeks, so I'm just warming up for it. Day 1 I walked 4 minutes and ran 1 for 35 minutes, Day 2 I did 3 minutes of walking and 1 minute of running, 2 minutes of walking and 1 minute of running, then 1:1 on day 4. This week it's scheduled to rain, so I'm hitting the gym for most of the days.
This week I tried doing a full body push up, and I kinda did one, the next day I did 5 weak ones. :-P I'm not entirely sure how this happened.
Tonight I went to Walmart (I hate Walmart because it's so busy... but everything is generally cheaper) I bought meals for work, soup for morning breakfasts, and some pants for work. I can fit in a stretchy 42 now! That's probably no different than a regular 44 or 46, but still it's nice visual progress.
I didn't lose weight this week. In fact I gained about 2 pounds, however I weighed after I ate, so that number may have been a little skewed. :-(
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