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Monday July 23rd Daily

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Monday

When in doubt, work it out! No Excuses here!

I’m really starting to love this new mantra. It’s pretty motivating. Speaking of motivation, I’ve been busting my butt at work since my not so great review the other week and it’s definitely starting to pay off. Doing a lot of client work that is really great for my portfolio and it’ll definitely be worth it in the long run.

I ended up staying at work until 6:30, so I couldn’t make it to spinning class. I was pretty bummed about not being able to make class, debated not doing anything but I really needed to go for a run, especially if I wanted all of my hard work to not go to waste.

Workout

Ran for 60 minutes straight!

 

 Food

According to my Calorie Counter App I burned over 3,223 calories and consumed 890 for the day.

Breakfast

Clementine, Banana, and Raspberries

Lunch

Big salad with romaine, mixed baby greens, sunflower seeds, spinach, cucumber, peas, little bit of house italian dressing, little bit of crumbled blue cheese, tomatoes, and a small tomato & bean soup.

Dinner

Leftovers. Half of a ciabatta roll, cooked spinach, little bit of chicken parm with some cheese and tomato sauce.

Saturday July 21st & Sunday July 22nd Daily

FITspiration When in doubt, work it out. Saturday Still taking it one day at a time for now. Woke up semi-early today and had this really bad craving for biscuits and sausage/gravy. So I went to the store after having looked up ‘healthy’ alternatives and found that by using whole grain/whole wheat rolls as well […]

July 20th Friday up in flames…

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Friday

When in doubt, work it out, and I did. Today was rough..

Thought today was going to be a great day. Started off pretty well, day flew by for the most part, I was in a great mood, and I had a review with my peers/superiors about how I’ve been doing so far at my internship.

Well, needless to say I thought I had been modest when explaining how I thought I had been doing. Turns out that I was wrong, on a few accounts, at how ‘not’ stellar I thought I had been doing. It’s honestly fine, constructive criticism in my field is what makes the world go ’round, but at the same time some of the stuff was hard to hear and no one likes to be told to change or pick it up unless it’s coming from yourself?

This was at the end of the day right before I left to go home, so I was ultimately in a very sour mood for the rest of the night. I got home and being at my Dad’s house there was a lot of food that I wouldn’t necessarily eat or even look at. So I grabbed the chips out of the cabinet, bad idea to begin with, and I didn’t put them in a bowl, just ate out of the bag, another bad omen… And before you knew it I was two servings deep in that bad boy with a lot more remorse on my shoulders than I’d like.

I ended up going running and it was a decent run, nice weather so I can’t complain and then I ended up going to see Batman. Good news is that I resisted any ice cream or popcorn or any sweets for that matter. That’s a plus?

Workout

Had a bad day, lots of doubts and took it all out of my system on a good run! I used Map My Run for the info below!

41 Minute Run

 

 

 

Food

According to my Calorie Counter App I burned over 2,987 calories and consumed 1,280 for the day.

Breakfast

Coffee with the works, banana, no sugar added applesauce, strawberries, old fashioned quaker oats

Lunch

Baby carrots, little bit of light ranch/reduced fat, extra sharp cheddar with TLC crackers, half of a cucumber, some tomatoes, and turkey with a bit of mayo

Dinner

Grabbed a snack before the restaurant so I wouldn’t over eat. Pasta with some broccoli and mushrooms. Lunch portion of a salad from Max & Erma’s; hard boiled egg, tomatoes, chicken, light ranch, and mixed greens/lettuce and a breadstick.  Shared some french onion soup too.

 

July 19th Thursday Daily

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Thursday

When in doubt, work it out. This is still a trying process..

For some reason, I was really, really motivated today to get moving. I did a lot of walking this morning, with the dog since I’m dog/house sitting for my Dad. I had a decent day at work, nothing too thrilling.

