Wednesday, March 07, 2012
So far this month I've been doing okay. For my "no candy, no baked goods, no Tim Horton treats" to myself, I've had two slips. On Paul's birthday (03/02), I had cake. Yesterday, I was talking to my mom on the phone and felt a little stress. Before I knew it, I had unwrapped and eaten a piece of salt water taffy. The *good* news is, I put back the 4 others that I had in my hand and did not eat them.
I'm on a six day streak for drinking 64 ounces of water a day.
I'm 5/6 for fruits and vegetables.
I've been working out. I've been running. I've been tired.
Today, Roo had her first swim lesson. She was such a good girl. The pool was "colder than usual" as per the instructor and we only had to go to the hot tub and warm up once. I was very proud.
Tomorrow is weigh-in day. On Friday, I'm going to get my trainer/friend Lisa to do my measurements for me. It's about time I start tracking something other than my weight. At the very least, it'll give me another inanimate object to yell at.
Thursday, March 01, 2012
This is a month for challenges: I'm giving up candy and baked goods. I'll also be skipping my "treats" from Tim Horton's. In the meantime, on the 3rd, I'm going to an X-Weighted seminar/boot camp with Paul Plakas -
On the 17th, I'm going to another Shred boot camp with Tommy Europe -
On the 29th, I will be boarding a plane, with little Roo, and heading to Pittsburgh to run the JASR half marathon with Spark friends. All but one I've never met. ALL of them I've been waiting years to meet and I'm so excited that I cry every time I think about it. Or talk about it. Or write about it. (every.single.time)
So, to recap February!
My goals were:
*More days within calorie range.
*More gym time.
*More days with at least 5 servings of fruits and veggies.
*More days with at least 8 glasses of water.
To be honest, I dropped the first goal when I realized that, since I'm still eating to support two appetites, 1700 calories was not nearly enough. So basically, I'm eating until I'm no longer hungry and shifting the focus on keeping my carbs/fats/protein percentages where they should be (50/20/30). I've been nearly bang on all month. My main difficulty has been getting enough protein. And entering my manual foods in correctly
More gym time - I signed up for my friend Ali's "Burn" class which is kind of like an evil blend of Les Mills classes offered at GoodLife plus whatever else she feels like throwing at us that day. So! Gym time is not happening but strength training has not suffered. I've done 6 classes with Ali plus one BodyPump class for a total of seven hours of strength. For March, I'll be adding more. I also ran 15 times for a total of 68.9 kilometres and walked 4 times for another 11.48 kilometres.
More days with more fruits and vegetables - 5+ servings on 22/29 days
More days with at least 8 glasses of water - 26/29 days
I think I met my goals. I certainly blew January out of the water. I'm down 1.5 pounds since the beginning of the month, too. This makes me happy. I'm well on my way to getting back to my size 6 jeans.
Annnnd, it wouldn't be a blog w/o a new picture of Roo - She's now 4 months old. This was taken to "update" the pic of her first meeting with her brothers, Logan and Colin.
Monday, February 20, 2012
Alright, it's official: Roo and I are going to Pittsburgh. Since Friday, we've booked our flight, had her passport photo taken, secured our room reservation with the lovely Suezette AND ordered the passport. They assure me it'll be here by March 9th. *fingers crossed*
Now I have to, like, train. OMIGOSH. I haven't run a half marathon in almost a year. The MOST I've run is 10 kms and the most I will have run by the end of March is 12 kms (with a little bit of hill training). Having said that, I'm not in this to win it so, even if I have to walk, I will finish.
"Excited" does not even begin to describe how I feel right now. I've met a lot of Sparkpeople over the years but there are a few on this trip that I have waited years (YEARS!) to meet. I've been happy dancing since they gave me the receipt for Roo's passport.
Friday, February 17, 2012
Weekend: Pick two goals that are stretch goals for you, one food related and one fitness related; announce them to us by Friday morning and then track against them;
10 pts/goal/day + 5 pts bonus per day for completing both.
SO mine will be:
Food: 100% tracking. I usually only track breakfast on the weekend and then just let everything slide.
Exercise: At least 1 hr per day (cardio, strength, yoga)
Fri Food _10_(0 or 10 pts); Exercise __ (0 or 10 pts) Bonus_0_ (0 or 5 pts = (25 possible total)
Sat Food _10_(0 or 10 pts); Exercise _10_ (0 or 10 pts) Bonus_5_ (0 or 5 pts = (25 possible total)
Sun Food _10_(0 or 10 pts); Exercise _10_ (0 or 10 pts) Bonus_5_ (0 or 5 pts = (25 possible total)
Mon Food _10_(0 or 10 pts); Exercise _10_ (0 or 10 pts) Bonus_5_ (0 or 5 pts = (25 possible total)
Total for the weekend: 85
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