Trying to live a healthier lifestyle; a more active lifestyle.
I accomplished what I set out to do yesterday, gym and run. I was lazy about creating a workout so I just used one I had done a couple weeks ago. After
daydreaming over glimpsing the cute gym boy, I went home for my run. I struggled right away, but decided I needed to make it at least 3 miles and just kept pushing myself. Ran past my neighbors on their walk, finished the lap around the surround blocks, and was promptly told that they beat me…..I think I might have gone further though.
So I’m doing this Do Life Diet Bet, I decided I need to set myself some new goals…seeing as how I followed my original ones so well (eye roll). Plus I’ve got a little motivation from RacingtheGhosts with his success so far in cutting the energy drinks and pop, yes POP. So here is a rough draft of my goals:
1. No more coffee treats. These used to be my breakfast. They are waaayyy too many calories and cost waaayyy too much $$. For now, I will work on the coffee treats since that seems to be easier than dropping my Dr. Pepper. Which brings me to goal #2.
2. Cut back on the Dr. Pepper. I LOVE me some Dr. Pepper, I will never be able to give it up completely, so cutting back is the best option.
3. Lose 4% of current weight. This is for the Diet Bet, I will actually shoot for 6%.
4. Run or Gym for a total of 14 days in a 28 day period (this particular goal will start with the Do Life Diet Bet). This seems quite easy when I think about it, but with two jobs and family coming to visit in a few days, I will already be down a few days and I already have a hard time making it to the gym 8 times in a full month, plus I usually to gym and run in the same day, that would only count as one day. This does not include the running I do in my soccer games.
I think that’s a good start for now.
Edit: 5. Do more updates on Tumblr.
Any suggestions or advice on any of these?
Yep, I’m on my own. I’ve actually been doing well with getting my butt to the gym and creating some type of workout. I’ve been more sore from what I’ve pulled together than from what I’ve done with the personal trainer. I see this as a good sign. Now, I have to motivate myself to get back into the running routine.
As I work my way back to Kickin’ Up the Pace, I’ll be participating in a Diet Bet. More specifically the Do Life Diet Bet, join in here Do Life Diet Bet. Lose 4% of your starting weight and you split the pot with everyone who also loses 4% of their weight. Check it out, doesn’t hurt. Plus, a little competition provides a little motivation. And lord knows that’s what I need right now.
Gym tonight, back/bicep, and hopefully a little run as well.
So nothing to do with exercise, running, soccer, nothing.
Last week my mom had to go in for a sleep study to help her get enough of the right sleep. She went in Thursday night (great night, she got stuck in the snow on the road right outside the sleep center. Thanks random dude for helping my mom out). She called me Friday night to tell me about it and her cpap machine (which my dad told her she looked like Hannibal Lector when she put the mask on to show him). I mentioned to her that I think it would be neat to do a sleep study just to see what my brain waves look like when I have my strange, very vivid dreams. So I see mom the next morning and I say to her:
ME: Mom remember what I said yesterday about the sleep study and seeing my vivid dreams in brain waves?
MOM: You had a crazy dream last night.
ME: Everyone had to move to Mars for some reason, and apparently it was only temporary because somewhere in that dream I said “I kinda like it here I might stay for a while”
Yep, there is definitely more to that dream, but that’s all I mentioned.
Maybe I should blog about my crazy detailed dreams. And everyone can tell me what they mean.
So my PTM (personal trainer Monday) is now PTW (Wednesday). I meant to post this last week, but I just didn’t. So last week was back and bicep. Marty told me I was doing up/downs again and I acted as if I remembered what they were. Then I asked him to demonstrate for me (which is funny because he was just giving another personal trainer shit for not demonstrating her person’s [what word do you use there??] next exercise which basically was a hand-stand with feet against the wall and then do push-ups in that position), so I had to give him shit for her. Up/down, starting position is plank on your elbows, then you move up to your hands and then down to your elbows again, that’s one rep. Now, he made me do this the week before, 5 reps on each side (going up and down starting with your right arm, then start with left arm). That week I was at the tail end of a terrible cold, second one in a month, and it was thrice as bad. I failed at the exercise. I barely made it through one set, the other two were horrendous. Last week he told me I was to do 10 on each side. I groaned under my breath and got to it. Then I cruised through the first set and he said “what were you complaining about you flew through that”. That just goes to show how much sickness affects you physically. It feels good to not be sick anymore!
Seriously! I think it’s because I wish I had more entertaining things to blog about. I will work on this.
So since my last post, I’ve been sick. I acquired two different colds. The first lasted less than a week, the second has lasted almost two weeks; it’s mostly gone, just the cough left. However, since I’d been sick I didn’t really train for my race last Saturday. I did a couple runs outside between colds and felt I’d be able to hit my distance. I ran the Goldy’s 10 mile relay last Saturday so I only had to go 5 miles. Unfortunately, I chose to run the second half with all the hills. Needless to say, I struggled big time. Just getting over a bad cold (it was probably the worst cold I’ve had in many years) and not preparing properly for the hills were the big downfalls of my run. But I saw RacingtheGhosts and OneStepataTime before the race and wished them luck, they both ran the full 10 miles. Great job to them!
I’m glad I have that run out of the way, and my cold is gone. Now I can try to focus on getting to the gym on a more regular basis, I just need to stick with it. Find my motivation again.
After a very long, tough weekend, it’s time to get back to a normal routine again.
First I have to say my nephew is one hilarious little dude. He taught himself how to do most of a music video. This kid is going to be a performer of some type when he gets older. Funniest thing I’ve seen in a while. I really needed those belly laughs Thursday night. Thanks little man.
Back to PTM. Haven’t had a session with my personal trainer in a couple weeks, seems like forever. We did chest/shoulders/tris then I hopped on the treadmill and did some intervals for about 20 min. The ankle is feeling great, but at night it feels a little sore so I might need to ice it still. It’s starting to get some of the flexibility back. Yay, I love it when everything gets back to normal.
Yesterday was another meet-up with old cross country skiing teammates at the same place as last time because they had ski rentals in case anyone brought their kiddos and a warm place to sit and converse. When I pulled into a parking spot two of the teammates, a spouse of one and their two children were walking back to their vehicles with skis and poles in hand. “What’s going on?” I ask. The building was closed in February, no more ski rentals for the season. What? There is still snow on the ground and people want their kids to be able to ski! But apparently they need a century (a little exaggeration) to set up for golf season.
So we stood in the parking lot by are vehicles talking for an hour and a half while the kids played on the snow banks. We’ve decided the next meeting will have to be for a run since it will be nice enough out and Jenni wants to get back into running. So then we all went our separate ways. Ben was the only one that got to ski.
I went to the gym. Did my leg workout that I posted a couple weeks ago. I used 15 lb. weights for the squats and one 15 lb. weight for the plie squats. Was able to make it through three sets of the circuit, the last set was really slow, but I made it. That circuit is more cardio than one would think, I was pretty tired walking up to the treadmill. Thought I’d stick with walking, but then decided against it. I was able to get in just over 2 miles in 20 min. After the sauna and hot tub I felt like jell-o, but I had to take care of a couple things and then go home and clean the house. Usually I try to keep it low key on Sundays and relax. Not so yesterday, and this week is full to the max. I’m going to sleep well after I get home next Sunday from being in Ohio for a funeral.
It’s a sad, sucky day.
That is all.