Archive | December, 2012
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Blah weather, Blah workouts

17 Dec

No workouts were had last week *facepalm*

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It’s that time of year, isn’t it?  No excuses.

What I have been doing with my time is eating healthy and sleeping (a lot!).  My boyfriend has moved in (yikes!holymygodwhatishappeningtomylife?&$#%!) and requested Indian food this week so we have:

We are still gluten free and going strong, some of the recipes have substituted ingredients. I am kind of impressed at my will-power lately to be honest.  I am so glad I have gotten to a place where I can look at dessert or bread and realize it’s not worth it! Also, I keep my secret weapon in the freezer for emergency sweet cravings. Last week I had hit the 30 lbs mark for weight loss, but looks like I’m back up by 2 since I have been sans workouts.  A friend of mine has suggested a half marathon in April that I am considering.

The goal for workouts is the same:

  • 3 weight-training sessions with my Skilz Sandbags
  • 2 Core workouts
  • 3 Jogs

The only difference will be due to Christmas traveling on Friday. I am going to try to jog today, Wednesday, and one day over the weekend. Weight lifting Friday, Saturday, Sunday. Core workouts with RandomAbs on Tuesday and Thursday.

 What do you do to keep yourself motivated when the weather is blah?

Rants on shoes

3 Dec

It makes me so mad when my shoes are discontinued. I love LOOOOOOVE Brooks Ravenna 2:

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Now that Brooks Ravenna 3 are out, I can’t get Ravenna 2.  If I could, they would cost around $60. The new model is $120+. What’s the difference?  New colors?  Not worth twice the price, people!! Just give me my Ravenna 2 in a 9.5 and let me live my life!

Rant over.

Well Laid Plans

2 Dec

Sooo…you know how I’m supposed to be gluten free?  And romaine lettuce was on my list of “no-no’s” according to my ALCAT. Well…last night I had a huge bowl of pasta, piece of bread, and a romaine salad at my favorite restaurant in the world.  Three strikes! I have prepared myself to have a better week, though.

Since switching jobs, Friday is quickly becoming my favorite day of the week.  I work 10-hour shifts Monday-Thursday for the luxury of having this day all to myself.  Everyone else is at work, but I have a full day to mull about.  This Friday I went to the Farmer’s Market. I haven’t been in a while, but the Farmer’s Market is one of my favorite places. The fruits and vegetables are much more bountiful and fresh than the grocery and as a plus, they’re cheaper! Here’s my loot:

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Indulgences include: Almond Butter, seaweed salad, 1/2 Gallon of fresh Orange Juice, and hand-made gluten free tortellini.

Seaweed Salad

Seaweed Salad

On the menu for this week:

Food is so good, isn’t it? What are you eating this week?

Workouts are my priority this week.  I know I have said that previously, but really, they have to be.  I have had some distractions in my routine, but hopefully I have a handle on that.

Here’s the plan:

  • Sunday (today): 30 minute jog, 2 miles or so.
  • Monday, Wednesday: Home Circuit from The Training Edge magazine, Pages 20 and 21.
  • Tuesday, Thursday: Random Abs Routine 
  • Friday, Saturday, Sunday: Cardio days. Jog 2 miles, then 60:90 walk/jog for the third mile.

Time to get to it!