WoooooWeeee!! What a Wednesday!!! Probably the best Hump Day I’ve had in a while! Today rocked! First thing today at work I kind of got a little flustered and pushed around, but hey, it’s part of the job description when you’re still learning the ropes. I don’t like getting the feeling that you are being discussed while walking into a room after briefly leaving.. Makes me anxious. Anyway, I didn’t eat much breakfast/my oatmeal because of how I was feeling then. But, it’s alright. Let it go for the most part.
On to the fun stuff!! There was a catered luncheon/guest speaker and it was awesome! I loved to not just be sitting at my desk all day long and got to head down to the room and have a great healthy and delicious lunch! Then afterwards, I headed back up to my office to have some more fun work to do that I actually enjoyed. Not being a smartass. And part of me loves being a designer because of days like today where I can fall in love with it all over again after being frustrated and having designer block on some of the projects I’ve been working on.
I was a part of a catered luncheon and we had a speaker! Exciting to see, hear, and be a part of the awesome new stuff they have going on down here! I had some delicious lunch in light of everything going on and I loved every minute of it! Then, the day just kept getting better too…
NEXT! We ended up having a group Happy Hour for one of the projects I was shadowing on and had a small part in the creative process, so we got to leave the office early. Not only was that nice in itself, yet again a change of scenery, but it’s Hump Day for Pete’s sake! And it’s almost the weekend! I lived it up a little bit and got a BEER! Woah! The last time I had a beer was about a year and a half ago during my Sophomore year, how pathetic is that. I just had one though and then headed off to the next and last (save the best for last) part of the day!
Spinning!!! and Working Out in general!!!! HOT DAYUMMM today’s spin class was amazing. Not only did I do an hour of spinning, but I did lifting, and a cardio circuit after that too! WHooooP! … alright, enough, that’s a bit much.
But on an honest side note… Eating tonight was a challenge and I instantly have had remorse. And a part of that has to do with my friends and how they influence what I eat and the timing… Not good and I feel as if I can’t eat certain things because no matter what, how healthy it is, ‘green’, good for you or whatever, I feel guilty. I add up those damn calories and I instantly feel like all of this hard work I’ve been putting in is just going to waste. I still look in the mirror, still look at the scale and honestly think ‘Am I ever going to be happy with how I look or the amount of weight I’ve lost’ and I really don’t see myself ever getting to that point, at least not right now anyway. I mean, I know this stuff doesn’t happen over night but how does Beyonce go from having a baby and just shedding those pounds like tissue paper?! Its nothing to her!? Or Britney Spears looking super thin in her skin tight bandage dresses… Part of me just wants to give up and say fuck it and not care because it seems as if I’m taking two steps forward and 10 back… S.O.S.
So, going from an awesome day, downright fun and exciting to me sitting here writing this to you and just not knowing when or how I’m going to manage to meet the goals I’ve set for myself and stay there are going to be a discovery for another day…. Discovering that lifestyle…
(trying to go to bed with some satisfaction or pride in what I accomplished at the gym today)
This workout today was fricken phenomenal. Started off with a spinning class that was at 85-90% the whole time, heavy resistance and lots of dripping sweat. It was great! Then afterwards I did some Olympic lifts (snatch) (power clean movements) and then used my NTC App for a 15 minute Core Crunch targeted area.
According to my Calorie Counter App I burned over 3,631 calories and consumed 1,354 for the day. Breakfast was a few bites of my oatmeal with brown sugar and one clementine since the second one I brought was bad. Lunch was a catered lunch; huge bowl of fresh, delicious fruits, honeydew, cantaloupe, pineapple, raspberries, etc. Then HALF of an Italian sandwich and a cucumber and tomato salad. After work, had one beer, then went to workout. After working out I had some Chipotle; black beans, tomato salsa, lettuce, and steak. The bad part is that when I got home I had some ‘dinner’ that was out; rigatoni comprised of not whole wheat pasta and a meat sauce. UGH! GUILT STRICKEN.
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….
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.
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.
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..
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.
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…
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!!
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.
