Thursday, March 18, 2010
Today was an especially good day for my organization skills. I had a 6:00 appointment with my trainer, then school, then a coffee meeting, then a short TM run, and then a class - "Butts and Guts." Phew! I had a lot to pack today! Clothes for school, shower stuff, clothes for the gym *after* school... When I scheduled my appointment for this morning, I wasn't sure how I was going to like the craziness. But it turns out that I had a really good day! I had plenty of time to shower and get ready for school, and I got to the gym tonight for a great workout. I think I'll stick with the Thursday morning trainer schedule. I felt great today and had lots of energy.
There are some parts of today that I will have to change for next time, though. I have to get up a little earlier (gasp - maybe like 4:00!) so I can eat a proper breakfast (a good carb-y one) before my workout. It was CRAZY intense, and I could feel my body losing energy - all I had before I went was a banana and a handful of cereal. Lesson learned. I also realized that I have enough time to come home to shower and eat some egg(s). I wasn't sure how my timing would work out, so I grabbed breakfast on the run - a Dunkin Donuts blueberry waffle sandwich. Good in a pinch, but I don't want to be eating that once a week. Bleh. One day a week of a 4:00 wake up time is not going to kill me - I have to keep my goals in mind. There is a super cute skirt hanging in my closet just *waiting* to be worn when it gets a bit warmer.
My eating was not all that great today; for my coffee meeting I had a raspberry mocha and a little baklava. The positive part is that it's only a once-a-week meeting, so it's like a little treat for me. Since I am pretty good most of the time, I am not going to get too bent out of shape over this.
I'm considering an early-morning swim tomorrow. I'm all hepped-up from my super workout day today and it might do me good to carry some energy into the weekend. Between starting with my trainer and the beautiful weather, I have a lot more energy and a lot better grasp on my goals. Tomorrow after school is a visit with my chiro. I'm so excited to tell him about my good runs! Wahoo!
My honey called me on the way home from the gym to say that he had made some soup for me. It was spicy and delicious. He also took some banana bread out of the freezer so I got to enjoy a little bit. I'm winding down tonight with some water.
It's supposed to be another beautiful day tomorrow - I busted out a dress today and I'm busting out a skirt tomorrow. I'm SO loving the warmth and the sun.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
St. Patrick's Day at an elementary school is fun. We have one kindergarten teacher who has his kids wear hats with their names "Irish-ised" like "O'Vanessa," "McSerenity..." it's very fun and I always get a kick out of it.
Last night was some Power Yoga - boy did I need that! Also managed a 10 minute run with no pain. Wahoo! This afternoon is some swimming, but I think I'm going to get some ST in there as well. I have been slacking on the ST and I can tell. If I'm going to fit in my pants in a month, I better get some weights in my workouts somewhere!
Trainer meeting is tomorrow morning. We switched it from the evening; it's going to be a crazy day! I'm going right from the gym to school, and then for coffee, and then back to the gym for a Pilates class. One day isn't going to kill me, though.
I was up WAY too late last night. I finally got Skype on my computer, so I was up talking to my brother and my mom for about 2 hours.
Today I will:
Drink more than enough water
Pack my bag for tomorrow's crazy day
Do some strength training at the gym, even though that means I have to pack a few extra clothes today
Met all goals from yesterday.
Monday, March 15, 2010
I had this as a blog title before, but it's so appropriate.
This weekend was just full of going out to eat! Friday night, Saturday afternoon, and then again last night with honey. We went to this little (I mean, really little - only 20 seats) local restaurant and it was some of the best food I ever had. Veal cheeks (the face cheeks!), polenta, spinach and gorgonzola timbales, homemade tomato pasta with poached scallops, and tiramisu for dessert. The restaurant makes their own bread and their own marscapone cheese for the tiramisu. Because of that, we *had* to get dessert. Who makes their own marscapone??? SO delish.
I enjoyed my weekend, but now it's time to get back into working hard. I went shopping on Saturday and picked up some cute stuff. It's just a wee bit tight (not obnoxiously so, but I am going to wait to wear it) so I made a goal of fitting into it perfectly in one month. This takes the pressure off of me weighing myself, and I have something very concrete to visualize if I ever feel like eating an entire tub of ice cream.
Decided to do three 10-minute runs this week. I'll do them on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. I am excited for a little momentum from re-introducing running into my fitness routine. This along with my personal trainer (I start on Thursday - wahoo!) will hopefully get me into those clothes in a month!
Off to do a little school work - don't have to pack my lunch, I have some leftover veal cheeks (the faculty room is going to smell so good) - and get a big glass of water. I MUST drink enough to flush out all the restaurant food I had this weekend!
Drink at least 4 Siggs of water
Take my on-line quiz
Pick out outfits for the rest of the week
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