Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Luckily, I have been able to keep up with my runs in spite of the power outages. I obviously can't go outside b/c it is COLD and SLICK so my friend is the treadmill in the garage and I got a 4 mile run in before the power went off yesterday and then I got one in this afternoon as well. YEAH!! I have an 18 miler coming up this weekend. The bad part is that I am not feeling as good as usual. I am hoping it is b/c I didn't sleep good last night and I am just exhausted.
ok, gotta run. Talk to you later.
Friday, January 23, 2009
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
So I now have one VERY HAPPY HUSBAND and daughters. I realized I would not make it through my married life without having a dog. So I decided to go with my new years resolution of relaxing more and truly not sweating the small stuff so I changed my attitude and now I am proud to be the owner of 2 lovely dogs that my family will enjoy.
Friday, January 16, 2009
I hope everyone has a great weekend. As Jen from Phit -n-Phat says... Keep the food clean and the workouts dirty!
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
My food has been going so much better also. I realized that I was letting myself have about 5 too many treats each week and 2-3 of those were meals and as a result my weight went up and my pants are tight. As much as I want to from time to time I just can't eat like that. Of course it was the holiday season and it was nice to give myself a little leeway I am not sure it was worth it. I am not beating myself up about it by any means I just learn over time things/foods that are worth it and ones that are not and several of the things I ate were not worth it. At least I live in learn though. For the past 1 1/2 weeks though I have been SOLID on my food. I am not having any cheats for a few weeks. I just need to prove to myself that I don't want/need that stuff. Now I am having a fruit popsicle or popcorn or jello or even a bagel w/ cream cheese on it from time to time and so those things keep me satisfied and not feeling deprived.
Here is my food for today:
post run - 1/2 orange
B - oatmeal, peaches, banana
S - apple w/ peanut butter
L - turkey sandwich, homemade tomato soup and spinach w/ dried cranberries and light dressing
S - string cheese and carrots
D - not sure yet, I am thinking something with ground turkey b/c we have that in the fridge and we need to use it.
All in all things are going really well and my weight is slowly creeping back down. WOOT!
Monday, January 12, 2009
As I have said before this is one of the hardest things I have committed to in my life thus far (besides marriage, ha). It takes so much attention to detail like how much food you are eating and what types of foods you are eating then making sure you get in the short runs and the strength training. If you don't get something in you will pay for it later with injury and of course I don't want that.
I can't believe it is just 9 weeks away now. I am getting very excited. I can't imagine the butterflies I will have on that glorious Sunday. I am just ready to prove to myself that I can do it and cross that finish line with a smile...or tears or maybe both.
Friday, January 9, 2009
Below is a blog from my trainer Corinne at Phit-N-Phat regarding this issue and a few others:
Should I Lose Weight Every Week While Exercising and Dieting?
Uhhh...no. You shouldn't. Don't even think you should, dream of it, or desire it. Why? If you are then you are doing something wrong.
I teach my clients that this lifestyle is about a few things...
1. You eat enough to fuel your body and to lose FAT - not weight. FAT is what you see and WEIGHT is your muscle, water, fluids, and a little fat. Why would you want to lose your energy sources and muscle?
2. Undereating is just as bad as overeating and when you eat just right you don't put up numbers like the Biggest Loser. You SEE and FEEL changes way before you can count them.
3. Strength training is your priority workout. You want to lose FAT then you should be lifting weights with the cardio.
4. Cardio is important but it is second to weights. We mix up the cardio a lot, too.
5. What you eat is more important than how much. You have got to get calories right but if you are eating crap you will workout and look like the crap you eat.
When you are doing these things amazing things happen to your body. Your shape changes, not just the number on the scale. You feel energized and your body glows. Everything is working. You start building some lean muscle tissue to replace that blobby, ugly fat.
This process means that you are also going to have weeks through the journey where you gain a little or not lose at all. To sculpt muscle the body needs water. Often it is so busy doing the work for the muscle that it doesn't burn any fat. That's OK because in a week or two it will. You might just see the scale go up because you have more water and muscle before a big fat dump.
You also have your menstrual cycle to consider. You want to stay healthy and by having slight gains at TOM it means that your body is in good hormonal balance. So don't get mad when your body is functioning as it should. It's when you don't experience this you should be worried.
The lesson for everyone today is celebrate your losses regardless of how little or lot they are and to keep a healthy perspective when things aren't operating on your timeline. Does life really ever operate on the timeline we establish? It doesn't for me!
Remember, nobody got fat eating right and exercising...that's how you get PHAT.
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Here is Lizzie opening a gift. She LOVED opening the presents. She would open one, look at it and smile real big then run back to the tree to get another one.
Here is Chloe after Christmas morning. We were dressed and ready to go to J's Grandma's house. This is her new horse shirt that she loves.
Friday, January 2, 2009
I don't have time to post the details or pictures at this time. Just can hardly get anything done with two little munchkins running around. I am slowly but surely getting my house back in order and the laundry done.
I will post pictures and a recap of my trip on Monday.