Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Good News

I just checked the hourly forecast, and it should be only -6 for my run tonight! This is awesome news!!

I went to the gym today and did my weight workout. It went really well. I did learn though, that I can't do a burpee to save my life, but I still gave it a good effort. The gym was so busy I couldn't believe it. It is going to be a long two months until people stop coming. I was happy though to finally finish my 12 Days of Christmas challenge (yay me) and to notice that the Club is actually open on New Years day! This means I won't have to miss my run.

Tonight, after my run, I'm going to a house party not far from my place. I'm the designated driver tonight so that my husband can relax and enjoy himself. There will only be a total of 4 couples I think. Should be a lovely evening. I have made my special bean dip (which ironically has very little bean in it) to take over.

Tonight is also my first New Year that I will be bringing in without my daughter. She is going to a party. This makes me sad, even though I new this day would come. It seems that it got here faster than I thought it would. Why do they have to grow up?

My sister had a baby yesterday. She lost a lot of blood and had to have a minor surgery after, and now has to stay in the hospital for 2 more days. I will feel better when she is out. She had a little girl. I can't wait to see pictures.

Does anyone else find it odd that we are getting ready to bring in 2009, when it seems like just yesterday that we were bringing in 2000? Time really does go faster as you get older!

Stay safe everyone - can't wait to see what the next year will bring us!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

I am so mad at myself!!

I did my run today and forgot my Nike+ sensor!!!

F*CK!!!!

If you run without a sensor - does it still count????

HAHAHAHAHA

Now my little Nike+ Mini will be a run short. Poor avatar......

PS: The gym was so busy I had to run on a machine that only has miles (gasp). So now I can't post because I have to go convert my speed, and distance....here's hoping I chose the right speed!! Maybe it felt like a great run because I was running at a walking speed! ;-)

Monday, December 29, 2008

2 stickers to go!

Phew! I sure looked like I wasn't going to make it to the gym today. I was watching Season 3 of The Closer. Husband was watching Matrix II after having watched Matrix I....we were feeling lazy, lazy, lazy. Finally I came downstairs and said "are we going, or what?" and that was all it took. Husband popped up and away we went. Got all the way down the street, around the corner and down the other corner when I realized I didn't have my running shoes. Who the heck goes to the gym and forgets their running shoes. Crickey. Eventually we got there and away I went on the weights. I worked very hard and gave it my best effort. Sure felt good to get it done. Plus, I am now only 2 stickers away from getting my name in for the gift basket draw for the challenge I'm doing at my gym (the 12 days of Christmas - I won that awesome basket last year on this challenge).

I also went for a walk with my walking group this a.m. Just over 7k. Quite an easy walk except for the fact that my ass was freezing and frost-bite tingling the whole way. Even with my new long underwear. Bummer. I have that Resolution Run on New Year's Eve, so I have to figure out what I need to wear to keep my tushy warm. I'm doing the Run with my walking group, but I think I'm the only one running. It's too cold to take too long. You should see the smokin jackets we got for signing up. They are so nice, and now we all have matching jackets. We were all giggling about it over breakfast this morning, after our walk. It's like we finally have a team jacket!

Oh, Seabreeze asked about my Nike+ Mini on my page. When I was logged into the Nike+ site, I went to the part where the Mini is and "grabbed the code". I then pasted it in a "gadget" on the top of my page in the layout section (I think). I had been trying to get my actual runs in there, but to be honest, I like this better, since it keeps a cumulative total.

Well folks, that's about it for today. Have a healthy day!!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Looking Back & Looking Forward

Looking Back:
I had a good year. I have now been working out consistently for over a year. I have been including weights, which is a huge step forward for me. I have been trying to be more active in general by taking swimming lessons, joining curling teams, being part of a walking group, taking Belly Dance. Yes. I rocked it......EXCEPT, where I continued to struggle was with my eating plans. Since we all know that weight loss or maintenance is 80% food, 20% exercise...well, my weight isn't where I would like it to be. I had many plans....just didn't care enough about me to stick to them.

Looking forward:
I have taken the time to plan out the next 12 weeks of workouts. I really believe that having a workout planned works for me, because I feel compelled to do it if it is written down. On the food front...my plan of attack will be to continue with WW. It's a sound program, it works, and I'm comfortable with it. I will only make WW suppers for me & my family and I will eat out no more than twice a month. That is once per pay cheque and quite frankly, we can't afford more than that right now anyhow.

The Biggest Loser Challenge that Angie ran recap:

I sucked wind at this challenge. I had my dad staying with me for almost the entire challenge, which was a huge source of stress for me. I don't know him very well and was uncomfortable almost the entire 2.5 months. In any case I let that stress get the better of me and I was unable to make any progress at all. I used the stress as my ticket to not pay attention. Not make healthy choices. To feel sorry for myself. To remind myself that I have a father that doesn't know me, I must not deserve a healthy body. What a crock. Who got hurt there. ME. What a dumb ass I am. I am not using anyone else as an excuse for not putting my health first! I was also so embarrassed at my lack of progress, I didn't report in very often. I so hope that Angie will let me join the next challenge.

Christmas Recap:

I had a ball with my little family (hubby, daughter & puppy). My in-laws let me down, again, in a huge way. I spent a lot of time crying. Next year we have decided that we will go away at Christmas time, the 3 of us, and everyone else can do their own thing. In the end, they all do their own thing anyhow, they just won't have me to knock around. I did serve a spectacular dinner, which consisted of ham and 10 side dishes. Yum....

I went to the gym yesterday. Was supposed to do my LSD - which I had decided was 60 minutes on the treadmill. HOWEVER, I had been for a 7k walk in the a.m. with my walking group, and by 30 minutes of running, my left knee was too sore to go on. So, I walked hills for the last 30 minutes. Iced my knees for an hour when I got home, and this morning my knees felt ok. Ice does work!!

Well, that's all for now. Have a healthy day bloggers!!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Calling all Nike+ Users!!

I got a Nike+ from my daughter for Christmas. I used it today with my walking group. My question is:

How do you girls get your runs posted on blogger? I have tried "grabbing the code" from Nike+ and then pasting it in a post...but it hasn't worked....what am I missing???????

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Plan of Attack!

I sat yesterday and planned out my next 12 weeks worth of exercise. That's right. 12 weeks.


