Thursday, May 23, 2013
Man. I can't believe it has been a whole month and a half since I have blogged. Crazy.
So first it was dead week (the week before finals when my teachers are supposed to take it easier on us ... yeah, not so much). Well, I was going to bed decently late, but still managed to eat ok and get all my workouts in (not with my trainer though since he was swamped with school stuff too).
Then came finals. I was up late every night horribly long trying to finish studying for my finals. I only got to the gym one day (while studying flash cards on the elliptical), but still managed to eat ok.
Then Thursday hit. I was so dead tired from sleep deprivation. There was a After Finals Party (so I was drinking from 4pm-2am). Followed by my never going to the gym to workout. Followed by a whole week of barely there gym going (was pretty halfhearted if I went at all), not eating good and sleeping until 11 (well more accurately, sleeping until 8am but laying in bed till 11 or noon simply because I could).
So my Monday morning weigh in for my friendly challenge was at 265.4 ( on 5/6 it was 259.8). So I decided I had to replan. I could not spend my summer gaining weight. No way. That was not part of the plan.
So I made a menu, filled my fridge with healthy foods and planned my fitness for the week (I will be doing my fitness weekly now because of how my jobs change a lot). Sadly, I work nights which is when most of the fitness classes are. So I started going to some morning ones at my other gym (although they aren't as intense as I am used to), but it means I really have to step up my cardio by myself.
I hadn't met with my trainer for like 4 weeks, but I am happy to report we had a great legs session this morning. I am also happy to say I have worked out every day this week so far. And the morning workouts are helping me get out of bed (granted after I work out I still don't do much...). And I have a riding lesson tomorrow that I am really excited for since it has been a while since I rode.
I really don't have a lot to say, but thought I should check in. And check out this healthy lunch I made earlier (spinach stuffed chicken and an apple).
And yesterday I made baked tilapia and baked zucchini fries. So yummy!
Hope you all are well. I have lurking for a while but not saying much of my own.
Next week, I'll be tracking via my phone since I will be out of town visiting eastern Iowa and Chicago with my friend (and helping her mom move!)
Monday, April 08, 2013
That's right. Despite the two tests, four quizzes, group presentation, on-call schedules, work, trying to fit in fitness, tutoring, other random meetings, crunch time on my race prep (oh yeah, I am a coordinator of a 5K/10K/walk) and countless other things that I have likely forgotten...
I am gonna conquer this week.
I think I did well on my test today. I am buckling down for a long week of studying for my suuuuuper hard test on Thursday.
I didn't make good food choices for breakfast (I forget how many calories are in those stupid blueberry muffins and fancy coffee!) or lunch (I should have just had two pieces of pizza). But I had a healthy dinner.
After spin class (Killed it!!) I went grocery shopping and loaded up on healthy foods (strawberries, angel food cake, asparagus, mushrooms, salad, chicken for said salad, turkey bacon, eggs, apples, etc. etc.). I even got some not bad sweet alternatives. I can't seem to cut my sweet tooth completely (I loooove chocolate) so I am going to work around it. Tonight I made an angel food cake (angel cake ring, fat free cool whip and strawberries --> cut into 8 pieces --> around 100 cals) and plan on making some graham cracker sandwhiches (I will calculate out the cals tomorrow when I actually make it but 1 tbsp whipped choc frosting on a half of graham cracker and freeze!)
I lost a whole pound this week!
I have super awesome weekend plans! My friend is getting married this summer so we are throwing her a wedding shower Friday. I have to work so I wont be going to dinner but I will probably drink some. And Saturday is the annual Testicle Festival. IE - tons of beer. And ag olympics. And fun. My plan is to be diligent the rest of the week. And while drinking make sure to alternate with some waters (like every 2-3 beer or so??).
I think that is it so far. I was just feeling good and thought I'd share :)
Also for what it is worth, I am going to try to start working out more on the weekends.
I realized I am really workout heavy M/T, but should be doning more on F/S. Also, realllly going to concentrate on my intake this week!
Wednesday, April 03, 2013
I am bad at kettle-bells. It is true. Tried. Couldn't figure it out. For some reason my back was more involved than in should have been. My hips weren't exploding right. Something. So we did like 5 and we decided to come back to it since I was having some sort of issue. I have been watching some videos and think that maybe I was too low (more in squat position) and therefore wasn't really bending at the hip. So I am looking forward to tackling this again maybe next week (although rumor has it, we may be in the pool).
