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June 29th Fu@$ Bad Food Decision Friday

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Friday

Today got off to a great start, first night house sitting for my Dad and his doggy was a success. I got up early with plenty of time to stop by the West Side Market to get an Apple Fritter for myself and a few other people in my office. (I have got to stop buying bakery treats for other people in the office! It’s really starting to be a bad habit and I’m pretty sure I’m justifying it by thinking I’m sharing it with other people and it puts everyone in a better mood. Maybe not their stomach’s, but just go with it. Or stopping ‘going with it’ haha…

That first trip of the day snowballed into other bad decisions pretty much. I then continued to head to Starbucks and got a lemonade/tea. Bad idea. Another bad choice, would be heading back to the West Side Market for lunch, which was delicious, but just not sticking to the healthiness routine/aspect. Final bad decision of the night, having a drink with dinner and then ice cream afterwards. Shot those cals through the roof that’s for damn sure.

On a lighter note, I made it to spinning and then headed out to dinner afterwards with my Mimi and we got to catch up, had some good eats and a drink but then I went home (with some ice cream) to hit the hay (so lame) Spinning did wipe me out and all that food/alcohol/ice cream. My body is hating me for this I’m sure and this better not be a sign of worse things to come this weekend… Fingers crossed.

Workout

I got a good workout doing my spinning class tonight! Headed to the Fitworks by my Dad’s house and that’s definitely a nice perk to being a member, that you can go to any location. That’s a plus!  I got to experience a new instructor, and the class was okay, nothing too phenomenal about it, but it was a great workout. very satisfying.

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Food

According to my Calorie Counter App I burned over 3,290 calories and consumed 1,239 for the day. Started off breakfast with an apple fritter and a TAZO Passion Tea Lemonade. Lunch I had a banana, cucumber, watermelon, and a bratwurst on a hard roll. Snack before spinning was part of my turkey sandwich and some/barely at my Greek yogurt. Dinner consisted of a Marg, cup of clam chowder, and a salad. Barely used any dressing, which was better than dumping it all on there. Finally, a snack of pralines and cream ice cream. WOOF! Bad news bears for cal intake today…

June 25th Monday Madness!

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Monday

Here we go, beginning that vicious cycle of what we call a ‘weekday’ all over again. I had a decent breakfast/morning. Then, the excitement started to kick in when I went to lunch, went out to Jimmy John’s and that was a good ‘burning’ walk because I did get warm and then got to enjoy a healthy lunch. Satisfying. What was more satisfying was my workout that I had planned and looked forward to all day. I packed my bag the night before so I could go straight to spinning class, since if I had to go home early I wouldn’t have made the spinning class, just the yoga/pilates. So I doubled up on workouts, lived in the gym for over 2 hours and I loved every minute of it!

Dinner was fun. I went over my friends house and we cooked dinner, grilled a ton of veggies, made salad, and grilled up some healthy protein. The only regret of the night I have was a teeeeensy bit of wine when we watched Sherlock Holmes 2. However, I was so fricken tired that I knew Tuesday was going to be a bit rough… SO lets hope tomorrow I won’t be incredibly sore or exhausted.

I used my Calorie Counter App on my iPhone to track my food intake!

Workout

Holy Hell. What a day of working out. Like a Champion! So, on my lunch I power walked/sweat my ass off just getting food to eat (Jimmy John’s Unwich) duh! and that was for about 30 minutes. Then, After, I went to FITWORKS.. I OWNED SPINNING! Not only was it a good 60 minute workout, but I didn’t leave after that, I went to CENTERGY for 60 minutos too! Then I did some Olympic lifts (Snatches and some abs) WOOOOOHHHHHWEEEEEE DOGGGIIEEEE Burning those cals!

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Food

According to my Calorie Counter App I burned over 3,683 calories and consumed 1,052 for the day. Started off the day with breakfast with just coffee with the works and some applesauce before I ran out the door. Lunch was exciting! Jimmy John’s Turkey Tom Unwich, a banana, half of a red bell pepper, carrots and a little bit of ranch, clementines, and lots of water! Dinner was so good! Grilled veggies galore! Grilled zucchini, squash, mushrooms, had some spinach salad with cucumbers and a little bit of poppyseed dressing, and some grilled chicken and a bit of wine for dessert. Not too shabby!!! Healthy lady!

