When in doubt, work it out, did not happen today.
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.
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!
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…
According to my Calorie Counter App I burned over 2,536 calories and consumed 1,222+ for the day.
Clementine, Iced Coffee with the works
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.
Margarita, Chips & Salsa, Tortilla Soup, Rice, Broccoli & Chicken Pasta, and a bowl of Cheerios.
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?
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.
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.
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?
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‘.
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.
First day of the weekend. Didn’t sleep in too late, but getting up was a bit more of a struggle than when I usually jump right out of bed… Had to lifeguard the day shift indoors which was nice for the most part. I was most excited about being at the pool to swim and do a pool workout. I love switching up my routine because I definitely get more excited about it and it keeps me really motivated.
Also, a few girls at the pool were talking about water jogging as a workout. Now, until I really listened to what they were saying and observed some of the older women doing it, I didn’t realize how good of a workout it might actually be. Not only because it’s similar to running in general, but you’ve got a water belt on so it forces you to stabilize your core and constantly keep moving or you can sink. Which led me to think of another good workout, more or less back to basics, but just simply treading water would burn up a ton of calories and not to mention, it’s a great total body workout. So for my next water workout, I’m going to tackle water jogging and some treading down the road!
I ate so healthy all day!! Super proud of myself, fighting cravings for bad food choices and staying on top of my portions. But then after work I ended up going out with some friends and that’s when the peer pressure aka friendly food pressure turned ugly. We went to Chipotle. Bad idea, instantly. Because I didn’t plan to eat THAT MUCH and THAT MANY CALS for dinner. Honestly, I was mad at myself. I was pissed because I couldn’t finish what I was eating, like I’m wasting money, and not to mention I can exactly calculate how many bites of what that I’m eating so I could be way over on my Calorie Counter App… Fudge. Then, the final deal breaker. Ice Cream. Ugh, sinfully delightful yet hit the spot. It really is a never ending battle with food. Dear Lord, Grant me the strength.
I swam for 26 minutes doing full laps in the pool, alternating freestyle and breaststroke. Didn’t feel like I was completely out of breath and tired like last week when I was sick, so that’s a plus. I did lifeguard for a five hour shift, which burned 1,181 calories. However, sometimes I don’t necessarily consider that exercise.
According to my Calorie Counter App I burned over 3,374 calories and consumed 1,530 for the day. Well, today’s food choices were not much better than yesterdays… Breakfast was frosted mini wheats with fat free milk, the usual. Lunch was cooked broccoli, baby carrots and ranch dressing, clementines. Then at the pool I had Pomegranate juice, my version of a turkey Unwich, which consisted of turkey lunch meat, tomatoes, sprouts, cucumbers, and romaine lettuce. I wrapped a few up and ate them individually. They were pretty small but the calories added up towards the end of the night… When I decided to get Chipotle AND Ice Cream for dinner. I’m so dumb. I got a burrito bowl, didn’t get the burrito wrap from hell thats 300+ calories. Didn’t suck the whole thing down. Good choice. But then I fucked it up and got ice cream. Damn cravings.
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!
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.
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@@