Monday, August 23, 2010
So I am going to look at this like a tiny snowball rolling down the mountain getting bigger and bigger. :)
Yesterday I started pretty great. I had a nice healthy breakfast full of foods I love after my LR. Then I had a great lunch of pasta w/ meat sauce and salad and a SLIVER (the tiniest angle I could possibly slice) of the leftover grooms cake. I sensible snack.
And then candy for dinner.
Oops. No love for Dana at dinner time -- I didn't eat any real food just candy. On the one hand -- I definitely consciously decided I'm going to eat this INSTEAD of dinner. I didn't do double duty with real food PLUS a candy bonanza. But at the same time -- I don't think 1 candy meal to balance 2 self love meals is REALLLLLLY what I was looking for in terms of balance.
But -- in the theme of self love into success, I'm going to accept my choice as not a super wise one and move on. I could have made a better decision, but at least I didn't eat mindlessly -- I selected a splurge, chose it and didn't go overboard with total calories for the day. I will have no candy meals for the rest of the week that is for sure!!! Striving for a better balance in the week to come.
Took this morning off from running according to plan and will be hitting up the gym. Hubby does volleyball now on Monday nights, so Zumba and Hoop Fitness are calling my name. I think I might ditch Zumba, though for some weights. OR at least leave Zumba early. My body wants strength training PRONTO!! And I'm doing a TRX Class on Wednesday, which I know will be full body, so I want to plan for not being able to do ST Tuesday. Tomorrow will be 3 mile run, Wed 4 I think... then Friday at midnight 4ish, Sat 11:35am ish another 4 ish (I need to look up those leg details again) -- and then Sunday 11 miles. YEP. This weekend will be runtastic.
Also thinking I'll swing by the grocery store tonight after the gym to make sure I'm stocked for my clean eating goals. :)
Sunday, August 22, 2010
So, this past week got a little outta control -- Sis-in law got married Saturday and the week was building up in many food related events at which I sometimes was controlled (nice salad at the BBQ place) sometimes ridiculously out of control (OK how many servings of ice cream did I have at the night before? How much cake the night of? And then there were 2 milkshakes in one week when I NEVER EVER EVER HAVE MILKSHAKES EVER IN LIFE!!)
Now after getting in my 10.3 mile run this morning, I just want to treat my body better. More kindly. My body does not appreciate the unpredictable nonsense of light beautiful meals and massive loads of junk. OK so I think I did choose high quality selections for splurging, just splurged in too large a quantity, too frequently...
This week will be all about clean eating in balance with small (YES SMALL) treats. Not boring, restrictive, punishment. NO NO NO. Whole, healthy, nourishing, delicious, beautiful food that is not full of processed garbage.
There is a mountain of leftover wedding cake. I will probably eat some of it. I'm not going to lie. Also a little bag of candy I got from the wedding. But I will keep those to teeny tiny teeny tiny servings IF I choose to indulge in that -- because that is not clean, but I think it will be unavoidable and I will feel better if I just do a little than not at all. That will feel like punishment. Eating a little will feel like a treat without feeling like a poison to my body like overdoing it does.
I mean I could come here and say I'm not going to eat any. Then maybe I have some and I feel horrible about myself and eat more because who cares I lied to the Sparkisphere. So yeah. Total honesty is what it's about here.
I need to use this week to regain balance.
This week's running plan should help since it's full of shorter runs -- which means I can balance each day with a short run in the morning, some gym time after work (even if it's just a quick weights session) and then time with my DH in the evening. :)
There you have it! My goal and plans for the week!
Random picture from the wedding, I have no idea what I'm doing...
ALSO HOOD TO COAST THIS WEEKEND!!! :D So I will be running around midnight on Friday night and 11:30am ish on Saturday! :D hehe.
Thursday, August 12, 2010
So last week was my 4th week on my new job, so I've been here over 30 days now. So that's nice. HAHA :D Not much else to say about that, but I think I'm doing well with it. It can be stressful at times, the flow of work is sometimes very slow and sometimes frantic. Right now things are pretty well contained, hence - blogging.
So since the last blog:
Friday: 4 hot miles after work!
Saturday: ROWING in the AM - a bit of sweep, then I learned SCULLING which was AWESOME. Then yoga.
