Monday, March 31, 2008
I had a GREAT weekend. I didn't get in my 6 mile run but it is planned for tonight so that is fine. I helped out at the Horse Festival. I was an Animal Science major in college and was involved with the Equine program and I miss it terribly. So this is one way that I can help out and be around the horses and the great events.
On Sunday we had our soon to be 1 year old's (tomorrow) birthday party. I will post some pics of it tomorrow. It was so much fun. I just can't believe my baby is about to turn ONE!!!
My food this weekend was really good! I had one small piece of cake with no icing and a really small scoop of ice cream at the party. I went out to eat twice this weekend and made really good choices. I am really proud of that.
Thursday, March 27, 2008
I must confess...I ate THREE chocolate chip cookies today. Yes, you read that right, THREE!!! That is really un-like me. I had an uncontrolled day and I just gave in to temptation. I do agree that this is fine and it is not the end of the world and I will bounce back tomorrow from it. I think it is a good reminder to myself that I am not always going to be the perfect eater and some days I am just not going to make the best decisions. I have learned so much about myself along the way in this getting healthy and fit journey. Remembering that I AM HUMAN and I am going to slip up is just part of it. As long as the good days out weigh the bad days and they do then I will be fine. I think I just need to get back into my "weight loss mode" now that I am in "maintenance mode" I feel a little more free to eat things that I normally wouldn't eat. I do have some more pounds of fat I want to drop and that was my goal after the half marathons were over but I think I might need to get my mentality back NOW and not wait the 5 weeks until my races are over. I don't really plan to lose weight that much until the races are over but I could at least get my mojo ready to go so that when the races are over it is FAT LOSS 100%!!! My mind is just not in the right place right now and that is obvious from my choice to eat THREE chocolate chip cookies today. I am by no means beating myself up over it but at the same time I have to recognize it, learn from it and move on.
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
SCALE, YOU DO NOT RULE ME!!!!!
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
The rest of the week I need to do run 3-4 miles twice and then this weekend do a 6 miler. I CANNOT BELIEVE my half marathon is in less thatn 2 WEEKS!!! WOW!!! This training time has flown by.
I am still busy but my project is going smooth so far. I will be back tomorrow for a brief check in.
Monday, March 24, 2008
As for running, I didn't do it this weekend actually. I had a sick daughter and a busy schedule on Friday and Sunday so I didn't get it in. I am doing the 8 miles this afternoon though. The weather seems pretty nice just really windy.
I will try to post some in the next 3 weeks although it might be short and sporadic.
Thursday, March 20, 2008
The plusses from yesterday are that I passed up teh chocolate in my office and the freshly cooked chocolate chip cookies and then when we left the pizza place last night they gave us a bunch of extra cinnamon rolls and J took them to his friends that he played cards with, well I woke up this morning and he brought 4 of them home so they are here at work cut up in the break room to share. I didn't even lick my fingers after I cut them up. OH, I SO BAD wanted to eat one but I had mine last night and I said I am moving on and that is what I am doing. I got out of that break room FAST!!!
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
B - oatmeal
S - whey protein drink and 15 almonds
L - la tortilla low carb tortilla, deli turkey, .75 oz. of cheese, steamed peas, 15 baby carrots and laughing cow cheese wedge
S - apple
S - pure protein bar (I typcally eat 2 snacks in the afternoon b/c that is when I get hungry. I eat one around 2:30 and one around 4)
D - not yet determined but probably grilled chicken, broccoli and salad or something healthy along those lines.
I am trying to up my protein to get ready for my 8 mile run this weekend. I am going to do 3.6 miles this afternoon. I am shooting to drink 100 oz. of water too daily to keep myself hydrated.
Did you see Biggest Loser last night??? MAN, I LOVE THAT SHOW!!! I love the makeovers, they all just looked SO GREAT!! I loved how they just couldn't believe that this was the "new me". They lived so long not feeling pretty or proud of themselves and now they do. That is just such an awesome feeling. Dan finally got his haircut, yea!!! Brittany is gorgeous! Kelly looked GREAT!!! I loved Ali's haircut and her pretty dress. I thought that Jay looked SO MUCH YOUNGER!! It is amazing how weight will age you. Mark and Roger were very handsome. I hated to see Brittany and Maggie go b/c I really liked them but I knew they would do great on their own. I can't wait to see them at the finale.
