Back on track.. it’s official. I ran 3 miles again, 9 minute pace, then lifted biceps and back a half hour, then waked 45 minutes on the highest incline, 3.5 mph. I love doing all that at the gym, because I can eat whenever I’m hungry and although I don’t overdo it by any means.. I can really tell I’m using all the food I eat for energy. It’s a great feeling! And I did allow myself one piece of halloween candy.. a starburst haha. I didn’t have anything huge, a girl in my class offered it because she doesn’t like the red kind and ! those are my favorite, so I accepted. :) I made whole wheat pasta for dinner tonight with meat sauce and I think I’ll have leftovers for at least 2 days, so that’s on my schedule haha (I know, I’m weird.. I can eat the same things over and over for days without them getting old.. especially if it’s healthy). Anyways, I hope everyone has had a healthy and safe Halloween!
Well, after 5 days of going HARD at the gym and 4 days of going crazy with food and alcohol, I weigh in at 139.4 lbs. That’s a 1.3 lb loss from last Monday. I’m definitely ok with this, seeing as I was terrible this past weekend. Terrible… But yeah, this week I’m going to do the same thing at the gym and see where it gets me, but with only 1 cheat day and no alcohol at that! I’m gonna get where I wanna be, it’s just a matter of time. :)
- Lift weights at least 4 times a week
- Cardio at least 5 times a week
- 1200-1500 calories a day
- One cheat day a week
- Alcohol 1x monthly
- Weigh in 1x weekly
- Drink more water
- No soda for caffeine
- Eat an extra serving of protein with dinner if possible
- Park in a far away parking spot
- Always take the stairs
- One positive thought a day
- Stay on track
So I did it. Went absolutely crazy this weekend. I’m gonna weigh in tomorrow morning and get back on track. This week is gonna be as active as I can make it with cardio and lifting and this month is gonna be a healthy start.
And it’s not gonna stop this time! 3 miles so far every day since Saturday! Then I’d walk 40 on the treadmill and do a 25 minute lifting session (short so I can start back easy and not KILL my body!). I’ve also eaten really well. I think one thing I might change about my diet is eating an extra serving of protein at dinner. It worked really well for me last night when I ate 2 pieces of fish instead of just one.. I stayed pretty full! I have been eating 2-300 extra calories throughout the day to fuel my body (I get that term now, I’d be soooo hungry before, but I know I work out so hard at the gym that my body actually NEEDS the extra calories). I realized that what works best for me is a piece of pb on wheat bread before I work out. It really stabilizes my blood sugar. I’ve decided this weekend, I will take ONE day and it will be eating/drinking whatever I want (I’ve decided Saturday). Otherwise, I’m gonna try to be as good as I can, despite the fact I’m staying with friends and we’ll probably eat out most of the time. Eek! I’m excited to see where I’ll be at in a month, if I can keep it up! :)
I wanna bake salmon tonight for dinner with brown rice and veggies, but I feel like I want to add taste to my salmon instead of baking it plain.. I was thinking of lemon and herb seasoning or capers, but anyone know of anything else I could do to make it more interesting?
