Sunday, June 03, 2012
Despite it raining all day, I went to the gym and did -65- minutes on the treadmill!! I jogged a tiny bit but mostly just walked. I burnt, according to the treadmill, 535 calories. My plan was to use the different cardio machines for a total of 1 hour, but I was reading on my Kindle and the first 20 minutes went so fast I decided to just stay on the treadmill. I didn't start feeling really winded until the last 20 minutes, but I kept telling myself not to quit before the time was up. Then I got close to the end and bumped up my speed so I could get past 500 calories and make it to 3 miles. I felt pretty proud of myself afterward, it's definitely the longest workout I've done in a while!
I'm planning to go back today, a bit earlier- I went at 11:30 yesterday and it was a little crowded for my liking. I feel less self-conscious when there's less people in the gym.
Anyway, yesterday's eating was okay... I snacked a lot, but mostly on fruit. For dinner we stopped at Burger King after running some errands and I got a salad. I thought it would be healthier than the other choices. Well, I checked the NI when I got home...it was pretty high in both fat and calories. My saving grace was that I used my own 80 calorie dressing instead of their 180 calorie dressing. So it ended up being about 300 calories. I guess that's not terrible considering it had chicken and cheese and croutons. And, it was really yummy lol. There was actually a bit too much lettuce so I saved a portion of it for a small salad today.
I weighed myself today and yesterday... still at my pre-vacation weight or about 2 lbs higher, depending on where the scale is on the floor (our scale is old and never stays calibrated and just generally stinks lol). I'm pleased with that. I was expecting to gain 5-7 pounds in the last few weeks. I'm still waiting on my Simple Diet book to arrive...and getting impatient! Oh well, until it gets here I'm just going to keep doing what I was doing before vacation- tracking calories, getting at least 20 minutes of gym time a day, and trying not to snack as much.
Today is Joe and my second wedding anniversary. We have our struggles but at the end of the day I'm happy he's my husband- he's my best friend, the father of my son, and the person I was meant to be with. I cherish our time together. I spent 6 years trying to win his heart, now I have it and I need to remember just how much he means to me. Sometimes during our difficult times I think I'd be okay without him if we were to break up, but the reality is that if that ever happened, I'd be a complete wreck. I can't imagine life without him. This year is just two of many, many more to come.