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Weekly Recap

Friday, November 13, 2009

So overall, I'm very happy with how this week went. I met all my goals, and I had a good week of workouts. Tomorrow I'm going to visit my mom and go to symphony - we're going to a wonderful little Italian restaurant for dinner; I need to really watch what I order. I'm not going to deprive myself of good food, but I know enough now to make smart choices when it comes to restaurant food.
Tomorrow is a shopping day! I want to get some new leggings, a new belt, and maybe some new shoes. We'll see. I saw a really cute pair of Frye boots I'd like to get, but I have to think about spending that much money on shoes. (Do I need them? No, but they are really super cute.) Maybe a new pair of skinny jeans - I'm really enjoying how my legs are getting some definition and looking better. If only the damn inner thigh would go away faster!
Saw a cute sweater purse online; I may go look at that tomorrow, too.
It's time to move the laundry and plant myself on the couch... I plan for an early day tomorrow.

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FITGIRL15 11/16/2009 8:47AM

    Sounds like a great day planned! Hope you found all that you wanted while shopping!!!

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It's time for bed; short Thursday recap

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Today's goals were:

- drink all my water - DONE
- calcium 2 times - DONE
- work on schoolwork - DONE
- compliment someone at work - DONE.

Tomorrow's goals:
30-45 minutes of cardio in the morning. My arms got a killer workout at Pilates tonight, so I'm going to not do ST tomorrow.
Drink all my water.
Take my calcium twice.
Plan next week's workouts and meals. This weekend I am going to my mom's house - we have symphony tickets, so it's going to be a fun weekend. It also means that it's going to be a bit of a lax weekend as far as nutrition goes. While I am still going to make good choices with food and not go crazy, I am also going to allow myself to have some delicious food at the wonderful Italian restaurant we're going to on Saturday before symphony. Their lobster ravioli is just amazing, but who knows... I may find an appetizer or two I really want.

It's time for bed... tomorrow morning is an early gym morning. Tomorrow will mark the end of two weeks of early morning workouts! Wahoo!

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ROGUE_1 11/13/2009 6:52PM

    Great job on 2 straight weeks of working out! I also love how you have incorporated goals such as complimenting someone at work. Keep up the great work!

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KATZABELLAMAMA 11/13/2009 2:18PM

    Awesome goal to have for complimenting someone at work. Not many have that.

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CAMROLA 11/13/2009 9:37AM

    Congrats on all your hard work, and enjoy the weekend. Given how well you've been doing, you'll be more than fine!

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Hump Day Baking

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

I just took some Apricot-Almond Muffins out of the oven and boy, do they smell good! Tomorrow morning is a baby shower at school for one of the kindergarten teachers. His wife is having a baby... I volunteered to bring muffins. I LOVE to bake, and I especially love to bring homemade food to showers and parties. It would have been easier for me to run out to the store and buy muffins, but I think that homemade muffins show that a little effort went into it. Luckily, I only have to bring 12 and there was enough batter for 18. I am going to try one tonight just to make sure they are ok, and to see how the recipe turned out. There is no sugar, just honey and dried apricots. Should be delish!
Tomorrow should be easy for me to resist the food... most of it will probably be store bought. I always ask myself some questions before I eat something at a party/shower; 1) Can/would I make it at home? (If no, it's edible) 2) Is it homemade? (If yes, I'll eat it) 3) Will I feel bad about entering it into the nutrition tracker? (If no, it's a go)
I have to answer all the questions appropriately in order for me to eat it. The exception to the homemade question is if it comes from a local bakery or food store and it's really special. I used to live across the street from a bakery which made the most wonderful donuts. Dunkin Donuts just doesn't cut it anymore.

I put my new braces in tonight, so tomorrow's eating is going to be difficult. My mouth will be sore and I'm sure I'll be eating yogurt like crazy. I may have to stop and get some bananas and sorbet tomorrow night so I can eat something... I'll make some soup, too. I'm halfway through my braces! Only five more sets after this one. I'm very excited to see the end result...

Off to try a muffin, pack tomorrow's lunch, and get my gym stuff ready for the morning. Tomorrow is a day off from ST; I'm going to do some swimming in the morning and go to a Pilates class at night. Wahoo!

Tomorrow's goals:
Drink all my water.
Remember to take my calcium both times.
Work on my school work for 1/2 an hour tomorrow night.
Give someone at work a compliment.

Happy Wednesday night!

