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June 17th Sunday Funday!

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Sunday

Last day of the weekend! Gotta make it a fun one!

Today was an overall decent day, I managed to work, workout, and get out and about! Had lifeguarding for a good 5-6 hours, then swam, then went to see That’s My Boy! Which was a good laughing/ab workout hah! Lifeguarding was a bit nicer today since I was indoors, it ended up storming, but I didn’t have to worry since we were inside and thankfully could get a good swim workout in too! The movie was a good break from working this weekend, getting me ready for the work week more or less, but I snuck in some guilty pleasure snacks!! Bad news bear!! I had panera for lunch; tuna salad on whole grain & a cup of french onion. Then a few hours later, I got some buttery/salty & DELICIOUS popcorn at the movie, but I drank water, so that might be a bonus? And then had a single scoop waffle cone of pralines and cream. BAD! haha fudgeeee….

Body Update: Feeling significantly less sharp pain today which is surprising! I was expecting to have a bit more pain from working all weekend long, but it does seem to be getting a bit better. Woo-hoo!

Workout

I swam for 15 minutes this time! Moving up a couple minutes each time, still doing full laps in the pool, alternating freestyle and breaststroke. It was a little bit easier than on Saturday, Since I’m not a particularly proficient swimmer, I get more of a workout since my form is not streamlined per say so I have more resistance from the water. Also, alternating between each style allows me to get a bit of recovery or catch my breath slowing down the pace instead of just stopping completely.

Food

According to my Calorie Counter App I burned over 3,280 calories and consumed 1,972 for the day. Breakfast was Honey Nut Cheerios with Milk.  I had a snack of Greek yogurt, strawberries, and a banana. I had a small cup of French Onion Soup with a whole grain baguette and a whole Tuna Salad sandwich on whole grain with tomato, lettuce & onion. I didn’t eat dinner but I had pralines and cream ice cream in a waffle cone and movie theater popcorn. A little too good for me!! Bad@@

June 16th Sun, Swimming & Sunburn!

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Saturday

Weekend! Woo, Finally! It was nice to not have to deal with rush hour traffic today! I ended up lifeguarding (weekend job during the summer) today for the morning shift. I made a promise to myself that I would pack some healthy food to eat and carry my water bottle around like a crucifix because it was going to be a hot one! I made sure to put sunscreen on my shoulders and some on my arms because I know I burn easily however I failed to realize that when I got out of the water from swimming and cooling off that some had washed away. So I’m left with splotchy sunburn all over!!

I have it on my thighs, back of my neck, and my face. Lookin like a hot pig or a lobster, whichever visualization you prefer. I did manage to go swimming around the pool during the rest periods and do some lap swimming as well! Definitely  a great workout!

I didn’t eat a huge amount during the day, but I did go to Chipotle for dinner and out for a few drinks as well, so I had my cake and ate it too! I was also craving a shamrock shake from McDonalds because (as sad as this is) we were sitting outside at Chipotle eating and there was a sign on the McDonalds across the street that said try a shamrock shake and I LOVED them around St.Patricks Day, I was practically drooling even though I had just ingested over 1,000 calories and then I took out my iPhone and googled how many calories are in a shamrock shake… HOLY SH*T! A small shamrock shake has over 580-600 calories. WOOF! Definitely did not get one! Go me! Hah..

Body Update: Feeling significantly less sharp pain today which is surprising! I was expecting to have a bit more pain from working all weekend long, but it does seem to be getting a bit better. Woo-hoo!

Workout

AyyyeeYYoooo Switch uppp!!! Yeah, you heard it right. Finally started swimming this weekend! So lucky to be at the pool and on breaks or when I’m done with my shift I can go and swim around the pool and swim laps for however short or long.

Workout

I swam for 12 minutes doing full laps in the pool, alternating freestyle and breaststroke. Since I’m not a particularly proficient swimmer, I get more of a workout since my form is not streamlined per say so I have more resistance from the water. Also, alternating between each style allows me to get a bit of recovery or catch my breath slowing down the pace instead of just stopping completely.

Food

According to my Calorie Counter App I burned over 3,361 calories and consumed 1,852 for the day. Breakfast was Honey Clusters Cereal with Milk, some orange juice, and an english muffin with butter. I had a snack of leftover couscous and fresh cut kernel corn. Lunch was chipotle!! Yikes! I had a burrito, steak, rice, black beans, mild salsa, sour cream, cheese, lettuce, and guacamole. I drank a ton of water all day to help smooth over me getting that calorie and salt overload. I didn’t necessarily eat any dinner, I just went out for drinks, but I DID manage to avoid binge eating after all that drinking. Proud of myself for not hitting up taco bell!

