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Monday, November 24, 2008

This weekend was...


Saturday, work, KB time (only could manage about 20 minutes! tough stuff!), then a kind of home disaster I had to take care of which sucked. Stressfull!

Then I still had to do my grocery shopping -- so I did that. (luckily didn't have TOO much to buy since we're gonna be out of town later this week visiting my family YAY!!!!!!!)

THEN we had people over to watch WALL-E which was fun.

The next day I felt sooooooo tired and sore throated when I woke up -- was up most of the night. :( So I decided I needed more sleep and didn't go to church. (bad girl). Did a ton of laundry (gotta have clothes to pack!) and didn't do much else other than check out a new Greek restaurant really close to us.

People. It was SO GOOD. I WAYYYYYYYY overdid it. I know we will be back. But at least next time I will have a better idea what they have and that we can go back again and I don't have to eat everything in sight. :) The restaurant will be there in the future. I can take my time trying everything on the menu -- I don't have to eat it all in one night. *EEK*

But I also did get in a good at home workout yesterday -- a Jillian Video and some stupid Crunch Cardio Salsa video. The Salsa one was OK, then she went into Merengue and the freaking arm movements were all so cheesy and I was getting off all the time so when I looked at my HRM and saw I had burned 60 cal more than planned for that day I decided to call it quits. :) HAHAHAHA.

So this week's plan:

today - work + band + make chili tonight. woohoo for the chili!

tomorrow - gotta do some shopping in the morning, also get to the gym to get some kind of rockin workout... work, PACK!

Wednesday - waking up super early because I'm working the opening shift so we can leave and get into town where my family is by that night and check in to our hotel. Maybe workout at the hotel that night if I'm not too tired and they have equipment? Or not?

THANKSGIVING!!! I wanna get some kind of workout in that morning before going to my family's house. I will be cooking and eating and vegging all day. And then maybe also a workout that night if I'm not totally exhausted. I wanna make sure I'm still burning calories especially since I know I'll be consuming!

Friday - who knows

Saturday - also more of a ??? come home.

Sunday - church, workout.

Yep I think that's aobut it. But I'm thinking Friday and Saturday I'm gonna try to get in a workout at the hotel if I can as well. I need to go look up that place online and see if they have the amenities listed as to whether or not they have a gym and if so if it lists what the gym has...


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SLCOLMAN 11/24/2008 7:01PM

    Sounds like you are in a for a wild week!
Enjoy te time at home with your family for the holiday!!

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SWEETZMIX 11/24/2008 6:56PM

    Dana....GREEK.......MMMMMMMMMMMMMMM LOVE IT!! Hope u have a good time with the family and I plan on doing the same. Working out the most I can.

Girl I need some help, I left a comment on ur page. That's if you have time, if not.....after the holidays. hehe, I'm having BBQ Turkey. mmmm mmmm The whole turkey BBQ...mmmmmm mmmmmmm

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WOLFKITTY 11/24/2008 1:29PM

    I *love* Greek food! Mmm! It can also be very healthy (provided you're keeping portions in control - LOL!) ... Your plan looks great! On Thanksgiving lots of cities have "turkey trots", races or walks in the morning. That might be a great way to kick off the holiday! ;D


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SWEATONCEADAY 11/24/2008 12:52PM

    is kb kick boxing???? sounds like a good weekend. i haven't seen walle yet. my son saw it in the theatre so i am sure we will have the dvd in no time.

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KSTYLEFITNESS 11/24/2008 12:48PM

    Sounds like a nice weekend. If the hotel does not have equipment, bring a resistance band or a jump rope or some other lightweight equipment and still get your workout in.

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BRUIN2 11/24/2008 12:23PM

    Good plan for the week!

And YUM for the restaurant!!! Mmmm!

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Another OFF DAY!!!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Legs still screaming. Tired.

Dinner was delicious last night. :)

Plan -

Tomorrow bring snacks to eat and wear workout clothes to work, so when I come home I can go straight into KB action! No getting derailed to the couch.

Sunday - Spin class.

Twilight? *hopes*

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SLCOLMAN 11/23/2008 11:11PM

    Can't wait to hear what you think of "Twilight" - I am DYING to get to go see it!!!! LOL

Hope that the legs are feeling better!

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CAROL_HOORAH 11/23/2008 7:52AM

    oh nooooo I heard twilight wasn't good from critics at least :( tell me tho!!!

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JOYPHOTOG 11/22/2008 3:45PM

  we're very happy with the news. I was hoping to get thinner first, but I'm excited. I'm still gonna be exercising like crazy though, trying to not gain too much. Now I know why my weight has been at a standstill. :-P

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CATIATM 11/22/2008 1:50PM

    Enjoy the rest and let those muscles rebuild!

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TELERIE 11/21/2008 6:33PM

    Enjoy the weekend. Relax if you need it! Take care of those legs of yours!

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SWEETZMIX 11/21/2008 3:44PM

    rest those legs. My legs are sore from some ST but I have been such a greedy box!!! So I am going to do some walking, something easy just to make me feel better!!

