Thursday, June 26, 2008

It's My Friday!

That's right. Tonight is the start of my weekend! I have tomorrow off, however I will be getting up at 5 AM for my boot core class, so it's not quite the same.

For the most part I ate pretty well today. I just hope I can keep it up this evening when I go to my bar tonight to see a friend DJ. I however did not eat very well last night. I ate lots of potato chips and lots of chocolate ice cream with peanuts and chocolate sauce on top. So I didn't go to the gym this morning either. My mom thinks I am too hard on myself and I tend to agree. It's not like I eat poorly all of the time, but when I do, I really do.

I got my haircut today. I love getting my hair cut because they massage my head and shoulders. I like it. I am trying to grow it out. I was looking at some pictures from last year and I realized I missed my long hair.

Tomorrow I plan to relax all day and run a few errands. Yeah! And I am going to a butterfly Boucher show tomorrow!!!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Boot Core Day 11

It's hard to believe my class is almost over. I think I am going to try to sign up for July as well. Today was a pretty high intensity cardio day. We started off running a little over a half mile which also included running down stairs and up a hill. We had 3 stations today. One was a running/push up station. The second was an interval running/sprints station. The third was a various lunges. We did each station twice and finished up with another run, abs, and push ups. One of the trainers asked me if I was running last night on a specific street. I told her I had, and she said she had thought that was me. I am not crazy about running in public, but hey I did it. I think Friday is my last class for the month and I am a little sad about it.

Today's eating has been much better. Oatmeal and strawberries for breakfast. Grapes and strawberries for a snack. Pei Wei spicy with stock velvet chicken (boiled instead of fried), brown rice, extra veggies and sauce on the side. Yum! Dinner will be a similar version of the salad I had last night.

I hope to go to bed early tonight. I am beat!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Things Are Looking Up

First, thank you all for your comments. It was just one day and I know what I need to do:)

I bought quick oats yesterday instead of old fashioned. Grrrrrrr. I have done this before when I don't pay attention. But today I ate them with strawberries for breakfast. Yum! I had grapes for a snack and some pistachios. I ate a late lunch at whichwich and had a veggie sandwich on wheat with avocado and lots of other veggies, dijon mustard, and no cheese. I also had 1 serving of the salt and pepper potato chips they serve. Dinner consisted of a YUMMMY salad. It looked so good I had to take a picture, but I will have to post later because I don't have my cord to download my pics. It consisted of spinach, mixed greens, grape tomatoes, raspberries, strawberries, a few gorgonzola crumbles, a sprinkling of pecans, turkey pastrami, and a light champagne vinaigrette. SInce I didn't go to the gym this morning I had plans to go this evening, so I ate the early dinner.

I am housesitting and soon realized that I would be running out of toilet paper soon. Whole foods is on the way to the gym, so I decided I would pick some up on the way back. My friend lives about a mile away from the gym. I RAN to the gym. I ran in public, yo. I stretched when I got their and did some ab work. 45 minutes on the stairclimber and 30 minutes on the treadmill. I walked to whole foods and bought a single roll of toilet paper. (mmm, I really, really like my kleenex cotenell TP and this stuff is like harsh. No way am I buying more than I need to!) I also bought some pre-sliced pineapple, a dark chocolate almond bar, 3 peaches and some bottled water. I made it out of there spending under $10. Score. I walked the rest of the way back. Had I not had the bag I probably would have ran. I treated myself to some pineapple and half of the chocolate bar. Yum!

Stop This Train

I gave myself a day. I ate ice cream and oreos for breakfast. I had healthy snacks during the day. I ate a healthy lunch. BUT for dinner I finished off the oreos, I had more ice cream, AND I ate salt and pepper potato chips. All while watching The Bucket List. WTF? Seriously. I know all the stuff I was shoving into my mouth yesterday afternoon was not good for me, yet I could.not.stop. Oh and to top if off, I didn't go to the gym this morning. But, I will be going tonight. So you can take a wild guess that I didn't weigh myself this morning either.

I have said this before and I will whine about it again: I just wish it were all so much easier. I wish I could eat whatever I wanted.

So remember that bridesmaid dress I have to wear on August 16? I got it on Saturday. And it *barely* fits. And by barely, I mean I was able to zip it up, but if I were to gain any weight at all, I don't think it would zip up. So what do I go and do? I eat ice cream and cookies. Lots of ice cream and cookies.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Boot Core Day 10

I am house sitting/dog sitting for a friend this week. And let me tell you, even though the gym is now only about 2 minutes away instead of 5, I did not want to get out of bed. I stayed out a little too late last night and didn't sleep as well as I would have liked do to not sleeping in my own bed. This past weekend (well really week) I have indulged my taste buds. I wouldn't say I have binged by any means, but it was a lot higher in fat than I normally eat. Friday evening I hung out with my little sister and we went to Logan's for dinner. I had a salad, 2 rolls, and peanuts. Later that evening I had 2 beers. Mmmmm Magic Hat is yummy. Saturday I made it to the gym. That night I had mexican. I had really been craving it and the chips and salsa were YUMMY. I had fish tacos. Beer battered fish tacos. Oh my, they were so good. Later I had 3 beers. Sunday I really struggled with workout plans. I wanted to do something, but I also realized the need to rest. So I compromised and went to the lake and walked for about 50 minutes. I pretty much was lazy the whole day. I ate a bunch of caramels. I met my friends at a sports bar and we watched the cubs/white sox game. I had a french dip with fries and it was yummy. I was really craving something sweet and I should have just stopped at the grocery store even though it was late. Instead I had a peanut butter and jelly sandwhich and some tostitos. Hello! I should have just gone to bed.

So before I went to bed last night I knew I wasn't going to weigh this morning and I am ok with that. Boot core was hard this morning. Mainly, because I could tell my weekend's activities had taken a toll on my body and wanted to throw up for the first 20 minutes of class. We did a lot of cardio (ie running) and upper body circuits followed by some ab work. I walked on the treadmill for 30 minutes and hit up the grocery store for food. So remember that ice cream I wanted? I bought it (slow churned, reduced fat chocolate) along with double stuff chocolate filled oreos, peanuts, and chocolate sauce. And you know what??? I ATE IT FOR BREAKFAST! And I am ok with that. I was craving it. I wanted it. And now the craving is gone. It's not like I do that every day, so I am ok with it.

Here's to a great week filled with listening to my body!