Monday, October 15, 2012
So this weekend was the half marathon I was supposed to run in with the nurse from my school. Sadly, I didn't keep up with my running this summer and I did not sign up. As disappointed as I am with myself, I still went to cheer her on! She did awesome with an average of 11:32/miles. It is still on my bucket list to do one, I just need to get serious and train for one. As I watched from the side, it made me want to run! I feel somewhat guilty that I didn't but I am hoping for my motivation to kick in by early Spring.
As for everything else, I am back at the gym 4x a week still doing my thing. I could use more discipline (eating wise) on the weekends though. My goal is to be back at around 151 by Christmas (like I was last year!) and I know I can do it. I just need to stick with my calorie range and keep exercising.
Hope everyone has a successful week! xoxox
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Well school is out now...and I am finding it WAAAYY harder than last summer to get/stay on track! Between eating out and all the junk food cravings, this is definitely going to be a challenge. I at teetering at 165 and really want to knock off about 15 lbs to be my ideal weight.. Any tips? I am trying as hard as possible to track, also I need to work out an exercise schedule for myself. It is also extremely hard bc I am babysitting for the summer, which allows me to graze all day long. When I am in school I don't but now that I can eat whenever I want it is super hard! I know what I need to do, it is for some reason so hard for me to do it. I mean I did it last summer, what is the difference?! I need to stay motivated!! Thanks for reading my vent. Any suggestions can help.
Monday, May 14, 2012
Well, last week is finally over!! For those of you that don’t know, it was “Teacher Appreciation Week” which somehow turns into “Man vs. Food Week” at my school. The parents are extremely generous and brought in goodies for us alllll week, starting with breakfast on Tuesday, lunch on Wednesday, dessert day was Thursday and Friday was lunch catered by the principal. Yikes! I can only imagine the damage I did. I was since conscious of the foods I ate, however, I feel super guilty for not even trying to track. It was only one week I let myself “go” for lack of a better word. I didn’t do so well this weekend but didn’t do horrible either. All in all, today is Monday and I am back to tracking and back to the gym.
I have a race coming up on May 28, Memorial Day, and it is my first 10k. So far I have run two races, one was a 5k and the other was a 5 miler, so I know this is my next race to tackle. A 10k is 6.2 miles and if I train enough, I have no doubt in my mind I will be able to finish (that is my goal…just finish!). I ran on Saturday afternoon for an hour, I didn’t calculate the mileage but I am guessing probably around 5ish or so miles. I walked here and there a few times, for a total of maybe 5-7 minutes. My goal is to run twice this week outside, besides the intervals I do at the gym. I can do it…I can do it….. ;)
As for my Biggest Loser Contest (that I do here at school…) I didn’t weigh in on Friday because I was scared of what I would see…so I will face the facts on Friday when I weigh in. Hopefully I have lost or even maintained from the last weigh in two weeks ago. I need to get this last 10-15 pounds off so I will be ready/feeling good for summer.
Well, that is my venting for the day. I hope all my Sparkies have a great week….
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Well, here I am on April Break. (I work in an elementary school for those of you that don't know.) It has been so difficult for me since Good Friday, almost a week ago, to get/stay on track with my calories. This always happens when I am not living on my normal Monday - Friday schedule. I honestly have no one to blame but myself. I sabotage myself in the worst ways, like making every excuse not to exercise, and every reason why it is absolutely okay to eat 3/4 of an Italian Cream Pie. Yikess! I am the only one to blame. However, I am very proud of myself for having two very successful gym trips this week (2.5 hrs each).
Today I have my Turbo Kick class that I take a the Rec Dept. It's 45 min and I swear the instructor is on speed, or maybe just Redbull ;) I like her alot, she has alot of positive energy, (which I need at 7:50 at night).
It really doesn't help my motivation this week that my sister and I got into a HUGE fight on Easter, (which happens often, she is bipolar). And of course my mother ALWAYS takes her side. So annoying! I swear I was born into the wrong family. Somehow everything is always MY fault, no matter what the situatin is. Ugh, so this week I hate them both. HAHA.
Let's see what else do I want to get off my chest.....
Oh yes, I tried a free CrossFit class this past weekend. VERY FUN! I fell in love and it wasn't as hard as I thought it was going to be, or maybe I am in better shape than I think ;) We used the rowing machines (which my gym doesn't have) and then did alot of interval things, 20 seconds each, then get back on the rower. Wall Squats, lunges, burpees, etc. I know alot of people that have got in serious shape by doing CF. I am talking like diesel status. As much as I would loooove to join, it is sooo expensive. I cannot justify paying $150 for 2 weeks of On Ramp Classes (to introduce the equipment/workouts) then it's $116 a month after that. Yikes! I don't think so. I am trying to save up for a house and I would rather see that money going in the bank. I can however still do alot of the workouts at home, or in my own gym (Planet Fitness). $21 a month is more my style.
I am going to finish digesting my lunch, perhaps go for a run and try a "sexy legs" workout I found on Pinterest ;) Have a good week/weekend. I am looking forward to my massage tomorrow to relieve some of this stress/tension I have this week.
MWAH Sparkies xoxox
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