I then had to get my butt to the gym to get going on day one. I hadn't worked out with weights once in December. The first week I was sick with the stomach flu - so I did nothing. And then the next two I worked and had limited time, so I only did my runs. So, yesterday I hit the weights. OMG. I can hardly walk today. Today I have a 30 minute run and some core exercises planned. Can't wait. (typed with heavy sarcasm!) The idea of running right now makes my legs feel even more sore!


I didn't have a stellar eating day yesterday. I've certainly had worse....but I've also had much better. The worst part was....I did it out of boredom. I was excited to be done work for this week because daughter is done school, but she spent the day with her friend shopping and then went for a sleep over.....so I was alone. Oh, well. Today is a new day.


I finally got around to making my grocery list. Husband & I are going to go tonight. After we go to the gym. I may wander over to Superstore....they are open until midnight. I don't know my way around the store there though....sometimes that can slow things down.


What else.....not much I guess. I noticed that just about every light bulb in my house is burned out. It's driving me nuts.


Deborah asked about my bonanza bean recipe...it is really just fancied up baked beans. I put 4 cans of baked beans (I buy 2 maple kind and 2 tomato kind) in the crock pot (my MIL does them in the oven), a chopped onion, chopped tomatoes, bacon pieces, mustard, molasses & brown sugar - mix it all up. Then I just let it simmer away for the afternoon. The Brussels sprouts recipe I haven't actually tried yet, but it looks so good - it is from here: http://kalynskitchen.blogspot.com/2007/11/roasted-brussels-sprouts-recipe-with.html. I can't wait to try it.

I made Bionic Woman's squares....they taste great, but my chocolate layer separated a bit from the base when I cut them up. I'm still going to serve them, but...I wonder what I did wrong. I'm going to bake some WW pumpkin pies today.

Well bloggers. Have a healthy day!

Friday, December 19, 2008

It came, it came!!

Ladies - it arrived today - my beloved fitbook (http://www.getfitbook.com/). OMG! It is perfection all in a 5x5 book. I will start using it Monday. I will use my old journal till then.

Let's see. I haven't posted in a while. Haven't been up to much. I finished my contract at work. I thought I might not be able to get it done before the holidays and therefore would have to go back in January. But, I worked like a pig, didn't chat (which is easy cause the girls still don't talk tome) and I got it all done! Ya baby!!

I am up to 50 minutes on the treadmill. Seabreeze wondered if I ran straight....I do not. I run 10:1's. I learned this at the Running Room and it works well for me. I do this even on the treadmill.

I have been a journaling fool. It is helping to keep the holiday cheer in check.

I have decided to buck tradition this year. I am cooking ham for dinner instead of turkey. Do you all remember when I had the stomach flu for a week a few weeks ago? Well, it hit me right after I had eaten a turkey dinner at the Bonspiel. I just don't think I can cook a turkey yet. I called the in-laws to see if they would be disappointed - they actually were happy - FIL finds turkey too dry anyhow (who knew?? I've been making turkey forever!!).

So, I will be cooking ham and I will do those little baby potatoes. I have a recipe that uses Dijon mustard and olive oil. I'm going to make Angie's Brussels Sprouts with Parmesan & Roasted Pine Nuts, standard mashed carrots and turnips, broccoli salad, Thai pasta salad, spinach salad, bonanza beans (a standard at all of husband's family meals) and I forget which blogger's Ultimate Party Meatballs. For dessert I will have chocolate chip cookies, short bread cookies, and Bionic Woman's Chocolate Toffee Bars. Mmm, I get hungry thinking about it.

Oh, we purchased a hoodie and little light up running shoes for our dog. OMG - he is hilarious with them on. We have him used to the hoodie, we just have to work on the booties. As soon as I get him used to it I will post a picture. It has been so cold here, we had to get something. Poor little muffin was shivering so bad just ridding in the car!!

Have a healthy day bloggers!!

Monday, December 08, 2008

Exciting News....

I had a great day today.

  • I signed up for the Hypothermic Half in February. Thanks to Uber-smart Sparky - my thoughts right now are to run 10k and walk 11k. I'll see how training goes...if it goes well, I will try to run the whole thing.
  • I found a blog- thanks to Jodi's blog - that talks about DETAILS of the Momentum WW Plan!! Visit: http://www.turtleprogress.com/2008/12/weigh-in-first-momentum-meeting/ to find out more!!
  • I had a good day at work today. No one spoke to me (again), but since I was starting a new project, that suited me and the day flew!
  • I went to the gym right after work and ran 40 minutes on the treadmill. I'm going to work on upping my time in preparation for the half marathon. Normally I just do 30 minutes.
  • My puppy played so hard a doggy daycare today that he is passed out beside me on the couch drooling!! Cute little monkey!
  • Oh, I ordered the best FRIGGEN journal EVER!!!!! Go to this site: http://www.getfitbook.com/ I actually can't wait to get it!!

Have a healthy day!

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Kicking Santa's Butt!!

I had the best time today at the Santa Shuffle. First, and most importantly - they served subs again! Yay!!

I made it through the run. We had planned on 10:1's. I made it through 2 with no problems, and during the last 10 minutes I had to walk a couple of extra times. Having said that - we still did it in 37 minutes. I was so excited I could have jumped up and down!

When I got up this morning to go to the run, there was actually freezing rain and fog so bad that I got my husband to drop me off. By the time I made it downtown to where the race was starting it was actually quite nice out. Perfect running weather.

After the race and sub (yum - AGAIN) my running buddy and I met our other friend for coffee. The first Starbucks we tried actually had to close the store because they had run out of hot water. Seriously. Anyhow, we found a Starbucks with hot water and had great coffee time.

What an awesome day. Can you tell I still have a runner's high??

Have a great night bloggers!

Friday, December 05, 2008

Spoke too soon!!

Wow - I so wasn't better. Still throwing up last night. The only thing I was able to keep down was a bowl of chicken broth with a slice of bread. I must be on the mend though, because I'm hungry.

I feel like a big blob. I haven't exercised all week. I can feel myself getting softer. Of course, since I couldn't stand up without getting dizzy all week, there was no way I could have exercised, but....

I'm a bit worried about the Santa Shuffle tomorrow. I need to keep some food down today if I'm going to be able to finish the darn thing!!

Well, off to perform my motherly duties - gotta drop daughter at school. Have a healthy day bloggers.

Thursday, December 04, 2008

I feel like myself again.....

Thank Goodness!!!! I woke up and no nausea!!!! Who knew waking without nausea could be so much fun!

So, today will be my first official core day. I can't count the others, because I wasn't eating. I did make a core supper last night, which I was able to eat a bit of....in any case, it was good. Chicken Cacciatore.