Did some sweet wall throws today. Ouch. And some even sweet throw-down (really great for releasing pent up frustration, although I tend to throw not directly down and thus have to chase my 12 pound medicine ball through the gym a bit...whoops)
Worst part about today: I have a nasty little negative birdie in my ear.
The little birdie says, "strength training may make you look better, but you're still gonna weight 267 lbs. Yeah you may lose inches, but you will always weigh a lot. How do you think that is going to feel?" "Are you sure you're eating right? Jeeeez, you know you weigh more than your own dad right? Like by 7 whole pounds. Embarassing"
I started panicking. You are right little bird. I know that the number isn't important in the long run, but yeah, I don't want to weigh 267 forever. I don't want to weigh more than my dad. I get that I'll look good, but I will still have to tell people that the weight on my license is true. What if I never lose weight and only gain muscle? How am I supposed to know what is right? ahhhhh... *mind explode*
So I am currently sitting here, trying to NOT look up every fitness article in the world (since a) everyone will have a different opinion, and b) everyone's opinion conflicts with one another) and trying to make that nasty bird go away.
But seriously. Any of you in that boat? I mean I want to look good. And be healthy and that is what is important? But how feasible is it to lose weight while strength training (keep in mind I do like 1 hardcore strength day a week, mayyyybe two)? I know a lot of people move to strength training after they've lost weight or hit a plateau.
Conflicted today. Probably because it's basically Wednesday. Which is obviously the worse day of the week. And to add stress to my life: two tests next week, trying to set up externships for next year competing among elite equine folk when my medicine experience is much less than theirs, still don't have a place to live next fall, my laundry is piling up and my 5K co-chair refuses to email me back.
EDIT - I would like to edit this post to say, I am not planning on quitting my ST (I really do love it! And love how it will change my body. And love that my body will consume more calories by existing. And I will be a beastly machine), just you know, expressing some errant negative thoughts floating around in my head.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Gah. Worked out Monday. Did some heavier leg stuff, so I knew the soreness would be coming. My school does this volunteer program in the spring for students to get more hands-on-live-animal experience that we wouldn't really get in our curriculum. We have students assigned to three shifts (5-10p, 10-3a, 3a-7:30a) in the foal ICU (yayyy horsey babies!!). Well this week is a busy week. I was called in for my first shift of the year this morning.
So this girl was up at 2:25 and at school by three. My partner Paul and I milked mares, fed babies, changed bandages and hung out together for 5 hours in the early, early AM. It was pretty enjoyable. As soon as we were done with hourly patients, it was time to start our next hourlies. So we didn't have any down time to speak of.
So to put this in perspective. Now it is 9am, I am tired, sore from my workout, and kind of sore from wrestling foals. I decided I wanted a crappy breakfast. Because if I couldn't have sleep. I could have donuts. I had a super large coffee, an apple fritter and a danish. I fell asleep in my first class. Made it through the rest. Felt sick around noon because the only thing I had to eat was sugar and caffeine. Ate some real food. Got tired. Contemplated skipping my afternoon class and spinning. Ended up getting sucked into a convo with an old friend and stayed at school so went to my class. And since my gym bag was in the car. I sucked it up and drug my tired, semi-nausea, complaining a$$ to the gym.
Oh god. It was horrible. Now I don't know if it was because I was still semi-sore from Jeff, because I was tired or because Wednesdays are more intense, but that. class. killed.
Obviously I feel good that I finished. I wanted to quit so bad. My glutes aches. My quads hurt. And I am pretty sure at one point I was crying a little bit (although you would not have known that with all the sweat running down my forehead). Seriously. You know you are too tired/sore/worked out hard when walking to your car from the gym seems like another workout (I walked suuuuper slow) and driving and going up to my apartment seemed like chores that were better not tackled until 7 minutes after sitting in my car.
I drank my water. Ate a fairly healthy dinner. Managed to be under 2000 calories for the day (what what!!) and am off to take an epsom bath and relax in my tub. I am going straight to bed after that. No homework for this girl tonight. No effin way.
I punched right through that wall. THIS girl is taking her victory lap with hands held up up up so high!
Get An Email Alert Each Time SGRAY478 Posts