June 15th Take Me Out to the Ball Game!

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Friday

Today was a decent day, it started off really well, got up on time for work, had some breakfast, and then ended up not really having an appetite all day. I don’t know if it was the food I ate for dinner the night before or if my body was just not liking what I was feeding it, I had an upset stomach and didn’t want to eat a thing for lunch.

I walked around downtown for the Marine Week festivities and that was a good time, nice weather, lots of people, and definitely some new things I haven’t seen that close in person anyway. It was a nice little escape from my office and the day was a bit slow, so getting out was fun. I saw a lot of food trucks close by to where I work, found where the Jimmy John’s is by me (could be a bad thing!) and a few other restaurants as well. However, none of them were appetizing since I felt like crud and I couldn’t justify spending money since I was heading to the Indians game later that night also.

So, back at the office I managed to eat a little of what I brought for lunch, but couldn’t even finish my salad and that’s surprising, even for me. If I wouldn’t have eaten anything, I would have been a wreck after happy hour with nothing in my stomach, so pretty glad I ate what I could. We headed to the Indians game and to my drunken logic’s surprise, I chose to have a GRILLED CHICKEN SANDWICH! Not a hotdog, not a cheeseburger, but grilled chicken. Granted, I had water, but I did have waffle fries so that’s a ding, but all in all, I’m pretty proud of my decisions sans the waffle fries and drinks.

Body Update: Not having the best time with my hip issue. It’s starting to go down to my knee and is just killing me, both with not being able to workout and on the scale (I don’t even want to talk about it!) Beyond frustrating. The walking may or may not have helped, but I’ll keep you posted!

Workout

Lots of walking and the calories burned were based on the time spent walking, Google Maps, and the heat!

Food

According to my Calorie Counter App I burned over 2,534 calories and consumed 1,504 for the day. I do think I burned more than that from all of the uncalculated walking I didn’t put in there, but either way I got in some exercise!

Breakfast was Honey Clusters Cereal with Milk, some orange juice, and coffee with the works. Lunch was leftover grilled asparagus, a mixed greens salad with ranch, cucumbers, and tomatoes. For dinner I had a grilled chicken sandwich, lettuce, tomato, a mix of mayo/bbq sauce, and some waffle fries. I barely ate the bun because I knew it was a calorie trap. I had 3 margs and part of a tequila sunrise, which wasn’t very good, but it was bought for me so I felt a bit obligated. Overall, did pretty well, always could’ve been worse!

 

June 14th Slackin’ ….

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Thursday

Today was alright. And that’s kind of putting it nicely. I feel like crap from my hip hurting and I’m so afraid of making it worse to the point of having to stop working out all together. I went to yoga as per the schedule and felt great after. However, I took Motrin so as to not be in excruciating pain the whole time. I wanted to go for a run but the fear of being in more pain later on just made me not go.. Which didn’t sit well with me either. I miss running. A LOT. And I probably lost the milage I already gained. F@#K! I was able to eat decently for a good part of the day up until dinner, when I decided to have some homemade pizza.. Not the best choice and regretted it completely. Point blank, I need to stop eating crappy foods haha….

I used my Calorie Counter App on my iPhone to track my food intake as well as mapping my run on Map My Run.

Workout

Took their Centergy class which is a mix of pilates and yoga and it’s an hour long and it got a good burn going.

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Food

According to my Calorie Counter App I burned over 2,641 calories and consumed 1,607 for the day. Breakfast was a banana and coffee withthe works. Lunch was a Greek yogurt, cantaloupe, pineapple & strawberries, half of a red pepper, half of a cucumber, a Stouffer’s frozen lasagna and some whole grain Goldfish Crackers for a snack at work. Before my workout I had garlic couscous leftovers, pork tenderloin leftovers, and a few scraggly pieces of broccoli. For dinner after yoga/pilates I had a lean burger grilled with some A1 and Worsteshire sauce, two small pieces of homemade pepperoni pizza, and grilled/steamed asparagus with a lot of milk. Not proud of the extra ‘junk’ at lunch and dinner. AT ALL.

