Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Soooo tonight is a NON LATE NIGHT YAY - hooping&zumba very soon, and then straight home.
We've been having awkward living arrangements due to some work being done in the house and as of last night we're back in our room! YAY! In our bed! YAY! With (almost) all our stuff back there! YAY! hahaha. So that is nice.
I'm tracking right now again, trying to really stay on track - I need the food tracking I think.
Yesterday I stayed home from work to help with the moving our stuff around, but I still headed to the park to meet the running group for C25K and had a lovely run, including a SPRINT TO THE FINISH! I noticed those ahead of me had a much faster turnover - do you know how HARD IT IS to make all the legs of this 6'2" frame turn over fast??? hahahaha my stride got nice and open, but my legs just weren't pumping as fast as I would've liked. Still it was overall a good run AND I headed to the other end of the park as planned and did a little ST w/ my freestyle trainer straps. WOOT!
I am feeling the burn today - wasn't quite really a big full body workout, but I had somewhere to be afterward (which usually isn't the case on Mondays) so I kept it to some upper body exercises and one set of single leg reverse lunge squat thingies. Well I definitely am feeling it un the upper body areas I worked, and my butt, and from the painting I did last weekend in the house my inner thighs got SUPER sore and my hip flexors somehow are sore a touch, maybe from the sprinting yesterday, in any case- loving it.
Can't wait to hit the weights Thursday night. :)
Friday, April 15, 2011
... twice this week.
Good for me I didn't double up calories by ALSO eating my normal healthy dinner - do I get points for that?
My other food has been pretty on point but I have really let the shark week voices and stress talk me into some poor quality food at times this week. Just tracked last night and looks like I was about 100 calories over range.
I was also about 100 over the day before. I think Tuesday I didn't track, but also ate dessert for dinner instead of real food.
I still haven't incorporated Strength Training into my routine. I'm trying to think of a foolproof plan that will let me do full body at once and I'm thinking maybe just 2x a week full body ST? Monday and Thursday?
Thursday can be at the gym between work stuff and Gospel Group. I've been trying going home between and it was nice one week but this week I ended up staying home. Probably good for me, it was a good emotional recharge to spend some fun hang out time with DH. I was thinking to try to make sure I'm not adding extra time EVERY day of the week - so like Tuesday I get to go home earlier (home around 7) and also Friday get home a little earlier (same) then I maybe will feel more motivated about the days that I'm out doing things more, longer. If I wasn't out so late with band two nights a week, I'd consider doing ST in the morning, cardio after work - but I think it's unrealistic for me to plan waking up earlier. I don't think I would do it.
So! Monday after running, ST in the park w/ my Freestyle Trainer Straps.
Thursday after Zumba, ST at the gym w/ weights and whatnot.
I think accomplishing the goal of regular strength training will REALLY give me a boost. I was discussing with a co-worker yesterday how AWESOME Making the Cut is and I was thinking longingly of those workouts, believe it or not. HAHAHA. How they hurt so bad, but felt so good... I miss that I used to push myself that hard in the ST arena. New Rules of Lifting for Women, for example.
I also love how great I felt on Saturday after aquajogging and then yoga - I will definitely be continuing that! Probably eventually transitioning to road running, but we'll see.
Thursday, April 14, 2011
I've been waiting for this trophy for a long time - 40,000 sparkpoints reached today. :) WOOHOO!
It's finally the gorgeous SILVER trophy. Of course, now I have more to reach for - the gold and then whatever those montage trophies are at the top.
Running was sooooooo great yesterday for me - my poor C25K'ers are some getting injured or having a hard time keeping up with the program (I don't think they're doing 3 workouts a week all of them so I dunno if I should keep moving forward with what workout I'm leading), but some are doing well so I don't want to lag behind either - it's a dilemma, but I'm trying to do my best to enjourage those with pain not to push to hard and to rest and recover any injuries before starting to run again, and to pick back up slowly.
Tonight I've got hooping, zumba, and then Gospel Band Group thingie. New choreo tonight for a couple of songs maybe - I might just do one of them, not sure yet - I might want to save the other new one for a rainy day. :) I CAN'T WAIT FOR THE WEEKEND!
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Monday I started out great on track, Tuesday also -but then my group went out to lunch to a Chinese Food Buffet.
I got some good stuff - sushi, and I made my order at the grill a plate FULL of veggies, and some meat, spicy sauce, and voila - delicious and super filling. I did also do one chinese donut, and 3 of those little sesame balls w/ red bean paste inside. and some fruit. But overall for a Chinese Food Buffet experience, I think I picked the best most top quality food and a tiny bit of splurge w/ the dessert type foods.
Then I was super full and didn't eat anything until later in the evening when I finally got hungry, my MIL had leftover lemon meringue pie and I had that and a scoop of ice cream for dinner. At least I didn't eat that AND regular food for additional calories - but it wasn't top quality choices.
Today will be on point! I have groceries.
Life is stressful right now - there are construction type things going on at home in the room we live in - so all our stuff is moved other places except the clothes hanging in my closet, and there is no bed in the rooms where our things are now. I'm sleeping on a bed in a random room and DH was taking a couch. Also personal family drama stress that does not need to be described in detail, but it's wearing on me. I can't wait for things to be a bit more normal.
I did have a good weekend for the most part - I DID go aquajog on Saturday morning and then go to Holley's yoga - SO AWESOME AS PER USUAL. That makes for the best day.
Monday night was C25K again and most people didn't go because of a threatening storm - but me and one of my running buddies from the group, Kim, went and it was GREAT! :) Awesome pre-storm weather, very few actual raindrops, and Kim is pretty naturally speedy so we got to go a little faster at times than we usually go with the entire group.
Yesterday's hula hoop and zumba were cancelled to go home and help out with the construction concerns and all that, but hula hoop will happen today at lunch and then running again after work. :)
OH and I just realized I haven't blogged since the run Friday night -
10 min straight running.
YAY! :D I'm continuing to wear the strassburg sock, roll out my foot when needed, stretch every time, etc. - but hopefully I'm in re-injury prevention mode now.
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