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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

good day so far

Well, it looks like I am doing well so far today. I went to the gym this morning and was on the treadmill for 30 minutes -- half jogging half walking. My arms are sore from last night at the gym still which is always encouraging. For not getting a ton of sleep, I am pretty awake right now!!! Must be the exercising.

I have also been eating well today. At breakfast I had fruit and greek yogurt smoothie and some cream of wheat. For lunch I made a salad with beans and tuna -- it was pretty tasty and had some cheese. So far so good. Hopefully, I can keep the momentum up and do well at dinner.

good workout last night

I decided to go to the gym last night since I didn't get up early to go. I decided not to do the treadmill last night since it often bores me and I needed the motivation. So, I decided to do some weight training. It was great! So much more fun. But, boy is the gym more crowded in the evenings. I think I like the quite tranquil morning better but maybe it can be motivation as well. My arms are a bit sore today but not my stomach -- will have to work harder on the abs next time.

Monday, July 26, 2010


Well, I am going to the gym again. The first day back was quite brutal. It has gotten better though. My plan was to train for a 5K but I don't know if I am runner material. I am going to stick with my goal, but I don't know if I enjoy it yet. I cut my time on the treadmill to only half an hour last time I went because it got boring. So I went and worked on the weight machines since I enjoy that more. I did not get up early this morning to work out (Mondays are always hard to wake up early), so after work I plan on going to the gym. I am going to skip the treadmill tonight and just work on weights. I know I can motivate myself for that, but not for the running/walking on the treadmill. And right now, as long as I can stay motivated to do some sort of exercise, I am okay with that.

I'm back better than ever!

I know I took a little bit of a hiatus, but I am back better than ever!! I may take on a different format for my postings -- I think my posts were getting a little boring. I am going to post regarding how my eating habits are going as well as exercise, but it won't be quite so clinical. If there is anything anyone wants to know about, please let me know, I would gladly start posting additional information if requested.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

back on track

It feels to be back on track again!! On Tuesday, I had my breakfast of pumpkin protein bars, chobani yogurt and snacked on some beef jerky. For lunch I had some rice cakes with peanut butter and some turkey pepperoni. For dinner I had some veggie cauliflower, 2 turkey franks, some fruit salad and then some fudgesicles!! Yummy!! I have quite the sweet tooth!! My totals for the day were 1321 calories, 144 carbs, 51 g fat, 89 g protein.

I am still having some trouble getting enough protein in. I may have to add more egg whites to my meals. If anyone has any other suggestions, I would love to hear them!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

holiday weekend

Well, I think I over did it over the holiday weekend. But here is to a fresh new start. I would like to blame the margaritas for my problems but I think it was my own will power. I am kicking it into high gear now moving forward!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Ice cream!

I did well today even though I had ice cream!
My breakfast was some pumpkin protein bars and I snacked on an orange pepper. My lunch consisted of a salad again, some fruit salad, and a string cheese. For dinner I had beef stew and some chocolate icecream. My totals were 1350 calories, 44g fat, 186 carbs, 72 protein. I know its at the higher end of the spectrum this time, but I was helping someone move into a new place and was cleaning all the grime in the kitchen so I think I hopefully burned off any extras.