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Day 51: Weekend recap and plans for the "cRazY" week

Sunday, May 05, 2013

Fun weekend -- did the 10k walk this morning. We were two of about 10 people who were walking the entire thing, which was a first for me -- usually, there are a lot more people walking it. Although we kicked butt, and even beat some people who initially started out running. I resisted the temptation to try running (didn't want to push things too fast which is what I've done in the past and then regretted it -- (so far my pace with the running program is workout out awesome) plus I was walking with my mom) -- we had a fun morning. This morning it was COLD, and WINDY. geesh. Although I'm totally psyched to do a "real" 5k when I'm finished with this 8 week program. Two weeks down, starting week 3 and it's going to be a crazy one.

Did great on calories on Friday and Saturday, but today -- uh, not so much. Went a little binge crazy -- I think due to the 10k, and losing a pound this last week plus some inches. Why do I do that to myself? Once things start clicking, it's like I give myself license to binge. At least it was just one day -- but I'd imagine that might be damaging enough. Better than multiple days though I guess. So.. this week will likely be recovering from today's calorie adventures.

I rearranged my workout schedule for this upcoming week, as today should be my running day -- but after the 10k walk, I decided I'd had enough for the day (and we walked about 5 miles yesterday as well -- woohoo). PLUS, and I'm psyched about this, I discovered that one of my gym locations that I've never been to (there are five here in town that my membership gets me into), is practically down the street from where I'll be doing my spanish class. Woohoo. We get a two hour break for lunch in the middle of the day, so I'm planning to get my workouts in during that period of time, so I can have my evenings free to go into work, and get caught up. Yikes, what was I thinking when I set this week up?!

Salad starter is in the fridge, and I'm armed with berries, bananas and grapes for breakfast and snack fruits this week. (Gotta have my oatmeal and fruit in the mornings -- if those Quaker commercials are correct, I should have like a negative cholesterol from all the oatmeal I eat -- I just love it as a start to my day). Although I have abnormally low cholesterol (and blood pressure) normally anyway (inherited genes from my mom I think), but I haven't had the cholesterol checked in maybe 6 or 7 years -- should probably get that done at some point this year. This week I'm starting week 3 of my running program.

Okay. So since I have a crazy week ahead of me, I've decided to spend some time planning things out.
Tentative schedule for the week:

Monday:
9-12: Spanish
12-2: Workout (running 9/1 x3), and lunch
2-5: Spanish
5:30- ?? (likely 9 or 10): head into work

(Tuesday-Friday (same AM and PM spanish schedules and work schedule))

Tuesday: 12-2 drive to work to put out any fires, grab quick lunch
Wednesday: 12-2 Workout at gym (running 10/1 x3)
Thursday: 12-2 drive to work to put out any fires, grab quick lunch
Friday: 12-2 Workout at gym (running 11/1 x3)
Saturday: AM-- go to work approx 8-11 if needed; private dance lesson at 12:00. Relax Saturday PM. (I should schedule a massage or facial or something for Saturday afternoon)

(next week) Sunday: Maybe go hiking in the AM (or do Running 12/1 x3) We'll see how this week works out schedule-wise.

Thankfully there is a subway near the gym (subway salads), and I can shower at the gym before returning to class. Woohoo.

Possible schedule issues:
-- I may need to go to work in the early AM a couple of days during the week in order to stay on top of stuff, although generally if I finish work from the day before -- that won't be necessary.
-- Friday, I may need to shift workout to evening, if any "fires" arise at work, and go to work over the lunch break instead. We'll see how things go.
-- Likely not going to have time to do anything on my 'rest' days such as cross training activities, And likely not going to have time to do much strength training following running workouts this week.
- Dinner and lunches are going to be tough this week. I am going to bring a salad with lean protein for tomorrow for lunch, plus grapes as a snack. Additionally, I'll have a power bar to tide me over towards dinnertime when heading to work. There's a cafeteria there, so if I'm totally starved, I can do that. Otherwise, I'd like to hold out until I get home, but we'll see how that works out. Or I could do the Subway thing. I need to look up the most calorie friendly salads and sandwiches there.
- Not sure heading to work on Tues and Thurs is going to work during the day, maybe because it's kindof a long drive depending on traffic -- but it might be worthwhile do show my face during the day at least twice this week if I can pull it off.

Okay. Well I feel just slightly better with my schedule planned out... I think. hah. Gotta go get my gym bag packed for tomorrow. Plus I got some new squeezy water bottles for the treadmill. Fun!

Please wish me luck this week! You may not be hearing much from me throughout the week, but I hope to at least remember to log on and spin everyday.
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FARRAH511 5/7/2013 12:08AM

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JUMPINJULIE 5/6/2013 5:58PM

    Good luck.

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JOANNKW 5/6/2013 2:27PM

    Good luck! I know you are in the midst of it now! I thought of you on Saturday - went hiking (N. Faulty trail a.k.a Mystery trail or who know's what - the trail blazes are marked as Faulty Trail) Lovely time, but my hiking muscles are not there at the moment. A little sore! Watch out checking the Subway menu - they don't actually add in everything you might want - I get the Veggie Delight, but the calories they show are w/o cheese. If you don't add cheese, you have no protein at all!

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MATTEROFHEART 5/6/2013 12:20PM

    I'm exhausted just reading this!!! How do you do it all???

I can totally relate to the overeating after big milestones! I had no idea what I was doing until a SparkFriend pointed it out to me! I was still in the habit of rewarding myself with food! So, anytime I ran a 5k or lost a pound, I would reward myself with food and temporarily undo the good I just done! I still struggle to break that habit, but it is getting better now that I am aware of it!

Good luck to you this week! You are doing great!

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MOVEITMARY 5/6/2013 11:26AM

    Buena suerte!

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JACKIE542 5/6/2013 10:12AM

    So busy, I do wish you good luck hope your week goes well.
It is nice that you found a gym close by should be a help.
Glad you had a fun weekend doing your 10k. emoticon emoticon

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KKKAREN 5/6/2013 8:43AM

    You've got it all covered. Keep up the good work!

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ALL-IS-AMAZING 5/6/2013 8:42AM

    That is awesome you found a gym so close to your spanish class! They say organization is half the battle and you have definately organized your week very well! You can do it!

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HOPEFILL 5/6/2013 7:17AM

    Keep up the great work, HS! It sounds like you've got a great plan...just be gentle with yourself when real life gets in the way.

HIGH-FIVES!

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RFJSJ50 5/6/2013 1:56AM

    Wow! You are going to have a hectic week!
I wish I could be as organized as you and plan ahead!
Sheila

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TXPATRIOT 5/5/2013 11:51PM

    I do wish you well! You have a lot going on, but WOW, so much good stuff there!

Keep it up! You are doing great!!

emoticon on the 10K!

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