Thursday, January 31, 2013

Flying Pirate Training - Day 31

I didn't eat any junk food today, and I worked out! I did Turbo Fire HIIT 15. I have lots of running to catch up on Saturday and Sunday. I do not feel comfortable leaving my son alone at night during the week to go run. If I can get out on the weekends and just split my mileage, I'll survive the half marathon. I could probably do the half right now anyway. Or die trying.

Food:
egg & cheese biscuit (without the biscuit)
chicken fajita w/ baked beans
apple & Greek yogurt
baked chicken breast & Cajun pinto beans

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Flying Pirate Training - Day 30

So, it's been a month. I'm going to run tomorrow. Oh, look...shiny objects.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Flying Pirate Training - Day 29

I'm taking this last day to feel sorry for myself, then I'm getting the fuck over it.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Flying Pirate Training - Day 27

I didn't run this morning. It was too freaking cold. I did Fire 45 from Turbo Fire instead. Fun workout but it was my first time and I always mess up a lot when I'm learning a new routine. I am going to suck as an instructor. Ugh.

Food was good today. I didn't log it all in MFP but I ate no junk. So, yay.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Flying Pirate Training - Day 25

There is no excuse for today's sloth & gluttony.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Flying Pirate Training - Day 24

I did not get my 2 miles in today because the weather is really shitty. I had a crappy day and a head ache and just did not want to work out. But I did Turbo Jam Cardio Party 3. I kept it low impact and only burned  410 calories. It was fun, and my form was really good.

Food:
coffee w/ Splenda & half & half
broccoli & carrots
avocado
apple & Greek yogurt
whole wheat pasta w/ meatballs & sauce, green beans

Calories: 1300
Carbs: 152
Fiber: 25
Fat: 55
Protein: 65

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Flying Pirate Training - Day 23

I was sore again today and didn't want to work out, but I knew not working out would not help, so I did some low impact stuff. At work, I did Zumba with the kids (which really isn't all that intense but so much fun) and when I got home, I did Shaun T's Rockin' Body. I kept that pretty low impact, as well. I only burned 180 calories for Rockin' Body. It's all good. It got my muscles moving.

Food:
coffee w/ Splenda & half & half
chicken breast w/ peas
carrots w/ fat free Italian dressing
apple & Greek yogurt
scrambled eggs w/ avocado, onion, salsa & sour cream
almonds

Calories: 1322
Carbs: 81
Fiber: 15
Fat: 55
Protein: 110

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Flying Pirate Training - Day 22

My body is a bit sore from yesterday's workout. Nothing major but I definitely need some light movement to keep from getting too stiff. The weather is cold as hell and I waited as long as I could to do my first run of my training program. Today was supposed to be 2 miles, either run non-stop or do 3 minute run/1 minute walk intervals. I ended up doing a total of 2.29 miles in 26:30 and burned 270 calories. I ran the first 8:30, then had to do intervals of not quite 3:1, more like 2:1. I got a headache about 10 minutes in because I hadn't had anything to drink but coffee. I took a bottle of water with me, but I really need to drink lots of water before my runs. For that reason, I think I'm going to be working out in the evenings during the week, and get up early on Saturdays to hydrate. And eat. I need to eat before my runs, rather than going hours and hours from meal to run. Maybe an hour before I'm ready to head out.

I've decided that I eventually want to get my Hip Hop Hustle certification. I've been watching HHH videos on YouTube for months now and I've always said that there is no way I can do it. Fuck that. I can do anything and god damn it, I am going to learn to dance. It's something I've wanted to do all my life and now that I am finally living my life, I'm going to move my body.

Food:
coffee w/ Splenda & half & half
apple & Greek yogurt
scrambled eggs w/ onions, avocado, salsa & sour cream, sweet potato
meatballs w/ spaghetti sauce, brown rice - I meant to have green beans too, and totally forgot to make them.