Went home, let the doggie out and had a quick snack (leftover pasta) so I didn’t eat my face off at the restaurant. After work I met up with my Mimi and we went to Max & Erma’s for dinner. I definitely watched what I got to eat/portions. I ordered a lunch portion of a normal salad. The only semi-bad thing was the chicken (it was fried) and it was totally pathetic. Like a little chicken strip. Anyway, I split some french onion soup, figured that would be better than eating the whole thing myself.

Felt like going for a run afterwards. The weather was perfect too! It was a sign. The sun was hiding, a little overcast, cool breeze.

So off I went, best run and new time mile marker! I was hurting a little bit, so I’m going to have to be weary of that and start to hit up a yoga class again perhaps? Definitely don’t want to re-injure myself again.

 

Workout

Started off the day with walking the pup for 30 minutes. Supposedly it kick starts your metabolism, etc. Last night’s run was a little rougher than I thought it was going to be. I think it was a bit hillier than what I usually run, but the ‘terrain’ is going to be different wherever you go, so I can’t complain. I didn’t stop at all which I was impressed with and proud of. I accomplished another milestone in my summer and all-time running with having gone for 54 minutes! Then took out the pup for a cool down/walk. My legs felt shot afterwards. Used Map My Run for the info below!

Morning Walk 30 minutes

 

54 Minutes Straight!! 

24 Minute Cool Down Walk with the pup.

Food

According to my Calorie Counter App I burned over 3,270 calories and consumed 1,325 for the day.

Breakfast

Coffee with the works, banana, no sugar added applesauce, strawberries, old fashioned quaker oats

Lunch

Baby carrots, little bit of light ranch/reduced fat, extra sharp cheddar with TLC crackers, half of a cucumber, some tomatoes, and turkey with a bit of mayo

Dinner

Grabbed a snack before the restaurant so I wouldn’t over eat. Pasta with some broccoli and mushrooms. Lunch portion of a salad from Max & Erma’s; hard boiled egg, tomatoes, chicken, light ranch, and mixed greens/lettuce and a breadstick.  Shared some french onion soup too.

July 18th Margarita Mayhem

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Wednesday

When in doubt, work it out, did not happen today.

Oh Lordy.

People. I don’t know exactly what happened to my logic when I planned on taking today as a R&R (rest and recovery) day  or what I did tonight that was the problem. I went to get some margs with my girlfriend at our usual spot.. The only problem was in my buzzed-ness I thought it’d be a good idea to get some soup.

DUMB. IDEA.

A cold, very alcohol infused (too strong) Margarita and hot, spicy tortilla soup after already having shoveled chips and salsa down my pie-hole was too much for my body to handle. Needless to say, I got home and threw up (all of it). I don’t know if my body wasn’t used to the amount of liquid in my body, if the marg was too strong, or I’m all of a sudden a lightweight and I was genuinely feeling sick?

After my stomach settled down, I managed to eat some pasta and a bowl of cereal, trying to soak up the alcohol. Don’t know if it worked out, but we’ll see how my head and body feel tomorrow!

Workout

Aside from walking, and having some puking Olympics, I did not workout. Today was supposed to be a ‘rest’ day or a day off, but it was not the kind of ‘R&R’ I was hoping for…

Food

According to my Calorie Counter App I burned over 2,536 calories and consumed 1,222+ for the day.

Breakfast:

Clementine, Iced Coffee with the works

Lunch:

Greek yogurt, strawberries, grilled asparagus, squash and mushrooms, mini salad with spinach and mixed greens, carrots, red onion slices, feta, a bit of ranch, some grilled chicken, and a bite or two of pasta/meat sauce.

Dinner/Snack:

Margarita, Chips & Salsa, Tortilla Soup, Rice, Broccoli & Chicken Pasta, and a bowl of Cheerios.

July 17th .. New Motto?

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Tuesday

Seems like I’ve found a new motto for these coming weeks.

When in doubt, work it out, eh?