Now that I have to count points for bread, the only thing I can think of eating for breakfast is toast. I can't stomach eggs yet.

If it warms up I think I will take the dog for a walk.....I haven't exercised all week, except for curling...

So, I've heard some chat on the blogs about the Momentum Plan...anyone have anything specific yet???

Have a healthy day bloggers!

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

On core for two days and down 5lbs!

Ya, because I have the STOMACH FLU!!!!!! I had stuff happening to my body that would have given Tornwordo (http://stickycrows.blogspot.com/) a weeks worth of icky posts!!





I was curling in my first ever bonspiel. Came home Monday feeling kinda motion sick. You know, that kind of nausea? Started throwing up and other stuff around 12:20 that night and was up every hour after that. Still threw up half my lunch today - which was only 1/2 bowl of soup anyhow. Ugh. I feel like I will never be normal again. I have a 5k run to do on Saturday. I have no doubt I will be well enough by then, but I won't get any practice runs in. Bummer.

I thought you all might like to see a picture of me in action at the Spiel! See, I don't even look sick, right? Sheesh.





Well, I need to lay down. Hope you're all having a great day.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Getting My Life Back and Starting Over

Well, this morning we dropped my dad off at the airport. While I appreciate that he took the time to come and visit - 2 1/2 months is just too long. I felt so out of sorts. He was cooking dinners, I lost control over what I was eating....I felt obligated to be here.....Oy.

So, today I get my life back. I have decided to give the Core program a try. For one month. I spent some time this weekend going over what is on it. I try to eat core foods anyhow (or so I realised once I went over the list), but I really need a break from journaling. Somehow the idea of journaling just my exercise and 35 flex seems less daunting. I need to stop obsessing. It's exhausting and not productive. I also need to get to know my body better. Find my "ok, I'm full" point. Right now, if I have figured out my points, I eat all of it. I would never work out a 7pt meal and then leave some because I was full, because then I wouldn't know how to count it. This mentality that I have just sort of keeps my problems going. Eating when I'm not hungry. Anyhow, enough about food.

This week I'm curling in my first bonspiel. I'm kinda nervous and excited at the same time. It should be fun. The lunch we have tomorrow is a turkey dinner. That should be easy to work my way through. My friends that I'm curling with are also the bonspiel organisers - which means lots of helping out for me. I don't mind behind the scenes stuff, but tomorrow I have to work one of the desks. Which means talking to people I don't know. Yuk.

I watched Tropic Thunder yesterday. While I found some parts funny (in a Ben Stiller way), it had one part that actually made me sick to my stomach. Thank goodness I didn't go see it in the theatre! I never would have made it to the bathroom!

Well, people...I'm on my way to start my day. I expect to be blogging more now that my house is empty.

Have a healthy day!

Friday, November 21, 2008

blech

That is how I've been feeling lately.

My sister came into town with her son and we had the best possible visit. Fun, fun, fun.

I also went to the Stampeder game last weekend. The crowd was so loud, it was hard to not get excited.

I am still doing weights, running, belly dancing, curling and swimming.

I am still not following my eating program.

See how I just slipped that in??

I am almost done my project at work - I'm kinda excited to get it done. Get that sense of completion that I love so much.

Anyhow, I haven't read any blogs in so long I have almost 300 entries to catch up on. Guess I'd better get going on that.

Hope all is well with you......my dad leaves on the 30th (after a 2 1/2 MONTH visit....) and I'm thinking of switching to core....take a break from writing down my food.....any thoughts????

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Thursday wrap up

Didn't make it to weight training class today. Husband talked me into staying in bed. Did go for a massage to help with the awful neck pain I had. Did go do weights on my own after that. It was kinda fun. Got to listen to my audio book, which was nice.

Not much else to report today. Other than I made 4 banana breads this afternoon.

Have a healthy day bloggers!

PS: Did get a call from sister to tell me she & my so cute nephew may be coming in this weekend for a quicky trip! Woohooo!!!!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Back from New York!

What a trip!

I can't even say more than that.

Get this: Even though I was staying in a high end, ridiculously expensive hotel, I had to pay EXTRA to use the fitness facility. Seriously! I did, however, suck it up and pay the extra charge. Twice. So, this means I didn't miss my runs! Yay!! I found it hard to run there because the room felt quite a bit more humid than I'm used to. I kicked butt anyway though ;-)

We did a lot of walking. Daughter did even more shopping. I hate shopping. The best day was the day we had a nice breakfast in our room at the hotel, shopped for only 3 hours, rested at hotel for an hour, saw Wicked (which left me speechless it was SO good), had dinner at a Mexican place beside the theatre, hopped on the bus for a night tour and retired for an early night. Life just doesn't get any better.

Kudos to New Yorkers who have made New York a very nice place to visit.

I didn't go into work today. I'm so tired. We had a long day of travel yesterday. I did go to the gym already though to get my run in. I have to go back tonight with husband (he doesn't like to go alone - poor baby). I will likely just do a leisurely bike ride while he does weights. I think next run I will up my speed. Today's run felt so good I must be ready.

I ate and made the best choices I could while I was away. I will admit to a hot dog off a cart in Central Park. Damn, it was good! Other than that, we didn't eat lunch any of the days. There just wasn't time!

Anyhow bloggers, I have lots of blog reading to catch up on!

Have a healthy day!

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Good News and Bad News

Good News: I had a fan-freakin-tastic run yesterday on the treadmill. I left work an hour later than planned yesterday and could have very easily skipped it BUT I didn't! I so rock!! I had a nice easy stride and my breathing was so in the zone. Woohoo! I still have a touch of the runners high - can you tell??

More Good News: So many people hated that circuit workout from my weight training class that only 6 people showed up today, including me. This made the workout way better because there was more room in between people, so it didn't feel so sweaty gross. Yay!!

EVEN More Good News: I got off my ass and went back to WW meetings today. Getting there is the first step. I feel ready to commit. The meeting was really good to boot! We had the nice lady.

Bad News: You knew it was coming!! Did you guys know that regardless of HOW MANY activity points you earn in a day, they suggest that you eat NO MORE than 4???? I had NO idea!!!!! That could explain my stall!! Just goes to show, even when you think you know it all, sometimes you don't!

Was going to do my 5.5k walk with the pup today - Lord knows it is nice enough out, but I wore the wrong socks to weight training class today and now I have a huge gargantuan blister on the side of my heal. I don't want to wreck anything for my running, so.....