Calories: 1400
Carbs: 137
Fiber: 18
Fat: 57
Protein: 65


Monday, January 21, 2013

Flying Pirate Training - Day 21

Today was weights. I am doing my own thing, just keeping it simple.

squat - 1x5x100, 1x5x105, 1x5x110
assisted chin up - 3x5

Romanian deadlift - 1x5x100, 1x5x105, 1x5x110
dumbbell shoulder press - 3x5x25

Bulgarian split squat - 3x5
push up - 3x5

My legs were pretty toasted after this ass kicking, but I went ahead and did Turbo Jam 20 Minute Workout (burned 187 calories). I was really exhausted and didn't have much energy for the cardio. I don't know if it was because I worked my legs so hard with the weights or because all I'd had to eat was coffee, an apple and yogurt, and I did my workout at 3 PM. Still, I felt pretty awesome when I finished. I was sweating my ass off even though my garage was cold. And by the way, Turbo on concrete is so much better than Turbo in carpet, or even laminate flooring like my old house had. I need to try it in a gym.

Food:
coffee w/ Splenda & half & half
apple w/ Greek yogurt
omelet w/ onions, avocado, salsa & sour cream
oatmeal w/ peanut butter & banana
almonds

Calories: 1392
Carbs: 120
Fiber: 19
Fat: 66
Protein: 65


Sunday, January 20, 2013

Flying Pirate Training - Day 20

Tomorrow, I have to get serious about training. The half marathon is 12 weeks from today. This is the training plan I'm using. Tomorrow is cross-training. Tuesday is my first short run.

I'm still in a really messed up mental place. I have no motivation to work out or eat right. I'm coming up on two years of fuckery. I have to get my shit together. I know how to not eat crap. I really do. I know the tricks for not giving in to cravings. I know my hunger is not physical. I know, I know, I know. Look at my blog. I've been doing this a long fucking time. I know what I'm doing wrong, and I know what the right things to do are. But getting my mind and body to cooperate is just not happening. And I know I have a million and one excuses for this or that. I know I suck.

But I'm still here. I have not given up. I will never, ever give up this fight. Eventually, I'll get it back together. I would like this to be my year. I just can't find a way of eating that I'm happy with. I've done low carb, Weight Watchers, calorie counting with SparkPeople and MyFitnessPal, cut this, cut that. I've tried it all. Paleo/Primal would be perfect for me, but it still cuts out stuff I don't want to give up. And I suck at moderation.

But I have no choice now. I have to do something. High protein, low carb worked really well for me. Maybe I'll give that another shot.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Flying Pirate Training - Day 19

I'm not even sure what day it is. I just know that I have to start training on Monday. As in running. Ugh. I don't know what I was thinking. I haven't registered for the half yet. Or for my Turbo certification. I can still back out of both.

Tomorrow, I'm going to try to put up some sort of meaningful post, instead of this placeholder bullshit.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Flying Pirate Training - Day 18

FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK.

That is all.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Flying Pirate Training - Day 17

Food was just okay today, and I didn't work out. I did do a lot of thinking though. I have to get some serious blogging in tomorrow. I'm having mental issues. What's new, right?

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Flying Pirate Training - Day 16

No workout today. Food was just decent. I know I've been sucking at blogging lately. At least I'm not binge eating. Or starving myself. I need to get my Paleo/Primal ass in gear.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Flying Pirate Training - Day 15

I worked out and ate food. :|

I need to get serious about this shit.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Flying Pirate Training - Day 14

I actually worked out today. Go figure. I did Turbo Jam 20 Minute Workout and I totally effing rocked it.