Had a pretty rough day today, not for any particular reason but things just seemed to keep piling up against me and sometimes your foundation just crack a little bit…

Busy day at work, had a lot going on non-stop which was great and it made the day go by pretty quickly, but it was tedious trying to stay on top of everything that was going on. After work running errands, well things didn’t work out how they should’ve so that was taxing as well. I just went home, chilled out and then planned a remedy run that would hopefully make it ‘all better’.

Workout

 

Went on a very necessary long run. It was amazing, made me feel like a new person afterwards and I accomplished another milestone in my summer and all-time running! Used Map My Run for the info below!

52 Minutes Straight!! 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

Food

According to my Calorie Counter App I burned over 3,199 calories and consumed 1,020 for the day. Started off the day with some iced coffee with the works, fresh blueberries, a clementine and a Greek yogurt. Lunch was a salad from the little market up the street from work; spinach, cucumber, some red onion, feta cheese, little bit of ranch, sunflower seeds, and mixed greens, also had some watermelon and then some leftover couscous. Dinner was DeeeeLicious. I had a sweet potato, broccoli, leftovers from my Grandpa’s house the other night; baked chicken dish, cream of chicken, corn, carrots, and some green beans and obviously chicken. Had a small cup of vanilla custard for dessert too.

July 16th Daily – Week 7 Begins!

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Monday

First day of a new week! Time is crunching down towards the end of summer and I’m starting to get discouraged with the results I’m seeing. I know through and through that this is a process and it takes time, but it’s torturous. I’m busting my ass in the gym, during my circuits, outside on my runs, in spinning class, cutting out calories in my diet, eating healthy, you name it, and I’m stuck. I’ve been stuck at the same weight for a few weeks now. And this is week 7… Ugh! I’ve been thinking about how at the beginning of summer all I wanted to do was whip my ass back into shape, and that feeling hasn’t gone away but it’s definitely more of a fight now than ever.

Monday’s are a good refresher from the weekend, whatever my workout regimen or routine was and the foods I ate. This day was particularly refreshing with all the activity I had planned and actually did.

I took out my frustrations with not losing any weight/not seeing results in the mirror/feeling cruddy .. out on the gym. The frustration and hard work paid off. I killed spinning, the circuit, abs, and a walk afterwards. Granted, I didn’t lose any major poundage or magically have abs appear afterwards, but I felt better about the whole situation.

When in doubt, work it out, eh?

 

Workout

Killer spinning class at Fitworks today. The instructor wasn’t completely on her game today, and I felt like the class was a bit of a joke/waste of time, but I made it count for what it was worth. Afterwards I did a 50+ minute circuit workout. My legs were literally shaking by the time I was done, and I loved the feeling! After I got home I took a decent 42+ minute walk around the neighborhood to cool down and just try and get my legs a little less jittery.

  

 

 

 

 

Food

According to my Calorie Counter App I burned over 3,105 calories and consumed 1,195 for the day. Started off the day with some iced coffee with the works, fresh blueberries, a clementine and a Greek yogurt. Lunch was a salad from the little market up the street from work; spinach, cucumber, some red onion, feta cheese, little bit of ranch, sunflower seeds, and mixed greens, also had some watermelon and then some leftover couscous. Dinner was DeeeeLicious. I had a sweet potato, broccoli, leftovers from my Grandpa’s house the other night; baked chicken dish, cream of chicken, corn, carrots, and some green beans and obviously chicken. Had a small cup of vanilla custard for dessert too.

July 15th Sunday Semi-Fun Day

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Sunday

Last day of the weekend. Bittersweet. Had a good night last night, spent some time with one of my closest friends and getting up this morning was not the easiest. I didn’t go out and drink or anything, but I think my body is just a bit beat down. I went to bed thinking that I would wake up nice and early and get a good Yoga/Centergy and Spinning class in but I didn’t budge when that alarm went off… Well, I did move but I justified to myself, in my sleep that I didn’t need to go. I thought that all I had to do was head to the pool and do an hour or more of water jogging since that’s the way to lose the fat?

