Monday, January 31, 2011

It's tomorrow!!

So, uuber fast post here...

Tomorrow is February 1st.  You know what that means?? I will be doing an official run tomorrow to see how the knee is.  I know... Disney Princess Half is a blink away- but I feel like I will be okay.  I am not looking for a PR- just a fun experience :)

Here is to hoping that tomorrow is successful!!  I took an entire month off of running!  That knee better give me a green light :-)

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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Geez, I am SO behind in the blogging world!

I think after my "almost" epic fail from the San Antonio Marathon, I have completely neglected this blog.  For reals.  I think I just got so down and out about my knee injury.  Which still hurts BTW...  Sorry, I know this post is long and without pictures.  I'm not that sorry.  I at least wrote something!

Anyways, I decided that I wasn't going to give up and that I was going to take a different approach too my exercise regimen.  As I mentioned in my last post about the 12 week program called "Live The Life" I am in my 3rd week! This "program" isn't meant to be a diet.  It's meant to be a lifestyle change.  I don't eat weird food or anything like that.  It's meant to simplify life.  It was also like paying for a trainer with a nutrition plan.  Except, a whole lot cheaper!

Each week I have different meals and workouts.  I get to eat 6x a day!  For me- this is absolutely PERFECT!  I love love love to snack- just ask Jon. This "program" helps me to not snack at all because I always feel satisfied.  My goals going into this was to become a stronger runner.  This means a lot of resistance training.  I haven't done this much resistance training since high school! I don't have much weight to lose, but my goal was to lose no more than 10lbs.   I have already lost 4lbs :-).

People have asked me how I can stick to this- eating at specific times, eating my prepared meals in public places... I just tell them it's will power and also it's the fact that I paid for this- of course I'm going to get my moneys worth!!  My dad came out to visit last week and he wanted to go to IHop.  Heh, I felt so embarrassed that I wasn't there to order- but I pulled out my food and ate it anyways.  No regrets here... just a little awkward.  Oh and Studio Movie Grille... yes, I stuffed my dinner in my purse and ate it in the theater while my dad and his friend ordered their dinner haha... At least I didn't get "caught".  After my dad was done with his meal- he had an extra plate so I dumped my food on that and made it look like I was eating food from the theater.  I bet they wondered where the rice and salsa came from. So, I apologize if we are ever invited over to your house for dinner... I will probably bring my own food or I might eat before or after you.  Don't take it personally... I'm just trying to reach a goal.  :-)

Okay.. so this is probably going to be TMI... oh well.  The only downside that I have found with this is that... I have to go to the restroom  A LOT.  No really. No I'm not pregnant (for those with suspicions).  I just drink tons of water.  This has made work a little hard.  I work in a back room with no bathroom and because I'm with kids- I can't leave them.  So, if I have to go, I have to call the front desk to ask if they can sit in with them while I made a pit stop.  How embarrassing!  Want to know what happened the other day?  They said "be right there!" and they NEVER came.  Seriously, people!  I drink 4 liters of water a day!!! It was almost a disaster.  Any suggestions??  It's not that I have an overactive bladder (I don't think?) but I think anyone who were to drink as much water as I do - they'd have the same problem.

Alright, to end on a non bathroom topic... I just wanted to say that I received an amazing house warming gift.  An elliptical!!!  While my dad was out here he told me his treadmill broke.  He was asking for my help on picking out a new one or an elliptical because of his knee pain.  To save you from a very long story- I will just say that he completely tricked me!  He made me go to a sports store because he wanted to see them up close and in person so he'd know what to look for when he got home.  There I was blabbing on and on about different features of treadmills and ellipticals and he looked at the sales guy and said "we'll take this one!"  I was in so much shock.  I'm sure the look on my face was priceless.  I almost started balling my eyes out.

Anyways, I have officially canceled my gym membership and I have been working out from home.  I work at a gym so I still have access to that one for free if I need it.  There just isn't a pool or any exercise classes. I absolutely LOVE the elliptical.  No waiting in lines and all the Gilmore Girls I can handle ;)  Win win!  I'm struggling to find a name for it.  My stationary bike is "Wanda" and my garmin watch is "GPSy" get it? like "gypsy"? Anyways, any ideas for the elliptical?  I thought about it at work the other day and the only thing I could come up with was "Stella"... because the only word coming to mind was "stellar"  okay, I'm a dork.  Deal with it.  I'm taking names for the elliptical!