Sunday, May 23, 2010
It's 7PM and I've got to enter my other goals and then hit the hay. Tomorrow is an early work day, and I'm restarting my am fitness streak. I had that one going for a while, but today, I just had to sleep and there was not the time. In fact, I only got fifteen minutes total fitness in and that was out of guilt from a team leader...THANK YOU!
I just had SSOOOOO much catching up to do and I couldn't face going into what I know will be an already hectic week with so much left to do. It would just make the whole week unbearable. At least now I am going into it rested, with good food around, some organization, and my e-mails and sparking caught up.
I'm not beating myself up though. It's about making progress and Lord knows I'm certainely not perfect....but I'm trying to be the best me possible and I have to keep everything in balance.
Got signed up for my next 5K (June 5th) and my name is on a list for the one on Oct 3rd. They will contact me when registration is open.
Next project is to do some more work on a budget and trying to find a job that is better paying......there simply is not enough $ left to see me to the end of the month, and I refuse to give up my internet access.
Oh well, I can rest peacefully knowing I got done all I could today and tomorrow is another day...hopefully a good long fitness session in the am (before work at 7AM), since I won't have time to do any later in the day.
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Has anyone learned how to bottle time yet? It's Saturday AM. I am so sorry I missed my blogging last night but sleeping was just taking priority and I knew that I didn't have to be at work at the crack of dawn this morning so I could catch up a little. It's amazing how just those few less moments of sleep that I'm sacrificing to the early morning wake-up and fitness can take their toll. Plus, I'm sure overall, I'm getting in more overall exercise, so by yesterday I was feeling so drained for my AM workout(and all through the day), that I decided to listen to my body for once and get the little extra rest it seemed to be crying for. I actually got in 7 1/2 hours last night and woke up this morning without the alarm! The animals are all taken care of and coffee is going.
Today, I don't work until 1:30 (til close at 10:30), so I can get some catching up done. I have some errands to run this morning, so I figure, I'll kill two birds with one stone and run to the srip mall I need to get to and back. It's about 1.75 miles each way, so even though it's not a straight 5K, overall it's 5.5.....I think that will have to qualify for my cardio today. Hopefully I'll get to do another 2 miler tomorrow with a running buddy. It's supposed to be a scorcher tomorrow, and we don't usually get to run untill the afternoon (around 4), so it may be too warm. The forecast is for the mid to upper 80's and with all the rain we've gotten, it's going to be really humid! I need to keep on pushing thiugh, soon it will be to warm to want to run outside at all. I just signed up for my second 5K...it is only two weeks away. I have to work that day, but not until the afternoon, so I'll have plenty of time, since the race starts at 7:30A, to finish, get home, showered and change for work. There is one more I want to run this fall (Oct 3rd). It's the one that got me interested in this C25K to begin with. I attempt to register online yesterday, but the site says that the administrator has closed the on-line registration. I'm going to try to follow up on that one this morning and get signed up.
Nutritionally I've done well all week. One day I was near the top of my ranges, but that was day before yesterday, or the day before that. I think it was because I was burning the candlke at both ends and my body new it and was demanding extra fuel. Seems like now that I've stepped back the activity a little bit, my appetitie is more in line. I didn't lose any weight this week, but my body fat percentage is now down another percent(not all in this week), so I'll take that little bit of news as success.....along with the 12 day early fitness streak. I don't tink I'm going to meet my second goal of 142 pounds by June 2nd. I'll be lucky to hit it by the 4th of July, but I'll just keep doing what I'm doing and hopefully I'll hit it one day. My ultimate goal is to hit ANY number under 140, but I just don't know if that is going to be possible unless fitness somehow becomes my full time job. Probably not very likely.
Vacation coming in five weeks!!! WOOHOO! San Antonio her I come.
I won't have a chance to blog tonight. After work, I'm picking up a friend to go listen to another friend who plays in a band. Tomorrow morning I will be up early to get some fitness in before church, then church, then brunch witha friend from high school and then hopefully a little run late in the afternoon or early evening. Back to work on Monday!
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Okay, if it wasn't an official streak before - IT IS NOW!!! Today was day ten of fitness in the am! WOOHOO!!! It was only fifteen minutes (I did hit the snooze), but since I slept in my workout gear, I went flying down stairs, let out dogs, fed animals and raced downstairs for a quick workout, then upstairs, ceareal and milk in a cup for breakfast w/ 1/2 banana on the drive to work along with my first litre of water for the day.
Tonight after I made dinner for my sisters and myself, I just sat (shouldn't have - could have been catching up e-mails - haven't even looked at them in a day and a half - certain there is a mountain now). Then I headed back downstairs for a half hour of Pilates and another 15-20 mins of cardio and strength training.
Even though I wan't over at all yesterday, my nutrition levels were high and today they were more in line with where I like them to be.
Tomorrow I don't have to be at work till 8AM, so maybe I can get a good solid 30-40 minutes in before work and then a C25K tomorrow night - or if not a road run on Saturday morning before work.
Off to bed, no more of this hitting snooze nonsense! Love you all, so I can't do more sparking and catch up with you all - hopefully tomorrow night and Sunday!
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Okay, short and sweet - have to be at work at 7AM, it's 9:30 now, tomorrow WILL be day 10 of AM fitness. I actually almost didn't make it this morning. I hit the snooze and then felt guilty and JUMPED out of bed and made myself do 15 minutes....and not very enthusiastically. Calories and carbs were real high today too! I wasn't over on anything, but it was too close for comfort.
Gonna get to bed now, don't want to spoil a good thing. Need to find time somewhere to figure out the issue with my windows media player on the computer - and to get my other goals tracked and to catch up on e-mails....hummmmm, what else?
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
I've always been a morning person, but this up and at 'em challenge - to get up and out of bed without hitting snooze at least once was not working for me. I knew that I needed to get more fitness in early in the day, but how to do that when I couldn't get out of bed early enough to do all I had to AND fitness before work was dumbfounding me.
Then, I did my 5K. I had to be up that day, eat, dress, pick up a couple of friends and drive 40 minutes to the race - then start the race at 8AM! Check in was at 6:30!!!
That must have faned the spark, because since then May 8th, I have finallygot a streak going! Today is the eigth day in a row for getting up with (or BEFORE) the alarm and getting some fitness in before work - or church - or whatever. Some mornings may be more than others, but I'm actually doing it.
I go to work from 8-5 today, so as of this moment, (7AM), I have, taken care of two dogs, two cats, done my morning devotional/quiet time, drank one liter of water, 30 Minutes of pilates/strength training and run one mile, ate breakfast, made lunch, tracked my nutrition and fitness, caught up on e-mails, and did some sparking (including my 7 point wheel spin, I am already over 70 points for the day!)
I know not everyday will go this smoothly from the start. I won't be up at 4-4:30 everyday, some days I will have to be at church or work at 7AM instead of eight, and some days I won't have the energy I do this morning, but I know now what I CAN do. There are probably some other systems that I need to put into place. I can work on that from here on. I have a solid streak going now, and I want it going STRONG AND SURE before I leave for vacation.
Thanks to all my earlier rising friends out there who have inspired me and to eveyone who has encouraged me to go after goals that I wasn't sure I could handle. and I LOVE my s!!! Have a great day everyone!!!
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