Tag Archive | Women’s Health

July 2nd Monday Night Hell

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Monday

Had to go and take care of the dog again after work, which was not in the plan. So I managed to leave work early, made it to take the dog out, feed it, water it, etc. However, trying to make it to spin class was the worst part. I called ahead and luckily got signed in to one of the last spots for a bike. I made it with minutes to spare, the whole class already on bikes and not one left for me. So what happens of course? I ask the instructor is someone didn’t sign up and there was a lady who hadn’t…

Here’s where I find myself in a bind. She didn’t sign up, which I understand, been there, done that… But I just didn’t have the guts to be the bitch who kicked her off the bike. So I just left. I regretted it driving home, because I was already in the worst mood ever, there was no motivating myself after that spout to go and run or do a circuit or anything. And going home, without having the AC on was just making it worse. I got home, and there is nothing appetizing in the fridge. No fresh veggies I could grill up, don’t even have a taste for grilled chicken, and let’s be honest, sharing a kitchen with my mom while I’m home for the summer is out of the question. So no Pinterest recipe making is in my future, at least not for a month or so. I did not end up eating my feelings last night, which may be good or bad… Depending on how I eat tomorrow? And the lack F

So before I spontaneously combust I had to unpack from staying at my Dad’s and dog/house sitting all weekend and all I wanted to do was lay down before I lashed out on anybody else. So that’s what I did, for the greater good of mankind.

Workout

No workout. Hating this. Day #2 in a row…. Need to get my shit together!

Food

According to my Calorie Counter App I burned over 2,445 calories and consumed 701 for the day. Started off the day with breakfast consisting of frosted mini wheats and fat free skim milk. Lunch was grilled asparagus and squash, cucumber slices, oven roasted turkey lunch meat, strawberries, and some tomato, and a snack of frosted mini wheats again before I went home from work.

June 30th Shady Saturday’s

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Saturday

The main goal of today was to work my ass off in the gym. Like literally burn as many calories and not be able to move, if at all possible (probably not) but I realized it’s finally July and WTF. I’ve only lost 10lbs. and that’s really not cutting it for me… So, as a day to take advantage of not having to work and just being able to do whatever workout I want, I did all of them.

Got up, made a relatively healthy breakfast with some protein and then headed to the gym. I conquered spinning, some jogging/walking, and lifted. Then I headed home, made some tasty lunch and headed to work aka lifeguarding… And I swam laps for a bit as well. Definitely felt amazing. Packed a lunch as well so I didn’t have any guilt with what I ate… The only guilt I felt came from later on that night…

Well, here goes nothin’

I met up with my family after I went home from lifeguarding and took care of the dog. We watched my little brother’s baseball game and soon thereafter I was starving, wanting to get my hands on anything/everything… Uh oh. So we decide on this hole in the wall bar/restaurant called Moosehead and I get a gluten free burger aka a burger without a bun, just the way I like it. On a side note, I got a Margarita and side salad instead of fries or potato salad, etc.

Then, it progressively got worse as the night went on…. My calorie intake was skyrocketing. I had wanted to surprise my two guy friends with this new bar/restaurant that was close-by. It’s a whiskey and beer bar, it has the largest whiskey selection in the state of Ohio, and over 500+ beers to choose from. Now, this was great for them, I got them trashed off their asses, but I only had one beer, which was great.

The bad news is that we decided to go to other bars after and that’s what got me in trouble. I decided to take a trip down to Marg city and Taco Bell hell.. and I’m an idiot. Instantly regretted it when I put it into my Calorie Counter app. So dumb. Tomorrow will be interesting…

Workout

Solid workout today. Burned a total of 1,745 calories just from exercising. Did spinning for 75 minutes, jog/walk combination for 20 minutes both warm up and cool down burning 154 calories, swam for 15 minutes burning 193 calories, and lifted for 25 minutes burning 193 calories.

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Food 

According to my Calorie Counter App I burned over 3,945 calories and consumed 2,334 for the day. Had a good homemade breakfast with the Skinny Cow cheeses and eggs kind of like an omelette, some watermelon, then lunch was a banana, huge bag of frozen green beans, sweet potato, strawberries, tomatoes, slices of oven roasted turkey breast, and more watermelon. All very delicious and healthy! However, the problem came around dinner time… Dinner was a burger with no bun, a teeensy tinnny caramel cooler from Caribou coffee, a margarita, freshly fried potato chips, and then after hours food and beverage.. Not Good. Had a beer, and 3 Margs, and Taco bell – Chicken quesidilla with sour cream and a Doritos Locos Taco Supreme. Idiot. Big dumb idiot.

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 27th Hell of a Hump Day!

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Wednesday

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)

Workout

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.

 

 

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Food

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.

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 18th Sick as a Dog… Woof!

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Monday

Well… You finally find out why I’ve neglected you for the past few days…In light of having swam this weekend I’ve gotten sick (from the pool water I’m assuming). Go figure. Woke up with my head completely stuffed up, couldn’t breathe from my nose, runny nose, it was a pretty sight. I went into work, because if I’m going to be miserable sick from a sinus/cold/whatever I’d rather get work done and get paid! Man, I do not know how to take a break either. So I didn’t have an appetite all day, couldn’t finish my salad, everything tasted unappetizing, just not my day. I did make it to yoga, tried to run, but my leg hurt like S@*$! And the worst part was that it was only for a couple minutes before class started. Which made class miserable too. Oh Joy! All in all, I was passed out and in bed before 9.

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

Workout

Took the Centergy class which is a mix of pilates and yoga and it’s an hour long. Today’s class was rough because I ran for a bit to ‘warm up’ before class started. Not even for 10 minutes, and my leg started KILLING. UGH! So I reinjured my leg and am still uncomfortable with pinched nerve symptoms. Don’t know what to do because I can’t continue to take pain meds this long and continuous…

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Food

According to my Calorie Counter App I burned over 2,703 calories and consumed 1,681 for the day. I treated myself a bit for breakfast downstairs at the Starbucks. I had a nonfat Caramel Macchiato, Berry Blast Naked fruit smoothie, Oatmeal and a banana. Lunch was a Greek yogurt, leftover rigatoni pasta with meat sauce, strawberries, and a salad I could barely eat either. Before my workout I half of a PB&J sandwhich with skim milk, yum! For being a sickie!

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 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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