Adding Up & Counting Down
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Well, if you haven’t noticed – I updated my weight. I saw that number twice several days apart, and this morning was even lower, so I’m sticking with the first slightly higher number just in case. I really haven’t applied any logic to that whatsoever, it’s just what I’m comfortable reporting.
I ended up doing six miles yesterday – three at lunch and three after work. It was HOT. Baltimore has heat, but we also have insane levels of humidity and it was strangling me yesterday. They were not easy six miles. The heat REALLY slows me down. I am not a person who handles temperature extremes very well, they tend to make me feel sick? But I pushed through it anyways and I’m proud. BF and I even thought about going out to dinner and ate at home instead – after I took a cold, refreshing shower! Anyone else find that a post-sweaty shower can be one of the most amazing things ever?! I also drank probably closer to 15-16 cups of water yesterday. That’s also how you know its H-O-T.
I'm hoping if I can keep building and adding up the fitness minutes and miles, the scale will go down!
I am a bit concerned about my ankles. I JUST told my doctor two weeks ago how they haven’t been bothering me, and so far this week they have done nothing BUT bother me. It is hard to describe – kind of a burning, really painful, almost seizing up kind of pain? It isn’t the “push through it and it will go away” kind. It is the “You better stop where you are for a second or end up in tears” kind of pain? And that is saying something – because I get migraines and such, so I usually tolerate pain pretty well. What would make tendonitis/ankle issues flare up all of the sudden? Could it be time for me to replace my Brooks shoes?
SO I’m taking today off from working out. I have a ton of meetings and it’s in the nineties here with 100% humidity (They are saying it will storm all day tomorrow – PLEASE DO). I am going to try to give my ankles a break. I have roast chicken and lettuce wraps for lunch and I ate a good breakfast. I had a coupon for a free iced coffee from DD, and I am about halfway through it and can’t finish it. It always worries me, not making my coffee for myself, because you can’t be sure what they put into it. I don’t want it to add a ton of calories or sugar to my day. I am going to be allowing myself one beer tonight at my first new job happy hour, and I’ll probably make it a light one. Tomorrow & Friday are back to the gym! I have a new recipe picked out for tomorrow night too – a gluten free Mexican chicken type thing? It looks good and I hope it tastes good too!
That reminds me – I surprisingly do not miss bread. I have been lettuce wrapping my sandwiches or eating PB2 or hummus on rice cakes. I don’t feel like I’m lacking anything. Last weekend when BF and I had hotdogs, I found myself picking apart the bread because it felt like too much. I used to hit 3pm slumps HARD at work, and not eating bread at lunch seems to help? I’m not cutting gluten 100% but I’m amazed at how much my body/brain is kind of like “Yup, good with that!” Rice cakes and lettuce wraps it is! Who am I?!?!?!
Anyways, I’m feeling pretty good today. Positivity things:
- Three day weekend coming up!
- I am already the only person in my aisle at work for the rest of the week, so I can do squats and calf raises in my office cube!
- I found two pairs of jeans for $7 each at Kohls. One can easily be rolled into cute Capri length for summer, so it is sort of like three pairs of pants for $14. BAM.
- I’m wearing my blue & teal Lilly dress today that makes me feel happy. Love & live colorfully!
- Aw heck, the scale went down. Took forever and it wasn’t much, but it was something! Isn’t that something to be happy about?!
- Today I am CHOOSING to be a happy, kind, giving, friendly, positive person. WOO HOO!