Wednesday, February 27, 2013
I feel awesome after working out on the elliptical today. They were all taken when I first got to my school gym, so I rode the stationary bike for 6 minutes, and then hopped on the elliptical for 54. I went 6.9 miles and burned 550 calories, according to the machine. I read somewhere that the calories burnt can be seriously off, but it made me feel good regardless.
I'm 148.8 and have maintained since Valentine's Day. I consider that pretty good, since I was traveling last week and not counting calories. I indulged and lounged around. I needed to catch up on sleep honestly, and the trip was a bonding experience for DBF and I.
It started off okay, but he was tired from business meetings, and then rowdy and drunk the second night which irritated me. The third night went okay, but then I wore painful heels the fourth night. We walked around the town until I could barely stand, and we ended up fighting because I wanted to stay at the club we had just gotten at (since we walked halfway across town to get there) and he wanted to immediately leave. It was bad. I thought we might break up the next day, but thankfully we were able to talk things out.
The last night of the trip was the best, as we explored a lot, and had fun doing it. We also had a good talk that ended in us deciding to focus on our health together, including cutting out drinking. I'm really excited about that. I'm looking into memberships at 24 Hour Fitness and he is going to help me learn to strength train better. We've also agreed to eat home cooked meals more often.
We disagree on protein sources though, so we'll have to figure a way to work that out for both of us. He is very keen on animal-based protein, while I have a strong desire to eat a vegan diet. He says it's too difficult to get enough protein with planet based sources, but I prefer them for many reasons. I feel more energetic, clear-headed, and less irritable when I cut out animal products. Ethics and sustainability for our planet are other strong factors in my desire to avoid animal protein. He was surprised that my almond butter had 8 grams of protein per 2 tablespoons though, so hopefully he will come around over time. I don't want to force my preferences on him, and won't, I just want him to see my own decisions as a healthy and legitimate alternative to his norm.