 

So, off to the pool I went. Nice and early, ready to workout and then work away. Well, the pool ended up being a huge clusterf*ck. The supervisor let the pool party in too early and demanded that I clock in and go up in chair. Seriously pissed me off and put me in the worst mood ever. I guess I’m becoming a bit of a workout diva.

After the shift from hell was finished, I was still steaming and headed down to my other grandparents house. It’s a good 45 minute drive from where I work and the traffic on a Sunday you’d think wouldn’t be too bad or treacherous, but I was already ticked off and everything was just making my mood worse. Ugh!

Made it to his house in one piece. They had cooked a delicious dinner! It was much easier to control my portions and pick what I was eating. I had a good salad, small cup of fruit, some of the baked chicken dish with green beans, corn, carrots, pasta, and these cheddar biscuit things did me in! Yikes! However, it was National Ice Cream day apparently, so my tiny bit of strawberry ice cream and some whipped cream was justifiable, eh?

 

 

 

Workout

Aside from being at the pool and not water jogging or swimming or anything of the sort, I figured the only way to get out of my shitty mood was to go and run. So I did, and it was a mile marker kind of run. I ran for 50 minutes straight without stopping! That’s a pretty effin’ big deal people!

50 minutes. Non-stop. Get It GURL!

  

 

 

 

 

 

 It says I mapped it on Monday, but that’s because I wait until I get to work in the morning to ‘Map My Run‘.

Food

According to my Calorie Counter App I burned over 3,105 calories and consumed 1,195 for the day. Started off the day kind of eating like garbage. Had a bowl of Apple Jacks cereal with milk, and some whole wheat toast with jelly. Then soon after since I didn’t get up early, I had some leftover Alfredo Pasta. At the pool I had a piece of celery with peanut butter, a tomato, half a corn on the cob, and a tangerine. Dinner at my Grandpa’s house was fresh blueberries, strawberries, and pineapple. Salad with cucumber, spinach, mixed greens, feta, a little bit of dressing, red pepper, and then dinner was baked chicken with kind of a cream of chicken feel, green beans, corn, carrots, a pasta side dish that wasn’t very good but I had some, and then those cheddar biscuits from hell!! SO good! Then some strawberry ice cream with a bit of whipped cream.

I know I went over budget with my calories and the portions had to be off and still some bits I forgot to add to my log before I posted.

July 14th Saturday Splurge

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Saturday

Getting up for work this morning was a little rough. More or less woke up on the wrong side of the bed and knowing I had to work 11 hours kind of put a damper on the day. First thoughts – Definitely sore, wondering what type of recovery workout I wanted to do/combination of some type of swimming. Next thoughts, food – I ended up having plans with my grandparents in between my double shift at the pool and I was absolutely looking forward to it!

I worked from 8:30-1 at the indoor pool. Didn’t want to get all soggy and nasty (my hair) before lunch, so I did some hardcore water jogging. Let me just say people, that you may only see my head above the water bobbing around, but you should see what the other half of my body is doing under the water. It’s a good workout. Probably the best ‘Rest & Recovery’ workout known to man? Well, that’s a bit of a lie… Anywho, on to lunch!

Lunch Date

Grandparents spoil me, I’m going to be completely honest. And you won’t hear me complaining.

We headed to this place close by the pool called Sweet Melissa’s. It is a pastry & bakery, restaurant, and a bar. They have been renovated a few times, but honestly I haven’t gone back since high school and boy do they have it right! Their menu is mouth watering with just reading the details! It was so hard to eat healthy and keeping in mind that I couldn’t go overboard since I still had to work night shift and a pool party and save some calories for dinner as well.