Monday, March 17, 2008
My food was kind of out of wack last week and not the cleanest. I do think it helped me some though with the 12 mile run so I am not going to fret over it. I am back at it hard today and staying on track so far. I didn't feel very good last night and I was sluggish. I am certain it was from the not so good food I have been eating. It is amazing how that can make you feel when you are used to eating good then you don't your body feels it for sure.
I hope everyone's week is off to a good start. Do you have your meny planned for the week? Your exercise schedule nailed down for the week? If not get it done!
Saturday, March 15, 2008
WHEW!! It went GREAT!! I felt good the entire time. About mile 9 mile legs got a little tired but I just kept pushing through those last 3 miles and I finished it.
As I was reminded the other day by my friend Jill from Phit-n-Phat this is a mental and physical game. Mental game for me more so than physical. My body can do it at least the 12 miles anyway but believing that I can do it and keeping a positive attitude the entire time is what I fight with. I felt confident going into it but as you get started and you do 2 miles and you think OH MY GOSH I have 10 miles left then you do 3 more miles and you still have 7 miles left you have this continuous conversation in your head pushing yourself and giving yourself positive vibes and feedback that you TRULY CAN DO THIS!! Well, all of my conversations in my head went well I kept saying over and over "Dawn, you can do this, you know you can just keep going and don't quit". That is what I did and now I have completed the longest distance that I have ever done in my life and it feels GOOD!!!
My girls are asleep, I have had a shower and I am going to grab some water and my People magazine and sit in the quiet living room in my recliner and relax. Then I will look like an old lady when I try to get up from my legs being so stiff but I will worry about that later when I get ready to get up. HAHA
WOOT WOOT!! I am still so excited!
Friday, March 14, 2008
I am going out to dinner tonight with BIL's girlfriend, Jordan, that will be fun. We will probably go have pizza or pasta to prepare me for my run.
I am downing the water today!
I don't have much to share really. Just focusing on that 12 miles and getting it over with.
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
o.k. so that is the plan now I just have to stick to it.
Monday, March 10, 2008
Friday, March 7, 2008
I haven't gotten in my other 3 mile run. Not sure if I am going to get it in. I am still planning to do my 10 miles on Sunday most likely. I hope I get some rest between now and then. The thought of running right now while I am exhausted is not sounding good at all. Maybe the next couple of nights I can go to bed as soon as the girls to do catch some z's. Of course the time changes on Saturday night so then we lose an hour. What great timing. That is all I need.
I am done complaining. Off to take care of my babies.
Thursday, March 6, 2008
Anyway, I got home about 10:45 and I had to do some things to get ready for today like lunch and the girls stuff ready. I got in bed around 11:45 but I couldn't go to sleep. That makes me so mad when I am tired and I can't fall asleep. Then Lizzie woke up at 5. She had a fever and didn't feel well so I was up with her dozing in and out of sleep in the recliner until 6:30. I am dragging this afternoon!!!
Tonight I will be home hanging out with the girls since they don't feel well. J will probably cook dinner and we will just relax and rest tonight. I think we all need it. It might snow here too so maybe we could watch it snow. I love to watch it snow. It is just so pretty.
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
I was off work yesterday due to snow in our area. Not much but just enough to close the public schools and the University which rarely happens. It could not have come at a better time b/c I was so tired from the weekend and I had a lot to get done. I did the laundry, cleaned the bathrooms, paid the bills and I even got in a 1 1/2 hour nap then I did my run. It was SO NICE!!!
That is all I have for today. I must get to work and make up for not being here yesterday.
Monday, March 3, 2008
Lorie getting her medal!
While we are waiting on Jess for me leg to start. Mary, Lorie and Dawn in front of the State Capitol.
The hand off. We had this electronic thing that kept up with our time. So on a relay you obviously have to pass it off to the next person. So here I am suiting up getting ready for leg 3.
We didn't get a picture of Mary crossing the finish line. We were trying to watch for her but we couldn't see far in the distance b/c of where we were standing and she kind of snuck up on us. She raised her arms in celebration as she crossed the finish line. It was AWESOME!
Lorie's husband Bill ran the half marathon and he did AWESOME!! We were so proud of him too. Here he is with us girls. Isn't he lukcy!!!
The marathon couple...Bill and Lorie! Aren't they cute!!!Dawn and Jess after the race.
The END!! I am sure you can see what an GREAT time we had. I can't wait until next year!!
Special thanks goes to Daniel, Jess's husband he is the bag carrier, driver and the photographer.