Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Countdown to Spartan Race Countdown - Week 1 - Wednesday

Busy, busy day!!! School & work started up again and it was awesome. I had a ton of errands to run and stuff to take care of and now it's time for bed to do it all over tomorrow. Blogging will have to wait!

12 more days until the Countdown to Spartan Race begins!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Countdown to Spartan Race Countdown - Week 1 - Tuesday

13 days until I start my Spartan Race Countdown! After getting my son's bedroom cleaned yesterday, I tackled the kitchen today, after some time playing with him at the park. The weather is absolutely gorgeous, and the morning was nice and cool.

I didn't track points today. It was a crazy, hectic day. I can't wait until after Labor Day. We're going back to school tomorrow, finally, but it's going to take some time to get into the swing of things. I need to get back to the routine. This summer has been mentally draining.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Countdown to Spartan Race Countdown - Week 1 - Monday

There are 194 days until our Spartan Race in Georgia but I wanted to start an official countdown with 180 days to go, not something dumb like 194. So there will be 14 days in this countdown countdown. That will carry me through Hurricane Irene clean up, getting back to school & work, settling into our routine, and my father-in-law's Labor Day visit. I don't have any formal exercise planned for the next two weeks. I'm going to clean my yard, clean my house, try to get out into the community and help a bit. I am back to doing Weight Watchers, though. There's no excuse for the stupid choices I've been making lately. 150. That number sucks. I know I'm retaining tons of water because even my toes hurt. I'll weigh again in two weeks to get an official, detoxed weight.

Food:
coffee w/ skim milk [2]
melon & cottage cheese [5]
cheese & carrot sticks [4]
omelet w/ broccoli, spicy ranch sauce & toast [11]

I only got 22 of my daily points today, but I did eat a lot of melon and carrots. I have 49 weekly points remaining.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Nameless Challenge - Week 1 - Hurricane Irene

My entire week fell apart because of this storm that was supposed to hit us as a Category 4, if you listen to the media nuts. There was a lot of prepping, a lot of bad food, a lot of stress. I'm so swollen from retaining water from the sodium and crap carbs. I don't know when I'm going to get my shit together enough to get back on plan. I'm afraid to get on the scale. Everything is a mess. We, personally, did not sustain any damage from the hurricane, just lots of branches down in our yard. Well, you can read all about it on my other blog.

I hope to be back on plan tomorrow, with food an exercise. I really, really need to get back on the wagon. My pants don't fit and I feel like poo.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Nameless Challenge - Week 1 - Tuesday

Food:
coffee w/ skim milk [1]
apple & cottage cheese [5]
banana [0]
salad w/ olive oilve & salsa [3]
grapes & cheese [4]
beef fajitas w/ cheese [16]
carrot sticks [0]

I used all of my daily points and have 45 weekly points remaining.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Nameless Challenge - Week 1 - Monday

I can't even come up with a name for this block of time. There are 201 days until the Spartan Race, but it's too early to start a challenge for that. I was thinking more like at the 3-4 month mark, not 5 months.

I spent the morning doing some functional fitness - lifting and moving boxes, climbing ladders, squatting and scrubbing. Work prep is done, and I have tomorrow off. Yay!

Food:
coffee w/ skim milk [1]
apple & cottage cheese [5]
salad w/ cheese & dressing [7]
banana & celery sticks [0]
omelet w/ onions, broccoli & cheese [10]
oatmeal w/ peanut butter, nutella & banana [9]

I used all of my daily points and have 45 weekly points remaining.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

New Rules of Lifting for Abs - Week 9 - Saturday & Sunday

front plank & pulldown 1x12 each side
side plank & row 1x12 each side
Swiss ball jackknife 1x12
cable kneeling cross-body lift 1x12 each side - I can't do this one because I don't have the equipment, but I'm going to keep writing it in

deadlift 1x6x100 lbs 1x4x105 lbs, 1x2x110 lbs, 1x6x105 lbs

barbell step up 4x8x105 lbs each side
one-arm dumbbell push press 4x8x25 lbs each side

dumbbell offload squat 2x8x20&30 lbs - switch sides on second set
(assisted) mixed grip chin up 2x8 - reverse grip on second set

metabolic workout: dumbbell swings (10-12 swings per minute for 12 minutes) - I did 12 swings per minute with a 30 pound bell.

