Monday, June 16th, 2008

I walked the dog at lunch today….just as I used to do for a whole year, almost every day….and haven’t done for like two months. Poor dog. I can’t believe he hasn’t mutinied on us yet. I mean, he’s a house dog…but he loves walks and I basically cut him off cold turkey once I got into my gym groove. No more. I promise to take him out at least 3 times a week. It’s good for him and it’s good for me to get more exercise outside of the gym anyway. Doggy-walking love has returned!

My gym time ended up being really late today. I slept in this morning (of course) because I stayed up too late (well, and because I hate mornings). Work was too busy to sneak off for two hours. So evening came and I decided that rather than do the yard work, I’d better get my butt to the gym. All the way there I kept telling myself that evening workouts suck…which of course it would have had I continued to tell myself that…so I snapped out of it, and told myself to get in there and run like it was morning!! It worked!!

25 minutes of the highest intensity I could pull off on the cross-trainer….followed by 20 minutes of hill training on the treadmill at the highest speed I could maintain. Add to that my full strength training routine, and you have one poopered girl! But a good poopered.

The best part was that I was smart enough to prep my dinner before I left, so I had something to look forward to after my workout. Proteiny chicken goodness and crunchy, fresh slaw. Yum!!

Oh, and I broke my goal of 50km travelled during the Summer Challenge. 53.3km as of today!!


Booooooo. I want my weekend back!! I have many more projects to do in and around our house, and although they are lots of work, they are definitely more fun and fulfilling than actual work. Meh.

Ah well, at least weigh in went in the right direction this morning (even after giving in to the movie popcorn last night!!)…down 1.4, to put me back at 154.6lbs. I’ll take it, and hope for something similar to happen this week. 🙂

Today’s eating plan…

– coffeeeeeee
– All Bran bar
– Liberte yogurt cup….with granola bits n stuff (4 points, but I bet totally worth it!)
– raspberries
– PC BM multigrain flax bagel w/ natural PB & banana
– cherries
– baby carrots, celery stix, hummus
– chicken skewers (marinated in Teriwacky sauce…from ESBM), grilled and served with Asian slaw
– carrot/pineapple cupcakes & peppermint tea

Gym today: 40 minutes cardio, strength training. maybe a walk this evening.

Yet another modified carrot cake recipe….

I mixed one box of carrot cake mix, with I can of crushed pineapple and a bit of water. Made 16 cupcakes, cooked pretty much according to package directions. Let cool completely.


(the tops are a bit sticky, but otherwise they turn out great!)