Wednesday Day 916 Its Break Time

polar04162014Short and sweet here tonight. Food was good- I only went over my daily allotment of points by ½ of one, and I made it to the gym. I even got in the pool and swam a few laps, which  have not done in years. Like 5 years. I also realized today really should have been a rest day because when I got to the gym, I found I had nothing to give. Tomorrow I’ll catch up on all my shows for the last week, call it break time, relax, and rest my tired muscles. The only things I will really have to do tomorrow is put up the laundry I washed tonight, which won’t take but a few minutes, and of course cook diner tomorrow night.

Mattie is having him a mini-vacation this weekend, and I’ve been busy making plans. I’m looking at a BBQ, and meeting other friends for coffee or dessert another time, and maybe something else will get mixed in too. I also intend to go to the gym, do some sewing, read a lot, and maybe play with clay while he’s away. I’m also going to eat food he doesn’t like and probably get my sleep schedule all jacked up and confused.

Anyway, that’s all for tonight. I’ll see you all next time!

Tuesday Day 915 Let’s Keep The Momentum Going!

polar041520145 days back on track and I want to keep the momentum going. I don’t have a lot to report today. I got up after sleeping late (I stayed up late reading in bed), had breakfast, and went to the gym. I meant to do more than I did, but I ended up with 45 minutes of cardio, including four shot running intervals that started out easy enough but were fucking killer at the end. I wasn’t sure I would get through the last one but I told myself I’d do all four and I did.

Food was so-so today. We tried a new recipe for dinner, which I suspect has had so many modifications over time it no longer resembles its roots in any way. Mattie thought it was okay but I thought it was gross. There was cinnamon in it, and even though I didn’t use as much as the recipe called for, I think it made it nasty. Mattie can take the leftovers for lunches or I can throw it out. Not making it again, and if we want a veggie based dish like that again, I’ll stick with the zucchini lasagne I made earlier this year instead. That was freaking delicious though it was quite a bit of work.

Anyway, I’m finishing of the day 6 points into the weeklies. I’ve technically eaten 38 of my 35 weeklies already this week, but I’ve earned 14.9 activity point so its not as bad as all that. I want to earn at least 10 more AP’s this week, but preferably 15. Tomorrow is a strength training day, but I’m playing with the idea of going for a swim as well.

Next month I am hoping to make an order to fabric.com for some special athletics fabrics to make some new workout clothes with. I’ve got patterns in my stash that should work well for what I have in mind with a few small changes.

Monday Day 914 Hello Sore Muscles!

polar04142014Today I got up, was informed I fell out of bed last night by Mattie while he was on lunch, which I have no memory of doing, and did my shopping. The shopping was uneventful, though I ended up spending $69.50 of my $70.00 budget and there were I think 2 things I did not get that were on my list. One of them I realized I already had once I got home though so no big deal.

After I came home and put the groceries away, I got changed and headed to the gym where I biked 2 miles, hit the weights, then walked 1.1 miles and even ran a little. That part surprised me that it was an easy as it was, though I didn’t push hard or long. Maybe I’ll actually add in running intervals here the next time I am on the treadmill. I really do want to get back to the great workout plan I had written up before I quit the gym a few months back. Have I ever shared my workout plan I made? This is what I came up with previously.

Thoughts? It looks like a lot on paper but its really not and I almost wonder if I shouldn’t be doing more, but as I’ve found out in the past, even this can leave me pretty sore muscles.

Monday/Wednesday/Friday
Description Sets Reps Description Sets Reps
Bike Warm-up 1 15 Mins Bicep Curls 3 10
Tricep Extensions 3 10 Leg Curls 3 10
Leg Extensions 3 10 Crunches 3 10
Lateral Pulldowns 3 10 Leg Presses 3 10
Bodyweight Squats 3 10 Planks 3 1 @ 1 Min
Wall Push-Ups 3 10 Bridges 3 10
Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday
Description Sets Reps Description Sets Reps
Bike Warm-up 1 15 Mins Walk Hill Intervals 1 30 Mins
Run/Walk Intervals 4 1 Min/3 min Walk Cool-down 1 10 Mins

Yesterday I didn’t blog here, but I did post my food diary, and it was not pretty. We had our normal Sunday bacon and egg breakfast, followed by turkey for lunch, and then we went out to dinner at Olive Garden with friends. Even adjusting for my activity points I earned on Sunday, I still used 27.8 of my 35 weeklies in one go. I only ever order one thing at Olive Garden (the mushroom raviolis with white sauce instead of red), and I know the bread sticks are killer in terms of points, but I still managed to put away 35 points worth of food while we were there. Ouch! Still, dinner was crazy good and we only go there maybe once or twice a year. I just have to stay on track for the rest of this week, and earn plenty of activity points. I’m hoping to get at least 25 of them this week. So far I’ve got 9.9 so I’m almost halfway there.

Anyway, that about sums things up here for Monday, so see you next time!

Saturday Day 912 Feeling Good!

If you’re popping in today, you’ll notice I changed the theme again. This is actually what my theme I’ve been using for years looks like with almost no modifications. I’ve always liked the cleanness of it, and it makes for a nice change. Even with the nature-themed stock photos that came with it, it still manages to have a somewhat sterile feeling, which I rather like. I’ve done away with the sidebar completely, trading it in for a deeper footer with my previous sidebar content, and I’ve slightly rearranged the top menu- I stacked the two Goals pages, and I added a link to my Food Diary section. I’ll be posted my food and exercise diaries there every day again, and hopefully staying on track.

polar04122014I didn’t do much today but I’m feeling good. We were supposed to go to Alix & Will’s today but they had other plans and cancelled on us. Instead I ended up going to the gym and putting in 45 minutes doing a little of everything. I did 25 minutes on the treadmill and then hit the weights, but I didn’t do as much as I would have a few months ago. Only two sets instead of three, and I skipped the few things that I would have really felt in my shoulders as my neck is still a little sore.

When I left the gym I felt like I hadn’t really accomplished anything, but then I realized I moved almost 7,000 pounds with what I did do, and that made me feel a lot better. I didn’t feel like I did nothing then.

We ended up going out to dinner tonight to The Thai, and I got a seafood entree in a cocoanut milk based sauce, along with some soup, and some rice, which I ate about a cup of. The worst part of my meal as far as Points go was my drink, which was a Thai iced coffee. I think I ended up just a little over my daily limits though and I’m okay with that.

Anyway not much else for this now, so see you all next time!