Friday, August 27, 2010
This morning i went to my trainer. This was how it went:
1/2 a mile on the stairclimber.
.75 mile on the TM
.75 mile on the elliptical.
Continue with circuit training:
- weighted hula hoop (I am the WORST hula hooper in the world, apparently. I think I need to get one to practice at home.)
- crunches on a ball with a resistance band
- shoulder press
- jump rope
- back extensions
- bicep curls
- crunches on a little ball (whoo-wee they were hard!)
- pushing the weighted thing across the room (think football drills)
- core work with slidey things for my feet
- step ups with dumbbells
- tricep dips
AAAAHHHH I got my butt kicked today, for sure. It was such a great workout. It was hard, but it felt great.
Came home, ate some lunch (a bacon, cabbage, and tomato sandwich - delish!). Took a nap, went to go pick up my veggies. Got tons more tomatoes, three melons, and some other good stuff. Heated up some chicken mole in a tortilla for dinner. Enjoyed a glass of wine. Did some other stuff in there - vacuumed, some school stuff...
Trainer took my measurements today, including weight and body fat%. BF% went down, but weight did not. I was, honestly, a little disappointed. I got so many wonderful compliments yesterday and I am feeling stronger, but, I was still a little bummed. So when I came home, I looked back on my blogs to see what was going on. I noticed that I wrote an awful lot about how I didn't eat so well. I think that probably has to do a lot with it being summer and being out of a routine. I hate to make excuses, but...
I think I'm going to put some more focus back on nutrition. I like to snack, so I am going to have to get some healthy snacks in the house - think hummus with veggies, fruit, popcorn... easy to eat snacks for when I am feeling like I need something.
There is a new class starting at my gym - INTENSITY. The instructors are all excited about it - I can't wait for a new class! Yahoo! Back to my workout routine!
Going to visit mom tomorrow - I think I'll take my bike and get some bike time in. It's been a while, and there are great roads around her house I can bike on without fear of getting run over. It's not going to be the best weekend for nutrition, but I'm not going to sweat it this weekend. It's mom's birthday on Monday, and we're going to brunch on Sunday. Tomorrow night will probably be going out to eat somewhere as well. Back to school and back to some hard core nutrition tracking.
I think that's about it... I love blogging because sometimes my mind just races and this way I can get everything out.
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Today was the first teacher day back in the classrooms. I spend the day setting everything up, putting up posters and bulletin boards, checking out class lists... and I had my gym clothes ready to go for an after-school workout. HOLY MOLY am I beat. I came straight home. I was so tired from setting everything up, and I was starving. Note to self - get snacks for school so I don't come home and snack on everything in sight.
So with those notes, I am going to make an effort to get to the gym *before* school. I am going to do some strength training stuff at home tonight; I should learn how to do workouts at home anyway, so I can be prepared for snow days. Hm.
Also this weekend I need to work on filling the freezer and getting some groceries. Tonight I realized how much I DON'T want to cook dinner; I'd rather just stick something in the oven. Spanakopita is in right now - I'm glad there was some in the freezer.
My running buddy and I are going to get back into it this fall - she was busy this summer planning her wedding (which was beautiful), so we didn't get to do the running thing. But she's into it again, so I'm looking forward to our Saturday morning runs. I also have a workout schedule planned out for the week (in general) so I think I'll be able to run in a 5K sometime this fall. Yahoo!
Time for some boob tube and little bit of school work... dinner is earlier than I wanted, but I don't want to be eating random food until "dinner time." If I'm hungry later, I can have a little soup or something. Wow... I have more planning to do before Monday!
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
I thought it was just yesterday, but today is cool again. I am wearing jeans and a light sweater (hooray!).
This morning was a little test for me - could I wake up early and get to the gym? Yes! I *did* hit the snooze button twice, but I did it. At the gym by 6:30 for a 30 minute run. The run was kind of bleh today - I wasn't really feeling it, but I busted through anyway. It was a very turtle-y run with a walk in there, but I guess it's just my body getting used to the earliness of it (that's what I'll tell myself).
I'm meeting my dad for a hang-out day today. There's a cute little town about 45 minutes away from both of us, so we're going to do some walking around and lunching. I'm looking forward to the day - it will be a nice last day of summer before the first in-service tomorrow.
Actually, I'm not feeling sad about going back to school. That's always my initial reaction because that's what it's *supposed* to be, but the truth is, I really love my job. I love my kids, I love teaching music, and my colleagues are awesome. Tomorrow is a day to work in our classrooms - I LOVE this day. Putting up posters, getting bulletin boards ready, getting class lists...
- Drink lots of water
- Enjoy lunch. If there is a super dessert, I will get it.
- Go to yoga if I get home in time. If I don't get home to make yoga, I will get something crossed off my to-do list.
- Pack a lunch for tomorrow (eep! it's been a long time since I've packed a lunch. But I have my new SparkPeople lunch box to use!)
- Get to bed by 9:30.
Monday, August 23, 2010
today was a little cool. Rainy, but cool. I love wearing long sleeve t-shirts in the fall - I got a little taste of it today. Yahoo!
Didn't go to the gym this morning, but don't worry, I got my workout in *after* my chiropractor appointment. I wore my gym clothes out the door this morning so all I'd have to do was drive up to the gym after my errands. And it worked! I really really wanted to just come home, but I didn't want to let myself down. Plus, I feel really guilty when I blog that I'm going to do all this stuff and when I read "how was your workout?" if I didn't go, it makes me feel disappointed in myself. (Sorry for the run-on sentence.)
So I had a great chiro appointment, he did something to my back to make a little pain go away that I didn't even realize *could* go away. I thought it was just one of those little things that come every once in a while. But he did like one thing and it was gone. He's amazing.
Did ok with the eating today... I haven't been feeling the nutrition tracker lately, and that's ok with me for now. I know I'll go back to it soon, to keep me honest.
Tomorrow I am meeting my dad for lunch and hang-out time. Haven't seen my dad in a bit, so it will be a nice day. It's also a planned run day, so I will have to make it to the gym early tomorrow morning. I'm actually looking forward to getting up early... I love the mornings.
I did what I needed to do today... didn't do 1/2 an hour of cleaning by the timer, but I did a bunch of little things throughout the day so I'm going to give myself a smiley for that one anyway.
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