Have a good weekend Dana!!

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KIMCATUS 11/21/2008 3:19PM

    Oooh sounds like a good day off and a great plan of action for the weekend!! Enjoy! You deserve it! :P

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    Ooh, I hope you get to see Twilight too! I'm going tonight, and I swear I won't ruin it for you! (a "friend" already ruined it for me, so I am ticked!)

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Thursday, November 20, 2008

I have declared today an off day!

Here's why: I wanted to do a KB workout. BUT -- my lower body is screaming from yesterday reminding me, DANA -- Muscles need a day of rest before being worked hard again. So, in order to make the fullest advantage of KB, which is a full body workout, I'm resting today. HURRAH! I'm excited! :D

Also tonight's dinner should be interesting... I'm attempting recipes from a book called "Fast Food Fix" which is remakes of fast food recipes. Not ultra healthy, but so healthified compared to the real thing. Apparently the most healthy version without sacrificing using the real ingredients or sacrificing flavor. At least, that's the claim.

I entered the recipes into SparkRecipes and came up with slightly different nutrition facts than the book... but then again, I think I'm using a higher fat beef than she recommends since I couldn't find any really lean ground beef at the store for some reason... and possible different rolls. You can check out my nutrition tracker for my details today -- I'm cutting it close!!!

But hey, there's a range for a reason, right? Some days lower, some days higher.

The thing that really did me in today was the Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cake this morning. Those things.... they are like... my most favorite. DH bought some yesterday. So I had one last night... and this morning. :P Soon they will be gone at least!!! Only 2 more in the package and I'm working hard to convince myself that both of them should go to DH because I've had 2 of the five already. :) HAHAHAHA. So I can't eat anymore not because I'm cutting myself off, but because it's only fair. Yes???

Anyway... I'm getting sooooooooooo excited for the upcoming holidays and family time. :) It's soon! Only 5 more workdays after today, and that's including Saturday. :P

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CATIATM 11/21/2008 6:38AM

    Little Debbie's Christmas Tree cakes ..... *starts to drool uncontrollably*

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WOLFKITTY 11/21/2008 1:25AM

    Your so hilarious!! :D I'm glad I don't like those tree thingies.. And it's so honorable of you to make sure that your husband has a fair share! ;)


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PHOTOTEE 11/21/2008 12:30AM

    oooooooooooo....E V I L little debbies!!!Your soooo tasty,yummy!!! I think I just consumed those calories just thinking about them!

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BRUIN2 11/20/2008 3:32PM

    Healthified. hehehe. Great word!

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh, 5 more workdays until Thanksgiving. I was sooo confused (and beginning to be very jealous - "why does she get from now until Christmas off??").

Enjoy the rest day!

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ANGELBLEU 11/20/2008 3:23PM

    oh i love those damn little debbies! and they are oh so evil! hehehehe but soo good! Im going to check out your tracker... my kids would probably thank me if I made something like that since everyone in the hosue is cut off from fast food... except for subway. :) make today great girl! :)

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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Today's been ok.

Dinner last night was improvised, but good. We had a kind of BBQ Chicken and Black Bean wrap... but I made a mixture of chicken, black beans, edamame, corn, and BBQ sauce, only additionally seasoned with some onion powder, and wrapped in some low carb wheat tortillas. Not cause I'm scared of carbs, but it's the easiest way to get a lower calorie tortilla. :)

Dunno what I'll make tonight, but I have the tools. Just gotta use 'em!

Today was a kind of a nice milestone at the gym. It's been 3 weeks since I stopped running and so I attempted some squats and lunges today for the first time since then and they felt fine. CHALLENGING, but no irritation or pain. YAY! :D My knee/leg really feels 100%. I'm going to wait at least one more week, maybe longer(.... it's so cold outside... hahahah :) ) before running again. We'll see.

Not much else to report other than I woke up TOO early this morning and I'm pooped. Time to go home. :P (Only 3 more hours...)

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SLCOLMAN 11/23/2008 11:15PM

    Glad to hear that the leg is feeling 100% woo hoo!!!

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SWEETZMIX 11/20/2008 2:26PM

    Dana that wrap sounds sO good. I am not a huge fan of black beans but my BF is. MMMMMMM I just had lunch but now I want what u had. hehe

On ur last blog you did the Captain's Chair!!!!!! YEAH!!!!!!!!!!! I used it for the first time on Saturday and had the same fear, that I couldn't lift myself up, but I used it. And girl, I was sore under my pits & my abs for 4 days. LOL Keep using the machines, I feel intimated too, but hey we gotta use them eventually.

BTW u always talk about running, I have been jogging more cuz of u!!

