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645am: Spin Class

 Class was good from a sweat perspective today, but the music wasn’t great. Lots of folk and rock music. But I guess its hard to keep things mixed up and everyone happy!

I haven’t been eating very clean. But I am down another 2.8 lbs from last week per weight watchers meeting. I have been stumped by the 2 lb difference between my scale at the house and the WW scale at our meetings and yesterday I realized…duh…I weigh myself totally starkers at home, and with clothes on at WW!! So…mystery solved. For purposes of this blog I’m giving the 2 lb range and that is why (i.e. so far I’m down 9.2 lbs since joing weight watchers and down 18-20 lbs from May 21, 2007.

Part of me wants the weight to come off faster and another knows I am making a LIFESTYLE change and that takes time. I need to eat a bit cleaner.  I’m starting to “sneak” in little things that aren’t healthy versus being consistently healthy w/ little “treats” occassionally. I’m also not as in love w/ karate as I am w/ spinning and trying to decide if I should keep spinning and piano and karate or finish karate?

wish me luck!

EXERCISE
Today I was out the door but not really “hot to trot” so to speak, I wasn’t raring to jump on the treadmill and burn it up, and I realized why: It was beautiful outside. Low 80’s temps, no humidity and a breeze, which all screamed for some outside time. So I did a 6 mile trek around the Sentara Golf Course trail. The last 1.5 miles were hell, I was bored and ready sit my butt down. But, if I’m going to do the 13.1 mile VA Beach 1/2 marathon, I better have some idea how it’s gonna feel BEFORE I get there, no?

Also admitted that my body isn’t ready for running/hard workouts every day. It has only been a month and I need to pace myself so that I don’t burn out or get injured.

I went and checked out a local Karate Do Jo which specializes in Shorinkan Ryu. But I also looked at the general Body Pump classes from the gym and I may start with those due to the fact that a) I’ll probably be in California most of July and b) I don’t know where I’m going to be from August until ??? But I like that I’m trying to find ways to be active on the regular!

I weighed in today and I’m down 4lbs total from May 21.

DIET
I have eaten two packets of the microwavable, low-sugar oatmeal the last two days and did NOT add butter after I realized the butter is another 100 calories! Two packs is about 260 calories. Today I also had a little bit of sliced pineapple and didn’t finish the whole thing of oatmeal.

Pre-hike I drank a slimfast shake.

Post hike while running around doing errands I hit McDonalds…but wait, I got a chicken breast w/ no bun ($1.39!) and a double hamburger w/ no mayo. No soda, no fries. Been trying to drink H2O too.

Damn, went to a cookout and had two hamburgers and a hot dog. Not much carbs, about 2 tbsp baked beans and a handful of chips. No sodas or juices. Briefly consider vegetarianism (again!)

WEIGH-IN
Start Weight May 21, 2007: 278 lbs
Today’s Weight June 21, 2007: 274 lbs

I’m okay with this as I think I have been building muscle (?? Is that possible in a month?) And I didn’t workout for like 8 days straight at one point, and I didn’t eat as clean as I could have. Good start.

NEW GEAR
I’m still waiting for my new bra to get here. Dammit!

I splurged today and got a new pedometer. The one my mom gave me doesn’t lace to my sneakers and I don’t like wearing it on my hip if I have on tennis shoes.

I also got the Tanita jump rope which I’m geekily excited about trying out. It counts calories and rotations which is nerdtastic!

I splurged on a pair of weightlifting gloves and found some GREAT golf shoes on sale (Nike!) and though I don’t need new ones it was too good to pass up.

totally didn’t feel like working out today. tired, sluggish.

ate cheerios w/ non-fat vanilla yogurt for pre-workout/breakfast + 1 cup coffee.

didn’t feel like cardio so i did arms/legs/abs on weight machines. worked up a good sweat.

ate 8 buffalo wing pieces and a big salad. need to drink H2O and limit/monitor portions for rest of the day.

i think i’m trying to get into the zone of working out/going to the gym no matter how I feel (unless of course I’m sick).

i can feel the weight workouts!

Wow. I really didn’t feel like going to the gym yesterday. I mowed my parent’s lawn which was a workout in and of itself (1.75 hours) and made me realize how out of shape I am. But I rested up and went to the gym at 6:30.

Elliptical: 35 min

Leg workout: 30 min

Sauna: 10 min

My mom also got some organic non fat yogurt for me to start eating at breakfast. Yesterday I didn’t snack at all I don’t think and I drank a ton of water. I also haven’t had any diet pepsi since the weekend as my coffee, oj and water intake have all skyrocketed. I can’t even drink full on oj, i water it down and dump in a packet of emergen-c. which reminds me, i need to get some vitamins. i am proud of myself for grabing a handful of yogurt covered raisins before hitting the gym yesterday. I definitely think having low stressors helps.

Last two nights I’ve been up at weird times, trying to re-adjust back to non-travel, and ate full fat milk and sugary cereal. I need to get some fat free milk and stick with cheerios. Or Cheerios and yogurt. Overall, I feel pretty good. I can feel the workouts and want to become obsessed with the gym. Found myself sad that the gym is closed on Memorial day 🙂 but that is probably a good day to take off.

Also finding myself anxious about working out when I have to travel (June=New Hampshire/Indiannapolis 7-15) and possibly 3 week in Cali in July.

Enjoying my iPod shuffle at the gym and my bootleg Mariah Carey: The Remixes.

Goal(s) for Today:

1. Drink 32 oz H2O

2. No fried food

3. No meat

4. Drink 1 V8

I was trying to think of all the things I would do/could do if I were at my optimum level of fitness and goal weight. So far:

1. Wear Thomas Pink french-cuff women’s dress shirts w/ Tiffany cuff links.

2. Be more active when I travel, i.e. more hiking, biking, snorkeling, etc.

3. Look great in a pair of jeans and white shirt.

4. Be more confident in every area of my life.

5. Have more energy (you know, for sex and all those things I mentioned above!)