Tuesday, July 15, 2008
So let's start with yesterday's deficit -
7/14: (1940+450) - 1873 = 517
And maybe a little more if we consider I weighed 172 that morning and not 167 - but I'm not adjusting for that yet. I gotta get those wicked vacation lbs GONE ASAP. :P
This morning I SWAM and it went REALLY WELL, which I am happy about. Spent 30 minutes doing drills and some crawl worked inbetween. I feel like I could tell an improvement today which is exciting. I also did some HIIT on the stationary bike, and some yoga. So I've got a pretty good calorie burn for today as well.
Tomorrow is supposed to be speed/hills for my running program and I'm just hoping my calf continues to feel better and better. It's feeling ok today -- it was kinda hurting yesterday, today it just feels weird... so fingers crossed.
And tomorrow is my moment of truth day. :) hahaha. Well that's about it for now.
Monday, July 14, 2008
That was my dramatic music.
Well anyway -- I ate like a crazy fool this weekend. :P Oh well. Someday maybe I'll learn how to have more control on vacation, but I did get my run in, so that felt good. I ran this morning as well. And I weighed. 172. :P Yeah, I'm not moving my ticker yet because it hasn't been a week. I'm gonna give myself to Wednesday to try to repair some damage by drinking a lot of water, eating my normal healthy foods, and doing my regular workouts, and then I will adjust my ticker to whatever it says on Wednesday, because that will be 1 week since I changed it.
I know that I ate super high sodium foods yesterday and the day before. (Pizza and Hardee's? Yeah.) I succombed to social eating pressures. But I'm still here, I'm ok. And I'm sure that at least part of those 5lbs are water weight fluctuation, and not solid fat. :P I'm just slowing myself down a little, but I'm positive I'll be back in my maintainance range by Wednesday, if not back to 167 yet.
I'm still wearing one of my new clothing purchases!!! :) So I didn't get tooooo bloated for my new clothes, although I have to admit the pants are fitting a bit snugger than when I bought them. :P I know that will change soon.
It's just frustrating everytime I have a slip-up, but I know this will be a work in progress and a struggle probably for my entire life, but I'm committed to living a healthy active life and I won't let those mistakes become the norm, and I will continually try to work towards bettering my habits. This is still my journey and path to a healthy lifestyle.
Saturday, July 12, 2008
I'm feeling GREAT right now because I just got back from running and eating a Kashi Chocolate Peanut Protein Fiber Bar. WOOHOO! :D Yesterday food was... not great, but not horrible either. I wouldn't even know where to start tracking it, so I'm not, but whatever. I'm gonna try to track today, already put the kashi bar in there so I at least have my start. I think I'm gonna go do some yoga now and then shower.
I showed my kettlebell to my inlawsiblings yesterday and my brother in law like... can't stop thinking about it. :D I think he wants one now. :D HEHEHE! I'm gonna spread the kettlebell love!!! Demonstrated swings and 1/2 of a turkish get up. HAHAHA. I was not dressed for working out and didn't feel like getting sweaty, just doing a little demo.. :P But that was awesome.
Friday, July 11, 2008
I am really enjoying not being at work this week - YAY!!!
I'm definitely on Sparks less, though, since that is mainly where I spark, but here I am giving a little update.
Yesterday was pretty much a bust as far as the healthy lifestyle goes. We went to that fabulous BBQ place here and I have no willpower when it comes to that place. I think next time I will order something much smaller -- they have these combos that let you get 3 different kinds of "meats" and 2 sides and I am so indecisive that I always end up getting that simply because I can't PICK something because I really like so much of the food there. Well, I'm not going to do that again there. I think I've learned that I really can't (or won't) stop eating what's put in front of me at a restaurant just because I'm full. Solution -- order something SMALLER. They HAVE smaller orders, I just have never gotten them. :P SO! Put that in the knowledge bank.
I also didn't work out -- BUT!!! I DID TODAY!!! :D So my workout plan for the week shifted, but is still in place. Also, since I didn't workout yesterday, I did full body ST at the gym today so tomorrow I will just be running and maybe doing some yoga, but I don't have to even carry my resistance bands with me. I took advantage of the equipment at the gym while I was there and realllly exhausted my muscles. It felt great. I also got in the pool again today (finally) and that was really good. A 15 min intervals set on the stationary bike and I am a happy camper. :)
The good thing about skipping my workout yesterday was that I went shopping with my DH instead and I hit up New York & Company (I have NEVER ever BEEN IN there before...but a friend mentioned it the other night so I check it out), and they were having a MASSIVE sale. I got 2 pairs of pants, 2 skirts, and 3 tops for like... 70? And the pants are great work pants, too, nice tops, no T-Shirts or anything ;). HAHAHAHA.
Pants all size 10, BTW. ;) I also found an awesome sale at the Limited the day before and bought some size 12 jeans from there and a couple of nice tops -- total around $40. I am the best shopper in the WORLD. Those jeans were regularly I THINK $60?
I would also like to say that I tried on some super expensive jeans at a few places just because I never would have been able to put them on ever before, and they fit, and looked amazing, and that was wondeful.
I bought a small shirt from the GAP.
I can't believe it... in tops I'm a small or medium most places now. That is mindboggling to me.
Well anyway -- I'm having a great week off and it sounds like my DH is here so I'm gonna get going! :D
Wednesday, July 09, 2008
So last night I get to the gym and I don't really feel like swimming that much anyway... so I go check out the pool and there are water aerobics finishing up and already people waiting around for the lane swimming to open, and I am definitely not skilled enough to try sharing a lane with someone, so I vetoed the swim last night and hopped on the ArcTrainer for the first time in AGES. Since I thought I'd be swimming and dancing I didn't even have any headphones with me so it was entirely musicless for 25 minutes, but got a good calorie burn in prior to the dance class. The class didn't really feel like a workout, but it was fun. :) It almost didn't happen!!! The teacher thought the class started at 7:30 and not 7:15. Luckily I was standing at the comment box about to write a nasty note when she showed up. ;) HAHAHAHAHA. So I made it!
We danced to the Pussycat Dolls song, When I Grow Up. I was a little bummed because we didn't even make it through the chorus, and she said next week we'd continue on... but I'll be at work. Unless I work some scheduling magic -- which I might try. :P
So yesterday AND today I weighed 167.2, so I've changed my ticker today.
I have a confession to make -- I almost didn't change it. Because I was scared I'd have to change it back up after this weekend. HOW STUPID IS THAT?????
I realized a) what, am I already planning on gaining it back? b) the accountability of having it up and telling everyone I lost can only HELP me do BETTER this weekend, not worse c) if I keep the loss a secret it'd be EASIER for me to sabotage and just not let anyone know but me and my poor hubby who I'd whine to about it.
SO. Enough of that silly crap.
I came down a pound finally. :) 2.2lbs to goal.
Well. I'm about to go run. :D
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