Monday, June 01, 2009
Just wanted to :P to the Social Food Situations that come up.
I had one today and I totally caved to it -- I could have not partaken at all, but I did. I AM however, proud of how I partook in it and kept my portion sizes very small and did not overeat. WOOT.
But yeah one of my bosses' last day is tomorrow because he's being deployed AGAIN. (When I first started this job he was away and came back a few months after I started... I've worked here about 3 years.) So we planned a little going away thingie for him -- I volunteered to bring the FRUIT! :) But there was also lasagna, salad, hawaiian sweet rolls (a favorite of mine) and CAKE. But my piece of cake was nice and tiny thanks to the pre-cutting skills of the lady who brought it. YAY. :) I'm totally guessing on the lasagna -- I don't really understand how the tracker had it so I just went with some of both and I'm hoping it's close to accurate.
This morning was -- ROWING ON THE WATER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(aww there's no rowing emoticon! :( wahwah)
So we got to help put the launch into the water (the boat w/ the motor that the coach sits in), then move our actual boats out and down to the dock -- there is of course, a special way that this is done. Then we looked at the boats again briefly, our coach showed us how to get in. We put our oars in and then GOT IN THE BOATS. WOOOOHOOO!!!!!!
Most of our time spent in the water was kind of drifting, practicing "setting" the boat -- gaining balance in the water by the position of our oars while not rowing. We practiced a BIT of upper body only rowing. So I did actually get to set my oar in the water and push some water! hahaha :D But not very much.
This morning our post meetup email said that she'd be sending out another email soon with adjusted lineups -- I hope this means that some of us newbies were so ROCKIN she wants to put us together in a boat so we can get moving faster. And if that's true I hope I'm one of the rockin ones. HAHAHA.
Well -- I gotta look up some recipes and figure out what delicious meal will work for my remaining ranges tonight, and now here are the promised additional photos from the balloon race. :)
This balloon was the "hare" for the race -- it took off first. :)
The group that hosted this event is a private, not-for-profit organization that's mission statement is "to provide people with developmental disabilities the assistance and support necessary to enable them to live valued lives in the community."
This balloon was cool because of those quilted little poofy ships on the side. :) hehe
There were over 30 balloons participating in the race -- it was REALLY cool... and in the bottom of that last picture you can kinda see the biggest baddest balloon of them all.
So you may have noticed my bunny ears in that other picture -- that's because the ENERGIZER BUNNY balloon was there and their crew were handing out bunny ears, which I had to get of course. ;) hahaha.
(My DH loved taking that picture -- hahahaha)
You can see this was the last balloon to take off and by quite a bit, too. :) haha. But it was cool enough that it didn't matter.
I guess that's it for now. :)
OH!!!!! My brother got his mission call and he's going to the Colorado Denver North mission, which apparently includes part of Wyoming and Nebraska as well. In my church (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints) the young men typically will serve a 2 year mission starting when they are 19. The ladies sometimes serve missions as well, although that is less typical, but if they leave they go when they are 21. WELL!!! My oldest little brother just returned from his mission - the Canada Calgary mission. My sister is currently in the Mongolia Ulaanbaatar mission (JUST sent her a package), and now my brother is going to Colorado. The funny thing is that my brother reports to the Missionary Training Center on 7/29 and my sister is returning on 8/17 -- they will JUST miss each other. aww. :) I CAN'T WAIT FOR MY SISTER TO COME HOME!!!!!
OH! AND THERE'S MORE I forgot to write about -- I did the JM No More Trouble Zones DVD today for the first time in AGES. I realllly need to get back on the ST ball. With the whole rowing thing going on I got thrown off and I didn't do any last week. :P (Except lifting boxes and stuff moving on Saturday.)
Monday - NO MORE TROUBLE ZONES.
Wed - Pilates
Fri - another JM video.
I definitely want to do the NMTZ video once a week at least -- it is a tough push and I think it really covers EVERYTHING. I also want to make sure I don't stop doing pilates, and get another full body workout in once a week.
So full plan after Rowing Camp will look like this:
Tue: Rowing+Tempo run
Wed: Easy Run+Pilates
Thu: Rowing+Speed work
Fri: Other JM Video
Sat: Easy Run
Sun: Long Run
Saturday, May 30, 2009
We had SUCH a blast. I took a million pictures. It was soooooooooo gorgeous.
I will share more pictures later probably. Right now I'm HUNGRY.
We just got back from helping my DH's mentoring professor move out of their old lab. And I haven't eaten since like... 11:30... and it's 5:30 now so FOOD TIME. :)
Thursday, May 28, 2009
I'm still a LITTLE tired, I think that's to be expected after a couple days with not enough sleep and still a wonky schedule, but hopefully I can recover soon and move on. I definitely feel MUCH better than yesterday.
