Sunday, May 01, 2011
Yep, that would be the I'm talking about. Didn't go down, didn't go up. So, I guess I'm thankful it didn't go but, I really wish it had gone .
I stayed fairly on track with my goals for the week.
I didn't write my journal, but I did catch myself doing the same thing mentally at the moment something frustrated, irritated, or angered me. So, same idea, just more instantaneous :). I did what the exercise was intended to do and evaluated situations for what the were and what could be done about it.
I didn't read so that was a fail....going to do better this week.
Yoga didn't fit in as much as I wanted it to. Doing better this week.
Personal fitness was a success!!! My foot continued to feel better over the course of the week. I added some walking, ran a bit on Thursday, kept walking, added in full strength sessions, did hill repeats on Saturday and hiked our little hill!! Saturday was a crazy busy, lots of exercise and walking and no repercussions for the foot as far as I can tell so far.
So, my fitness this week was REALLY good and the scale didn't budge...hmmm...this is what I think...A) I didn't do a good job tracking food or water. I know for a fact I am dehydrated today and need to guzzle the water and flush all the gunk from my body...B) I went WAAAY over the scheduled minutes for fitness and got the warning in red letters to the effect of you have to eat enough calories to support this level of exercise reset something so you get enough food.
So, this week's goal will see a little change...
1. Going to continue on with mentally and/or physically journaling emotional triggers.
2. Going to continue with physical fitness goals....run 3x this week, strength 3x this week and walk a minimum 3/5 days to get the kids from school.
3. Yoga...really do need this so it will be scheduled on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
4. Personal scripture time.
5. Water, water, water....a min. of 64 oz every day.
6. I am not changing my trackers this week, I will keep an eye on it for now and if I maintain the level I will change it on Wednesday.
7. Track food!!!
Okay, 7 goals seems like kind of a lot, but I'll make it work!! :)
Happy start of a new week everyone.
Saturday, April 30, 2011
Does anybody else use Firefox and have problems with Spark in Firefox? It keeps eating my blogs saying that my password is wrong or something...bizarre!! So let's try again...This has been making the rounds and I don't have anything better to do so....here we go.
1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE?
No...although there was a popular song with my name about the time I was born. Considering the number of people with my name born about the same time I think that song had an influence on a lot of parents :).
2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED?
Thursday...I was overwhelmed with someone's vote of confidence in me (more on that next week...gotta wait to see the end result before telling the story).
3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING?
Meh, it's legible but could be better.
4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT?
Was ham before I found this super yummy and lean roast beef at the store. So much flavor, it makes the yummiest sandwiches.
5. DO YOU HAVE KIDS?
Three (boy, girl, girl).
6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU
7. DO YOU USE SARCASM A LOT?
I'm more facetious than sarcastic.
8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS?
9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP?
Never. I get nervous driving over a bridge why on earth would I jump off of one, or its equivalent?
0. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL?
Cap'n Crunch-lol!! Oatmeal and Raisin bran are my go to breakfast cereals...Cap'n
Crunch isn't breakfast, it's dessert-lol!!
11. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF?
More often than not...no. Don't yell at me, I know, I know and I will try to do better :).
12. DO YOU THINK YOU ARE STRONG?
Mentally or physically....I guess the answer to either would be strong enough, but could always do with a bit of improvement.
3. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM?
14. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE?
15. RED OR PINK
Green-lol! Not much of a pink or red person, but if I have to choose, then pink, but a bold pink like Raspberry.
16. WHAT IS THE LEAST FAVORITE THING YOU DO
17. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST?
18. WHAT IS THE SPARK FEATURE THAT HAS HELPED YOU THE MOST?
Blogs...reading, writing and having them read :)
19. WHAT COLOR SHOES ARE YOU WEARING?
Purple running shoes (my faves-they have lime green accents) :).
20. WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE?
scrambled egg with tomato and a bit of cheddar cheese
21. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW?
T.V. show Kings on hulu
22. IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE?
23. FAVORITE SMELLS?
Wood smoke, citrus blossoms and fresh squeezed O.J.
24. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE?
District PTA president
25. MOUNTAIN HIDEAWAY OR BEACH HOUSE?
Mountain hideaway, but near a source of water (lake or stream)
26. FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH?
27. HAIR COLOR?
28. EYE COLOR?
Probably the most unique thing about me...goldish, greenish, hazel.
29. DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS?
Used to, now just glasses.
30. FAVORITE FOOD?
Curry butternut squash soup. Almost anything with curry :).
31. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS
Happy endings. Not much of a horror fan, although I do enjoy thrillers a la Alfred Hitchcock. Make me think I'm scared, I don't need to see the butchering first hand.
32. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED?
At a theater? Could not tell you...it's been too long...something kid related from the free summer matinees.
33. WHAT COLOR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING?
White race t-shirt with a heart shaped earth and runner girl wearing purple.
34. SUMMER OR WINTER?
Fall. If I lived somewhere other than where I do then probably summer. It's too hot here so I love the change from hot to cool...it is refreshing.
35. HUGS OR KISSES?
Both, they go together :)
36. FAVORITE DESSERT?
No idea...today I'll say cheesecake, but ask again next week and it will probably be different. Dessert preferences change with time of the month and what is fresh or available. Next week it'll probably be strawberries with angel food cake :).
37. STRENGTH TRAINING OR CARDIO?
Both, like hugs and kisses they go together
38. COMPUTER OR TELEVISION?
39. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW?
40. WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD?
42. FAVORITE SOUND?
Birds singing (unless it is outside my window at dawn-lol), my kids laughing and quiet.
43. ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES?
44. WHAT IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME?
45. DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT?
Piano, sewing, crafts of most sorts, but not knitting. I can't knit.
46. WHERE WERE YOU BORN?
47. WHERE ARE YOU LIVING NOW?
48. WHAT COLOR IS YOUR HOUSE?
White with blue trim
49. WHAT COLOR IS YOUR CAR?
50. DO YOU LIKE ANSWERING 50 QUESTIONS?
It's something to do.
Since question 41 is missing and I don't want to cheat you out of an answer....
41. Favorite workout?
Running...I especially get some sort of odd pleasure from hill repeats :).
Thursday, April 28, 2011
HATE it when that happens....now I don't have time to retype the whole thing...:(
Short version...ran 1.25 miles this morning. Thought I was going slow...ended up at a pace of only 1 minute slower than normal-lol!! Didn't have any problems with the foot and it was a great run.
Walked to get the kids from school again today...weather has been hot, but really nice and walking has been lots of fun...will do it again tomorrow :).
Went to store and stocked up on yummies...Cauliflower for soup (even though the weather has been hot-lol), broccoli for a salad, feta for salads, avocado for something as yet undecided (probably salad), zucchini for something as yet undecided. Looking forward to several days worth of yummy vegs.
There you go...the chipmunk on speed version...okay now I've gotta explain chipmunk on speed-lol. When I was working as a secretary if the day was really stressful, or if I was under a time crunch, I had a habit of talking really fast. I answered the phone once something like this "centerforbehavioralmedicineheatherspeakin
ghowmayihelpyou." The person on the other line said "are you a chipmunk on speed? I didn't understand a word you said". At which point I slowed down and tried again. Yep, sometimes when I am trying to do things really fast I talk like a chipmunk on speed. :)
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
We I run I use the itty-bitty shuffle my husband got me last year. It's cute, it's tiny, it holds quite a bit of music and it clips to my shirt so I don't need an armband. Unfortunately it does not do playlists. This is the thing I miss most about my bigger ipod. When I first got the shuffle I sat down and loaded as much music from my previous playlists as I could and it has worked okay. I do find myself skipping songs that I've gotten tired of or that just don't feel right at the moment. Normal stuff :).
Today I found myself with a little time and in itunes so I added a few songs and unclicked a WHOLE bunch of songs so that my shuffle playlist would be much shorter and I would hear songs I wanted more often. There were some painful cuts made...no more Springsteen, a bunch of my Wideawake went, a lot of Counting Crows, some Keane, the one Kanye went, most of my Fine Frenzy, and quite a few others.
I added a few...like Firework-Katy Perry, Notbroken-Goo Goo Dolls, and a few others...some great cool down or warm-up...guess I'm in a "romantic" mood...the rocker chic is hibernating or something. My tastes in music are far reaching...I have a very eclectic selection in my itunes library. But, after I was done rearranging I went back and was scanning back over my selections and started to laugh...here is a list of some of the titles left on my play list when I run...
