Monday, March 31, 2008
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
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
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.