Food sucked again, but I'm back on plan tomorrow, I promise. I've gained  ton of weight this summer. I braved the scale this morning, and I'm up 20 pounds since I stopped Insanity. THAT is insane. It's been a terrible, stressful, boring summer, and I clearly have to learn to manage my stress and boredom. I am so glad to be going back to work tomorrow. I don't know what I'm going to do for exercise but I know it will be something (I'm not blowing it off). I just want more flexibility and less pressure to complete a program or a rigid workout. September is going to be very busy for me and I just don't know if I will have the time to get in hour-long workouts. This way, if I only have 20 or 30 minutes, I can pop in some Turbo Fire HIIT workouts. Or if I do have an hour or two, I can go ride my bike, go for a walk with my son, or so some weight lifting. I am going to aim for at least one full-body workout (with weights) per week, and if I can squeeze in some bodyweight or suspension trainer circuits during the week, fantastic. I just don't want to have my workouts hanging over me all the time. I used to be able to get up at 5 AM and get all of that nonsense out of the way, but that no longer works for me. I don't want to have to go through the day knowing I still have to work out when I get home. Since I sometimes substitute in the after school program (and sometimes I never know until half hour before), I can't always depend on getting my workout done after work. And with the weather getting better, I want to spend more time outside with my son, not having to tell him, "Not now, I have to work out." I don't want structured exercise ruling my life anymore.

Friday, August 19, 2011

New Rules of Lifting for Abs - Week 9 - Friday

Back to work today. It was just training, nothing two exciting. Mostly, it was just 60 lunch ladies sitting around listening to a few speakers, watching a cheesy 25 year old movie on how to properly lift heavy things, and eating sub sandwiches. It felt good to be back in the building and I am finally looking forward to work officially starting on Monday.

Oh yeah, and I ate like crap all day.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

New Rules of Lifting for Abs - Week 9 - Thursday

suspended fallout 1x12 each side
Swiss ball mountain climber 1x12 each side
cable half-kneeling chop 1x12 each side - I can't do this one because I don't have the equipment, but I'm going to keep writing it in

chin up 1x6, 1x4, 1x2, 1x6 - These were negatives, except for the set of 2, which was regular, unassisted chin ups.

dumbbell split squat 4x8x30 lbs each side
dumbbell two-point row 4x8x30 lbs each side

wide-grip deadlift w/ feet on weight plate 4x8x95 lbs
dumbbell alternating chest press on partial bench 4x8x30 lbs each side

metabolic workout: burpees (6-10 per minute for 12 minutes) - I did 10 burpees per minute.

I did my 4 strength training exercises as giant sets, instead of just doing the pairs.

I need to decide what I want to do about my workouts. I would not say that I'm hating NROL for Abs but it's definitely not happy with it. It takes me forever to get through the workouts. I can't concentrate on them and I let myself get easily side-tracked. I have done 6 "A" workouts and 5 "B" workouts as of today. The suggested number of workouts for each is 6-8. I decided before I started that I was going to do 8. I can cut 2 weeks off my total NROL time if I only do 6 workouts for Stages 2 & 3. As it is, I'm going to have to split my weights and metabolic workouts starting next week, since I go back to work tomorrow. And really, I'm just not in the right frame of mind for NROL. I need something less structured.

I would love to just cut NROL for Abs short and not even finish it out, but I've never quit a program that I've started, unless you count my second round of Body for Life, when I got the flu 7 weeks in. Or I can suck it up for 5 more weeks and just do the minimum number of workouts then move on. I'm leaning toward that option.

I'm also not sure I want to coach the Go Far running program at the elementary school this year. Well, I would like to, but I don't want to be a Head Coach. I just want to come when I can, rather than have to be there every single session because very few other parents volunteer. I would very likely attend every training session anyway, but I want to be part of the support team, not a team leader. I have enough shit that I absolutely must take responsibility for this fall with the PTO. I don't know if I can handle being a Head Coach on top of all that. I do want to run the Outer Banks 8K in November, which our Go Far kids would do (along with the Buccaneer 5K and the Fun Run) and my son wants to run the 5K (though I don't think he is ready because he won't train with Go Far - all he will do is piss and moan and cry). So I don't know. I'm so stressed and I really don't know how much I can handle. Go Far wouldn't start for a few weeks, probably even after my main PTO responsibilities end. I might be able to manage it. I don't know. I don't know anything anymore.

