Saturday, April 18, 2009
I had FUN. I had a tiny little bit of Funnel cake, the doughnut in my tracker was actually a "pistolette" really not sure how to track it, but it was fried dough with some kind of crawfish paste inside? I only ate half of one, but I figured overestimation was better than under. I also am not sure I got a lb of crawfish to start with, but I'm gonna go with that. A lot of work for a little meat but it was DELICIOUS.
The best find of the day was this woman who made AMAZING homemade jams and jellies. She let us taste some on crackers which is where that part on my tracker comes in -- we got the Pear Honey. SO GOOD. After I had my bit of funnel cake I was full so I popped in that gum. I got offered powder sugar, more jam tasting, and what all else afterward and said no. I also said no to a cookie BEFORE all that happened. (But I did take a small bite of my hubby's that I forgot to add to the tracker, will go do that now...)
But overall - PROUD of my restraint, PROUD of my recognizing my fullness, and PROUD of implementing the gum method!
I'm also very proud of my fitness accomplishment today, ran a little over 4 miles! :D The longest run to date this year. I took a brief stretch break at the halfway point because my left hammie was feeling funky, but the rest of it was SMOOTH SAILING and all felt good and wonderful.
It was actually lightly raining when I headed out, but I was like, this little drizzle won't stop me!! LET'S GO! :) It stopped when I was about halfway through. I subtracted about 5 min total from my running time because I started my watch while still walking in the parking lot across and down the street a bit from where I started running, plus the stretching break -- it MIGHT have been a tiny bit more or less than that, but the average I got from that calculation was just under an 11min mile which I'm very happy with for that distance and everything. This definitely made me feel more confident about my upcoming 8K in San Diego.
THE TRIP IS SO SOON. :D EXCITED!
OH and the mechanical bull cost money that I did NOT want to spend, plus it was set up basically on a concrete lot with verrrry little padding. So spending money to potentially get thrown and jack up my body that I plan to run all over the place in San Diego soon??? NOT HAPPENING. I was expecting like... piles of hay or something at least. But it was like a small airfilled mat. My DH was like, I'd rather you not... especially at that price. Apparently in previous years the mechanical bull at this event was free. I was still kinda torn.... but decided against it. ONE DAY I WILL RIDE A MECHANICAL BULL. Now that I've gotten the idea in my head, it's my mission.
WELL! Off to spend the rest of my evening relaxing at home. :)
Saturday, April 18, 2009
I kinda wanna practice so I can get better. Now that I'm a goal making machine, being bad at something just makes me want to take it on as a challenge and kick it in the butt.
But to give you an idea -- I was in last place. First place was like 2200pts. Then there were some folk in the 1000's, 750,700,500... oh and then me... with FIFTY POINTS. I kinda half believe my equipment may have been malfunctioning?? Um, but anyway. Not good. :) BUT! I did have fun.
I am however disappointed in myself because... there was free food. And I overindulged. Why I'm disappointed? NOT because I ate the food, but because I again ate after I was full and to the point that it hurt. I have GOT to find a way to push that OFF button when I'm out eating and I'm feeling bored and just KEEP GOING. *frustration OVER*
That aside I'm not letting it derail me or get me down -- I've got a run planned after work today and I'm going to go longer than I initially planned. I also have a plan to help me conquer today at the crawfish boil (which WAS supposed to be my splurge meal, but... yeah). I'm declaring last night my splurge, I'm NOT GOING TO TRACK IT (as suggested by many at my last freakout), and I'm going to be very mindful of my eating today. There will be funnel cake today - NOT GETTING ONE. I'm allowing myself a bite of my hubby's and that's it. (Sorry hubby, gotta help em out!) I'm also going to make SURE I have my GUM on me and when I'm full, a piece of gum is GOING IN MY MOUTH to STOP the mindless eating.
SO! I think this plan will really help make me feel on track and it will be another test run of the "gum-to-stop-mindless-eating-when-eating-o
ut" plan. I did this once before and it worked, but for some reason I forgot about it. And last night I wasn't even expecting food, so I was definitely not prepared for that. Sometimes I think the mental preparation is one of the most important parts for me in resisting temptation. If I didn't know I was going to be presented with the opportunity to eat XYZ, then I like have some kind of malfunction and go back to the old me that would say, "OOH FREE FOOD, BETTER take FULL advantage of this!!!" "OOOH I didn't know I'd get to EAT THAT!!!"" *nomnomnom* ???? This is weird. But anyway.
In the ongoing quest to understand the triggers behind my eating behaviors I'm still going to look at these things, even though I DO feel confident in my abilities to maintain a fit and healthy lifestyle overall, I still feel that if I can understand these things better it will make that effort a little easier.
:) So don't worry friends, this is not a freakout, just a full disclosure of how I went off plan, but have changed my plan to MAKE IT WORK, and all is well.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
WOOHOO! Today is so much better!!!!
For one thing, it's reallly gorgeous outside. I did my run outdoors. Didn't really push it, but didn't hold back TOO much either, finished around an 11min mile. It was pretty.
THEN it was time for the MTC WORKOUT OF DOOM again -- repeat from Monday night. Well -- it was better than Monday night! :D At first I was getting kinda stressed and overwhelmed while going through the workout, but then I just took a deep breath and concentrated on completing one thing at a time. I didn't have to take breaks during surrenders like I did on Monday either! :) WOOHOO! There were much less breaks overall, although I did still take a couple. My quads right over my knees are so sore.
Best part of today's workout? Well ok -- two things. I did all my "knee tuck jumps" out in public instead of going down a hallway to jump in secret. I am so... ashamed of my pitiful jumping ability. HAHAHA But I just GOT OVER IT today. BAM. Yes, I am jumping like a maniac in the middle of the ST floor and no I can't jump very high but dangit I'm rockin it the best I can.
And next -- watching myself do certain moves in the mirror and realizing my body looks pretty rockin. Who cares what the scale says??? Who cares if I have loose skin in awkward places that no one can see???? Look at those muscles in my legs when I'm doing my chair sit against the wall! And in my arms when I'm doing rope tricep press downs or shoulder presses or whatever all else. WOOT. No I don't have some fitness model body, but hey my butt is looking pretty good today. :) I was filled with some self-love and more confidence that I've built some muscle lately while doing this MTC which is really what the point of this torture is about, aside from the mental toughness.
OH also I forgot to mention that although my leg is not moving as amazingly as it should be during scorpion pushups -- I'm doing those from a full on position and not from the knees now. WOOT. My plyos were from the knee, but dangit they were explosive and I got my claps in.
Anyway I could go on reminiscing about the details, but at times today I was like DONE, last time I have to do THAT for a while. HAHAHA. And I'm proud of completing it. I was worried about how it would go doing that tough workout after a run but I made it. :)
And now I need to go eat my snack. Tummy is a rumbling.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
TOM came roaring in full force today, along with the constant morning munchies. Now, if I eat all my planned snacks, I'm left with a smaller than usual calorie allotment for dinner and I'm not even working out today!! But anyway -- it's still very a very doable range thanks to my super hardcore workouts planned for the week. *phwew*
I just made a quick trip to the local health food store to just pick up what would tide us over till next week and restock ingredients for the homemade snack mix pretty much. I am not enjoying being a girl today. :P
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