Tuesday, March 05, 2013
I have class in a short bit, but enough time to recap my day. I had a really hard time getting up with the alarm this morning - didn't sleep very well last night. Ugh. So 30 minutes of snooze later, I got up and ready to run. The plan for today was 8.5 miles - I mapped it out over the weekend so I knew where I was going. Since now I guess I'm in "real training mode," I think I should be keeping track of when and what I eat and how I feel. So I had a little cereal and a cup of coffee about 30 minutes before I went out. I felt good, but I think I could probably stand to wait a little closer to an hour after eating before I run. Took a Hammer gel with me, had it with some water about an hour in. I am quickly getting used to the Hammer gels and I love the energy it gives me to finish strong. My legs started getting a little sore toward the end, but I kind of expected it, as this was MY LONGEST RUN EVERRRRRRRRR!!!!!! Yes, that's right. Hurrah!
Then, because I'm insane, I went to the gym to take a cycle class and an abs class (but to be fair, I went to cycle to see how it was run, and I did a VERY EASY recovery ride). Dropped off my paperwork to work as a Spinning instructor (yay!) and got a free membership. Look out - I'm going to be totally buff by summer. The gym here is SOOOO nice and I could spend a very long time there. I can get back into some strength training and a more regular routine! Yay!
I pretty much stuck to the eating plan today. I *did* have some chocolate chip cookies after my run because I was RAVENOUS and couldn't wait for my enchiladas to bake, but I am doing well with Operation T.U.M.M. My beachy self is going to be ready ready ready for the sun and sand and sunscreen and bikini!
I am going to have some dinner in class tonight. I made a PB&J and have a pear and blue cheese. I have decided that I can't sacrifice my good eating for class - everyone is just going to have to deal with me eating my food there. I can't go through the rest of the semester having a latte and a muffin for dinner three nights a week!
OK! Off to class and to have some dinner!
Monday, March 04, 2013
ARGH my blog disappeared!
- food plan!
- work hard at cycle class!
- remember that I'll be sitting on the beach in two weeks!
Thursday, February 28, 2013
I love to read quotes, and some of my favorite quotes have to do with luck. I noticed that most luck quotes have to do with opportunity and working hard... So lately I've been grabbing every opportunity that comes along! And it's paying off.
On March 26th I teach my first Spin class at my school's rec. center. I have classes two nights a week! I'm really excited. I'm going this weekend to get certified. Which means that I can look into *other* spin jobs at different places, which might lead to something more. It's funny - while I'm not currently in "education," I'm in a different part of education - teaching people how to take care of their bodies. I guess this is what happens when I open my mind to new possibilities.
I booked a trip to Florida! My mom and I are going to Sarasota for our spring break. The hotel looks so nice - it's right by the beach, and there are TONS of water sport things to do. I'm really excited to try stand-up paddleboarding! I still am amazed that my vacation plans include seeking out active things to do. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE sitting on the beach, but I also want to do as much as I can.
Speaking of the beach - for the next two weeks I think I am putting myself on a strict bikini diet. Not depriving myself, but instead filling up on happy-flat-tummy foods. That starts tomorrow - I think "March to the Beach" will be my March theme, at least until I *go* to the beach.
- 6 miles at my mom's house. Get it done!
- drink lots of water
- enjoy the friend visit!
- plan out some March goals and workout schedules
Saturday, February 23, 2013
I have a very hard time deviating from my scheduled workouts. When I do, I feel almost out of control. A little strange, yes, but I'm working on it. This morning it was icy, do I didn't go on a group run I wanted to do. I have a wine and chocolate event later today (fun, right?), so it was like run this morning or re-do my workout plan. I got myself into such a tizzy about this - I have this irrational fear or regressing and/or gaining back my weight if I skip a workout or eat a donut. I am working on this.
So anyway, after lots of nervous pacing and trying to figure out what to do, I made a new plan. (Because I LOVE to plan.) I am changing my 3-mile run tomorrow to a 5-6 mile run (with a group) and rearranging next week's workout schedule. So easy to do, but it took me so long to finally come up with a plan and realize that the world is not going to end because of a little snag in my plan!
Anyway... I swear I'm not really this crazy in real life, and I would tell anyone else they could just change some stuff around, but it's different when it's yourself.
But on to the good stuff.
I registered for my Spinning Instructor Certification program - I will be going to a workshop next weekend. I'm really excited! I also have this irrational problem with clicking "buy" or "purchase" or "confirm" buttons on the Internet. I get worked up when I buy plane tickets, book a hotel, or buy shoes. It's just so... *final*. (even though I've returned plenty of shoes.) But now that I have the workshop booked, I'm really looking forward to it! I'm going through Madd Dogg - and it's a little pricey, but it's the cert that's accepted almost everywhere. I asked the group exercise director at my gym what she recommends, and this was the one she requires of all her instructors. And my gym is awesome, so I totally trust her.
- lots of water. I'm going to a fun little event tonight full of not-so-healthy food (but great people), so I need to make sure I balance it all out with some good ole' H2O.
- Enjoy getting dressed up for this event! I rarely get dressed up to go out, so I'm going to make sure I look great! I bought a LBD a few weeks ago, not knowing where in the heck I was going to wear it, but now I have somewhere to wear it!
- Try not to plan the entire day. I have so many days planned out to the minute lately that I think I just need to let go a little bit and go with the flow.
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