Today was a very eventful day to say the least. I tackled over a 5 mile run in 85+ degree weather with some hardcore humidity. It was a rough run, forgot to put on sunscreen and got some bad tanlines… woof. Then, afterwards made some healthy food for dinner and then worked (lifeguarded) in the hot sun for 4 hours. Pretty much had a laid back day, nothing too exciting, but worked out and worked hard. Proud day!
The run was pretty hard especially in the heat. I decided to run towards the middle of the day, which probably was not a good choice seeing as I have pretty bad tanlines haha. My asthma started to kick in, and i took a water bottle with me, but I had to stop periodically to try and stretch my calves since I’ve gotten some periodic shin splints and my hip and IT band have been really bad. The only thing is that with my hip, stretching tends to make it worse, so only ibuprofen and icing can help. I had to walk a good part of the run, I’m going to be honest, but I hate making excuses so I definitely need to start working on getting this hip back in check!
Warmed up with 8 minutes of yoga and various stretches for my legs since they’ve been hurting pretty badly
Ran 5.2 Miles for 46 minutes and burned between 600-750 calories
According to my Calorie Counter App I burned over 3,070 calories and consumed 1,801 for the day. Breakfast was Honey Nut Cheerios with Milk. Lunch was a mixed greens salad with ranch, cucumbers, tomatoes, carrots & shredded mozzarella cheese. Midday snack at work (lifeguarding) and dinner was chicken salad but I used my grilled chicken from earlier in the week with a bit of mayo and half of a bun, cantaloupe and strawberries, whole grain goldfish, Greek yogurt, and then for dinner I had some grilled pork tenderloin and grilled red potatoes. Two oreo cookies for dessert!! Good eats!!
Friday night I ended up going to a movie and calling it an early night. Ended up having to work (lifeguarding) this weekend, the first day of it this summer! I did not workout, I took today ‘off’ from working out and a partial influence on this decision was a time crunch and my IT Band in my left leg has been acting up really bad. It’s more in my hip than anything and I’ve always been a bit stubborn when it comes to taking ibuprofen when icing isn’t enough, and I’m at that point. This is the hardest part of training because this is an over-use injury that you have to treat or it will hinder not only your working out but your daily functioning/lifestyle too. I did end up going out with friends to get drinks/appetizers but I watched how much and what I was eating. I used my Calorie Counter App on my iPhone to track my food intake as usual which helped curb my over eating.
According to my Calorie Counter App I burned over 2,470 calories and consumed 1,840 for the day. Breakfast was decently healthy! I ended up having plain greek yogurt with honey! First time, was a bit rough but ended up being pretty tasty. Lunch was a fun Pinterest recipe experiment; Grilled half of an avocade face down on the grill and filled the little scoop out with salsa and reduced fat sour cream! (This helped to curb my Chipotle cravings) Finally, dinner and midnight snack was a bit rough. For dinner I had tuna salad and salad. Really delicious and healthy! But then my midnight snack screwed it up! I had some boneless wings with bleu cheese and celery, chicken quesadilla/tortilla, spinach and artichoke dip, and a mint chocolate shake. Not to forget the 3 margs…. Whoops. Bad girl!!!
Happy Friday All!! Not only is today the start of the weekend, but we lucked out with the gorgeous sunshine and weather. NEWS FLASH! Not only did I surprise myself today, I found some new things out about myself that I didn’t know until now. I managed to get my ass out of bed and go for a solid run this morning at 6 am before work!! The route I run is a bit hilly, but for good reason! Who doesn’t like intervals?!
Fun Fact: My body has definitely changed and is not what it used to be because I vommed today on my last hill! I was completely surprised that I did, because I have not worked out that hard to the point of throwing up in a long time, but it means a few things. One, I didn’t eat before my run or have anything in my stomach and this affected me because I usually eat a small dinner before each run. Two, my body is starting to react to the training I’m doing, which is good, but by no means do I enjoy or recommend throwing up on a run. Sometimes, like today, it just happens. But recovery is now important with lots of fluids (water) and healthy foods!! I mapped my run on Map My Run.
used my Calorie Counter App on my iPhone to track my food intake as well as
Morning stretching before my run!
