Thursday, May 20, 2010
This is how I feel today. "I'm going to run tonight." "I'm going to do some ST tonight." Well, for the last three days none of this happened. I got really lazy. I often think "just suck it up and do it," but I just couldn't. Last night I crashed on the couch at 6:00, woke up at almost 11:00, went up to bed, and slept until 5:15 this morning. Today, though, I feel much better than I did yesterday.
So because I was up so early today, I thought, "Carrie, you MUST do something at the gym this morning. You are awake and ready to go. No excuses." So the swim suit went on. I had some coffee and a banana, then headed off to do a 20 minute morning swim. WHY oh WHY can I never seem to remember how good it feels to get a workout in first thing in the morning??? Even a 20 minute swim felt SO good. During the winter I was regularly going to the gym in the morning and I had tons of energy. I didn't feel guilty if I didn't make it back in the evening. Bleh.
I smell a challenge brewing... for the rest of May, I will make it to the gym before school three days out of five. Even if it's a short swim or a simple one mile run, I will make it there. It will not kill me. In fact, in the long run, it will probably make me live even longer.
Today I will:
Drink more than 4 Siggs full of water.
Clean up the dining room table.
Stick to the eating plan. (yesterday was full of cranberry bread, an entire bag of chips, and chocolate mousse. Bleh. Tummy is not happy today.)
Positive things *already* this morning:
I sucked it up and packed a lunch. I thought about just stopping at the grocery store on the way to school, but there is plenty of food here and I don't need to be spending extra money on lunch.
I got on the scale at the gym for a mid-month checkup, and it was good. My "official" weigh-in will be at the end of the month, but I wanted to check my progress. This gives me new inspiration to do this 3-day-a-week-morning-gym challenge until the end of the month.
The weather is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!
This afternoon is a bike ride - temp is supposed to be around 80 degrees. I LOVE warm weather. Yahooooooo!
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
I successfully gave up baked goods and candy for 10 days. I'm going to continue this for another 10 days - this time, though, "baked goods" is changing to "pre-packaged baked goods." This way, if I feel like making a cookie, I can eat it. I also added "no swearing" for 10 days. I don't swear a lot, but it will be a good challenge anyway.
I did not go to First Strides last night. I am still wary about running two days in a row with no rest in between - I don't want my IT band to start acting up again at the start of race season. So tonight I MUST get to the gym (it's going to rain tonight) and do a short TM run and some strength training. I recently read a blog (thanks ONECOOKIE!) about the end of the school year coming up. And I know it sounds like I'm trying to weasel my way out of working out, but the end of the school year is tough. The kids are rammy, the teachers are rammy, and it's draining at the end of the day. Yesterday I came home absolutely exhausted. I know that I probably *should* have worked out, but I just couldn't bear the thought. So after the school year is up, it's time to really kick my workouts into gear.
I want to plug a 10 pound loss by September into Spark and see what kind of calorie counts I get, nutrition-wise and fitness-wise. I'd like to invest in a food scale; I think some of my portion sizes have been slowly and steadily increasing. I think a food scale will be my swear-free streak reward.
Today I will:
Call for that oil change (I got really busy at work yesterday and didn't have time)
Drink more than 4 SIggs full of water (One right now, one on the way to school, at least one *at* school, one on the way to the mall, one at the gym... should be no problem!)
Go to the gym for some strength training
Give someone a compliment
Have a super day!
Saturday, May 15, 2010
In my quest to learn more about myself I've been reading "enlightening" books. I recently read most of a book about how giving to other people makes a person happier. In the book were many examples of how we can give to people - we can give them tangible things, like food and clothing; we can give them services, like serving food or helping them read. We can also give them things like a smile, our time, and a positive attitude. I tend to be an optimist in almost every situation and I've been making an effort to be nice to people, give out more compliments, and be positive.
Karma? Perhaps. This morning the electrician came out to look at one of our heaters - they are the old ceramic heaters that store heat; they are not used much anymore, and there are not many people who come look at them. Well, any homeowner knows that service calls are usually pretty expensive. Today I was preparing myself to write the $80 check for the call and another check for parts. After the electrician finished looking at the heater and explaining everything to me, he said "I was in the area doing some stuff anyway. Since you're such a good customer, I'm not going to charge you for today." What a great way to start out my weekend!
Maybe it's because I wrote out a bunch of thank you notes today for people who helped with my musical. Maybe it's because I made sure to thank the parents for coming to the musical and supporting their kids. Maybe it's because I was friendly in the doctor's office yesterday even after having to wait (I took the time to check out my calendar for more personal training sessions).
It just seems like ever since I've been giving out compliments, thanking people, and being more positive, good things have been happening.
Today is day 8 of the No Baked Goods/No Candy Challenge. I am SOOOO close! I have gotten some great ideas to continue/add on to the challenge for the next 10 days. The next 10 days start on Tuesday.
I will be heading down to visit my mom in a bit - it's the last symphony night of the season. We are going to do some shopping this afternoon, and we're going to give the puppy a bath.
Today I will:
Drink lots of water.
Keep the positive attitude going (who knows what *else* will happen!).
Make good eating choices today (lunch and dinner and tomorrow's breakfast are all going to be out of the house).
It's a beautiful day!
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