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CAMROLA 11/12/2009 12:13PM

    Thanks for sharing--sounds yummy! Good luck and have a great day!

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MUFFIY831 11/12/2009 9:33AM

    Those muffins sound great! Is it a spark recipe? Good luck today!!

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PINKCOCONUT 11/12/2009 7:24AM

    Have an awesome day today and have fun at the shower!!!

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It's only Tuesday?!?!?!?

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

It's been such a long week already! Here are some thoughts for this evening. I'm feeling too lazy to type a cohesive "story" blog.

- When I don't make nutrition goals for myself, I get out of control with my eating. I didn't really plan dinner tonight, so I ended up eating more than I should have. And I definitely should have had more water when I got home. Then I wouldn't have eaten so much cereal.

- Good friends are super important. My good friend M. took me to pick up my car this afternoon - I am so lucky to have good friends.

- When I pack my lunch, I feel SO prepared for the day. Tonight i really didn't feel like doing it just now, but I did and now I feel a million times better than I would have if I put it off until tomorrow morning.

- I still love my morning gym time. I am officially one of "those people" - someone who is at the gym before it opens and waiting in the car for the front desk girl to open the door. My fiance asked me "so what kind of people are at the gym that early?" I replied "You're looking at it!"

- Cars are expensive to fix.

- I think this "early to bed, early to rise" thing is helping me beat the usual fall and winter blues I get around this time of year. I have more energy and I've been feeling a little more upbeat.

It's time to relax on the couch for about 15-30 minutes before bed... I need a little more water and then it's time to set the alarm for 5:06 am. LOVE getting up early. Who would ever have thunk it...


Thank goodness for good friends!

Monday, November 09, 2009

Yesterday as I was driving up a long incline to get to the town in which the grocery store is, my car started to sputter and my engine light started blinking. So I pulled over, and waited a couple seconds, and my light went off and we were on our way. But the car wasn't driving the same... it felt like it was not quite going to make it up the rest of the hill, and it bucked a little bit as it was stopped. Drove it down to my wonderful mechanic after school today, and it's still at the shop. He is going to check some coils in it, give the car a tune-up, and I'll be on my way. Why couldn't this have happened when my car was already *at* the mechanic's getting new tires? So inconvenient to have to drive down there again when I was just down there last week. So my best friend picked me up from the shop and brought me home. I took her to dinner and careful menu consideration be damned. I had the breadstick. And the lasagne. And the dessert. And I even entered it all into my nutrition tracker. The fat really did me in - calories were not obnoxiously over, but over nonetheless. But I don't feel guilty. Tonight was one of those times where what I really wanted to eat overruled the healthier choice. And I actually really enjoyed my meal! I think because it truly was a treat that I didn't feel like I was being a horrible eater.
So thank goodness for my friend... I don't quite know how else I would have gotten home tonight!

My choices about today are this - stay really annoyed at the situation OR get over it, realize that I'm going to have to do things to my car to keep it running smoothly and relax on the couch. I am choosing to do the latter. I could stay really upset, but it won't do any good. It won't change the fact that my car is at the shop and needs to be fixed. Sigh.

I'll end on some positive notes:
Drank all my water today.
Ate a healthy lunch.
Ran 1.5 miles today with no pain in my knee (better than 1 mile of last week).
Got to have dinner with my best friend.
Considered myself very fortunate to have a mechanic I trust.

And tomorrow is a new day. Won't be able to get to the gym early, but I will be flexible and go tomorrow night when I come back from picking up my car. I am off to make tomorrow's lunch and then relax on the couch and drink a little more water.

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LIGHTNINGRUNNER 11/10/2009 10:14AM

    Great news about your run with no pain to the knees. That is AWESOME.

Life happens when you are already busy is my saying...Cars, kids, etc. never get the idea to think of breaking down or needing things while you are out doing things it is only when you are relaxing in life they hit you...Keep on smiling.

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GONE2014 11/9/2009 11:28PM

    Your positives are great! I'm glad the dinner didn't get you down!

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CFMOSS 11/9/2009 8:03PM

    Having seen your blog on 3 different teams I'm part of I finally decided to check in on you. I'm glad for your positives. You have a nice list of them in spite of the problems of the day. I know I've needed to make a point of listing a positive every day because otherwise I get pulled back down. So I encourage you to admire that list of positives because it is a good one. Have a good evening and a great day tomorrow.

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