Thursday, March 08, 2012
So I'm going to toot my own horn a little because sometimes I love to do that.
- my girl crush at the gym said I'm looking like I'm losing weight! She is a Marine who is training for a 70.3 Ironman. She also does some crazy good pushups, and was giving me some good tips on my form.
- one of the kindergarten teachers at school said I was looking skinny!
- one of my good friends said that my skin was "glowing"
- Today I ran three miles with NO KNEE PAIN!!!!!! HOOOOOORRAAAAAAYYYYYY!
- I am feeling more mighty than ever. My pants are fitting AMAZINGLY, and I'm actually looking forward to going spring shopping with my mum on Saturday. This weekend is going to be really fun - Saturday we are going shopping, and Sunday we are headed down to the Philadelphia Flower Show. I've never been, so I'm really excited about it!
Time to cook some dinner and get some laundry going...
Tuesday, March 06, 2012
Quick one today. I am very lethargic. Feeling blah. Not enough water.
But! I had a delicious caramel macchiato at Starbucks this morning. Not too sweet, perfectly hot... I think I found my new favorite coffee drink.
Didn't go to yoga. Couldn't bear the thought of leaving the house after I got home. It was a stressful day at work. Lots of bummed-out teachers for various reasons.
Time for some water and the couch.
Monday, March 05, 2012
I'm either crazy exhausted or I'm fighting off a cold. I came home from school today, crashed on the couch, and took a 45 minute nap. Sigh. And that was after a night with a full eight hours of sleep, and a morning workout. Tomorrow I'm planning on an evening yoga class. It's been a while since I've gone, and I miss it. I'm not very good at getting to the gym after school, which is why I hardly go anymore. I suppose now that it's staying lighter, later, it will be easier for me to get out and go.
I just inhaled four mini corn-molasses muffins. The Carb Craziness just came over me. And now I'm super full. I guess I should have just had some water, but I couldn't help it! Luckily, those attacks are much fewer than they used to be!
I've been doing really well with tracking my food. My protein intake has been awesome! Brad and I have been eating more fish, and I've been making a conscious effort to make sure I get lots of protein.
Tough Mudder is coming up quickly! My new strength circuit is kicking my butt. The second part looks like this:
50 walking lunges
Repeat 2 X
40 jump rope
20 bench jump overs (put two hands on a bench, jump over with both feet from side to side)
10 dumbbell single arm clean and press
Try not to pass out
I'm having a heckuva time focusing on one thing at a time. I signed up for a triathlon in June, and I keep thinking I need to start *that* training plan, too. But I really can't start that until after the Tough Mudder. My training plans are two totally different things! I constantly need to tell myself that I have to get through the Mudder first, and then concentrate on the tri. Time to make some lists... I'm feeling overwhelmed.
Off to read some blogs and articles... then pack my lunch.
Friday, March 02, 2012
Holy moly am I full. My bestie and I went to Red Lobster for dinner tonight. We know how to live it up when we go out to eat - margaritas, lobster mac and cheese, dessert... we *do* share dessert, though. And I only ate a little less than half of my cheddar biscuit. So it wasn't a total pig out. We had such a great time!
A few weeks ago, she asked me if I wanted to go on a road trip down to Florida so she could visit her grandmother. I thought it sounded like a blast! A couple days later, she told me that her mom thought it sounded like a great idea and asked if she could come too. Ugh... I really didn't want to go on vacay with her and her mom. I finally told her that tonight. She agreed, and she's going to tell her mom "no." So our trip is back on! Hooray! Time to start planning! Yippee! Road trip!
And guess what? Tonight I wore a pair of pants I haven't worn in many months! Hooray! This morning when I was at the gym, I noticed how much less of a muffin I had while working out. In fact, my top looked loose. Like a good loose - like "this girl is fit and doesn't wear too-tight stuff to work out in."
So I think I'll have a little water before bed so I can start getting the Red Lobster Sodium Fest out of my body, and tomorrow I'll have lots and lots of water.
Time to look at some fun Southern stuff to do!
Thursday, March 01, 2012
It happens, without fail, on the first of every month. I sing Bone Thugs. I can't help it!
Today's calendar quote says "Plant seeds of kindness and harvest happy hearts." So that's what I'm going to do today! You sure do get a lot more bees with honey than with vinegar.
Yesterday was such a fantastically lazy day. Funny - I remember reading a blog (was it Judi's?) about how on workout days, she ate less, and on rest days, she ate more! It happened to me yesterday. I had an afternoon snack of popcorn (Rookies - yes, actual, real popcorn) and had some other snacks that I usually don't have. Weird.
And this morning, as I cursed my alarm, I thought about how easy it is to "fall off" the workout wagon. I re-set my alarm this morning and said to myself "Ugh I'll just go after school." But after lying there for five minutes thinking "who am I kidding?!?" I woke up and I'm ready to go. The big mug of coffee is delicious.
Today's workout is a cardio circuit:
step mill - 1 mile for speed
treadmill - 1 mile for speed
elliptical - 1 mile for speed
step mill - .5 mile
treadmill - .5 mile
elliptical - .5 mile
Off to finish my coffee... have a mah-velous March 1st!
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