Monday, June 07, 2010
This weekend was kind of strange. There were some moments where I was totally blah and other times when I was loving it.
Saturday started out as a bust. I woke up early and waited around for honey to wake up- we were going to get some fresh strawberries, run some errands, spend some time together. I went to wake him up and he says "I'm really tired, I'm just going to sleep in." I was in a foul mood that morning. But then I came home after having some time to cool off, and realized that it wasn't the end of the world. Had a great workout that afternoon and it was good.
Yesterday we went grocery shopping in the morning, stocked up on some yummy food (including a rack of lamb - yum!) and spent the day relaxing and enjoying each others company. We cooked together, and we had dinner all planned out. And then the electricity went out. Right as we were getting ready to start dinner. Dinner was going to be lamb on the grill, which we still could have pulled off, but the rest of dinner was stovetop stuff. Bleh. So off to get pizza we went. The pizza was only ok, but we had it with the really good wine that honey bought for the lamb.
I think the power finally came on around 11:00. I was most worried about all the food we had just bought - there's a lot of money sitting in our fridge and freezer! We kept the door closed all night, so all our food survived.
Today is some early morning swimming (have to get a jump on burning off those pizza and wine calories - ick) and my last full day of school for the year. Yahoo! Honey and I are going to have the lamb tonight - no wine, but we'll live.
Today I will:
Drink a ton of water
Clean up the downstairs clutter
Plan my workouts for the week
Find something to buy at the Spark People store with my $20 gift certificate that I won this morning! Wahoooooo!
Saturday, June 05, 2010
Today was full of farm-fresh food. Egg for breakfast, strawberry smoothie for lunch, fresh greens with strawberries and garlic vinegar (vinegar from the farm, too!) for dinner...
Picked up two containers of strawberries this morning and one is almost gone already. I started some strawberry mousse for dessert when honey gets home from work. It was SUPER easy and I'm looking forward to trying it later. (The recipe is from The Enchanted Broccoli Forest cookbook - one of my favorites.)
Took a nap this afternoon and in NO WAY felt like going to the gym. Went anyway and sweated a lot. It felt good. Got a good whole body workout in. Yahoo! Once again, the feeling I got after I left the gym was all worth it.
Tomorrow morning I'm planning on a short swim. I think for the summer I'm going to get back into writing my workouts in my calendar so I know exactly what I want to work on each day. I think I'll even start tonight. It's a beautiful night, so I'm off to the deck to read and plan.
Friday, June 04, 2010
At least I'm *pretty* sure that's how you say "Friday, I adore you." I was feeling non-English for a minute.
Today I woke up feeling much better. Yahoo!
I wrote all my food in my diary, and how I felt when I ate it. I had four (yes, 4, bleh) cookies at lunch today. I think I was just so excited to have my appetite back that I went a little crazy. All I ate yesterday was a bowl of soup and a few crackers, so I don't think the cookies put me *too* much over for the week. I drank a ton of water today - it was SOOOO hot and humid in school today. We don't have a/c, and the music room was like a sauna. Like an actual sauna. The kids were antsy, I was antsy... boy was I glad to go home today. Next week is supposed to be a little more tolerable.
My hair is growing out nicely - I can put it up in a little nub, put in some clips, and it's good to go. Perfect for the heat.
I'm thinking about tomorrow already. Honey and I are going to get some strawberries (either picking our own or going to the farmers' market) in the morning. I'm going to make it to the gym at some point for a TM run and some strength training, most likely upper body. I will keep hydrating myself like crazy - this humidity is crazy.
Rest of tonight - maybe a tepid bath, a little TV, and my regular bed time of 9-9:30. I love love love getting up early. I plan on continuing this schedule when school is out for the summer; it's just too nice. I'll be able to get to the gym early - get it out of the way.
Thursday, June 03, 2010
I really hate being sick. Having to lie on the couch, not doing anything, does not work for me. It makes me feel lazy - I don't like feeling lazy.
This morning around 3am I woke up feeling pretty horrible. Woke up again at 5:00, my usual time, still feeling bad. Took a shower, thinking I'd feel better, but I didn't. When I went downstairs I slept on the couch for 45 minutes before I had to leave for work. I should have been smart enough to call for a sub, but we had a bridal shower for someone at work and we're at the end of the year!
Went into school feeling absolutely awful. Everyone kept asking me if I was ok, so I obviously looked like hell. I felt so bad that I almost started crying. Bleh. I went to the nurse and she sent me home. Thank goodness. I took some Motrin and spent the morning in bed. Came downstairs and spent the afternoon and evening on the couch. My stomach is still hurting (although not as much) and I think I'm still running a fever. I am keeping my fingers crossed that I get over this for tomorrow. It's a bummer to be sick at the end of the year.
If I don't get to the gym tomorrow morning for my challenge, I guess I can't be too upset. Maybe I'll try to get there tomorrow evening after I pick up my CSA veggies.
Bleh. Tomorrow is a new day.
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
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