So quick recap of my weekend, and then I have to get some work done.
Overall, I would call it a successful weekend with exercise and food choices ~ even while out of my usual routine. Last Thursday was a rest day as planned; and I had short runs on both Friday and Saturday mornings; Sunday was rest again as the schedule just didn’t permit a morning run.
Now, I have to say that if I hadn’t declared a splitless summer, I might be compelled to want to blog about my Friday run. IF I were posting splits ~ hypothetically, of course ~ I would be forced to mention that I ran my fastest mile ever on that day ~ 11:05 ~ followed by a second mile at 11:15 ~ followed by a big flippin’ hill and a 15ish minute last mile. However, since I am not posting splits this summer, I can’t just come on here and brag about my good run. I am only saying that I WOULD have posted about this great run, had I not gone on a split-hiatus for the next couple months. That being said, the jury will disregard any banter related to a good runs or fantabulous splits ;)
Runs both days were 3 miles – with Saturday’s run being not quite as great Friday's run that I didn’t post about. There are some BIG hills in the area of Carlsbad where we are staying ~ so I took Saturday’s run as more of a hill-workout than anything else. And of course, since it is a splitless summer, I can’t allow myself to post any times. I know you all understand.
My food choices were decent ~ if not good ~ during the entire weekend, with the exception of Sunday. I splurged a bit, totally on purpose, and am okay with it. My good-choice days even included a dinner at Ruth Chris’s steakhouse (for the Hubs and my anniversary which is today. Awwwww…..) and a Padres baseball game ~ which is junk food haven for me. So all things considered, the weekend was a success.
Last night I came home, got the boys to bed early and tried a new Tae-Bo workout called Tae Bo AMPED. I did the “Jump Start Cardio” workout which was 41 minutes, and felt good the whole time. Then I sat and planned out my schedule for the rest of the week ;)
The only area of my whole fitness-quest that is disappointing me is the scale. Since I was in Carlsbad with no scale of my own, I emailed Viv for the Weight Loss Challenge and just told her to hold me at my starting weight. I figured I would make up for it later.
Sadly though, this morning’s pounce on the scale showed the same: it hasn’t budged. I am a bit disappointed, but not discouraged. My clothes are feeling good, my body feels good, and I am starting to get regularly comfortable in my own skin. I am hoping that this is just a result of all the muscles I am building
I am going to give calorie-counting a continued try this week ~ sticking to my plan like glue ~ with 5 straight days of working out ~ and see what happens. The difficulty will come when I leave for CA again on Saturday, and my schedule gets all crazy. But I’m confident that with scheduled running and good food choices, I can make it work for the next couple weeks.
After all, this is my LIFESTYLE CHANGE ~ not just a short term diet. Eating right and exercise are going to become part of who I am. The weight loss will inevitably follow.
Right?? RIGHT? :)
On a funny side note, I just had to share a picture. Can any of the men out there even come close to criticizing my youngest son’s friend making ability at the beach? He certainly knows where it’s at :P
Workouts on tap this week:
Monday ~ Tae-Bo Amped; Jump Start Cardio workout ~ 41 minutes (DONE!)
Tuesday ~ Tae-Bo – actual workout TBD
Wednesday ~ Body Attack
Thursday ~ Body Pump
Friday ~ Run; 4-5 miles
Saturday ~ Rest and Eat Smart