Thursday, November 24, 2011

Surviving Thanksgiving

What's your game plan?

I weighed in on Sunday, my goal is to be back at that weight by next Thursday.

Last year Thanksgiving was the beginning of the end for me.
I completed a half marathon, yaaay, but then spent Thanksgiving weekend in a house full of food.
After the 1/2 I didn't really do any exercise, I was exhausted, and just did not even try, it was like I thought I had a pass for the whole weekend...and that mentality lasted all the way through the new year, and the result was a gain of about 8 pounds in about 6 weeks! And it took a really long time to get it off...and that is what lead me to Amor Fitness and Nutrition and Bodybuilding, I just was not motivated on my own.

So this year I will do better!  I want to enter the New Year healthy, not trying to get healthy.
Step 1 - I met with my coach last Sunday. 
Why would someone get an assessment the week before Thanksgiving? Accountability, my coach knows where I am at, I know where I am at, and knowing I'll have to be back next week really makes you want to rethink that 3rd piece of pie.
Step 2 - 1 meal feast, not all day or all week.
My tendency is to start feasting on Thanksgiving, and continue the feast throughout the weekend.  Today the goal is to eat a light breakfast and lunch, try not to snack all day, and enjoy dinner.  Then through the weekend steer myself towards the protein and veggie leftovers in moderation for lunch and eat healthy the rest of the weekend.
Step 3 - Make it a week of workouts, not just 1 day.
All week I set my cardio and strength goals.  Lots of cardio.
I have 3 cardio workouts for today - to try and equal the time of a 1/2 marathon since I am not doing it this year.  I have workouts scheduled for Friday, Sat, and Sun.

Just completed 70 minutes of FlirtyGirl Fitness, 7:15 - 8:25 AM
now its time for a walk...

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Dear Universe...

Dear Universe,

I get it! I need to stop eating the crap I have been eating! Now stop trying to kill me, Please.



Signs from the universe:

1 – I called the pizza place to order a grilled chicken salad, I promise that is what I called for, but was told no pizza or sandwiches due to oven failure. Cool, I’ll get a donut on my way to get my salad :-D

2 – I arrive at the donut shoppe craving something cream filled. Sorry ma’am our credit card machine is down and we can only take cash. I never carry cash, oh wait I did have cash, but I spent it on McDonalds this morning. I’ll hit up a different spot on my way home, you can’t stop me universe.

3 – Whoohoo. The hot and fresh sign is on! This is totally going to be worth it. “I would like 6 assorted donuts. 3 glazed, 2 cream filled, and 1 chocolate ( I am allergic to chocolate this is for my husband). I would like the chocolate iced in a separate bag please” “6 assorted donuts. 3 glazed, 2 cream filled, and 1 chocolate in a bag, No problem”. The window opens and I can smell the aroma of donuts wafting from the window, they are always best hot…wait where is my separate bag. Oh no the chocolate is touching my other donuts! She apologizes and make me a new box, yay! I beat you universe.

4 – Just finished my grilled chicken, gotta save room for my yummy crème filled donuts. I have been thinking about you all day. Hmm, that crème looks funny, kinda yellowish. “umm, is that lemon crème in my donut” husband “yup” SERIOUSLY ( I am also allergic to lemon). At this point I want to punch the universe and the donut lady in the face. No one should be this upset over a donut.

5 – Today, Pumpkin flavored coffee for breakfast, yum yum yummy. Nope, the coffee was burned. Sigh.

6 – I have pretty much given in to the course of the universe. For lunch I get beef stew, barely, and steamed vegetables. While I was out, our boss bought us all free pizza from my favorite pizza place.

Okay Universe, you win, I give up! It is time to get back on track.

Health and Happiness


Monday, November 7, 2011

26.2 Y'all !!!

We did it.  We survived.  1 more item off the fitness bucket list.

Details to follow!