I can finally say those words and believe them! I’m running at 4 miles a day, which may not seem like a lot, but I am actually enjoying it when I do run. I’m to that point! I’ve craved to be there for a really long time. To feel like my day is not complete without a run. Loving how it feels when I run and loving the challenge of doing it. And I love the feeling I get when I’m done. And I love the shape my legs are getting in, the changes I’m seeing. I get excited to see how far I can go one day or how fast. And now I’m doing 2 5ks in September.. I’ve never done one before and I am finally confident enough with my running to do them! I’m excited to see what else my running has in store for me.
I went to the gym this morning and walked 5 miles on a 15 incline at 4.0. The treadmill SAID I burnt 1000 calories. I put it into myfitnesspal but I just don’t know how accurate that is! But tonight I pushed past 3 miles and went 4! So according to all that, I burnt 1400 or so calories today. I only ate a little over 900 today so far, so now, I’m eating, eating, eating! Right now, a piece of baked chicken and a berry smoothie with skim milk. It’s gonna be a long night of studying, so I think I’m gonna work on a study guide for nursing management, pop in a movie (I’m thinking Maid of Honor :] ) and eventually make a cheese quesadilla. By then, I’ll be at 1750 calories and 94 grams of protein. Beast!!
Any idea? I don’t wanna over do it, but I’ve been doing a lot lately.
Not that I’m on a “diet” or anything, but obviously I’m working out and trying to eat healthy and what not. But I think to up the ante a little bit, I’m gonna start cutting out alcohol, except for very special occasions every once in a while, maybe only drink 1-2 x per month, if that.. and after 4 pm… no carbs. I mean, obviously I’ll consume carbs in some form, like through fruits/veggies, but no carby carbs like pasta, bread, cereal, crackers, etc.. I’m gonna try to eat between 1200-1500 calories a day (maybe more depending on how much cardio I do). I was thinking of making my dinners consist of a salad with some form of protein, most likely chicken, fish, or beef and do different things with them by seasoning. I’ll bring granola bars with me to work/clinical and have one mid-afternoon, then I might have a snack at night too or another salad with protein. We’ll see how this goes.. I’ll keep you updated! Also, I think for the rest of the month, I am going to focus hard on cardio, then start lifting again and cutting out my walking in June. I’ll still run 3 miles at least 5 days a week, but add in lifting on 3 of those days, maybe walk on days I don’t lift. I’m ready to see results!
For the lack of posting and what not.. I had a craaaazy semester last semester and now I’m taking a full 12 hours this summer to finish up my nursing degree in August! Update: I weighed in last Monday or something and I weigh 134.2. I was surprised because I haven’t even worked out in the past month and only worked out sporadically during the semester before that. But this week, I’m hitting cardio HARD and I might do that next week too, before picking back up with the weights. We’ll see! I’ll definitely still run most days, but I’ll take out the added walking I do, OR only walk half of that. I’ve burnt many calories this week at the gym, but have drank a lot of them back, so I think I’m gonna start cutting out alcohol to see how great of results I can achieve! Anyways, I’m heading home today, but first… gotta get dat cardio!
I got down to 132.4.. dunno if that’s good or not, the antibiotics I’ve been on have been tearing up my stomach making it very difficult to eat. But I’m about to go back to school and my eating is getting cleaned up for sure! I’m also gonna try my hardest to fit in workouts with school and work. We’ll see!
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”?
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 :)
Welp, I’m up, just ate breakfast and getting ready to head to campus for class. The plan is to go to school, get done at around noon, hit the gym for at least running, come back and shower, then meet my roomies at Starbucks for some quality study time. I’ve worked out my day and I’m fitting in a caramel macchiato (you can’t NOT get something yummy while you’re there for 3 hours. Amirite?!). I’m packing a sandwich and taking it with me to class so that I can just leave straight from class to go to the gym. Plus, it’s back tracking to go back to the apartment and I’m just cutting down time by bringing everything. I’m doing really good with working out and eating this week, I just feel better when I do. I love getting a good run in and it really helped my mood last night! Anyways, I hope you all have a healthy Thursday!!
Ok, so last night I went to bed and probably fell asleep somewhere around 11:30. I had OB clinicals today and had to get up at 5 am. For all my nursing student followers, you guys KNOW that is not enough sleep to function all day for clinicals. Luckily, we got out early and I ate lunch, then decided against making coffee and took a nap. I ended up getting up at 4:30 after sleeping 2.5 hours and I was still disoriented and tired. I sat around and did absolutely nothing until 6. I thought about pulling out my med/surg notes and looking them over, since we learnt about COPD and asthma a week ago and I hadn’t even cracked them open yet and class is tomorrow. BUT I started to feel like I was having a “fat day.” I really wanted to be lazy and not go to the gym, but those negative thoughts about myself kicked my butt into gear and I got dressed and left. I didn’t lift, but you better believe I ran 3 miles and walked 30 min. I know if I’m feeling huge one day, that a good workout is all I need to build self esteem and feel better about myself. I dunno.. could be the endorphines but I’m glad I did it.