Sunday, November 30, 2008

All about Goals...

First things first, let's see how I did on my goals this week...

by the way, b/c of how my workout journal is set up, I am counting my weeks from Monday to Sunday.  So, today is the end of my week.  :)

1.  4 days of cardio - DONE
Wed and Th - 30 minutes of cardio
Friday - 48 minutes of cardio
Saturday - 60 minutes of cardio

2.  2 days of weights - DONE
did arm workout 4 days... M, W, F, Su

3.  2 days of blogging - DONE
much more free time = much more blogging!

4.  log in food journal every day - NOT DONE
out of my daily schedule threw me off, I think.. didn't log  :(


1.  Cardio - 18 miles for the week

I am going to start thinking of my cardio in terms of miles.  I think this will help me move from walking to jogging more.  If I know I just need to do 60 minutes of cardio, I can just drift off and walk for 60 minutes.  But, I need something to push me to get more distance... that will push me to do more jogging, which I know I can do.  

2.  3 days of weights... Tu, Th, Sa

3.  2 days of blogging

4.  log food everyday

Cheers to meeting most of my goals!
Cheers to twenty five years!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

cardio?? on thanksgiving!?!?!

seriously... I need a gold star or something...  I just did cardio on Thanksgiving!  hahaha

Now, I gotta hit the shower and head over to my parents' house.  :)

Hope you all have a fab Thanksgiving!!

Cheers to yummy food!
Cheers to twenty five years!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

I'm rockin' my weekly goals!

so far, so good on the goals...

I am logging my food every day... if I keep that up, goal will be met.
I have blogged at least twice already... so that goal is met!
I have done two weight sessions... so that goal is met, too!
I have done one day of cardio and plan on doing that each day til Saturday, so that should be met as well.

I knew not having to work all week would get me in the mood for a kick ass week.  yessss!

After I shower in a few moments I'm going to make some white chocolate covered pretzels to bring to my parents' house tomorrow... yum!

Then, I'm going to work on a painting that is way over due for a friend... I shall post a picture of it when I'm done... for fun!

cheers to productive days!
cheers to twenty five years!

Monday, November 24, 2008

4th photo tag!

1. Pick the 4th folder on your computer
2. Pick the 4th picture
3. Explain the picture
4. Tag 4 more peeps

I tag anyone who would like to do it.

It is always nice to see another side of the runner/triathlete.

Alright... this is a picture of Trisha Yearwood... in concert last September.  My dad got tickets for him, my mom and me.  I enjoyed much more than I thought I would.  Damn, that girl can sing!

Cheers to sharing pictures!
Cheers to twenty five years!

workin' my arms

I really wanted to try this arm workout from Self Magazine... and I just did it!  I loved it!!!  Especially the last move... kill me now!  I think the angle of the last move is different from any other move I've done.  It just felt really different, but in a "wowzah, I need that move" kind of way.

Anyways, I went to Wal-Mart for groceries today... that place is already a mad house.  Have I ever mentioned that I live in Wal-Mart country... a.k.a. Northwest AR... home of Wal-Mart Home Office.  That's pretty errelevent information, but it gives you a little bit of a taste of what my WM shopping experience is like.  One minute I'm passing an old lady and the next I'm passing a group of WM vendors discussing their product and blah blah blah...  But those vendors are some of the best donations to everything in the area... ehem, including runs!!!  yay for free stuff, right!!?!?  Anyways, I went for groceries today and the place is totally stocked full of Turkey Day goodies.  I'm glad I got in and out on my lunch break.  :)

So, my boy-toy bought his lil sis a Wii for Christmas!!  We wanted to make sure that it worked  (mmm hmmmmmm, sure).  So, we hooked it up Friday night... popped open a bottle of wine and played Wii Sports.  FUN!  We are thinking about getting his mom the Wii Fit... anybody have that?  Heard any good things on that??

Cheers to my already sore arms...
Cheers to twenty five years...

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Weight a minute!!!

I stepped on the scale this morning... naked.  :)  It's been a long time since I've done the first-thing-in-the-morning-no-clothes weigh in, which is the way I usually like to do it.  But, I got some good news!!  I am now down 15 pounds!!!!  I can't believe it!!!

Plus, last week was the first day that somebody at work commented on my weight loss.  She asked me how many pounds I'd lost since school started (I'm a teacher).  I told her 13 pounds.  Then she asked, how are you doing it???  Weight Watchers??  I told her nope, I've been there and done that.  This time it's just me.  I'm just watching portion size, getting more fruits and veggies, and really trying to exercise more.  She went on and on about how great she thought that was.  And, then I told her that she was the first person to notice and thanks so much for commenting!!  She couldn't believe that... "you're kidding," she said "you look great!"  I did find out that she is my old size, so I'm going to give her by old pants... you know, the pants that I'm now able to take off without unbuttoning.  :)

So, let's get to the bad news... because it's there... lurking behind me.  I didn't meet all of my goals from last week....

1.  I only did two days of cardio... not four
2. I didn't lift weights AT ALL
3. I wrote my meals all but 1/2 of Tuesday
4. And I blogged one, not two days in the week.

So, I am going to attempt the same goals again this week.... shouldn't be hard.  I only work two days this week because of Thanksgiving Break!

Cheers to happy weigh in's...
Cheers to twenty five years...

Thursday, November 20, 2008

I like to move it, move it...

Alright... so far I'm on track with my goals this week BUT I forgot to write my meals for the last half of Tuesday.  I think that's ok... considering...

Right now I'm going to go change and get on the treadmill for 35 minutes while I watch VH1's top 100 90's songs... LOL

I almost talked myself out of working out tonight... but then I thought, NO NO NO!  Get your buns UP and MOVIN!

Cheers to workin' out to 90's tunes...
Cheers to twenty five years...

Sunday, November 16, 2008

don't go for second best, baby.

Did I mention that I saw Madonna a few weeks ago?  ok, yes... I know that I did.  But, talk about a bad ass chick to get you motivated, right!?  I didn't even have floor seats and I could see muscle definition from where I was... uh-maze-ing!

So, its about time I took that motivation and did something with it.  

I haven't lost any weight in the last few weeks... just maintained.  My diet hasn't been as great as it should be, but the vegetarian thing is still working for me. 

Got my books in... Slow Fat Triathlete is giving me even more inspiration and I'm really thinking about taking that plunge next year.

I was sick last week... a cold.  And, I think I could have stayed well had I been keeping up with my workouts as diligently as a month ago.  So, thought I'd get back to it with some simple goals to check off my list during the week...

Goals this week...

at LEAST four days of cardio... (30 minutes or more of walking)
two days of weight lifting
two days of blogging
6 days of logging... what I eat.  ;)

cheers to rockin' bodies...
cheers to twenty five years...