Sunday, June 08, 2008

sun - 2.8 mi bikeride

Thursday, June 05, 2008

workout diary for the week

mon - rode bikes 9 miles, walked 2.1 miles
tues - walked 1.5 miles
wed - walked/ran 2.36 miles, lifted weights 30 minutes, 150 crunches
thurs - took a nap on the couch in the evening and winced in pain as i climbed stairs at work cuz my quads hurt so bad from my earlier workouts this week

Monday, March 31, 2008

went 3.35 miles in an hour tonight. yay!
i must confess that i had a horrid weekend as far as my diet goes. it all started with pizza, buttered popcorn and hot tomales on friday. followed by coffee cake, cake, etc. saturday and mac n cheese and meatloaf for dinner, then cracker barrel for sunday lunch - fried chicken, corn muffins and hashbrown casserole, and then some more of that for dinner and chocolate chip cookies. plus, lots of snacks interspersed. WHY am i eating so much junk???????? and of course i didn't step on the treadmill all weekend. and today at weigh in, big surprise, i learned that i'd gained 1.2 lbs in the past week. i'm a moron. this is a terrible way to diet.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

2.4 miles in about 50 minutes. i love the treadmill =) definitely worth the $150

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

after eating cookies and milk, and deciding to lay on the couch and watch tv, i changed my mind. i said to myself, at least if i'm going to watch tv (well, episodes from little house season 6), then i should workout. so i hopped on the treadmill. i didn't quit till dave got home an hour later. i walked (ran about 6.5 mins of it) 3.38 miles and burned 555 calories. =) just got done. at least i turned it around. i think too often i give up after i make one bad choice for the day. for instance, if i have a donut at work in the a.m., i resign myself to a bad diet day, i eat junk for all other meals and don't work out that day but come home and wallow in my slothfulness. i think that i need to change that trend. overall, it will be better for me even if i do fall for the occasional sweet....

Monday, March 24, 2008

1.75 miles in 30 minutes. oh, how i love my new treadmill. must get ready for work now.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

over time, i've decided that the ymca doesn't really meet my needs. it is too far from my office and too crowded. i decided i wanted to buy a treadmill to use at home. we looked at play it again sports in carmel this week. found a very nice one for $600. almost went to buy it on thursday night and then our good friend duke stopped us. he told us his mom had one for sale. so today we drove over to cuyuga by the illinois state line today and bought it for $150. then we went out with duke and amanda to the covered bridge restaurant in eugene. it was wonderful. very quaint. and peanut butter pie to rival jenny's and dave's. :) (but no good whipped cream on top)

so, anyways, i started using my treadmill right away tonight. walked/ran 2.7 miles in 45 minutes. it was so convenient to just hop right on here in the house. now i will be able to work out in the mornings and not have to haul my clothes and curling iron and makeup, etc. to the gym and i won't have to work out after work and take up my evenings. i'm so excited!

here's a pic of me on the new component of our home gym. we put it right by dave's power tower so we can work out together.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

ran 23 minutes out of 30 tonight. went a total of 2.30 miles. i was really excited that i ran so much. i ran 2 intervals of 10 minutes straight in that time. pretty soon i'll be running in that 5k that dave and i have been talking about ;)

Thursday, February 14, 2008

by the way, lost 3 lbs last week. i'm soooooooo happy cuz i haven't lost weight in what seems like months. my pants are fitting a little better. but went to target and tried on some clearance items and 7 out of 9 things were way too tight. i got the pants i tried on zipped, but they were embarrassingly tight.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

ran 19/30 minutes. went 2.50 miles. yes!

Thursday, February 07, 2008

and so i return again. ..

with the paper routes over with i now have the time and energy leftover in my days for exercising and i'm back to dieting as well. over the course of the last 7 months of letting these 2 things slide, i gained back 10-12 lbs. all my clothes are tight. i feel disgusting. i'm unhappy. i can't breathe. my winter coats won't fasten. ugh. i want to be skinny! skinner than ever before. i must get my mind set on this.

i worked out tues and wed - ran 17 minutes out of 30 on the treadmill tues, covered 2.2 miles, ran 19 minutes out of 30 on wed, covered 2.3 miles.

i guess that i didn't reach my goal of walking/running 365 miles last year but i made it about halfway. that's cool, isn't it? now i can try for that goal again.

and i'd like to lose about 30 more lbs.

so, there you have it. my goals. i could complain and explain all the excuses for why i didn't stay healthy over the past 7 months, but who wants to hear all that junk? the fact is, i slipped. i couldn't juggle it all. now i have to start over again.

i realized driving home from the Y last night that i had been kind of depressed lately. (well, i knew that before...) but i realized that with the weather so yucky, no sun in sight and stress all over the place, i had allowed food to creep back into the spot of being the only thing i look forward to in life. if i had a bad day (which was everyday) i'd console myself with food. and look where it got me! back to fat! exercise boosts my spirits and helped remind me that food isn't really going to make me happy. maybe for a few seconds while i scarf it down but not later when i step on the scale...and then look in the mirror...and then try to fasten my pants and zip my coats.