Wednesday, February 25, 2009
I'm finding it REALLY difficult to not eat more than 1500 calories. Maybe it's the weather, maybe it's the fact that I've burned over 1000 calories since Sunday, I don't know but it's driving me crazy, I can tell you that.
Calories today: 1976/1550
Fruit/Veggies: 8 servings 2/6
Water: 10 (2.5L)
Cardio/Strength: 25 minute (3.8km) run
I've got some competition now. Shell and I are trying to lose the same amount of weight in the same amount of time. I don't like to lose so I'm going to have to buckle down. If my weight doesn't go down this week, I'll re-evaluate my calories based on how many I burn this week. I'm hungry. There's got to be a good reason for it.
Tomorrow, I'm going to do another FitFix session (2 sets) and I have hill training with the run club in the evening. It should be a full day. HOPEFULLY, I can get the calories under control. I'm doing well on all the other challenges though. That's something to be proud of, right?
Monday, February 23, 2009
Calories today: 1801/1550
Fruit/Veggies: 7 servings 3/4
Water: 9 (2.25L)
Cardio/Strength: Strength training done as per tracker
Today, with the exception of my peanut butter bar, was a good day. Even that wasn't too bad @ 175 cals. It was worth it because it was YUMMY. I bought it at a Heart & Stroke fund raising bake sale we had at the gym today. Colin and I each had one and the rest are in the freezer.
Planning ahead: I'm already starting to consider tomorrow's menu. I have a 4 or 5 kilometre run on the agenda, too. If I'm up for it, I'll do the FitFix at work again.
ETA: oops! I was getting the boys a snack and accidently had one of my own. I guess I really have to be more mindful of what I'm doing.
Monday, February 23, 2009
Today is the first day of the 5% challenge in my LIC group. I weighed in at 126 this morning. Not completely horrible but not where I want to be, for sure. The challenges this week are:
Nutritional - consume at LEAST 8 glasses of water per day.
Cardio - at LEAST 30 minutes on 5 out of 7 days.
Strength - at LEAST two good strength training workouts this week.
Stretching - remember to stretch after EVERY workout.
Blog at least twice.
I hope to get today's cardio & strength workouts in while I'm in between clients today. That's the plan anyway. After this weekend, maybe I should rest today and start the workouts tomorrow. We'll see.
I still have my own personal goal of staying within calories and getting a minimum of 5 servings of fruits and vegetables. It's mid morning and, so far, I've had 3.5 servings of fruit.... I think that I'll move on to veggies now.
All I have to do is plan the rest of my meals for today and everything should be A+.
Saturday, February 21, 2009
This cold has been beating me up for almost a week now. After sleeping most of Sunday, Monday and Tuesday and ignoring it the rest of the week, I'm starting to feel somewhat "normal".
After yesterdays snack fiasco, I decided that the elliptical would not be enough and headed into BodyPump class. When I was done THAT, I knew that I was back at square one re: snacking. The rest of the day I was a responsible eater and, although I don't know the nutrition info for my dinner at Richard's, I'm fairly confident that I didn't go too over my calories for the day.
Today so far, I've had a good breakfast, snack and lunch. I also spent 30 minutes in Awesome Abs class. I feel fine. It's gonna be painful to sneeze tomorrow but ATM, I'm fine.
Did I mention that I feel fine? (positive thinking at work here folks)
Friday, February 20, 2009
And it wasn't even a date square, after all....
I'm not sure who had the fantastic idea to bring in a platter of baked goods from Starbucks TO A GYM but I'm thinking I owe them a big kick in the pants. Actually, I'M the one who needs the kick in the pants but either way. I grabbed a "date square" and was happily enjoying it despite the fact that it turned out to be a Blueberry Oat Bar when I noticed the Banana Loaf. Not one to ever pass up homemade banana bread, I grabbed a slice of that, too. It was only after both were gone that I visited the Starbucks website for nutritional information. 660 calories! Ok, so I just ate more for snack time than I did for breakfast and pretty much took care of 1/3 of today's allotted calories in the process. CRAP. Good thing I work at a gym. If you need me, I'll be on the Elliptical machine.
Moral of the story: Research first, eat second.
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