So what do I want to do when I am done with NROL for Abs? I need to start training for my Spartan Race in March. Man, I am regretting signing up for that thing, for many reasons I won't get into. I'm sure, once I do it, I won't regret it, but right now, and for the next six months, I will probably wish I hadn't jumped into the commitment. It's expensive and 8 hours from home and I'm not even sure if the whole family will be going, as planned. Regardless, I need to train for it. I think I'm just going to go with a mix of CrossFit and Bodyrock TV workouts, along with whatever WoDs the Spartan Race people mail out each day, as well as Mark Sisson's WoWs. I'm also going to throw some CrossFit Kids WoDs into the mix if I can get my kid to cooperate.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

New Rules of Lifting for Abs - Week 9 - Tuesday

front plank & pulldown 1x12 each side
side plank & row 1x12 each side
Swiss ball jackknife 1x12
cable kneeling cross-body lift 1x12 each side - I can't do this one because I don't have the equipment, but I'm going to keep writing it in

front squat 1x6x50 lbs 1x4x55 lbs, 1x2x60 lbs, 1x6x55 lbs - I was actually supposed to do shoulder presses and forgot and did front squats instead. I did front squats on Saturday. Now I have to remember to the shoulder presses in their place on Monday. Then the remainder of my Stage 2 workouts will look weird because I don't have to do front squats again. Grr. But yay, I don't have to do front squats again, at least not in Stage 2. I don't remember what's in Stage 3.

barbell step up 4x8x105 lbs each side
one-arm dumbbell push press 4x8x25 lbs each side

dumbbell offload squat 2x8x20&30 lbs - switch sides on second set
(assisted) mixed grip chin up 2x8 - reverse grip on second set

metabolic workout: dumbbell swings (10-12 swings per minute for 12 minutes) - I did 12 swings per minute with a 30 pound bell.

Honestly, I was just going to take a week off from working out. I'm not tracking food or points. I just can't. I don't have it in me to care one little bit. Ultimately, I decided not to take a break from NROL just because I want to get the whole thing over with and move on to something else.

Monday, August 15, 2011

New Rules of Lifting for Abs - Week 9 - Monday

I was selected as SparkPeople Motivator of the Day today. Again. I don't know what weird method they have for selecting their MoDs but this is the second time my name has shown up in the last year. I definitely don't feel like a good motivator or role model lately. I haven't been trying as hard as I should, or caring as much as I should, or hell, even pretending to care at the very least.

Another Meatless Monday, another uninspired and uncreative day of food. I really need to get back into trying new vegetarian dishes instead of eating rabbit food.

Food:
banana, coffee w/ skim milk [1]
cheese omelet w/ salsa [5]
cheese & carrot sticks [6]
breakfast quinoa w/ walnuts [17] - I wasn't crazy about this at all.

I used all of my daily points and have 49 weekly points remaining.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

New Rules of Lifting for Abs - Week 8 - Saturday & Sunday

suspended fallout 1x12 each side
Swiss ball mountain climber 1x12 each side
cable half-kneeling chop 1x12 each side - I can't do this one because I don't have the equipment, but I'm going to keep writing it in

front squat 1x6x55 lbs 1x4x60 lbs, 1x2x65 lbs, 1x6x60 lbs

dumbbell split squat 4x8x30 lbs each side
dumbbell two-point row 4x8x30 lbs each side

wide-grip deadlift w/ feet on weight plate 4x8x90 lbs
dumbbell alternating chest press on partial bench 4x8x25 lbs each side

metabolic workout: burpees (6-10 per minute for 12 minutes) - I did 10 burpees per minute.

Crappy food weekend. I just want to give up. I've struggled for four years and I'm sick and fucking tired of it.

Friday, August 12, 2011

New Rules of Lifting for Abs - Week 8 - Friday

My son tricked me into eating some breakfast biscotti!! I was trying to explain to dip it in his coffee and he wanted me to show him, so I dipped it to take a nibble, then after I bit into it, he didn't want it. So I had to suck up the points rather than toss it in the trash. I hate wasting food, especially after seeing how much gets thrown away at work.

