Sunday, March 06, 2011
Earlier today, I wrote a blog. It was negative and crabby. No good. I try to put out good, positive energy into the world.. or at the very least.. into Sparkpeople. So, I deleted it. It's gone forever. Good riddance.
But, I did want to blog today in a positive way so here is a video for those that are struggling with your journey right now.
Yup, that's right.
"Don't Stop Believing."
And, for those, like me, that have gone a bit crazy with exercise since joining the journey.
"She's a Maniac."
By the way, I woke up with this last song stuck in my head!
Thursday, March 03, 2011
Apparently this morning I was going to live up to my username of THECRAZYMANGO and be healthy crazy today! I haven't done this in such a LONG time. I forgot how much I love the challenge!
Boy, did I go a bit crazy with the exercise today.
I did 3 miles on the bike for one of my assessment class. We are learning a new test and someone needed to be the person to be tested so I basically I got to "work out" in class.
After class, I decided to work out... and did another 3 miles on the bike in like 15 minutes. Than, I decided to run. I did a mile before I was like "forget this"! I gave up and moved onto some strength training. Since I don't EVER do strength training, I should get a for that! I did some tricep and squat business with kettlebells. Than, I pulled up the Sparkpeople app (which I LOVE when wifi is working because I can try new exercise so easily) and did some medicine ball moves.. and finished with three 20 second planks! Feeling pretty sweaty and pretty good (except for only running one mile).. I went home. A few hours later (after buying a new CUTE swim suit), I found myself in the pool doing some laps and treading!
Than, comes the food part....
I was supposed to go out to eat with a friend at a Mexican restaurant tonight so I was trying to eat light. It ends up we won't be going but rather tomorrow. No big deal.
I did make plans with a different friend to go to Applebee's. Did you know they now have their nutritional values online? So.. not feeling motivated to work on homework, I did something I haven't done in ages! I logged all my calories today. Right on track at 1300 calories. Than, because I know I have worked out more than usually, I looked at my daily differential and it was -1100. In other words, I can eat 1100 calories and should still maintain. I pulled up the nutritional menu... poured over it... looked at what has what calories.. looked at the sodium.. and picked out what I am going to order a hour or so before I am even going to be leaving! Now, that is planning at it's best!!! By the way, I decided on...
Without the shrimp...
It will put me back around 300 calories or so. I can handle that!
So, I am feeling pretty good.. kinda even strong and invincible, hehe!
Last night, I was feeling pretty about getting SUPER close to my goal weight when I should be . I think it was more that I was sad that my weight loss journey is ending... than a went off. It will be SO much easier to train for events like a half marathon if I am already at goal weight. I've heard so many times that it is hard to lose weight and to train for an event... it CAN be done.. but it can be a struggle! Than, I was like... it will be hard to lose weight once my body is used to running and has adjusted.
Than, this morning the said: 167.6. A number I don't remember seeing in my adult life.... EVER! So, it was like GAME ON! I felt like there was MY challenge and it even makes it fun!
How is your weight loss "fun"?
Wednesday, March 02, 2011
I feel so "off" today.
But, I did weigh in today at 170.6.
Maybe that is why I am so off today.
Like I got up late than got pensive.. which probably did not help.. but all day today I seemed to want to snack.. even through I am not hungry.
You know what that means?
I am freaking out about being in 160-ville. And, maybe be one step closer to my goal weight. If I stayed at my goal weight, 160-ville would be my last -ville I would be in.
Than, what do I do?
For the last two years, I have been so focused on the scale, and reaching my weight goal. Now that I am nearly here.. now what? I guess I will have to focus on my Half Marathon training a little more... or even toning a bit more.
Anyhow, I feel like I just needed to say it. I'm nervous, and scared about reaching my BIG weight loss goal.
Tuesday, March 01, 2011
This morning I started my day with a counseling appointment. While there, I said I was content in which she was like, "Yes, you said that last week." But, that's the thing. I really am. This feeling is such a feeling of, "Ahh, this is nice." Sure, things could be going better.. but, boy, they could be going worse. What a nice feeling!
I always feel a bit anxious after my counseling meetings. It probably is because she challenges my thoughts. So, after my class I decided to . When I first got up this morning, I wasn't going to run. I slept hard last night and thought maybe I should just relax today. Anyhow, the was amazing. I did 2 miles in 30 minutes. I feel that was pretty darn good for the first week of working out again. I was pretty happy about it. I even got my pace up around 12:00 for a minute or so. On the TM, I have noticed that I run at a pace under 14:00 which I, also, feel pretty good about.
Than, I was going to study before a quiz I had to do... but I realized I was raving hungry. Did you know you need carbs to think? So, I decided to go home.. and eat. You would think I was eating cheesecake or something by all the sounds I was making! I had cantaloupe for dessert.. YUM!
The endorphin high killer was my quiz I took. That class stresses me out more than any other class I have. Maybe it is the fact that the professor blew off our meeting when I wanted to discuss my grade. So unprofessional! I really need to let that go. Or maybe it was the fact that everyone is like.. Oh, it will be so easy. Anyhow, I got it done. I don't think I did great... but it is done and behind me.
Than, off to catch up on emails... maybe eventually clean my car... (it is beautiful out) and than off to work!
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