Oh, ya - did you guys know that I have been working out with weights for an entire year now? Isn't that amazing? Over 12 months. My bones are gonna be great!!

Well, bloggers, I am away till Tuesday - I am taking daughter to New York City to celebrate her 16th birthday. We will be shopping (yuk) and seeing Wicked. I'm quite excited. And happy that I am OFFICIALLY back on WW so that I will have some reason to control myself while I'm away. My girlfriend and I told each other our weights today at the meeting so that we will have more accountability next Thursday.

Have a healthy day!

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Holy Noodle!

Barack Obama is President!

I honestly didn't think it would happen. Maybe this will be a time of change. I'm quite excited to watch how things play out. Of course, when watching things like this - I always feel bad for the loser (except when it's Stephane Dion!).

Meanwhile, I'm watching McCain speak now, and I'm completely convinced that it is Tina Fey beside him and not Sarah Palin. Ever see that movie Dave????? Or Moon Over Parador??? In any case - what a great speech - classy, classy man.

The one fun thing out of all of this will be watching Elisabeth on the View tomorrow. I have to work, but hope to remember to tape it!

Bloggers...vote here

Bloggers - I'm curious to know my audience. US & Cdn alike, leave me an anonymous (or not, your choice) comment saying who you would vote for.

I'm quite excited to see who wins. Either way it looks like it will be a first. I sure hope to see a huge voter turn out - given that the US is at war trying to get another country this very special right. We had less than stellar voter turn out up here - friggen drives me CRAZY!!!!!!!

Since it's my blog, I will tell you who I would vote for......

Obama. There. I said it. I have to admit though, I don't think McCain would be as bad as the fellow in there now. (for that matter, I'd take McCain over our own PM!!) I actually feel bad for either of them. Things are in such a state whoever gets the job next is in for a very bumpy ride.

Time now to talk about my weight training class. We did a circuit today. I hate those, not because they aren't super challenging - 'cause they are - but because I hate sharing equipment. Almost made me gag. Meanwhile, sure worked my ass 'cause I can already hardly move!

I think I will take the pup for a nice walk today. It is a balmy 2 degrees out there (brrrr), and I'm dying to listen to more of my audio book. Plus, it may work the kink out of my butt!

Not much else to chat about. I imagine I will be glued to the TV tonight.....

Have a healthy day!!

Monday, November 03, 2008

Halloween Candy and a crisis of faith....

Stupid f*cking Halloween candy! It was a thorn in my side all weekend. It is FINALLY out of my house.

I rented "Then She Found Me" this weekend, with Helen Hunt. Has anyone seen it? I quite enjoyed it. It must have been a small budget movie, but I really liked the story. I had an overwhelming urge to convert to Judaism while I was watching it. And when I say overwhelming, I mean almost all consuming.

All weekend I had been thinking I need a change. I need to change. What...me? my life? my fitness program? what?

I had started a new journal. I had browsed through my latest Yoga Journal thinking maybe I needed more quiet reflection time. This movie kind of worked it all out for me though.

No, I don't think I need to convert. I do, though, need to get back to church. I think that may have been at the root of my feeling.

Meanwhile, yesterday I had a great run on the treadmill. But, as good as it was, it wasn't as good as the run I had TODAY on the treadmill. I totally hit my stride. It felt so freakin good! I was almost the only student in swim class today. A gal showed up, thankfully, 10 minutes into class. That took some of the pressure off.

I started a new Sue Grafton book today on my iPod - A is for Alibi. I like the voice of the lady reading it. Makes my run time fly by.

Have a healthy day!

PS: Thanks for the bullet comments - won't be wasting my airmiles on those!

PPS: To Tornwardo - I'm glad that your visit with the other pup made you feel better. I think you're smart to wait a bit to get another dog - you've had a huge loss - you both need to process. I'm sure even though Serge isn't crying - he's still grieving. Plus, I think it is nice out of respect to the old pet - to let that healing happen, but also out of respect to any new pet that comes - so that he/she can make a new place in your life - not just fill an old place....you know?

Saturday, November 01, 2008

My curling game last night got cancelled. Too many people with little kids to drag around I guess. I had a great game yesterday morning though. We lost, but played well. And I had to sweep like a pig, so that helps up the activity level.

Took the pup for a 5.5k walk yesterday afternoon. We were experiencing some awesome un-seasonal weather and since I was missing out on a curling game I thought I'd better get my booty moving. What a nice walk it was. Puppy is getting better at not barking like a mad fiend at people we pass, and I was at a really good part of my i-book, so.....good times. I need to buy a new book for my run this afternoon. I think I will buy book six of James Patterson's serious on the Women's Murder Club.

We didn't get many trick or treaters last night. Which means that I have a lot of left over yummies, which will be going with husband to work first thing Monday. We had purchased little bags of chips (my absolute fav), little oh Henry's (my absolute fav)....can you see a pattern?

I'm going to try my hand at making some pea soup today. I have some left over ham, and I just love pea soup. We can have it for supper tomorrow night. Yum.

I'm thinking of getting a magic bullet with my air miles. Anyone out there have one? Are they worthwhile? I thought I may be able to make my daughter a shake for snack when she gets home......

Have a great day!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Yay - it is finally Thursday!!!!!

Went to my really boring weight training class with a new attitude and it worked. The time passed quicker and I didn't have the urge to throw a weight at the teacher's head even once!!

I added 15's to my routine and I kicked butt. I have decided that I will get out of this class what I put in. I intend to put in 110%.

After the class, I had coffee with the ladies for an hour. If that wasn't fun enough, I then met two of the ladies from that coffee for Starbucks again at 11:30 this morning! Too much fun!!

I have belly dance tonight. We will be learning more of our routine. Can't wait.

Oh, I have the new editions of Yoga Journal & Shape magazine. Lots of reading. Woohoo!!

That's about it for now. Have a healthy day!!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Wednesday...seriously....still not Thursday?

Goodness, I have woken up thinking every day so far this week was Thursday. What a bummer. And a long week.

Fatmom - the Santa Shuffle is just a 5k race that is run in December. I did it last year. They gave us a free 6 inch subway sub after. Cool beans!! I will run anywhere for a "free" sub!! ;-)

I worked today. Again, no one in my group spoke to me.

I went right from work to the gym. This was no easy task as I had fallen asleep on the bus and when I got to my vehicle I was very sleepy. I sure didn't feel like running. BUT 29 minutes into my 30 minute run I hit my groove (haha - just checking to see if you are paying attention!). Actually, I had a great run (just on treadmill) and I have that runners high. Even now, an hour and a half and a shower later.

