Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Yesterday I did 1.5 miles! yay! I also did 45ish minutes of weight training. The weights were SO much easier than last week. Seriously, I thought the machine was broken when I got on it, because the weight I was using last week felt like air. The gym was crowded so I didn't get to do the warm up on the elliptical like I wanted. Instead I got on the treadmill, walked for .5 of a mile, and then started running. Then I cooled down for a few minutes until my heart rate got down to a normal range (when I was running it got up to 175 bpm!)

I can't believe I feel comfortable running in front of people. I mean, my face does get really red and the sweat is dripping off...but I just don't feel like I look completely OBESE anymore. It felt kind of cool to be running on the treadmills with all these other people, it was like I was one of them! A runner...too cool! :)

This morning I went to Candice's and we walked her dogs for about 30 minutes. It was a pretty good workout because she has two HUGE Rhodesian Ridge-backs. Keeping hold of them certainly got my heart rate up! It was good to get up early and get going. Plus it was nice to see my best friend. I wish I knew her sooner in life, because I bet we would have been awesome room mates! In trouble all the time, but awesome!

Work is really irritating me today. People are b*tchy because we are having a bunch of moves. I want to be helpful but nobody is communicating, and that always pisses me off. I don't want to go to Best Buy tonight, and I might not. I like the idea of working there, because I know the money is eventually going to allow me to buy things I want. I just wish the work was less....demeaning. I mean, retail at 26? Really? I guess I should be thankful I have two jobs. Still, I think I might call in today and watch the biggest loser finale instead.

Calorie count is a bit high...but I think it will even out...
Cheese Its (for breakfast, hehe) - 150 calories
Grapes - 50 calories
THREE bags nuts - 300 calories
Energy Drink - 180 calories

subtotal - 680 calories

For lunch I plan on having a big healthy salad (150 calories tops)...
Dinner I'm going to have my 'omelet' since I didn't get it this morning. But, I think I'll make it pretty big, like twice the usual size...just figured it to be around 300 calories. So, I think I will also be getting a Pumpkin Patch Smoothie at lunch, as a treat :). It is 380 calories for the small one, but it is soooooooooooooooooooooo good! That will put me at 1510 calories for the day. Not bad.

At the gym today I am not doing weights...So, I think I'll do 10 min Elliptical to warm up (~100 calories), run 1.5 miles (~300 calories), then another 15 or so minutes on the Elliptical (~150) calories, and then my ab workout (~100 calories).

I'm super nervous about running 1.5 miles today. I don't know why I think I won't be able to do it. I mean, I did it once. I just have to push. If I want to be able to run 3 miles in January, I if I want to be able to do a Triathlon in May...well then 1.5 miles should be the LEAST of my worries. (These are samples of some of the random thoughts I use to keep myself motivated.)

Okay, I think I'm going to take a quick walk. Thanks for reading! :)