Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
- Weigh yourself today. Keep your weight the same for the next three weeks (that is, unless you're pregnant...). The holiday is a KILLER in the weight department.
- Don't mindlessly graze at Christmas parties. Think before you eat.
- Workout at least 4 times a week. The week of Christmas find at least one day to do a double workout.
- Look back at 2008 and write 5 things that make you proud of your healthy and active lifestyle. Did you do anything you thought was impossible? Achieve a goal that was difficult? Got out of bed when you didn't want to? You worked hard, give yourself credit for it!
- The last week of December sit down and open up your planner, set up your potential racing schedule/workout schedule for 2009. Make goals accordingly.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
My favorite T.V series is Gilmore Girls, I watch the re-runs over and over again and still enjoy each and every minute. In case you are unfamiliar with the fabulous story line. Its about a Mother and daughter. In one episode Rory (the daughter) is leaving for her first "grown up" job as a reporter. As she is getting ready her mom, Lorelai. Is giving her a little lecture and says,
"Make sure when you are on the bus, you pick a good seat. People tend to be creatures of habit and which every seat you pick will probably be yours permanently. Get get a window seat, 1)because its better to be by the window, 2)because there is just so much to see, and if you don't get a window seat there is a good chance you will miss something. Oh and make sure to sit towards the back of the bus, the people that sit in the back of the bus are always so much more fun- I don't know why that is just the way it works."
And well I just think that is great advice- no matter who you are or what '"bus in life you are riding. Choose your seat well, it tends to be a habit. Always sit by the window, and towards the back of the bus.So this week throw exercising out the window and just focus on enjoying the ride....
Monday, December 8, 2008
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Now, this may look like I'm not happy... I wasn't. My attitude was not uber happy. I was grumpy about waking up on my vacation. BUT the minute I got to the hotel gym I felt better and after I was done working out I was SO GLAD I did. I was definitely a sour puss about working out, which ironically worked to my favor. When I was in the gym I pushed it harder because I was so ornery. haha. I tricked myself into hard workouts. Sa-weeet! My first workout morning I forced myself out of bed at 5:15am to meet my brother at the gym. When it was 5:50 and he still hadn't shown up I got really upset. I looked at the clock closer and realized that it was 4:50....oh man... he was late I was an HOUR early. Blast. I hadn't reset my cell phone clock. Grrrrr. Let the orneriness sweep over me. I already had 20 minutes of cardio in, so I figured "well, just do 40 more until he gets here." I alternated between running a mile, biking 3 and doing the stairstepper. I was a sweatpile when my brother showed up. A massive SWEAT. PILE. It was lovely. We did a hard 60 minute strength training session. My brother corrected my form on my overhead tricep curls. Ummm they hurt SO MUCH worse. Manda, you'll get to learn that this week. Just start crying now. The things we put ourselves through to be healthy! (and I'll admit I am slightly addicted to working out... endorphins people, endorphins!!!)
- Walking and walking and walking and walking and walking also helped me out a lot. It's so gorgeous here. You walk everywhere. Dinner each night we picked a different place that was at least .5 mile away. It made for a lot of nights carrying my 5 year old and 7 year niece on our backs walking back to the hotel, but worth not ordering room service! Plus, it was extra calories burned!
Monday, December 1, 2008
Plus this little guy joined us for the first time. Welcome Max to the joys of running.
My Thanksgiving workout was really great. The ORMC run in the morning is always fabulous. I can't believe it was our 4th year. Each year it seemed one of us was struggling with getting pregnant/not getting pregnant/miscarrying/recovering from a traumatic birth... so this year? It was heaven. We ran and were happy with no major emotional trauma. Yay for that!
After Thanksgiving dinner, which rocked, I went for a power walk with my sisters-in-law. It was freezing and I was in my Father-in-laws huge coat, but I loved it. Made my stomach settle and made that pumpkin pie I ate taste even more delicious. My sister-in-law made a RAW pumpkin pie... I know what you're thinking cause I thought the same thing... but it was GOOOD. The crust was made out of crushed almonds. MUCH better for you than the traditional pumpkin pie. I'll get the recipe and post it. I hope you all had an enjoyable weekend also.
So, some bad news bears. Van and I are having to scale back a little bit financially and Basics is unfortunately the first thing to go. I won't be going to Basics at least until January, but maybe February and maybe not ever again... sad I know. Since we already have a gym membership it seemed silly to have both of us going to Basics. Don't you worry, they post their workouts online and you better believe I'll still be doing them every Monday and Wednesday... except today... haha. I had this awful horrid nightmare that woke me up and has had be running around my house like a maniac ever since... oh my.
This weeks workout schedule is a titch different. Get excited. I'll be posting from the vacay with pictures, oh yes.
Monday: Pilates/3 miler
Tuesday: Lifting and cardio with Manda/ Swimming in the pool with my kids
Wednesday: Destination 3 miler and arms
Thursday: Destination 30 minute bike ride
Friday: Destination 3 miler and legs
Saturday: Off playing with the kids on the beach (that counts as cardio, right?)
Goals for this week:
- Drink lots and lots and lots of water! Stay away from the diet coke!
- Only one treat a day
- Enjoy my vacation.
P.S. I scored some FREE workout clothes this weekend. You better believe that I grabbed some extra to give away on our blog here. Be looking for that coming up soon!