June 13th Hump Day Blues

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Wednesday

I did not work out again today… There was definitely a series of events that knocked me down more than a few notches and they’re starting to dishearten all the process I’ve been making. Number One: My hip injury is a serious problem. Number Two: The Scale has been messing with my head. Number Three: Family criticism and their overall ‘crap’. I’m at the point where I know it takes more than a few days to lose the weight and get trim and toned but DARN! is this hard! Sheesh. (that was without the swear words). Honestly having a rough time not working out..

Food

According to my Calorie Counter App I burned over 2,484 calories and consumed 1,456 for the day. Breakfast was (shitty) blueberry muffins, a banana, and coffee with the works. Lunch was a mixed greens salad with ranch, cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, sunflower seeds & shredded mozzarella cheese, and some whole grain goldfish crackers for a snack at work. I ended up going to happy hour and that kind of influenced my decision to not go workout as well. I had 2 Margs, and barely had any of the appetizer which was chips, salsa, queso, and guac. When I got home I had some of my leftovers from earlier in the week, but made sure not to overindulge either; garlic couscous, chicken and a lot of milk. Overall, not the healthiest, but it was fun.

June 12th So Icy, of the Ice Bag and Ice Cream Variety!

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Tuesday

Decent day to say the least, had a plan that I would be strategically taking today off, as an ‘off day’ from working out because my hip pain has been borderline unbearable. I have done some research and found that it isn’t my IT Band, it’s bursitis in my hip, which is making my entire left leg a problem. Which is almost worse than before I’d say. It’s definitely an overuse and irritated injury and it’s not forgiving with the time I’ve been trying to take off, the ibuprofen or icing either. I can barely sleep comfortably and wake up and can barely move. This is unpleasant. Also, I knew I was going to be babysitting/hanging out with family tonight so as soon as I found out that we were having pizza, I put in two slices in my calorie counter app so as not to overeat the rest of the day, and damn did it work! I didn’t overeat and stayed close to/under my 1400 cals a day.

Food

According to my Calorie Counter App I burned over 2,466 calories and consumed 1,436 for the day. Breakfast was Honey Nut Cheerios with Milk, a banana, and coffee with the works. Lunch was a Greek yogurt, pineapples & strawberries, a tuna salad (protein) mixed greens salad with a little bit of bleu cheese, cucumbers, tomatoes, carrots & shredded mozzarella cheese. For dinner I had my two pieces of pizza with mushrooms and a cup of pralines and cream for dessert. That’s the trouble with hanging out with my little sisters who can eat anything and everything still! However, I’d been craving both and I’m glad I could finally have some but portioned out and didn’t go overboard!

June 11th Gettin’ Fit With It!

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Monday

Today was a great day to sign a gym membership! I finally caved and spent the almost $80 for the summer membership because I’m still feeling like aside from my running, I’m not getting enough out of my workouts. I joined Fitworks because it’s close to my house and they offer group classes that I think would be perfect for my ‘Yoga needs’. I did their Centergy class and lifted and took the day off from running since my hip is excruciatingly painful lately! (overdoing it) However, I did end up eating dinner afterwards and I think I might’ve indulged a little too much. I am having a hard time justifying that my ‘indulgences’ in fruits, veggies, and lean protein are indulgences at all…

I used my Calorie Counter App on my iPhone to track my food intake as well as mapping my run on Map My Run.

Workout

Today I signed up at my local Fitworks because it’s the closest to my house and the cheapest. I signed up mainly for their free weights and their group classes. So I took their Centergy class which is a mix of pilates and yoga and it’s an hour long and it was phenomenal! I worked up a sweat, kicked some butt, and felt great afterwards. Then I did some upperbody toning with five pound weights and abs/core strength. I’m looking into taking some spinning classes too?! We shall see!!

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Food

According to my Calorie Counter App I burned over 2,962 calories and consumed 2,189 for the day. Breakfast was Honey Nut Cheerios with Milk, a banana, coffee and the works. Lunch was a Greek yogurt, cantaloupe & strawberries, mixed greens salad with ranch, cucumbers, tomatoes, carrots & shredded mozzarella cheese, and some TLC Crackers for a snack at work. For dinner I turned down going to Cleats (a wings/burgers/beer) restaurant and stayed home and cooked! I had a lean burger grilled with some A1 and Worsteshire sauce, garlic couscous, broccoli and carrots with a lot of milk. Overall healthy, but ate a little too much because I ate after my workout instead of before. But it was all healthy and delicious! And it’s hard to justify salad, veggies, and milk as guilty food now, so I’m taking it with open arms.

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