I'm surprised how motivated I am to get my runs in when I'm in the middle of a good iPod book. I have to start cruising iTunes for my next one. I'm almost finished "T is for Tresspass".

What else.....eh....nothing I guess. Hope you're all having an on program day!!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Most boring.......

weight training class EVER this morning. I was watching the clock 10 minutes in. At one point I wanted to throw my heavy dumbbell at her head. Ugh. She's just so monotone. Like Charlie Brown's teacher. I did notice though, when I wasn't fantasizing about throwing things at her, that I'm ready to add some 15's to my routines. Right now I'm only using 10's & 12's. I can't do 15 for everything, but I can for sure start pushing myself. On the dumbbell rows, pullovers, sumo squat and chess press I could have done 15's. Will try that Thursday and let you know how it goes.

We are supposed to have an almost record high today. Ya-freakin-hoo. For sure I will have to get out there with the dog. The little monkey is napping on my special anniversary quilt right now. How did he get so spoiled? I'm guessing the same way my daughter did! ;-)

Just made plans to go for a latte with a friend. Haven't had one in over a week. Because friend has been out of town. Can't wait - it will be so tasty! Skinny caramel latte, here I come!

Not much else on the agenda for today. Still not going to count points today. Still going to right it down.

Have a healthy day bloggers.

Monday, October 27, 2008

oh, ya.....

I forgot - I signed up to do the Santa Shuffle....any readers in Calgary thinking of signing up also??????????

seriously, today isn't Thursday?

Yowsers! I keep thinking today is Thursday. It is going to be a long friggen week.

So, who has seen the trailer for the new Underworld movie?? (http://www.apple.com/trailers/sony_pictures/underworldriseofthelycans/)

OMG - it looks SO good - I can hardly stand the wait. First Harry Potter, now this......

I had my swim class today - no one else showed up so I had a private lesson. I'm exhausted. You sure work a lot harder when there is no one else for the teacher to focus on!! The worst part (or best, depending how you look at it) was that I had gone to the Club early for a run on the treadmill (which I totally rocked!), and then after I had some toast in the cafeteria I had extra time, so I went to the pool early to practice!! I looked like a prune by the time I was done!! I must have done a billion lengths!

I'm still journaling and making healthy food choices, but haven't been counting points. I need a teeny break. I'm experimenting with not having every single waking moment obsessing over food. Really, as long as I'm thinking when I'm making my food choice that should be enough, right??

Oh, as I have mentioned, I had my high school reunion in May in Montreal. The fellow from our school that organized it engaged his admin lady to help with the details. This weekend she was gunned down in Toronto - just an innocent bystander - outside a bar having a smoke. I feel just sick. This girl was only 23. 23. I never even met her, but I still feel overcome with sorrow. Her poor family. So very senseless.

On that rather sad note, have a healthy day bloggers.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Blogging Blues

Ugh. I haven't had anything to say for such a long time. I need a new focus.

I feel like my life is in a rut. I'm really tired of watching what I eat. Or maybe I'm tired of talking about it. Yes, that may be it.

I have to bowl today at 1:00 for a friend. I kinda wish I hadn't said yes. I had my weight training class this morning. It was a good one.

My sister got married on the weekend. It was a nice wedding.

Not much else going on.

Peace out.

Friday, October 10, 2008

I'm a loser!

1.3 lbs! Woohoo!!

Belly dance was a hoot again last night. She had us dancing the whole class last night. No choreography or anything. Just moves. Lots and lots of moves. So much fun. Thankfully the "jazz dancer" lady was away and so I was able to concentrate on me in the mirror. Which sounds conceited, but you have to see what your body is doing to see if you're doing the move. Jazz Dancer is so raunchy when she dances, it is hard to look away. Like a car accident, but worse.

Took a friend for a birthday breakfast yesterday with another friend. It was fun. We sat forever in the restaurant chatting and then the two of them looked at each other and said "Starbucks?". In the end, I never got home from breakfast until lunch time. It was a nice. Good girl time.

Run on the agenda for today. Not much else. Banking. Groceries. Hummmmm drummmmm. Might go for drinks with a friend I haven't seen in months. Just waiting for the e-mail. I have 8 new crock pot recipes to try this week. When the weather gets cold, I crave my crock pot!

Did anyone else cry like a baby at CSI last night?? I'm going to miss that yummy Warrick.

Have a healthy day bloggers!!

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Drinking Water = Binging??

So, I thought I should explain the water leading to binging comment I made.

When I drink a lot of water, I feel full (like stuffed full). When I feel that kind of full, it used to be (and sometimes still is) because I had gone off plan. Which usually lead me to the whole "well, I've blown it now so I should keep eating" stage. Well, it turns out that I get those same urges even when I'm only full of water. Obviously I need to get past it, but until I do, I have to be careful to drink water, but not too much.

I'm already dressed for the gym so I can drop daughter at bus and then go right to the treadmill. It will be nice to have it out of the way.

I am so sore from my work out yesterday. Can I share it with you guys? Go get a pen and write it down. You will never again have an excuse to not work your muscles!!

Warm up by stepping in place.

Do 6 sets of the following: 30 seconds of squats, 30 seconds rest
Do 2 to 3 minutes of running in place (or marching if your knees hurt)
Do 6 sets of the following: 30 seconds push ups, 30 seconds rest
Do 2 to 3 minutes of running in place (or marching if your knees hurt)
Do 6 sets of the following: 30 seconds alternating lunges, 30 seconds rest
Do 2 to 3 minutes of running in place (or marching if your knees hurt)
Do 6 sets of the following: 30 seconds sit ups, 30 seconds rest
Do 2 to 3 minutes of running in place (or marching if your knees hurt)
Do 6 sets of the following: 30 seconds sumo squats, 30 seconds rest
Do 2 to 3 minutes of running in place (or marching if your knees hurt)
Do 4 sets of the following: 30 seconds front plank on elbows, 30 seconds rest
Do 2 sets of the following: 30 seconds side plank (one on each side), 30 seconds rest

Running in place can also be bum kicks, mountain climbers, ski hop, running stairs, anything that gets your heart up a bit.

Let me tell you - I am sore everywhere today. And no equipment required!!

Have a healthy day bloggers!

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

The Low Down

I went to the Farmer's Market for the first time ever this weekend. I purchased a truckload of organic veggies and then made salsa till my legs ached (from standing at the stove). It is so freakin yummy!!

