Friday, September 26, 2008

Thursday Recap

So after work I was planning on going to the gym at work. However, due to the debate the gym is closed. So at 5:40 I went back and forth between wanting to workout vs. battling the traffic on the road and at the gym. You will all be happy to know I ended up winning, and went to the gym for an hour where I did the arc trainer :)

Came home and got ready to go out. I had 2 jack and diet cokes. I had the bartender make them tall, so my friends started calling them double diets. I did have some fries last night as well, but nothing horrible. A guy I know is one of the DJ's. I don't know him that well, but I know him enough to know he is pretty cool. I don't think he recognized me at first when he saw me. We chatted for a bit and he said to be sure to say goodbye before I left, if I was leaving early. So when I got up to leave, I looked for him and saw he was outside. I went outside to say goodbye and he seemed really surprised that I came outside to say goodbye to him. We chatted for a few minutes and we might hang out next week. I didn't get home until about 12:30.

I thought since I got home late it would be hard to get up at 4:40. I was able to get out of bed surprisingly easily and hit the gym. Boot camp class for an hour and the arc trainer for 45 minutes. We ran a fair distance about halfway through the class. I know I shouldn't compare myself to others, but I passed not one, but TWO guys and I was the first girl to finish!

In other news, I am still waiting to find out, but keep the good thoughts coming.

Also, I found out yesterday I will be going to Voodoo Fest this year! I am super excited because I will have an ALL ACCESS pass and be able to watch a lot of the shows from the stage :) Plus, I have never been to New Orleans. The plan is to fly in early Friday morning and leave Monday afternoon to spend a little time in the city.

Have a wonderful weekend! I know I will!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Chugging Right Along

Thank you all for the good thoughts. Keep them coming! Hopefully, I will be able to share something with you all early next week.

So points and working out have been going quite splendidly. When I actually watch what I eat, I have realized I can eat a good bit of food and I am not ravenous. I have been eating lots of fruits and veggies!

I saw the Swell Season last night at the Ryman. I love this band, but I didn't think this show was as good as the one I saw in Louisville in May.

I didn't go to the gym this morning...I slept in. So I am going to go after work today. Home to shower. And then to my favorite bar around 10 for Funky Good Time which is this amazing DJ collective who spin old school records from way back, no 80's and 90's here!

Tomorrow night I have a Entrepreneurship Grad School event at my professor/mentor's house. I am taking his son as my guest. How funny is that? There is supposed to be some big announcement. It should be a good time. Oh, did I mention that the case I helped write this past spring is finished and being used in the classroom and was submitted for award consideration!?!? Oh yeah, it is.

Saturday I plan on being a primarily lazy day. Flag football practice in the morning. Possibly going to the gym.

Sunday I want to get up early and go for a walk at the lake. I want to eat breakfast at my favorite breakfast place (possibly alone). I want to get a manicure and a pedicure. I want to go to the gym. Pizza and beers with my friends in the evening. I think that sounds like a good day to me!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Good Thoughts!

If there ever was a day that I needed them, it is today! Specifically around 11:30 AM cst. So remember that change I was taking about? Hmm, I don't recall if I mentioned it here. Well, things are slowly coming together. Sorry for being so vague, I just don't want to jinx things!

Yesterday was a great day. I stayed within my point total and had no crazy snacking. My football game was supposed to start at 9:30 and didn't start until 10. We had a horrible loss, the mercy rule went into affect...I had to take my friend home because he had no gas (have you heard? There has been a gas shortage in Nashville). So I didn't get home until 11:30 or so. No gym for me this morning, I was just too tired. I will be going this evening though.

Remember, good thoughts! :)

Monday, September 22, 2008

Monday Weigh

For various reasons yesterday was slightly difficult. I didn't do much and I didn't feel like doing much either. I did watch the Biggest Loser: Families. One thing I noticed right off the bat was that all of the families selected were from the Easter half of the United States. Hmmm, I know people applied from all over the US, but I think it is pretty representative of the US when you look at which states are the healthiest.

Anyway I didn't go to the gym yesterday, but I ate reasonable well with no overdoing it on the snacking. My dinner was slightly higher in points than I would have liked, but it was not bad by any means.

So this morning at my boot camp class I gave it my all. I was running hard and doing the exercises. I realized that over the past few months I have lost my intensity at the gym. While I have been going pretty consistently I have definitely been slacking. After class I went into the gym and got on the arc trainer for 45 minutes and finished up with stretching.

My weight this week: 210

My goals for this week are to bring my lunch every day this week and eat healthy dinners at home.

Flag football game tonight!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

So I missed the sign up for Biggest Loser: Blog Edition, but I am so excited to watch everyones progress as well as keep up with my own personal goals. I have never been one to do well at online weight loss challenges with others, so maybe this is for the best.

In other news I turn 26 a week from today. As it was pointed out to me by two recently turned 18 girls who were still seniors in high school one of whom was dating a 27 year old guy. 27 is old and well I will be one year away from 27, so I guess that means I am getting older ;)

I would not classify 25 as one of my better years, but it has certainly been an enjoyable year in which I learned a lot about myself. I have been able to travel a lot, enjoy music, spend time with great family and friends, and work on being a better person. I accomplished a lot and for that I am grateful. I still have confidence issues, but I think the confidence I gained this year has been one of my main accomplishments.

I am excited to see what the next year has in store for me!