Food:
coffee w/ skim milk [2]
breakfast biscotti [5]
yogurt w/ cinnamon & apple, toast [8]
salad w/ turkey breast, olive oil & salsa [6]
pizza & wings [18] - I wanted this but I didn't want. I felt guilty but managed to stop with two slices. I did go for a third but put it back. I went to the refrigerator for not-so-healthy foods several times after eating the pizza, and I almost caved. But I went with carrot sticks & fruit instead.
apple & carrot sticks [0]

I used all of my daily points and have 31 weekly points remaining. No calorie info today because I was too lazy to add the pizza and wings to my nutrition tracker.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

New Rules of Lifting for Abs - Week 8 - Thursday

I ended up having an apple after I posted my blog last night.

front plank & pulldown 1x12 each side
side plank & row 1x12 each side
Swiss ball jackknife 1x12
cable kneeling cross-body lift 1x12 each side - I can't do this one because I don't have the equipment, but I'm going to keep writing it in

deadlift 1x7x95 lbs 1x5x100 lbs, 1x5x105 lbs, 1x5x100 lbs

barbell step up 4x8x100 lbs each side
one-arm dumbbell push press 4x8x25 lbs each side

dumbbell offload squat 2x8x15&25 lbs - switch sides on second set
(assisted) mixed grip chin up 2x8 - reverse grip on second set

metabolic workout: dumbbell swings (10-12 swings per minute for 11 minutes) - I did 12 swings per minute with a 30 pound bell.

And I forgot to change my reps for my extra strength for this current rotation. At the start of "week 2" I should have dropped the extra exercise by 1 rep per set and increased the weight. Oops.

Food:
coffee w/ skim milk [2]
apple & cottage cheese [5]
salad w/ turkey breast, olive oil & salsa [6]
crab cake, carrot sticks & cheese [4]
pork chops w/ (no mayo) coleslaw [9]
yogurt w/ apple & cinnamon [4]

I used all of my daily points and have 40 weekly points remaining.

1570 calories
46 g fat
156 g carbs
28 g fiber
143 g protein

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

New Rules of Lifting for Abs - Week 8 - Wednesday

My upper back and shoulders are so sore! I wonder if it's from the negative chin ups yesterday! Probably.

Food:
coffee w/ skim milk [3]
cheese omelet w/ turkey bacon [9]
salad w/ crab meat & dressing [6]
breakfast biscotti [5] - I was testing a recipe. It's really good :(
stuffed cabbage [8]
yogurt w/ apple & cinnamon [4]

I used all of my daily points and have 41 weekly points remaining.

1487 calories
55 g fat
119 g carbs
16 g fiber
126 g protein

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

New Rules of Lifting for Abs - Week 8 - Tuesday

suspended fallout 1x12 each side
Swiss ball mountain climber 1x12 each side
cable half-kneeling chop 1x12 each side - I can't do this one because I don't have the equipment, but I'm going to keep writing it in

chin up 1x8, 1x6, 1x4, 1x8 - I did negatives instead of assisted chin ups.

dumbbell split squat 4x8x30 lbs each side
dumbbell two-point row 4x8x30 lbs each side

wide-grip deadlift w/ feet on weight plate 4x8x95 lbs
dumbbell alternating chest press on partial bench 4x8x25 lbs each side

metabolic workout: burpees (6-10 per minute for 11 minutes) - I did 10 burpees per minute.

Food:
coffee w/ 1% milk [3]
yogurt w/ apple & cinnamon [4]
salad w/ tuna, light dressing [5]
shrimp & whole wheat pasta w/ onions & olive oil [7]
shrimp & crab cakes [4]
apple [0]
peanut butter & nutella on sandwich thin [8]

I used all 29 of my daily points and have 47 weekly points remaining.

1529 calories
39 g fat
193 g carbs
32 g fiber
112 g protein

I struggled a lot with being hungry. I kept grabbing carrots. It's such a pain to grab a carrot, weigh it, run to Spark and log it in the tracker. I think I need to start making them in 4 ounce packs or something. But that would be a lot of pain in the ass prep. And I ate too many carbs again today.

Monday, August 8, 2011

New Rules of Lifting for Abs - Week 8 - Monday

I completely lost it last night. I shoveled whatever carbs and fat I could find into my mouth - sandwiches, cereal, candy bars that I specifically went out to buy. I didn't care. I still just don't care. I'm finding it hard to give a shit about anything these days.

I know I'm eating way too many carbs, especially on Meatless Mondays. I don't know why I keep doing Meatless Monday. I like the "challenge" of it, even though it's not much of a challenge anymore, after almost two years. I like the food I tend to focus on on Mondays - beans and quinoa and bulgur. I like oats. I like pasta and breads. I don't think I go overboard with them, but I probably eat too much of them for my body.

Today I measured, weighed and logged every little thing, including vegetables and fruit, into SparkPeople's nutrition tracker. For the record, I hate all that crap. I don't mind measuring my non-vegetable food, but logging it really is a pain in the ass, because Spark's web site hates me. It's slow as hell on my computer. Yes, I've cleared my cache and all that, and I'm using Chrome. But still, it takes forever to load. Or it will load and lock up. I really dislike that site sometimes. Great features but a pain to use.

