Tuesday, August 07, 2012
Today, I am pretty sure I kicked butt.
Elliptical- 30 minutes, 300 calories
treadmill C25K training- 35 minutes, 245 calories
walk with my class- 45 minutes, 120 calories
ate 1,300 calories today, burnt 665. Net for the day is 635 calories. I might have some fruit after I write this. I'm trying to stop eating after 7 but I'm quite hungry so.... I think a small snack is in order and will be okay even though it's almost 8 pm.
I really pushed myself at the end of my c25k today, a song that just really pumps me up came on and I ran a few minutes at 4.0 mph. usually I only jog at about 3.5, maybe slightly higher. I felt great after though. Tired, of course, and super sweaty... but accomplished.
My ankle is sore again so I wrapped it and have kept it elevated most of the evening. I think I need better running shoes or something...
Ah, this morning I weighed myself just...to be accountable, really, and it read 191.2. I set a goal for myself to see 187 on the scale next week at my weigh-in. It's a big loss (4 lbs) but I really think I can do it. Considering I haven't had any real large losses on this journey I think I'm due for at least one! I'm in a mental frame of mind to treat every day like Day 1 and give it my all, and I think it'll be good for me to set mini-goals for myself.
Anyway, that's it for me- goodnight all!
Monday, August 06, 2012
I was looking for the calorie info for tilapia since we bought some frozen and Joe threw out the package they came in, and I came across a blog where someone was basically trashing it. The comments weren't all negative, but many people seemed to have a problem with it and it piqued my curiosity as to the opinion of my fellow Sparkers.
I personally like tilapia quite a lot. I'm not a huge seafood fan (except for crab legs which I consider my favorite food!) and tilapia is nice and mild and goes well with lots of seasonings and other foods. It's relatively low-calorie and has a low fat content. Some of the info I found gave it a low health rating which I found interesting since I thought it was pretty healthy.
I'm having tilapia for lunch tomorrow with rice medley and veggies... I also saved some broccoli and cheese from dinner and I'm having it with a baked potato... yum! I'm trying to decide whether to have one tilapia fillet or two....
Monday, August 06, 2012
So, I did weigh in this morning and update my trackers. I only lost 1.5 lbs from my 193 weigh in (actually, the scale said 192.4) but it's better than nothing! I did kind of lose my momentum from the beginning of the week by the end of the week, so this week I'll work on treating each day with the same gusto! I also need to keep up with strength training, as I barely did any last week!
Today I did the treadmill on lunch instead of the elliptical because they were all being used, and I didn't go after work because I honestly just wanted to go home! I did some jogging but not a full C25K session...so tomorrow I'm hoping for elliptical and will go after work to do my C25K. I'm not sure I'm ready for Week 3 yet so I might do a repeat of Week 2...I don't want to push myself to do more than I'm able. I'm still struggling with the 90 seconds of jogging so I think another week would be good for me.
Anyway... the kids are having alfredo mac n' cheese for dinner with broccoli, and I don't know what to have. I'm hungry as I had a salad for lunch and really didn't eat too much other than fruits and veggies today. But I don't want to go overboard either. So...I'll have to see what yummy meal I can make. We have lots of groceries which can be overwhelming since I want to eat everrrrything... but of course I can't!
I'm craving taco salad but have no taco seasoning, olives, OR salsa...so it will have to wait.
Anyway...that's all for me today, I might go for a driveway jog if I'm feeling up to it after dinner. My upper butt muscles (lol, so technical of me I know) have been sore.
Friday, August 03, 2012
Ok, I don't mean to offend anyone, but it's REALLY demotivating to be in the gym and be surrounded by fit, gorgeous, half-naked chicks. Especially when you are none of those things. Today I saw the SAME GIRL TWICE... once on my lunch break and once when I went up after work to do my 525K training.
I had a crappy workout after work. I just couldn't get motivated to push myself. My shoulder was hurting and I was blinded by the sight of so much tan skin that my neighbor over on the elliptical felt the need to show off. Then two of her friends, also ridiculously fit and cute, had the nerve to show up- and one of THEM was wearing a very loose tank with her bra totally visible beneath. I'm not sure why that sort of attire is even allowed in a family gym (it is, after all, a YMCA), but, it is. And it really messes with my mind.
I understand that these girls work hard to be fit and have the luxury to wear their undergarments in public. I'm not saying it comes easy to them- hell, I see Girl # 1 almost every day in the gym so it's obvious she works out. BUT they just make me feel self-conscious, unattractive, and bad about myself.
I couldn't get motivated today but I'm going to do better tomorrow.
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