Tuesday, June 01, 2010
School is winding down and I can finally start thinking about how I'm going to take care of myself this summer. My goals are only weekly right now - it's hard for me to keep track of anything longer. So this week I will:
Get to the gym three days before school (Day 1 - done!)
Enjoy sweets that are NOT baked goods or candy.
Write everything I eat in my food diary. I am trying an experiment (thanks PinkC!) where I'm writing down what I eat, when I eat it, and how I feel when I eat it (did I enjoy it? Was I really hungry?). I think this will help me curb the random cereal eatings that I've been doing lately.
Today's household stuff:
clean the upstairs bathroom
clean up closet room
Stick to the lunch I packed
salad with grilled chicken for dinner
pear for dessert
Lots and lots of water
Monday, May 31, 2010
This morning I ran in the Tortoise and Hare 5K in a very nice little town. The race started at 9:00. I left my house at 7:15, and it was already hot. Like really hot. By the time I got to the park, it was REALLY hot. It must have been in the mid-80s when the race started. And it was humid. I think if I would have gotten on the scale after the race, I would have been very happy - I probably sweated away 5 pounds.
The course was full of "rolling hills" which was apparently code for "hills that, even though they are not that steep, are really long." My time for the first mile was 10:32; I wasn't too hopeful for getting a PR for the race. I knew the heat would make me slow. My time for the race was around 33:??. I didn't look at the clock that closely. I knew it was in the 33:00 range, though.
I'm actually kind of surprised at my time - I haven't been out that often the last two weeks; the week after my 1st 5K of the season had NO running in it, and last week I only ran twice. My next 5K is on June 12, so I need to learn from this lesson and get some more runs in between now and then.
I saw my penguin running buddy there, and he asked when I was coming back to run with the running club. I think my knee is finally ok to run the 4ish miles they do, and I'm comfortable with having to walk if I have to. I think I'll go on Thursday. Yahoo!
Spent a lot of time on the couch after my race today. I had a horrible headache - I have a feeling that I was really dehydrated after the race.
Good things for today:
I drank a ton of water.
Packed my lunch for tomorrow.
Did a bunch of laundry.
Worked on some June goals.
Found a good notebook to use as a food diary, which is part of my goals for June.
Sunday, May 30, 2010
I bought eggs from the farm on Friday. Today when I cooked my egg, I saw the vibrant yolk. I never knew that eggs had a smell, but I smelled the egg when it cooked (it was a good smell). The yolk tasted amazing. It was unlike anything I ever ate. Today I savored an egg. I don't think I ever savored an egg before.
Today I will:
Drink a ton of water to flush out all the restaurant eating I did yesterday while away from home.
Take paper to be recycled.
Pick some strawberries if the orchard is open.
Saturday, May 29, 2010
It's the last Saturday of the month, so I think I'll do some reflecting.
Fitness: I didn't burn a ton of calories, but I was pretty consistent. There was one week in there where the fitness minutes were lacking... I made an effort to get outside a lot, though. I started a new challenge running through the end of the school year where I'm going to make it to the gym at least 3 times before school. This week was 4 times - I know I can do this for two more weeks. Strength training and yoga did not play a big part of fitness this month - going to add more in June.
Nutrition: I did a 10-day No Baked Goods/No Candy Challenge. I think this challenge helped in my weight loss this month. Three pounds! I didn't deny myself sweets, just chose to eat sweets I knew I wouldn't eat a million of. Today is the start of another 10-day streak.
Sleep: I am pretty good about keeping a regular sleep schedule. There were a few late nights in there, but not many. I am enjoying my early to bed, early to rise schedule.
Went running this morning with my running buddy. It was a great day - a little overcast, so not too hot. We did about 40 minutes. Tomorrow is a rest day in preparation for my 5K on Monday.
Going to visit my mom today. I wasn't going to take the time to drive down, but if I didn't, I'd just sit around here and mope because honey is working and I'm sitting here. None of that.
Today I will:
Drink a whole lot of water (I think I'm fighting off a cold)
Not go too crazy with the shopping
Enjoy the company of my family.
Hooray for the long weekend!
Friday, May 28, 2010
This week's goal was to get to the gym three times *before* school. I made it four times. Yahoo! I have two more weeks of this challenge - and then school is out. Hooray!
The no candy streak started and ended today. I had a 3 Musketeers bar. I don't really even know why... it didn't taste good, and I didn't even have a bad day that I could blame the candy bar on. Weird - I haven't had candy in a really long time. Bleh.
Picked up my CSA veggies this afternoon. Spinach, lettuce, rhubarb, asparagus, garlic vinegar, oregano... and I bought some Alaskan salmon, eggs, and a chicken-veggie pastie. I wanted to try the pastie for an easy dinner. I don't think I'll be getting one again. It was alright, but I think I would have enjoyed a bean burger a bit better. Lesson learned. I wouldn't have known if I wouldn't have tried it.
Laundry is in, dishwasher is going, and the decaf tastes delish. I'll do just a little more cleaning up before I retire to the couch.
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