Food:
coffee w/ skim milk [2]
yogurt w/ apple & cinnamon [4]
veggie salad w/ salsa & canola oil [2]
carrot sticks & red pepper slices [0]
Mexican bulgur skillet w/ cheese [7]
tea [0]
chocolate malted ricotta w/ banana & light whipped cream [7]
carrots [0]

So anyway, all that added up to 22 Weight Watchers PointsPlus. I get 29 per day. If you just throw all my totals (57 g protein, 203 g carbs, 34 g fiber, 34 g fat for 1317 calories) into the P+ calculator, it comes out to 32 points. Now, that's not technically how you calculate points - you're supposed to do it for individual foods/ingredients, then add together. Okay, let's do that. My veggie salad and salsa were both 0 points. My apple was 1.5 points. The carrots were 2 points. The banana was 3 points. That's another 6-7 points, which would give me 29 points for the day (if fruit & vegetables counted). I'm obviously over-thinking things but it's pretty clear how little I am going to have to eat in order to lose weight. And at this point, I am overweight. Again.

I wasn't really all that hungry today. I ate when I thought I should eat, and I definitely ate carrots when I wasn't hungry. I would have loved to eat for the sake of eating, though, if it had been unhealthy foods. There was no joy in any of my meals today.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

New Rules of Lifting for Abs - Week 7 - Sunday

Down half a pound this week, and still up another half from my last "low" (which is was really 10 pound up from my actual low). I've been eating within my Weight Watchers ranges (including my weeklies). It's frustrating, to say the least. I've been on my weight loss journey for four years, and of that, two of the years I've been doing Weight Watchers. And I've actually gained 10 pounds in those two years. What the hell is wrong with me? Every time I fall off the wagon, even just a little, it gets harder and harder to lose weight. And I know I'm eating too many carbs, especially breads. I need to cut back on that. The reason I like Weight Watchers is that I don't have to give those up, in theory. In practice, though, I probably do. It's just that the mentality of "oh, I can't have that" makes me crazy and obsessive.

I think my biggest problem right now is stress. There is a lot going on in my life that I'm not sharing and it's really, really affecting me physically. So that could very well be my problem right now.

Food:
coffee w/ skim milk [2]
eggs w/ turkey bacon [7]
turkey breast w/ barbecue sauce, carrot sticks [5]
homemade chocolate pistachio biscotti [9]
chicken phyllo rolls w/ broccoli [14]

I used all of my daily points and have 14 weekly points going unused.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

New Rules of Lifting for Abs - Week 7 - Saturday

I was up extremely late reading a book and I just did not want to work out today!! I wanted to sleep. I am happy to report, though, that while I was up reading, I started craving chocolate and did not have any.

front plank & pulldown 1x12 each side
side plank & row 1x12 each side
Swiss ball jackknife 1x12
cable kneeling cross-body lift 1x12 each side - I can't do this one because I don't have the equipment, but I'm going to keep writing it in

shoulder press 1x8x45 lbs 1x6x50 lbs, 1x4x55 lbs, 1x8x50 lbs

barbell step up 4x8x100 lbs each side
one-arm dumbbell push press 4x8x25 lbs each side

dumbbell offload squat 2x8x15&25 lbs - switch sides on second set
(assisted) mixed grip chin up 2x8 - reverse grip on second set

metabolic workout: dumbbell swings (10-12 swings per minute for 11 minutes) - I did 12 swings per minute with a 30 pound bell.

I dropped the weight on my push press because I was struggling with form last time. It was better this time. My left knee is still bothering me. Honestly, I can't even remember if I blogged about it at the beginning of the week.

Food:
coffee w/ skim milk [2]
apple & cottage cheese [5]
banana [0]
cheese omelet w/ bagel thin & butter [13]
venison tenderloin w/ glazed carrots [9]
chocolate pistachio biscotti [9]

I used all of my daily points and have 23 weekly points remaining. I did not get my oils in today.

Friday, August 5, 2011

New Rules of Lifting for Abs - Week 7 - Friday

I had a ham & cheese sandwich [7] after I posted my blog last night.

