Friday, May 13, 2011
Just tracked some Olive Garden for lunch - my work is bringing it in to reward us for some good performance. :) WOOT! I'm skipping their salad and going to make my own since I have salad stuff in the fridge here - yay! But I did make room for a breadstick.
Chicken and Dumplings turned out great last night - DH was like - "This is so good! This is like - make it for other people when they come over GOOD"
I had a GREAT time Zumba-ing last night - I need to get some new songs again, though, I think. I'd love to be able to do that this weekend to be ready for next week at the earlier time all week. WOOT! But this weekend is also hoop making and a birthday celebration and running the 5K course and all that good stuff. So we'll see.
Tonight - POWER YOGA. I am so scared and excited. hahahaha. I went to this class once when we first got this gym membership and it was tough and awesome - and the instructor is my favorite, Holley - so we'll see how it goes! :)
Thursday, May 12, 2011
I think it's the food tracking... or that I'm eating some things similar to what I used to eat? I dunno. But I'm feeling that old SPARK today.
In spite of the fact that I woke up late ( 9 min before I HAD to leave the house or be late!) and got ready SO fast and grabbed some random bits and pieces of food to make today not starving..... hahaha.
But I made it to work on time, and prepared for the day - so all is well.
Got in a good run yesterday - was sooo sore starting out, but running always feels better after a while when I start out sore, everyting feels good later. That's the magic of it all! And I wasn't even going super slow for me - running portion on the way out was average 12:05 min mile and on the way back was 11:51 min mile - not speedy, but that's about last years goal half marathon pace, so it's not slogging either, for me. Went home and got in a SHOWER before I headed back to band. I was a little late, but only a couple of people were there when I got there! IT was strange, most of the rest of the band showed up after about 10-15 min of us waiting and we had a decent rehearsal - really just sight read a bunch of new charts, so it was fun.
Turns out my zumba-ites are returning to me, and that we are changing our start time to much earlier - instead of 6PM, we're planning to start at like 5:15-:20 so I will be able to leave sooner, get home sooner, have more time w/ my hubby and waste less time hanging around after work. It's win win win for me - especially since I'm growing on the idea of going to BodyPump on Monday and Power Yoga on Friday.... :)
I need to make 10 goals today again for the challenge:
1. Start either back at school or personal training certification
2. Be consistent in tracking my food intake (6/7 days a week tracking 100%)
3. Strive to eat primarily from whole foods
4. Cook dinner at least 3x a week - not sandwiches. :) (I love cooking but sometimes I have been slacking in this area - when I cook, we eat better, and I feel better!) I ALWAYS prepare dinner, unless we eat out or eat with the family, but sometimes it's BLT's or grilled cheese and soup and I do not count that as cooking. I will count pasta. haha. But NO SANDWICHES will count as cooking!
5. Finally make some homemade bread, even if it's with the breadmaker.
6. Get back on the water to row at some point within a year - by 5/2012
7. Do my homemade gifts as promised on Facebook!
8. Make something for someone for Christmas. I'm not going to set one of those goals to make something homemade for everyone, it gets overwhelming, but I can manage ONE THING!
9. Finish the Soldier Half Marathon Nov 2011
10. Keep aquajogging occasionall as Cross training - 1x per month
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
So change of plans from yesterday -
Head straight home have a date w/ hubby
Saw Thor 3D
Not so great:
Candy for dinner
But I didn't double down on calories by eating healthy meal PLUS candy so I give myself credit for that, AND I still cooked chicken to prepare for the rest of this week for lunch.
I was super sore yesterday from Body Pump, probably could have used the light cardio to loosen me up, but a rest day was also welcome. I don't feel bad about candy dinner even - it was fun, worth it in taste, and not too bad in calories/volume I don't think. I definitely didn't overdo it/overeat. Just chose poor quality nutrition. There's this chocolate shop in the shopping center where the movie theater is located and it's sooo good. We rarely go to the movies OR to this shopping center, so it was a worthwile splurge in my opinion.
Today it's hooping at lunch and a run after work. Then I THINK Big Band will be back on!
Monday, May 09, 2011
I'm not gonna lie, I spent yesterday a BIT willy nilly. I know it's not a great attitude to have, but I am going to go grocery shopping tonight and I figured I could get back on track for REAL starting Monday. I didn't eat too poorly, I don't think - but I did make some questionable choices and didn't track anything. I also didn't feel overstuffed and made a good healthy dinner with lean pork chops and some steamed veggies. Let's just say Sunday was a MIXED BAG!
But I am feeling fresh and super motivated this morning!
I have a plan A and a contingency plan for afterwork today -
Plan A (my preferred and probably likely choice) - Go straight to the gym after work, hit BODYPUMP and then do a 25 min run around the campus - then hit the grocery store on the way home (eat a protein bar after body pump or the run)
Plan B - If any of the ladies who started running w/ me want to meet today, go run with them, do ST with my freestyle trainer straps, and then hit a DIFFERENT grocery store - still on the way home. :) Eat protein bar if needed, but likely will wait and refuel with dinner since it will be much closer to my workout and total workout won't be as intense. I DID REMEMBER BUG SPRAY! (And sunblock)
I re-set my nutrition goals yesterday for a 1lb per week loss. I don't need to be more agressive than that - especially since I'm really aiming to improve body composition as a primary goal. I really have two main goals - return to running and resume strength training. But the running will come - I really need to make the biggest effort with ST. I think hitting that class today will REALLY help!
But if I'm not able to do that, I have my backup plan which also involves ST. So I feel pretty good about my plans for the day.
There will also be hula hooping at lunch. :) YAY! I also should be getting in some hoop pre-orders today to make a new batch! I'm excited. It's a lot of work but it's fun and I love giving people their hoop and having them be so pleased and excited! :) I watched a bunch of hooping videos yesterday and felt very inspired about being able to continue progressing as long as I keep working at it.
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