Monday, March 14, 2011
I MADE HOOPS. :)
I sent the information for the class to the Health and Wellness Coordinator at work and may be able to start as soon as tomorrow - we shall see! I'm excited.
Using the physics diet- yesterday was my splurge meal last night, this morning weight is up, but I fully expect it to head back down this week and I want to make that average go DOWNDOWNDOWN!
That is really all for now. Fun weekend, lots of stuff happened.
Finally got a yoga mat and a thicker mat for doing pilates type stuff on so my tailbone doesn't hurt.
Friday, March 11, 2011
I almost let the scale rob me of the positivity I've felt this entire week, but I CHECKED MYSELF before I WRECKED MYSELF.
Ok not really, I had a little mini whine fest this morning and then I got over it, and now I'm not letting it get me down.
The silliest things this morning - first the scale (lots of numbers, I'm going with 186 and thinking maybe I need a new scale cause it's been more and more inconsistent lately within the same calibration and whatnot), and then I went upstairs looking forward to a breakfast of some artisanal sourdough w/ freshly ground dark chocolate peanut butter.... to find my DH eating the last pieces of it. :(
Ok then I got over myself a bit, got a good hug from the DH, and headed to work and decided to FINALLY look at this site some good new sparkfriends had suggested - PhyicsDiet.com
I entered every weigh-in and date I could remember, and then reviewed my trend chart....
Well lookie there! I AM trending downward. I just need to keep going!
TOM is next week, so I think there are some emotional reactions that were going on this morning that weren't completely UNhormonal if you get what I'm saying, and it's possible the scale is being affected by that situation as well... but we shall see.
PhysicsDiet site actually accepts a daily weighin to make the best use of that information, so I'm going to start really entering it daily to see what is going on over time.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
I have started a NEW blog!
I love my sparkPeople blog, I will always keep blogging here - but this one will be different. I intend for it to be a bit more... professional? Whereas this is where my brain spills out. HAHAHA :) We'll see how the other one goes. That is my intention with it. I wanna be one of those cool blogger chicks. So please check out my new location.
As for the day to day ramble, I tweaked my right trap doing some crazy twisting yoga yesterday during lunch - DOH! - but not too bad, it feels almost 100% normal today, but at the moment it was hurting yesterday and got better throughout thed ay. Anyway - I did my aquajogging yesterday, a good ladder workout for 37 minutes, then band (which was great!), and then home to cook some awesome pork chops + veggies + make rice+ some sausages for today's lunch.
Well I forgot my lunch this morning, so I went to subway. HAHA. I got a footlong VEGGIE DELIGHT. No anything except veggies. I put a bit of hummus on it when I got it back to work (what was left in my little hummus container, which wasn't much) and it was DELICIOUS. I bought some apple slices and yogurt for 2nd break, so I don't pass out during zumba later. At least I have lunch all ready for tomorrow!
After dinner and while waiting for the last 5 minutes on my rice to cook, I did a mini intense core session. Back to back sets of crunches+plank+crunches+plank. Mini plank. From the knees. But also from the forearms, so a more difficult angle to hold.... but I didn't want to involve my achilles or my shoulder as much due to the earlier tweaking. My abs were on FIRE after that.
So I'm feeling really positive and on track right now, I did go a bit over on my calories total yesterday, but I felt very satisfied with all of my choices, including the chocolate I ate. It was very good chocolate!
Today and tomorrow are lighter days for me - in that I'm not doing 2 major things in a day. (Monday - aquajogging+knitting circle, Tuesday - Zumba + aquajogging, Wed - aquajogging + big band) - Thursday is just Zumba. And some lower body ST. Friday is just aquajogging, and some upper body ST (which I may try to knock out at work again, during the day this time).
Other cool news, I've been given the go-ahead from our Health & Wellness committee at work to add a beginner hula hooping class to our offerings. I'm heading out with a friend of mine this weekend to try to find some supplies for making our own hoops, and then I intend to make extras to have available at class. I'm basically copying my hula hoop teacher, only I'm not getting paid for it so I figure the plagiarism is probably less bad because I'm not profiting from it. Basically how I feel about my Zumba class - I'm calling it Zumba, but I'm not certified.... but I'm not getting paid. HAHHAHA. You know? I fully intend to obtain more training and become certified in Zumba if I'm ever going to actually teach a Zumba class and get paid for it, just like I want to have the proper training and certification before I have personal training clients.
Wednesday, March 09, 2011
No I wasn't violating any pool laws, not even with my MP3 player balanced on my head.
But did you know that the indoor pool closes when it's lightning outside? What's up with that? I was very disgruntled because I was only 5 min past my 5 min warmup. My poor HRM read 11 min for the workout, 93 calories. Good thing for me I also taught zumba - for a ROCKIN AMAZING 534 calories in 34 min. My HR average was 179 and max 192 for that class! And smiling almost the whole time. Love Zumba! :)
Prior to zumba I did some upper body stuff w/ my kettlebell at my desk - tri extensions, shoulder presses, concentration curls. KB is onle 10lbs, but I usually do tri extensions w/ a 20lber with both hands together, and the instability made it a bit of an extra challenge. Shoulder presses were too easy, but concentration curls were actually pretty good with it, I'm assuming because the bicep was really isolated so it did not have any helper muscles assisting.
Then I moved over to the other builing where zumba class is held and headed to the empty break room. After last week I had some achilles/PF feelings of unhappiness after my lower body bonanza - Thursday I tried walking lunges instead and did more of the split squats - so today I toned that down. Static Lunges ONLY prior to zumba - 1 set squats w/ a 3 count down 1 count up pattern, 1 set same w/ sumo squats and 1 period of a held sumo squat w/ heel taps DURING zumba so I didn't want to totally overdo it like maybe I did last week - and I also did some wall pushups to try to get at my chest a little bit.
Zumba was killer - during the last song one of my students was like, IS THIS THE LAST SONG!?! And I was like - yeah I think so... hahaha and it was. After cooldown I looked at my watch and only 30min had passed. I was like - guys that was only just 30min! :) They did great. I stopped my HRM after my heartrate had really gotten down to the 120's at least - hence the extra 4 min. :P I wasn't holding still during that time - turning off stuff in the room, walking to my car, etc., but still.
Also hit the grocery store last night - very pleased with my shopping for the week! :) I think it's gonna be a good one. I've tracked everything I plan to eat for the day and have a little wiggle room if necessary as well, so that's good. Sliced up some bell peppers this morning for a nice hummus snack later, too.
Today the scale gave me a few different numbers again, none as low as the new low I saw Saturday morning, but I think I might get to see that number or lower again by Friday. The trend is moving DOWN overall and that is what I need to concern myself with - especially since I ate dinner late and we had BLT's so some good sodium content there, and I didn't get as much sleep. Tonight will be the same because of band probably, but tomorrow I should get a good amount of sleep before Friday's weighin - AND I have planned my dinners so I will have a nice lower sodium dinner tonight and tomorrow.
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