Friday, May 15, 2009
Man, I must be feeling my high intensity workouts today.
Biking to work was a bit tougher since my thighs were super sore (and my bum!) from the long trek yesterday!
Now, I just finished my 10 min. cardio Jump Start video and OW.
It's normally tough but this was the first time I actually had to stop during some of the hops. Those single leg hops killed me today! If you haven't tried this workout, you should! It's in my favorites and requires no equipment and very little space but it's WICKED. All jumping! Crazy!
Just waiting for my cardio kickboxing video to load then it's a short, intense ab workout and din din! Mmmm.. risotto, garlic toast and a spinach & avocado salad.
The primitive lizard part of my brain NEEDED to finish the other half of my ABC cookie today. I tried to talk it out of it but nothing doing. So, I adjusted my tracker until I could have my cookie and eat it too! Success! Lizard brain is happy and I am too. :)
Going to bike to the MN AIDS walk tomorrow. It's just over in Minnehaha Park so it'll be a nice scenic ride by the river. I'm working the WFM booth thingie, stocking fruit bars for our very preggo marketing chick. She's having issues bending over, obviously. LOL. I think that and the bootcamp vid will be the extent of my workout tomorrow and I'm taking Sunday off. I've definitely earned an extra off day this week. :) RAWR.
*edit* AIDS walk is SUNDAY. I learned this after biking to the park today (Saturday). Sigh. It was a really horrible day to bike, too. Windy and COLD. My hands are still tingly. Oh well. I got in a long long ride and swung by work and did my grocery shopping on the way home. I'm going to make Aaron drop me off at the park tomorrow. LOL. I'm exhausted.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Woke up not even very sore from my run/jumping rope/jumping jacks workout last night. I was sore as heck afterwards but I think the stretching and the long, hot shower before bed made a difference.
Today I biked 10 miles. :)
Very very hilly miles. Heh. St. Paul is all flipping hills!
Biked out to my new apt., filled out paperwork and got my keys/parking pass/etc. Stopped at the vets to pick up Jenna's lasix and then biked home.
Going to finish the laundry I started and hop in the shower, then have some nummy dinner at Panera with Aaron.
Oh! I gotta say, that food tracker is a life saver! I preemptively track what I intend to eat for the day, making adjustments as needed to get my fats/proteins in and hit my low/mid calorie range. Because of this I know now that a bread bowl at Panera is over 500 calories!!! *falls over, is ded from shock* It's like when I found out the tortillas at Chipotle are 300+. What the hey are they putting IN this stuff?
So, now that I know this, I know to get my vegan soup, half cafe salad (dressing on the side), french baguette and grab a small fruit cup INSTEAD of upgrading to the bread bowl. Yipes! Thank you food tracker!
Now, to do my quick bookcamp video and shower the salt off.
YEAH. I feel so great! I don't even care too much about how my weigh in goes this weekend, I'm making huge strides in fitness... of that I'm sure.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
So, I ran my first mile all at once outside. I'd been able to run darn near 2 miles all in one go on a treadmill but found outdoor running harder.
Today I did a mile (in TEN flipping minutes!!! That seems fast to me!) then walked about 1/3 mile and then ran another mile (in a titch over 10, I was more tired by then) and finished up walking 2/3 of a mile back home to cool down. WOOT!
Came home and had some food, did my 10 minute jump rope bit (in intervals, jumped about 1+ min for every 30 seconds I rested) and am going to do some jumping jacks during commercials for LOST.
Speaking of which, commercial is over.
LOST yay! It's two hours tonight, too... score!
And I've got tomorrow off work.
Life is (once again) good.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
So, I have this irrational fear that if I actually let myself have a real rest day, I'll lose all momentum and stop working out. I KNOW I won't, I actually really enjoy my cardio sessions, but it's still this big looming bad feeling in my head. I haven't had a real complete rest day in... a while. It's like if I'm not doing at least 10-20 of sweating a day, I feel like I'm failing.
I know I need to rest and my body needs time to heal. I know this will make me stronger, in the long run. I just need to get over the phobia that one day will turn into a week and a month and then I'm back where I started.
It's sort of that way with food, too.
I'm letting myself fit treats into my diet again, staying within my calorie range, getting my good fats and proteins in the right range, overdoing my fiber (can't seem to avoid that!) and eating lots of fresh produce but I still feel BAD for letting that half a vegan cookie pop on there.
I KNOW I need to do things like that or I will go bonkers eventually. I'm pleased that I've been able to keep my portions controlled and just eat what I set out to eat of the goodies, not overindulge. If I track a half a cookie (these are big cookies for those going HALF a cookie??), that's what I eat and no more. That's progress! Still, I worry I'll just flip a switch and go crazy like I used to.
I guess what this is is learning to trust myself to keep doing the right thing.
I've been so good and I know I'm strong enough – I just need to trust myself more.
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