I'm not buying organic next time though - buying from a local farm is good enough. I think all that boiling would get rid of any pesticides anyway (wink wink). Plus, organic is just too expensive. Canada doesn't regulate what organic is yet, and so my organic stuff could have been grown next to a non-organic farm, which would contaminate it anyhow.....all that to say, I'm too cheap and don't care enough.

Swimming class yesterday left me tired and thirsty. Hence the attempt to get my water in. Drinking too much water leads to binging for me though. My cut off is 1 litre throughout the day.

Weight training class today was a total hoot. All body weight exercises. Fun times. Hurt like hell, but a good hurt. Husband made me go to the gym again tonight so he could work his legs. I just walked on the treadmill for 2.5k. Was still too full from dinner to run, plus I have a run scheduled for tomorrow.

I'm done work now till next Wednesday. Wooohooooo!!!!!!!

Hope you're all having a great day

Monday, October 06, 2008

sinking....

making an effort to get in my water today.....I'm too waterlogged to type!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, October 04, 2008

proper re-cap of my week

Mmmm, this week seemed endless. I'm finding it quite tiring working - which is ridiculous, I know. I used to work every day and do stuff, but I've gotten out of the habit. I felt like I was rushing to and from everything. I'm glad it's over.

So, fitness this week included my weight training class, runs on the treadmill, belly dance and curling.

I'm happy with the weight training class - I like the new set up and I've increased my weights. I'm really trying to make sure that I give it my all. When I was working with the personal trainer, I had no choice but to give it my all. It is easier to hide in a class. I have to be mindful of that.

Running has been good. I have increased my speed. I'm doing 5:1's and am drenched when I'm done, so it feels like a good effort. I'm going to try to remember to wear my heart rate monitor. I'm only doing 30 minutes though. I want to get to a 30 minute 5k.

Belly dance was so much fun this week. The teacher has come up with a great method for teaching the class and we were working the whole class. And she ended it with some impromptu dancing. It was great. I have to remember to send her an e-mail to tell her how great the new format is.

Curling. Yikes. First off, didn't realize until after Belly Dance Thursday night that we even had to curl yesterday. I ran into two glitches. I don't know if you all remember, but on vacation in August (my first weekend on vacation, actually - so Aug 1), I twisted my ankle. Well, it is still sorish. When I came out of the hack, I drag with the foot I twisted. I didn't realize until then that my ankle still doesn't stretch that way. OMG - it hurt so bad. And then this week I slept on my wrist funny or something and I've had trouble moving it. Well, of course it is the hand I throw the rock with. It hurt so bad to do the curl. I thought I'd have to beg off the game! Sheesh. We lost the game, but had fun.

Husband & I were going to go to the gym first thing, but we slept in this morning!! So, we will go around 8 tonight, when it is nice and quiet. I'm just going to run. Husband is going to work his legs.

Next week I only work on Tuesday! Woo hoo!! Then I just work Wednesdays after Thanksgiving until my other project is done. Sweet freakin deal, eh??

I have been having so much trouble keeping up with the challenge blogs. At one point I had over 100 entries just from them to read. So, if any challengers are reading - I'm with you all in spirit even if I don't have a chance to comment!!

Tonight we are going to bbq a pork loin on the spit. I'm going to marinate it in homemade by moi jerk spice. Yum.

Have a healthy, on program day bloggers!!

Friday, October 03, 2008

I haven't fallen off the wagon....

I lost the 2.8 that I gained last week. Yay.

Have been doing my workouts, am running every 2nd day, journalling....blah, blah....

later gators

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Sunday Chili Party

My run last night was great! I did 15 minutes of running at 9.7km/hr, 9 minutes of 8.0km/hr and 1 minute @ 10km/hr. Walking was done at 5.0km/hr. Woohoo. I was drenched when I was done. The gym was so empty. Just me, husband and two other guys.

My family (aunts, cousins, parents) will be over for chili tonight. Chili is done. Serving with brown rice, whole wheat buns, light ceasar salad.

Spent most of the day today either cooking or cleaning. I may have a quick nap.

Likely won't exercise today. Knees need a rest.

Have a healthy day bloggers.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

The Wedding

I haven't cried that much at a wedding. Ever. What a lovely, lovely morning. This couple (in their 40's) - it was just so heartfelt and sincere....I don't know how to say it....even my husband spent a good part of the time choked up. I haven't felt that much love in a room for a couple ever. Ever.

I managed the buffet quite well. The food was so good. So good. Eating before I went really helped. When the food came out and I could smell it, I didn't get ravenous like I normally would. I had a spoon of ceasar salad, 2 slices of bacon, a spoon of potatoes. Oh, and two slices of cheese. The cheese slices were actualy quite small. I passed on quiche, two kinds of eggs benedict, roast beef, ham, french toast...and other goodies I can't think of now. Instead of cake they had a cupcake tree. I had a bite of husbands. It was nice. Oh, and only 1 glass of wine.

Anyhow, husband & I are off to the gym tonight. Him to hit the weights, and I'm going to hit the treadmill. I think I really need to up my cardio to get my 2.8lbs off. I'm doing two days of weights - I think that is enough for now. Intense cardio. Intense cardio.....maybe if I say it enough......

TTYL bloggers.......

Wedding Prep

It is 9:17 and I'm all dolled up ready to go to the wedding. Husband made me a scrambled egg and one slice of WW toast so that I didn't get to the brunch after the ceremony starving.

Yesterday I ended up going to the gym at 7:00 to run on the treadmill. I ran my fastest yet. Man, was my face red when I was done - it felt good. I did 30 minutes. Earned 4 AP points. Which I didn't eat. Mostly just cause it was so late. Anyhow, I made it through that disastrous weigh - I only ate 21 points out of 22. Didn't throw myself into crap eating . One day down. Today to go.

More later, after the wedding, so I'm accountable......

Friday, September 26, 2008

Week 1 - :-(

Well, I had a 2.8lb gain this week. What is scary is: if I hadn't been in this challenge, I wouldn't even know.

Looking back at the week, I went wrong as follows:

* overall I had more days off program than on
* I'm a stress eater and have been stressed this week - clearly I still have to work on this issue
* I like to self sabotage. This week was no different. I was worried about weighing in this morning and then last night I did everything in my power to ensure a gain this morning - including 4 glasses of wine & popcorn to ensure maximum water retention.

The only positive I can find in all of this is: while I was self sabotaging I didn't use more flex than I had.