Sunday: LR - 9.24 miles - good stuff. Ran into CLOVERR1 for a few minutes right at the end - she was just getting started, so she turned and ran back to herstart/myfinish with me and pushed my pace darnit. haha :D And by darnit I mean YAY.
Tuesday: 5.7 miles (supposed to be 5, oops - almost late to work)
Wednesday: slept in, ran 3 in the HEAT after work (100ish degrees, plus whatever heat index...)
Thursday so far: Up at 5 on time, ran 4 w/ 2 at HMP (which for me is about 11 min mile)
So as you can see, I've been out there working it. Something that's been lacking is my strength training -- Last Thursday I was moving furniture/etc. so I counted that, Saturday I was lifting and carrying boats at the boathouse (Not just my own! Being tall is a valuable asset! haha). But I haven't done any real Strength training since Pilates last Wednesday.
(I'm sure KEAKMAN my Defined Arms competitor is gloating to hear this...)
Tonight I will be heading to the gym w/ my BIL and going to Bellydancing -- which honestly is a KILLER workout for the SHOULDERS. Bellydance stance requires arms out at parallel to the floor pretty much forever. Which reallllly gets a burn going after a while -- add to that shoulder isolations for building an upperbody shimmy and my shoulders are always killing me after class. Hopefully we are able to get there early enough that I can work some other areas of upper body as well.
Food is going ok. I'm still not tracking 100%, but I'm also feeling very in control and conscious of my choices. I do not feel bingey or anything and I'm being mindful of my food. Someday maybe I will get a good groove to track my food post work, but so far I'm feeling better about what I am eating anyway.
Excited for the SYTYCD finale tonight. I'm happy with the final three and don't mind who wins so that's fun.
GROSS OUT LAST NIGHT. I had bought these chicken rollup things and cooked them so they wouldn't go bad. We reheated to eat last night and turns out - HEY RAW CHICKEN INSIDE. So... gross. We had each already taken a bite ( that I think was cooked at least from mine). Part of the outside chicken was thicker than the other side, when I checked done-ness I apparently cut the thinnest part of the chicken. :P BOO! So we had to throw those out and the thing is - the bite we each had tasted SO GOOD. We were both so bummed!!!!
Friday, August 06, 2010
I didn't cook up a batch protein this week, nor batch rice. I HAD been taking a package of noodles + coleslaw mix + protein for my lunch and a piece of fruit. Super filling, great mix of calorie types. Problem? I was using the flavor packet in these noodles which is full of sodium and MSG. But uh, other than that good stuff. :P Well a couple of days I forgot to grab the noodles so I ended up with cabbage and chicken. yayyy.... hahaha. Now I'm out of precooked meat and yesteryday I did a madras lentils package w/ coleslaw mix and it was good, but turned out to be lower in calorie than I planned. Today I thought I grabbed more calories than I did when I was packing this morning. Come to work, log, and find out oops - I have over 1000 calories left for dinner. If I hadn't had so much extra yesterday, my overeating at dinner would have been even WORSE.
Instead I was over 600 cal -- which in the scheme of how many calories I've been burning through exercise is actually not a massive amount, but since I'm only trying to cut .5-1lb a week (3500-7000 cal), that's still a big loss to the deficit. I'm hoping I have enough energy still to run this evening and that I don't overeat tonight due to eating so little during the day comparitively.
Last night I stayed up way too late again -- I came home, planning to hit the gym with BIL and go to bellydancing class, he was up for it, then after I get ready for the gym and come upstairs I find he's gotten a call to help move the SIL&her fiance's stuff. SO! I decided moving would be a good workout and did that instead. We didn't stop until close to 10pm actually because I know pizza got ordered around 10:30.... and I partook of the pizza. Although earlier at 8 I took a break to eat some PB banana and pretzels (YAY!). 3 slices of pizza and a crust later, and also some lemon snap cookies and chocolate covered ginger... (why??? I don't know! I blame sleep deprivation for the sweets part!) I ended up after tracking this morning around 600 cal over. I'm lucky it wasn't more I think.
But I'm determined today not to let the same kind of thing happen to me just because I didn't bring "enough" food to work. I can do this!!! My calorie range is pretty high so it's not like I'm starving today, just eating more someone aiming to lose a lot more in a week or something. And I will get to eat more food later. Just in a more healthy way than last night.
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