Thursday, February 21, 2013
I have a six mile run scheduled for today. It's going to be cold and windy, but I guess that's why I spent the money on winter running gear! Suck it up and I'll be a better runner for it.
Tonight I am giving a group presentation for a class. I hate making excuses, but group projects in grad school are the WORST. People have lives outside of school and it's SO HARD to get together; e-mail collaborations are just so unorganized. BLAH. But anyway, it's put together and I think it's going to be good. Complaint over.
I went to a Pilates class last night; i think I need to make sure I get there every week. I don't do enough core working out on my own. I know it's important, I guess I just have trouble pushing myself to do it. It felt really good, and I can tell that I am getting stronger! Found out how I'm going to get spin certified. It's a little pricey, but the cert is accepted everywhere. I'm planning to go through Mad Dog Spinning - there is an Instructor Training next weekend, so I'm almost 100% sure I'm going to register.
- lots of water
- enjoy my long run. My route is taking me past the house where I grew up, so I'm kind of excited!
- Take a deep breath about my group presentation tonight. It will be just fine.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Yesterday I killed it at the gym. I mean, I was awesome. The weather was crappy, so I went to my school's gym to do my run. And I ended up doing a great upper body workout and an abs class. I was talking to the instructor after class, and she mentioned that they were short on class instructors, and they'd like to add more. So I ended up talking to the director of the gym (my girlfriend works at the university and took me to meet this woman) and she said that she'd be happy to have me as a spin instructor! So now I just need to get certified! I am really excited - this will be such an awesome way to get started with teaching classes!
Something interesting I noticed, though. The cardio equipment was being used by almost all women, while the weights were all being used by just men. I don't like to generalize, but it would have been good to see some women at the weights! So I marched right over there and got my strength training thing going on. I claimed my bench right in the middle of the weight area and did my thing. Yah!
- lots of water (I've been doing much better with this!)
- look for a spinning cert
- work on a group project (and for the record, I HATE grad level group projects. They are always so much more trouble than they are worth)
- swim this morning, Pilates this evening.
- half-day kindergarten subbing
Sunday, February 17, 2013
The past week has been kind of crappy as far as my nutrition is concerned. I had too much chocolate, I went out to eat a bunch of times, and last night's dinner was a waffle, which wasn't even all that good. I wrote about it in my journal because I feel really crappy about it - sluggish, dumpy, blah... I'm pretty sure that my poor nutrition habits had to do a lot with hubs going back to work. Not that I'm blaming him, it's more like I'm blaming myself because I got so used to him planning our meals and cooking them all. I was kind of like a deer in the headlights when it came to cooking last week.
Last night? I didn't feel like taking the time to make a good dinner (and in reality, it takes about 5 minutes to throw together a good soup), so I found some waffle mix, and bam, dinner. Ugh. I was really upset last night when hubs came home. I cried to him about how I felt so awful this week because of my lack of planning, and he was really sweet. He said he was going to leave me "sub plans" for my dinners. What a great guy. Then he reminded me that one week is not going to put me back, and that he loves me. sigh.
- drink lots of water (I am struggling with this again, and it's frustrating)
- make an eating plan for at least the next few days, and grocery shop to reflect the plan!
- work hard at the gym - this morning is a little TM run and some lower body ST
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Yesterday I was RAVENOUS. Not just a little bit, but a lot. And I ate a lot. I'm not sweating it too much - it was one day and I'm back on track today, but still. I definitely notice it, though... today I feel a little more poochy than I did yesterday.
I am subbing today, and then I'm headed to the gym for some upper body stuff. I want to give my strength training the same love as I'm giving my running. And my running is coming along really well. Yesterday I did 7 miles and it felt so good. I took along an orange Hammer Gel and had it about one hour in. It definitely did the trick. I made it to my mileage, no problem. I felt as if I could have kept going, but I am really making an effort to be smart about my training and not overdoing it. I don't have a Garmin (yet - when I hit 50 miles this month I'm treating myself), but my pace was pretty consistent. I use Map My Run, and it showed that my miles were all within about 20 seconds. Not too bad for going by feel alone!
- drink all my water
- keep my eating in check - I honestly think yesterday was my body not knowing what to do with itself because it just ran 7 miles. I think the plan for the next long run is to eat more food, sooner after I'm done. I didn't have very much after my run yesterday, and I think that had something to do with my eating spree.
- work hard at the gym! I don't like to waste my time when I'm there.
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