Saturday, August 13, 2011

I am still a work in progress

Not a great run today but I ran. My pace was too fast and I couldn't maintain it. Which sucks since I just got to the point that I can run a mile straight. Oh well. the moral of the story is I still got my ass out there and ran.

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Date: Aug 13, 2011
Distance: 3.59 mi
Duration: 58:53

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Friday, August 12, 2011

Friday night and the gym?

Dinner tonight: Lean Pocket Ham & Cheese. This is pretty close to comfort food. When I was younger the Ham and Cheese Hot Pocket was always in our fridge. Don't worry, also have a huge salad to go with it. (spring mix, sprouts, mushrooms, chicken and trader Joe's hummus salad dressing) I figure it it's a good balance.

By the way the hummus dressing is pretty good. I feel like I need more then I do with other dressings but it was delicious. A bit more fat than other dressing but since I eat so much salad having lots of dressing options. I love the Bolthouse Farms Yogurt Dressing The ranch tastes like ranch, not diet ranch not almost like ranch. Exactly like ranch.

Went to the gym after work. Tried the AMT (Adaptive Motion Trainer) Very weird. Don't like it. Also there was an old school stair master. Very awkward. I prefer spin, elliptical or running. I am still dealing with an allergy and my face hurts. Didn't feel like going out so I went to the gym. Lame I now but I know to reach my goal I need to spend my free time at the gym.

Allergy: I am writing down what I am eating on the days these reactions have happened. The itching lips/face isn't good. My breakfast is pretty consistent so I don't think it's that. If I get another reaction in the next week I am going to doctor because that would be #4. I want to make sure it isn't just a freak occurrence. Knowning me, I doubt it. :(

On another note, my tia started her first chemo treatment today. Say a prayer for her please. They got the cancer out with a partial masectamy but she is doing chemo.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Trader Joes and eating better

Great fun this morning. Feel great that for the 2nd time I ran a mile straight. Ran by Trader Joe's on the way home. Picked up some coconut milk. But I forgot the almond milk I really wanted. But they had the Avocado Salsa Verde. So good on my morning eggs.

Monica @ Run Eat Repeat did an interview with Bob Harper and he said to get the last 10 lbs to go Lean and Green at dinner. Carbs early in the day. I have been stagnating on my weight. I know I am changing my body because my cloths are looser. Which is great but it would be nice for the scale to move a bit too. So I am going to try this for a bit. Have my salads for dinner and come up with better ideas for lunch. I did check my weight with the Wii Fit to make sure my home scale isn't messing things up. Luckily my scale is working right, sadly the lbs aren't going away :(. I know I should be patient be happy with the fitness goals I am attaining and the change in my clothes fit. But some times I just want to be greedy and have it all.

I need to add in more gym time. I had planned to hit the gym when I got home but after shopping etc it was well after 7. Did some stuff on Wii fit. Maybe gym tomorrow after work. Need to be exercising 6 days a week. I would love to do 7. I am not trying to 7 days a week. I am working up to it. Pretty consistent with running 2-3 times a week. Have added spinning just need to beopen to added to my gym/workout routine.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

You spin me right round

Survived my 2nd Spin Class! This time I wasn't in sever pain within the first 10 minutes. I also wore Converse, this really helped with the foot pain. I guess you need a really a shoe with a hard bottom. I am not ready to commit and spend extra money on "equipment" on only the 2nd class. I think if I am still into the class in 6 months I may invest in padded shorts/bike shoes. But for now, I did better than last time, did almost all of the "climb/jumps" I think the tension was better this time that made the climb easier. Seriously "jogging" on the bike is very hard. Will be interesting to see how I am doing in a month. My "seat" area isn't throbbing and there are no shooting pains. So I call today a success! Next week should be awesome. Now to relax and unwind, 5 am comes very quickly.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

and the day goes on

Did great on the run this morning. Very proud of myself. Now, Just to repeat it Thursday morning!

Tomorrow is my early day at work. I go in at 7:30 and leave at 4 for my spin class. I am already tired and wish it wasn't too early for bed. But I know if I go to sleep now I will be up in the middle of the night. Since tomorrow is an early and work should be interesting I need to get my rest.

Work, well, it was "very" interesting today. I am sore tomorrow will be even more so.

1 mile

Ran a mile straight this morning without stopping. I can't remember the last time I did that. So proud of myself. Now, the hard part, to keep doing it. My run tracking program keeps stopping. So my official time/pace is 2.17 miles 34:09 run time is a 15.74 pace. For me to run a mile straight is a HUGE deal. I don't think you realize how big I am. Let's say I could lose a 100lbs and still be told I am overweight :( That's okay because I am working on it.