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BOTZZZ 11/20/2008 11:01AM

    That wrap sounds a lot like a dish I make with rice black beans and BBQ chicken, yummy :) and I am glad you are feeling no pain and will be able to get back into the running game, though its cold out get out there and run as long as ya can! I did a walk last night in 25 degrees with lots of wind! just do eeeet! ;)

As Ever

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WOLFKITTY 11/19/2008 9:04PM

    Hooray for your knee! :)
Your food always sounds so delicious! EHheee.

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BRUIN2 11/19/2008 8:09PM

    Mmmm, sounds like one delicious improvisation!

And, YAY for the strength for the lower body!! Bet you'll feel it (in a good way!) tomorrow - that's the joy of taking some time of (at least I think so!!).

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TELERIE 11/19/2008 8:04PM

    Glad your legs/knees are better - just be careful when you ease back into running. And you should be HERE for a while -if you're cold in Alabama! Brrrr... it's freezing.

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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

I feel like I'm saying this a lot lately... but I talked myself into the gym. Or didn't let myself talk myself into not going? HAHAHA

Anyway -- I think it's really the cold. It's so tempting to just snuggle on a couch under my T-Shirt Quilt (SO COZY) and watch some nice TiVo saved Crime Dramas and not brave the outdoors. And yes, I do live in ALABAMA. So what. I'm cold. :P hahahaha. :) It wasn't so bad walking to my car after the gym, but getting out there at first... ugh. freezing.


And I conquered a feared gym apparatus today --

DUN DUN DUN!!! The Captain's Chair!!!

I was seriously afraid to use this for fear that I would get up and not be strong enough to even raise my legs at all and have to run from the ST floor hanging my head in shame. HAHAHAHAHA I should have had more confidence in all the ab work I do, because bent knee raises were almost easy, and straight leg raises were TOUGH, but doable. SO WOOHOO!!! Now I have something else I can do at the gym that my self-consciousness was preventing me from using.

Next -- The Assisted Chin-Ups Machine!!! The thing about this one is that there is only one, and it's so conspicuous... anyway. I will get on it at some point!!!

Um... yeah. I'm hungry. 20min till lunch, though. :) So we're good.

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JOYPHOTOG 11/19/2008 5:54PM

  haha, lucky me doesn't go to a gym (yet, anyways) so I have no fear of scary looking machines! As for the cold, I would love to be in Alabama right now. I don't know why I stay in Ohio knowing at some point it's going to be wayyyy too cold for me. :-P
Oh, and you're welcome for the sunshine, and I do agree, there is a sense of accomplishment walking into a clean house. :-P

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WOLFKITTY 11/19/2008 12:16PM

    I've had a fear of that thing since phys ed in high school. OH GOD, the embarassing stories I could tell! Man, I have to pass that every time I go to the gym just to get over to the cardio machines, and I give a little shudder every time. GOOD FOR YOU for conquering it! Congrats!


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CHASINGPAVEMENT 11/19/2008 11:45AM

    ya! thats so awesome! I can totally relate to the fear of specific machines at the gym. I'm always so worried I'm going to fall on my face and have people stare at me. I bet its cold where you are. major props to you for being able to get out there and get your work out on :)

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LANC92 11/19/2008 10:57AM

    I'm sitting here laughing because the two machines at the gym that I hate are the Captain's Chair and the Gravitron (Assisted Chin Up). I go through phases where I don't go to the gym for a while (in one now) and although I've conquered those stupid machines many times, the minute I go back, I DON'T WANT TO USE THEM!!! Good for you for just doing it. Do the same thing with the other one and you'll soon be one of those people everyone else is looking at HA!

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CATIATM 11/19/2008 7:50AM

    You're cold -- in ALABAMA??? You know it's because you're so damn skinny!! emoticon

Yay for gaining confidence in the gym! Something's wrong with my wrist, and it won't support any weight or stress. I wonder when I'll ever be able to really use it again .... In the meantime, I do the machines, so I still work the muscles.

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SWEATONCEADAY 11/18/2008 11:40PM

    what did you use during mtc? i used this for all the "hanging abs" as i was too embarrassed to get a bench to actually hang and i have no vertical jump. do you have a sweet g-string unitard like that too?

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PHOTOTEE 11/18/2008 10:53PM

    Good for you!!! I love it when you realize thar your ALOT stonger than you think!!Duh!! You go ghourl!

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SEPPIESUSAN 11/18/2008 8:47PM

    Too funny - I was watching some fit chicks at the gym using the assisted pullup machine and I was thinking I should try that sometime. I know I can - I've used it before - but with a lot of assistance! I'd like to try it with less.

The captain's chair - didn't know it was called that - hurts my arms. You must have a very strong core! Go you!! (Thanks for the picture so I'd know what machine you were talking about. I learned something from your blog today!)

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TELERIE 11/18/2008 5:50PM

    So far (the two times I've been to the gym) I've only LOOKED at those instruments of torture. Will have to get the aid of one of the instructors to get a program and a run-through of the equipment before I brave any of them - and I *know* I'll probably be self-conscious about doing it, but - d'you know what? I'll do it anyway.

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    Woohoo on the Captain's Chair! I admit that it scares me still!

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