Monday, October 13, 2008
So I made it to the gym this weekend, both Saturday AND Sunday, and I also went today. I was really concerned about Saturday because I had been doing fairly well last week staying within my calorie and other nutrition ranges, but I was meeting a friend for lunch at a cute restaurant and wasnt sure if I would be able to stay in the range. I ended up getting a panini which I figured in the end I would regret, but I was going to the gym later in the day so it should be ok. It turns out that I was so under my calorie intake because after having such a huge sandwich I wasnt even hungry for dinner and only had soup, that I actually added in some candy just to pull myself into the calorie range. Yeah that sounds pretty stupid. But at least now I know I can go out to eat and still stay in the range. I ran 2 miles on Saturday again.
Unfortunately, on Sunday I made a huge mistake. I ate a bowl of cereal for breakfast like I usually do and then went to the gym about 3 hours later. I ran 2 miles and then did some serious leg strength training, and at some point my sugar level just dropped. When I got home I was shaky and nauseaus and dizzy. It was bad. I knew it was my sugar because this happened a lot when I was a teenager playing sports and didnt eat enough before a game. So lesson learned. I should stick to eating at the most, an hour before the gym.
When I was at the gym yesterday, it was my time for my weekly weigh in and I lost a pound. I was hoping for more but a pound is good. I am still working on this eating healthier thing so maybe once I get the hang of it. It was a little frustrating though becuase I am burning way more calories everyday than I had originally intended to. Anyway, one of the trainers at the gym told me the scale weighs people 5lbs heavier sometimes. So if that is the case then I actually weigh 129 instead of 134. But I am just going to go by what the scale there says since I dont own a scale. Either way, the number should go down each week.
I am apparantly barely getting enough carbs in most day, and I am also nowhere near the necessary protein consumption, which I know would really help me with strength training and cardio. I just dont know what I should be eating. The trainer said yogurt and veggies so Im doing that but its not enough. Maybe I need to eat more than just cereal for breakfast. I just dont know what is high in what. I am still trying to learn but in my head food is just food. And anytime I have to calculate any sort of numbers I get confused. Good old math anxiety. So here's to trying to figure things out, and maybe losing another pound this week.