Move Along-The All-American Rejects
Come Back to Me-David Cook
Catch Me-Demi Lovato (I know...but I like the song and think she stands a chance of developing real talent)
Hold On-KT Tunstall
Stop and Stare-One Republic
Never Give Up-Ryan Shupe and the Rubber Band
Many the Miles-Sara Bareilles
I Want to be Sedated-the Ramones
Maybe Tonight, Maybe Tomorrow-Wideawake
LOL-Crackin' myself up...yep, that's my running life in music titles!! "Catch Me" fits because right now I can't catch anybody, I'm the one saying "Come back to me", but if I don't fall for "Maybe Tonight, Maybe Tomorrow" too many times, maybe someday I will be saying Catch Me!! :)
The list is by no means comprehensive, but all those titles jumped out at me and made me laugh that those would be the ones I would leave. Gosh, think I need motivation much? LOL!!
So...now you've gotten a glimpse into the types of things I have on my playlist...what is/are your favorite(s) from your playlist? I might want to be adding some more great songs soon :).
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Sing the title to Back in the Saddle Again :). Well, since my emotional catharsis on Sunday my foot has continued to improve and barely hurts at all now. I've been getting around the house with no problems and only an occasional twinge every now and then. It really feels like I did to my foot what my knee always does. Something "slid" out of place, was painful and then went back. I hope it never happens again. Glad I saved the $100 when I couldn't get into the doctor (yes, because it feels better I'm not going...I know...don't yell at me...if it happens again hopefully we'll have insurance again by then and I can go-hopefully it won't happen again).
Anyways, today I had on schedule a run and skipped it. I was planning on doing a video a little later. When it was almost time to leave to get the older two from school youngest asks if we can walk. Me" "Mmm I don't know about that. I've got all those books I have to take back to Mrs. Cipriani." Her: "We can take the big stroller and the books can ride in back and I can ride in front."
Out logic-ed by a four year old.
I tried to think of reasons not to walk. I tried to weasel out of it. In the end I really couldn't come up with a great reason to not walk. It is only about 1.5 miles round trip so if my foot started to hurt it wouldn't be far to get back. I also know a mom who always drives and if needed I could call her and we would work SOMETHING out. So I decided to make my daughter happy and strapped on the sneakers. It felt good to have them on my feet again :). Like revisiting an old friend I hadn't seen for a time :).
Got some water together because it is warm today and I knew the kids would be happier walking if we had water. Dusted off the stroller (yeah, that was kind of sad, I've been letting hubby do the school pick-ups and he usually doesn't walk unless we are running out of gas and lacking funding to get more-lol). Then off we went. A little twinge at first, but just a little one and my stride was a little odd starting out, but once I found my walking pace and hit my stride all was good. Occasionally there would be a twinge, but not a pain, really it felt like stiff muscles being used again and complaining just a little, by the time we were on the return trip with all the kids along I hardly felt any discomfort at all.
Me, being the impatient creature that I am, immediately thought about going for a run later-lol!! Hey, my foot handled a walk just fine, why not a run!? Yeah, my inner personal trainer told the impatient me to back off.
(yeah, my inner personal trainer is a sexy little thing)...you know, this is your first weight bearing exercise in, like, a week, you need to still be cautious and test the waters a little more before diving in head first.
(whiny voice) But I wanna run...
Fine. Be that way, I'm gonna run Thursday though.
Okay. I've still got to do anyways and lots of housework that didn't get done while I wasn't mobile.
So, we agreed that I will not run until Thursday, but I've still got lots to keep me busy, some yoga will feel good and I will either walk again tomorrow or pull out that DVD in order to give the foot another test before Thursday's scheduled run. So far, looking like I am at least sort of back on track.
I haven't registered yet for my 10K and am staying open to making it a 5K depending on how things go the next couple of weeks. Not going to the doctor wasn't the smartest decision, so I am trying to employ my brain on the other things. Feeling happy (tried to get in a funk earlier, but did a mental one-page journal and tossed the funk out the door and sealed the deal with my bright, sunny, warm with lovely breezes, walk. :) On track for this week's goals-yay!!
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