Thursday, February 24, 2011
- buy a new pair of purple running shoes.
- Set the alarm for an early morning gym session
- kick your own butt at the early morning gym session
- have in one 20oz. bottle of water BEFORE work
- Look at the sun
- sign up for a meditation class
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
I am in a funk. A serious funk here, people. Well, maybe not *serious*, but a funk nonetheless. I feel like Thursday and Friday's BEAUTIFUL weather was a big "Eff you" from Mother Nature, who promptly brought us back into the single digit temperatures and dropped six inches of snow. And to add insult to injury, the snow came on a day we had off anyway. So we didn't even get a snow day out of it!!!! WTH
I haven't been to the gym since Saturday. Bleh. Last night was Brad's night off, so I wanted to come right home. This afternoon I felt like poo, so I didn't want to go tonight.
This was my night:
- bag of chips (it was the 4-serving bag, "only" 600 calories) eaten ON THE WAY HOME from the grocery store. I HATE eating in the car - I think it looks awful - but I couldn't help it.
- PB&J sandwich - Brad had made some bread (YUM) and I was SO excited that I could throw together a sandwich instead of cook.
- Mango Sorbet - this was maybe only (ha! only!) 300 calories worth of sorbet. I'll tell you what, though... Haagen Dazs sorbet is absolutely AMAZING.
- Nap on the couch while watching Lost Without a Trace (that and Criminal Minds... I could spend a whole day watching it. Oh wait - I did. On President's Day ION TV had a Criminal Minds marathon. I was in heaven.)
- Wake up and talk to my mom... her dog is at a Dog Lodge... she's away on a trip, so her baby is being boarded for the week. She (the dog) has a suite with a pink princess bed. She gets doggie play time. She gets a nap EVERY DAY. She may even get her nails done (by "done," I mean painted). I think I want to stay at the Dog Lodge.
- Wander aimlessly around the internet and end up at Zappos where I find myself looking at running shoes.
And this is where the title of my blog comes in.
I found my running shoes in PURPLE. Not just the little Brooks thingie on the side, THE WHOLE SHOE. WITH BLUE LACES. WHAT?!?!?!?!? How excited am I!!!! I was planning to buy new shoes anyway; I need to get my arse back outside and running, but I just HAD to buy these tonight. They should be here within a week. And I suddenly got this urge to be healthy again. Like go to the gym and stop eating chips healthy. Like suck it up and get up early for a gym session healthy. Like "remember how good it feels to go to the gym early and get it over with" healthy. I am even going to set my alarm tonight so I go tomorrow before school. When I'm half asleep it's harder to talk myself out of the gym.
So I'm off to take a bath, get my gym clothes ready for tomorrow morning, and plan some sort of workout for when I get there. Next week is my "official" start of The New Rules of Lifting for Women workout and getting back into a running routine, but I can certainly do something worthwhile tomorrow morning.
Monday, February 21, 2011
Today I did some baking. A LOT of baking. Mocha-swirl pound cake this morning, whole-wheat bread for dinner (Brad made the dough, I just put it in the oven), and apricot-bran muffins to put in the freezer for breakfasts/snacks. And today I was also kind of lazy. I took a wonderful nap, spent a bunch of time on the couch, and I got my March workout plan loosely mapped out.
I've been sipping on water all day - I am AGAIN slacking on the water. I don't know why it's been so tough for me to drink all my water lately... I have tried the Silly Band trick and even *that* isn't working. I guess I just need to take my own advice - suck it up and do it ("it" being drinking the water).
Tomorrow is an evening stretch class - I think I'll get in some strength training before that. Brad is off of work (hooray!) so I'm going to come home and skip Body Pump. I think I might need a little break from it anyway - my muscles are still sore from Saturday's class, and my soreness doesn't usually last this long. Maybe my body is telling me I need a rest week.
- Drink all my water every day so I can go to the Wine and Chocolate Fundraiser on Saturday night with a clean conscience! ("I drank all my water, so I can have the wine tonight.")
- Buy some new running shoes on Wednesday. I have to get back into running for Pittsburgh at the end of the month! Yahoo!
- Really think before I eat. It's going to be hard with all the baked goods in the house, but I can do it. I will not meet my goals as quickly if I eat tons of baked good every day.
Off to enjoy the rest of my long weekend!
Saturday, February 19, 2011
The other evening I was at the gym in the locker room getting ready, and I heard this woman complaining about all the New Years Resolution Gym Members. She complained that "her" treadmill was taken up, how there were no parking spaces, and something else (I kinda tuned it out). I smiled and nodded like I usually do - I don't like to knock anyone who is going to put the time into going to the gym.
This morning, I heard it again. I went early to set up for Body Pump. Half an hour before class it was already pretty full! I think it's a great energy - the full Body Pump class. But as I was setting up, I hear not one, not two, but at least three people complaining about all the people at the gym. "I've been going here 2 and a half years and I've never seen it this way." Blah blah blah.
I smiled and nodded, and finished setting up my stuff. I left, went over to the cardio room, and everything was full! Every single machine! So did I complain and b!tch and moan? No. I went over to the weight room and got my strength training on. Got some kettlebell and medicine ball training done, and it felt great.
So I came home, and I was really kind of bothered by the negative attitudes I heard at the gym. I mean, it's a place where you go to improve yourself in some way... nobody would be there if that wasn't one of their general goals. If people have been going to the gym for so long and *know* that this time of the year is busy, then they would come early to set up for class. It's not like an extra 30 minutes of something else while you wait for class to start is going to kill you. And if that's an inconvenience, start going on an off time. If you've been going for so long, you'll know when it's busy and when it's not.
Body Pump was good. I really like the class - it gets me doing those lunges and squats that I don't do enough of on my own. And the music is really really good! And it's also good for my ego - I have really good form when I lift; my chiropractor/physical therapist was very big on correct form when I went to do PT. My trainer was really big on form as well; so I am very conscious of what my body is doing when it lifts. So sometimes I look around to see everyone's form (I *know* I'm not the only one!) and I notice how some people are totally using the wrong muscles to do the move. I don't like to judge, but it really makes me appreciate my attention to detail. Brad says that's why I'll make a good personal trainer.
Mom and I went to lunch - I had to give her a pair of glasses for some new lenses, and I had to exchange a shirt. I had some Tom Yum soup and Pad Thai with tofu. SOOOO good. And then an Oatmeal Scotchie cookie from the Toll House store for dessert. Warm and gooey and delicious. Went to Barnes and Noble and picked up The New Rules of Lifting for Women. As much as I like my classes at the gym, I think that March is going to be "me time" at the gym and out running. I'm pretty introverted, and I don't go to the gym to be social. Sometimes I get a little jealous of all the people who talk with their buddies at the gym, but I just don't go to the gym for that. So I think I'd like to get back into putting on my iPod and hitting the weight room by myself. It's so therapeutic.
- finish load of laundry
- take polish off toes
- loosely plan next week's meals
- read my new book and some other good stuff
- enjoy my bubbly!
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