Food:
coffee w/ skim milk [1]
apple & cottage cheese [5]
turkey & avocado w/ salad vegetables & homemade dressing [11]
banana & cheese [4]
ham & olive oil on bagel thin [6]
oatmeal w/ banana, nutella & peanut butter [10]

I used all of my daily points and have 32 weekly points remaining.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

New Rules of Lifting For Abs - Week 7 - Thursday

suspended fallout 1x12 each side
Swiss ball mountain climber 1x12 each side
cable half-kneeling chop 1x12 each side - I can't do this one because I don't have the equipment, but I'm going to keep writing it in

front squat 1x8x45 lbs 1x6x50 lbs, 1x4x55 lbs, 1x8x50 lbs

dumbbell split squat 4x8x30 lbs each side
dumbbell two-point row 4x8x30 lbs each side

wide-grip deadlift w/ feet on weight plate 4x8x90 lbs
dumbbell alternating chest press on partial bench 4x8x25 lbs each side

metabolic workout: burpees (6-10 per minute for 11 minutes) - I did 10 burpees per minute. That's 120 burpees for the mathematically challenged.

Food:
coffee w/ skim milk [2]
turkey breast, & pasta w/ green beans & olive oil [12]
basmati rice w/ pork & carrots [12]
apple & yogurt [4]
banana [0]

I used all of my daily points and have 47 weekly points remaining.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

New Rules of Lifting for Abs - Week 7 - Wednesday

Happy Blogiversary!!! I started this blog 4 years ago today.

Today's workout was walking to the beach and playing there.

Food:
coffee w/ skim milk [1]
apple & yogurt [3]
ham & cheese sandwich & carrot sticks [8]
rosemary ranch chicken with caramelized onions [17]

I used all of my daily points and have 48 weekly points remaining. I really wanted some oatmeal with peanut butter but I just wasn't hungry.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

New Rules of Lifting for Abs - Week 7 - Tuesday

My left knee started bothering me yesterday and I can't figure out why. I worked out with a knee brace today. It's just a sharp stabbing pain in the top/front of the knee cap when I bend & flex. Almost like a cramp in the knee.

I also switched to a barbell for my step ups. I only have a short step so I'm going to go even heavier next week to get a better workout with a shorter range of motion.

front plank & pulldown 1x12 each side
side plank & row 1x12 each side
Swiss ball jackknife 1x12
cable kneeling cross-body lift 1x12 each side - I can't do this one because I don't have the equipment, but I'm going to keep writing it in

deadlift 1x8x85 lbs 1x6x90 lbs, 1x4x95 lbs, 1x8x90 lbs

barbell step up 4x8x85 lbs each side
one-arm dumbbell push press 4x8x30 lbs each side

dumbbell offload squat 2x8x15&25 lbs - switch sides on second set
(assisted) mixed grip chin up 2x8 - reverse grip on second set

metabolic workout: dumbbell swings (10-12 swings per minute for 10 minutes) - I did 120 swings with a 30 pound bell.

Food:
coffee w/ skim milk [2]
eggs, turkey bacon & sandwich thin w/ homemade apple spread [11]
veggie salad w/ green beans, almonds & olive oil [7]
ham & cheese wrap [6]
apple & yogurt [3]

I used all of my daily points and have 44 weekly points remaining. We went to Chick-fil-A for dinner and I did not want a salad. I knew it would not satisfy me and I could not trust myself to eat a sandwich & fries, dipping so far into my weeklies so early in the week. So I didn't get anything and just made something when I got home. I'm not happy about that. I want to be able to eat fast food but I can't do moderation right now. I know, without any doubt, it would have screwed my whole week up. It sucks.

Monday, August 1, 2011

New Rules of Lifting for Abs - Week 7 - Monday

I've set a goal for myself - do at least 10 minutes of exercise AND clean something in my house, every day this month. Even if that exercise is just dancing, I need to be doing something. And I have to get my house cleaned. We go back to school/work at the end of the month.

Today's workout was the 25-minute Party Express from Rockin' Body. I decided to start wearing my heart rate monitor for cardio and metabolic workouts. My net burn was 128 calories. I was really uncoordinated, but it was my first time. The moves aren't really that complicated.

Food:
coffee w/ skim milk [2]
cheese omelet & banana [5]
three bean & quinoa salad w/ onion & peppers [8]
salad w/ avocado, almonds, cheese & light dressing [12]
apple & yogurt [4]

I used all of my daily points and have 48 weekly points remaining. Dinner was supposed to be something totally different and satisfying but something went wrong and I had to scramble for something meatless. Even at 12 points, it was not filling at all, and the rest of the evening was miserable. I didn't want to dip into my weeklies too much because we're going to my favorite restaurant, Chick-fil-A, tomorrow!