Monday, April 30, 2012
Thursday during lunch I did get a lunchtime treadmill walking workout in and dabbled in retracking my Weight Watchers points but that only lasted for the day. Tracking points is time-consuming for me and then when you have a bad day points-wise (like I did on Friday night when I ate a blue cheese bacon burger with fries) - the points stay with you all week when you track with WW - which just doesn't do much to motivate me at all. I don't have a problem seeing my bad day, owning it and then moving on from it - but I hate being stuck looking at it until my points reset weekly. My WW billing cycle ends Friday so I'm not going to renew for May - I'll use Sparkpeople's FREE calorie tracking sight instead.
I didn't get any workouts in over the weekend and I ate and drank awful. Yes, my fitting is a week from tomorrow. The good thing is - I haven't GAINED any weight and I do still have 75 days until the actual wedding so although the dress may need no alterations I still have time to tone up and slim down just a lil bit!
This week I will have to adjust some workouts. I have a conference at work to go to today - so no lunchtime treadmill workout and then on Thursday I'm meeting an old friend for lunch - so no lunchtime workout then. I need to catch back-up on my restart of P90X and those are such long workouts I really need to schedule the time to get them in this week!
Thursday, April 26, 2012
This is the workout I did which gave me a total of 2.77 miles completed and 367 calories burned:
I took a 1 minute walk-break at 22 minutes and 27 minutes but otherwise followed the schedule!
My food wasn't TOO bad - back to tracking tomorrow though!
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
I restarted P90X on Sunday. I had already completed 2 1/2 weeks of the program in March before we moved and then it got put on the back burner. Sunday I figured I would just pick back up on Week 3. Boy was I wrong - it was TOUGH! Fortunately the 1st, 2nd and 3rd weeks are all the same series of workouts each day so I rescheduled my workout calendar and made Sunday's workout Week 1 of P90X. P90X is a 13 week program and if I stick to the schedule this time around I'll have finished 12 weeks before my wedding day!
So Sunday's workout was Chest & Back/Ab Ripper X
I got through the whole thing using my 8 lb weights and a resistance band (instead of the pull-up bar). Hopefully by the end of the program I'll be able to do a full pull-up!
Monday I didn't do any workout. I stayed up late Sunday night and then Jamie and I were going to go for a walk in our new neighborhood after work but it looked like it was going to rain.
Yesterday's workout was the P90X Plyometrics dvd
I LOVE this dvd - it's right up my alley as far as dvds - it's a tough hour of cardio that will definitely get you sweating. All the exercises have some form of jumping or squatting so I stuck with the woman doing the low impact version and some of the movs I even had to modify because I was feeling a little knee discomfort.
I stopped by a new store in our neighborhood on the way home - it's a "Natural Market". It was basically the expensive cousin to Trader Joe's. I ended up picking up a few cooking sauces with no added flavorings/colorings to try out in the next couple of weeks and a little piece of wild caught salmon that I had for dinner.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
I had planned to get a P90X leg workout in after work but then I had an unexpected errand to run for the kids when I picked them up which put me in a foul mood because it was something their dad should have done. We got home late and then it was the mad rush to feed them & help with math homework.
My food for the day was the same as Monday except for dinner. There wasn't enough leftover spaghetti for me & Jamie too so I warmed up one of the Trader Joe frozen pasta dishes I picked up. It said there were "about" 3 one cup servings but really I just barely squeezed out 2. It was just okay to me. Nothing to write home about. Meatless. Lots of peppers. I had some mixed veggies to go with it and because I was still hungry afterwards I helped myself to a big bowl of ice cream - totally disregarding the low calorie Jello Temptations that were in the refrigerator. Oh well... there's always tomorrow right?
I did see an interesting treadmill interval workout I'm eager to try today at lunch.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Breakfast was egg beaters with laughing cow cheese & turkey bacon mixed in and an apple
Pre gym snack was the usual - 100 cal pack of almonds & a light string cheese.
Lunch was 2/3 cups of Old El Paso Tortilla Stuffer that I found in the pantry that was about to expire along with the last of the salvageable iceberg lettuce from Easter. I put a little salsa on top of it & a little of my plain nonfat greek yogurt & mixed it all together. The rest of the yogurt I ate mixed with fresh strawberry slices and a Splenda.
Dinner I overate the right portion. I initially measured out what I should eat but then went back for seconds. I had whole grain pasta with Ragu & ground turkey and peas. After dinner was more of a downslide. I had a Cadbury Creme Egg (my 1st of the season), a Chocolate Peeps and a serving of jelly beans.
I really would have liked to get an early evening workout in but the house was so hot (it got to 90 degrees for the daytime high) and then I got busy with packing lunches, laundry & prepping my clothes for work today.
I still couldn't wake up for a morning P90X workout today but I'm really determined to get one in this evening!
Sunday, April 15, 2012
I stopped the dvd & dug through my boxes & found a good PILATES dvd I'm going to substitute for P90X yoga days for now - until I get stronger. It is "Pilates Beginning Mat Workout" with Ana Caban. I like her instruction & her voice is calming - unlike Tony's.
I followed the beginner student, Tara - and was able to complete the whole 25 minute dvd. It really did show me how much work I need to do to increase my flexibility & core strength! Definitely keeping this dvd in the rotation for a little while!
Yesterday was my "breakfast with the kids" day. They always want to go to Dunkin Donuts & I'm so sick of their food. Their egg white sandwiches are dry & awful to me. I splurged and had their version of the egg mcmuffin. It was just ok.
I had lunch with a dear, longtime friend. We went to a burger place she chose near Baltimore called Gino's. The place was along the lines of a Five Guys but the food wasn't as good. I had a bacon cheeseburger & fries but I sure ate it all!
After dinner I continued driving up the road to Delaware to meet my sweetie who was staying up there for the weekend for a work function. We hung out with some of his co-workers at the VFW and I drank way too much Captain Morgan & Diet Cokes. We came back to the hotel & I devoured a whole Snickers bar in mere seconds. Then we went down to the bar & ordered wings & a meat/cheese/cracker platter for "dinner".
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Lunch was an office event with co-workers. We went to The Hamilton. I checked out the menu online ahead of time & knew it was going to be a challenge. It was a fancy shmancy place so no pic. I settled on the salmon burger (no bun) & sweet potato fries. I declined the alcohol & appetizers everyone else had. I had a small piece of bread with butter; no dessert, 2 glasses of water & a diet coke.
After work I went to the mall to use my Livingsocial deal at The Body Shop that was getting ready to expire. Then I wandered into good ole Trader Joes! Dinner was some TJ eggwhite salad on wheat bread and some veggies with TJ hummus.
I didn't get a workout in but must do so this weekend!