Ran 4 Miles for 35 minutes and burned over 400 calories
According to my Calorie Counter App I burned over 2,449 calories and consumed 2,095 for the day. Breakfast was coffee, Strawberry Lemonade & Pineapple juice, a banana, Honey Nut Cheerios and milk. Lunch was a mixed greens salad with ranch, cucumbers, tomatoes, red peppers & carrots, Hot & Sour Soup with an eggroll, Greek Yogurt, and some 7 Grain Kashi crackers. Dinner was 1 1/2 of a burger patty, half of a run, condiments, tomato & lettuce, and some cheddar sun chips. Delicious but went a little overboard on calories.
Today was a littler harder on the food side to say the least! But I managed to curb my appetite and watch my portions very closely! I decided to have some leftover homemade french toast for breakfast, so I had to watch what and how much I ate the rest of the day. Then, an impromptu text from family said that I needed to go to a Happy Hour/Going Away Party. It is unavoidable, I had to go, but I did gladly. Because family is family and they always come first. However, in this situation, I knew a few things… I would not be eating my ‘usual’ for dinner, I would be having a drink and it needed to just be one, and that I was going to have to dig reallll deep to try and find motivation to workout afterwards. I snacked on the appetizers and split a burger, so not to eat the whole thing. Managed to have only one drink! GO ME! The pitfall is that I did not have enough motivation to go and workout or even do yoga. However, I did promise to myself that I would get up and go run before work! I went to bed early and literally set 5 alarms to make this run happen!
I used my Calorie Counter App on my iPhone to track my food intake and saw what damage I did for having gone to Happy Hour. According to my Calorie Counter App I burned over 2,449 calories and consumed 2,535 for the day. I was clearly over with calorie intake for the day especially since I didn’t work out either! Breakfast was leftover homemade french toast, milk, and coffee with cream and sugar. Lunch was a mixed greens salad with ranch, cucumbers, tomatoes, red peppers & carrots, peas, and sunflower seeds, and a grilled Chicken Breast. As I was leaving work, I had been obligated to go to a happy hour for family, so I went! I chose to eat as little as possible, to not get that overstuffed and sick to my stomach feeling that I usually get. I had a small cup of lobster bisque, calamari, baked halibut, less than half of a cheeseburger, and a Cosmopolitan. I managed to watch my portions very carefully, however I did go way over my usual target number for daily calories.
Today was a good day! I kept my lime green nalgene bottle by my side all day, yet again, because I’ve had a lot of muscle soreness and definitely don’t want to be dehydrated. I’ve been fighting off my cravings of wine and margaritas and doing really well! Might have a few this weekend?! I used my Calorie Counter App on my iPhone to track my food intake as well as mapping my run on Map My Run.
Warmed up with 8 minutes of yoga
Ran 5.2 Miles for 46 minutes and burned over 664 calories
According to my Calorie Counter App I burned over 3,000 calories and consumed 1,935 for the day. Breakfast was coffee, Raspberries and Strawberries. Lunch was a mixed greens salad with ranch, cucumbers, tomatoes, red peppers & carrots, Wild Mushroom & Couscous and a grilled Chicken Breast. Dinner was 1/2 of a PB&J sandwich with milk, 1/2 of a grilled tomato and more water!
I was really impressed with what I accomplished today. I kept my lime green nalgene bottle by my side all day, staying hydrated. And although it isn’t particularly hot out, it’s still helping cleanse my body of whatever I’ve put it through the past couple weeks of neglect. I used my Calorie Counter App on my iPhone to track my food intake as well as my Nike Training Club App for my circuit workout. The best part about both of these apps is that they are FREE!
So not only have I kept on task with working out everyday, I’ve been exercising portion control like nobody’s business and I’m feeling great. Weighed in at about 173.5 today!
Warmed up with 8 minutes of yoga
Get Lean/Intermediate/Body Surge/30 minutes
According to my Calorie Counter App I burned over 3,000 calories and consumed 2,181 for the day. Breakfast was coffee, Greek Yogurt, Raspberries and Strawberries. Lunch was a mixed greens salad with ranch, cucumbers, tomatoes, red peppers & carrots, pasta sides creamy shells and a breaded pork chop. Dinner was 1/2 of a grilled chicken breast with squeezed fresh lemon, olive oil, and seasoned to taste, mushroom couscous, 1/2 of a grilled tomato and 1/2 of a chocolate chip cookie.