Sunday, February 19, 2012
Earlier this morning I went back through some old Spark stats, because I like to do that sometimes. I saw something interesting - at the beginning of my weight-loss journey, when I was losing lots of weight, I was also earning the most Spark points. I was active on Spark, blogging, posting on boards, getting points... and in 2011, when I kind of had a stagnant/gaining year, I wasn't as active - my Spark points started curving down. This is really no surprise - I am the most excited about my own journey when I'm sharing other people's successes. Hm.
Last night I woke up in the middle of the night with an awful leg pain. I didn't figure out until this morning that it was probably due to almost falling on my rear end last night when I went out on the porch, not knowing that there was a thin sheet of ice on it. I was able to not fall, but I think I pulled something in the process. Ugh. So I'm not as rested as I would like to be today, but I'll make do.
I have lots to do today! I have to get a sensor removed from a gift (argh) before I go to my mom's house and have lunch, and then I'm going to a baby shower for a good friend. How fun! Then it's home to my honey.
- drink lots of water
- don't get carried away with eating at the baby shower! Keep a glass of water handy. Brad even said to me "just be careful eating. You've been working really hard and I want you to keep being happy with yourself." Isn't he amazing?!?!?
- Enjoy the day! Sometimes I get so caught up in what I need to do in the future that I can't really enjoy what's going on at the time. It's going to be super fun today!
Time to get ready to go... have a super day!
Saturday, February 18, 2012
I feel very fortunate today. On Thursday morning I came down with a nasty stomach bug, and today I feel much, much better. I feel fortunate because I was able to take sick days for the last two days, sleep it off, and take care of myself (and have Brad take care of me). I know that not everyone can do this. And this is a problem! I don't know what I would have done if I had no sick days... I was MISerable on Thursday, and yesterday was no picnic, either. Sigh...
Anyway, today I am joining the land of the living. I'm going out to get a baby shower gift and a few things for myself. I'm such a crazy woman that even when I go shopping for fun, I take along a list of things I want! It works for me, though. I don't end up with 68 black sweaters but no pants.
The painting is going to pick up again this weekend. We didn't do anything this week, and I'm actually ok with that. This afternoon we're going to prep another two walls, Brad's going to paint them, and then we'll be almost finished with the huge area! Then the fun of re-doing the bathrooms. I'm actually looking forward to doing that. And then... talking to our realtor! Phew! Yesterday I decided that I felt well enough (for about 15 minutes) so I thought I'd give the piano moving a try. Now, if you've ever tried to move a piano, you know it's damn hard. But I grabbed the handle, lifted with my legs, and voila! I moved the piano! Far enough away from the wall to paint. WOOOOOOOT. All this gym time is paying off. FUNCTIONAL FITNESS!!!
- drink lots and lots of water. I need to rehydrate myself from my sickness. Even though I drank Gatorade and water, I seriously need more. It was the kind of sickness where even the thought of water made me nauseous.
- stick to the shopping plan! I like to get treats for me, but I also have to keep long-term financial goals in mind.
- prep the next painting area.
It looks like I'll get back to the gym tomorrow. This sickness, while sucky, has been a good opportunity for my body to get some rest. I've been working it really hard, and I think it will thank me for the break!
Monday: meeting with my trainer. We are setting up a circuit to get me ready for the Tough Mudder. I'm getting excited - the other day at the gym I did a pull-up with only 20% assistance!
Have a super day!
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
What a wonderful day. I left a scavenger hunt for my honey this morning, and he stopped by school this afternoon to deliver some flowers to me! I love my hubs.
I worked out like a mad woman this morning. I did a 30 minute run, and then a 30 minute circuit. Phew! Tomorrow is a rest day and I seriously need it. I was running a little behind schedule this morning, so I stopped at Dunkin' Donuts on the way to school. Got a bagel with sausage, egg and cheese - I managed to stay away from the donuts! It was only alright. It was fine for today, but it made me very glad that I am usually able to eat at home and can have food without so much fat and grease. And the bagel thing had 650 calories. HOLY MOLY!
So water water water. Brad is cooking some Thai-style fish for dinner - I can't wait!
Hope your day was happy!
Monday, February 13, 2012
I'm officially registered for my first sprint triathlon! A few weeks ago I picked up a postcard at the gym. I looked at it for a little while, and just didn't get up the nerve to sign up. How do I transition? How do I train? Where do I get a wetsuit? What shoes do I get? AAAAAHHHH
But I'm not fretting! I was once a first time 5Ker, and I was once a first time weight-lifter. And just like those things, I will be a successful first time triathlete. I will use my resources (Spark! my trainer!) to learn about this, just like I have everything else.
This seems to be the year of busting out of my comfort zone. Adding new goals, pushing myself past what I ever thought I could do... I feel really good. And one really awesome side effect of all this comfort-zone-busting is that I'm losing some weight! I'm not necessarily *trying* to lose it, but in order for me to be the best Tough Mudder I can be, dropping some inches is pretty much inevitable. I have some great forearm muscles forming (who knew?!?) and I'm getting the little line on my legs again from all the lunges and squats. I can do pushups four ways, in one workout, and I can deadlift over 100 pounds easily.
Brad has been super supportive (as always) and he's even asking me to give *him* some workouts he can do at home! I show him what I'm doing, and he loves it. It feels good to know that he thinks I know a little bit about this fitness thing!
It's time for the couch and a glass of wine. I think tomorrow morning will be some circuit training...
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