It’s 1 pm, I got up at 9, ate breakfast, lounged for a bit, then 10:45 hit the gym. Ran 3 miles then did 45 min of walking on a high incline. I’m eating some soup now for lunch, later I plan to eat 2 chicken breasts with rice for dinner. I really need to get more protein in my diet. I’d like to try some protein powders, but usually when I do, I don’t like them.. haven’t found the right one yet I guess..
Anyways.. Soup, then shower, then kicking myself into beast study mode for the rest of the day. Gotta do well on my Peds/OB exam Monday.. Eek! I feel bad though, my dad really wanted me to come home tonight to help with his work party at our house, but I need all the time I can get to study for this exam, so I had to turn him down :( He’ll be fine, my whole family will be helping out, but I know he really wanted me to be there. Oh well. Gotta get through Thursday, then home for a bit at last!
For me, school always comes first. This week I worked 2 12 hour shifts at the hospital, so obviously no working out then.. Today I have class til noon, then meeting my roommates to study at the library until 4, then at about 6 meeting them for more studying at a Starbucks until we feel like we’re done for the night. I am deciding when or IF I should work out. I COULD fit in some cardio between 4 and 6, but then I’d be all gross for studytime at Sbucks. Dunno if I want that. So I might wait until later, and if studying is going badly tonight, I’ll just leave a little early and fit my workout in THEN. But if it’s going good, dunno if I’ll get to the gym tonight. Oh well… I guess if I work out all weekend, 3 days out of the week isn’t too bad… right? For everyone in the midst of Finals Week… good luck! :)
That means that since the last time I weighed in.. before Thanksgiving… I lost .4 pounds! Dunno what I gained at home for Thanksgiving, but I definitely didn’t restrict myself. Haha, so I’m counting last week as a success? This week will be too. I know, I cheated and weighed in early, but I needed some motivation to go to the gym today, and I’d say that about did it! :)
Why? Because I just kicked some ass at the gym and I’m not gonna ruin it today.. That’s what weekends are for :) plus this one will be rough with celebrating my roommates birthday all weekend. I wasn’t about to tack on ANOTHER cheat day! That’s just silly. Stay strong :)
I’m lacking protein in my diet. I wanna up my intake by 20-30 grams and a protein powder would be an easy way to do it (I already eat an extra piece of meat at dinner..). Problem is.. I can’t find any protein powders that I can actually drink, because they normally taste *awful* to me. I also don’t like milk, so I need some ideas of other things to mix it with. Anyone know of any good brands? I would keep experimenting, but they’re soo expensive. Any help is appreciated! Thanks. :)
Seriously, with all the running I’ve done lately, and probably walking too, I can see some changes in my legs. My calves are starting to look KILLER! Goal: run 5 miles straight by Christmas. I’m at 3 right now
I started out a few weeks ago running 3 miles and doing a very fast walk on the treadmill 30 min on a 15.0 incline. I’ve slowly been increasing the time on my walks to 40-45 min. Today I ran 3 miles,did a whole hour of the fast walking, then ran another mile to see if I could (I wanna get up to 5 miles of running a day, when I do, I def won’t walk as much). By the middle of the last mile of running, it hurt a little but I thought I’d push through bc cardio hasn’t made me sore in a while. Was that too much? How do you define “too much cardio”?
I think I’m supposed to observe a scheduled C-section.. might be cool. Then afterwards, hitting the gym for some running/walking cardio!
An apple and a few teddy Graham’s with pb. I let myself because I killed it at the gym today and if I’m hungry… I’m gonna eat! I didn’t overdo it, just a little snack.
Another thing… I’ve decided not to weigh myself until the 11th. Here’s why: I would have this week but I just got back from thanksgiving break and eating OK but not the best, AND it’s shark week. I didn’t wanna get discouraged. This weekend I’m celebrating my friends 21st bday all weekend and I will kick my ass At the gym everyday this week and even on Friday, but my Fridays workout will be negated by eating out and alcohol.. I might eat dinner before going down and limit my drinks. Saturday will be an all cheat day though, I already know itll be bad news. So can’t weigh myself after that! I usually weigh in on Mondays, but I have a final on the 12th so I’ll just weigh the day before.. If I weighed on test day, it might put me in a sad mood and I’ll mess my exam up.
On a final note… I’ve been appreciating my body a little more, starting to like what I’m seeing and that’s the ultimate motivation :) PLUS I’m starting to outsmart my low blood sugars! Losing weight plan is back in action :)
As much as I like clinicals, I’m glad they’re over after Weds. Means I’ll actually get a good amount of sleep for at least 2 days next week. :)
And I’m rebelling! None for me :) Doing good this week. BOOM.