Tuesday, November 08, 2011
Do you remember that t-shirt that Puffy wore one year?
I am beat! I just got home from Power Yoga. The instructor was not the usual one, so the class was much different this week! There were SO MANY challenging parts to this class. This instructor does much more balance and core work than the other one, so I was totally challenged tonight. I am glad the class ended when it did, though, because I was honestly getting a little frustrated. I tried not to, but it just happened. So I was perfectly pleased to go into corpse pose.
Brad and I made vegetarian chili this afternoon. I had an in-service, so it was a short day at work. Corn bread is in the oven, and we're getting ready for a delicious dinner. MMM. (It's a really good recipe - it uses bulgur in it as the "meat." It comes from The New Moosewood Cookbook.) Today I ate a few cookies and another sweet (oops) at our in-service. It was so hard for me *not* to eat them. Sigh... I guess I still need to work on some eating habits.
This week should be a great rest of the week for working out... I'll get some more swimming in, some good strength training, and a little run or two.
- early morning workout (I'm thinking strength training and some interval sprints)
- lots and lots of water
- stay positive!
I voted today! Did you?
Monday, November 07, 2011
This past weekend I went to a wedding with a friend. We stayed at a hotel (the wedding was about an hour and a half away) - it was like a mini-vacation for us.
So anyway, hotel-staying means going out to eat. And so we did. Friday night we had a delicious dinner (I tried my darndest not to eat too much, but that didn't work out so well). We are both morning people, so we woke up early on Saturday and went to Cracker Barrel. If you have never been to a CB for breakfast, hooo-eee you are missing some tasty breakfast. So breakfast was HUGE.
Had a little snack before the wedding, and then off we were.
I don't like to complain about weddings, but this next part is in context of my Sparking. So it's all good. The wedding buffet was a Thanksgiving dinner theme. Cute, right? Well, the food was AWFUL. The roll was stale, the veggies were canned, and the meat tasted/felt like thick lunch meat. Ugh. I had a big mound of mashed potatoes and corn for my dinner. But the good part about this whole thing is that I listened to my body. Typically I would have just eaten what was there because "we;;, it was there." But this time I really paid attention to my body and decided not to eat what wasn't delicious.
So while I was a little hungry, it wasn't horrible because of the gigantic Cracker Barrel breakfast.
Here we are, another week. I am going to continue getting up early and hitting the gym first thing. I love it!
I am going to continue tracking my food, and working on more consistent dinner tracking.
I am going to continue drinking lots and lots of water.
And just this morning, I thought of something that might be fun. Since we didn't have a wedding and we didn't have a party, I was thinking that we might have a big celebration for our one-year anniversary. It's not until July, but I think it would be fun to plan a big summer party for that. I'll bring it up to Brad tonight and see what he thinks about it.
Off to swim! Have a great day!
Thursday, November 03, 2011
Earlier this morning I wrote a blog about how darn early 5am is! Phew!
But I couldn't post it.
I'm back from my swim - I did 30 minutes. I had been doing 20 minute swims for a while, but I decided to up the time. Ten minutes more is a lot more calorie burn! And really, ten minutes is really no time at all.
I feel good. I've been cutting down on my breakfast eating... well, all at once, anyway. A typical morning:
Wake up, have coffee and either a small piece of fruit or a bagel/toast
Swim/gym. (teehee, a fun rhyme!)
Come home and have either fruit or toast (whatever I didn't eat before the gym), second cup of coffee.
Go to school.
Have a small yogurt in the morning before I see my kiddos.
This seems to be working out great! I'm not nearly as ravenous when lunch rolls around, and I'm actually eating less at lunch. Wahoo!
I have GOT to get a manicure. My nails look awful.
Tonight I have stretch class - I can get to the gym in the evening much more easily if I go in the morning as well. Weird. So it's either twice or nothing. Ha!
I need to print out my November calendar... have a great day!
Tuesday, November 01, 2011
My biggest excuse (hahah - *biggest*, and I am busting out of my pants) as of late was that Brad was working all the time and it didn't matter if all I ate was Popeye's and Chinese take-out. Well, that excuse doesn't hold water in November. Brad is home so he would smell the fried chicken on my breath.
I got back on track in October, came to terms with how fat I felt, and I'm ready to take November by storm. November is going to be my friend this month. It will challenge me to not drink too much at an early month wedding (I have a wedding coming up this weekend, and a friend and I decided to get a hotel room for the weekend to have a girls' weekend along with the wedding). November will challenge me to get those grey corduroys looking great again. It will challenge me to lose some chub before Thanksgiving. I will be challenged to drink all my water every day so I don't have the leg cramps that I had last night (HOLY MOLY).
It's already starting out great! My coffee is extra delicious this morning, my bagel toasted without burning, my alarm went off, and I am going to have an AWESOME morning workout. It's a good day.
- drink all my water
- have the strength to say NO to the Halloween candy that will inevitably be on the faculty room table today
- Get a November goal sticker calendar ready!
Have a super day!
Monday, October 31, 2011
So it's the end of the month. In October I acknowledged that I gained some weight and stopped blaming it on my clothes shrinking. I also got my honey back - he's not working right now, and it's wonderful. He's taking care of me, taking care of himself, and I feel like I'm getting back on track with my working out and nutrition.
Today I went for a great swim, and tomorrow morning I'm looking to spend some more quality time at the gym.
Not much else for now... Brad is waiting to use the computer. I'm going to think about some November goals while I take a hot bath.
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