Good Morning Friendlings
I hope everyone enjoyed the (almost) 30 degree temperature yesterday. I sure took advantage of it in the only way one should enjoy it: drinking patio beers. Yesterday was a bit of a dip in the usual activity but I am fond of breaks and take them often and naps I love naps.
Yesterday was the most sore I have been from back bending since I started in May. Why you may ask (if you don’t care skip to the points section)? I started dropping back on my own. Similar to this photo below:
Typically our instructor has a pretty decent grip on you as you’re dropping back but this week, while he was still guiding, I had to make sure I made it to the floor without crushing my skull.
Anyway my quads and shoulders were killing me. So instead of going for a run I slept in and opted for a lunch time Moksha Ultimate Frisbee Game in (almost) 30 degree heat. I bet my colleagues love when I come back in covered in sweat. Shower you say? NEVER!
- Walk from work – .5 (matched with my .5 pt from the one day I didn’t drink alcohol) 1PT
- Lunch at work – 1PT
- Ultimate frisbee at lunch – 1PT
I feel like this has been the longest week of my life. Please weekend, get here soon or at least provide me with some entertainment like a bear in a Shriners hat riding a unicycle. My imagination gets away from me from time-to-time, but that would still be rad.
Ideally I should be posting at the close of each day but as life/True Blood happens I can only do my best to keep up. Wednesdays are usually pretty lame for me since my boyfriend goes climbing and it’s my only night to watch junk TV (Teen Mom anyone?). So I tend to skip exercise in favour of couch lounging. Today I am proud to say was not (totally) like that. At lunch I played ultimate frisbee. I want to address Ultimate frisbee with one sentence: Dammit it’s hard work, especially with no subs. Oh and I also got smoked by a frisbee where my unibrow may be if I didn’t wax my eyebrows. Yes it was hilarious and you do not care if I’m okay.
When I returned from work I logged another half hour of circuit training with my Nike Training Club App and I am going to be sore tomorry.
- Walk to and from work: 1PT
- Dinner at home – 1PT
- Ultimate Frisbee – 1PT
- No Alcohol – 1PT
Bringing my total going into Thursday to 24PTS. I’m going to have to bring it tomorrow and Friday morning!
Today my blog got 100 hits! I know I’ve said this before but thanks again to everyone that reads my inane ramblings. I hope I help your week go by a little quicker.
Good news! I went shopping today and when I went to pay the cashier gave me 40% everything. Okay, there’s more to this story, my sister works at Anthropologie and I have a friends and family discount card. The thing is my discount card is only good for 25% off merch and the lady at the till in a sheer act of blind benevolence granted me the 40% discount. Thanks clothes genie!
I was going somewhere with that. Oh yeah. Since last year I’ve gown down a dress size at Urban Outfitters. Or is Urban Outfitters fitting larger as their market expands? Actually I prefer not to know.
Uber-bagged today but I did my best:
- AM Run 30 min – 2PTS
- Brought lunch to work – 1PT
- No snack from breakroom* – 1PT
- No alcohol – 1PT
- Under 1500 cal – 1PT
- Walk to and from work** – 1PT
*There was a treat today but it was DQ kids day and I had to help the children
** I had to meet my sis at Chinook today after work but I can assure you we did plenty walking
So going into Friday morning I have a measly 18PTS. If I make my morning run I will have worked out 5 times this week. That deserves a WOOT.
But not really.
Yesterday wasn’t my best showing but I try not to dwell so here’s a high level overview of what went wrong: Pizza.
There, now you know. I do want to add one more note though; I did cut the pizza slice in half. Which I have never done, ever and that deserves a Bravo. Question: Did I use that semi colon correctly? Let me know.
Here’s the damage:
- No snack from the break room – 1PT
- Dinner made at home – 1PT
- 30 min of circuit training – 1PT
- No alcohol – 1PT
Total: 4 PTS
Bringing my total for the week to, drum roll please, 11 PTS. Let’s just say I’ve done better and have high hopes for next week.
Have a great day!
Sorry folks. As of today I promise to post more regularly. I was aiming for a post each day Sunday – Friday and that is still my goal but due to weddings/out of town-ness I found myself thinking I should post but somehow … didn’t. This is also likely due to the complete disregard I have had for my point earning over the past 4 days. Yikes. That being said, and due to the fact that I ate unearned fries (*coughs* twice) over the weekend I will happily forgo any fry consumption this Friday and instead turn to the carrot stick.
I returned from a weekend wedding in Rocky Mountain house with the same disappointment/guilt as I do after a weekend of binge drinking, resolving to take the next few weeks off to straighten up and fly right. Thus I have returned to my health and wellness path and hope to stay on track for the next few days? Stay tuned.
I want to note that I never think I look hideous or would call myself fat. I have however been meaning to lose about 7-10 lbs for the last almost decade. In the past year I have made great, unintended strides. I fell in love with yoga and started practicing 3-4 times a week and that has done some great things for me, including toning and building muscle. However, there is still a pesky layer of, how do I say this without sounding like I have an eating disorder?… insoluble in water compounds kicking around in certain areas. So I’ve decided to sound the start pistol for this endeavour. I’m going to give myself about 4 weeks to get it done. If I do great, if not fine but it’s now a goal and being tracked by the couple hundred of you (HOLY CRAP THANK YOU!) that have read this.
That was a bit of a rant so if you made it through, congrats. If it lulled you to sleep then you’re welcome.
- Brought lunch to work- 1PT
- Ran at lunch (I hate doing this btw) 30 min- 2PT as it was before noon (love loop holes)
- No treat from the break room – 1PT
- No alcohol- 1PT
- Evening strength training 30 min – 1PT
- Below 1500 cal for the day- 1PT
I realize I added another category but I found this great Nike APP for circuit/strength training that I really wanted to try out and holy moly was it ever hard. If you’re looking for it, it’s called the Nike Training Club and it’s free for download in the Apple App Store.
No more big gulps for this guy…