Monday, August 9, 2010

Some people hate Mondays.  I see Mondays as the beginning of a new week.  All the mistakes of last week are gone and a new slate begins on Monday.  So Happy Monday everyone!

Last weeks mistakes:  Missed two workouts.  I was sick on Thursday.  I was traveling on Sunday and Hubby was just home from Alaska so we had a few beers and enjoyed our time together instead of biking and running as I should have!  Ugh. But new week today.  i will let go of those mistakes and start anew.

This weeks exercise plan:

Monday: run
Tuesday: bike

Sounds like a plan.  I will also journal my food and keep my calories to 1500 or less each day.  And starting today, no pop for the week.  That will be a challenge as we have a wedding Saturday night.  I'll have to come up with a plan for not drinking diet pepsi all night long!

I am getting excited.  16 days until I head to The Bahamas with my 12 yo daughter.  8 days of sun and fun with just the two of us!  We haven't spent that much alone time together ever.  it should be a lot of fun.  She just returned from Alaska with her dad and uncle.  She has gotten alot of time with each of her parents this summer.

My oldest is off and runnign to Italy is September for 2 1/2 weeks.  Without her parents.  She seems to do more traveling with the friends than us.  We are going to have to change that one.

I plan to continue my exercise while in The Bahamas.  I will have to work extra hard on calorie consumption because we are staying at an all inclusive resort.  So lots of food and lots of alcohol available.  But if we stay active enough we won't be eating our way through the resort.

Happy Monday everyone! 

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Food journaling has been so difficult for the last couple of months.  July was really bad.  I gained 4 pounds.  Ugh!  Do you know how much it hurts to write that down.  But now that I have, I think it will be easier to get rid of it.  No more hiding those pounds.  No more pretending that they don't exist.  I mean they won't exist shortly because I intend to get rid of them quickly.  And by quickly I mean by the end of this month.  It took me a month to gain the weight, it only stands to reason that it will take a month to get rid of it.  But that's okay.

I have been doing great with exercise this week.  I have finally found a training program that I can work with.  My running magazine had a train for a tri in 6 weeks program in it.  Now I don't intend to do a tri in 6 weeks,  But I do like the program.  Swim, bike, run, swim, bike, run, rest.  I can do that.  Though tomorrow is the run day and I still hate running.  When is that ever going to change?

I am going to have to get up early and run on the treadmill because i have to work tomorrow and then Erica has swim lessons.  But I suppose I can run in the evening, Hannah isn't going to gymnastics tomorrow so she can watch Erica then.  Either way it will get done.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

I have a new adventure today.  I am going swim laps at the YMCA.  Just a couple of notes.  I love to swim, but I hate putting my face in water.  I mean I really hate putting my face in the water.  Water up the nose is the worst!

I have decided that completing my Duathlon this September is not going to be enough.  I am going to need a new challenge.  I have decided to compete a tri next summer.  To do that, I am going to start training now.  There is a short course tri right here in town each July.  So will do that one for sure. 

I find that I need to change things up to keep motivated.  I easily get bored doing the same thing over and over.  So now, I will run, swim, and bike each week.  That should hold off the doldrums until  winter when I add my classes back into my schedule.  But for summer, I want to be outside as much as possible.  Although I will swim at the Y.  I don't like swimming in lakes.  I guess I'll have to get over that because triathlons are not done in a pool :).

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Sunday, August 1, 2010

A new month

It's August 1st.  I feel as though I took all of July off.  This last week I have eaten so much junk my body is on strike!  But today is a new month with a new start.  I am back on program.  I will be training for my duathlon in September which is now only a few short weeks away!  I rode 13 miles today no problem.  So still not worried about the bike ride.  I am worried about the run.  I haven't run in weeks.  But I will start running again this week.

I am home today by myself.  It is time for lunch.  I want to eat bad food.  Ugh!  Why is it always a challenge to make good food choices.  I can make other good choices in my life.  But I want to eat bad food.  My body doesn't like it when I eat bad food and yet I still want to eat it.  Why?  It doesn't even taste good half the time. And yet it still goes in my mouth.  Enough rambling.