I decided on a cup of delicious Lobster Bisque, a Cobb Salad with steak, and a (teeny, tiny, baby) yeah right, Red Velvet Cupcake. And damn was it all good! The only aside to going out to eat with my grandparents is that we all try each other’s food and that more or less means that I ate waaay much more than I wanted. I had some of my Grandpa’s Lobster Ravioli, 3 to be exact, a shrimp, and a bite of my Grandma’s rice and Scallop. Yes, so so, good but bad!

Dinner was a quick run to the grocery store. I planned out what I was going to eat as I was walking around (like a weirdo) with my Calorie Counter App  trying to not over budget my calories for the day.

Now, I did go to the store after I had lunch so I didn’t think I’d buy too much. I was wrong. I don’t know what got into me, I always buy food like I’m a starving child that hasn’t eaten in days. Which is challenging and disappointing at times, not only for my diet but my wallet too. I bought a Whole Wheat Omega bagel, a few slices of turkey, a slice of swiss cheese both from the deli, a whole container of watermelon and another of strawberries from their fresh salad bar, and then a salad with sprouts, spinach, some bleu cheese, peas, edamame, and dressing just in case.

Headed back to the pool and swam before my shift started. Worked from 3:30-10:15 since there was a pool party after hours. Which in all honesty wasn’t bad. They had ordered ‘too much’ Domino’s pizza (my favorite) and I ended up getting to eat some before I headed home.

All in all, it was a decent day. Worked, played, worked out, spent time with the family. Could have eaten a bit smarter, but it’s progressing bit by bit.

Workout

At the pool all day! Water jogged for 30 minutes, burned 300+ calories, swam for 32 minutes, burned 400+ calories, and  lots of walking throughout the day burned over 100+ calories.. No exact measurement for that one.

 Food

According to my Calorie Counter App I burned over 3,097 calories and consumed 1,477 for the day. Started off the day with too much for breakfast. I really didn’t think about how much I would be eating throughout the rest of the day. I had a clementine, milk, oatmeal with brown sugar, a banana, and an english muffin. Lunch was the lobster bisque and cobb salad from Sweet Melissa’s and not to forget about the red velvet cupcake. Dinner was a clementine, watermelon, strawberries, a pickle, slice of swiss cheese, turkey, a bagel, cucumber, sprouts, peas and edamame, spinach, and some leftover pizza.

I know for a fact I went over budget with my calories. I know the portions had to be off and there are some bits I forgot to add to my log before I posted.

July 13th Freaky Friday.. or Not?

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Friday

Oooh Friday the 13th… SpOoOky. The only thing spooky about today was that it didn’t feel like much of a Friday at all. Did the usual routine. Got up, went to work, had the usual food, ate leftovers, worked out, passed out. Really trying to stay on top of my calorie intake, working on those portions, what I’m actually choosing to eat and when, etc.

Workout

I was looking forward to working out all day. The day was boring enough to the point of me wanting to actually kick some ass at the gym. And by kicking ass, I meant my own. So, after work I did spinning at Fitworks and it felt amazing, like I actually got a solid workout. But it wasn’t enough. I was still hungry for more. I did a killer circuit workout for a solid 40+ minutes. To be honest, I didn’t want to go out that night, I didn’t want to go drink, I didn’t want to ‘hangout’ I just wanted to go to the gym, do myself a favor, and feel like I accomplished something… I had to get up early to work at the pool anyway…

 Food

According to my Calorie Counter App I burned over 3,719 calories and consumed 1,185 for the day. Started off the day with a tiny breakfast. Had Oatmeal, raspberries and a banana. Lunch was a bit of madness, had strawberries, my leftover ‘Healthy Pork’n’Beans’ and a salad; cukes, chicken, feta, carrots, sunflower seeds, peas, spinach and mixed greens, and a bit of ranch.  Dinner was fresh couscous, a sweet potato, and some corn on the cob. Snuck in a few bites of the leftover brownies… Guilty.

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