Thursday, July 24, 2008
Not a lot going on, but I felt like blogging.
Got my run in this morning!!! 2.35 miles, but it was sprints, so I'm happy with that. Stayed up too late last night... but I got up, I ate, I drank water. :) I got my music. I ran inside (no heat!). Yeah, so I avoided all of the mistakes I made on Tuesday, and things went much better.
I really felt like doing Strength Training, but I plan to do the Project Mayhem challenge tomorrow which is a full body intense circuit, so I did not want to double up on days back to back. So I restrained myself and instead spent a good long time stretching, which is probably what I needed to do anyway. I have to admit, I don't think I devote the time I really should to stretching. I DO IT!!! But I should do more.
Not much of a deficit last night, but I'm ok with it. :) I made the most amazing rice last night -- it was white rice (which was just because it would cook faster, I'll probably make this with brown rice next time), chopped up red peppers and green onions, and cooked morningstar breakfast patties crumbled up and mixed through, seasoned with a bit of salt and cayenne pepper. SO GOOOOOODD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And tilapia. Which was fine. :)
7/23: (1920+0) - 1833 = 87
7/21-7/23 = 1027, Average/Day = 342.3333
I definitely haven't been getting the kind of calorie burn this week I usually do, but I feel ok about it. I'm getting my runs in, and I will be doing at least 2 days of Full Body ST (maybe 3 if I get it in on Sunday as well). I'm about 1300 calories away from my calorie burn average I have entered into Sparks -- but I know I'll burn probably around 700-750 cal doing my long run, or more, depending on how long I really go, so that leaves 600 more calories to burn between tomorrow and possibly Sunday, which if I do the circuit training challenge both days I will still meet it. Soooo ok. :D
Both of my co-workers decided to go to lunch at the same time. I was gonna take a snack break, but I'm going to wait for one of them to return. No big deal, but now that I've said that it's no big deal and their gone, I'm getting hungry. :D HAHAHAHAHAHA :D I'll survive.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Gotta be into work earlier than usual today and tomorrow, and was just so not feeling anything this morning... so I decided today would be my off day this week (and probably Sunday, too), but I do intend on doing stuff tomorrow and Friday and Saturday/Sunday (not sure which).
Tomorrow will at the bare minimum be some running/speedwork. :D I think I might do it at the gym and do sprints, so that I don't have to worry about getting up SO early to avoid the heat. I can't stand running for any kind of distance at the gym indoor track (turn and turn and turn and turn), but sprints are different.
7/15: (1920+379) - 1764 = 535
7/14-7/15 = 940, Average/Day = 470
Tonight is So You Think You Can Dance!!! YAY!!!!!!!! :D So I have that to look forward to. ;)
Also, this morning the scale said 165.4 FYI. Feeling extra good about my choice to go into maintainance next Monday. :D The fact that it's less than half a lb now makes me feel like less of a cheater. ;) HAHAHAHAHA
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
I think all runners know there are just those days.....
Possible reasons for crappy run:
1. Lack of sleep
2. Heat (due to lack of sleep I puttered and postponed until 9:30 instead of 8AM)
3. Improper Nutrition (ate a hot dog bun right before heading out the door as my running sustinence)
4. Improper Hydration (didn't drink a THING)
5. No music (well, maybe this one isn't why)
6. And oh yes.... GARBAGE JUICE AND STENCH!
Yeah, apparently I ran RIGHT AFTER the garbage truck went through and picked up all the trash, so there was "garbage juice" all over the road and everyone's stinking garbage cans were still out and baking in the hot sun. It was disgusting. So all of the other stuff... and then on top of all that, I start getting going and having to sometimes breathe mouth only and try not to puke. :P
I decided that it was ok to call it quits at 2.6 miles instead of my planned 3.25. I've read that a run less than 2 miles doesn't really count as a training run so I stuck in in there longer than 2 miles at least. :D HAHAHAHA. Oh well. Still burned calories.
Last night... I'm not really sure how much chicken I ate, but I was not pleased with the recipe in general. The bananas were horrible. But the chicken was ok. Probably will not try this recipe again. (This was from an American Heart Association Cookbook, BTW, not from my beloved Ellie Krieger. :D) So anyway, I estimated high on the chicken just in case.
7/22: (1920+336) - 1851 = 405
Not too shabby. Today thus far is shaping up ok, burned 379 calories through my run and am about where I usually am after breakfast and lunch in calories so so far, so good.
Monday, July 21, 2008
... or close enough. :)
This morning - 165.8.
YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D I weighed a few times to make sure and each time it was the same EXACTLY.
I'm not going to officially change my intake to maintainance mode until next week, just to see if I can drop that .8lbs this week, but if I don't... I'm going to change it anyway.
CLOSE ENOUGH, RIGHT??? :D
This weekend I cut myself some slack and only did my long run on Saturday and that's it. 5.15miles. WOOHOO!!!! Gotta get that number even higher one of these days, but for know, I'm really happy. I only got up to 3.5 the week before that, so I wasn't sure I would still have it in me to go that far, but lo and behold. I DID. I really think I could have gone 6 miles maybe... MAYBE... I'm remembering how that last part was such a struggle now that I think about it... but it's mostly mental, anyway.
