Monday, October 04, 2010
This is how my honey remembers it's my birthday. He says "you're lucky it's easy to remember!" Isn't it an old military saying or something?
This weekend was SOOOOO nice. Saturday morning I bought myself an iPhone (the first of many birthday presents to myself), then went to lunch with my mom and brother. Had half a ham melt, and then a piece of chocolate cake with PB icing (which is my absolute FAVORITE dessert in the entire world). YUM.
Mom and I went to get our nails done - fingers and toes - and I picked a beautiful blue jewel tone (it's by OPI in their new Swiss line. I forget the name, but it's the darker of the two blues. Just in case you're interested). We also got pink hair extensions - just one little extension. The salon was selling them for Breast Cancer Awareness Month - I thought it was a super fun way to support the research. It's so cute!
Went out to school with my mom where her students were holding a book fair. Got a few new books for my music room - I can't wait to show them to the kids! They are going to love them. Then we went out to local jewelry store - I had a coupon for 25% off one item, so of course I had to use it. Got a beautiful sparkly purple necklace and a cute pair of earrings. I love the jewelry there - I could go crazy!
Went out to dinner with mom and a friend, then it was off to the symphony. It was WONderful. I LOVE symphony season!!!
Sunday was out to breakfast (SOS over homefries - a very rare treat for me), then it was off to head home. Stopped at Target for some classroom stuff, then used a coupon at Ulta. Another place where I could go nuts... especially on all the lotions they have!
Came home, went on a hike with honey, and then came home for a nap. He made DELICIOUS steaks for dinner and we had a good bottle of wine to celebrate.
So I did not track anything this weekend, but I had a wonderful time! Today is a marathon session at the gym for Member Appreciation Day, so I will be burning off a lot of my weekend calories. Water water water.
This evening I am going to post my October goals around the house, since I have already forgotten most of them. Ha!
Time to finish the coffee and head off to school on this rainy morning!
Saturday, October 02, 2010
I love October. It's fall, it's my birthday month, and it's time to eat and drink pumpkin goodness.
This month I am going to focus a bit more on weight-loss. There is a challenge starting at my gym on 10/10 - we have 10 weeks to lose 10 pounds. A pound a week is a lot for me but this will be a good challenge anyway. So to help me meet this challenge, I will stay within my calorie range 6 of 7 days a week. This weekend I'll be down at my mom's house - which means going out to eat a lot. So while I will make the healthiest choices I can, I am not going to track calories. I will allow myself symphony weekend to not track.
This month I will get eight hours of sleep a night.
This month I will get 1000 fitness minutes.
This month I will take more after-breakfast walks - I haven't done this for a while, and I kind of miss it. I liked the walks for the "me time" they gave me. And only ten minutes a day - I can handle that. During the summer, the walks really made those fitness minutes add up!
Plan for 10/2/10 - 10/9/10
- Make healthy choices this weekend but allow for enjoyment (i.e. a glass of wine)
- Pack lunch at night so I don't have to eat so many snacky things at school.
- Get eight hours of sleep a night
- Drink five Siggs of water daily
- On Sunday evening, plan the week's lunch and dinner schedule
Monday - this will be a crazy day. Mini-trainer session with my fitness buddy, 60 minute Intensity class, 30 minute stretch class. (It's Member Appreciation Day at the gym, so there is all kinds of stuff going on.)
Tuesday - Morning workout. (probably a little swim or a little run) Open House is in the evening.
Wednesday - Morning workout. I have a massage scheduled for after school (a little birthday present to myself) so I will NOT be doing anything that evening.
Thursday - Stretch class after school and some strength training.
Friday - morning workout, probably a run
Saturday - morning run (hooray!)
Off to brush my teeth and head out for some shopping...
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Four very good words to describe how I am starting to feel. Ugh.
Last week's excuse - I had a nasty cold (which was true)
Yesterday's excuse - the power went out and I *had* (HA!) to go out to dinner with a friend instead of doing a workout
Today's excuse - well, there really is none. I always go to Yoga and kickboxing on a Tuesday night, it's written in my calendar, so I can't use the "I have something else to do" excuse. So I'm just going to go.
Luckily, I have been reading some very inspiring blogs about some awesome accomplishments - HMs, PRs, dropped #s, jeans tucked into boots... all really great things about being fit and healthy that I have missed out on this week. Decided to run a 5K on October 16th - a women's 5K. I need to get back on the training ball.
- drink tons of water
- GO TO THE GYM for after-school classes
- think of some new goals... if I have time, update my goal tracker to reflect these new goals
- be positive
- clean up the kitchen and pack tomorrow's lunch
- get gym clothes ready for tomorrow morning - it's going to be a bit of a crazy morning, I have a faculty meeting, but I am determined to make it to the gym before school tomorrow.
Off to get some water in me... have a super Tuesday!
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