Food:
coffee w/ half & half & Splenda
sweet potato & coleslaw
apple & cottage cheese
Greek yogurt

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Flying Pirate Training - Day 13

I swear, I will exercise and eat right tomorrow.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Flying Pirate Training - Day 12

It was the perfect day to go for a long run. Unfortunately, I didn't take advantage of it. I watched some Turbo and worked on my form. I even ate fairly well. And I didn't buy any junk food.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Flying Pirate Training - Day 11

Holy shit, I actually exercised. I had a really craptastic afternoon and it was either work up a sweat or drink heavily. I did Turbo Sport 2, which was lots of fun! I wasn't my most energetic but it felt really great. I have to find some damn shoes that I can Turbo in. Maybe it's just because I'm on carpet. My running shoes have too much traction, my socked feet not enough. I'm going to be doing it in my garage on the concrete next week. I really need to try it on a gym floor or on whatever surface I'm likely to be teaching on. I belong to a great Facebook group for Turbo Kick instructors and there are tons of recommendations there.

After Turbo, I drank heavily.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Flying Pirate Training - Day 10

I ran again today, even though I'm a bit sore. And I didn't "run" in the way I should have. I raced one of my third graders, repeatedly, across the play ground.

Food was just okay. Not the cluster fuck it was yesterday.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Flying Pirate Training - Day 9

I ran today. Then I fucked it all up by eating ice cream for dinner.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Flying Pirate Training - Day 8

I thought about exercise today. Does that count for anything?

Food kind of sucked. Bah.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Flying Pirate Training - Day 7

No workout today. I'm exhausted.

Food:
coffee w/ Splenda & 2% milk
green beans & sweet potato
apple w/ cottage cheese
brown rice w/ butter

Oh yeah, I'm doing Meatless Mondays again.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Flying Pirate Training - Day 6

Have you noticed that I'm almost a week into my training and there hasn't been any actual exercise going on???

Food:
coffee w/ half & half & Splenda
oatmeal w/ nutella, apple
eggs, turkey bacon & sweet potato

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Flying Pirate Training - Day 5

I worked on my Flying Pirate playlist a bit today. It's hard to find the right music for me to run to. I don't like a lot of the "typical" running music I've found as a result of Google. I have to really love a song to want to run to it, and quite frankly, I don't know a lot of the songs out there. Anyway, it's a work in progress and I'm sure the playlist I actually run to on April 14 will look nothing like the 7 hour list I generated today.

Food:
coffee w/ half & half & Splenda
eggs w/ turkey bacon & sweet potato
apple & cottage cheese
oatmeal w/ peanut butter

Friday, January 4, 2013

Flying Pirate Training - Day 4

OMG, we had tons of good food at work today and I didn't eat any of the good stuff! And by good, I mean off limits.

Food:
coffee w/ half & half & Splenda
peas & green beans w/ cheese
chicken breast & corn
tea w/ half & half & Splenda

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Flying Pirate Training - Day 3

I am so, completely exhausted. I cannot fucking sleep without massive quantities of Benadryl. I really wish I could blame my lack of weight loss on sleep deprivation but alas, I'm just guilty of two of the deadly sins. What's in the box????

I feel like I ate a lot today but according to MyFitnessPal, I am under my calorie goal. Yes, I know I need to eat. I'm not freaking hungry. And I did eat! But look at that protein! That's why I'm not fucking hungry.

Food:
coffee w/ half & half & Splenda
roasted turkey w/ broccoli
roasted turkey w/ nectarine
eggs, sausage & sweet potato

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Flying Pirate Training - Day 2

Ok, I'm not actually going to start training until next week. No reason, other than I am lazy.

I've also decided that I can't go completely sweetener free. I need my coffee, damn it. It keeps me from eating crap, and I just can't do anything but Splenda. Oh well.

Food:
coffee w/ half & half and Splenda
roasted chicken w/ peas
apple
chicken breast & green beans
venison

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Flying Pirate Training - Day 1

I'd planned on starting a new workout program today but I was so damn tired from being up until 3 AM reading that I didn't bother. I had a headache from no coffee - because coffee without sweetener sucks balls.

Food:
eggs & sausage
venison w/ mashed potatoes

I miss my effing coffee, damn it