April 2008


So, I had this activity epiphany just now, and of course I’m being foiled already! I decided that I’m going to set myself a distance goal for the month of May. I’ll be away for 10 days, so that likely means no gym for probably 12-13 days…but I’ve already told my Mom that I’ll be trying to keep up my activity while I’m visiting. This will be relatively easy with most of my Victoria friends, as we plan to go for walks along the Victoria waterfront and through Beacon Hill Park and such…plus I’ll have some time to kill here and there so I can take myself out for practice jogs. While in Nanaimo with my Mom, I plan to try running in the park by my old house (which is hilarious because they made us do this in high school and we all HATED it) and am hoping to get out for walks along the waterfront there as well.

My epiphany was that I need something to track my distance, and since a Nike+ sport kit is only like $35 so I figured that it would be the way to go. (I know some of you don’t like these, but it’s a good price for a gadget so I’m starting there). So I call up the Running Room to see if they have them, but they’ve been sold out for a couple of weeks and he had no idea when they would get more. And to top it off, he is waaaaay backordered on the little clip thingy you need if you don’t have Nike+ shoes because apparently Nova Scotia Power gave all of their employees iPods and Nike+ kits….and they have all shown up needing the clips. Nutty.

Anywho, so then I call SportChek because they are the only other store listed as a Nike+ retailer in Halifax, and they too are sold out. Boooooo.

But I want to start with my fabulous plan TOMORROW!! May-1st dammit! So what do I do?

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I hate it when I wake up thirsty, but nothing seems to quench it. I’ve tried a big glass of water…blah. I have brushed my teeth…blah. I’ve got my juice here…but still blah. You know what’s stupid? It’ll be my coffee that makes me feel better…brew, brew, brew!

Yet again, another morning that I’m absolutely exhausted. I thought because of my later, kickass workout yesterday that going to bed earlier would be a breeze, but no such luck. I watched a movie until about 10:45, but wasn’t tired…so ended up watching some TV…then even when I went to bed around 11:30 I still couldn’t sleep. Did my nails until after midnight, then just laid there. It was after 1am when I finally fell asleep. Boooooo.

Anywho….today’s plans:

– juice
– coffee
– egg salad on Fibre+ toast (last of the boiled eggs for a while)
– watermelon
– ww pita toasted (w/olive oil), w/ hummus
– another small Greek salad w/ light feta & tzatziki as dressing
– post-gym: Kashi Bar
– grapes & light cheddar
– dinner is leftover Crusted Tilapia served with grilled zucchini (w/olive oil) & steamed carrots & brocolli
– skim milk with dinner
– ff vanilla yogurt w/ blackberries
– maybe some Lifestyle cookies & tea

25/22+5AP

Activity: 30 minutes high intensity cardio, 15 minutes moderate cardio, full strength training (5)

Guidelines: ALL GOOD

That recipe that Shannon mentioned about cake + pumpkin was in the HG email this morning. Apparently you CAN use any kind of cake mix, with one 15oz can of pumpkin. Excellent! You know what I’m doing this weekend!! (DBF is coming home so I can’t eat the whole pan this time…bwahaha.) So I guess maybe they do have a recipe or two worth checking out!!

Got to the gym around 3pm (much needed break from workday!) and decided that rather than just sticking to my trusty treadmill that maybe I would break it up a bit and use the cross-trainer instead. It’s more fun for sprints anyway! Plus, it’s connected to the cardio theatre so I could watch Rachel Ray. 🙂 So, I did a 5 minute warm-up, then 45 second sprints with 45 second recoveries for about 15 minutes. That’s the other thing about the cross-trainer….you can go way faster because of the self propulsion…. around 5mph for walking and over 10mph for the sprints. Crazy! I finished up with a 5 minute cooldown at about 4mph. According to the machine I went 2.6 miles and burned exactly 250 calories. Nice.

Then I decided since it was nice to be off the treadmill that I would use the elliptical for my inclines. There are two different types of ellipticals to chose from so I picked the fancier looking one because I’d never used it before. The only real difference is that it has the moving arm things like the cross-trainer does…the other ellipticals have stationary arms. Anyway, I cranked up the tension and set the ramp at a midway point of 10. Did 5 minutes like that, then pushed it all the way up to 20 for another 5 minutes, then down to 5 for a glute workout for the final 5 minutes. Another 120 calories burned and just over 2 miles travelled.

I was going to do some calf and glute exercises, but I honestly hadn’t actually planned any out and I was sweating like a mad woman…and I really had to get back to work…so I didn’t do any. No biggie really.

I treated myself to a Starbucks double tall no-fat vanilla latte on my way home….it’s freaking cold and gloomy outside…totally a cozy latte day. I’ll just skip my yogurt later and call it even. It’s a better dairy serving anyway. 🙂

…going to buy the new Hungry Girl Cookbook?


I keep seeing the ads in my email inbox, and the bright pink colors continue to try to suck me in…but honestly, most of her recipes are too ingredient intensive so I don’t know if I’d ever bother with it. What do you think?

– juice
– coffee
– Honey Nut Cheerios w/ vanilla Almond Breeze
– watermelon
– 2 x chicken dogs on Fibre+ bread…w/ ketchup, mustard & relish
– small Greek salad w/ light feta & tzatziki as dressing
– pre-gym: hard boiled egg
Cornflake Crusted Tilapia a la Mrs Furious
– served with grilled zucchini, carrots & onions (w/ olive oil)
– blackberries w/ ff vanilla yogurt
– grapes if still feeling snacky

23/22+3AP

Activity: 1 hour treadmill (sprints & inclines), calf & glute exercises (3)

Guidelines: ALL GOOD

– juice
– coffee
– Honey Nut Cheerios w/ vanilla Almond Breeze
– watermelon
– 2 x chicken dogs on Fibre+ bread…w/ ketchup, mustard & relish
– small Greek salad w/ light feta & tzatziki as dressing
– pre-gym: hard boiled egg
Cornflake Crusted Tilapia a la Mrs Furious
– served with grilled zucchini, carrots & onions (w/ olive oil)
– blackberries w/ ff vanilla yogurt
– grapes if still feeling snacky

23/22+3AP

Activity: 1 hour treadmill (sprints & inclines), calf & glute exercises (3)

Guidelines: ALL GOOD

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