I got my workout in already and it’s only 1:30! I guess I really had no choice, my gym closes at 1 haha. But I did 3 miles at a 9:15 min pace (sweeet), did an ab workout, and walked 35 min on the treadmill at the highest incline. I burnt 800 cals today (IF the treadmill was accurate on my walk.. and I think it’s pretty close). Pretty proud of myself! I just gotta keep this up!! Soup and salad for lunch and I’m ready to start studying OB/Peds nursing the rest of the day! I’m excited to see where I’ll be at in a month. I’m formulating new guidelines for myself, which I’ll post as soon as I have time to sit down and actually think them all through. Have a healthy/fit day everyone! :)
I was terrified, but I did it. I’m back up to 140.6. I hate it, I feel like I work so hard, then school/work sets me back so much. :(
Here’s my thoughts.. I’m going to hit the gym every single day this week, whether it be for cardio and abs, or cardio and a lifting session. But it’s happening. I’m gonna weigh in on Thursday morning to see how I did so far.. or maybe I won’t, I’ll wait until Monday. I’m being realistic here: I know I’m going and spending my whole weekend, Thursday- Sunday at my old college town. We’re going to a bar Thursday night, and Saturday is our friends’ huge halloween party and tailgating is happening that morning. I know I’m gonna drink. I know I’m not going to eat well. BUT! That’s it. After this weekend, no drinking for me until Thanksgiving. I might have a glass of wine here or there, but binge drinking is OUT. Everything I DO drink from after this weekend on, it’ll be calculated into my daily caloric intake. I’m going to work hard and not eat any more than the calories I burn off. It’ll be a challenge: school and work are still in the mix. BUT working out will become a higher priority. I’m making it happen.
and it was good! I ran 3 miles, walked 20 min, lifted a half hour.. and it wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be! Easy peasy. I’m so glad. Plan is to hit the gym tomorrow too and the rest of this week. I’m gettin’ back. :)
It’s always one thing or another… School, work, social life…. well.. this time it’s school. I have so much to do and there just isn’t enough hours in the day to get it all done. I haven’t worked out for real in probably a month.. Haven’t weighed myself in weeks. I’m so afraid to see what my damage is on the scale. But I’m determined to get back with it. I’ve decided I’ll weigh myself Friday to see where I’m at. I might even try to get back into working out this weekend, but forreal I’m gonna start back on Monday. Meticulously counting my calories and not eating a single thing I haven’t calculated into my meal plan for the day. I HAVE to get back.. I hate where I’m at now. And I’m wasting money on a membership at the gym that I haven’t even been able to use! So that’s my plan! I really hope it works out.. for my body’s sake!
Went for a run today and did 2 miles, not anything crazy, but not too shabby! I had a huge lunch at our local Mexican restaurant, so I wasn’t too hungry for dinner. I had a bowl of chili and crackers, so not too bad I guess. I’ll get back, I hate falling out of the workout habit, but with school and work it’s so easy to!
In other news, I’m spending my weekend and part of next week in my hometown for my fall break. It’s getting me away from my school area, and giving me plenty of time to relax! I’ve been studying bits and pieces for my Thursday’s med/surg exam, but tomorrow I’m gonna start taking notes off of my notes about things I’m not 100% sure on. Basically condensing my notes to a page or so. I’m PLANNING on at least going for a run tomorrow, but we’ll see.. I might even go to the gym. Other than that, I’ll be studying for my exams and relaxing, I need the break.
Also… I’m considering changing my blog from having a set WEIGHT goal, to just a blog about being fit, healthy and bettering myself in general. If I make it to my goal, great! But this way, I would be able to focus on just having a healthy lifestyle, not so much losing weight.. food for thought. :)
The past month, I haven’t been eating EXACTLY perfectly… I’ll have days where I do awesomely, and others where I just suck. I’m also slacking on working out. I haven’t been to the gym in probably 4 weeks and haven’t run in 2 (and that was just a quick run..). I’m so stressed and busy with everything! I’m terrified to weigh myself..I just KNOW I’ve gained. I’m gonna suck it up and either do it Monday, or just wait until weds and kick myself into gear. I have so much going on with school right now, then there’s work.. I realized I’m working 16 hours a week and I’m starting to think that’s too much. I might cut back.. But at the same time, it’s fall break starting Friday.. I am going home, not really gonna monitor so much what I eat, like, I’ll try to do good, but we’ll see. I’m gonna be studying most of the time, but I wanna try and get to the gym at least 3 times. I wanna get back into the swing of working out and eating right and I think after this weekend I’ll be ok. But does anyone else have these issues? Nursing school is WAY too much this semester. I’m doing ok, but have no time for anything else!