June 22nd Fit, Fun, Friday!

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Friday

Yay! Finally the weekend! GEEGS! Had a decent day at work, managed to have a decent morning/afternoon with my food and ‘healthy’ choices. Had a super breakfast, walked to Jimmy John’s for an Unwich which is my new favorite ‘healthy’ addiction. It’s pretty much whatever sandwich you want wrapped in lettuce instead of bread. AH! YUM! Not only walked, but had a healthy lunch too. Woo! Went to the gym, got some more walking/jogging in and then got my ass kicked by a spinning instructor who was fit as can be. However, when I went home, I had some healthy carrots to start but then my cravings go to me…. left over chicken quesadilla’s, just a little bit of chicken/cheese/and cooked peppers/onions/sour cream. And by little bit, I mean it. Because… I had date night/party plans…

Went to Outback Steakhouse with some friends and then went out for my friends birthday. Granted, I had put in the fl. oz.’s of Margs that I was going to drink since the morning so I knew no to overeat. Granted, I didn’t have any fast food afterwards which I was really proud of! But that after workout snack really screwed me over! Lots of guilt for eating more than I should have.. and it was only the beginning of the weekend too .. Oh crap.

I used my Calorie Counter App on my iPhone to track my food intake!

Workout

I got a good warmup/walk-jog in for 1.09 miles for about 18:32 minutes. First Spinning class of the summer and it completely re-motivated me! I feel totally rejuvenated again and the instructor kicked ass. She specifically pointed at people and called them out, me included, to turn up the resistance and wanted to see you struggling and pushing yourself! It was wonderful.

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Food

According to my Calorie Counter App I burned over 3,386 calories and consumed 1,610 for the day. I treated myself a bit for breakfast downstairs and got a whole wheat bagel,  I had a banana and two clementines. Lunch was strawberries, and a Jimmy John’s Turkey Tom Unwich. After my workout I had leftover chicken quesadilla’s, with cooked onions, peppers, sour cream, cheese, and NO burrito wrap. THEN, went to Outback and had a few bites of the bloomin’ onion, a house salad with ranch and I could barely finish it, and then a good amount of my sweet potato and didn’t finish my steak. Then out for some Margs! I was stuffed and felt sick. I knew I ate too much… 😦 Disappointed in my overeating and not controlling my portions better and just saying ‘no’. I need to get this together or I’m not going to see changes.

June 21st, Hoppin’ On The Bandwagon

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Thursday

Finally feeling a bit better! Not as sickly, but somewhat stuffy. But hey, I’ll take it. Had a first today… Indian Cuisine. Not a fan, but at least I tried it once. Moving on up in the world haha! On a side note, having some extra drama and stress in my life is driving me batty but it’s keeping me motivated. Like a fire was lit under my ass and I’ve been a a movin’!

Body Update: Feeling some sharp pain today, more nerve pain like my sciatic nerve because it’s shooting down my leg, same old.  However, after Yoga, it definitely got stretched out really good and hoping to wake up tomorrow with it feeling a lot better?! Positive Polly, eh?

Workout

Today was definitely one of the best workouts I’ve had in a while. I did really well in the Centergy Yoga/Pilates class at Fitworks and then I ran!!! Had immense pain in my whole leg during and right after stopping running. It was horrible. I just turned my iPod up louder blasting to GirlTalk and made the most of it. I ran 2.73 miles between a 1-3 incline for 28 minutes and walked a few minutes as a cool down. Didn’t stop once! But that’s because I was on a treadmill. Who knew?! I just focused on my iPod and the Food Network and ESPN shows on the TVs in front of me.. Got me through it easily and went by pretty quickly. Once I got home I iced my groin, outside of my hip, and leg for an hour, ice on and off.

Food

According to my Calorie Counter App I burned over 2,904 calories and consumed 795 for the day. Breakfast was decent; applesauce, milk, bananas, strawberries, and orange juice. Lunch was a first… Indian cuisine. Not a fan, but hey, I tried it at least. Didn’t end up eating dinner because I didn’t like what was in the fridge and really didn’t have an appetite. Snacked on some candy again.. guilty.

