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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Working out so far

Tuesday I went for a run.  Did about 1.7 miles in 31 mins.  Not great time but I got my shins to stop hurting so one problem solved.  And thats what its all about.  I came back feeling great.  It was raining but it felt great.

Wednesday I got in the pool on base and swam 300 meters which is great for me.  Attempted to do the face down breathing thing.  I did ok.  Something to work on and keep at it.  I am going to get this done.

Next goal is to find and buy a bike.  I am off to a good start but the paying part is a work in progress.  Those are not cheap.

So far I am feeling good about my workouts and loving all the different types.  Can't wait to start training with my team.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Switching gears.... AGAIN

But this time for a good reason.  I have signed up to do a triathlon with Team in Training.  I am super excited and can't wait to get started.  The training starts in 2 weeks and we go to Hawaii April 3 to compete. Its going to be busy.  I am going to try to keep this site updated as well as my fundraising site.  But don't be surprised if this one falls behind a bit :).

Friday, October 15, 2010

October 15th

Breakfast ~ bagel with cream cheese
Snack ~ String cheese
Lunch ~ Jimmy John's Club Lulu, potato chips, snapple green tea
Snack ~ none
Dinner ~ 1 slice hawaiian pizza, 1/2 bottle root bear, 1 bread stick

Workout was good. Probably could have pushed a little more but my knees are hurting and I was feeling kind of bleh today so it was just a so so workout I guess. Anyway I did it and that is the important part.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

October 14th

Breakfast ~ grapenuts cereal
Snack ~ yogurt chobani (1/2 container) and wheat thins
Lunch ~ Turkey sandwich on wheat with cheddar and spinach, Dorritos, Cherry Coke Zero
Snack ~ nothing
Dinner ~ 1/2 chicken breast, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn

Workout ~ Well I was feeling all run down and not like working out but as you have probably noticed cause I have, I always feel better after a good sweat session. So I jumped up and did my workout. Gave it my all and felt great. I am glad I did it. 4 days into it almost done with my first week. I got this! Wednesday and/or Thursday tend to be my most difficult days to workout. Not sure why. But its done so there :).

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

October 13th Day 3

Breakfast ~ 2 slices wheat toast with peanut butter
Snack ~ banana
Lunch ~ Healthy Choice portabella pasta in marsala sauce
Snack ~ String cheese
Dinner ~ Olive Garden Salad, breadsticks, 1/4 plate of fetticine alfredo, 1/2 a piece of cheesecake

Workout was good.  The slim in 6 seems to do more for me in some ways and less in others.  I am sure its just different workouts doing different things keeping my muscles guessing.  Going to finish the week with Start It Up the first DVD only 25 min and next week move on to the 45 min video Ramp It Up.
I went out to eat and allowed some splurging.  I made weight today Coast Guard officially weighed me in at 158.  So I allowed myself to celebrate.  But I still worked out today, limited my portions and didn't let myself feel guilty.  Life is too short.  I will reach my goals, of that I have no doubts.  It feels good to be under 160 :).  Go me!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

October 12th Day 2

Breakfast ~ two slices wheat toast with peanut butter
Snack ~ granola bar, and string cheese
Lunch ~ Turkey sandwich, spinach, cheddar cheese on wheat bread
Snack ~ none
Dinner ~ 1 chicken tender breast, 1/2 cup loaded mashed potatoes (instant) and mixed veggies

Worked out twice today.  The first was at 11, and it was a not so great attempt at a run.  I can't believe how bad it went.  I walked most of it but still did 30 mins so not terrible and better than not going at all.  Tonight did Start It Up! again and it was good.  I was feeling tight and sore all day so it was a good chance to stretch those muscles.  I think I will be moving up in videos sooner than I thought.  More because I have been doing this amount of time for a bit now and I think I need to challenge my body some more.  Hopefully tomorrow I can do that but if nothing else I will do the Ramp It Up! on Saturday.  Good day, lots of water, just got to stick to it.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Day 1 of the next 6 weeks

October 11, 2010
Today was the first day of the start of my slim in 6.  It was a good workout.  It hurt in different places :).  I also was checking myself out while doing push ups and damn my arms looked good :).  I also noticed that keeping up with them wasn't as hard.  Got a good burn but didn't need the breaks like the first time I started this in April 2010.  So my overall fitness has improved.  Tomorrow I will go for a walk/run during lunch and then do another round of Start It Up! at home after doggie classes.

Breakfast ~ 1 piece wheat toast, with peanut butter, no regular butter (never done that before)
Lunch ~ half of a tuna sandwich with cheddar cheese, 1 piece string cheese.
Dinner ~ 1/2 egg, 1/2 egg white breakfast burrito with steak, mushrooms and garlic.  Banana I was craving one.  How weird is that?

Fairly decent water intake today, although I can feel that I need more.  Tried a sip of kool aid and man was it sweet.  I am actually not minding the more bland diet that Chris suggested.  No sour cream on my burrito.  That is a first too.  I thought I would miss some of these things but I don't.  I guess what they say is true.  Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels.  Official weight this morning was 160.6.  Measurements were the same I think but I have them written somewhere else.  Well that is it for tonight.  More tomorrow :).

Saturday, October 9, 2010


Finally I think I am getting back on track.  I think there were two things at play that were messing me up.  One is that DH was working out with me so my workouts were not as good.  I found that I prefer to work out alone, at my own pace.  Second was my eating was getting to low.  I need to bump it back up.  I went a little to far but I think I have it figured out now and am back on track.  So Monday I am going to start another round of Slim in 6.  I will post the new start and end dates.  I won't do days worked out I don't think but we shall see.  It was kind of cool to see the ticker move.  Perhaps I can find one that counts down for me without my input....
Anyway Chris is helping me with food for the next couple weeks and I am going to do Slim in 6 combined with running three days a week.  I keep trying the running.  I really want to run, so that has to count for something :).  Be back on Monday with food journals, work out journal and all around feeling better blog :).