Wednesday, March 24, 2010
A bear in hibernation, that is. I came home from school yesterday, took a hot bath because I was FREEZING and then slept. Woke up to eat a little dinner, then slept some more. Went upstairs, took out my contacts, and slept. Got up this morning, ate some breakfast, and slept. Got up, ate some lunch that honey made (some wonderful veggie soup - very basic and just what I needed) and then I slept.
It's amazing what some good sleep can do for the body. I felt SO horrible last night and this afternoon I feel much better.
I have to admit, though, that I *did* get some other stuff done. I got caught up on some school work - very necessary, and paid some bills. Just had some shrimp curry noodle soup and I'm ready to lie on the couch again.
Didn't go to my classes at the gym last night. Sometimes I can push through a cold, but this time my body was begging me to stay home.
I'm getting back into the nutrition tracking mindset. I don't think I'm doing poorly, nutrition-wise, but I do think I often forget to take into consideration the peanut butter I have throughout the day - on my toast, on my apple, in my soup...
Time to brush my teeth, get a big glass of water, take some decongestant and retire to the couch for a bit.
I have a good feeling that my body is going to thank me for all this rest in the form of a great night of working out tomorrow night.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
When I started with my personal trainer, I told her I wanted some serious arms. Not those little wimpy arms, but arms with muscles. So she set me up on a circuit with push-ups, planks, planks with one arm rows (holy lat muscles), tricep dips on the block, and some various other moves that seriously make me feel my shoulders the next day. BUT! I can tell it's working - honey told me last night "Your shoulders look like swimmers' shoulders." Wahoo!!!
I also did my 15-minute TM run - no pain! Last night was the first night of the new running club I joined, but it was pouring and the radar showed that there were no signs of stopping. I went back and forth about going in the rain, but honey and I decided that it would be better for me to go to the gym. I love running, but I haven't been outside since last fall and didn't want my first foray back into outside running to be in a downpour!
Tonight is some Power Yoga (so it's more planks and "chaturanga" which is Sanskrit code for "push-up") and Sexy Back/Fab Abs. Along with some arms, I'd like some nice back muscles. I'm on my way!
I'm off to get some water and some allergy meds... I don't usually like to take meds if I don't have to, but I think I'm in need right now. I feel like my head is in a bubble!
Today I will:
Drink more than enough water
Do some school work
Plan out this week's breakfasts and dinners to start getting back into the tracking mindset
Sunday, March 21, 2010
For being a rest day, I sure got a lot done! Honey and I did the grocery shopping, went to the hardware store, washed some windows, went for a nice leisurely walk around our neighborhood, and watched some Kitchen Nightmares and Star Trek from the computer. I have decided that I have a little crush on Gordon Ramsey. We actually watch a lot of his cooking on YouTube and we have a bunch of his cookbooks; he's very into eating fresh, healthy and simple. AND he's a runner (he's done a few marathons) and a former pro soccer player (swoon).
Honey is cooking lamb on the grill tonight, and we're having some risotto and snap peas along with it. Creme brulee is for dessert. Yum!
Wrote my paper in only about an hour today - I put it off and put it off... today was finally the day I felt motivated enough to do it. So it's done and sent. Not much time before my next paper is due, though. I can't wait until the end of April when I am DONE with my degree!!!
It's time to finish my glass of Prosecco (what a fun little treat) and get ready for some lamb. It smells heavenly - how I missed the grill!
Tomorrow we are going to wash our one high window - we bought a long window washing squeegee. It will be nice to have it clean - we've been here almost two years and haven't washed it yet (oops). This year is our year to make our house a home. It feels good to have a little ownership in it, even if it does mean spending a little more money. I'm pushing for new flooring downstairs.
My running group starts tomorrow night - I am SO excited for this. I've been sticking to the TM per doctor's orders, so I've been itching for some outside running. My gym buddy joined the same group, so we're going together. Wahoo! We are also going to sign up for the group runs at our gym to prepare for a local 5K. It's the first 5K I ever ran in, so it's a little special for me. Look how far I've come!
OK, a few glasses of Prosecco have got me rambling. I'm off to enjoy the rest of my lovely Spring evening!
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