Tuesday, April 06, 2010
HAHA I guess you can probably tell from the title I didn't eat SO clean.
My best days? April 1st was only 14.91% processed and today so far is 9.32%. Over the past week I've had a cumulative total of about 33.17% processed foods. Still a good majority of whole foods, but I think I can do a bit better than that....
And a total of 12.08% from JUNK -- granted, I did count tortilla chips, and food should taste good chips as junk... and these amazing sweet olive oil tortas... but yeah. I can improve that percentage as well, but really not too bad.
I'd prefer to be more like 20% on processed and 10% on junk I think, but maybe just getting these numbers UNDER the next 10 is a good idea - below 30% for processed foods and below 10% on junk. My biggest junk days were Friday and Saturday.... I actually had 4/7 days below 10% on junk and one day with NO junk at all (also so far today no junk but I suspect I plan to have a small treat this evening calories allowing). The days over were 11.46%, 24.58% and 33.81% - and the 0% junk day followed the 33.81% day - I bet that is NO coincidence. My body was like ENOUGH!
Anyway -- pretty nifty. :)
So today I got up, went rowing, went and lifted weights, and then ran for 2.8miles - all in a days work... no really Tuesdays are my killer day. It makes me feel so empowered to be able to complete a set of workouts like that! WOOT! My run was "slow" although I didn't aim for AS low as I did on Saturday -- my goal today was just to try to stay within the preset range on my HRM - and my average was only 2bpm higher than that (at 167 when my range ends at 165) so I was pretty pleased with that. Also my pace was around 2min per mile faster than Saturday, no walking, and only 4bpm higher average HR than Saturday's run. Granted it was a lot shorter, but still. Today's run helped me feel more confident about continuing to take my "easy" runs at an easier pace as I can manage.
It was really tough when people were passing me. I wanted to yell out - HEY! I'm busy trying to run as slow as possible! I swear I can run faster! hahahaha. I DID take the opportunity after my route was completed, to SPRINT downhill and a flat area to the entrance of the gym just for the fun of it. :) and it WAS fun.
I upped some weights on my routine today, and did my front squat/push presses in the general ST floor, not the powerlifting room (it was full) which means where EVERYONE can see me. Also without a squat rack, but I made due with some incline bench type barbell station... *shrug*
Also rowing was good.
OK - sooooooooo I've got plans in the works to get my VO2 max tested on Friday.
Preetttttyyyy excited and also nervous. HAHAHA Apparently we're doing it on a bike, which is good cause I'm awful on a treadmill anyway... but it's been a while since I've been on a bike, too. Either way. WOOHOO testing.
I think that really covers everything for now....
Hope everyone is having a SPARKY day!
Monday, April 05, 2010
More about the title later...
So Sunday I ran 2 hrs, did our taxes (not submitted yet but I did the figuring) and then went for a 1hr rowing practice with my racing boat. WOOT. That was fun! :)
My food was a little... not super clean yesterday, but not bad either. I stayed within range, got enough protein, all that jazz.
Today's been ok - I got caught on the run this morning and ended up with almost no protein in my breakfast which is unusual, and I'm trending low for the day, but I did manage to get my grocery shopping done and I have a happily stocked kitchen! :D HURRAH!
By request of the hubby I bought some clearance Easter candy, but I'm feeling strong and powerful and I have a team to help to the finish and I'm tracking all my food so I feel ok having that stuff in the house right now. :) I will NOT let these words come back to bite me in the butt either! :D
Tomorrow morning is rowing - then NROL4W, then a run. Then submitting taxes. YEP GET IT DONE.
OK so the title -- I just registered for my first ever half marathon!!!!!! :D
The Locomotive Half and 5K in Kennesaw, GA! :)
I'm very excited... the medal is shaped like a train and it benefits Cystic Fibrosis.
September 19th! :D WOOT!
Saturday, April 03, 2010
So.... I did pretty good! :D
According to what I guessed in my nutrition tracker, I was within my ranges even! I had about 2 servings of tortilla chips - one early on, one soon before we left - some of a dip LAFTERSFREE made that I have no idea how to track so I just entered a serving of a 7 layer dip... and I had a small piece of a carrot cake -- it didn't have much frosting on it and it was good! :) Not too sweet, very very light feeling texture in the cake as well. And I ate an orange.
And that's it! :D Not a nutritionally balanced meal or anything, but given the situation I'm very proud of my self-control. If I mis-estimated some things I have actually about 160 cals of cushion right now in my ranges and if I went over, I'm confident it couldn't have been by TOO crazy much because I really felt like I wasn't eating too much food. Ya know?
Annnnd I didn't get much sleep. *zzzz* only 3.5hrs of work to go!
Friday, April 02, 2010
Nothing very exciting to report today since it's a rest day.
I have to say -- the weather is gorgeous today and it's supposed to storm tomorrow. BOO! haha. But I'm working in the morning when it's storming anyway, I hope to be able to do a run in the evening -- should be in the mid to low 70's at that time of day. WOOHOO!
So... JUST SO YOU KNOW. Activia is full of a bunch of stupid ingredients. Soooo not necessary. I stopped eating it back when I decided not to eat fake sugar cause I was eating Activia Light. I started buying the large containers of plain yogurt and adding fruit and I was IN LOVE. Then my DH wanted yogurt so I bought him Activia (no fake sugar just the regular kind) so that he could grab some without dealing with my plain yogurt. And then he wasn't really eating it and I was being lazy and started grabbing it for convenience.
But no more! :) I can do better for myself than that. So less than 5 ingredients I had some cottage cheese + pineapple for my snack instead today. I'll buy some more big yogurt next shopping trip, and YAY strawberries are in season here so probably some of those to go with it.
So today's processed foods so far: 190 cal of Kashi GOLean Crisp Berry Crumble, and 190 calories of Thai Kitchen Bangkok Curry Rice Noodles.
FYI: I dressed up the rice noodles w/ broccoli slaw, black beans, and chicken. :) Sound familiar? Yeah but it tastes sooooo different with the Bangkok Curry flavorings. :) YUM!
The only thing I'm thinking about right now is.... KARAOKE PARTY TONIGHT!
Yeah -- it's LAFTERSFREE's birthday and we're singing the night away... so...................... I'm not sure what food's going to be there but given the host - he usually tends to supply some fruits and veggies actually. So I'm hoping to have some good options, but I will have my gum and water handy as well.
Tomorrow is work, rowing meeting, trying to do our taxes... run in the evening... busy day.
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