I was talking to husband this morning. Told him how I was having trouble staying on program. He said what can I do to help. Sadly, he is already super supportive, so I told him nothing. EXCEPT - don't let me use the wedding I have tomorrow morning or the family chili party (more stress) I'm hosting Sunday as excuses to not eat properly. He said he would. Thank goodness I have this man in my life.

Well, I have to get daughter to school.

Have a healthy, on program day bloggers!!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Nervous

I'm quite nervous about weighing in tomorrow. Many people have been posting huge losses, and I didn't have a stellar week. Urgh.

This is exactly why I needed the challenge though - I need to accountability.

Full body weight class was a hoot this morning. I upped my weights from Tuesday's class and I totally rocked it. My girlfriend's heart monitor said we burned over 400 calories. That is better than a kick in the ass, eh?

Was anyone else disappointed with who got knocked out of DWTS last night? I found that fellow quite entertaining (funny) and not a bad little dancer. What a joke that Cloris Leechman is still there, or Kim K for that matter. Sheesh.

Tonight I have belly dance. I can't wait. I'm bringing in all my hip scarves for the new girls to try. Class is so much more fun if you jingle, plus it is easier to let everything shake when it is covered by a pretty scarf!!

I am out of my mind excited for Grey's to start tonight. I will have to tape it though, cause of belly dance. Daughter, that little brat, is not going to wait for me to watch it with her. I should give her away.

So, I started a new WW week yesterday. Last week recap - I was over and still struggled with keeping to my daily points. I will continue my efforts there, and I would also like to have more activity points in the week. I may have to add a run in....

Have a healthy day bloggers!!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Overwhelmed!

Is anyone else having trouble keeping up with reading all the blogs??

Still OP.

I really don't like what I think is the brown team on BL. The couple that lost the most last week? Really, really, really don't like them.

No time to type - I have over 50 entries to read!
Have a great rest of the day!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Biggest Loser

I sure hope they post those recipes!!

On points for today, kicked butt in weight training class.

Off to finish watching the 2nd hour of BL!!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Before Picture



I just decided to post my before picture here. Since I'm fully clothed ;-)

You can see my new haircut here (I slept on it, so it is a bit flat...) What do you guys thing - too short??

Monday and a missed swim class

I have to leave in 30 minutes to go pick my dad up from the airport. Since I was busy running around cleaning up so that he didn't see what a mess we live in, I missed my swim class. I have a run planned for today anyhow, so I will still have some activity, but.....I'm still kinda bummed about missing class.

I'm a nervous eater. Always have been. Likely always will be. I was feeling the stress of the father visit (I didn't grow up with him, and so I don't know him well) and I compensated with the wrong foods. I should have cut up some veggies and munched away. Or gone for a walk. Coulda, woulda, shoulda. Today, the stress is still there, but I am making a conscious effort to not munch it away. Mostly 'cause I have to report to you guys, and one of our challengers has already reported an obscenely high weight loss. Guess the challenge is on.

Didn't take my starting picture cause we got busy. I got my hair cut yesterday. I think it looks cute, but husband may think it is too short. Oh, well. In any case, I will take it after I post this and upload it later.

Mmm, not much else on the go. Goal today is 22 daily target points and 1/2 of any activity points I earn. Which should be 4.

I have a terrible kink in my neck this morning. I think I need a massage.

Have an on program, on point healthy day bloggers!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Quiet Sunday

Mmmm, I have my Tim's, puppy is snuggled beside me on the couch sleeping, husband is already off golfing and daughter is either sleeping or frantically trying to finish Jane Eyre (sp?). I love nice quiet mornings. They don't happen often.

So, even though Sparky had some really, really sound advice about the Bailey's, I decided to stop at the 1/2 bottle. Sadly, I am now sitting here trying not to think about the other 1/2!

So, we are supposed to tell everyone about the things we try to "get away with" when we are on our lifestyle change journey. My thing is: after I've had a day that was off program (for me that means I ate more points than I had), I have trouble staying on program (for me that means eating the proper amount of points) for the rest of the WW week. Case in point, last night. I don't know how many pts are in 1/2 a bottle of Baileys, but for sure it was more than the flex I had left. This means now, today and Monday and Tuesday I only have my daily points target points to eat.

So, for the challenge, maybe I should report the # of points I eat each day. Might help keep me on track better? Couldn't be worse, I suppose!

I will try to remember to take a before picture later with my daughter. If I post it, it will be on my picture sight though.

Have a healthy, on program, on points day today bloggers!!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Good Lord!

I just fell face first into a bottle of Bailey's (and yes, it was the biggest one that Costco had!!!)

Saturday

Mmmm, I love this feeling. I've already done my weight workout for the day, which included little cardio bursts, so my heart was just about jumping out of my chest the whole time! Those 4 activity points will be tasty!

I have an obscene amount of housework to do in prep for my dad coming. Ugh.

Nice day today - will try to get puppy out for a walk. He is much, much better. Phew!

All of my lullu's are dirty - that means that I had a great week of workouts! It also means that my husband better get on the laundry...

Tomorrow I'm not working out. I think my knees (and quite frankly the rest of my body) need the break. Plus, I think 6 days of workout is more than enough.

Not much else to report today. I'm quite excited about the challenge. I have been having so much trouble sticking to my points. It is so silly too - I was 3 lbs away from my goal. 3 lbs. Now I'm 10 lbs away. But not for long ;-). Moving forward, not looking back anymore. This challenge is all about moving forward. Officially, I am now all about moving forward also.

Have a healthy, happy, on program day bloggers!!

Friday, September 19, 2008

New Challenge

http://biggestloserblogedition.blogspot.com/

I decided to join the challenge at the above link. I need to get my mojo back, and I think this might help. I'm really, really having trouble sticking to my points. Anyhow, the challenge is still taking participants until Sunday if any of you are interested.....

Had a ball at belly dance last night. What a great class. We worked hard and just gave 'er the whole hour. Fun, fun times.

Still haven't run yet today.....perhaps after dinner. It is nice out again today. It is supposed to be crappy next week. Bummer.

I have to get my menu planned out for next week. My dad arrives Monday and I have to work - I need to have my shit together or I will be eating like crap!!

Short post. Have a healthy, happy, on program day!!