I took a cheat meal on Saturday. IHOP wasn't really a cheat meal, more like a momentary lapse in portion control since I had planned on eating there. :P And it wasn't that bad anyway.
Saturday's calorie total ended up at around 2100 calories, which is not too bad considering my BMR before excercise was 1940 -- so 160 cal over? And on a day I burned 719 calories?
Here's some deficit tracking for last week:
7/14: (1940+450) - 1873 = 517
7/15: (1940+583) - 1679 = 844
7/16: (1940+306) - 1850 = 396
7/17: (1940+0) - 1941 = -41 (:P)
7/18: (1940+0) - 1571 = 369
7/19: (1940+719) - 2100 = 559
7/20: (1940+0) - 1914 = 26
Total Deficit: 2670, Average/Day: 381.4
Still a nice sized deficit, and I came pretty close to my calories burned through excercise goal (2058/2300), especially considering 3 days off.
Today I attempted Project Mayhem's challenge, and subbing turkish get-ups w/ my kettlebell I think made it WAY more challenging than it's supposed to be. I got through 20 of the 30 reps the first part is supposed to consist of, even though I broke it into a circuit of 10 reps and not 3 sets of 10 - next excercise 3 sets of 10 and so on. So I did 2 circuits of 10 reps per excercise, and then 50 of the 100 curl ups. :P
Gonna try it as written on Wednesday to see what a difference it makes.
Friday, July 18, 2008
Yeah, so I definitely slept until I had to get up and go to work.
We DID go to IHOP last night after the movie...
Which started at midnight and was 2.5hrs long...
And then we watched the results show for So You Think You Can Dance...
And then I went to bed. at 5AM.
And got up at 10.... so I'm sleeeepy. I usually stay up till 1 or 2 so you'd think this wouldn't be quite so weird, but I usually don't have to be at work till 1 either, except Friday's I have to be here at 11. :P
I didn't eat enough before I left/pack enough for the day.... but there was pizza.
I ate ONE SLICE of PapaJohn's CHEESE pizza and it put me right about where I like to be with breakfast+lunch completed. SO YAY. :)
I did not go crazy. hahaha.
But I have also not worked out today -- tooo tired!!!!!!! So this weekend will be full of working out. :D And seeing The Dark Knight again. It was SOOOOOOO AMAZING. Heath Ledger gave me goosebumps multiple times as the Joker -- he was sooooo chillingly creepy/terrifying... but also humorous at times. Aaron Eckhart gave a really great performance as well. Unfortunately I did doze out a couple of times (DANGIT) -- but we're seeing it again! :D YAY!!!!!!!
7/17: (1940+0) - 1981 = -41
Well -- I ate .5 a pancake more than I planned... but I did manage to give the last 1.5 pancakes to my hubby and not throw all resolve out the window. So although it was a tiny weakness, I'm actually pretty happy with how I did last night even though I took a small amount of calories away from my deficit.
I may not reach my deficit goal this week, but I'm not going to kill myself trying. Just do what I feel capable of and work out with good form and strength and not push myself too hard just to see that number. It's not CRITICAL. I'll be ok. ;)
7/14-7/17 = 1716, Average/Day = 429
Today's deficit will be low-nonexistant depending on dinner... so that will bring my average at worst down to 343.2 per day and leave an average deficit requirement for Sat-Sun of 892. YEAH. I really do not foresee that happening. But I'm not throwing in the towel -- just trying to make sure I don't set unreasonable expectations of myself.
I joined a new team that I think will help me kick my butt a little harder -- it's called Project Mayhem! and is Fight Club based, but basically there is a weekly KILLER challenge.
This week's challenge for example:
"Misery loves Company!
Start with 10 minutes BRISK cardio to warm up
3 sets of 10
3 sets of 9
3 sets of 8
continuing in descent to 3 sets of 1 (if you are tough enough)
Get ups *mynote* (They explained these as laying down and standing up as you normally would... but I might try to do some turkish get ups with my kettlebell.. although probably not as much as in the challenge)
Mountain Climbers -Start on your hands and knees and get into in a sprinter’s start position. Keep your hands on the ground and push off with your feet so you alternate foot placement (run in place) as long as you can. Be sure to keep your back straight, not arched.
lunges (each leg)
Finish up with 100 curl ups (not three sets.. just 100) this is like a sit up. Lay down, knees bent and arms fully extended on the floor above your head and you are going to slowly curl up to an upright position keeping hands above your head then reach for your toes and slowly curl back down.
10 minutes of good stretching - you will need it after this one.
Mr. D. Sends his best to you and says he will be back soon! Be good monkeys... or you will pay for it later.
Don't ya just love him?"
Looks like a good bunch of insanity, yes??? :D But I think it will be fun to have a new challenge each week -- give me someone else throwing stuff at me to do other than myself for some variety.
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