Background

I’ve grown up living a very active and healthy lifestyle for as long as I can remember. I’ve been active all throughout grade school with anything and everything I could get my hands on. Since high school I’ve played soccer, ran track, lifted weights, and gotten into throwing hammer at a collegiate level. I, like many other girls & women struggle with my image, weight, and overall healthiness. You would think with being this active I’d have no problem with staying thin, eating healthy, and having motivation pouring through my ears… But that’s not the case.

All throughout high school I criticized my body, thinking that I should be thinner, I should have smaller legs, bigger boobs, and a bigger butt. I wanted to have that ‘perfect’ image that I saw all of the celebrities had. But little did I know, ‘back in the day’ my body was perfect just the way it was. I had barely matured as a teenager or physically, and looking at where I am now, I kick myself for being so critical and hard on my image.

Before freshman year of college I was determined to walk on to the varsity soccer team. My summer workouts consisted of running between 5-8+ miles a couple days a week, doing sprint drills, calisthenics, foot skills & ball work, anything I could come up with that could make that dream happen. And a large part of that was my diet as well. My dad called me the garbage disposal because I literally ate anything and everything up until this point in time. That summer I found out that eating a lot of fruits and veggies, and eating them often would help me to thin out. Reality; it wasn’t enough. I would do well for a few days and then it would catch up to me and I’d go back to my old habits.

Going into Freshman year, I was 155lbs. give or take. I had my tryout in the spring semester and played all of spring freshman year. This type of fitness level was everything my body ever needed; 2 hours of practice, running the field, ball work, sprints, and then 1-2 hours of a lift with a lot of cardio work, circuits, calisthenics, etc.  I loved my body after this season of college soccer. I had abs, legitimate abs, my legs were toned, upper body was toned, and I was between 150-160lbs. I had put on some muscle, but I loved where I was at with my fitness and image. Unfortunately, when I got home for the summer, I let myself go. I had a serious relationship with a guy, didn’t have to worry about anything, but I didn’t appreciate where my body was at, and ended up losing what I had. I found new ventures being recruited to do track, but not to run, but to throw instead.

Since sophomore through the end of my junior collegiate years, I’ve been training and throwing hammer. This training consists of heavy lifting, and we’re talking olympic lifts; power snatch, power clean, jerk, press, dead lift, back squat, front squat, bench, incline bench, dumbbell work, and very little cardio/calisthenics. I have bulked up, to say the least, and have lost sight of my body and the goals I’ve had in keeping it at the point of where I want it. I have a lot of muscle, but when you don’t work the muscle or tone it, it turns to fat and sits on your body. When I left school for the summer, after pulling all nighters, not eating healthy, and ‘letting myself go’ towards the end of the semester and track season, I weighed in at 170-80+ and this is not a good feeling.

So now, I’m at the point where I want to make a change, I want to see a difference in my body, but through a change with my eating habits, workout regiment, frame of mind, and just overall lifestyle. This can be an outlet for me, but hopefully be able to share this with other people who have or are going through something similar.

Sound Body, Sound Mind. Let’s Do This.

June 4th Daily Here We Go!

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Monday

After taking last week off completely, except for one run, and not watching what I was eating or how much of it, I’m back to it. Hopefully this account of activities will help keep me on track!

Workout:

After dinner, stretched out and ran 5.01 miles in 44 minutes with my dog. I figured out how many miles and calories I burned with Map My Run. Burned a total of 558 calories (or more). The temperature was in the mid 60’s-70’s yesterday and I ran with running tights and a hoodie. Only challenge before the run was discovering my iPod was dead. Still had a great run. Afterwards, I went on a walk for about 1.5 miles with a friend to catch up, more or less a cool down.

Food:

According to my Calorie Counter App I burned over 3200 calories and consumed 1557 for the day. Breakfast was coffee, Greek Yogurt, Raspberries, and Strawberries. Lunch was a banana, spinach salad with sunflower seeds, cucumber, ranch dressing, turkey, and four kind of large ravioli’s with pasta sauce. Dinner was a peanut butter jelly sandwich with a glass of milk. Most disciplined day when it comes to eating habits.

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