Saturday, August 17, 2013
The past few days I haven't worked out. No real reason other than being lazy. It's tough not being able to go to the gym. I did go on my lunch break on day, I guess it was Wednesday, and got in 20 minutes on the treadmill. My eating has been okay, but not great. Dinner is my weak area of the day. I need to menu plan, it's what works for me. Just gotta stop being lazy.
Today has been kinda lazy and boring. Doing laundry, starting homework, cleaning up the house a bit. BUT...
Spencer pooped on the potty!!!! It was his first time ever doing ANYTHING on the toilet so I am just thrilled and so proud of him. He sat on the toilet for ages trying, and was rewarded for his efforts with a whole dollar. My little one is growing up!
This evening we're getting together with my friend Gina but I'm not sure what we're doing. It's just about nap time for the little guy (who refuses to eat lunch) and then I'm going to go work out. Need to get back into the groove after three days off. I just had a bowl of homemade chicken noodle soup my mom made for lunch, and will try to eat light tonight if we end up doing dinner out.
Last night I relaxed with a homemade foot soak (listerine, vinegar, and warm water) and painted my fingernails and toenails. Haven't done it in ages so it was a nice little treat. Spencer was very observant this morning and pointed out my toenails right away. I need to think of little and inexpensive treats for myself instead of shopping- I have spent too much money lately. Shoes have become my weakness... need to cut that out. I was never a shoe girl!
Time to go. Happy Saturday!
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
It's day 4 in a row of doing the T-Tapp Basic workout. I've also been using my dumbbells more- nothing major yesterday or today as I'm a bit sore. I am hoping to get to the gym tomorrow night with Spencer in tow for some cardio- or possibly I'll go on my lunch break, because I need something to do other than going out and buying snack food! I also need to do the Abs Diet workout...technically I should be doing it tonight, but I'm too sleepy. Plus I keep getting a weird cramp in my bum of all places, and even though I'm sure it's just because I've awoken muscles that my body forgot it had, I don't want to cause myself too much pain. So, that'll be tomorrow in addition to gym and T-Tapp. Only took me about 20 minutes last time, so, no big deal.
My eating has been horrible, but I'm getting back on track. I packed a salad for tomorrow with veggies, ham (actual ham, not lunchmeat) and craisins in it, half a bag of steamed green beans, some celery with Laughing Cow cheese, and will add some fruit and almonds to my bag tomorrow. I think I'll plug everything into my Kindle LoseIt! app to see a rough calorie estimate. I need to start counting and journaling my food either by hand or electronically.
For some reason I decided to bake brownies tonight. With walnuts and chocolate chips. I'm going to wrap them individually and put them in the basement freezer for when I'm really craving a treat, but I was too lazy tonight. And, I only ate one so far, so, that's good for me. Because I could eat half the pan at a time...
Anyway, time to curl up in bed. Happy Tuesday!
Sunday, August 11, 2013
Day two of T-Tapp, I did about 20 minutes, 120 calories. I'm going to do the first day of my Abs Diet workout today too, just needed a quick breather and have to go get my dumbbells from my bedroom. The workout is one set of 5 ab exercises, then two sets of various other exercises I believe. It is outlined in the book in a nice chart, but I think I'm going to try to type it up or print it out as well because it's easier than having to find it in the book every time, and obviously it's not something I can do from memory yet.
We went grocery shopping and I got a lot of pretty good stuff that I can take with me to work, I tried to be mindful of the ABS DIET POWER acronym. I do need to get milk at some point, mine had turned. I am really weird about milk and won't use it if it smells at all or is past the sell-by date... milk actually kind of grosses me out to be honest.
Cleaned my bathroom this morning including washing the floor, toilet, sink, and shower. Folded laundry and put it away but, as always, have more to wash. Organized my closet as it was getting a bit untidy. Now off to do my workout and have some lunch with Spencer, then he's going down for a nap and I'm going to do homework.
Have a great Sunday all!
Saturday, August 10, 2013
It's 9:30 am. I just did the T-Tapp 15 minute workout and another exercise sequence called Half-Frogs (the secret to a flat stomach according to Teresa Tapp) that takes about 5 minutes. Wore my heart rate monitor during. Not a huge calorie burn but I'm sweating. I also did some arm exercises (2 sets of 15 reps, three exercises) and logged them. So far, 200 or so calories burnt today.
My parents are either leaving today or tomorrow.
My plan for the day is to drink a lot of water, start menu planning and go grocery shopping, and get some homework done and of course time with Spencer. I need to call my academic advisor for school, too. In fact- going to do that now.
Thursday, August 08, 2013
He's okay, but I'm still freaking out. I was driving home from the gym and was on my street and this dog just dashes into the street (I was only going like 20-25 mph)- I had seen him and tried to stop and he crashed into the side of my car. I thought I hit him. I was hyperventilating just trying to get out of my car, talked to the owner who said he was okay and had run up to their house, and someone said it was their fault since he wasn't on a leash. So, I'm glad the poor baby is okay, I honestly don't know what I would do if I had hurt him, or worse. I offered to pay any vet bills but they said not to worry... told them I lived just down the street a few blocks and to come find me if they needed to. I just love animals, I would be devastated if anything happened to my pets.... I'm still shaking a bit (my hands) but... calming down some. Nothing I can really do. I might stop by tomorrow to check to see if he's okay, if that's not too weird or creepy...
Anyway, did an hour at the gym with my best friend (at her gym- Planet Fitness)- about 40 minutes on the treadmill then some floor exercises- stretching, abs, squats, etc. 502 calories was the read on my heart rate monitor. Today was okay food-wise, but all in all I felt crappy all day and was annoyed at work all day too. I thought about T-Tapping tonight but the lure of getting into bed is too great- I've been up since before 5 am and it's 10 pm now. Definitely time for a good night of sleep. I need to get up early tomorrow so I can wash/dry/straighten my hair, so maybe I'll be able to squeeze in T-Tapp in the morning. If not, tomorrow night I'll start it. Planning to go to the gym on my own tomorrow night too. That'll be three days this week, not sure if I'll make it on Saturday. Maybe in the morning if my mom is willing to watch Spencer. They are going to North Carolina for about 2 weeks, leaving on Sunday, so I guess I'll be having to go to the Y and dropping Spencer off in the babysitting room. I hope he does okay. I definitely need to get to the gym at least three times each week though! Monday will be out as I have a work fundraiser (at Applebees, home of delicious mozzarella sticks... oiy), but the rest of the week is free. Gotta find out ChildWatch hours.
Anyway. Bed. Happy Thursday??
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