PS: Puppy doing even better today, although he is very, very sleepy. All those nights up scratching must have tired him out!! Poor muffin.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Finding the music

The teacher for my weight training class figured out how to use the music machine. What a difference it made for me. Even though I didn't like her music choice, the class flew!! I worked so hard, I swear my kneecaps were sweating. I wore my new pants - they helped me work harder ;-)

My puppy will be ok. It was an allergic reaction, but we don't know to what. Had to get some Children's Benedryl - could only find bubblegum flavoured. Turns out puppy doesn't like bubblegum. Ugh. Anyhow, he has settled down a bit, and I feel confident I will be able to find a way to get the Benedryl into him. Could have been the shampoo from grooming - day care now knows he "sensitive" and they will use special oatmeal shampoo on him. We had also purchased a different kind of treat. We will stop giving them to him. They were peanut butter flavoured. He has had PB before, but....Don't know what else it could have been. I keep asking him, but he won't tell.

Off to belly dance tonight. Can't wait.

Daughter & I have been watching last season of Grey's to get in the mood for the new season. Should be able to get an episode or two in tonight. Fun times.

Well bloggers. Have a healthy on program evening!

PS: I did go for my run last night. Didn't "feel" as good as Monday, but I did run 0.2km/hr faster!! Run on the schedule again for tomorrow.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Biggest Loser and other ramblings

So, Biggest Loser last night. I had to watch it LIVE at 9:00 because I had other stuff taping. I missed the 7:00 showing cause I was out walking. I don't much care for the pairs.....having said that, I think it will be fun to watch the two teams. I really could never work out with someone yelling at me. My worst nightmare would be to make the show and then get Jillian! I thought Bob was looking as yummy as ever. I was sure sorry to see the Green Team leave - I would have preferred the team that actually came in first at the weigh in. They kinda bug me. Anyhow - I think it will be a great season. I just love seeing the after footage - even with one week to get them started, Green Team changed their lives!

Walk last night was fun. A short on - one hour - very hilly. Helped work out the owies from the weight training class.

Was supposed to work today but had to cancel - puppy needs to go to the vet - he has been scratching so bad his eyes are puffy and he has worn part of his eye brows off (he's a schnauzer, so they are long, but now are patchy). Poor little muffin. He either has fleas (which I doubt because he has treatment to prevent that), or he is allergic to something....so sad.

Of course, now I'm really worried because I just love him so much - I feel like I'm jinxing him.....I'm crazy, right??

I'm going to sign up for the Santa Shuffle Run again this year. It was a fun one last year and we got a free subway sandwich when it was over. Cool beans! Sparky - you should sign up ;-) It is only 5k, not timed (unless you bring your Garmin) and the T-Shirts are cute. Plus, who doesn't love running in the snow at -20 degrees??

I pick up my new lullulemons from hemming today. Can't wait. I need more pants so badly - the one pair I have now I can't keep up! I figure I can still loose a size, but it is hard to keep motivated when your pants are all big.

I have to run today. It is supposed to be gorgeous again today. Life doesn't get better than that, does it - running in nice weather?

Well bloggers, have a healthy, on program day. I will, I will, I will stick to my eating plan.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

REALLY quick post...

to say I bought new running shoes and that I went running yesterday. I totally kicked butt.

Not much in other news. Started swim class yesterday - teacher didn't seem pleased to see me again. Maybe she thinks I should know how to swim already. Whatever.

Weight training teacher couldn't get the music going AGAIN today. If it happens Thursday I may have a stroke. ;-)

Rushed home from work to make some borscht. Only to have daughter call to say she wouldn't be home for supper. Brat.

Going for walk with walking group tonight. We are meeting early, because it is getting dark earlier. Sure is nice out today though - should be a pleasant walk.

Hope all is going well with everyone. I'm still struggling.......Blech....

Friday, September 12, 2008

Belly Dance, oh, how I've missed you!

Had 2nd class with new weight class teacher. I don't like her style. I'm sure from the workout we did Tuesday to Thursday, for our 2nd set of the exercises, she added 30 seconds. Meaning, the first set was a minute, and I think the 2nd set was 1:30. I'm fine with this, but I count my reps so that on the 2nd set I can be sure I'm doing AT LEAST as many as I did the first time. So, each time I would get to the # I did the set before, she would say shortly after, 30 seconds left. It really threw me off. I would have preferred to have the correct target # in my head. It's all about my head. I think, if you're changing the time, let us know. Ugh.

I was also grumpy because I was still unbelievably sore from Tuesday's workout. Really, really sore. Guess it was effective...

I started back at belly dance last night. Gosh - I really didn't realise how much I missed it. I'm so happy to be back at it.

Still haven't run. I suck.

I have 3 coffee dates today. 3. Isn't that insane? I will get my calcium in today!! I see a Grande Skinny Caramel Latte in my near future....dare I say it....maybe two?????

I'm going to the football game tonight - a challenge to be sure - since we will be in the box. I have lots of flex, but I also have a bridal shower on Sunday to go to. Budget time.

So, my contract at work has been extended. I'm kinda excited about it. I really, really like the lady I'm working for.

Well, I'm off to coffee #2. Have a healthy on program day bloggers!!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Fall Blues

Feels like forever since I posted. Haven't been up to much, except a lot of working. Always have trouble in the fall, adjusting to the new routine. Having to work these few weeks has just made it that much harder.

Haven't felt much like blogging, so I didn't. I actually felt like it was making me feel worse about things. Just another thing I "had" to do.

Started my weight training class yesterday morning. Had the whole family at the Club by 6:15 yesterday morning. We all worked out before we went on with our day. Will do that again tomorrow. You all remember that my trainer, who ran this class, left the Club. We had new teacher yesterday. The class was good (I can hardly move today I'm so sore), but I don't know how I felt about the teacher herself. Doesn't have the same spark. Guess I will just have to suck it up.

I have been wanting to start running again forever, but I still haven't. I know it is going to hurt. Ugh. Maybe today will be the day.

Husband surprised me with a new pair of yoga pants and a new top from lullulemon yesterday. I have to have them hem the pants. It only takes a few days. Good service there.

Well bloggers. I'm off to catch up on your lives. Have a healthy on program day!

Friday, August 29, 2008

Geez Louise

I don't feel like blogging today. So, this will be short.

* I went to weight training class - man, it was a doozer - she worked us like pigs!
* I walked 8.82 k last night and managed to burn over 600 calories, there were so many hills
* I stayed right on program yesterday
* I'm going to weigh in at 11:45 today. Time to face the music. (still not looking!!)
* I have a walk planned again tomorrow, followed by breakfast with the girls

Have a healthy, on program day bloggers!