Friday, October 18, 2013
Work and life have been interfering with my schedule of training but today I was determined to get in a good workout. Did 3.25 miles on the treadmill-woohoo!!
Last year I ran in the Komen 5K. It was the first time for me. I had been running and walking on the treadmill so I figured I could do the distance.
Well, I finished-barely. I realized right away that training on the treadmill had not gotten me in good enough shape. We were running on pavement! and on HILLS! and it was not air-conditioned!
Other mistakes I made-didn't hydrate before the race, didn't have my music, and I basically ran way too fast for a beginner, trying to keep up, and wore myself out before the halfway point. but I enjoyed it all, being part of a fundraiser for a good cause, and I was determined that next time I would do better.
SO this time my goals are to pace myself, run slowly with music, walk if I need to, enjoy the day. Stretch and warm up before, stretch after. Take some ibuprofen. I would like to finish with a smile.
Planning to rest tomorrow and eat pancakes for dinner.
Monday, October 14, 2013
Still working out how to keep a healthy lifestyle, not overeat, exercise regularly and still see my husband and have a life while working all night and sleeping till afternoon.
Husband is adjusting better-at first we just really missed seeing each other, but he's getting pretty good at doing his projects and running the house while I'm asleep.
Sunday is the 5K I've been talking myself into for months. I started doing the SP 5K Your Way walk/job program and was progressing pretty well, then I started night shift and my walk/runs became much fewer and farther between. I worked last night till 7 am, came home and slept. This afternoon I did intervals for 2.5 miles. I still haven't actually covered the whole 3 miles! Well, I know I can walk 3 miles if I have to.
Still having spells where I come home and feel like a sweet carbohydrate snack or meal like cereal or toast with the works is the most delicious and reasonable thing for someone who worked all night.....there is something about night shift that just makes the brain want some carbs! Then some mornings I come home and I'm so tired the thought of food makes me nauseous.
Staying up all night at work is hard, even though we stay busy all the time. Still drinking caffeine, which I know will cause some cravings, but it works. I can go to bed on my days off at night but I sleep very lightly. Sometimes I just get up and fold laundry.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Just finished my first 2 nights in a row, 7p to 7a. Its going to be tough. Being sleepy seems to trigger that idiot part of my brain that keeps whining,"if I EAT something I will feel less tired..."
Which is not, not NOT true. I know that. Eating does NOT make me less tired, it makes me full.
I have really got to watch out for that. Also being sleepy seems to make me want to eat carbohydrates a lot more, but most of the weight I've gotten rid of was because the Hub and I were not eating much carbs.
At work around 2 a.m. I went into the break room and there was a container of candy and some training materials. We were supposed to read, take a quiz, sign and help yourself to candy. I am ashamed to admit, I ate candy. Haven't had any sugar for a long time and I guess it was a weak moment.
Well, today is another day. Going to do some weights and strength training and eat a healthy dinner with the Hub-grilled shrimp! and keep on adjusting to the new schedule. I really need to get some good strategy for the job-I wish I didn't even have to eat in the break room, its full of other people's goodies they bring from home. Maybe I could eat in the cafeteria if it isn't closed.
Sunday, July 28, 2013
I have a job! Starting tomorrow I'm in orientation....then next week I start working night shift. I am really really glad to be working again.
the hard part is going to be maintaining weight loss and workouts on night shift. I am determined to make it work. I used to be a major "stress eater" at work but I don't want to go back to that.
Got to get used to staying up all night again....I haven't done that for a long time. I've been following ON2VICTORY's blog for a while, he works alternating shifts and is still training for a triathlon...good inspiration.
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