So... my food has been so weird. It's challenging to a), get enough protein, b) not eat too much of something else, and c) spread those lower calories throughout the whole long day so I don't go insane.
Here's what today is looking like:
6:45ish - post rowing club, prior to run - BANANA!
7:30-8ish - After run and shower - Archer Farms Multigrain Ceral (10g protein), a little over half a scoop of protein powder and a cup of light vanilla soymilk - (30g protein total)
***NAP from about 8:45-11:30***
12ish - Popcorn and a hard boiled egg - 10g protein
***at work now***
3PM - Archer Farms Lowfat Probiotic Yogurt - 5g protein (I found a better yogurt, but I gotta use this kind up first!)
5PM-6PM - LUNCH!!! A salad w/ Salmon and Feta and a Ginger Dressing, more yogurt, my snack mix, and cottage cheese w/ blueberries - 47g protein
8PM - Can of Tuna on Wasa Rye Crackers w/ Mustard on top - 26g protein
Somewhere around 11PM ish - DINNER!!! Buffalo Burger w/ Cheese and a side of Green Giant Immunity Boost Veggies - 30g protein.
That all totals to: 1939 cal/ 222carbs / 60g fat / 150g protein
I have remaining: 71cal / 4carbs / OVER 4g fat / 1g protein
So -- pretty good balance!!!!!! Not too far over on fats, and I came in at 60g yesterday, too. :P I arbitrarily set a Saturated Fats goal of under 25g because I knew that with an increased fat ratio I needed to pay attention to this number, but now that I look a few places I'm seeing anywhere from 7-10% recommendation for Sats which is obviously lower than 25%. THAT SAID -- today's cals were at 1939 and Saturated Fats were at 19. But I'm going to change the actual GOALS in my settings to make sure that I can be more watchful of that.
My sodium has skyrocketed lately too -- I know yesterday is due to all the cheese, lunchmeat, and canned soup. :P Today is a much better 2801mg (down from the frightening 4613 yesterday and 4376 the day before!) -- but I can still try to keep an eye on that as well.
But I definitely have to plan MUCH more carefully at this point to be within the narrower than Sparks Ranges, and to adjust my eating to the new percentages. I'm hoping when I've been at it for a while it'll be a bit easier, but I'm proud of the success I've had so far in getting in that protein! WOOT!
So this morning was Rowing Club Day 3 -- I want to be so much better than I am right now.
There's the split times -- how fast it takes to go 500m. Well, I was mostly focusing on form and trying to distribute the power smoothly and evenly from my legs to my back to my arms -- my back seems to be the weak link sometimes and I get a little dip during that portion of the stroke on the wave style display. ANYWAY! But then at the end she had us all try an exercise she used to help SARAHISKIDA to develop her power in her stroke.
She went around the backside of the erg and held the handle so that we were pusing with our legs until our rears came of the seat with our arms straight so we could feel the tension of the pull in our shoulders. She then encouraged us to look for that feeling when driving in our legs. I think I had the concept down, but after doing the exercise with each person she pushed us individually to lower our split times. Well, the DUDE next to me went before me and got down to 1:40 something, after starting over 2min... well dangit I wanted to get as close as I could so I pushed it until I at least got below a 2min split. YAR!!! Then this other lady -- kinda short, not a thin athletic looking body -- she went and her splits were down to 1:45 ish I think. Her little power arcs looked perfectly curved and high and I was like DANNNNNNNNNG. I gotta WORK! HAHAHA :D
But I like that feeling. That little sparked competitiveness. Although we're all going to be rowing together, wouldn't it be perfect if we all get our power up to the same level and are able to really book it??? :D
Tomorrow is the swim test and then next week it's ON THE WATER! BOAT TIME!
After rowing camp, I did a 2 mile run. I was sooooo bargaining with myself to get it done because I was tired.
I ate my banana and during Rowing Camp I talked myself into going to a particular running area - the park with the 1 mile loops. I figured mentally it'd be easier for me to consider doing 2 of those instead of one longer loop or running around a shorter place where I had to see the same thing a million times. HAHAHA.
Then about halfway through my run I saw the swingsets... and I was like, MAN. I haven't been on a swingset in AGES!! So sad that I don't want to stop to get on because then I'll be interrupting this run that I need to get done. Then I said to myself -- WELL WHY THE HECK NOT??? And I told myself that when I got to this part on my run on the second loop I'd almost be done and I could take a swinging break. :)
So I checked my time so I could subtract out my swinging (haha), and took a 2 min swinging break. SO FUN!!!!!!!!!!!! I remember being on swings before and having the seat AND the beginning of the chains digging into my legs. It was uncomfortable to say the least. Today I just felt like a kid again and I still had my music going (yay running to The Dirtbombs - Ultraglide in Black) and just WENT FOR IT. Actually using my body to drive myself higher and it was sooooooo fun. :)
Then I got off and finished the last little bit of my run with a big smile on my face.
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