Life adventures through weight loss/maintenance

Thursday, March 11, 2010

2 full laps!

Well I did it. Wednesday I had a muscle moves class with Joe. He usually works us pretty hard working muscles we don't often work when Allison teaches the class. Its always nice to work something new, but I was nervous. I had to swim after muscle moves. But I got my new suite on, I tossed on my swim cap and goggles and slid slowly into the pool as to not make a big splash. I waited my turn and allowed enough space between me and the next person. And I did not only 1 but 2 full laps (100m - 1 lap is 50m) of the pool. I was careful as to not try and go to fast and over exert myself, and it worked again. Medium and steady will get me the strength to go the distance (375m). I am really so excited and I actually look forwards to going swimming next on Friday morning after Cardio Bosu class. Not that I am looking to win this try-a-tri at all, I will be happy as long as I am not last, that would actually break my spirit pretty bad actually. But my goal with this try-a-tri is to be somewhere in the middle of the pack. I've got lots of time to build up my strength to do just that.

For breakfast I didn't have time or patience to have Corn Flakes or eggs, so I just was lazy and went to my comfort breakfast food,

1/3 cup of Oatmeal w/ 1 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp of nutmeg, a 1/2 a banana sliced and halved, w/ a splash of skim milk. 6 oz of O.J.
At the office things were pretty quiet Wednesday. It's Thursday that I am in and out of the office a lot. This is what I packed,

My homemade coffee (1 cup of coffee 1/4 cup of skim milk and 1 tsp of white sugar). My finger is showing you how much coffee I actually have in my travel mug. I also had 1/2 cup of Astro plain yogurt, 1/3 cup of Kellogs all bran buds and 4 strawberries.

Seriously this is going to be a boring blog, I really have nothing to chat about between my food. I made my Wednesday lunch Monday night after I got home from Step & Pump class. This is just because otherwise I would never have the time do make my lunch and dinners for Tuesday Wednesday (as I am out of the house at 5:40am - 8:30pm). On the left is my wrap when I made it Monday night, all laid out and looking nice and delicious. On the right is my wrap wrapped up, and for obvious reasons you can't see whats in it . . . . cuz it's wrapped up, lol.

The wrap was 1 tbsp of Summer Fresh garlic hummus, 3 slices of shaved deli chicken, 1/2 cup of baby spinach, 1/2 cup of spring mix, and 1/4 of a red pepper wrapped in an Old ElPaso tortilla. Sided with 1/2 cup of red grapes and 1/2 of a royal gala apple.

I packed myself one snack, but I clearly haven't learned yet when packing my lunches that I need more calories to get me through the day with the deficit after burning calories while at the gym in the morning. I had to resort back to my I.C.E (In Case of Emergency) snack in my desk.

I packed 1/4 red pepper and 8 baby carrots. I had to dig out my Kashi Chewy Granola Bar - Peanut Peanut Butter flavour (I've learned I love the 7 grain almond ones, glad I don't keep them in my desk)

I was very excited for dinner. Mainly because I did not make it. The rice, well yeah I did make that, that is left overs from Monday night, but the rest, the rest was made by Kevin. I asked him ever so nicely that seeing as he was going to be home as of 4/4:30ish, if he could be ever so kind as to broil me and steam me some dinner. He obliged me. Thank you dear!

4 oz of broiled salmon, 1 cup of steamed broccoli and 1/4 cup of long grain and wild rice.
Total calories taken in 1,442, total allowed (i.e. I should have eaten that much - 1,820).

Total calories burned through muscle moves (40 mins strength training) 230 and swimming (10laps over 20 mins), 210 for a total of = 440.

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations on the laps!

    I DID NOT EAT THE LAST GRANOLA BAR! FYI, I bring my own from home but they are exactly like the ones at work. And, yes, I am addicted to granola.

    Such a high!



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